Teeny Tiny Firetruck
I kind of want to make a special trip to San Francisco to see this Daihatsu kei fire truck IRL.
girl in red “Seratonin”
“This is terrific.” – @hotdogsladies / Agreed 1000%
Create randomly generated email addresses that forward to your real inbox. Handy. / via Paul Bausch
A whimsical variable display typeface by Alex Tomlinson. Has a companion set of dingbats that use variable tech to animate.
Simple browser based tool to create duotones.
光を灯す/ future with bright lights
Japanese agency Dentsu created this video for an infrastructure company called Kandenko. Now I’m researching “silver ink circuit pen”
An excellent video by the band Dry Cleaning, directed by Rottingdean Bazaar / via Frank Chimero
Hide promoted tweets, trends, who to follow and more! Since installing browser extension I’ve been transported back to a quieter and calmer time. A plugin for Firefox and Chrome by Razvan Caliman
James Turrell’s Akhob
I’m updating my list of places I want to go. This installation above a Louis Vuitton store in Vegas is on it.
App Tracking Transparency
Even Apple’s explainer videos are nice.
Light Pollution Map
Paul Bausch has the right idea. Plan a camping trip based on this map.
Interview with Angry IKEA Guy
Service industry jobs need better pay and protections from horrible people. / via onfocus.com
Happy Net Box
A super experimental internet social experiment based on the arcane and near-forgotten retro internet protocol known as FINGER, by Ben Brown.
David Carson Teaches Graphic Design
“Learn new perspective in graphic design from David-effing-Carson for fifteen dollars? Uh, yes please.” Greg Storey (@brilliantcrank)
Toby Ord has digitally restored a selection of photos taken of earth from space. They’re magnificent.
This cat backpack
I would like this backpack very much. At the very least to share it with Edie. / via my nephew Matt
All about houseplants
The basics of selecting, watering, lighting, and overall caring for houseplants. / via Laura Olin
Geometric Digital Art
Formatted for a Samsung Frame TV. This feels like my sort of NFT because I am old fashioned. / via swiss-miss
80’s Levis ad with Stanley Tucci
Before he made cocktails on the internet, Stanley wore a tank top and showed off his guns.
Cor Blok’s Tolkien illustrations
Dutch artist Cor Blok passed away. His illustrations appeared in 60s Dutch editions of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Here’s a thread with examples of his work. / via @arkanjil
Cube Portable BBQ
This is a pretty fine looking charcoal BBQ. / via Kathryn
On Type with Erik Spiekermann
Part of Adobe’s Creativity Explained series (wonderfully) animated by Oddfellows in Portland. / via Sean Sharp
Be There, Be Present
Nick Pumphrey spent May 2020 showing up to the sea with his camera. The results were beautiful and the realizations deep.
Protect Asian Lives
A collection of posters designed by Asian American artists, free to download and share.
The Ranger Behind the U.S. Forest Service’s Signs
Career ranger Virgil “Bus” Carrell had no design training but instilled a philosophy to create a system of “Signs to Complement Natural Beauty” for our National Parks / via Kathryn
How to Design Better Icons
Great short introduction to some of the basics when developing a family of icons
Write to find out.
“When you’re writing, you’re trying to find out something which you don’t know.” – James Baldwin. This and more ruminations on writing by the late author. / via @voicesandnoises
Ink traps explained
Extremely well deep dive into ink traps and all the variations. Get to the bottom for the kicker of the Imperial Trap. / via Under Consideration
Our iPhone Notes Are Poetry
“People don’t open up your Notes app and look through your notes. It’s sacred.” this and lots more good thinking about the notes app / via Om Malik
Little Goat Recipes
I’ve been to Little Goat in Chicago a few times and it is incredibly good. I want to buy all their seasonings and try every single one of these recipes. Magic Green Beans.