It's Time to Ditch Facebook and Start Over

Most of us have had Facebook accounts for the past few years, some have had them closer to a decade. But time and bloat have turned once-beloved font of nostalgia into an onslaught of faux-sentimental sludge from strangers. So as Facebook stands poised to break itself into a bunch of different apps, we say to you: Screw it. It's time to start fresh. Read More >>

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A Striking Animated Short Made With Nothing but Sticky Notes

You don't need amazing computer graphics, bowel-jiggling surround sound, or eye-popping 3D effects to make a powerful film. In fact, all you really need is a tall stack of yellow sticky notes and a black pen. And a whole lot of talent. Luckily, the 15 animators who helped make this short film had all of those in abundance. Read More >>

Scientists Genetically Modified Trees So They Can Make Greener Paper

Wood scientists just announced an exciting breakthrough in tree research. They've come up with a way to make more environmentally friendly paper—by genetically modifying trees. And it's not just the paper industry that will benefit. Read More >>

Real Wood Covers Make Every One of These Field Notes Notebooks Unique

Field Notes' new line of notebooks may be mass-produced, but that doesn't mean they're all identical. With covers made of thinly sliced Cherry wood, each Shelterwood edition cover is a unique natural beauty. Read More >>

Genius Microscope Made From Folded Paper Could Help Fight Malaria

The light microscope changed science and medicine forever, but in the 400-plus years since it was invented, this crucial piece of equipment has become rather expensive and fragile. Manu Prakash and his team have designed a brilliant solution—an origami microscope that costs less than 30 pence to make. Read More >>

You'd Never Guess These Quilts are Made From 1000s of Envelopes

Envelopes generally don't get a lot of love—especially the ones holding big fatty bills that need payin'. Small consolation, but the privacy patterns that line the insides can actually be pretty awesome. Read More >>

Hey Facebook -- Your Paper App's Name is Already Taken

Facebook's new newsfeed reader app Paper looks great, even if it is a US exclusive at the moment. But not everyone is happy with it. Start-up developer FiftyThree is particularly miffed: It claims that Zuckerberg and co. have stolen the Paper name from its iPad sketching app. Read More >>

Definitive Proof That Apple's App Store Search is the Absolute Worst

One of the most exciting new apps in months began its roll-out last night to Apple's App Store in the US yesterday: Paper, an app that provides a refreshing new Facebook experience. This is an app that, conservatively, hundreds of thousands of people want to download. Even if you can get it in your country already, good luck finding it. Unfortunately, this problem extends far beyond Paper itself. Read More >>

Paper Review: This Could Be Your Only Facebook App… Someday

Although the Facebook Paper app is not available in the UK yet–if indeed it will be at all–our American cousins have had the chance to get to grips with it and here is a rundown of what to expect if and when it hits our App Store shores. Read More >>

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Red Hot Nickel Ball vs. Paper: 1, 2, 3, Burn

Everyone's favourite Red Hot Nickel Ball has taken on a rogue's gallery of adversaries in its day, with varying levels of success. Now the spherical metal "rock" is taking on its greatest challenger ever: paper. Read More >>

Gorgeous New Posters From an Abandoned London Printing Press

The folks at Faber & Faber, an independent publishing house in London since 1929, recently found a forgotten hand press in their archives. Read More >>

Charity Gift Wrap Turns Common Germs Into Pwetty Wittle Snowflakes

Homelessness charity St. Mungos has created this charming gift wrap, consisting of three heart-warming snowflake scenes. But they're not snowflakes, they're the cold, influenza and pneumonia viruses, blown up to highlight but three of the problems faced by the homeless in winter. All money goes to charity. Buy here: [Wrap Up Project] Read More >>

The Prettiest iPad Drawing App Now Has the Prettiest Stylus Companion

Have you used Paper by 53 Design? It's that iPad drawing app that is so decked out in pretty, design-y, feel-good-ness that it makes all who use it feel like Matisse. Well, now its creators have put out an equally gorgeous stylus. Read More >>

iPhone Sticky Notes Are the Ideal Reminder, Even When Your Phone's Dead

The iOS App Store is filled to the brim with every kind of note-taking app you can imagine. But sometimes nothing beats a good ol' pen and paper. And that's what makes these Paperback sticky notes the perfect hybrid. They're designed to adhere to the back of your iPhone 5, so you can take a single note with you—like a shopping list—or slap a small stack back there for note-taking later. Read More >>

Can a Helmet Made From Recycled Newspapers Really Protect Your Noggin?

As bike rental programs get more and more popular in big, tourist-friendly cities around the world, wouldn't it be great if occasional cyclists could get a temporary helmet on the cheap? That's the goal of the designers behind the Paper Pulp Project, who have designed a bike helmet made from recycled newspaper that costs less than £1.50 to produce, but is claimed to protect as well as a more expensive option. Read More >>


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