While we've been busy working on a lot of exciting projects throughout the work week, we've been escaping to Sonoma for some wine and sun on the weekends. The above photo was taken at one of our favorites - Scribe Winery.
WHAT WE'RE READING
"219,000 mobile apps launch every year, less than 1% of them will be giant."
—10 Critical Steps to Launching a Mobile App
"As we drive deeper into the Mojave, the familiar silhouette of Black Lava Butte cuts a looming negative space, a massive black trapezoid, out of the cobalt sky. Fifty feet below us the creosote roots lie dormant, waiting for the monsoonal floods which have arrived late this year. Our high beams catch the darting, startled bodies of the night animals of the desert: kangaroo rats, coyotes, tiny burrowing owls, bats pollinating night-blooming cactus."
—Letter from Joshua Tree: Portrait of a Marriage in Wartime
"What I mean is, this little outpost is freedom. For the Shirtcocker’s unmentionables. For Gram Parsons’s ghost. For a marriage that survived a war. And for whatever specific, private reasons thousands of other desert rats have for scratching around in the Mojave sand under the full moon tonight."
—Letter from Joshua Tree: Summer Nights in the High Desert
The research is clear: beyond ~40–50 hours per week, the marginal returns from additional work decrease rapidly and quickly become negative.
—Work hard, live well
WHAT WE'RE LISTENING TO
WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT
Startup Timelines—Sometimes it feels like things happen over night, but it's interesting to see what the actual timelines of startups are.
History of Silicon Valley—Keith Rabois' collection of books about the history of Silicon Valley.
OnHub—Google and TP-Link teamed up to create a new Router. I really like the idea of prioritizing bandwidth for different devices.
Wake—A private space to share and discuss design work with your team. Also, watch the video!
Homemade Acai Bowls—Acai bowls have become one of our favorites and we're definitely going to try Julia's recipe.
Principle—Principle makes it easy to create animated and interactive user interface designs.