September 15, 2014

Give it Up

Composer ‘Kutiman’ Creates Entirely New Song Using 23 Videos of Other Musicians, plus an awesome cover of 99 Red Balloons

September 14, 2014

The Death of Adulthood in American Culture

Sometime this spring, during the first half of the final season of “Mad Men,” the popular pastime of watching the show — recapping episodes, tripping over…

September 12, 2014

U2’s Forgettable Fire – The New Yorker

Sasha Frere-Jones puts the free release in context

September 11, 2014

Playing the Numbers in Digital Dating

BERKELEY, Calif. — HERE are some ways to use Tinder: Swipe right on everyone; swipe left on everyone; screenshot guys who pose with guns or on treadmill desks…

Why Everyone Should Read Harry Potter

As the familiar story goes, not long ago there was an orphan who on his 11th birthday discovered he had a gift that set him apart from his preteen peers. Over…

September 10, 2014

Mapbox Studio

Develop custom maps for a variety of applications. /via LayerVault News

Adler Table – Ohio Design

This is the standing desk I'd want. / via Swissmiss

Changing the game: how Notch made Minecraft a cult hit (Wired UK)

This article was taken from the July 2012 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired’s articles in print before they’re posted online, and get your…

September 8, 2014

A mobile phone contract for teenagers

That is inspiring for any. /via @swissmiss and @cameronmoll

September 6, 2014

Helinox Cot One – sturdy, lightweight camp stretcher

I have a cot for camping but it's bulky. This looks darn near perfect. / via uncrate

September 5, 2014

A Canadian’s View On Our Disrespect Of President Obama’s Presidency

By William Thomas There was a time not so long ago when Americans, regardless of their political stripes, rallied round their president. Once elected, the man…

A lesson – Bobulate

"Creative pursuits hold an inherent need for choice, whether we consider music, art, literature, dance, or design. Every great story is surrounded by white space of some kind. Blank spaces are powerful. The author and designer choose not to lay out a page with text to every edge. Its white space is part of the story it tells. What we choose to leave out creates the story." Love this piece by Liz Danzico / via SwissMiss but it reminds me I need to dust off the RSS for more gems

September 4, 2014

The Other Person is Never the Problem : zenhabits

In countless little ways each day, we blame other people for our frustrations. They irritate us, don’t do things the right way, are incompetent, rude,…

For the love of bicycles: A 2003 interview with Robin Williams –

[Editor’s Note: In 2003, Michael Aisner, the former race director of the Coors Classic, worked as a consultant to Saturn, and General Motors, on sponsorship,…

Why Walking Helps Us Think – The New Yorker

In Vogue’s 1969 Christmas issue, Vladimir Nabokov offered some advice for teaching James Joyce’s “Ulysses”: “Instead of perpetuating the pretentious nonsense of…

September 3, 2014

Let’s talk about margins — The Message — Medium

CRAIG MOD I saw a film recently on an airplane that made me cry. The film was a love story but the love part of the story didn’t make me cry. No, the scene that…

‘Where the Bears Are’ strikes a comic chord with a gay subculture

There’s a bear on the bed: 280pounds. Covered in hair. Fast asleep. He’s startled awake. There’s a young man in the room, a good-looking one, and the bear’s…

Ohio Against The World: OATW Interview – NEWS – FRANK151

If you want to launch an internationally renowned clothing brand, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to live in New York or Los Angeles. Cincinnati,…

How Restaurant Pros Are Handling the Surge of Food Allergies

[Illustration: Eric Lebofsky, inspired by Ox PDX] It was a close call. On a recent night at chef Bryce Gilmore’s new seasonal American restaurant Odd Duck in…

September 2, 2014

Nihon Typeface

It takes a while to parse, but this type family by Malwin Béla Hürkey is neato.