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Well, this week flew by in a breathless woosh. How is it Friday already? Not that I’m complaining, mind. Five deadlines this week ate all my blogging time and I’m cutting out early today to head to Purdue University to see Studio Visit, Chad’s show with Cody Hudson & Stephen Eichhorn.
Here’s some fodder to make up for the lull this week though:
+ Major, major office supply lust courtesy of HAY, a little design boutique in Copenhagen. Itching to get on a plane just to visit this shop alone.
+ Okay Type releases their newest font, Harriet, to rave reviews including an award from the Type Directors Club. I can certainly see why, Harriet is no joke. Expertly executed with careful finesse, she’s smart and friendly, modern and classic, which means infinite uses. Hope to find an excuse to buy soon!
+ Hear: Aimee Mullins‘ story on the Moth Podcast. Aimee is a double amputee who also happens to be an athlete, model, actress and comedian. She even got to be in Matthew Barney’s Cremaster, with custom designed faun legs (above, eat your heart out, Gaga). Easily my most favorite Moth podcast in ages. There’s also an awesome Ted talk here where she talks all about her pairs of legs.
+ Why Louis CK thinks the next Steve Jobs will be a chick over at Fast Company.
+ All of the Illustrator shortcuts! See similar for inDesign as well. Most of the shortcuts I use I discovered by accident or by watching someone else work inside the program. Regardless, forcing these infographics into my brain would certainly be a good exercise in streamlining workflow.
Happy 2012 all! I did a lot of blog & content planning while I was away from my computer over the holidays and now I have all these fun blog ideas. Just in time for my trip to Alt…which is in just two weeks! So, so soon! Time to get crackin.
Aspic & Other Delights is all about the vintage recipe love. I’d LOVE to go to a dinner party with modern remixes of these dishes. Except for the processed meat-in-a-can-Spam ones. Those I can do without I think.
Logged 39 hours in three days this week, when that happens there’s just not much left for doing fun stuff on ze internets. C’est la vie! But at least you know I can’t quit you. And now I can finally get to all these things I’ve been meaning to blog and that is awesome news indeed.
I’ve started to hear rumblings of Kickstarter donor fatigue here and there, which bums me out. I’m definitely not tired of hearing about all the nerdy projects people are trying to attempt, but even more importantly, I think encouraging this kind of can-do spirit facilitates amazing things for society exponentially. So when my photographer friend Ryan Sievert emailed me his project, Outliers, Vol 1 I knew it was worth a mention.
Ryan’s film collective are trying to get a team together to fly and travel across to Iceland to film a series of improvised musical shorts. This project comes with heavy production costs, but when you take a look at the talent involved it’s easy to see that this is no accident. It certainly gets my vote for most beautiful in that dreamy, ethereal way that comes so easily to Nordic countries (uh, Sigur Ros anyone?). Backing the project will get you various combinations of downloads, the soundtrack, prints, or a boxed set of the entire series. If you live in Chicago, we’re luckier still, there will be screenings IF we’re able to support this into reality.
There’s just 23 days left.
File this one under marvelous things I wish I’d thought of! My friend Veronica’s been cataloging and archiving her accountant-Grandpa’s office supplies and knick-knacks. There’s something really captivating about someone’s forgotten personal effects and I love that Veronica includes some of her own childhood memories alongside them. What a great gift to her family too!
Tell me this isn’t just made for summer. Part of a whole slew of delicious hand-tooled leather bike accessories. Mmm. Modern bicycle cowboy.
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