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Polyester appliances by Do-Ho Suh

Posted on Oct 15, 2013 in Art, Quotidien things


Amazing 1:1 sculptures of apartment appliances made from sheet polyester by artist Do-Hu Suh. (via Colossal)


DIY Emergency phone charger (from a cordless drill!!)

As far as I’m concerned, every third adult needs to know how to do this in a pinch, otherwise we’re all fucked.

The Brannock Device

Posted on Apr 1, 2013 in Clothing, History, Quotidien things, Tools

Having a child means endlessly buying clothes. Why I have not abandoned my career to take advantage of this constantly rejuvenating and replenishing market says something I guess. Anyway… My son was getting fitted for shoes and I found myself staring down at the ubiquitous shoe measurer dingus and it occurred to me for the first time that that dingus is a real product with a story and I noticed that it has a name: “Brannock Device.” Oh joy! What a name for such a thing that I have known my whole life but never considered! You can read about the product which dates to the late 20s on their site here. It’s interesting to consider what an inexact science shoe fitting was until the time of its invention and therefore what a profound impact it has had on the mass production of shoes by standardizing measurement and providing consumer demographic data to manufacturers via retailers.

Also, super thumbs up to the web designers for Brannock for that animation on the home page nav hover. Pretty sweet.

Downtown blackout photos

Posted on Nov 2, 2012 in Lighting, New York, Photography, Quotidien things

The nytimes.com has a great gallery of photos from the nights downtown without power.

The ubiquitous Solo Cup is graduated– who knew?

Posted on Jun 8, 2012 in Food, Product, Quotidien things

I love this and I had no idea. Via Buzzfeed.

“Everything is amazing now & nobody’s happy” — Louis C.K.

Posted on May 7, 2012 in People, Quotidien things

Excellent stuff on the state of technology and consumer response. He’s right. Why?

Disposable pen dispenser

Posted on May 2, 2012 in Antiques, Endless stuff, Quotidien things

Remember these? There’s one in the Pratt library. I always love seeing it.