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Review – Copic Ciao Markers

Copic Markers are a professional artist’s staple and set quite a high bar in terms of how a marker performs. I personally don’t have the skill to …

Archives

AI’s Language Problem - MIT Technology Review

About halfway through a particularly tense game of Go held in Seoul, South Korea, between Lee Sedol, one of the best players of all time, and …

The Paper Series: Life Airmail Letter Pad Review

“What was that paper you used in your last letter?!” was a common refrain over InCoWriMo. As I mentioned in my post about the month, my primary paper …

Apps

TWSBI Precision Mechanical Pencil Review

In a world that contains hundreds of different mechanical pencil designs, how does this pencil from TWSBI hold up?<i>Many thanks to Scribble for lending</i> …

Neat

Rhodia Goalbook Review

When it comes to notebooks I’m generally pretty set in my ways. I tend to stick with a few specific products that are old reliables to me, but I am …

Productivity

Field Notes “Three Missions” Edition

The latest edition of Field Notes’ quarterly limited editions is here just in time for summer 2018. It’s called the “Three Missions” edition, and it …

PHP

Review: Uniball Vision Needle with Waterproof Fade-proof Ink

Uniball Vision Needle pens are difficult to find in Singapore. So when I saw this set selling on Amazon Prime (Singapore), I knew I had to buy it.I'm …

Archives

What Every CEO Needs to Know About Design

CEOs who are design thinkers now need to add 'design doing' to their toolkit.<p>"To personalize an experience in the context of the moment--to understand what makes a customer human--Reinventors don't just plumb lots of data, though they do that well. They're design thinkers. They approach problems …

Design

In China Trade War, Apple Worries It Will Be Collateral Damage

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple’s chief executive, Timothy D. Cook, may be the leader of the world’s most valuable public company, but lately he has had to act a lot like the tech industry’s top diplomat.<p>Last month he visited the Oval Office to warn President Trump that tough talk on China could threaten …

China

Blackwing Volume 10001.

Blackwing begins the fourth year of the Volumes series with Volume 10001, a solute to Tetsuya Miyamoto and the KenKen puzzle. The copy from Blackwing …

Equations

Don’t Eat Before Reading This

A New York chef spills some trade secrets.<p>Good food, good eating, is all about blood and organs, cruelty and decay. It’s about sodium-loaded pork fat, stinky triple-cream cheeses, the tender thymus glands and distended livers of young animals. It’s about danger—risking the dark, bacterial forces of …

Notebook Review: Rhodia Goalbook

<i>Review by Laura Cameron</i>Earlier this year Ana asked me if I would be interested in reviewing a Rhodia Goalbook (Rhodia, $25.95). I was still in my …

The Bill Gates Line

Two of the more famous military sayings are “Generals are always preparing to fight the last war”, and “Never interrupt your enemy while he is making …

How nations come together

Nations come with a vast array of peoples, languages and histories, but the strong ones share three simple things<i>By Andreas Wimmer</i>Read at Aeon

Why I Don’t Use Digital Productivity Tools (or How a Notebook Makes Me More Productive)

<i>A Guest Post by Curtis McHale</i>It seems that every day we are graced with a new digital productivity tool or an older one is talking about the next …

Kyokuto Expedient Notebook Review

Kokuyo Sokuryo-Yacho: The original Japanese field notebook

<i>(Original Mai-bun.com article. Written by Takuya Takahashi. Translated by Bruce Eimon.)</i>Did you know Japan has its very own field notebook? As its …

Elon Musk’s ‘time blocking’ method: How to manage time effectively even if your schedule is hectic

Elon Musk is possibly the busiest man on earth right now.<p>The billionaire founder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, usually spends up to 100 hours a week …

Ariane chief seems frustrated with SpaceX for driving down launch costs

“I cannot tell my teams: 'Goodbye, see you next year!'”<p>The France-based Ariane Group is the primary contractor for the Ariane 5 launch vehicle, and …

Facebook is full of could-be CEOs — but no one ever leaves

“The stakes are more intense than ever.”<p>This month was the perfect month to leave Facebook.<p>The social giant, which has been under fire over the past 18 months because of Russia or Cambridge Analytica or Myanmar or one of numerous other company oversights, shuffled its executive deck in a major way. …

Social Media

Yo! C77 Sketch: Tips for Rendering Chrome

In this episode of Yo! C77 Sketch, Michael DiTullo shows us how to properly render chrome without overdoing it<p>Chrome can be a tricky thing to draw. …

Are ebooks dying or thriving? The answer is yes

It is a heartwarming story: In spite of the endless onslaught of digital content, American readers have collectively put down their screens and decided to embrace once more that beloved tactile rectangular prism that reminds us, with its weight at the bottom of our bags, of its immeasurable heft. …

Writing

Google’s software design is having a reformation

Material design is now open to interpretation<p>Material Design launched in 2014, and it was mostly thought of as a new design language for Android — though it later came to the web and iOS. It had a bold idea: there should be a physicality to software design not unlike the physicality of paper. It …

Muji Stationery Review

Recently a friend sent me a pen with a brief note indicating that this is, by a fairly wide margin, her absolute favorite pen and that I should …

The first principles of programming

It’s often said that there are two ways the human mind views growth: either the fixed mentality or the growth mentality. In the fixed mentality, human growth is a function of destiny: no matter how hard you try, you can never grow beyond what innate factors have prescribed for you. The growth …

Elon Musk Cut the Gordian Knot of Corporate Spending

With a single stroke of genius, Musk solved one of the world's most intractable management problems.<p>Elon Musk keeps hitting it out of the ballpark... not as a technology guru but as a people-savvy manager. Last month, Musk gave the world's best productivity advice in a single, short sentence and …

consultants

Scribbles That Matter - a new A5 notebook designed for bullet journaling

The Apica Composition Style Notebook is a Winner

Review of the Faber Castell Grip Fountain Pen

Go Fast and Break Things: The Difference Between Reversible and Irreversible Decisions

Reversible vs. irreversible decisions. We often think that collecting as much information as possible will help us make the best decisions. Sometimes …