See Something or Say Something

I’m pretty close to deciding that the one thing the web does incredibly well is encourage banter, and throwaway communication; a little system of streams and creeks connecting drips of chatter from one end of the world to the other, …

The Decorated Bride

In Lubinje, a small, picturesque village of 3500 inhabitants, a few hours from Prishtina, the capital of Kosovo, members of the Trebesh community live in colorful houses. They also have a colorful custom – or rite – of “beautifying brides …

Today's Obsession: GMUNK on Tumblr

GMUNK, less widely known as Bradley G Munkowitz, whom we’ve discussed previously for his gorgeous digital visualizations with JT Nimoy for TRON Legacy, has an inspirational Tumblr account that I love. It’s full of weird, vaguely unsettling imagery that gives …

Today's Obsession: Whither Critique?

Tangentially related to yesterday’s thoughts about a failure of quality, I have also been noticing a failure of critique in the design community lately. Well, lately meaning “since social sites started popping up,” and most specifically on Twitter. The other …

Today's Obsession: Cleaning up Commenting

I hate online commenting. Hate it. It’s a badly-designed feature on almost every publishing platform that gives no visual clarity to the conversation. Its linear nature and ease of availability incites People with Opinions to read headlines, scan first paragraphs, …

Today's Obsession: Dropp

Finally, a social application worth looking into: Dropp untethers you from the website-as social-destination concept. This little app does something neat: lets you leave messages in real-world places, wherever you go, for others to find. You can leave your messages …

Today's Obsession: I Give Up.

So, that thing I said yesterday, about stupid social media people? Forget it. Everyone’s an idiot. I give up. How do I know? Check it: a Tumblog documenting people clearly Not Getting the Joke from Onion articles. I think I’ve …

#twitterart

Happy Friday. Twitter art is out of control. The ASCII art of a new generation. Keep it up everyone!