A tiny firetruck

Teeny Tiny Firetruck

I kind of want to make a special trip to San Francisco to see this Daihatsu kei fire truck IRL.

Woman holding red balloons

girl in red “Seratonin”

“This is terrific.” – @hotdogsladies / Agreed 1000%

Icons illustrating different email options

Firefox Relay

Create randomly generated email addresses that forward to your real inbox. Handy. / via Paul Bausch

Whimsical type spelling out Whirly Birdie

Whirley Birdie

A whimsical variable display typeface by Alex Tomlinson. Has a companion set of dingbats that use variable tech to animate.

A cat done in duotone of orange and blue

Duotone Generator

Simple browser based tool to create duotones.

silver ink circuit pen connecting scale models of street lights

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”

A woman with curtains for hair

Scratchcard Lanyard

An excellent video by the band Dry Cleaning, directed by Rottingdean Bazaar / via Frank Chimero

The Twitter bird

Better Twitter

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

Figures stand washed in orange and pink light

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.

A circle pushing lines together

App Tracking Transparency

Even Apple’s explainer videos are nice.

Light Pollution map of the United States

Light Pollution Map

Paul Bausch has the right idea. Plan a camping trip based on this map.

Angry IKEA Guy TikTok

Interview with Angry IKEA Guy

Service industry jobs need better pay and protections from horrible people. / via onfocus.com

Pixelated illustration of a computer with the words HappyNet on the screen

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 design (Masterclass still)

David Carson Teaches Graphic Design

“Learn new perspective in graphic design from David-effing-Carson for fifteen dollars? Uh, yes please.” Greg Storey (@brilliantcrank)

Earth from space, black and white photo

Earth Restored

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

An illustrated plant with callouts for car instructions

All about houseplants

The basics of selecting, watering, lighting, and overall caring for houseplants. / via Laura Olin

Abstract design in a digital frame

Geometric Digital Art

Formatted for a Samsung Frame TV. This feels like my sort of NFT because I am old fashioned. / via swiss-miss

Stanley Tucci in a tank top in the 80s

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

Everdure orange portable charcoal BBQ

Cube Portable BBQ

This is a pretty fine looking charcoal BBQ. / via Kathryn

An abstract illustration of type

On Type with Erik Spiekermann

Part of Adobe’s Creativity Explained series (wonderfully) animated by Oddfellows in Portland. / via Sean Sharp

A sharp photo of a wave crest

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 poster

Protect Asian Lives

A collection of posters designed by Asian American artists, free to download and share.

National Park Sign Design

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

A black and white photograph of James Baldwin

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

Musashino Art University poster

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

A hand holding a mobile phone reflecting a tree in bloom

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

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.