For some reason, I've decided to start keeping a weekly record of things worked on, insights gained, and interesting finds from the week. Here's the first one!
I have several great projects in progress currently and they're pretty fun to work on. Here's some design work from the past week. The first was a pretty quick banner design for a landing page, but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. The second is for an in-progress design. I'm doing quite a bit of illustration work for the site and I'm liking the progress so far.
I've been slowly working on zindrop, which is my little web application were I save bookmarks and random thoughts. It's similar to something like twitter, except there aren't character limits, I can easily organize all of it with tags, and the main goal isn't for putting things out there for others to see, but more of a record for myself. I've been playing with the design for a little while and just recently started applying the design to the site, which always feels like a huge step forward.
A Few Interesting Articles
I think about desalination every so often, perhaps it's that I live in a desert along the largest body of water on the planet -- all of it undrinkable. Here's someone trying to make it work.
There are millions to be made with a philosophy of minimalism.
Random Productivity Thought
I used to think that finding a work/life-balance was about stability. Like balancing a large rock -- once you have them balanced, you've done it. It may be slightly unstable, but unless a gust of wind comes along, you're good. More and more, I think this is actually unattainable. The balance actually comes from constant adjustment. The rock is good for a bit, but slowly gravity will take over and if left unchecked, it will accelerate as it is pulled to the ground. For the balancing to work, you occassioinally have to run over to the other side and push the rock back up...where it will stay balanced for another short period of time before you have to run back over the other side to catch it. And on, and on...
"The cost of being wrong is less than the cost of doing nothing."
The Built Environment