Mark H


San Francisco, CA, USA

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  • "I'm not as interested in the printer as I am with the paper. I'm sure there are others who also want 100% adhesive coverage post-it notes. (Insert origin of Scotch tape name here).But of course, that tape is already available. The "Post-it Full Adhesive Roll" might be out of stock at the two places I checked, but there's "Post-it Labeling Tape 695" is. Note that for some reason, it's different from 3M 395 tape."
    on: Amazon Co-Opts Crowdfunding Model to Launch "Smart" Sticky Note Printer
  • "Rain, what is it about this makes you consider it an e-bike? Is it that the design cues (pretty bare frame, no plastic body panels, relatively light weight, etc) make it look like an e-bike? Even the manufacturer's website refers to it as a motorcycle."
    on: The Cake Ösa: A Workbench-Inspired Utility E-Bike
  • "There's been a company called Charge It Spot (dot com) that has been around since 2011 doing that in the US, Canada, Mexico, and Australia. I think they make the units I've seen in Nordstrom."
    on: An Interesting Idea from France: Phone Charging Lockers
  • "I'd probably approach it from a business perspective: What kind of liability insurance do you think you'd need to be able to sell such a product? How much would it add to the price? Would you be able to attract investors to share your risk? Not counting crowdfunding."
    on: Should Design Make it Easier for Cyclists to Use Smartphones for Non-Navigational Purposes?
  • "The pessimist in me says that's just a way of letting the user know how much life is left in their air filter. So now the drivers have range anxiety, refueling anxiety, and filter anxiety."
    on: Toyota's New Hydrogen-Powered, "Minus Emissions" Mirai Cleans the Surrounding Air as You Drive
  • "I presume someone already sells a bottle with a lens-shaped bulge (or dip) in the middle. That way people can take photos of it with the background through it in focus and everything outside the bottle blurred. And more could be sold so people can have different focal lengths, either by changing the shape of the lens, or putting liquids in with different indices of refraction.Just a little effort needs to be made to determine the optimal shape when filled with water so the background and bottle are both in focus when held at arm's length or when taking up half the frame of a cellphone camera."
    on: Memobottles: Flat, Rectangular, Designey Water Bottles
  • "Many thermostatic shower valves have both temperature and flow control. But, yeah, few have thermometer readouts."
    on: Good Design: Ten Examples of Great UX
  • "Core77 featured something just like this last year: https://www.core77.com/posts/82127/and I believe that you, Rain, covered the commercial version that was marketed for marking lumber. While looking for it, I found another similar personal printer on... let's just say a popular Chinese commerce site. So there's no lack of handheld inkjet printers (that's the search term to start with)."
    on: Crowdfunding Smash: PrintPods, a Portable Handheld Printing Device
  • "Those aren't the first. Some marine fire extinguishers are also white."
    on: Yea or Nay? Non-Red, "Stylish" Fire Extinguishers from Japan
  • "Don't trust a designer about biology. As I understand it, the buildup of carbon dioxide is going to be a more pressing problem before the lack of oxygen."
    on: Transforming Balloon Outfits Take Over Central Saint Martins' BA Fashion Show
  • "There's deception, and then there's outright lying. The VaMoof doesn't appear to claim to be a TV, it just has a picture of one on the package. Along with a picture of a bike.Okay, Signal doesn't outright say "These are fluorescent light bulbs in here," but labeling the boxes "fluorescent light bulbs" seems like more outright lying than just having a picture.I can also see how this might backfire on them since there may be special handling procedures (read: more expensive and slower shipping) needed for hazardous materials packages, which I'd assume mercury-containing fluorescent bulbs would be subject to."
    on: More Package Design Deception: Signal Snowboards Ships Theirs Disguised as Fluorescent Light Bulbs
  • "Wow, the valved masks aren't as sociopathic as they seemed."
    on: Which Face Masks are Most/Least Effective?
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