Friday 14 May 2010

Web muster

A varied bunch today:


Every morning I open up my feedreader and look for Pippin Barr's latest drawing

The feed I get doesn't include Barr's note on the drawing, so I always end up clicking through - as you should ....


Many of these links are brought to you from my Instapaper file. I love this bookmarking app - it's one of the few tools I've bothered to implement both at home and at work. I also follow Instapaper creator Marco Arment's blog, and found this post about letting things go, in order to make the remaining things better, to be great reading. I'd like to train myself to ask "what could we get rid of" before I ask "what could we add" when I'm talking about improvements to things.


A little bit of library porn. I'm leaving the sector soon, but my love of libraries and belief that they're essential community services continues to grow.


I don't know if I'm disappointed or relieved that the trend of desserts that look like collection items hasn't reached New Zealand's shores. This post by a pastry chef at SFMOMA still leaves me undecided.


One of the nicest leaving-my-job blog posts I've read, by Lesley Williamson, on departing from the Mattress Factory:

The Mattress Factory operates with just 12 full-time employees – a talented, creative, multi-tasking, collaborative group of people. Many are artists themselves. The organizational structure is extremely horizontal. Of course everyone knows that the buck stops with Barbara and Michael, but otherwise there is no hierarchy. Bureaucracy is almost nonexistent.

Sadly, I don't have time right now to listen to this hour-long interview with Jeffrey Deitch, but maybe one of you does.

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