…if you have a day job you don’t take seriously because you plan to be a novelist, are you producing? Are you writing pages of fiction, however bad? As long as you’re producing, you’ll know you’re not merely using the hazy vision of the grand novel you plan to write one day as an opiate. The view of it will be obstructed by the all too palpably flawed one you’re actually writing.
›› Paul Graham on How to Do What You Love
Printing pictures based on location and tags — very nice! I wish I had thought of it first. It’s available for pre-order on Kickstarter.
In the space scarce slums of Caracas in Venezuela, how do you build sports facilities to cater to everyone? The architects of Urban-Think Tank decided to build different facilities vertically, of course. A multi-purpose basketball court on the first floor, a gym on the second, a running track on the third and a football court on the roof. A brilliant idea to keep everyone fit and maybe even some kids off the streets.
Instead of futsal courts or isolated exercise corners, vertical gyms like these would be absolutely brilliant in HDB estates here in Singapore.
The Bento Book is a great, futuristic idea where the laptop is merely a shell for all your portable devices to dock into. One image isn’t going to do it justice – visit René Lim‘s Bento Book page for a compelling argument for modular portability.
(While you’re there, do check out René’s other work which is incredibly nice and well thought out.)
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.
Great idea and execution by Wieden+Kennedy (Tokyo). And I have to admit, the Japanese women just make it all very cute, too.
If the world comes to a flaming, burning end and I become a fucking hipster who totes around a magical and revolutionary iPad, I would probably get this beautifully re-purposed and thoughtfully re-crafted Classic Macintosh stand to go with it.
Meanwhile, before the world ends, I’m hoping to build my own tablet computer.
The Geotaggers’ World Atlas maps are machine-generated maps of pictures taken by people in specific cities. Blue points indicate coordinates of photos taken by locals and red points are pictures snapped by tourists. Some very interesting map visualizations which show where the locals and tourists hang out more.