I loved this essay so much, on Braille. Stephen Kusisto is a beautiful writer (I recommend his memoir, Planet of the Blind). More recently, a NYT magazine article covered the subject of Braille. I’ve always been drawn to it–my grandmother had a clipboard, on which she hand-poked braille letters onto paper, with a metal stencil […]

HAITI: Design Aid

Thanks to designer Lena Corwin for links to designers/shops donating to Haiti relief. Please let us know if you hear of additional shops/companies that are putting proceeds to this effort. gallery hanahou 20% of sales from the upcoming 20/10 vision show will be donated. (i have a print in this show, along with some of my […]


If we could only choose one room in a home to stealthily spy on, we’d choose the one with the desk. We’re not alone; lots of sites feature desk porn. But this feature, WORKBENCH, from SEED Magazine caught our attention, with the beauty of Oliver Sack’s desk exposed. You can find the interview, in which he […]


Be on time–with style.  You can download this fliqlo screensaver for your computer and phone![photos via designsponge and swissmiss]


Happy New Year! If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to roll up your sleeves and get dirty, here’s a good place to start. Look at this gorgeous dirt poster designed by Roland Reiner Tiancgo. The text emerges only after you cover the paper with “dirt” (click on image to enlarge). For the right person, […]