By Evan Ackerman
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.