January 23, 2023
Noodles in ginger turmeric broth
Dense Discovery’s 222nd issue included links to a few vegetarian recipes that sound quite tasty. Gathering ingredients for this one and the peanut soup.
January 19, 2023
Could this app replace my messy notes that collect shows and movies to watch, books to read and games to play? / via CJ Chilvers’ How to Stay Creative Forever
January 18, 2023
Book covers by Pino Tovaglia, mid 1970s
I'm in dire need of a large stack of colored paper. / via a Present & Correct tweet
January 16, 2023
Wesley Verhoeve – How I Started My Career as a Professional Photographer
January 14, 2023
How to make a Corsi-Rosenthal box
Been wanting to make one of these for a while. Want a deeper dive? Clean Air Crew has lots more info / via MetaFilter
January 13, 2023
A Blog by Cabel Sasser
Cabel has rebooted. There are snacks. 2023, the year of the blog???
Indian Type Foundry’s growing collection of professional grade fonts that are 100% free for personal and commercial use.
January 12, 2023
It’s the Coolest Rock Show in Ann Arbor.
And Almost Everyone There Is Over 65. (This thread by Joe Bernstein is a great introduction to his article about the “Geezer Happy Hour”).
A Taco Bell in Rapid City, South Dakota
I would consider a roadtrip to visit this Taco Bell. / via Polygon
January 10, 2023
I honestly didn't know there was an Action Mode.
January 9, 2023
CAMP Wooden Block Set
Young Jerks designed the blocks and packaging. (And tho they didn't design it, this woodie station wagon in the CAMP store by Candylab is also pretty darn awesome looking.)
All Things AI
Rick Waalders has created a sortable directory of AI tools plus a glossary and resources. Soon there will be an AI creating NCIS variants. / via sidebar
January 8, 2023
A deep dive into the RIDGE wine label
I've always loved these labels, with their understated design and use of Optima. Nice to learn the backstory and understand the system in place.
Trevor Morris looks at movies on the horizon
I'm excited for what’s in store for 2023 after reading this list that includes upcoming work from Trevor’s favorite directors and sequels.
An interview with Geoff McFetridge about the interfaces in “Her” and then some
Seems like a good time to re-watch “Her.” Though the movie is almost 10 years old, its view of AI and interfaces is quite prescient. Scene: Firing up the OS for the first time.
More images of the interfaces in “Her”
Including a really nice sketch
A Big Pile of Personal Developer & Designer Blogs in an OPML File
Chris Coyier shares list of blogs in an XML format. He carved it out to encourage those curious about RSS and need a place to start (and to try out a new RSS reader).
January 6, 2023
Perlin Noise explained
While reading Tomorrow x 3 I came across this term and didn’t know what it meant. This short explainer video helped me understand the more complex wikipedia entry.
January 5, 2023
A diagram of flow
That sweet spot in the middle. / via Rachel
January 4, 2023
Simon Collison’s 2022 in music
I'm still sifting through year end lists to find new things to read, play and listen to. Colly’s collection is presented so darn good.
January 3, 2023
The Smile Tiny Desk Concert
Thom Yorke in 2023 looks like a Thom Yorke sent from the future to warn present-day Thom Yorke about machines subjugating humanity in an oncoming dystopia. - @Steven_Hyden
Tina’s 2023 Intentions
SwissMiss had a birthday, and she kicked it off with intent and goals and fortitude. Also of note, her call to find ways to celebrate her 50th: The responses are gold.
January 2, 2023
Nicholas Britell: Knowing the score
Kevin Fanning’s post about making variations of the Andor theme reminded me of this segment on CBS Sunday Morning about the composer behind Succession, Andor and a slew of other music for shows and movies.
December 31, 2022
Some Wonderful Things From 2022
One of the highlights of the year was seeing Jason Kottke return to regular posting after sabbatical. He wraps up some of the good things from the year. Also, sabbaticals should be way more common.
100 things that made Austin Kleon’s 2022
I dig how Austin blends experiences and moments in his year end list. Mental note: Start a list like that for 2023.
The Cross Cut’s favorite movies of 2022
Filing this away as there are both overlaps with my favorites and lots of flicks to add to the list. / via Yewknee
A Year of Culture
Dan Sinker has a new blog (yay). His last post for this year collects things he’s read, watched, heard, and experienced that made the year better.
December 29, 2022
A series of Garden Offices
Been daydreaming of a dedicated space for making things outside of the house. CJ Chilvers’ collection of small workspaces and cabins is inspiring.
December 19, 2022
Argentina wins the World Cup
Gastón Abril Rotger captures scenes of celebration on the streets of Buenos Aires.
December 16, 2022
Excerpts from an interview with Lynda Barry
Brandon Schaefer shares some great snippets that inspire reading the full NYTimes interview.
December 13, 2022
She, un cuento de J&B
It's an ad. And it's _really_ touching. Translated description: ”There can always be room at the table for acceptance, respect and, above all, celebration.”
December 12, 2022
I want to go to Sweden and have some fries
And a burger. Delighted by this identity by Kurppa Hosk. Also, I want to play Wipeout again. / via Brand New
December 9, 2022
Santa Is a Psychedelic Mushroom
Smitten with the story and production of this piece by Mathew Salton with additional animation by James Bascara.
December 8, 2022
How to be a writer on a marketing team without sounding like a jerk
”How would you tell your best friend about it?” and oodles of other good nuggets from Matt Haughey.
December 7, 2022
Austin Kleon on the passing of Tom Phillips
Admission: I didn't know of Tom Phillips until he was gone. More from The Art Newspaper and Slipped Disc
The origin of TV dinners
I watched this video on TV while eating (a homemade) dinner. I fondly remember the cherry pie compartment from my youth.
December 6, 2022
A community isn’t a garden, it’s a bar.
I nodded all along the cases that Derek Powazek presents and concludes. “Online communities are bars and we should admit that and start building the diverse, engaging, and safe gathering places we deserve.”
December 2, 2022
NPR’s Books We Love 2022
So pretty indeed. Love the cumulative sort feature to boot. / via Ben Werdmuller
November 30, 2022
Design System Advent Calendar
I trust whatever insight Dan Mall shares about Design Systems will be actionable and extremely valuable. (I also dig this format as it seems like it won’t be overwhelming!)
Speaking the Eames Institute, they have a (virtual) magazine to share stories about people, projects, and ideas that are shaping a better tomorrow. I kinda wish it was a real magazine, had an RSS feed or both!
Jim Stoten’s sketchbook
Jim once thought about his sketchbook as an enjoyable way to waste time. I’m glad the Eames Institute sponsored this video which was an enjoyable way to get inspired. More goodness on Jim’s website.
November 26, 2022
A fantastic growing directory of personal blogs organized by Phil Gyford. / as seen all over the feeds
November 25, 2022
Why Japan’s internet looks very different
This video by Sabrina Cruz is dense and mind-blowing from multiple angles. (I've been working on Japanese websites of late.) As Andy Baio notes, the addendum is well worth a visit.
The work of Dan Zucco
Read this article about delight in product design and enjoyed the illustrations by Dan Zucco. He’s got a class on Domestika that looks quite good.
November 22, 2022
Why keep blogging?
The sentiments here apply to so many different practices. Austin’s thoughts from 2 years ago hold up well. Nice to revisit, thanks to Michael Rill
Harry Bertoia’s Sonambient sculptures
Went down a rabbit hole watching and listening to this. / via Drew Daniel
James Turrell at the Catskill Art Space
This installation seems very much like his work in Naoshima, Japan (a favorite of all time). Bucket listing to go here. Bonus: Great photos by Noah Kalina in the article.
November 21, 2022
Plant-based, marbleized meats and a _very_ hip website. Pricey, but whoa, advances in food technology! / via Uncrate
Kristy Sellars on America’s Got Talent
She's billed as a pole dancer, but it's more than that. And her performance transcends the annoying way this television show is edited.
Just say no to logo
An appeal for a better design vocabulary from a favorite professor from OSU, Paul Nini. Get to know the difference between a logo, brandmark and then some. / Thanks DJ!
November 18, 2022
52 Clutter Free Gifts
November 17, 2022
The Library of Congress: Dietmar Winkler
Reminding myself of the trove that is the Library of Congress site, thanks to Antonio of AisleOne.
November 15, 2022
Yuni Yoshida’s promo for エルピス
Those aren't glitches, those are stacks of books, pads of paper and writing instruments. Think that's neat? Enjoy lots more of their work.
November 2, 2022
More AI, this time, step by step instructions
On how to train and develop prompts for impressive outputs of illustrated portraits of a person. Sidenote: Matt Haughey has been doubling down on posting short and longform content on his blog. So. Good.
From real to animated AR
Yup, more with the AI stuff. This particular thread by Sergei Galkin details the steps to transfer a physical toy to the digital world in very short order.
Andy Baio goes deep on the state of images generated from AI along with the ethical (and legal) debates. An excellent long read.
The Soundburger is back
We celebrated this portable record player back in the day. And now it's back and with Bluetooth to boot! / via Tom
The Creative Switch
Ralph Hammer suggests changing your mood space to create options. Couldn’t hurt eh?