Design
A Film that Defines Influence

A Film that Defines Influence

The Influencers film is an incredible tour of contagious ideas & people. Legit, N.Y.-based creatives like Jeff Staple of Reed Space probe into what defines influence and the kind of icons who change our music, fashion, and entertainment, but the highlights are their personal inspirations and advice to future influencers. All this is accompanied by...
Awesome HTML/CSS tips and tutorials

Awesome HTML/CSS tips and tutorials

  Sometimes I’m intimidated by editing code (I did in fact lock myself out of sharehauz the first time I tried to edit the code… woops!) This site has great explanations and tutorial vids for non-web designers. Even if you’re not interested in being an expert, just knowing the vocabulary and basic language is a...
Infographics and Innovation

Infographics and Innovation

Our favorite magazines and blogs are masters at creating quirky and relatable infographics that condense complex information into visual form. We all appreciate these supplements to our reading and news consumption, but some are saying their role is much greater. The realestate search startup, Trulia, is taking a gamble (which seems like a smart one)...
All Things Type

All Things Type

Some really great compilations of typography: Designer Chris Piascik’s Daily Drawings A wonderful tumblr called TypeEverything Observations of NYC Type “Typography is the craft of endowing human language with a durable visual form.” – Robert Bringhurst (image via Craig Ward)
How Pencils are Made

How Pencils are Made

  A simple reminder of how complex seemingly ordinary things can be: How Pencils are Made. Take a moment to appreciate the amount of creativity, innovation, and engineering that goes into our everyday lives.   [Photo courtesy of ecowomen.net]
Not Your Average Tattoo....

Not Your Average Tattoo….

Just when I thought I’d permanently ruled out tattoos as a form of self expression (and survived four years of college nights without a midnight trip to the tattoo parlor), I came across this site: Tattly I’m not exactly sure why I want to get one of these temporary tattoos so much…maybe it’s a subconscious desire to seem...
Creative Mornings, "TED for the rest of us"

Creative Mornings, “TED for the rest of us”

Once called “TED for the rest of us,” CreativeMornings is a free, monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types.  Started by Tina Roth Eisenberg, founder of the ultra popular design blog swissmiss, in NYC, this morning event series has spread globally to chapters around the world including NY, LA, SF, Chicago, Boston, Vancouver, Berlin, Zurich,...
Breathing Life into the Common Camera

Breathing Life into the Common Camera

There I was, sitting on my living room floor in a circle of highly capable soon-to-be Berkeley grads applying sticker label after sticker label to disposable cameras. We were only half way done, but already on hour five. My lovely roommate and longtime childhood friend, Sean, stood up amidst the carnage of paper bits and...
Gimme Bar, The Latest in Content Organization

Gimme Bar, The Latest in Content Organization

As someone who has the unfortunate habit of opening too many tabs at once (so many that each is reduced to a mere sliver (yikes)), I’m always looking for new ways to store and organize content. Gimme Bar is still in beta, but already hugely impressive. Unlike other bookmarking alternatives like instapaper or pinterest, this...