Design

2020 jokes

2020 jokes

On twitter, there are many jokes about 2020 Hindsight. @ItsSamG asked, “Wait, has anyone done a 2020 hindsight joke yet?” @GordonGillies replied, “I did tell my niece she wouldn’t need glasses next year because she’ll be seeing 2020, lol. I know, Dad joke.” Dudes, dudes. I was SO there, a long time ago. My reply: […]

Apple Color Picker Hex

Apple Color Picker Hex

Apparently there’s a downloadable addition to the Mac OS color picker that’ll let you work with colors in HEX (essential for web work), according to this article on the Mac OS color picker. Just installed it. You can grab hex colors after you sample using the magnifying glass, or type in hex and see the […]

Cool High Schools (the perfect follow on)

Cool High Schools (the perfect follow on)

15 Cool High School College and University Building Designs. How’d you like to do your learning in an environment like one of these? This is the perfect follow on to the previous post about how buildings and environment affect mood, creativity, and work.

How Room Design Affects Your Work & Mood

Scientific American on you and your immediate surroundings. Greenery and Sunlight (or light with blue wavelength) are good. Ceiling height makes a difference. Can you improve test scores by changing the surroundings?

Web Magpie: Shiny, magnetic, kewl.

Magnetic curtains. A kind of bendable buddy shape-it-yourself window covering. Post is dated January 2008; someday they’ll go into actual production. WANT. [via TNH’s Particles]

Arizona's fabulous roadsign typography

Arizona’s fabulous roadsign typography

I remember reading a story about designing typography for roadsigns. A higher x height and better spacing and letter shapes makes it easier to read and recognize the information on the sign. (maybe it was this story/slideshow about the development of the font Clearview, designed especially for road signage) When we crossed the state line […]