Screwhead and Dovetail Tape

Shift designers Richard Shed and Sam Johnson created these tape rolls for last year's London Design Festival. They are both a tongue-in-cheek look at modern versus traditional structural solutions. Conceptual explorations aside, they make for some fun packaging. Limited availability, contact Richard Shed for more information. Thanks, Greg!

Braille Playboy

Although its funding was cut off for a time in 1985, issues of Playboy printed in braille have been published by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped since 1970. No, it doesn't include the pictures (reinforcing the old joke about reading the magazine for the articles), but it still might be the world's only government-sponsored conceptual art project. via MIT Advertising …

Flocks

Sweaters made by Flocks, the brainchild of Dutch fashion designer Christien Meindertma are exciting to me for a multitude of reasons. Here are two. First, my father is Dutch and I’m always excited to meet people with obtuse Dutch names doing obtuse things with their lives. Second, in my undergraduate years, I studied agricultural journalism and worked for the World Dairy Expo. In the end, …