Zipline

It seems that when drones are in the press, it’s often through a negative lens – stories about attaching them to guns, or obstructing first responders, even crashing into the Whitehouse lawn every now and then. Here’s a great story from Fast Company about Zipline who use drones to help deliver blood to remote hospitals in Rwanda. The accompanying video is great too.

The Olivetti Pattern Series Notecards

A new stationery offering from the good people at Princeton Architectural Press, this box of Olivetti Pattern Series Notecards celebrates the iconic and revered writing tool with four distinctive patterns made on the classic Olivetti Lettera 32. Nicely done with classic red-and-black printing on off-white paper, these cards are the perfect all-occasion notecard for any typo-phile, design afficionado, aspiring writer, and all fans of printed type on paper. The box includes 3 each of 4 cards & envelopes, for a total of 12 notecards and 12 envelopes. 5.5 x 7 inches. [See More]

Alto’s Adventure

Before a recent flight, I downloaded Alto’s Adventure: An endless snowboard odyssey, and ended up being glad I had. It’s sort of a side-scrolling racing platform game, although this one generally scrolls diagonally from the upper left to the lower right, as you glide down mountainsides. And there aren’t stages per se, just new tasks and challenges to achieve on potentially endless downhill rides. The ride is only over when you crash, essentially. The gameplay is interesting in how little you need to do control-wise to achieve the goals – its minimal there too. [Read More]

Grids & Guides Pencils

Grids & Guides: 12 Pencils for Visual Thinkers is a nicely made pencil set from Princeton Architectural Press, and is a great companion to their Grids & Guides notebook series. The box set includes 12 hexagonal, sharpened pencils in total – 6 graphite and 6 blue – and a small plastic multipurpose straight-edge ruler with die-cut circle stencils from 1/8″ to 1″, inches, centimeters, and a 90 degrees angle on the corner. [See More]

Grids & Guides Gray

Grids & Guides Gray: A Notebook for Visual Thinkers is the latest in a series of useful and inspiring notebooks from Princeton Architectural Press. Much like the other cloth-covered notebook offerings from the Grids & Guides series, this title includes an assortment of graph paper and grid varieties, and it also includes nice charts, infographics, and tables… [Read More]

Money Shot

US currency might be one of most heavily traded currencies in the world, but if you travel you’ll discover a lot of other countries have much cooler currency from a design standpoint. Australian money looks like it’s from the future, each note design for each dollar value looks totally different, and you can swim with it in your pocket. Check out the new Australian $5 note. Via Fast Co.Design.