I feel these photographsby Sakir Yildirim.
These one word resolution prompts seem like an interesting way to help form new habits. Could be used as a playful tool in an office environment.
“Progress is never permanent, will always be threatened, must be redoubled, restated and reimagined if it is to survive.”
– Zadie Smith
A big thank you to Miss D for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.
Imagine what would happen if you let a couple of enthusiast photographers build a language app?
Miss D is a beautiful, multilingual language app that creates an engaging, visual way to learn new vocabulary by taking and browsing photos. Miss D presents comprehensive information in a delightful way and includes up to 10 language translations, Oxford English Dictionary, Emoji, cover photo and Wikipedia.
Last but not the least, you can put a dent in the universe of words by exhibiting your wonderful photo alongside the relevant words or phrases.
Give it a try: www.wearexd.com
I could have used this keychain 2.5 years ago when I started a big new chapter in my life. What a great gift for someone embarking on a new adventure.
“You’re floating in empty space in a universe that goes on forever. If you have to be here, at least be happy and enjoy the experience.”
― Michael Singer
A few weeks ago I was at a friend’s house in LA and he showed me Infento. This makes me want to be a kid! You can build various rides for your kids, with your kids. This is next level LEGO-kinda-play!
Libby Oliver photographed individuals wearing every single piece of clothing they own. Beautiful.
A big thank you to Frere-Jones Type for sponsoring my blog, Newsletter and RSS Feed this week.
The latest release from Frere-Jones Type is Conductor, a commanding display family inspired by a range of historical references. Originally based on the delicate, blocky numerals from vintage Bulgarian lottery tickets, it also incorporates elements of vernacular shopfront lettering and mid-century type design. The result is a dual family: the strong and graceful roman, constructed on a grid of rectangles; and the swift and energetic italic, built around triangles.
Conductor offers four widths from Condensed to Wide, anticipating applications from editorial to branding and packaging. The family’s distinctive flavor relies on a seemingly self-contradictory approach: boxes and triangles made of curves, rigid frames that sway and lunge. Conductor is severe at a glance, but the details reveal dimensionality and depth.
“When I’m terrified, I’m probably on the brink of something that’s pretty rad.”
– Shannon Lee Simmons
Research Scientist Janelle Shane collected all the candy heart messages she could find, and then gave them to a learning algorithm called a neural network. Given a set of data, a neural network will learn the patterns that let it imitate the original data – although its imitation is sometimes imperfect. The candy heart messages it produced are quite humorous. Made me chuckle. Also, Happy Valentine’s everyone. It’s my son’s birthday, so this day is extra special.
Today’s Tattly release is a multisensory experience combining the calming scent of Eucalyptus, a sound meditation, and six sacred geometric shapes. The accompanying sound meditation download by Sara Auster features her playing crystal singing bowls. Zen out everyone!
(Not sure what sacred geometry is? Here you go)
“As someone who has decades of experience on the web, I hate to compare myself to the tortoise, but hey, if it fits, it fits. Let’s be more like that tortoise: diligent, direct, and purposeful. The web needs pockets of slowness and thoughtfulness as its reach and power continues to increase. What we depend upon must be properly built and intelligently formed. We need to create space for complexity’s important sibling: nuance. Spaces without nuance tend to gravitate towards stupidity. And as an American, I can tell you, there are no limits to the amount of damage that can be inflicted by that dangerous cocktail of fast-moving-stupid.”
Everything is Hard Again, by Frank Chimero
“The difference between a community and a network is that you belong to a community, but a network belongs to you. You feel in control. You can add friends if you wish, you can delete them if you wish. You are in control of the important people to whom you relate. People feel a little better as a result, because loneliness, abandonment, is the great fear in our individualist age. But it’s so easy to add or remove friends on the internet that people fail to learn the real social skills, which you need when you go to the street, when you go to your workplace, where you find lots of people who you need to enter into sensible interaction with.”
At a dinner party a few weeks ago my neighbors listed the five best products they bought in 2017. Without hesitation, they started raving about these linen sheets called Parachute. As someone who has never spent a lot of money on sheets, I was surprised at the excitement and enthusiasm that oozed out of both of my neighbors, especially as they are more the quiet, reserved types. Their love for these sheets was palpable. So much, that I spontaneously bought a set after I got home, even though they are super duper pricy. Granted, the 3 glasses of wine might have had something to do with it.
A few days later the sheets arrived. The moment of truth was here! And the verdict: They are F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C. They feel a tiny bit rough, but in a good way. I admit, I am excited to go to bed because of my sheets. And, yes, I do sound like a bored suburban housewife by talking about how much I love my sheets. BUT I REALLY DO!
I admit though, I can’t get over how much I paid for them. They better last a loooooong time! Also, yes, adulting hard!
A big thank you to Ode to Things for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.
Ode to Things is a micro-store run by an artist-designer duo based in New England. It is a tribute to and celebration of quality lifestyle objects. Together they gathered products from around the world that are significant in the way they unify form, function, and style. Things that bring joy to humans that care about form and function, that want objects that become an essential part of their living space.