January 2010 Archives
January 31, 2010
This is one of my favorites, in fact, the whole series stretching from 1/27/10 through 1/30/10 is even better now that I'm a parent. Thanks to digital cameras we no longer run out of film, but it's still a challenge to get kids to cooperate while taking pictures.
January 26, 2010
“The more limited a product’s functionality, the easier one can master it. And feeling like a master of your tools is a wonderful thing.” Something I completely agree with, and could probably incorporate a bit more into some of the things I create. Additionally, I really liked the article (as well as his unique presentation style). [Via]
January 25, 2010
Bust out your stash of unused mason jars (the shorter, wider variety), and make a pie in a jar. Somebody at some point told me about these, but didn't have a recipe. This appears to be pretty straight-forward, and easily adaptable to other recipes. This just might get printed out for Maria. [Via]
Site of a new (to me) designer and illustrator, Darren Drew. I particularly like the retro, yet approachable feel to his work. It makes me want to try to make something like that. File this under inspiring. [Via]
January 21, 2010
I've been on the lookout for a typeface that has a certain feel to it. This particular example is nice and open, playful, and communicates a slight disregard for uniformity. This just might be perfect, and the price tag doesn't hurt my feelings one bit. [Via]
Ross Berens has created a beautiful set of posters about our solar system. I particularly like the typesetting on these. They have a retro, but not quite retro feel to them. Just lovely. [Via]
January 19, 2010
An interesting visual representation and analysis on the development of Crayola's color line. I wonder how close the colors fit the actual colors created by Crayola - perfect or not, it's interesting. [Via]
January 17, 2010
January 15, 2010
A nice new addition to one of my favorite lines of LEGO's (the modular sets) to replace the now-discontinued Café Corner - a set essentially void of any interior elements (although rich in exterior design). Following in the style of 10197 Fire Brigade, this one seems to be plentiful in its interior design (although mildly plain in the exterior coloring). Overall it looks like a nice set. Add it to my list.
A perfect prescription for many children.
I generally enjoy McSweeney's. I especially like “Okay, someone's in the kitchen with Dinah. What is this, a guessing game? And no one's going to be ‘strumming on the ol' banjo’ in my house. I'm not stupid.” and “No, you can't put a person in a pumpkin shell. Really, I'm starting to worry about you.”
January 4, 2010
A useless link for the vast majority of people who might read this, but a page I found fairly helpful in a recent endeavor of mine.