May 24, 2022

Shyness of the crown

I've seen this before but saving in hopes I remember this phenomenon. Gaps in the treetops curb the spread of insects, parasitic vines, or infectious disease and improve access to light. (Postnote: Likely saw this on Kottke years ago)

Looking up at trees from below where their canopy forms complex shapes but never touch

Great Biking Cities

And which trails to ride in Copenhagen, Bogotá, New York City, Paris, Washington, D.C., Geneva, San Francisco / via Belong

Two folks bike on a bridge in Paris on a sunny day

Circus alphabet by Corita Kent

Saw these prints scroll by and fell down a colorful rabbit hole. Learned a few things more about Kent in these additional footnotes, including insight behind the circus series.

Colorful prints by Corita Kent featuring letters from the alpha bet and circus imagery

Read books as a trampoline for the imagination

Dev Aujla when he regards his library each morning, (there are) "1100 different rooms that I could walk into." / via SwissMiss

Shelves in a home filled with books

May 23, 2022

Snakes of Wrath

Young Jerks sure can build momentum. This is one of the most striking landing pages for a future Kickstarter game I've seen.

An illustration of game tiles with red and black snake sections

May 21, 2022

TVA Multifunctional Computer

JK Captain made gorgeous renders of the desktop terminal in the Loki tv series. / via pb

A futuristic render of a retro computer with a circular CRT monitor and lots of colorful physical buttons, wires, knobs, switches and keyboard

May 20, 2022

Dave Rupert’s bookshelf

Tucking this sortable page of books read (or listened to) in my virtual folder of personal website inspiration. / via a secret RSS post in a roundabout way

Screencap of the bookshelf section of Dave Rupert's personal website

May 19, 2022

Jean Jullien Monograph

I'd display this book with the cover exposed. It's so delightful. And then there's the insides!

An orange book with cover with a minimal illustration of a face with a bright and curious expression

May 18, 2022

Bionic Reading

The most concise parts of words are set in bold which, in theory, guides the eye and increases comprehension. Intrigued to try this with longer text. / via @LukesBeard

A block of text where the first few letters of each word is set in a bold

May 17, 2022

2022 Brand New Conference

Mesmerized by the dynamic type. The introduction of variables to typography is opening up some many wonderful doors. But this? This is a Whole. 'Nother. Level. More details about the identity.

expressive parts of letters set in red on a bright teal background

The final dance in Dirty Dancing

...but they’re dancing to The Muppet Show theme tune. / thanks for the bright spot Doug

A woman in a white tulle dress is lifted above a male dancer with her arms outstretched

May 16, 2022

Whimbrel Stamp Alphabet (and font)

Alex Tomlinson developed a font based on a 1940's Bird Lore magazine and a set of stamps to boot.

A bird for each letter of the alphabet illustrated on different stamps

May 13, 2022

Yann Kebbi Sketches a Mike Mills Movie

For his film C'mon C'mon, Mills engaged French artist Yann Kebbi to roam freely around the sets and draw whatever he wanted. I need to see this movie and these drawings are lovely. / via Alan Jacobs

A loose colorful sketch of people dancing through Los Angeles

Hiroshima EP

Simon Collison created something that's hard to encapsulate. In one breath, it's an EP of atmospheric music, but as you dig deeper you find it's a diary, a love letter and a reflection, a different way to experience a place.

An audio cassette with a photo of a Japanese train titled "Hiroshima"

Landscaping to save water (and time)

Very much want to learn about native, environmentally friendly and low maintenance landscaping. Like this, but for Ohio!

A natural looking landscaped backyard

May 12, 2022

Lego Optimus Prime

Srsly just had to catch my breath reading these words while waiting for the page to load. / via jasonsantamaria

A Lego robot made of parts of a semi truck

IDCA ’72 Posters Program

Feeling very Helvetica flush left this morning. / simple beauty via Carl Collins

Posters designed with minimalism and helvetica

May 10, 2022

Timo Kuilder Rain Poncho

This would make any rainy day about 500% better

A rain pancho with a design made of blue birds

National Parks Poster

by Steve Wolf Designs. Dig.

Yellow and black poster with icons for U.S. National Parks

My 16 Favourite Finder Tips for Mac

I thought I knew MacOS well, but almost every single item on Rory Bowcott's list was an a-ha! / via another link on Belong

A MacOS Finder window with contextual menu open to batch rename files