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It’s impossible to overstate industrial designer Dieter Rams’ influence on today’s designers – just look at the work of Apple’s Jonathan Ives. A young Singaporean designer was so inspired by Rams that he curated an exhibit where 10 like-minded designers created posters visualising the German legend’s venerated 10 principles of good design.
The images range from reverential (a sketch of Rams’s built-to-last Vitsoe shelves for “Good design is environmentally friendly”) to borderline baffling (a pair of speaker-shaped boobs for “Good design is aesthetic”).
eBay has launched the Inspiration Shop, a shoppable storefront on New York’s Park Avenue. Featuring products chosen by top trendsetters, the collection includes handy QR codes that shoppers can scan and purchase using the eBay app. (Tx Patrick in NY)
It’s yet another example of mobile technology blurring the lines between online and offline.
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unwanted Pregnancy has created Bedsider.org, a service design solution for birth control awareness.
The website is packed with interactive tools on birth control methods, educational and entertaining animated clips (complete with dancing condoms) and video clips of people sharing their real-life sex and birth control stories.
The campaign also offers fun and helpful SMS reminders, like: “5 years ago today Justin Timberlake’s SexyBack was the #1 song in the US. Look who’s bringing sexyback now: it’s all you. Better take that pill.”