Mailchimp Designer Templates

Mailchimp Designer Templates

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It’s hard to get excited about email templates, but this new design for MailChimp, by Veerle Pieters is just fantastic.

A beautiful, touching post about holding on to what is important, and letting the rest just fall away.

I’ve always been a collector. I love photographs. I compulsively capture links to sites I visit, in case they might be lost forever. I fill up my Instapaper account with articles I will never have the time to read. The thought of clicking “Mark all as read” when I am deeply in debt to my RSS reader gives me anxiety. What if I miss something?

So I click, I scroll, I link, I “like”. I skim over an endless sea of other people’s lives, rarely diving deep enough to find the treasure.

We stare into lenses and lie, if only a little, so that the record shows we were there, enjoying or not enjoying ourselves, in precisely the way we’d prefer it.

— Big Contrarian

Interesting redesign at

Interesting redesign at

Pretty bold move for a mainstream new source, in my opinion. First off, the entire article is one one page, as opposed to the multi-paging most news sites use to pump up page views. Big bold headlines, large line height for easy reading, tons of white space. Also, innovative navigation in the right margin, with the little icons that indicate where on the page different features reside.

Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.

— E. L. Doctorow

If you’re looking for the next big thing, and you’re looking where everyone else is, you’re looking in the wrong place.

— Mark Cuban

Funny to imagine those experts sitting Elvis down and telling him that he’s got to stop moving onstage. Shows you the problem with blindly following experts: They’re experts on the past. No one is an expert on the future.

— Jay Schumacher

Remember the pirate flag you flew over Apple's headquarters when you were building the Mac? Is Apple part of the Navy now?

— Wil Shipley

Experimental Typography

Experimental Typography

Output: Ben McLaughlin

Experimental typography for SIAD 09 degree show designed using Processing The word output was explored through distortion and noise levels. 3D versions were created in the digital fabrication workshop using a CNC milling machine. Letterforms were cut from wooden blocks, sanded, then reproduced as vacuum forms to be distributed at the shows opening night.

The League Of Moveable Type: Raleway

The League Of Moveable Type: Raleway

The League of Moveable Type – Raleway

Raleway is an elegant sans-serif typeface, designed in a single thin weight. It is a display face that features both old style and lining numerals, as well as a stylistic alternate inspired by more geometric sans-serif typefaces than it’s neo-grotesque inspired default character set.

Your vacation photos will be equally uninteresting to me whether you post them when you get home or while your footprints are still fresh in the sand.

— Dave Pell



Designing effective, compelling and memorable portfolios of creative work.

Beautifully, designed and printed, Flaunt looks to be a great resource for young designers.

Oh boy, this is about to get ugly.

In public, Adobe claims to “support” HTML5. On the private W3C mailing list, though, they’ve placed an objection to prevent the current spec from being published.

— John Gruber

A House Made of Two

A House Made of Two

This house, designed by Naf Architect & Design, is composed of two separate volumes. The individual structures share a roofline, but are divided by a void which serves as a courtyard.

Catch a movie at night, for example, a visitor can put me up, the house brought back to work, and the other one home and one away if you can behave quite freely. Future, also lead to the grandparents to live together, even to prepare the room for the children at puberty, which may be better off just enough.

Despite the poor translation, the concept is to have two spaces which feel like part of one home, but provide the separation necessary for a variety of living situations.


Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get the work done. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lighting to strike you in the brain, you’re not going to make an awful lot of work.

— Chuck Close

Alex Payne, developer for Twitter, sees the release of the iPad as, potentially, the “Tinkerer’s Sunset.” I am keeping my fingers crossed for the perseverance of “openness”.

The thing that bothers me most about the iPad is this: if I had an iPad rather than a real computer as a kid, I’d never be a programmer today. I’d never have had the ability to run whatever stupid, potentially harmful, hugely educational programs I could download or write. I wouldn’t have been able to fire up ResEdit and edit out the Mac startup sound so I could tinker on the computer at all hours without waking my parents.

— Alex Payne

The release of the iPad is stirring mixed feelings in Steven Frank of Panic Software. In this article he tries to reconcile his understanding of the need for change in the pursuit of progress with his aging understanding of what computing should be.

I share his mixed feelings on the changing face of computing. I own an iPhone and love the ease and simplicity of it, but I grew up tweaking applications with ResEdit until they broke. I fear that by abstracting the machinery of computing away behind a shiny interface, people will eventually lose both the interest and the ability to use computers to their full potential.

Personal computing — having a computer in your house (or your pocket) — as a whole is young. As we know it today, it’s less than a half-century old. It’s younger than TV, younger than radio, younger than cars and airplanes, younger than quite a few living people in fact. In that really incredibly short space of time we’ve gone from punchcards-and-printers to interactive terminals with command lines to window-and-mouse interfaces, each a paradigm shift unto themselves.

— Steven Frank

Ultimately, sustainability means coming to terms with natural biophysical limits. So we have to get past this idea of planning around extrapolation of past trends. That the future may be different than the past is the first thing that we need to come to terms with.

— Bryn Davidson

On the surface, riding the train in a loop sounds like the actions of a crazy person, but I think I get it. It must be hard to work from home, and still have that sense of responsibility that comes from sitting in an office with a bunch of productive people.

I guess one way to add that back in, would be to get outside, sit amongst other members of the workforce, and maybe read the paper, as opposed to just shluffing over to the computer in your PJs.

When I first left a full-time job to begin freelancing, for a brief time, I would run, shower, dress, and ride the train in a loop from my apartment and back again to begin work at home. Ritual is important.

— Liz Danzico

Bici Is The Italian Slang for Bike

Bici Is The Italian Slang for Bike

Bici is the italian slang for bike/bikes. Every Bertelli bicycle is a unique design object that you won’t find in any store in New York City. Every part is assembled by hand, finished and fine-tuned by me, Francesco.

These bikes are damn sexy. Go get yourself one.