1. The Martian

    Yesterday, I started reading The Martian and today I finished it. It’s been over a five years since I last successfully read a fiction book end-to-end, which shows just how much it grabbed me.

  2. Why the Memory Palace is my favourite podcast

    The Memory Palace is a history podcast masterfully delivered by host Nate DiMeo.

  3. On failure

    It’s an unpopular opinion at the moment but I think failure is a good thing.

  4. Planet Money makes a t-shirt

    NPR’s Planet Money podcast make a t-shirt and follow it around the world

  5. A great carousel alternative

    Here’s a beautiful little touch on the new 8 Faces site I’m a big fan of

  6. Design is Sport

    I’ve started posting my bookmarks and interesting links to a Tumblr – Design is Sport.

  7. A List Apart redesigns

    A List Apart launches a striking new design and tweaked format built on a principle that was a major part of my site’s redesign.

  8. Mac and Cheese

    This recipe is awesome.

  9. When we build

    We’re not just making pretty interfaces, we’re actually in the process of building an environment where we’ll spend most of our time for the rest of our lives. We’re the designers. We’re the builders. Spine tingling stuff from Wilson Miner’s Build 2011 talk.

  10. Go without a coat when it’s cold

    Go without a coat when it’s cold; find out what cold is. Go hungry; keep your existence lean. Wear away the fat, get down to the lean tissue and see what it’s all about. The only time you define your character is when you go without…