Twenty Bits I Learned About Design, Business & Community

I just finished reading Dan Cedarholms’ book Twenty Bits I Learned About Design, Business & Community. If you are not familiar with Dan, he was the co-founder of Dribbble. It’s a simple and fast fun read with lots of tidbits of his experience. There are a few chapters that I just found myself laughing out … Read more

I.M. Pei, acclaimed architect, dead at 102 – CNN Style

I have always loved I.M. Pei’s work. I always found his use of space and geometry fascinating. “Stylistic originality is not my purpose,” he said. “I want to find the originality in the time, the place and the problem.” There is a very good documentary about him as well called First Person Singular: I.M. Pei

Everyday items made better

So many things today we take for granted, as a result I don’t think we look at ways to make them better.  Take the example below of the see through highlighter.  One of the problems I always had in school with highlighting was I did not always get the correct area.  Highlighting multiple lines when … Read more

Font Men

I saw this on Apartment Therapy last week and have been meaning to post it for others to see..  It is a brief 6 minute file about  Hoefler & Frere-Jones type foundry.  This company has created some of the best known and successful fonts. This is a little behind the scenes about why they create fonts and … Read more

Mike Parker, Godfather Of Helvetica, Dies

Mike Parker was a monster in typeface design creating more than 1,000 typefaces including one of my favorites Helvetica.   A consultant, type historian, and designer at Font Bureau, Parker has been described as “the font god,” with the development of more than 1,100 typefaces to his credit. His colleagues called him a shepherd of typography, who over … Read more

Float Wall Desk — Shoebox Dwelling

I can not tell you why, but in addition to my small well designed space fondness I also love furniture that floats or is on wheels.  Shoebox Dwelling has a nice post about a new desk called the Float Wall Desk by Dario Antonioni.  It appears to be a bent laminate desk that comes in either oak … Read more

Simple Elegance: Sliding Door Hardware from Krown Lab : Remodelista

Blending three of my favorite things – glass metal and wood to create some beautifully designed sliding door hardware.  I have seen these a few times before and I continue to try and find a way to reconfigure my house in some way to use them. via Remodelista

Crafstman Software Development

The other day I was listing to Build and Analyze episode #95 This Unicorn Doesn’t Support NFC. Toward the end of the episode Marco Arment demonstrates how his application, Instapaper, uses voice assist to help others may have some visual impairment. He also went on to showed how a few other applications in the category deployed or … Read more

How will the iPhone5 wear?

This week there was a lot of news about the iPhone 5. It was probably one of the most anticipated new “gadgets”. This years version of it comes in both the black and white variants but they are different then previous versions. The white is a combination of white and bare aluminum while the black … Read more