“I also believe, along with Keats, that the poetry of Earth is never dead, as long as spring succeeds winter and man is there to perceive it.”
Becca finds little odd items and photographs them, selling prints via her Etsy shop, BeccaShoots. Lovely gift idea.
New favorite Tumblr: One Thing Well, keeping up with simple, useful software doing (you guessed it) one thing really well.
“But a visionary is an implementer of visions, not an acquirer of dollars. And if you consider yourself a visionary, the only honest response to your own acquisition is to admit your failure, dust yourself off, and start building your next company.” Jake Lodwick
Had a bit of a NPR driveway moment this morning because I caught the last five or so of Fresh Air‘s interview with Phil Ramone, which happened in 1995. I didn’t realize he’d passed away. His career began with a 14 year old Leslie Gore, and continued until he passed away, having worked with everyone from Burt Bacharach to Paul McCartney. The interview goes beyond that (as most Fresh Air interviews do) with glimpses into what a 1960s studio was like, how he worked (overdubs were illegal, just one day to record Sondheim’s Passion) and what he learned. Just an incredible man with a lot of incredible stories. Next up: the Audio Engineering Society’s Oral History Project five part interview with him. Can’t wait.
She has a bunch of these, and they’re all inspiring me to care more about houseplants.
We need to embrace a device-agnostic approach to communicating with connected consumers and forget the idea of a “mobile Internet”. There is only One Web to experience.
This wonderful article up at Smashing Magazine is a must-read for anyone working on mobile right now. It’s full of great information, but also helps to really clarify (for you, your team, or your client) what we’re talking about when we say things like “responsive” and “accessible”. This gem is important:
Following the recommendation means making most of your Web content accessible across devices. It ensures that each link shared across the Web leads back to the same place and that, irrespective of the user’s device, everyone gets the same design experience. It aims to standardize Web design approaches, but also to standardize user experience expectations.
We’re not just talking about organized design, we’re talking about organized users. Empowered, engaged and appropriately treated. More conversations about how this conversation is for their benefit, not design’s is hugely important. In some cases, it might be the difference between your “responsive website budget” and your “complete user experience” budget.
It can be hard to keep track of all your kid’s crap all over the house. Not only that, but many storage options aren’t feasible (I love wicker baskets for look and affordability, but my cats destroy them). This storage basket from LEIF is a gorgeous compromise: leather straps are durable and designed to handle wear, and the organic cotton fabric can remain sturdy even if you have to manage dragging it around the house with a heavy load.
I was just thinking the other day that it would be amazing if there was one central location to identify the shows you like to watch, then see a list of when, where and how to watch them. With so many different options (paid and free or illegal), it’s hard to manage TV if you don’t have cable and oodles of time. Luckily, Yewknee tipped me off to Follow Shows, a service that does just that. Awesome!
I wish you didn’t have to use Facebook to login (I hate in general when that’s the only option for any app or service), but I’m definitely giving it a try because I know it will come in handy.