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These past couple months i have seen posters with the words “keep calm and” then fill in the blank. These were simplistic posters in a one color layout and always with a crown at the top. Very simple, usually encouraging and to the point. After some research i found the story of how they began which made me appreciate the poster concepts more. Watch the video below.

(Not only was that video put together very well but the bookstore had a great story and was even in an old train station. I must say that’s pretty awesome!)

This poster started becoming a trend even on Pineterest. Here is a link to the board of posters compiled by a user. There are many posters out there that are not done well and in my eyes are just a bad use of the concept and history behind the poster. Many companies have been using this concept and pushing the sales of the design aspect, here is a site called keepcalmgallery which uses the style and i believe keeps the history and respect with it.

Here is the original layout of the poster and then a minor styled one which i think looks great also.

Keep Calm

Here are examples of this cultures version of this design.


I love using Spotify to listen to my music. Such a great idea and I never have to buy my music anymore and I get almost everything out there. Spotify doesnt yet have an airplay option to send the audio to a Apple TV but there is hope. All you need is Rogue Amoeba’s Airfoil for Mac. Any audio application on your Mac can be output and made accessible to AirPlay devices with Airfoil.

  1. Download and install Rogue Amoeba’s Airfoil for Mac.
  2. Choose Spotify in Airfoil as the application you want to play.
  3. Choose the AirPlay and/or Airfoil device(s) you want to connect to.
  4. Play music using Spotify.

Nice little hack to listen to Spotify around the house and not just on my laptop. Apple just needs to allow Spotify to be an app on their system..but that would never happen.




Awesome fooseball concept. Made in china but still a cool concept.



Designer: Brendan Ravenhill

Designer Brendan Ravenhill finds inspiration in the functional beauty of working tools: objects that strike the perfect balance between form and function and that develop a patina through use and wear. With “Wall Clamp”, his inspiration is made literal. Two cast iron and Beech wood clamps serve as shelf braces. All mounting hardware is included. The shelf is not included and is meant to be customized by each user to suit their preference and need.


Simple basic idea but very cleaver. The “earth” without “art” is just “eh”.×19