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The Novelty Effect and Van Gogh’s Ear

Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of June 8th brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.

The Novelty Effect: Why a new high-tech tool makes you suddenly more productive or creative — until it doesn’t.

Neither Confirm Nor Deny: How a sunken nuclear submarine, a crazy billionaire, and a mechanical claw gave birth to a phrase that has hounded journalists and lawyers for 40 years

How Rave Influences A New Generation Of Artists: Daze celebrates the modern wave of rave-influenced art that’s getting gallerygoers’ hands in the air.

AnyRoad: A global platform for unique tours from the world’s best professional tour guides.

Bonfire: The easiest way to stay up to date with people around you.

Gametime: Last minute tickets to sporting events at incredibly low prices.

Van Gogh’s Ear: A bioartist has ‘grown’ a living replica of Vincent Van Gogh’s ear using cells taken from a living relative of the Dutch painter.

Why Saint Laurent Invitations Are Collectible Art Editions: Hedi Slimane’s growing series of invitation booklets for Saint Laurent encapsulates the designer’s goal to mutate the contemporary culture of Los Angeles with Parisian haute tradition and craft.

Times New Roman: Times New Roman was designed for The Times in 1931 and is one of the most recognised fonts in the world. Whether you like it or not, it is not a font to be ignored.

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