…in the back right hand corner of the store, the staff will roll out...– Yelp reviews of Market Basket. If you have never been to Market Basket in Somerville, you have never been grocery shopping.
Erik Spiekermann on founding Fontshop →
mathewhoy: Spiekermann on Founding FontShop. If you’re on mobile Safari, forget about watching it. Sorry. Yep, forget about watching it. Unless, of course, you actually provide the Vimeo link. (Vimeo.com works on Mobile Safari. Let’s get with the Flash-alternative program, people.)
amkelly: So tumblr: let’s deliver the content and the design of user’s tumblrs to their followers. The medium is a large part of the message. We want to be “bothered with bespoke design every day.” Tumblr already sounds like “pages pulled from hundreds of different magazines and pasted together into a seam less scroll.” I want it to look like it too. Tumblr...
ninakix: Steve Jobs surfing the web on the iPad was not how I surf the web. Waiting for nytimes.com to load seemed like an awkward part of the keynote, because it was nothing new — the iPad is, as has been said, like a big iPhone — and the only time when Steve appeared to struggle with his Reality Distortion Field. Did Steve demo tabbed browsing? If he did, that was nothing new, either...
caught myself writing a post about how i shouldn’t be writing a post on tumblr when i should be working… *sigh* goodnight.
Google doesn’t index design! I mean, stop and think about that for a minute:...– The future of designed content « Snarkmarket
Of type designer William Dwiggins: A year or two back, if you had gone into Mr. Dwiggins’ studio, you would have found him on a high stool, filing drill-edges on a needle-point. When the needle-point had become a drill, it was mounted in a stick. Mr. Dwiggins then poised the needle over a sheet of celluloid, and twirling the drill between his palms as a West Indian bar-tender twirls a...
The Possessive of "Illinois" →
I have another alternative: Illinois, along with the University of Illinois, should no longer be allowed to own anything.
Red Cross Raises $3,000,000+ for Haiti Through... →
tragos: melanyouth: (via lucerovespertino): Sweet. And that was just $10 at a time - a testament to the power in numbers. Really amazing. This is great to see. And on Tumblr at least, it inspired almost no smarmy comments about “self-righteousness”. These kind of comments always make me chuckle. What could be more self-righteous than implicitly suggesting that you are humble about your...
Typeface Designers Wrestle With the World of... →
A messy but interesting article, nominally about designing type for screens, actually a profile of H&FJ. (via DF)
Two men who spent their childhoods together at a...
We feel an affinity with a certain thinker because we agree with him; or because he shows us what we were already thinking; or because he shows us in a more articulate form what we were already thinking; or because he shows us what we were on the point of thinking; or what we would sooner or later have thought; or what we would have thought much later if we hadn’t read it now; or what we...
Of course, at this point, nothing is going to stop the General from doing what...– benkraal: This is the best article on Saab’s imminent demise I’ve read. Equal parts angry at GM and accepting of the inevitability of the end of the company. And it’s by The Mountain Goat’s guitarist no less. (Firebird Man: Report from Detroit: We Bear Witness I can read essays like this all...
Andy Ihnatko's 'Tablet' predictions. →
It will be (metaphorically) like a pair of glasses. The critical difference between the RAT [Rumored Apple Tablet] and all other tablets will be in how the user comes to relate to the thing. Folks of a certain age want to watch TV, read a newspaper, check their mail, but there’s always a declaration that has to be made before the task can be undertaken: “Hang on … I need my...
Nil by mouth - Roger Ebert's Journal →
Lunch and dinner are the two occasions when we most easily meet with friends and family. They’re the first way we experience places far from home. Where we sit to regard the passing parade. How we learn indirectly of other cultures. When we feel good together. Meals are when we get a lot of our talking done — probably most of our recreational talking. That’s what I miss. ...