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file under: weekend inspiration

life in denim



just a few out of the many photographs of denim from years back – all of them found in the life magazine archives, a staff favorite round these parts.




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file under: cy twombly


We’ve posted about him before, I’m sure we’ll post about him again.


His work is always inspiring. It seems that each time you come back to his paintings, the meanings have changed. As if they age along with you.


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file under: strong


“I’m going to make mistakes, you’re going to make mistakes, we’re all going to make mistakes. It’s truly learning from them that makes life really sweet.”



love letters


A great fundraiser from a great company in collaboration with great designers for a great cause.


Seven designers and one badass printshop came together to help support The Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum. It is the only museum dedicated to the preservation, study, production and printing of wood type, and they’re being forced to relocate and need help raising funds to move and store their incredible type collection.


We found out about the project a little too late in the game to get in on the coaster action, but it’s not too late to help support the company and donate to help with the move here.


Fingers crossed for another round of coasters.



file under: office pranks

file under: light paintings

When LIFE magazine’s Gjon Mili, a technical prodigy and lighting innovator, visited Pablo Picasso in the South of France in 1949, it was clear that the meeting of these two artists and craftsmen was bound to result in something extraordinary. Mili showed Picasso some of his photographs of ice skaters with tiny lights affixed to their skates, jumping in the dark — and the Spanish genius’ lively, ever-stirring mind began to race…


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‎”And how should we behave during this Apocalypse? We should be unusually kind to one another, certainly. But we should stop being so serious. Jokes help a lot. And get a dog if you don’t already have one.”


-Vonnegut speaking at Clowes Hall, Indianapolis 4/27/07

file under: yosemite


This summer I made my first trip out to Yosemite. Since then, I’ve been watching this video regularly, wondering why we choose to shelter ourselves so heavily from the beautiful outdoors. Nothing in any city I’ve been to compares to the peace you can find in the wilderness. This video is an intense reminder of the awe-inspiring beauty outside our cities and works well as a 4-minute vacation, without having to leave your desk.


The video comes from an ongoing collaborative project by Sheldon Neill and Colin Delehanty. You can see more from the project here.



file under: ddc