Design Grievances / Inspiration Repository

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Design is how we interact with the world around us. Our homes contain the items with the highest touch-points; taking design to the most personal level. To celebrate living in a beautiful world, here are some items I would love to see around me every morning. Ahhh one day I will have the room.

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This article is the constant struggle in our industry today. Every thing is scaled on a “design” currency, whether or not it is actual design. Such a comparison and emphasis on design cheapens the meaning, and in the end bad products are blamed because of bad design, not because it was a terrible idea to begin with.

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Y’all, where has this been all my web design career? Now you can just search for a type face and see it in action, in the “wild.” I have spent so many hours just looking at noted sites and dissecting their fonts and colors. HERE IT ALL IS ON ONE SITE. I have saved you many hours by introducing you to:

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webfont|test is a nice, little tool you can use to get sample use cases of different webfonts. And you can even compare type anatomy if you feel so inclined!

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On my usual commute of too many people and trains delays, my way of escape is by observing what surrounds me. The first objects of study are people, but there comes a point when you are the “Train Starer,” so I move on to a new course of study: The mechanics of the subway. My two favorite parts of the subway system

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