Monthly Archives: January 2016

Leafs by Snoop

Pentagram’s Emily Oberman brands Snoop Dogg’s new line of weed products: Pentagram partner Emily Oberman has crafted the identity for Snoop Dogg’s new line of cannabis-based products called Leafs by Snoop. Adopting a “laid-back California cool” aesthetic for the rapper and ganja lover’s range, a leaf motif features throughout. A mix of pastel gold colours […]

Some Fresh Microsoft Schadenfreude to Start 2016

Paul Thurrott on the problems with Microsoft’s Surface tablets: Microsoft is having its iPhone 4 “Antennagate” moment, thanks to rampant reliability issues with its Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 devices. But rather than publicly face the problems head-on, the software giant has retreated behind a veil of silence. This is a huge mistake, and […]

intolerance is prejudice, don’t let fear win

I just saw Ty Segall and the Muggers Monday night at The Filmore here in San Francisco. Great show. And Ty’s new album, Emotional Mugger is also great. Here’s a piece from Pitchfork’s review: When Segall rolled out the album by mailing VHS copies to writers, he shared a clinical definition of “emotional mugging,” explaining, […]

Link Drop – 21 Jan

Quartz says traditional home pages are obselete // Apple Watch Scooped Up Over Half The Smartwatch Market In 2015 // The new Google Ventures logo is nice and gestalt-y // “Resilience is a skill, one that’s probably more valuable than most.” —Seth Godin // The Allegory of the Cave, Monty Python styley (via Open Culture) […]

Windows 10

Back in December, Peter Bright reviewed Windows 10: App availability, more so than any functional limitation, has been the biggest sticking point for Windows Phone. Too many apps that too many people find too important to live without haven’t been available; even when they are available, many apps remain limited in functionality and maintenance when […]

The future of Sketch

Geoff Teehan interviews Sketch founder Pieter Omvlee and asks him if he’s ever been tempted to take on outside investment: No. I’ve never been tempted. We are self-sufficient and profitable. If I were to take on an investment it would mean handing over a sizable portion of the company to an outside investor who would […]

Web Fonts of 2015

Typewolf gives us The Ten Most Popular Web Fonts of 2015: I’m going to make the understatement of the century: geometric sans-serifs are popular at the moment. Out of the ten fonts on this list there was only one serif featured, with the rest being sans-serifs. Although some of the typefaces such as Aperçu and […]


Chris Ziegler at The Verge on the BMW M2: There’s a lot to love. The M3, BMW’s legendary compact performance car, got bigger and bigger over the years, leaving room for a new model that captured the spirit of the original. The modern M3 and M4 — both more than 3,500 pounds — have strayed […]

It’s important to remember valuations of companies are completely made-up numbers.

Foursquare Raises $45 Million, Cutting Its Valuation Nearly in Half: When Dennis Crowley helped found Foursquare in 2009, he was ahead of the pack in creating a social app that used location technology. Now Foursquare may be at the front of another coming wave: tech start-ups that are raising money at lower valuations than before. […]

Roger Wilco

Where the aviation term “Roger Wilco” came from: In 1927 “Roger” was the word chosen to represent the letter “R,” which is, of course, the first letter in the word “received.” In other words, a pilot would receive instructions, and to indicate he had received them, he’d say “Roger.” Why didn’t he just say “received”? […]