We're down Mexico this week and are enjoying the beautiful scenery here. Above is a photo of the Tulum ruins - there are Iguanas everywhere!
WHAT WE'RE READING
"At the age of 56, Martin moved up to a remote mesa, 20 miles across dirt roads from the nearest highway. No electricity, no phone, no neighbours, there was not even a shelter to move into. For the first few months, she focused her energy on building, working from scratch and mostly alone. She made a one-room dwelling out of adobe bricks she shaped herself, and then a log-cabin studio from trees she cut down with a chainsaw. It was in this latter space that she began to inch towards art again, first prints, then drawings, then the luminous work of her maturity."
—Agnes Martin: the artist mystic who disappeared into the desert
“If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.”
—23 Life Lessons from Anthony Bourdain
"Too many designers are designing to impress their peers rather than address real business problems. This has long been a problem in creative advertising (where creative work is often more aligned with winning awards than with primary client business objectives) and it’s becoming more prominent in product and interaction design."
—The Dribbblisation of Design
"Using Precious Design Studio and Lukas Ondrej’s Sketch Data Populator plugin we were able to quickly prototype a template for the profile view and use a JSON file to add real data to the design."
—Designing with Data
"Ekiss said she was told by Sweetheart that Jazz was the company's top-grossing stock design in history, dating all the way back to the Lily Tulip days."
—Searching for the designer of the Jazz disposable cup
WHAT WE'RE LISTENING TO
WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT
History of Salton Sea solutions tends to repeat itself—Part of my growing facination with the desert.
30 Emerging Artists to Watch During Frieze Week—A little late, but I love keeping tabs on emerging artists.
Old NYC—A map of old photos of NYC.
May 2015 San Francisco Real Estate Market Report—Holy smokes.
The Jennings Hotel on Kickstarter—Happy to see they got funded!
Arnold pranks fans as the Terminator—This is great.
Moleskin Calendar App—Another calendar app, but looks beautiful.
Leaked E-mail Between Jeb Bush and his Graphic Designer—A pretty good parody of the process of making a logo.