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In Praise Of Missing Out and the Lawn Order

Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of August 23rd brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.


In Praise Of Missing Out: A beautiful read on the merits of missing out in a culture paralyzed by fear of it and the psychological value of our unlived lives.

Lawn Order: Grass may be a plant, but a lawn is a designed object.

Play Is No Longer The Opposite Of Work: Offices shouldn’t be a place where people go to log hours, they should be a place where ideas and creativity are supported.

Why You’re Biased About Being Biased: As much as we may want to believe that thinking positively will lead to positive outcomes, the opposite might be true.


The Everything Machine: Use a simple programming language to connect, control, and play with all the sensors and tools. Put the camera, microphone, speaker, screen, gyroscope, and light to work for you.

Phylter: A new software project initiated by a group of computer scientists from Tufts University, monitors brain activity in an effort to screen out low-priority messages, such as texts or emails, when it senses that the mind is already occupied by a challenging or important situation.

Rizon: An app that gives you precise Golden Hour data in the palm of your hand from anywhere in the world.


Why Are Artists So Drawn To Disney?: Banksy’s ‘Dismaland’ is set to open this month – what is it that attracts creatives to reference the cult theme park slash animation house?

The Computer Art Of 1960s Yugoslavia: As art critic Radoslav Putar wrote of NT in 1970, “They have all dreamt of the machines—and now the machines have arrived.

Trump’s Branding: Steve Heller takes on Donald Trump’s overall branding choices: “Donald Trump’s typography is a lot like Trump himself: full of attitude yet devoid of character.”

Levi Brooks is the CEO/Co-founder of Use All Five.
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