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Things needing a redesign

posted by Jason Kottke   Mar 18, 2009

A couple of months ago, Jessica Helfand posted a list of 10 things that needed to be redesigned. Her list included the hearse, plastic packaging, and IRS forms. Fast Company recently asked a few other designers what they thought was in need of fixing.

How about it? What would you like to see redesigned? (More than one-line answers appreciated.)

Distressing kit

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 17, 2008

Make new stuff look old with the Making Memories Distressing Kit.

Designed to use on everything from paper to embellishments this distressing kit is the first and only of its kind. Kit includes: sanding block with three grits steel wool-2 pads emery board-3 boards each with different grit stipple brush foam brushes 1 and 2 wide chalk-3 colors ink sponges-3 colors exclusive edge scraper bone folder aging dye-2 single use pouches paint comb pounce wheel chalk brushes-3 sandpaper-3 sheets (1 each of fine medium and coarse grit). It's compact portable and stocked to the hilt with all the tools you'll need to sand scrape stipple and sponge your way to shabby chicness.

Jessica Helfand has some thoughts on making the new look old.

The Dispassionate Statistician

posted by Jason Kottke   Nov 06, 2003

Jessica Helfand takes the piss out of Edward Tufte in The Dispassionate Statistician.