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Pretty, Practical Pixelated Post-It Patterns

By Evan Ackerman

Pixelnotes

This nifty idea, which I guess should be called wallpaper (since it’s paper on a wall), is simply a matrix of Post-It note pads stuck to a wall. These particular pads are 4 notes deep, grading from light to dark gray with a final red note underneath. They’re designed to be used like normal Post-Its, which continually evolves the pattern on the wall.

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.

On a side note, there seems to be some controversy as to who came up with this idea. It’s either Sirkka Hammer or Duncan Wilson or both, and they and their supporters are sniping at each other over various blogs and forums. So, although there’s apparently a product under development, phrases like “legal advice” and “intellectual property” are popping up, and my guess is that nothing is going to happen for a while. So, if you really like this idea, maybe consider getting a bunch of people together for a sticknote-my-walls party.

[ Pixelnotes ] VIA [ Land+Living ]








  • http://www.digivista.com.au/ Digital Photo Frames

    That looks cool in the extreme, but are they stuck on the wall with normal glue? also are they intended to be written on or just to be looked at?
    Although I would like to see a pixelized face portrait or something instead of just a bit of abstract art…

  • http://www.digivista.com.au/ Digital Photo Frames

    Sorry for being so dumb – when it starts the wall is all white, right? then as you pull off the notes a pattern emerges…

  • Duncan Wilson

    Yes you are right, it’s going to be a while before anything is going to happen on this project… due to all the sniping and bitterness everything has been put on hold but hopefully it will get sorted soon. I’ll update what is happening on my website when it happens so keep an eye out. In the mean time I would also recommend gluing post-its to the wall like crazy (and make a face!). Duncan

  • Duncan Wilson

    P.S if anyone has seen any of the fore-mentioned sniping, please feel free to send me a link as I’m always interested in the activity of my former collaborator. Thanks. Duncan

  • http://www.digitalframe.com.au/ DigitalFrame.com.au

    Beauty of simple but creative ideas!! I think just using 4 notes is what makes it practicle. It'll actually reveal the pattern soon.