I know it's been a while since my last weekend reads post, but I'm planning on making this a weekly column again! We've been working on some really exciting things and we can't wait to share.
WHAT We're READING
"Bohemian Coding’s Sketch is emergent, but relatively few have switched. Based on the enormous buzz that the app has generated over the past few years, it was no surprise that awareness was very high among the designers we met."
—The State of Design Tools: An Unscientific Survey
"Oh is that the thing? And I say, Yes it is the thing. And they ask, Has it changed your life? And I shrug. And they are so disappointed."
—Upon This Wrist
"There's a very logical assumption that most people make when spending their money: that because a physical object will last longer, it will make us happier for a longer time than a one-off experience like a concert or vacation. According to recent research, it turns out that assumption is completely wrong."
—The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things
"Mindfulness should no longer be considered a “nice-to-have” for executives. It’s a “must-have”: a way to keep our brains healthy, to support self-regulation and effective decision-making capabilities, and to protect ourselves from toxic stress."
—Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain
"The path to success as a type designer isn’t easy. An aspiring type designer must walk the line between artist and technician, have business savvy, and carry a crystal ball to boot. Making fonts that look good and work well for print and screen takes time, talent, and an infinite amount of patience."
—How to Design a Typeface
"Modern minimalism is here to stay. It shouldn’t be seen as the fall of the designer. It should be seen as the designer reacting justly to the new possibilities, technologies and expectations of the modern world."
—Modern minimalism IS the right choice
WHAT We're LISTENING TO
WHAT We're LOOKING AT
22 Movies Every Designer Should Watch On Netflix—I really want to watch Design Is One about Lella and Massimo Vignelli and rewatch Jiro Dreams of Sushi.
San Francisco Fun Facts—Did you know that the oldest structure in SF is the Presidio Officers' Club from 1776? Also, RIP Bold Italic...
How to center in CSS—Now you know.
Species in Pieces—Endangered species illustrated with CSS. Beautifully done.
Watch Apps—Nice view of many Apple Watch apps as well as demos.
FiftyThree Gold Pencil—Is this not the most beautiful stylus you've ever seen?
Matthew McConaughey's reaction to Star Wars teaser #2—I had this exact reaction!