Hokyoung Kim

Art that is like snippets of movies you want to see.


/via @Oniropolis

December 15, 2019 · art

Before the Internet

You’d be in some kind of arts center, wearing roomy overalls, looking at a tray of precious gems, and you’d say, That’s cat’s-eye,” and your friend would say, Nope. That’s opal.” And you’d say, That’s definitely cat’s-eye.” And there would be no way to look it up, no way to prove who was right, except if someone had a little booklet. Anyone got a little booklet?” you’d ask, looking around. Is there a booklet on this shit?”

December 15, 2019 · nostalgia

Said the Gramophone: BEST SONGS OF 2019

Come for the music, stay for the writing: But a bop’s a bop, and this is a pop song like a teddy bears’ picnic, brilliant and summery, with old friends asnooze and bottles resting sideways in the grass.”

December 14, 2019 · Music · 2019

Drawing maps

Tiny little details.

December 13, 2019 · maps · art

Somewhere in Nevada


December 12, 2019 · photography

52 things I learned in 2019

Always a good read from Tom Whitwell. My favorite TIL was the existence of ethnographic coolers:

Harbinger customers are customers who buy products that tend to fail. They group together, forming harbinger zip codes. If households in those zip codes buy a product, it is likely to fail. If they back a political candidate, they are likely to lose the election.


December 12, 2019 · til · 2019

Writing Is Designing: Words and the User Experience

Adding this to my to-read list. Jorge Arango interviewed one of the authors on his podcast if you want to learn more about the topic.


December 12, 2019 · books · design

Head On

Photos of birds looking right at you. /via laura olin


December 12, 2019 · photography · nature

Week 50

Some things I liked this week:

📚 Reading: Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton. It’s an end of the world zombie story from the point of view of the animals, but wonderfully more weird than that description. + I’m listening to The Witch Elm by Tana French via the great app: Libby

🎧 Listening: Rocket Fuel by DJ Shadow and De La Soul + a ton of Christmas music.

📱 Apps: Appy Weather. Yes, another weather app, but this one is pleasingly chunky.

🌐 Site: People with Cool Avatars, tiny works of art, a collection of digital self portraits.

Eye Candy: The Kimberly.

December 8, 2019

Stormtrooper Design Evaluation

A little bit of love for one of the most recognizable cannon fodder bad guys in movie history.


December 6, 2019 · star wars · movies

Do You Drink?

A story from Craig Mod that ends with this quote: Time passes, and that’s what happens. Things become … other things.”

December 5, 2019 · japan · hiking · time

Don’t forget to stretch your design

Good advice.

December 5, 2019 · design

The 2019 kottke.org Holiday Gift Guide

Always worth a looksee.

December 5, 2019 · gifts

The Deep Sea

Explore the ocean depths. /via waxy

December 3, 2019 · fun · the-sea

Abandoned Cleveland Aquarium

November 28, 2019 · odd · photography

Figuring Shit Out

It does, of course, look to everyone else like you’re not doing a damn thing. And, often, you don’t have anything to physically present for the hours you’ve burned staring at the wall or whatever.

November 28, 2019 · work

7 Fall Basics

More sleep, more reading, more hiking, more reflection, more soup, more movies, more night sky. /via kottke

November 27, 2019 · seasons

Passo Giau

Winding roads in the Dolomites.

November 27, 2019 · photography · from-above

Mouse Books

Tiny books to grab instead of your phone.

November 27, 2019 · books

Photos of European Skaters

by Sam Partaix. Example:

November 27, 2019 · photography

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