July 1, 2022
McDonald’s POV: 5 Minutes of Lunch Rush
I thought it was just the algorithm taunting me, but I guess these first hand videos by Stephen Patula are getting around. I find these mesmerizing. Also, living wages should be the thing.
Mndsgn “Truth Interlude”
A bit more of Ardhira Putra's illustration paired with some smooth sounds to close out the week.
It’s Nice That profiles this Jakarta-based illustrator and motion designer and I’m super digging the vibes.
June 30, 2022
Fire from Elements lll movement
Composed by Katerina Gimon. Performed by the 2022 TMEA Texas All-State Treble Choir under the direction of Dr Lynda Hasseler. This is powerful. / thanks Henry
June 29, 2022
Rio Carnaval logo generator
It's fun even if you don't speak Portuguese (microphone access is optional) / via Under Consideration’s review
The photography and words of Ronny Salerno
Used to follow his former blog and delighted to find he activity maintains an expansive personal site. Every section is filled with near endless awesomeness.
Golden Gate Bridge in type
Lovely letterpress print by Cameron Moll coming soon. Pre-orders of the limited edition open now.
June 28, 2022
Mellow, quiet, yearning duet by John Mark Nelson and Sofia Mills (Thanks TikTok)
June 27, 2022
How to Temporarily Disable Face ID or Touch ID
It's very simple on iOS to bypass biometric authentication and require the passcode.
A free to use, edit, extend crowdfunding tool for Shopify with multiple goals and variants as campaign tiers by Craig Mod. (Excellent video tutorial to boot!) / via Kevin Kelley's post about The Proprietary Path
The Necessity of Hope
Mariame Kaba reminds us that “hope is a discipline.” It is also a political strategy and a survival mechanism.
June 24, 2022
Joan Shelley’s New Songs Soothe Old Wounds
“These actions are small, she said, like writing new songs to process old wounds. But maybe they prove more meaningful than submitting to darkness.” Listening now. Thanks Zan
A Trail Tale
Andy Moliski is hiking the Appalachian Trail. With the help of his two brothers he's sharing the journey in real time through an amazing website that defies category. Be sure to check out the journal. / via Things to Click
June 22, 2022
Imaginary Beverage Reviews
"Reviews of products that mostly do not exist..." as Kevin Fanning puts it, "This is so dumb, But maybe it’s not totally dumb?" (but it's also about just writing, you know, for fun.)
10,000 years of branding
Explained in 6 minutes by Debbie Millman. Many favorite moments, including this beautiful stretch: "Branding has become a profound manifestation of the human spirit."
June 21, 2022
Brooke DiDonato’s photography
Immediately smitten with Brooke's calm and warped perspective / thanks SwissMiss
I saw the photos in this tweet and promptly started researching this panoramic Swiss rail line that goes up into the alps and back down into Italy.
Explore the map, pick a place and listen to natural soundscapes, learn about the habitat and related charities. / via Dense Discovery
June 20, 2022
Catherine Madden’s woven tapestry
This journey map captures a year of highs and lows in 2020, part of a workshop with Eugene Eric Kim.
Hypnotic browser/mobile puzzle game using satellite images and a soundtrack from Space Shuttle recordings / by Nadya Suvorova
‘Otomo’ at the Royal Albert Hall
Bonobo close their 5 night residency at the Royal Albert Hall with Anna Lapwood on pipe organ. Her expression of joy is beyond doubt. I can only image how those 9,999 pipes sound irl.
Lego Galaxy Explorer
Agreeing 100% with Greg Storey that I'm here for Lego revisiting classic themes. Related: The upcoming Lion Knight Castle.
Radically optimize image file sizes with this Mac app or web service. I've used this before but it wasn't until I asked Naz how he got his photographs so wonderfully compressed that it all clicked. Now a tool in my everyday workflow.
June 17, 2022
Green Mountain Falls Skyspace
A James Turrell installation in Colorado that you have to hike to. #bucketlist / via Michael Sippey
June 16, 2022
8 photography principles of Jim Marsden
Actually this list isn't about photography, it's about seeing and being / thanks Sean
June 15, 2022
Best colors for resale value of a vehicle
They're brighter than you think (yellow?! orange!). I chuckled at the new to me term "The German Rainbow"
The expanded San Francisco font family
The base type for Apple OS gets more expressive style widths with a great overview of how and why to use each. / via Merlin who says "This man has amazing hair"
June 11, 2022
What do you want to add?
MetroCard top off / existential crisis
June 10, 2022
Don’t just write words
Nathan Friend brought Spirograph to the browser (and an app). / via Sidebar
June 9, 2022
Back-office for a Business-of-One, including company formation, tax, accounting and bookkeeping services. Not available in Ohio yet, but this looks v promising. / via Erik
June 8, 2022
Teenage Engineering created a pocket operator app to sequence sound and video (for Google Pixel phones). No real idea what this does, but I love their approach to interface design.
June 6, 2022
AR Art Projector
App that blends an image on your phone with video of your pencil / paintbrush to draw. Once set, you can even zoom around. Fascinating. Da Vinci Eye has another app for murals too.
Prompts plus powerful AI
Two examples show another approach of how tools like Dall•E can generate imagery
June 3, 2022
Always looking for new music and super enjoying the singles and playlists of New Commute thanks to posts by Wolf Bomb
What people think pride is…
vs. what pride actually is. An expanded notion by Jess Bird
Asking AI to generate some logos
Janelle Shane's AI Weirdness blog is great. This particular post makes me wondering about job security.
June 2, 2022
The first Christopher Street Liberation Day Parade
Held in New York City, New York, on June 28, 1970, to commemorate the first anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. / via Nayland Blake
June 1, 2022
Aaron Draplin Wake & Make Challenge
Closed out a day of computers & zooms & needed to do something & didn't want to think about it. This 5 minute type drawing exercise from Draplin hit the spot. (The thing I made isn't very good.)
Song Link / Odesli
Automatically scours major streaming platforms to share links for songs, albums and podcasts. I no longer have to link to YouTube videos! (I do fear if the service will exist much longer after a Linktree acquisition...) / via Andy Bell
May 31, 2022
The greatest output of your careers will be relationships
The list of ”10 things I wish every design student knew“ by Cameron Moll holds up incredibly well over time, but also? Works for every profession.
May 30, 2022
Touch screens in cars are not good
This entire article can be summed up by the title. Don't get me wrong, as soon as fully autonomous vehicles are a real thing? Screens everywhere!
May 28, 2022
Hymn for the Hurting
A poem by Amanda Gorman with illustration by Angie Wang
May 26, 2022
Everytown for Gun Safety
Everytown advocates for gun safety measures in state legislatures across the US, providing a breakdown of laws by state alongside a list of solutions. It's hard to think of anything else.
The Night in Bloom
I'd love to visit the Praise Show Art Gallery in Brookline to see Oliver Jeffers latest paintings and get lost in the stars
The New Walden
A hardcover edition of Thoreau’s book, annotated, designed and illustrated.
May 25, 2022
Zander Moricz’s curly hair
Florida high school class president Zander Moricz was told by his school that they would cut his microphone if he said “gay” in his grad speech, so he replaced gay with “having curly hair.” 👏👏👏
May 24, 2022
Between 1939 and 1941, the Works Progress Administration collected photographs of most buildings in the five boroughs of New York City. Here they are digitized and tagged by Julian Boilen. / via Yewknee
It's like Zoom, but funner apparently, breaking out of boxes and adding filters, music, and games.
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)
Great Biking Cities
And which trails to ride in Copenhagen, Bogotá, New York City, Paris, Washington, D.C., Geneva, San Francisco / via Belong
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.
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
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.
May 21, 2022
TVA Multifunctional Computer
JK Captain made gorgeous renders of the desktop terminal in the Loki tv series. / via pb
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
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!