June 10, 2022

Insprial web

Nathan Friend brought Spirograph to the browser (and an app). / via Sidebar


Electronic version of spirograph, where two cogs interact to create patterns

June 9, 2022


Back-office for a Business-of-One, including company formation, tax, accounting and bookkeeping services. Not available in Ohio yet, but this looks v promising. / via Erik


A stylized logo with the letter C made of many small circles


A variable font built around an axis of photographic exposure / thanks K!


Screen grab showing the variable nature of a font called Exposure that opens or closes like an aperture

June 8, 2022

pocket operator

Teenage Engineering created a pocket operator app to sequence sound and video (for Google Pixel phones). No real idea what this does, but I love their approach to interface design.


June 6, 2022

AR Art Projector

App that blends an image on your phone with video of your pencil / paintbrush to draw. Once set, you can even zoom around. Fascinating. Da Vinci Eye has another app for murals too.


A phone shows a blend of a photograph and a pencil drawing a picture from it

Prompts plus powerful AI

Two examples show another approach of how tools like Dall•E can generate imagery


An image of a man's face closely cropped on one side, and what appears to be a zoomed out photo of the same man dressed as a sushi chef (but it's not real, it's made from AI)

June 3, 2022

New Commute

Always looking for new music and super enjoying the singles and playlists of New Commute thanks to posts by Wolf Bomb


A colorful drawing of Mediterranean folks dancing for an album by Ko Shin Moon

What people think pride is…

vs. what pride actually is. An expanded notion by Jess Bird


Rainbow colors drawn in a circle divided in two with the word rainbows on one side and parades on the other

Asking AI to generate some logos

Janelle Shane's AI Weirdness blog is great. This particular post makes me wondering about job security.


An In and Out burger sign as interpreted by AI... (All of the signs are whacky and misspelled.)

June 2, 2022

The first Christopher Street Liberation Day Parade

Held in New York City, New York, on June 28, 1970, to commemorate the first anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. / via Nayland Blake


A flyer for Christopher Street Gay Liberation Day in NYC on June 28, 1970

June 1, 2022

Aaron Draplin Wake & Make Challenge

Closed out a day of computers & zooms & needed to do something & didn't want to think about it. This 5 minute type drawing exercise from Draplin hit the spot. (The thing I made isn't very good.)


handwritten words that spell out "Wake & Make, May 25, 2022 Good Type"

Song Link / Odesli

Automatically scours major streaming platforms to share links for songs, albums and podcasts. I no longer have to link to YouTube videos! (I do fear if the service will exist much longer after a Linktree acquisition...) / via Andy Bell


An icon of interconnected music notes above a grid of album covers

May 31, 2022

The greatest output of your careers will be relationships

The list of ”10 things I wish every design student knew“ by Cameron Moll holds up incredibly well over time, but also? Works for every profession.


A man in a black jacket stands in front of a classroom

May 28, 2022

Hymn for the Hurting

A poem by Amanda Gorman with illustration by Angie Wang


An illustration of two figures embracing in grief

May 26, 2022

Everytown for Gun Safety

Everytown advocates for gun safety measures in state legislatures across the US, providing a breakdown of laws by state alongside a list of solutions. It's hard to think of anything else.


A group of women with signs protesting lax gun laws in America

The Night in Bloom

I'd love to visit the Praise Show Art Gallery in Brookline to see Oliver Jeffers latest paintings and get lost in the stars


A painting of colorful galaxies and stars

The New Walden

A hardcover edition of Thoreau’s book, annotated, designed and illustrated.


A book with a design that has these words on the cover "Henry David Thoreau - When I wrote the following pages, or rather the bulk of them, Ilived alone, in the woods, a mile from any neighbor, in a house which Thad built myself, on the shore of Walden Pond, in Concord, Massachusetts, and earned my living by the labor of my hands only. I lived there two years and two months. At present I am a sojourner in civilized life again."

May 25, 2022

Zander Moricz’s curly hair

Florida high school class president Zander Moricz was told by his school that they would cut his microphone if he said “gay” in his grad speech, so he replaced gay with “having curly hair.” 👏👏👏


May 24, 2022

1940’s NYC

Between 1939 and 1941, the Works Progress Administration collected photographs of most buildings in the five boroughs of New York City. Here they are digitized and tagged by Julian Boilen. / via Yewknee


Photo of the stock exchange in NYC in the 40's with a digital overhead map of the area


It's like Zoom, but funner apparently, breaking out of boxes and adding filters, music, and games.


A whacky circle of videos with filters for video conferencing