Opera + a rock quarry
I've kept this post from Kottke alive at the end of my RSS reader for 2 weeks because I didn't want it to go away, so I'm saving it here.
A modern studio by Harrison Design
Seating, a desk, books and a bathroom. Dreamy.
Throw your lego down and scan it with this app and it will give you step by step instructions to build new things. Haven't tried this, but it sounds far out. / via ProductHunt
What do Americans eat at the beach?
Photos by Jenna Schoenefeld really make this piece come to life. I would love to see the same exploration for different beaches around the states and globe. / via tmn
The evolution of the Pride flag
It's starting to get so busy that a rethink is in order, but the concept of evolving a symbol to serve greater understanding is solid.
Northern Lights wake up call
This aurora borealis has been on my bucketlist since I can remember. This seems like a valuable hotel resource to have on hand.
Floating in space
A lovely animation of an astronaut swimming through stars
Dancing to Sirens
I asked about the song playing and Erik said it was the same musician that did the Xanadu cover linked earlier. Here's a story about his new song - "a tribute to a time that is hopefully over."
Stewardship of global collective behavior
"Addressing the harm wrought by dramatically restructuring human communication of the span of a decade, with no aim other than selling ads." Of all the challenges we face? This one is so very important to address.
What a Wonderful World
Started the morning with my heart out to this man playing guitar for his captive audience, a dog named Maple who recently passed.
Miko Marks & the Resurrectors
Erik introduced me to these musicians driving up to the mountain – blues and a hint of gospel and country that blend so wonderfully. This live recording was posted to honor the fight for freedom.
Tips on buying a used Sprinter van
Matt Haughey goes deep into a topic of great interest to me. I always fancied myself in a VW Bus, but it might be nice to be able to stretch one's legs.
More details on the Playdate
Like many, I'm super anticipating the release of this little yellow console. More details released today include the game editor, font editor, the first batch of games, a dock and more.
Old Book Illustrations
Not verified as open sourced images, but a trove for inspiration nonetheless
Airstreams, modern mini cabins, a drive-in, general store, pool, campfire storytelling. Southern Utah. Adding the the big list of places I would enjoy visiting.
Los Angeles studio of Corita Kent designated historic cultural landmark
Glad it wasn't razed for a parking lot. Another thing to add to the list of places I would very much love to visit.
Cognitive Bias and the Design Process
I'm making note of this article by Jon Yablonski for a few reasons: Bringing awareness to the design process. Plus also? His post and website are quite lovely in layout and presentation across the board.
The Gap by Ira Glass
I've heard this audio a handful of times and seen it visualized perhaps more than once. But it never fails to remind me of the work. / via @misterbisson
A portal to feel connected
Marveling at this huge circular screen and camera with real-time feed between Vilnius, Lithuania and Lublin, Poland
Juggling from above
Taylor Glenn shifts the perspective of the skill / via MetaFilter
Click or tap anywhere to change up the pattern. Mesmerizing.
How Uber is Scamming Everyone
Edward Ongweso, Jr. and Gravel Institute present such an alarming and compelling case against Uber I will vow to seek alternatives and understand the landscape of travel options with more thought.
Balconies in Guiyang, China
I'm also mesmerized with this photo by Jord Hammond
After seeing this post on Fonts In Use I am now scouring the internet for a modern replacement of this old Apple utility that was probably better in my memory than actually useful.
JR and the Eiffel Tower
Another wonderful installation
Five-finger breathing exercise
Ground yourself in the present moment to calm down
Stop Trying to Design Everything
Jennifer Daniel posted a link to this talk from a while back and I started playing it off to the side of my screen and then I was smiling so much I just made it full screen and watched the whole 24 minutes and 59 seconds.
The Smile, live
Metafilter collects links to videos and downloads for this performance at the virtual Glastonbury festival. Featuring Thom Yorke and Johnny Greenwood (from Radiohead) with drummer Tom Skinner.
Apple’s Privacy Commercial
I had only seen tiny snippets before seeing the whole thing. This really brings clarity to the insanity of tracking. I would actually appreciate seeing a longer and deeper dive. Sadly the video is hosted on Youtube. / via DaringFireball
52 comfort films – to watch again and again
Writers, readers and filmmakers create a list of favorite movies. Some gems and some I've yet to see. If I had to pick one to add to the list today I would say "About Time"