Over the past week, I've had a pretty great time staying with a friend from university. It's been nice to get away from home for a while - especially as it reduced my commute to London by about half an hour - and visit people I haven't seen since graduating.
Life's been pretty busy recently, so this edition may be slightly shorter than most.
Apple’s Billion-Dollar Bet on Hollywood Is the Opposite of Edgy - Bloomberg. Apple's plan to produce shows that are "clean" and family-friendly is controversially focusing on the mainstream, while seemingly ignoring viewers who prefer "edgier" content. More discussion around this on the latest episode of Upgrade podcast.
Twitter rolled out 280 character support for all accounts over the past week. Some people seem to be having fun with this, but for me, it seems to just turn an already hard to filter feed into an endless nightmare of sheriff memes. My favourite response to this was Stephen King's incredible take.
The Right Pace of News by Jason Fried, founder and CEO of Basecamp. A refreshing reflection on how it's ok not to always be checking the news.
Stop Supporting Old Releases by Mikeal Rogers. A call to action for open-source maintainers to support themselves and move forward.
A Brief History of the Colour Pink by Alice Bucknell on Artsy Mag.
Natsuhiko the Creator, an interview with photographer Natsuhiko Kakutani on VSCO.
Around The Web
- Halide 1.5 - A camera app made for the iPhone X. I've never really been into professional cameras for mobile devices, but the latest update to Halide looks like it's going to make the X camera even more powerful. You can download it for iOS here.
Oak Meditation - a lovely little app that teaches you meditation and breathing techniques, while you can grow an oak tree as you progress. I've tried this app for a few days now, and it's a great free alternative to Headspace - which I use daily - although, I don't see myself switching over just yet.
- Muuto furniture store page. As Swedish furniture stores go, this web page is pretty sweet. The site has a perfect mix of high contrasting colours and print magazine layouts.
- Lofoten Seaweed branding from by north. A beautifully designed identity system and colour scheme for a range of health-driven seaweed products.
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