Department of Design

Curated by Timoni West.

Primarily focused on product design, technology, cognitive psychology, and the brain. Also—pretty pictures, sometimes moving.

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September 14th, 2014
September 12th, 2014

Embedded in the work harder, earn more ethos is an unspoken, unhealthy and inaccurate implication: suffering (working “hard”) is equivalent to value creation.

The problem here is not-so-much in that it forces people to work more than they need to, although that is unhealthy and damaging in itself. The real crime here is that this belief obscures what is truly important in earning more: creating tangible value in the world and having a bigger impact.

September 11th, 2014

Vernetti, by Keith Davis Young.

Yosuke Ohnishi (1982), via palmandlaser.

September 10th, 2014
Burnout is about resentment," Mayer told the audience at 92Y. "[Preventing it is] about knowing yourself well enough to know what it is you’re giving up that makes you resentful.

How Google’s Marissa Mayer Prevents Burnout | Entrepreneur.com

I don’t agree with Mayer about everything, but I agree about this.

Entrepreneur BJ Cunningham invested his life savings to create and market an additive-free smoking product called Death. He founded the Enlightened Tobacco Company in 1991. DIts product disclosed its hazardous nature by prominently displaying skull and crossbones on its outer package and came in two varieties; Death, and Death Lights. (Wikipedia.)

Black skull, by Justin Kane. 2010.

September 8th, 2014

asgardiangods:

elizabethplaid:

baker-street-prostitutes:

My favourite part of the movie.

Goddamnit, I nearly spit cereal all over my computer.

Oh god

God knows

(via themarysue)

palmandlaser:

Ryo Ohshita (1982)

Ryo Ohshita (1982)

September 7th, 2014

Accurate

(Source: agridul, via 2087)

(Source: hexeosis, via 2087)

galactic-castle:

Lil’ something I made awhile back for anamanaguchi! ☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆