I Heart the Hover Board

Curator: Michael Freimuth
date: July 31, 2014
Categories: Design in Film, Product Design
Tags: Film, product, sports

I’m a huge nerd. I reflexively try to hide it, but it comes through if you’re looking in the right places or catch me at the right (wrong?) time. Or if you’re my girlfriend. I’m into science fiction, and always have been. What does this mean? That typically you can find me wandering over to the Manga section in Barnes & Noble, or reading novels set in dystopian futures and/or in outer space (Red Rising, anyone)? And ‘science’ movies? Let’s. Not. Even. Start.

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An Unsexy Classic: The Oreck XL

Curator: Joey Cofone
date: December 18, 2013
Categories: Advertising, Brand & Identity Design
Tags: joey cofone, product
An unsexy solution for an unsexy task—and it worked.

I grew up seeing commercials for the Oreck XL. Every time they came on TV, I couldn’t understand how they competed with all the sexy vacuum cleaners out there—the ones with clear colored tubes, spaceship fenders and wavy curves that would make the Kardashians jealous.
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Svpply app: Allan Yu

Curator: Randy J. Hunt
date: August 16, 2012
Categories: Brand & Identity Design, Experience Design, Typography
Tags: App, Color, commerce, interaction, ipad, iPhone, minimal, product, shopping
The iOS apps from social shopping site Svpply are lessons in “just enough.” Brand consistency, smart interactions and a great frame to set the stage for high quality photos of interesting products, these apps just plain feel good.
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Agenda app for iPhone: savvy apps

Curator: Randy J. Hunt
date: August 14, 2012
Categories: Information Design, Typography
Tags: App, calendar, dates, interaction, ipad, iPhone, mac, new aesthetic, product, productivity

Agenda - A Better Calendar for iOS with Today's Date from Ken Yarmosh on Vimeo.

Agenda, a solid calendar app for iPhone and iPad by savvy apps, is beautiful and fast, and feels like a designer’s minimal dream date. But more than its “less UI,” Agenda is an important part of a design conversation that’s been unfolding for many months.
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Best Made Company emails

Curator: Randy J. Hunt
date: August 13, 2012
Categories: Advertising, Book & Magazine Design, Brand & Identity Design
Tags: classic, email, marketing, minimal, newsletter, product, simple
Marketing is hard. Emails are hard. Marketing emails are double-hard. Best Made Company does it so well. First, expectations are set right from the sign-up screen, where subscribers are promised “compelling stories & useful information.”
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