Snap Text Ship

I like this concept. Take a pic, text it to 251.265.2848, pay two bucks, and send it as a postcard. I’ll try it on my next vacation.

July 28, 2016 · photography

Chekhov’s Gun

If you say in the first chapter that there is a rifle hanging on the wall, in the second or third chapter it absolutely must go off. If it’s not going to be fired, it shouldn’t be hanging there.”

Chekhov, master of the short story, gave this advice: If it’s not essential, don’t include it in the story.The term has come to mean an insignificant object that later turns out to be important.”

The opposite of Chekhov’s Gun is the Asspull.

July 27, 2016 · words · television


Prisma is fun. I ran this photo from the Maryland Zoo’s otter exhibit through it:

And got:

Check out their Twitter feed for some more examples of what Prisma can do.

July 26, 2016 · apps · photography

Null Island

Null Island is a located at zero degrees latitude and zero degrees longitude, it also doesn’t exist.

July 26, 2016 · maps · faux places

Beastie Boys Mural

A tribute to Paul’s Boutique for the 25th anniversary of the album.

Here is the finished mural:

/via oscilloscope studio

July 25, 2016 · links · beastieboys · music

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July 25, 2016

Rogue One Trailer + Celebration

I may be more excited for Rogue One than any of the other Star Wars movies since the originals. The movie feels like what director Gareth Edwards says at the 2:00 mark of this video: I grew up with Star Wars figures, it’s a bit like being that kid again.”

July 21, 2016 · Star Wars · movies

Year Progress

Year Progress is a Twitter account that posts a daily progress bar made in ascii and showing what % of the year has passed. Here is an example from today’s progress report:

▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░░░░░ 55%

/via @austinkleon

July 20, 2016 · ascii art · time

Masashi Wakui

Masashi Wakui’s photos of Tokyo are like paintings.

July 19, 2016 · photography · Japan

July 19, 2016

Printed By Somerset

Printed by Somerset’s website is very clever.

July 15, 2016 · Sites I like


My new favorite watchface for my Pebble is Dial by Priyesh Patel. So simple …

July 15, 2016 · Pebble · favorite things

Pentagram designs new logo and identity system for Mastercard

The comments on this article about Pentagram’s redesign of Mastercard’s brand seem to encapsulate design commentary these days. They range from Such an elegant return to basics. This is wonderful. LOVE it.” to 1 min job, Draw 4 circles, Overlap 2 to make orange, Draw 1 red, 1 yellow. Done.”

Tacitly related, I stumbled upon the Dunning–Kruger effect just yesterday.

July 15, 2016 · design · branding

Palettable is kind of a choose your own adventure color palette generator. Related, provides rows and rows of pre-selected color palettes.

July 14, 2016 · colors


Make your own John Carpenter movie soundtrack with Martin Wecke’s minimal beat machine.

July 14, 2016 · music · browser fun

form + align

James Ward makes some interesting animated gifs, example below:

July 14, 2016 · gifs

The Last Days of Jack Sparks

This book falls into the found footage (manuscript) genre: In 2014, Jack Sparks - the controversial pop culture journalist - died in mysterious circumstances. This book, compiled from the files found after his death, reveals the chilling details of Jack’s final hours.” It tells the story of a gonzo journalist who was investigating the occult when he died. I read it in about a week (which is super fast for me) and it was pretty spooky. If I say much more I’ll spoil it for you, but if you like The Blair Witch Project1 and/or the Exorcist this may be up your alley. 👻

  1. The creators of the Blair Witch Project even make a cameo appearance in the book.

July 13, 2016 · books

July 11, 2016

July 7, 2016

The latest DJ Jazzy Jeff & MICK Summertime Mixtape

This is good for your ears. /via waxy

July 5, 2016 · Music

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