Design

  • Celebrating George Nelson, Lead Designer for Herman Miller

    Celebrating George Nelson, Lead Designer for Herman Miller

    I came across some lovely photos of some vintage Herman Miller pieces today (h/t @architeckure on Threads). This lead me down a rabbit hole of the designer at Herman Miller who created these workstations. The man behind the desk (so to speak), is George Nelson. He was a lead industrial designer at Herman Miller from…

  • Adobe abandons $20B acquisition of Figma

    Adobe abandons $20B acquisition of Figma

    Jess Weatherbed reporting at The Verge writes: Following mounting pressure from regulators in the UK and EU, Adobe and Figma announced on Monday that both companies are mutually terminating their merger agreement, which would have seen Adobe acquire the Figma product design platform for $20 billion. As a result of the termination, Adobe will be required to pay Figma…

  • What does Celsius feel like?

    For years, I’ve wanted to get a personal handling on what xº feels like in C. For too long have I used Fahrenheit like a plebeian. I’ve come up empty on a solution for a number of years. Until now! I was googling around the web trying to find a chart from science textbook (or…

  • Logobook

    I was re-organizing some of my bookmarks and discovered some old gems. Among them was an amazing design resource I have long forgotten about: Logobook – Discover the world’s finest logos, symbols and trademarks. Note: unfortunately this website does not have a SSL Certificate so it’s only accessible over http

  • The Apple Stores last headphone heads

    The Apple Stores last headphone heads

    Michael Steeber runs an awesome blog called Tabletops. It features stories and analysis of Apple Store’s visual displays and floor designs. His latest post caught my eye. Apple Stores used to feature wooden “headphone heads” in their music bays. I always thought they were quite striking, but it sounds like Apple is phasing them out:…

  • 2022 in Review

    2022 in Review

    Every subsequent year feels like it’s worse than the previous year. That’s not the reality of course. It just feels that way. Due to the connected nature of life now (thanks to Twitter and the Trinet). Each of us are saddled with an incalculable weight of the year’s past. We sulk around with so much…

  • Why Google’s bookmark manager and Docs have purposefully bad UI

    From Dave Lynam’s post on the Bookmark OS blog: Google’s core business is still search. By neglecting UI and design for these products, Google corals user behavior into a “search-first” mentality. The more disorganized you become, the more reliant you become on search, and Google benefits. I’ve often heard people say they no longer use…

  • Photos of the rare P-series iPhone prototypes running Acorn OS

    Photos of the rare P-series iPhone prototypes running Acorn OS

    The iPhone has no doubt been a crazy success since the early days. But how did the iPhone end up being such a success? Speculation, rumors and the lack of a design-first company in the market left Apple wide-open to squeeze into a already crowding market of cell phones and catalyze the smartphone industry into…