Calm.com: listen to the sounds of nature

Robert Raimon Roy Reader Find

By Robert Raimon Roy in Cool Websites on Monday 3 December 2012

My top website pick is also the most minimal. Stare into an empty field and listen to the sounds of nature when you can’t IRL. This is meditation for the digital native.

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Floating shelf conceals 23mm-thick drawer

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Saturday 25 August 2012

Now is this genius or what? Designed by Torafu Architects, the Clopen is a minimalistic wafer-like floating shelf with a covert 23mm drawer for secret objects you don’t want anyone to find. To up the ninja factor you could probably hide shurikens in there for one of these emergency domestic situations.

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Minimalistic mental disorder posters by Patrick Smith

Dean Christ Reader Find

By Dean Christ in New Design on Thursday 8 March 2012

Info-graphics and witty illustrations have been all the rage since IBM’s Smart Planet campaign. So it’s refreshing to see someone create some smart posters for actual positive change. Mental disorders are difficult enough to explain in words, but by using intelligent colour and shape choices, Patrick Smith makes sense of these conditions. The result are intuitive and instantly understandable minimalist posters that get to the core of these mental disorders. Guess it doesn’t work if you’re colourblind.

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