What are we looking at this week?


Two Very Different Kinds of Illustration (article)
In a recent conversation at the Depot, I mentioned that the illustrations on my apps are starting to blend together. Chris, my studio mate, pointed out that there's an article for that.

Investors to Apple: Fight iPhone addiction among kids (article)
Just this past semester, I had my students explore screen addiction as an assignment (one day I'll share the results). Articles like this validate the problem the students were working to understand and offer humble solutions toward.

Warren Buffett’s daily breakfast allowance (article)
Stay humble.

Simple, Stylized Minimalistic Devices Mockups (product)
Entranced by the design. Looks like a solid tool for the UX designer. I'm still sticking with as my goto tool.

Brand New: The Best and Worst Identities of 2017 (article)
I don't keep up with BN on the daily, so it's catch up on the best and worst of 2017 in one place.

Femke Colaris (portfolio)
These illustrations are wonderful. Heard through Tina.

Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives (book)
When we let go of control, our creativity flourishes. Tim proves it. In the middle of this book and loving it.

When trees don′t want to touch each other (article)
Look up next time you walk in the woods.

Roxane Gay: “I’m Really Bad At Saying No." (video)
"My no is an actual no." I like that. Beautiful words and video.

Extraordinary Routines (website)
My routine for 2018? Keep it simple. Go to bed early. Wake at 5:30. Meditate for 20. Read a verse. Pray for others. Do 3 sun salutations. Run or walk (with no music or podcast). Read something inspiring over breakfast. Go to work by 8:30. 

10 New Principles Of Good Design (article)
There's some goof stuff in here. In particular, I liked this line, "Good design chases more than clicks."