These are totally fun. Via BB
A simple piece of software got us through the dark ages of computing before the Internet allowed us to waste company time more effectively. Now you can reconnect with this old friend on the other side of the computer screen. Solitaire.exe is a physical pixel-for-pixel recreation of the popular computer card game included in the Windows 98 operating system.
They were made in an edition of 500 for The Cooper-Hewitt, now sold out.
The original Microsoft Solitaire card faces were designed by Susan Kare for Windows 3.0 in 1990. The beach scene card back was designed by Leslie Kooy. The original developer of the game itself (called Sol.exe) is Wes Cherry. Used with permission from Microsoft.
Gift Couture will offer high-quality wrapping paper sets that feature original photography and design. Their main goal is to produce unique papers that coordinate together into conceptualized themes and sets.
This is exemplified in the Cheeseburger set that they chose to use as this initial project. This includes 5 different wrapping paper designs; a bun, hamburger, cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes, all of the components of a Cheeseburger!
I do prefer wrapping with newspaper or something recycled, but this is fun. It’s on Kickstarter right now. $584 of the $7900 goal.
Related: Qrapping Paper
Another great one from Nalden.
If you’re on Twitter, you may have noticed that some accounts display a blue “Verified Badge” on their bio (mine does). It’s used to establish authenticity of well known accounts so users can trust tweets are legit. Now, the infamous verified status symbol enters the real world. Verify yourself offline.
All that verification is just 15 Euros! Very clever.
Do you hate having to write artist statements (or find reading them to be funny sometimes)? This is awesome.
Oh my, words can not describe this video. Genius. Major props to my friends at Jawbone on their latest marketing promotion for the Jambox (and The Jamchain, which is a hilarious and awesome accessory). Watch for a laugh, including areference to basically every meaningful (and trendy) web startup in San Francisco right now.
If you use the coupon code JAMCHAIN you’ll receive a free JamChain with your order of a Jambox, while supplies last.