NPR’s Ira Glass on creativity

This partial transcript of this video is a fresh take on the struggles of creative people to live up to their own good taste in the early stages of their career. Glass is talking about writing, but his comments apply equally to any creative endeavour. Highly recommended. (via daring fireball) Continue reading>

Lendle

Lendle provides a way to lend and borrow Kindle e-books using any device that has a Kindle app, including Macs, PCs, ipad, iphone, etc. To me, this is the last piece of the e-book puzzle, the ability to share a book you loved with friends, with the added bonus that it won't come back dog-eared… Continue reading>

Video Time Machine

YTTM has been around for a while, but continues to develop a deeper trove of historical video. It might be a bit of a stretch to call breakfast cereal commercials from 1968 "historical video", but this really is a very fascinating trip down memory lane. Content is organized on the site by year, and includes… Continue reading>

Maker’s Maker

This Wired profile of Limor Fried really challenges the traditional image of the designer/maker. Not so long ago, when that term was used it referred to a ceramicist, glass blower, woodworker, etc. – traditional craftspeople. With the advent of so much accessible technology that can be made to do new and surprising things, the definition has… Continue reading>

Crowdfunding

Kickstarter is a fascinating site to browse for designers or really anybody involved or interested in arts and culture. Projects are posted by creators looking for funding for projects ranging from art installations to ipad accessories, and harnesses the power of crowdsourcing to attract it in increments of as little as $1. Contributors are offered… Continue reading>