1. explore-blog:

    New favorite site: Corpus Libris, which applies the concept of analog augmented reality to book covers. Best thing since Sorted Books.

    (via this isn’t happiness)

  2. Most literal job title ever
via @ajbaird

    Most literal job title ever

    via @ajbaird

  3. The Flat Design Era

    layervault:

    When LayerVault 2 launched earlier this spring, we believed that we were taking a risk by pursuing an entirely flat interface.

    Well-loved products on the web share a similar design aesthetic, with roughly the same kinds of bevels, inset shadows, and drop shadows. For designers, achieving this level of “lickable” interface is a point of pride. For us, and for a minority of UI designers out there, it feels wrong.

    We certainly didn’t invent the flat style but arriving at it was a violent process. We tore through hundreds of revisions (we have the LayerVault timelines to prove it) to potential interfaces before arriving at the answer that now makes us say “of course.” The desk at LayerVault’s original headquarters (my Manhattan apartment) still has the battle scars from objects being slammed down in anger. At one point, while working on a mockup, a MacBook was slammed shut so hard it was nearly unhinged.

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  4. The relationship to handcraft is a beautiful one… You pit your faculties against concrete problems. The victories are concrete, definable, touchable.

    — Anaïs Nin on the magic of letterpress and the joy of handcraft – beautiful meditation penned in 1942, but timelier than ever. (via explore-blog)

  5. How a graphic designer finds a wife
via andrew keir

    How a graphic designer finds a wife

    via andrew keir

  6. I’d rather be in *Grand Haven* sketching on a sand dune. Where would you rather be?

    I’d rather be in *Grand Haven* sketching on a sand dune. Where would you rather be?

  7. Learning Hard Things: Learning Curve

    You have to want to get good for a while before you truly get better:

    collaborativefund:

    What you think it will feel like.

    What it’s actually like.

    What it felt like.

    (via)

  8. explore-blog:

Creativity is Subtraction – truth from Austin Kleon, part of his brilliant Newspaper Blackout project.

    explore-blog:

    Creativity is Subtraction – truth from Austin Kleon, part of his brilliant Newspaper Blackout project.

  9. lovelyui:

navigation on Svpply

    lovelyui:

    navigation on Svpply

  10. Knight News Challenge: ThinkUp →

    newschallenge:

    1. What do you propose to do? [20 words]

    Build an information network that connects to today’s social networks, but isn’t centralized and dependent on a company or investors.

  11. A classic from Cedric Price.
Via Tim De Chant’s PerSquareMile

    A classic from Cedric Price.

    Via Tim De Chant’s PerSquareMile

  12. Riding Easy

  13. thefuturetech:

    The latest update on our current understanding of how the brain works. Jones discusses how he is aggregating massive amounts of data (from real brains in the lab), and presents it to us with high definition images. He is open-sourcing the project and calling for universal collaboration to solve the mysteries of the human genome.

  14. billhr:

Nobody ever asks: “How’s Wally?”

    billhr:

    Nobody ever asks: “How’s Wally?”