2021 in Review, Delinquent Edition
December 31, 2021
I spent a good five minutes flipping my hair back and forth to see which side would have the most volume. 💁♀️
(Oh yeah … also still haven’t figured out the still thing 😅)
Things Worth Listening To 🙏🏼
To the question, will loneliness kill remote work culture? … I sure hope so. In decline even before the pandemic, micro-interactions—things like ordering coffee, moving to the right or left so someone can pass us, or saying hi to someone you cross on the path—are how we practice the skills the underpin inclusive democracy. With aggression running high these days, this interview will give you practical ways to feel human again.
Things Worth Reading 🐤
If you ever feel cynical about the kids, the Birds Aren’t Real movement may have you hugging every Gen Z-er in your life.
Things Worth Quoting 💪🏼
First inspire. Inspiration is the birthplace of massive change. Without inspiration, nothing moves. It is the fuel in the rocket, the ink in the pen, the seed in the soil. For every design project, inspiration must always be the starting point.
Inspiration springs from the belief that anything is possible—that the most challenging problems can be solved. This belief will sometimes appear irrational. And it needs to be: there’s a place for reason in design, but not at the beginning. We need to set out with a childlike conviction that anything we can imagine, we can manifest.
From Bruce Mau’s MC 24.