Google Maps 8-bit for NES

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April Fools ! Too good Google.

Google Maps is now available for 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment Systems (NES). Availability in Google Store is TBD but you can try it on your browser by going to and clicking “Quest” in the upper right hand corner of the map.

Yarn Bombing Street Art


I’ve just discovered the wonderful art of yarn bombing on My Modern Met. So super great.

Magda Sayeg, known as the “mother of yarn bombing,” founded Knitta Please in 2005 and now works fulltime to bring life to this skillful artform. Ironically, she admittedly rarely knits. She said that her main motivation is, “To encourage others to create and participate. I love it when another artist’s work inspires me to rethink my surroundings, my job, my life.”

Join The Dark Side Burger


This made me laugh.

To promote the release of Star Wars: Episode I in 3D, fast-food chain ‘Quick’ offers a unique culinary journey with the launch of three Phantom Menace-themed burgers: Jedi, Dark and Dark Vador.

From 31 January to 5 March 2012, Star Wars fans are able to choose their side of ‘The Force’ by purchasing these burgers with customized toppings.  The burgers are available at Quick outlets in France. Bon appétit!

(via Huffington Post)

The ‘Sweet Tweet’ Clock

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This is wonderful.

UK-based brand communications agency Uniform specially designed a cuckoo clock that gives out a gumball every time the agency gets a new follower on Twitter. The ‘Sweet Tweet’ clock is a physical app that connects Uniform’s studio to its Twitter followers.

When the agency gets a new follower, ‘Sweet Tweet’ alerts and rewards the agency’s staff by: making a train whistle-like sound, and dispensing a bubble gum treat in real time. A reply-tweet is also sent to the new follower with a link to the ‘Sweet Tweet’ video and a message that says: “Thanks for following us, you just set a gumball free.”

Follow Uniform at @uniformtweets, and reward the staff.

(via Design Taxi)

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore


A wonderfully beautiful children’s book for the iPad.

The award-winning short film “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” is now an interactive narrative experience bluring the line between picture books and animated film. Author William Joyce is an accomplished illustrator and animator who’s published New Yorker covers, won a bunch of Emmys, created character designs for some of Pixar’s first animated classics, and worked on many others for Dreamworks and Disney. Phew, no wonder this is so good.

The interface design is subtle, every page has some wonderful feature embedded into it that you have to find for yourself. The book invites you to play and explore and be curious.

Read more at Fast Co Design or buy in the iTunes App Store for $4.99.

Veronika Paluchova


Designer Veronika Paluchova takes inspiration from natural materials, working mainly with wood and combining with simple shapes and lines. Some lovely objects. See more of her projects on Designeast.