Weekend reads is back! We've been getting ready to move out of our Brooklyn apartment and packing for our trip to Southeast Asia. We can't believe that's less than 2 weeks away! Over the last couple of weeks, we've seen the Matisse Cut-Outs show at MoMa (you should go!), saw Oh Land at the Bowery Ballroom, and K.Flay at the Knitting Factory. We've been having a great time in NYC to say the least.
What I'm Reading
"I walked into this minimal DNA of the company and happily adopted it. I strongly believe it is the highest form of design in the sense that there is so much truth and simplicity."
—How Everlane's Petra Langerova is making it in fashion
"Not in history has a modern imperial city been so completely destroyed. San Francisco is gone." - Jack London, 1906
—Early color photographs of San Francisco
“Happier people are more successful, more creative, energetic, resilient,” says Crabtree. “They work better together. They absorb more information. They have more tools in their tool belt to help them handle whatever life throws them. They are healthier, they live longer — and they show up at work more often.”
—Here's why founders should care about happiness
"The biggest secret that man has discovered over the last few decades is the power of habit. Once a habit is established it lasts for a life time. Developing a habit in the beginning seems hard, but once you master something and include it in your habits, it will be forgotten and you'll just do it easily."
—How should a 24 year old invest their time?
"During the era when sundials were first used, however, Egyptian astronomers also first observed a set of 36 stars that divided the circle of the heavens into equal parts. The passage of night could be marked by the appearance of 18 of these stars, three of which were assigned to each of the two twilight periods when the stars were difficult to view. The period of total darkness was marked by the remaining 12 stars, again resulting in 12 divisions of night (another nod to the duodecimal system)."
—Why is a minute divided into 60 seconds, an hour into 60 minutes, yet there are only 24 hours in a day?
"The idea of an app as an independent destination is becoming less important, and the idea of an app as a publishing tool, with related notifications that contain content and actions, is becoming more important. This will change what we design, and change our product strategy."
—The End of Apps as we Know Them
WHAT I'M Listening To
What I'm Looking at
UX Companion app—A handy glossary of user experience (UX) theories, tools and principles.
Be a designer who knows Xcode—Learn how to create native iOS apps in 5 days.
Google Inbox—A new concept for managing emails and to-dos. I just got an invite and I'm super excited to use test it out.
Facebook Rooms—Create a "room" or a page for your interests.