timoni.org – A practical boarding pass redesign – Timoni Grone details the redesign of a boarding pass, factoring in the needs of the passenger and the airport staff. This is what good design entails – function, not just making things ‘look pretty’.
Posted on several design blogs already, but worth mentioning nonetheless. I love it because it conveys precisely the information it needs to and nothing more. Because it’s Paul Rand. (via Monoscope)
My friend Kristian, a talented artist and soon to become a fantastic teacher, turned 30 a couple of weeks ago. After hunting for an age trying to find a good birthday present for such a milestone, I finally discovered Domestic’s website and knew that one of their vinyl pieces would be perfect. Not too expensive, either, though the postage adds a slight pang and doesn’t appear to be particularly swift (as my order still hasn’t arrived yet).
Another gift I’d highly recommend ? at least, If your intended recipient is a chocolate addict like me ? is just about anything from l’Artisan du Chocolat. In particular, their liquid salted caramels are incredible; they do remind me of a certain South Park song, though!