I am floored by people’s amazing brains.
1. Via The Littlest Comma, I found my way to Wendy MacNaughton’s blog and illustrations. I am definitely going to buy one of her pieces from 20×200.
She’s clever, and her illustrations are accurate, but quirkily fun.
2. The Zeldman site, by Jeffrey Zeldman, A List Apart‘s main man and founder of Happy Cog.
He recently featured notes from An Event Apart, as taken by Luke Wroblewski: on Kim Goodwin’s Silo-Busting with Scenarios, Zeldman’s Content First, and Whitney Hess’s What’s Your Problem?
3. The Atlantic Cities
"Subway Platforms Around The World"
I like how they have a special (and engaging) section on Neighborhoods and urban planning. It’s such a content- and category-rich site :O
Yes, that was an emoticon. I can’t express how amazed I am at the sections they thought of.
Like “The Democracy in America” section! Where they have a This Week in Bans feature!
Why I find this cool – this week’s feature, for example, on parents in New York’s Park Slope trying to express how they want ice cream vendors to be banned from the park is a genius example of freedom of speech. Particularly, this one line from a comment stream, that just shows the interplay of different economic forces at work: “I should not have to fight with my children every warm day on the playground just so someone can make a living!”
Other articles I bookmarked were: The Map Geeks Behind “Bostonography” and America’s Urban-Rural Work Divide (which I want to use as inspiration when categorizing occupations).
4. Emily Badger, whose articles I found in The Atlantic Cities.
I like the way she writes, and what she writes about. She writes about cultural trends regarding architecture and urban spaces, but in a relatable and un-hoighty-toighty way, like in I Can’t Stop Looking at Photos of Absurdly Tiny Homes.
5. Citizens For Optimism, a group of designers who created posters based on words that a survey of New Yorkers associated with “optimism”.
Joe Hollier - "Sing"
Pablo Delkan - "Dream"