Rules We Live By

In a recent post, our friends at FastCo Design spotlighted Alison Haigh’s beautiful reinterpretation of the periodic table — we, too, are big fans of this incredible design.

In Alison’s version of the periodic table, gone are the letter combinations standing in place of such obscure elements as flerovium and hassium. Instead, Alison’s minimalist yet elegant design shows the gradual increase in electrons among the elements, not only providing a new twist on a familiar subject but opening up the table to new and useful insights.

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Maps for the Modern Age

Finding out a fact or figure used to be a tedious process, before Wikipedia came along. The flagship platform of the Wikimedia Foundation, Wikipedia revolutionized the way we conceive of an encyclopedia. Launched in 2001, it was an attempt to crowd-source the world’s knowledge: anyone could contribute, anyone could edit. Though this has resulted in a fair share of blunders over the years, Wikipedia has been a resounding success, with a searchable repository of 24 million articles in over 250 languages.

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