April 20, 2022

Fill Your Pockets

Reddit user Chucksdaughter made this graphic in honor of brave Ukrainian witches. In the comments they provide links to various formats to print and share. / via AustinKleon


A graphic of two hands, one dropping seeds and one by a sunflower. Type arcs over the illustration and reads "FILL YOUR POCKETS"

April 18, 2022

Imago’s Thingery

Borrow instead instead of buying. This Cincinnati thing-ventory has garden supplies, tents, tools, tiki torches and more. / via Kathryn


A logo made up of gardening tools with the words "The Queen City Thingery"

Orange Blood

Woke up reflecting on something that was related to the color orange, did a music search and this song came up and I dig it. Lovely randomness.


An illustration of a sunrise

April 17, 2022

Behind the scenes of Severance

Nine (very) short stories about production of the first season. I could watch an hours long documentary about this show.


An overhead shot of four office desks arranged in a pinwheel on green carpet

April 13, 2022

Born to Love

Just played this Ray LaMontagne song to fill the rest of the afternoon with some warm feelings. Nice addition of Sierra Ferrell's vocals to the track.


What appears to be a warm toned fabric pattern with flowers and leaves.

April 11, 2022

Attempting to find more fun

A challenge to achieve, but these four steps feel solid / via smartpeopleiknow


Illustration of colorful balloons against a blue sky

April 7, 2022

Home Sweet Homepage

Amy Wibowo’s story about making her first home page is wonderful to see, read and experience. / via lots of folks, for good reason


A drawing of a hand inserting a floppy disk into a desktop computer

April 6, 2022

FotoFocus to Open New Arts Center in Cincinnati

A new building in OTR by José García Design will house curated exhibitions, educational events and screenings. Excellent news for Cincinnati.


A modern design rendering of an art museum

April 5, 2022


Set up all your different streaming services, then sort, browse and search through a single interface. / via @hotdogsladies


An interface for the Plex app that combines multiple streaming services

VanMoof S5

The latest version of their electric bike, with better visibility, security, powertrain and design.


An electric bike

The new Condor livery

Brand New has oodles more images, but Condor has a sneak peek here. I would plan a trip just to be a passenger in one of these planes.


Striped passenger planes

The Empire Stripes Back

Armin Vit’s perspective on the Condor branding refresh is a delight to read. (Requires subscription, but _so_ worth it if you've interest in branding.)


A striped airline flying in blue skies

April 4, 2022

How science progresses

Pluto, quarter of a century apart


Two images of Jupiter, one pixelated, one sharp

April 1, 2022

Gyorgy Ligeti’s Artikulation visualized by Rainer Wehinger

Donald Craig scanned the pages of visualization from the 70's and synchronized them with the music. / via @pixlpa


A graphical visualization of music

A great thread about music visualization

Sometimes Twitter's algorithm reveals good things. Like these tweets from Andrew Benson and the replies.


Sheet music visualized as a 3-D structure

March 28, 2022

The Fox is Black is back

Bobby Solomon had a great blog about creativity and culture that was a favorite destination for many years. It lives again today as a thoughtful and densely awesome newsletter.


A silhouette icon of a fox on a gray background

Craig & Karl

Starting the week looking at the lovely blasts of color that Craig Redman & Karl Maier bring to the world. / via The Fox is Black


Colorful 3d objects

March 27, 2022

Finding the U2 Joshua Tree

Todd Dominey shares what he found, along with a couple tidbits about the photography and album


A U2 record in the desert against a dead tree

March 26, 2022

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Are Perfect, No Notes

"Why shouldn't we take a moment to appreciate a reliably happy-bringing thing?" Nodding head vigorously. / via @dansinker


Stacks of Reese's chocolate covered peanut butter cups

March 25, 2022

Wes Anderson’s Cygnus carriage

A bookable, fanciful train with several day trip options in England. (The short video showing a few bits of the inlaid wood creation is quite lovely.)


A fancy train interior

March 24, 2022

Schubert Impromptu in E flat

Before leaving her apartment in Kiev, Irina Maniukina plays the piano for the last time. Heartbreaking.


A woman plays a white baby grand piano in a bombed out flat in Kiev

March 21, 2022

Democracy comes to Michigan

Really awesome story about how a single tweet became a grassroots campaign to end gerrymandered voting districts in Michigan.


A person wears a cardboard cutout costume of a gerrymandered voting district holding a sign that reads "Hello I'm District 11. Stop me from gerrymandering"

March 19, 2022

Have iPhone Cameras Become Too Smart?

Mobile phone photos look like weird paintings anymore. I'd like an option to turn off computational photography.


Pixelated flowers in a vase on a mobile phone screen

A Journey…

Waking up and listening to this album by Hinako Omori thanks to Simon Collison. Having coffee. Easing into Saturday.


An abstract album cover with black and white images set in rectangles on a light gray background. A few lines are drawn randomly

March 17, 2022

Covid Standard Time

Everything is relative, for the moment.


Today is Thursday, March 746th, 2020.

An open source collection of Design Principles

Collections of guiding thoughts from the likes of John Maeda, Apple, IBM, Fisher Price and 160+ others. A trove. / via @rjkwon


Design Principles set in a san-serif typeface on a yellow background

Swee kombucha packaging by Below

I like to imagine a future where all ingredients are listed like this, but realize it'd be impossible. Lovely work by Below studio. / via @manfredhwf


A bottle of kombucha with a label that breaks out ingredients visually on the label. Pomegranates round out the composition on a light pink backdrop

March 14, 2022

The Zaouli Dance

Fascinating look at the dance and costume of the West African Guoro people.


An African dancer wears colorful clothes and a wooden mask

24 Years of Kottke.org

There are a handful of websites I keep inside a favorites folder. I'm invariably delighted whenever I see new posts on Jason's site and why I gladly extend membership each year.


Screenshots of the Kottke weblog over the last 24 years

March 12, 2022

ID. Buzz

This long dreamed about VW moves (slowly) into production (for Europe). The front design is busy, but the rest of the package is compelling.


An orange and white electric van of the future from Volkswagen

March 9, 2022

I Am Stretched On Your Grave

Chuck's post goes down so many lovely rabbit holes. A low res performance by Sinéad O’Connor that draws you in. A newsletter by Neko Case. The underlying beats. Another cover of the cover.


A woman on stage, grips a microphone, her other hand reaches upward. Bathed in white and red light

March 5, 2022

A few ways to help the people of Ukraine

Trying to find some ways to grapple with the horror unfolding.


The flag of Ukraine. Bisected horizontally with a blue rectangle representing the sky above a yellow rectangle to represent wheat fields

March 2, 2022

20 television shows

I can usually watch one tv show at night, preferably short and not about murder. This list is right up my alley, with recent favorites and oodles of new (to me) options.


A women sits on a stool with a microphone. She's looking down toward the ground in a reflective moment or beat. She's well lit on a stage with sparkling lights on a black background that look like stars.

February 24, 2022

101 BASIC Computer Games

These books cataloged computer programs you could type out in BASIC. I just thumbed through the archive and remember the joy when it worked and the frustration when there was a typo. +1 for illustrations!


black and white drawing of many faces in a cartoon style

11 retro coffee makers

Pretty sure my parents had the SEB Model 980, which would look awesome on the counter today. These and more from a book titled ”Soft Electronics“ out in May from Gestalten. / via Sidebar


An orange electric coffee maker with rounded edges

February 23, 2022

Florence + The Machine – King

A music video where you stay for the credits. Directed by Autumn de Wilde, choreographed by Ryan Heffington with costumes by Kate Mulleavy & Laure Mulleavy. 🔥


A woman in a magenta robe floats up the steps of an industrial building of concrete, followed by a group of women in flowing dresses contorting themselves behind

February 22, 2022


Would love to see this (or any) installation by Krista Kim. In this instance, all the digital billboards in Times Square synchronize with gradients.


All screens in Times Square featuring a gradient

February 20, 2022

How a Book Is Made

Excellent photos of the humanity, machinery and process.


A book on a printing press

February 19, 2022

A photograph of Vincent Van Gogh

There are very few photos of Van Gogh. He's 19 in this one.


Sepia toned photograph of a young man wearing a suit coat, collared shit and tie

February 16, 2022

Milwaukee Transit Passes

The Letterform Archive holds about 300 tickets in their collection thanks in part to a donation from type designer Tobias Frere-Jones... and they’re gorgeous.


A beautiful collection of Milwaukee Transit Passes

A tiny RC car

With headlights, turn signals and reverse indicators! Now I'm furiously searching to see if anything like this is available to buy.


A tiny red remote control car on a cutting mat

February 15, 2022

Teens interrupted by Covid

I feel like this page could scroll infinitely, with unending stories of isolation. Heartbreaking and real, with striking photography by Elinor Carucci.


A teenage girl sits in her room, a shaft of sunlight illuminates her face

February 14, 2022

The inspiration behind the Rivian palette

There's not too much to the story (it's nature!), but dang Rivian has the best color line-up of any vehicle manufacturer.


An soft green electric pickup truck in front at the edge of a forest of trees

Minimal Desk Pad

Swiss Miss posted about this felt desk pad and I must say, it is quite lovely. Feels great on the wrists when keyboarding and also makes the clicks softer when typing. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


keyboard, mouse and mousepad on a gray felt desk pad

February 11, 2022

1984 Mazda RX-7 Rally Car

I'm not sure if Bring a Trailer archives auctions, so I'm downloading a few photos of this gem to my favorite vehicles folder. That paint job is chef's 💋.


1984 Mazda RX-7 Rally Car with rainbow stripes in the snow

February 9, 2022

They mic’d up their 4 year old snowboarding

There is not only wisdom in this Tiktok, but also joy. Weewhoo! / via @realdougwilson


A 4 year old weaing a dinosaur coat snowboarding

Where are all the black designers?

New profiles are being posted throughout Black History Month. I remember having a single class with Noel Mayo at OSU and he exuded passion for design that was inspiring. / A fantastic growing list, via Under Consideration


A thumbnail featuring a black and white photo of fashion designer Zelda Wynn Valdes

February 7, 2022

The better of two sci-fi franchises

In this NY Times crossword, either WARS or TREK would work. Schrodinger's Puzzles kind of boggle my mind.


A Schrodinger's Puzzle in a crossword

A golden age of graphic design

Ahhhh, so all that good government design from the 70's was born from the Federal Graphics Improvement Program / via UnderConsideration's Brand New


Design guidelines with rainbow colors and bold graphics

February 6, 2022

Joe Danger is relaunching on iOS

Developer Sean Murray has a thread on Twitter as to why, and it gets you right in the feels. / a tip of the hat to Daring Fireball


A video game of a man on a motorcycle, side view

February 3, 2022

The best way to cook a frozen pizza

In brief: Thaw it first and then crank up your oven. I'm so doing this next time.


A stack of frozen pizza boxes

Works by Vincent Bal

Colossal shares a few of his illustrations using shadows, but wander down the links to Vincent's personal site (superfun) and Etsy store where his work translates well into prints and postcards.


The shadow from a pair of eyeglasses is the foundation of a drawing of a person reading a book

Why I’ve Decided to Take My Podcast Off Spotify

A cogent perspective from Roxanne Gay


I duotone treatment of a photograph of a woman looking at the camera, chin in hand

February 2, 2022

Emojis: Why We Love Them So Much & What They Mean

Free Zoom event alert: Dan Sinker has a conversation with emoji designer Jennifer Daniel on Thu, February 17.


Jennifer Daniels

Charley Harper’s Cool Carnival

Celebrate the Year of the Tiger or a certain football team going to a Super Bowl.


A tiger face illustration on a gray t-shirt

Tiny Love Stories

Touching reader-submitted stories of love with no more than 100 words. This NYT series has been going for a while. Just learned of it thanks to Rachel on the left.


Two happy women and a plate of food

January 31, 2022

Good Things

Melanie Richards' personal compilation of good sensory things in life. I'm inspired to start a list like this! / via Rachel Kwon


A list of good things

Ella Hawkins’ biscuit art

She's got plenty more on her website, but this Twitter thread provides insight on the process


Ornately painted cookies

January 29, 2022

Topography of South America

This single tweet led me down a wonderful rabbit hole of understanding the unique geography of South America.


3D rendering of South America's topography

Believe blanket

Stunning type design by Valentina Casali / via Jessica Hische


A black and white blanket with ornate type that reads BELIEVE