1. American users tend to prefer stickers that leave no space for misinterpretation, according to Mr. Watanabe. So smiles are wide, and stickers are often accompanied by captions like “Awesome!” and “Great job!”

    By contrast, in Japan, Line offers characters with smiles, half-smiles and barely there smiles, he said. “Our American colleagues asked us: What’s the point of a half-smile?” Mr. Watanabe said. “It’s difficult to express in words. That’s why we use stickers.”

    No Time to Text? Say It With Stickers - NYTimes.com

  2. Bath life

  3. #vscocam

  4. Walter built a Hessian for me.

  5. blahhh x2

  6. “You do You”
    It’s one of his favorite phrases and a motto he lives by. I’ll never forget one day he rolled in at noon, started watching Action Bronson music videos, ate lunch, went to the gym, and then proceeded to close every mid priority bug filed on Github from 3pm to 9pm. While Jacob’s workflow was borderline annoying, he taught me that what makes people productive is specific to them and often defies common suggestions like “show up early and avoid distractions”.

    What I Learned Sitting Next to @fat — Building Bowery — Medium

  7. “Nobody can fall so low unless he has a great depth.

    If such a thing can happen to a man, it challenges his best and highest on the other side; that is to say, this depth corresponds to a potential height, and the blackest darkness to a hidden light.” ― C.G. Jung

    Popular Carl Jung Books

    Filing this away as an amazing perspective for depressed friends.

  8. The tragedy of the Comcast/Netflix deal is that it means we will not learn what is possible but instead are falling back into the old mold of building each service into the network and we’ll only know about services that are profitable to those who control the facilities we use.

    The problem with Netflix/Comcast is SS7 all over again

  9. Was talking to some folks about why I think the VSCO funding is a bummer. Made this graphic in response.

  10. This short interview is just beautiful. Two incredible insights in less than two minutes. His last thought on the friends an artist had me dewey eyed.

  11. I’m definitely pro-selfie. I think that anybody who’s anti-selfie is really just a hater. Because, truthfully, why shouldn’t people take pictures of themselves? When I’m on Instagram and I see that somebody took a picture of themselves, I’m like, ‘Thank you.’ I don’t need to see a picture of the sky, the trees, plants. There’s only one you. I could Google image search ‘the sky’ and I would probably see beautiful images to knock my socks off. But I can’t Google, you know, ‘What does my friend look like today?’ For you to be able to take a picture of yourself that you feel good enough about to share with the world – I think that’s a great thing.

    Ezra Koenig (via elleusine)

    (Source: reti-cent, via whiskyvangoghgo)

  12. got lost on haw-lin yesterday
    scrolled forever
    it was overwhelming

  13. The “By Cover” sorting option on Booklet Library is pretty epic.

  14. I’m…. not sure this is safe.

  15. "A lacquer serving tray that is ‘Specially and carefully made’ by the Maoka family company, still in its original packaging from the first half of the century." Made in japan reed darmon

    This is blog of product designer Ben Pieratt

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