Today has been a whirlwind of exciting national news (I have some thoughts on that), so much so that my afternoon yesterday spent soaking up ideas with TEDxBoston was pushed to the back of my mind. But oh, what fun I had.
Every once in a while it’s good to take a step back and look at the big picture – or the much, much bigger picture. Might we suggest a scroll through Cary Huang’s Scale of the Universe visualization? It’s simple, but incredible. (Find more interactive projects from Cary and twin Michael on the HTwins site.) Then […]
Most Fridays, I would really like to kick things off with a love letter to coffee. Nantucket Blend, you are the light of my life, though I sneak around with Pleasant Morning Buzz on the weekend. Leaving our caffeine addictions out of this, we’ve had a couple of sleepless nights this week; I’m very much […]
Pantone has released its Color of 2011, and I have to admit to being a bit off with my musings over fuchsia – but not by much, I promise. Presenting: Honeysuckle. Pantone of course offers an array of products in the new It Color, and I’ll be keeping my eye out for this lighter, brighter […]
We may be outing ourselves as linguistic nerds, but this 19th century poem by Charles Battell Loomis gave us a chuckle. Through the narration of a presumed Frenchman, the author laments the complexities of the English language in an exploration of O-U-G-H. Enjoy!
In a fit of testing all of the paper in our stash for ability to withstand copperplate calligraphy without shredding or bleeding, I penned this quote from John Burroughs. Perhaps my affinity for this goes a long way toward explaining why we were up so late with friends on a Sunday night… I use quotes […]
As the child of an art teacher, I never went without fresh crayons (always Crayola, never the cheap, waxy kind) – not even when I colored on the walls. I also have distinct memories of being threatened with not being allowed to visit the Crayola factory if I didn’t behave myself; it may be the very […]