Two people are always on offense.
- When the offense scores, both players score a point and the scorer switches with the defender.
- When the defender gains possession of the ball, he/she scores a point; ball goes back to the offense at the top of the arc.
- Play until a preset score limit, win by two.
Simple isn’t it? If the players are good, the game might lean towards offense too much, at which point, you could raise the points given to the defense. I’m not very good, so when we play, this works out pretty well.
These glasses are shaped in such a way that when the condensed water drips down the side and wets the table, it leaves an imprint of a cherry blossom. Such a simple and elegant solution, I wonder why more people don’t do it.
“Stain is a set of a teacups designed to improve through use.”
By artist Bethan Wood, these teacups stain at an uneven pace so that some parts of the cup turn brown more quickly than other parts. The end result is a beautiful design demonstrating how products can age gracefully too.
Labels: artifact design
Paper in Pen
You know all those situations when you have a pen but no paper (and your hand quickly becomes paper)? Or when you have paper but no pen? Well, now you can lose both at the same time. Interesting idea, if only pens didn’t last forever and the roll of paper probably will run out in a week.
Product Page (via geekologie via Gizmodo)
Magnetic Clothes Hangers
Elegant alternative to the hook but it’s tough when all houses are built with closet poles and hook hangars are
dime dollar a dozen.
Lego Sofa for all those awkwardly shaped New York apartments
It… just… doesn’t… look… comfortable…
No MadeDesign (via Notcot via Spluch via Gizmodo)
Book Pillow, or Boollow
The modern day camouflage, a pillow in the shape of a book.
Product Page (via Nerd Approved via The Uber-Review via Gizmodo)
Inevitably, sticky-notes start to pile up, and I have nightmares of drowning in the trade mark 3M yellow... Ok, I kid. The stickies do start to collect though, with very low grade “I’ll get to it some day” task littered throughout the wall. While I know which stickies have been chillin’ for a while, I wish there was an easily visually noticeable way.
What if you had a pen that drew lines that changed color over time? Logarithmic would probably make more sense:
In 24 hours, the color changes from black to blue
In 10 days, the color changes from blue to green
In 100 days, the color changes from green to red
You could instantaneously tell when something was written, and my desk space would have a hint of color to break away from monotone cubicle.
(note, the picture is not my office)
Raising the prices is a perfectly sensible business decision since chances are, your bar would be overwhelmed with customers cherishing one of the few (and possibly the only) drinking festivities. People will be drinking beer faster than the keg can flow, and you’ll probably be making twice what you make on an average night. Good business decision right?
Let’s look at this the other way around. What if you consider Saint Patrick’s Day to be an opportunity to not make money, but serve more new customers? It’s the perfect opportunity to grow your customer base. Instead of overcharging everyone for drinks, which everyone expects, surprise them by having good specials and bringing in the best DJ in town. Make your bar the cheap and happening place on St. Patrick’s Day, and you will be sure to have converted some new comers into regular patrons. Sure you won’t make as much money on that day, but you just increased your income for the rest of the year.
Sometimes the best business decisions aren’t measured by the most obvious parameters or aren’t measurable at all, but don’t try to make money, try to make customers and the money will follow.