3M used 25,000 post its, 75 rolls of that blue painter tape, and a whole bunch of other stuff to make this wildly complicated Rube Goldberg machine that’s actually really fun to watch. Unlike other Rube Goldberg machines, it’s not totally obvious how it’ll progress from one level to the next, like a slow burn where…
You can plaster Post-Its everywhere to help you remember things. But a band called the Family Bones has used them in a much less utilitarian way—they took 25,000 of the stickies to make a wonderfully sweet music video for the song "If You Ever Need Someone."
So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn't possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn't worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case.
These little "Leaf-It" bookmark Post-Its could technically work with any book, but I'm going to start with The Giving Tree. From Apree designer Sangwoo Nam, they've made the jump from concept to product. And they come on branches:
I'm sure this concept design for a Post-It note dispenser shaped like a rifle is a joke, but I don't get it. I mean, how are you supposed to kill someone with Post-It notes?? It makes no sense! [Yanko Design]
In the years that Post-its have existed alongside laptops, there hasn't been a single alternative to pasting the sticky papers around screen bezels. Right? Not quite, but no one told that to this contestant on ABC's Shark Tank.
Look at you, Mr. Bamboo drive. You're so eco-forward, abandoning plastic for a renewable resource. But wait, is that paper I see? You're not going to write on that, are you??
Eepybird, the same company that brought you a series of professional level Diet Coke and Mentos clips, have created an equally if not more remarkable video of 280,951 Post-its submitting to gravity while simultaneously creating some sort of new genre of office art. It's worth a click...and then another. [via ]