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The NoPhone allows you to stay connected with the real world

Phone addiction is real and troublesome. Fortunately, there is a solution: the NoPhone. The NoPhone is a recently funded Kickstarter project that aims to bring back dinners with friends and reduce dinners with phones. NoPhones are designed for phone addicts who want to reconnect with the real world. Since the NoPhone isn’t powered by a battery, there is no need to suffer from the anxiety that comes with not knowing how long it will last.

This shatterproof, toilet-proof phone alternative costs $12 on the website. If you’re a phone addict, it’s a small price to pay for minimizing your chances of being that distracted person on the road who doesn’t hit the gas at a green traffic light right away. Incredible!

NoPhone

What good shall I do this day?

What’s just as exciting as taking things out of your old wallet and putting them in a new one?! Decorating your office workspace, of course. While I was searching for new decor for my work area, I found this enamel steel sign by Best Made Company. I found it five minutes ago and I think it’s so fabulous I had to share it with you right away. LOOK AT IT. Now buy it (or at least ask yourself this question every morning).

What good shall I do this day?

“What Are You Doing After The Orgy?” and other important books

Often times, my search for specific library books yields greater discoveries: books with ridiculous or unintentionally hilarious titles. In case you already mastered basic square dance techniques, there’s a book that can take your skills to the next level. If you’re wondering how to do nothing with nobody all alone by yourself, there’s a book for that, too.

I love the library.

Other Important Books

Mark Bloom published a book of his design work and it is fabulous

Graphic designer Mark Bloom (aka Mash Creative) has a new book that’s worthy of being on top of the coffee table book pile. It’s called 15/115 and it’s a collection of posters, logos, and other design projects he worked on from 1998 to 2013. He kindly sent over a copy, which I flipped through briefly before stopping to get a snack (yogurt with three fruit flavors) for double enjoyment. Each project is presented beautifully. Each project is awesome. Each project fills me with design envy. Please check it out.

15/115 by Mark Bloom

Look at that fluorescent orange!

15/115 by Mark Bloom

The Really Useful London Tube Poster is a part of the Really Useful poster series. To check out the other ones, get the book!

15/115 by Mark Bloom

One of my favorite designs featured in the posters section.

15/115 by Mark Bloom

Logos for years (no really, Mark Bloom designed a lot of logos).

15/115 by Mark Bloom

The State of the Obvious is a collection of objects that (not to state the obvious) simply state the obvious.

A creative way to get started with creative stuff

The Art of Getting Started by Lee Crutchley provides ways for creative people to get started with their work when it’s just one of those days. The book comes with all kinds of fun activities that can help you get the creative juices flowing, so if you’re often sitting at your desk like Nicolas Cage does in that one scene in Adaptation, this book might be for you. Feel free to reward yourself with a muffin after the work is done, too!

The Art of Getting Started by Lee Crutchley The Art of Getting Started by Lee Crutchley The Art of Getting Started by Lee Crutchley

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