Design

Domino paper

Oiseaux & Feuillage

How beautiful is this handmade domino paper by A Paris chez Antoinette Poisson? Since 2012, Antoinette Poisson has been reinventing the artisanal savoir-faire of the “dominoterie” inspired by traditional 18th century techniques.

The social dilemma

We tweet, we like, and we share— but what are the consequences of our growing dependence on social media? This documentary-drama hybrid reveals how social media is reprogramming civilization with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations. 

In a time when technology has become our lifeline, it is more important than ever that we examine the role it plays in our lives and realign it with the interests of people, not profits.

Learn more about The Social Dilemma and Center for Humane Technology.

I really believed that I could do anything that I wished. And because I believed it… I did anything I wished.

– Milton Glaser

Remembering Milton Glaser

The most significant things are not verbal, they’re not narrative. They’re something else. They are in the realm of feeling, expression, and art. It’s one of the reasons that the design profession is worthwhile. Every once in a while, you really get an opportunity to make things better than they were before.

– Milton Glaser

Via AIGA.

If you want a golden rule that will fit everybody, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.

William Morris

The human mind

Because much human behavior is subconscious – that is, it occurs without conscious awareness – we often don’t know what we are about to do, say or think until after we have done it. It’s as if we had two minds: the subconscious and the conscious, which don’t always talk to each other. Not what you’ve been taught? True, nonetheless. More and more evidence is accumulating that we use logic and reason after the fact, to justify our decisions to ourselves (to our conscious minds) and to others. Bizarre? Yes, but don’t protest: enjoy it.

– Don Norman, The Design of Everyday Things

100% of customers are people.
100% of employees are people.
If you don’t understand people,
you don’t understand business.

– Simon Sinek

Massimo Vignelli on intellectual elegance

MV: When I talk about elegance, I mean intellectual elegance. Elegance of the mind.

DM: How would you define elegance of the mind?

MV: I would define intellectual elegance as a mind that is continually refining itself with education and knowledge. Intellectual elegance is the opposite of intellectual vulgarity. We all know vulgarity very well. Elegance is the opposite.

How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer, by Debbie Millman. Via Brain Pickings.