Sunday, July 29, 2018

Things of Interest Goes Secure


As you might have already noticed, over the past week I’ve spent some time migrating Things of Interest from a web server that used a regular unsecured HTTP connection to one that uses HTTPS. While there isn’t any particular reason … Continue reading →

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Building 3D with IKEA   


Kirsty Parkin, writing for The CGSociety: In the summer of 2004, IKEA decided to change the way they produced their product images. They made the first tentative moves toward CG rendered, rather than photographic, images. “We made 8 or 10 … Continue reading →

Monday, March 17, 2014

The New York Times Redesign


Excerpt from The New York Times’ redesign page: We’ve streamlined our article pages and created a more responsive interface with faster load times. So navigating between stories is easier and finding more content that appeals to you is just a … Continue reading →

Sunday, February 16, 2014



The Onewheel, a self-balancing electric skateboard that was recently funded on Kickstarter, is what the Segway should have been: it has all of the convenience without any of the geekiness. I think this would be a great way to commute … Continue reading →

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Sweep the Sleaze   


Oliver Reichenstein, arguing back in 2012 against the ubiquitous social sharing buttons used by most websites: Social media buttons are not a social media strategy, even though they’re often sold that way. Excellent content, serious networking and constant human engagement … Continue reading →

Monday, October 28, 2013

Designing Men   


Paul Goldberger, writing for Vanity Fair, profiles Jony Ive, Marc Newson, and the pair’s collaboration on an upcoming Product (RED) auction: Agreeing to do the auction for Bono was one thing; pulling it together was another. “Jony and I struggled … Continue reading →

Monday, August 26, 2013

Edmonton Freezeway   


Andrea Sands, reporting for the Edmonton Journal: Ice skaters will glide alongside pedestrians and winter cyclists on an 11-kilometre path looping through downtown if Matt Gibbs can convince the city to build his Edmonton Freezeway. […] Gibbs’ trail would connect … Continue reading →

Friday, August 16, 2013

How To Hang Art   


Nancy Mitchell writing for Apartment Therapy: […] by far the cheapest and easiest way to make a big impact in a room is to hang artwork. But the process can be a little intimidating. Where should your art go? How … Continue reading →