The growler is the beer-geek accessory of the moment. The refillable jug keeps beer fresh from the tap for days—the perfect solution for persnickety imbibers who prefer to savor their favorite microbrews at home. And now those same aficionados can tote a container befitting their discerning tastes: a slipcast ceramic bottle that perfectly complements their perfectly faded A.P.C. jeans.
Time zones be damned, every point on earth experiences daytime in nighttime differently. For example, if you're on the eastern or western edge of a time zone, sunsets might be an hour off. And all throughout the year, the periods of dusk and dawn are changing all the time, so that even the daylight you do get feels totally different. Artist Bradley Pitts has created a beautiful calendar system that acknowledges all this temporal weirdness.
Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf? Book designers, apparently.
How else to explain the insipid imagery that fronts so many of her books? Here’s Mrs. Dalloway illustrated by a pensive woman in pastels. Here’s To The Lighthouse illustrated by a pensive woman in pastels. And here’s A Room of One’s Own illustrated by—yep—a pensive woman in pastels. What a shame that the thought and imagination inside of Woolf's books aren't reflected on the outside.
Box cutters are indispensable to countless retail employees, and yet they’re dangerously sharp, difficult to grip, and have barely a safety feature, unless you count the retracting function. We hereby bring you a revolution in box cutting (yes, seriously): a tool that not only is more ergonomic (it has a protective wraparound handle) but safer—it’s the first of its kind to use a ceramic blade, which is safe to touch when idle.
From a first-grader curious about how a clock works, to a designer who needs to make a quick-and-dirty mockup of an in-development gadget, we could all use a little help when it comes to understanding and manipulating our interactive world. Two designers at Seattle-based Teague, Matt Wolfe and Adam Kumpf, think their open-source electronics kit called Teagueduino can go one step further—turning anyone into a machine-creating, robot-making, game-designing whiz.