Pakora Butty: Back to Business →
From Pakora Butty: I am now working on another business and I will never call it a startup. Calling it a startup adds a layer of abstraction that I don’t want. Calling it a business forces me to think about all the factors that require a business to function from the start. Smart thinking.
Seth's Blog: Perfect and impossible →
If you are in love with the perfect, prepare to see it swept away. If you are able to dream of the impossible, it just might happen. —Seth Godin
Inspiration for my public facing materials
Coop passed along this video today for an iPad app called Paper (on iTunes). While I haven’t tried the app yet (don’t have my iPad with me today), I can tell you that I’ve already downloaded the app based on the strength of the video, as well as the informational website. They do a very good job of capturing some of the experience around writing. I’ll be looking to this...
People think that design is styling. Design is not style. It’s not about giving...– Paola Antonelli, via Jonathan Moore.
The Optimizer / Wilson Miner →
Another Wilson Miner piece for you all. As a designer, I also fall under the umbrella of Optimizer. I’m best at working inside pre-established patterns, making them better, removing cruft and noise, and injecting them with new life while still utilizing the same elements that have always been there. I’m best at remixing. In designing Scrit Scrit, I’m pushing outside of this...
Last year on March 27th, I started using the Everyday app. I wasn’t religious about it, but today marks one year, and the time lapse movie is finally justified. They go by quickly, but there are some cool backgrounds in here: the old studio, the new studio, the beach, Yosemite, Lovers Leap, and a bunch more. Cool.
Kern and Burn | A Publication About Design... →
AnthroPunk - Anthropology in Motion →
A definition: AnthroPunk - how people promote, manage, resist and endure change; how people hack their lives (and those of others) - living the world not just in it. AnthroPunk is a new label for a number of older ways of conceptualising people and their constructions. Foremost, the individuation of people and their experiences and an explicit recognition that their lives are interactive, not...
The Words That Are Killing Your Productivity |... →
No more gerund-ing for me. See what I did there?
Sometimes, I think we got it right the first time.
Writing, ships, trains, bikes, and the electoral college. What else?
Codename: Svbtle by Dustin Curtis →
A new, interesting, UX-y, designer-y take on a content management system from Dustin Curtis. It looks pretty good, and I love the idea of having a place for my ideas and my posts in the same place (currently, I jot down notes in my Field Notes sized notebook, handwrite an initial or short draft (or even just a few sentences) in my 9x9” gridded notebook, and then rewrite it in iA Writer. I...
Gallery of Default Anonymity →
In the vein of Screenshots of Despair. On a related note, I’m considering starting my own UI library. You know, since it’s gonna be my job and all. We’ll see.
Noël Jackson's Rules for Working at Home
Have a separate space for working. Keep it clean. Don’t get into the staying up til 4am thing. It’s poison for you. Have a pair of work shoes. Where your work shoes when you’re working, take them off when you are not. Noël Jackson is a designer and DJ. He used to work for Automattic / Wordpress, and now he runs Exquisite. and Hypertone.
Inception Explained →
A truly awesome bit of HTML/CSS magic. Via Coop.
Most people by now carry versatile smartphones in their pockets that not only...– Dominikus Baur (emphasis mine). As in all things, less is more. Via Benjamin.
Lines, by the Café Society →
Liz passed me this link, as well as this series of thoughts from Anne Galloway. Both have opened my mind up in the last 12 hours, and I’m suddenly considering new ideas and possible interactions. These were the kicks I needed to get myself out of the visual paradigms of Dribbble and Instagram, and into something, well, different. More excited than ever.
Week Notes #7, Bi-Weekly/Bi-Coastal Edition: Mar...
It’s been a busy two weeks. Here we go: Scrit Scrit Is Official As though there were any doubt, Scrit Scrit is officially the name (and spelling!) of my project. Yay. The spacing is still up in the air, so if you’ve got a preference, let me know in the comments. I’ve been mulling and writing and typing different variations all week, and I still haven’t decided. Scrit...
FUCK YEAH MOLESKINES →
Subtle Patterns →
Free textures for your next web project. All available under the Creative Commons for both personal and commercial projects, attribution not required but always appreciated. Via Coop.
Why the Bay Area Needs the Bay Lights →
Steven Johnson, the author of Where Good Ideas Come From, writes about why the Bay Area needs to help finance the Bay Lights project. Here’s the Bay Lights: The Bay Lights is very similar to a project that Michael Yap and I did last semester for our Public Interfaces class with Jake Barton and Ian Curry of Local Projects. You can see our project here: Our project is less of an...
Scritscrit's got personality
One of the things I recognized early on in my design process is that the success of my project was going to dependent heavily on its emotional design. Handwriting, as public as it sometimes is, is an intensely personal thing. In our society, our handwritten signatures stand for who we are and what we believe. Bad handwriting is a source of shame for some; beautifully lettered documents are lusted...
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Scrit Scrit or Scritscrit?