Friday Link Pack

From now on, sitting in a traffic jam, I will dream of The Trunk Theater driving in front of me…

– One of the most prolific designers Switzerland has ever seen: Adrian Frutiger Dies at 87; His Type Designs Show You the Way

– Applauding Perry Chen and Yancey Strickler of Kickstarter for keeping it real and redefining success beyond money and power. The world needs more of this: Kickstarter Focuses Its Mission on Altruism Over Profit

– Interesting talk: Leadership merit badges.

Dictionary Stories: Very short stories composed entirely of example sentences from the New Oxford American Dictionary.

– A collection of morning routines.

– I keep coming across these flying vintage cars. Makes me smile every time.

– Cat lovers unite and support this Kickstarter for a beautifully designed laser beam toy.

Iconsfeed, an online gallery of iOS icons. (via)

– A visualization of the most iconic sidekicks in history.

– Create a Peanut Character of yourself.

13 of the strangest restaurant spots in America

– My daughter and her girlfriends are going nutty over these Tattly charm bracelets.

– Percolate is looking to hire a Junior Product Designer.

3 Comments leave a comment below

  1. re: – I’ve always been interested in daily routines, and really like this idea, and I think the site has potential. A favorite book, Mason Currey’s ‘Daily Rituals,’ tells of many interesting, if not quirky folks and what it takes for them to get through their day. The subject of routine really has meaning to me. I went to the site and was more than a little disappointed that there’s so little grey hair and so few wrinkles among the 145 folks featured. 3 people, all men – Bryan Desloge, Doug Belshaw, and Amit Sonawane – look to be somewhat seasoned. Not one woman wearing the look of real life experience is included. What’s up with that? Don’t older folks in business, the arts, technology, and science have morning routines? There must be older women and men considered cool enough to be featured on your site, right? Think 40, 50, and older, as well. Here are 7 suggestions… Marc Andreessen (44), J Mays (60), Squeak Carnwath (68), Manuel Lima (37), Steve Martin (70), L. Rafael Reif (65), Henry Leutwyler (54). Great start with, Michael and Benjamin, but I think you need to step it up.

    Me? I’m closing in on 63, recently pulled up stakes in Silicon Valley and moved to Central Texas to retire. My morning routine consists of waking with the break of day, drinking enough coffee to enable me to form coherent sentences, and spending way too much time on in the internet.

  2. Hi Russ,

    I’m one of the co-founders of My Morning Routine and want to address your point.

    We do have more seasoned individuals on the site than those you mentioned, though we have no way of categorising them as yet (by age). You’re completely right that there are significantly less seasoned individuals than younger ones, however, which we need to do better about.

    For the first two years of the site’s existence we mostly published participant requests; so during this period we published what we received (and was of a good enough quality).

    For the last twelve or so months we’ve mostly published individuals who we contacted and were kind enough to share their mornings with us. Here we could (and should) have done better, and we’re constantly working to do so. Though we contact significantly more seasoned individuals than those who want to be published (we contact approximately three people for every one we publish) we need to push this even further.

    Thank you for your suggestions. We already have a couple of them on our list and, having just looked through them (we’re both European and haven’t heard of many of them), have added them to our list too.

    Thanks Russ, we appreciate your support and genuine wish for us to improve.

    All the best,


  3. Hey, Benjamin!

    Thanks for the reply. I’ll keep checking to see how you folks are doing. Again, I think this is a great idea and wish you and Michael success!