1. weeklycrop:

A portrait of my good friend Markus.

    weeklycrop:

    A portrait of my good friend Markus.

  2. explore-blog:

    I suspected that it’s going to be a great break that allows me to step back and think about what I do and for whom I do it. I learned in the first sabbatical that it’s maybe the best strategy… to make sure that what I do remains a calling and doesn’t deteriorate into a job or a career.

    […]

    The way the time is dispersed from person to person and from job to job, and I don’t think it matters that much. What matters — what really, really matters — is that time is planned and is kept pretty holy, meaning is not interrupted by anything else. 

    Celebrate the launch of the fantastic new Sagmeister & Walsh site with Debbie Millman’s equally fantastic Design Matters interview with Stefan Sagmeister, in which the celebrated designer discusses the value of sabbaticals, the danger of adaptation in happiness, and the difference between design and art.

    Sagmeister is the author of the excellent Things I have learned in my life so far.

    For more on preventing creative purpose from becoming “work,” see how to do what you love and how to avoid work.

  3. metsadesign:

Beeswaxed Structural “Paper” Bags

    metsadesign:

    Beeswaxed Structural “Paper” Bags

  4. Why People Buy Ebooks  →

  5. Jordan’s Wedding

    Jordan’s Wedding

  6. How People Purchase Books →

  7. love this one. 

    love this one. 

  8. storyboard:

Print Is Dead? Not on Tumblr
There’s been talk that the lit world is in crisis. That, as a society, we’re reading less, texting more, without the patience to pick up — let alone stick with — a good book. But oh, that’s all wrong: Reading is alive and well. In fact it’s flourishing, at least if you ask Benjamin Samuel, co-editor of Recommended Reading, the Tumblr lit magazine from the folks at Electric Literature. Each week, Samuel and his team bring the crème de la crème of today’s best fiction to a computer screen near you — via previously unpublished short stories as chosen by popular authors and editors. We asked Samuel what it means to read and write in the digital age.
How is new technology affecting the literary world?
Technology has certainly had a massive influence on the way readers engage with literature, but I’m not sure recent developments have changed literature itself. You can look at the rise of self-publishing, but, again, I’m not sure that’s a change in literature as much as it is a change in publishing. The real change brought on by technology is the way we can now discover and read literature.
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    storyboard:

    Print Is Dead? Not on Tumblr

    There’s been talk that the lit world is in crisis. That, as a society, we’re reading less, texting more, without the patience to pick up — let alone stick with — a good book. But oh, that’s all wrong: Reading is alive and well. In fact it’s flourishing, at least if you ask Benjamin Samuel, co-editor of Recommended Reading, the Tumblr lit magazine from the folks at Electric Literature. Each week, Samuel and his team bring the crème de la crème of today’s best fiction to a computer screen near you — via previously unpublished short stories as chosen by popular authors and editors. We asked Samuel what it means to read and write in the digital age.

    How is new technology affecting the literary world?

    Technology has certainly had a massive influence on the way readers engage with literature, but I’m not sure recent developments have changed literature itself. You can look at the rise of self-publishing, but, again, I’m not sure that’s a change in literature as much as it is a change in publishing. The real change brought on by technology is the way we can now discover and read literature.

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  9. Toffle is irritated. 

    Toffle is irritated. 

  10. http://www.idealog.com/blog/just-because-the-author-does-a-lot-of-marketing-doesnt-mean-the-publisher-cant-help/ →

    http://www.idealog.com/blog/just-because-the-author-does-a-lot-of-marketing-doesnt-mean-the-publisher-cant-help/