Friday, March 02, 2007

Writing on the wallpaper ... might be ok after all

Parents seem to be constantly trying to prevent their children from writing on the walls. But Duncan Wilson (a freelance designer) together with Sirkka Hammer have a different idea.

Make it a feature. Fabricate wallpaper out of layers of differently coloured Post-It notes, and then you can freely scribble. Every roll should come with a nail and a pen tied to it with a piece of string!

"A wallpaper consisting of four layers of varying grey tones on a bright primary backing. Each layer is perforated in a grid format and backed with a tacky adhesive similar to ‘post-it’ notes. Pixelnotes is inspired by the way we work within a space. The walls become functional, an integrated noticeboard that documents our activity within the room. Pixelated formations and shapes develop according to our patterns of use."

It’s only a concept, and I doubt it’ll go into product anytime soon. But still a neat idea.

Pixelnotes won second prize in the German Design Council’s New Walls, Please! competition back in January 2004, and seems to get a lot more web coverage than the winner. (I haven’t even found a reference to the winner yet.).

And if you want to follow the somewhat acrimonious debate over the creative origins of the Pixelnotes project and the reasons why Hammer entered the competition but not as a collaboration with Wilson, follow the breadcrumbs elsewhere!

(via Shiny Shiny)

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