Loved this exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery. All cut from paper, and they let you take pics too. Brill
Enjoying the Why This So Good stream from Nieman Storyboard – journalists select and critique a longform article they’ve liked. A great companion to the Readability app. Will be interested to see how Matter fares, Kickstarter-funded star-up selling longform stories for $0.99. Worthy, but still can’t compete with the free of Longform or NextDraft.
Artwork by Zoran Lucic. Want the Kenny
From the recent Intelligent Life: The internet makes information billionaires out of all of us, and the architects of our online experiences are catching on to the need to make things creatively difficult.
In response, three sites that narrow the information. Less noise, more signal.
- Viewsource: a daily email newsletter that contains just one video clip and a short description.
- This is My Jam: pick just one song per week, and share it
- Valet: a collection of hand-picked benefits and guidance for the discerning 21st-century creative professional
Learned to tie a bowtie for the first time this week. Brilliant new man skill, thanks to Lucky Levinson and YouTube. Now have four bowties to choose from.
Saturday, a sunny day
Long weekend in an Elvaston Woodsman at Darwin Forest. Lovely. Forest trails, indoor pool, soft play, Lover’s Walk in Matlock Bath, vanilla slice by the bandstand in Matlock, Sunday lunch at the White Lion in Great Longstone, Mad Men 4 on DVD, feeding ducks at Ashford-in-the-Water, Bakewell market and gypsy parking.
Perfect autumnal sunny days, too.