September 19, 2023
The trick to the super-crayon was to keep adding new favorites
“Combining favorites to make new life happinesses.” (It isn’t just about making crayons)
Turn old greeting cards into a book
Send in greeting cards and postcards folks have sent to you and get a book back. (There's an option to get all the originals back.) As a hoarder of such things, this intrigues me, and has a tiny vibe of Nick Bantock’s Griffin & Sabine.
The scam era is upon us
Not the most exciting of topics, but it’s becoming very clear that scams are ramping up with AI tools. I was reading how a faked voice fooled a single person at Retool in a phishing attack. I'm telling friends and family to be extra alert. Seth has a great checklist to consider.
Beflo Standing Desk
I would consider trading in my desk for this beauty.
September 18, 2023
The internet used to be fun
Rachel collected of articles “that to some degree answer the question ‘Why have a personal website?’ with ‘Because it’s fun, and the internet used to be fun.’”
September 15, 2023
The Artists and Cartoonists Who Designed Pee-wee Herman’s World – Part One
This is only part one!? Subscribing to The Comics Journal to get alerted of future parts. A trove that already feels like it could fill a book. / via Yewknee
September 14, 2023
Hasselblad Xpan II
Reading about Travis Estell’s experience with this film camera and seeing the results makes me appreciate panoramas all over again.
Matt Delatowski’s laid back, oceanside, golden hour to dusk short film for the change of the season. Dig the easy going vibe.
September 13, 2023
You can only work for people that you like
Replace “can” with “should” and you have a piece of advice I would give. You can certainly work for people you do not like, but make sure the sacrifice is brief and very worth it. (Then find the good people for your next thing.)
Kylie Minogue’s impression of that AI voice
Short YouTube clip of Kylie doing a bit from Padam on a radio show as auto-generated text to speech. Whenever I think of AI voices, I pull up this video and laugh! Every. Single. Time.
September 8, 2023
An interview with Tobias Rylander, designer behind The 1975’s house set
I was lucky to catch The 1975 “At Their Very Best” tour and the set was so refreshingly different and awesome. It really felt like a theatrical production or watching a sitcom being filmed live.
September 6, 2023
Keith Haring made art with an Amiga Computer
September 1, 2023
August 29, 2023
August 28, 2023
A collection of desk setups from all sorts of folks. Most are pristine (admission: I almost always tidy my workspace before taking a snapshot) — but there are a few lived in examples as well. A bonus of sites like this? All the new paths to wander and explore different personal corners of the internet!
Weeknight meals that come together in 40 minutes
Katy DeCorah shares family favorite quick meals with links to recipes. I _love_ lists like these.
August 26, 2023
Ana Cuna’s website features an option to view illustration projects through a variety of games. Everything about this is delightful, including all the featured work.
August 23, 2023
August 22, 2023
Mystique Astrology kit by Mattel
Far out 70's psychedelic cartoon vibes on this binder filled with astrological charts and wheels and man I dig it.
August 21, 2023
I’d seen this roguelike pop up on some lists but it wasn't until my friends Joe & Mike stopped by for game night with it loaded up on their Switch that I took interest. It is the most addictive game I’ve played in a while — like Dead Cells mixed with Gauntlet. There are no buttons, just directional pad controls. It is mad fun.
Panda Game Manufacturing
Production of board games, cards, custom dice, packaging, coins, game pieces and then some. (Filing away because making a game is on my life bucket list!)
August 17, 2023
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August 8, 2023
The morning of 8th August 1969
The Beatles’ road manager writes about a photoshoot on Abbey Road that day and includes a drawing of the moment.
August 7, 2023
The Magic of Mr Masking
Superdig this approach to type by Gerardo Picado
August 2, 2023
The Live Music Archive
Open Culture sheds light on this trove of concert recordings on the Internet Archive. Yes, there are a lot of Grateful Dead shows, but there are gems. Spent my morning coffee with this quiet performance by Elliot Smith. There are tons of ways to browse. My only wish would be to sort by performance date.
2024 Toyota Land Cruiser
Admission: I had the live stream for this vehicle reveal on my calendar, excited by the rumors that Toyota was bringing this classic back to the US making it SMALLER and more agile. Definitely getting some Bronco competitive vibes from the boxy retro design. Plus also, hybrid.
July 31, 2023
July 26, 2023
This app is indeed delightful and reinforces the idea that meditation can come in many forms.
July 25, 2023
July 15, 2023
Andy Baio provides quick blurbs about all the entries in the running for this inaugural little thing to showcase small websites with big hearts.
July 14, 2023
Greta Gerwig on the classic film influences behind Barbie
The Barbie marketing machine is in overdrive, but this tidbit on Letterboxd is a trove for understanding the director’s aim. And also a great list of movies to check out and revisit.
How those LED wristbands work at concerts
The technology is decidedly a lot simpler than I imagined. After watching this I feel Korean markets have a better approach to make the devices something of a keepsake.
How We Feel
An app to track emotions and discover patterns — with tools to articulate, understand and shift things.
July 13, 2023
July 12, 2023
What’s good: R.E.M. debuts on Letterman
Lately it’s been non-stop Taylor Swift and recipes, but sometimes the YouTube algorithm works.
July 7, 2023
Just swiping through Uncrate’s mini slideshow of this joint in Hawaii and adding it to the travel bucket list.
July 6, 2023
Chorzów Activity Zone
I was enamored by the drone shot of this park, but the more I see the more I want to go to there.
July 5, 2023
Fried Chicken Joints in Cincinnati
Cincinnati Magazine collects a list of sixteen places that serve fried chicken in the Queen City. Saving to explore later!
The Sphere lights up
The largest LED screen in the world is also a sphere. Fittingly in Vegas. It looks bonkers.