Department of Design

Curated by Timoni West.

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


September 18th, 2014

Danish movie poster for Ladyhawke, 1985.

September 17th, 2014

French movie poster for Ladyhawke. Who is the man on that horse?

Subway poster variant on the Ladyhawke American release poster, with a hilariously upbeat tagline.

Notice the green outline is even greener, and Broderick is even more cheery.

Ladyhawke original theatrical release poster, American. 1985, Warner Bros./ 20th Century Fox. Check out that green outline around Broderick. Why?

A Visual Guide to Packing a Backpack, by Tortuga bags. I’m considering getting one for my trip. Does anybody have feedback about them?

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 |

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




My favourite part of the movie.

Goddamnit, I nearly spit cereal all over my computer.

Oh god

God knows

(via themarysue)