Flowkit - I don’t even use Sketch, but I draw lots of boxes and arrows during my work day and can appreciate the well designed simplicity of Flowkit.

November 21, 2017 · tools · ux · sites i like

Al Boardman - maker of fine animated gifs.

November 20, 2017 · gifs

De La Soul’s Royalty Capes - a road movie in five minutes.

November 20, 2017 · music · travel · hip-hop

November 20, 2017

November 20, 2017

Tom Björklund- is currently working on historical motifs illustrating life during the ice age as well as the Medievals and everything in between”. Example above, a character study of a Neanderthal and child.

November 19, 2017 · art

Tonight was 还阳, a ghost holiday” where the afterworld is a little closer. Beijingers who still follow traditions burn piles of hell money in the street inscribed in a white circle, littering the hutongs with tiny fires and piles of ash. #cxinchina

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Hell money - is printed to resemble legal tender bank notes. The notes are not an officially recognized currency or legal tender since their sole intended purpose is to be offered as burnt-offerings to the deceased as often practiced by the Chinese and several East Asian cultures.” /via xuhulk who took the photo above.

November 18, 2017 · ghosts · words

The Jail in the Gunter Hotel

The Gunter Hotel in Frostburg, Maryland has a rich history, some of which is entangled in illicit affairs. In addition to housing travelers, the antique building also contained a jail, a speakeasy, and at one point a cockfighting ring in the basement.

I went to college in Frostburg and can also add that the hotel has a super creepy collection of porcelain dolls 🤪.

November 18, 2017 · links · weird · maryland

Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches by John Hodgman

a poignant and sincere account of one human facing his forties, those years when men in particular must stop pretending to be the children of bright potential they were and settle into the failing bodies of the wiser, weird dads that they are.

I’m closing in on the mid-40s and weird dad with failing bodies sounds about right.

November 16, 2017 · links · aging · books

Story Speaker

Story Speaker lets anyone create talking, interactive stories with no coding required. Just write your story in a Google Doc, push a button, and every Google Home device linked to your account can play it, instantly.

November 13, 2017 · google · stories · games

The Dark Feels Different in November

November holds the in-between. Between warmth and cold, between light and dark, between living and dying. The eleventh month, getting darker, getting colder, echoes our own eventual winding down and gives chance to live in the richest, deepest way.

November 13, 2017 · winter · seasons

The tropes of dinosaur art applied to living animals

The swan is terrifying.

November 1, 2017 · dinosaurs · art · links

Little Drawing Book of Weirdos

It’s like Lego for drawing.

October 27, 2017 · halloween · drawing · books

The Legend of Steve

I hope they never catch him.”

October 24, 2017 · links · animals

Autumnal Content

The arrival of autumn means the return of Fall content like foliage maps, decorative gourd swearing, and my personal favorite: photos of people resting” at Oktoberfest.

Bonus link: a collection of creepy content I put together a couple years ago.

October 24, 2017 · fall

Spooked Podcast

Creepy stories, well told.

October 11, 2017 · ghosts · podcasts · links

Japanese Vending Machines at Night

Juxtaposed with a wintry Hokkaido landscape /via onfocus.com

October 8, 2017 · japan · photography · links


A 3-D digital comic.

October 5, 2017 · links · comics


beautiful and data-driven color palettes”

September 29, 2017 · colors · links

Episode 75: The Gatekeeper

Great interview with crime book columnist Marilyn Stasio, very interesting person, worth a listen even if you aren’t interested in crime fiction.

September 28, 2017 · podcasts · books · crime · links

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