I put a bright pink sticker on my handlebars as I reminder to wear my helmet. I leave my bike on the porch and simply used to hang my helmet on the bike, until I found one of these inside it one day:

BLEGGH. I brought my helmet inside to avoid the grossness but have found that I ocassionaly forget to bring it. Another option I had considered was putting the helmet in an obviously visible place like right by the door but I wanted to get as close to the original, direct, and foolproof helmet-on-bike relationship as possible. This seems to be working for now.

This is just my example of a reminder, it could be modified to your own uses. Remember that the main idea is to create an object/object or object/action pairing relationship to closely resemble the original intended situation. Th example above of putting my helmet by the door didn’t work because I broke the relationship of using the bike itself as a situational reminder. The door has nothing to do with riding my bicycle, and I found that I would just forget to hang my helmet up there.

I’ve been incredibly busy as of lately. Here’s two projects I’ve been working on; a cardboard icosohedron lantern and my first attempt at plaster mold-making and wax casting. Expect more detailed updates later. Off to California for my sister’s wedding this weekend. Until then.

Went to the thrift store yesterday and saw some interesting products.

This was my favorite. It’s a Kodak 35mm compact camera that folds into its own compact case. Why aren’t more electronics like this?

Ok I wouldn’t call this really inspiring, just… something. It’s a folding table with a built-in outlet. Any idea what this is used for?

This is an entertainment console. I appreciated the simple joinery and doesn’t rely on any complex hardware to put it together.