design – Carrying Stones

Looking up and down while spinning left and right

I have had this “Trippy spinning optical illusion” (found at the always interesting kottke.org open in a browser window since I found it on Feb. 1, 2016. From kottke.org: Somehow, this woman seems to be spinning both clockwise and counter-clockwise simultaneously. This is worse than the spinning ballerina. Anyone know who did this? Randomly found it […]

Site Logo Idea

Playing with letters and came up with a potential logo for this site. It’s a little bit Cthulu and a little bit the blog previously known as CaSt.

Fletcher Capstan Table

I’ve seen animated .gifs of this table for a while now. Turns out, it is real. Real expensive, like $50,000 or so. With the engineering, design, and materials DBFletcher puts into each handmade table, I’d say it’s worth it.

Necessary Distractions

Dr. Drang is fun to read for a lot of reasons and should especially appeal to my fellow nerds in the world. In a recent post titled A Free Distraction about writing and the onslaught of “distraction free writing” apps, this bit about his habits hit close to home. I’ve tried to change my writing […]

Life Work Joy

Life. Work. Joy. The three shouldn't be mutually exclusive and the third should be omnipresent. Some seek a sharp divide between life and work and hope joy plays at least a small part in both. Love what you do, and you will never work a day in your life. Perks and challenges of being an […]

Tweaking

Just in case you’re wondering why this site looks a little different, I updated the typeface to Latin Modern Roman for serif fonts and Latin Modern Sans for sans serif.

Bringhurst's Elements of Typographic Style

Robert Bringhurst’s 20th anniversary edition of The Elements of Typographic Style (version 4.0) is a pleasure to read, breathing life into letterforms with his rumination on typography design principles. The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, describes Bringhurst as one of Canada’s most revered poets, as well as a typographer, translator, cultural historian, and linguist. […]