Every one remembers their first love. And that’s exactly what it was when I stumbled across Fwis and the Readymech collection of paper toys. Looking for something to do on a rainy day, I somehow ended up on the Readymech site and immediately fell in love with the color and form. And then to top it off, they were free. It was these toys that launched a fascination with paper and what was possible with a few folds and cuts.
It turns out I wasn’t the only one to get turned on to the paper world via Skeletron, Tentaclopse, and Headhunter. A good many of the other paper designers working today found their inspiration from this body of work as well.
Readymech | Clutter Magazine
This morning I googled Readymechs, an old project of mine and a friend’s. This post almost had me in tears.
The more work I put out there, the more I realize how important it is to me that it gets copied. It’s the ultimate Like button. An incredible feeling to know that you’ve infiltrated someone’s brain.
America is the wealthiest nation on Earth, but its people are mainly poor, and poor Americans are urged to hate themselves…. It is in fact a crime for an American to be poor, even though America is a nation of poor. Every other nation has folk traditions of men who were poor but extremely wise and virtuous, and therefore more estimable than anyone with power and gold. No such tales are told by American poor. They mock themselves and glorify their betters.
Quote by Kurt Vonnegut: America is the wealthiest nation on Earth, but …
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One-Eyed Teen With Cancer Is Told Her Appearance Is ‘A Slap in the Face to God’
“For some reason, the part that really floored me is the emoticon Emily uses online when she wants you to know she’s laughing or smiling:”
This might be the best educational diagram/gif I’ve seen.
(Source: peterfromtexas, via nickcrocker)
The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.
Pablo Picasso (via apoetreflects)
(Source: parkstepp, via artemisdreaming)
I think it’s very heartening for designers and engineers to see that, once more, it was a conceptual, creative, imaginative leap —one that required no particular funding, no particularly deep bench of experienced talent— that enabled this disruptive solution.
(707) Snapchat & the Path to the Personal - Meta is Murder - Quora
BE I’ve been thinking recently about artists who were huge stars in their day who disappeared, like Sir Frank Brangwyn.
GP Or Thomas Kinkade. At one point he was the richest artist in the world. He made schmaltzy pictures of woodland scenes with cottages but he never sold the originals. He had a massive print thing going, and they reckon at one point one in six houses in the States had a Thomas Kinkade print. But he’s never going to feature in any art history.
BE It’s funny, because in pop music that kind of career path would be completely acceptable. First of all, we deal only in reproductions and the original doesn’t matter – there’s no difference between the master tape and what you hear on the CD.
Brian Eno and Grayson Perry on how the internet taught us we are all perverts
Phenomenal conversation between two masters.
If an oil puddle is found on the factory floor, most companies would quickly get someone to clean it up before it causes an accident. At Toyota, they would quickly get someone to place warning cones and tape around the puddle, and then they would figure out where the puddle came from. Was a leaky forklift parked here? Does one of the pipes overhead have a leak? Is a nearby robot flinging a few drops of oil from it’s joints every minute? The oil puddle is a sign of a problem somewhere else, possibly a more important one, and you don’t clean it up until you’ve figured out where it came from and fixed the cause.
ceribus peribus, writing about his father’s experience working for Toyota. (via stevewyshywaniuk)
(Source: metafilter.com, via thebeeobee)
Ok I’m done. Sorry. Just really excited about this.
This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music. Music. The writing sings. It has a pleasant rhythm, a lilt, a harmony. I use short sentences. And I use sentences of medium length. And sometimes, when I am certain the reader is rested, I will engage him with a sentence of considerable length, a sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of the drums, the crash of the cymbals–sounds that say listen to this, it is important."
-Gary Provost (I think)
What small change can I make to my writing, that increases the quality greatly? : AskReddit
Oh man. So good.