Coastermatic Collections, Winter 2013
It’s been a crazy few weeks. I moved to SF and have been scurrying to get Coastermatic Collections out the door in time for Thanksgiving.
Collections is the latest in Coastermatic projects: 4 sets of coasters designed by clever people each quarter. Above is the premiere edition, which features these awesome people (from top left):
Still have a little ways to go with the site, but I’ll be taking photos with my sweet light tent set up tomorrow.
But the 8-hour workday is too profitable for big business, not because of the amount of work people get done in eight hours (the average office worker gets less than three hours of actual work done in 8 hours) but because it makes for such a purchase-happy public. Keeping free time scarce means people pay a lot more for convenience, gratification, and any other relief they can buy. It keeps them watching television, and its commercials. It keeps them unambitious outside of work.
We’ve been led into a culture that has been engineered to leave us tired, hungry for indulgence, willing to pay a lot for convenience and entertainment, and most importantly, vaguely dissatisfied with our lives so that we continue wanting things we don’t have. We buy so much because it always seems like something is still missing. —
Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed (via felicefawn)
Wow, never thought about it that way before.
(Source: beccap, via garychou)
I made a light tent! Now I can take fancy photos of coasters! (These ones are by Kate Bingaman-Burt)
Big thanks to Darren Rowse’s post How to Make An Inexpensive Light Tent – DIY, it was a huge help.
ps. Working on a redesign of coastermatic.com. I’m launching Coastermatic Collections: 4 sets of super cool coasters, designed by really clever people.
Cooking up some wireframes, a new coastermatic.com is in the works!