Rachel Diesel

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Infographic: What Does Your Handwriting Say About You?

Personality revealed through penmanship–look out for the loops and lines of a new coworker or love interest.<p>Graphology–the study of handwriting–has long been considered a pseudoscience, in the same family as phrenology (in which a lumpy forehead could mean you’re a psychopath) and astrology (in …

These Fun Illustrations Will Help You Read Chinese In Record Time

The Chinese language is a fascinating and expansive beast.<p>The general rule is that if you recognize around 200 characters, that will allow you to …

White Room Covered in Farsi Calligraphy Reflects Identity of an Immigrant

Germany-based Iranian artist Parastou Forouhar covers white walls and floors with black script in Farsi for her ongoing series known as <i>Written Room</i>. Each of her site-specific installations, which have been exhibited across the world since 1999, redefines an empty space with her decorative …

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Compleat FoodSkin Flexible Lunchbox Keeps Your Food As Perfect As You Assemble It In The Morning

<b>Compleat FoodSkin</b>, a flexible lunchbox that expands to hold your meal. Cool heh? You can perfectly assemble a sandwich and keep it inside this unit …

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Magnificent Lettering Works

Lettering is an art for very few. Coming up with these fantastic compositions is the work of some very talented people, which I truly admire! So …

Which Words Matter The Most When You Talk

Language, like anything else, can be hacked for greater effectiveness. Here are some techniques to make your words–your best tool at work–more powerful.<p>One of the things I fuss about a lot (especially for Buffer copy, for example our welcome email if you sign up) are words; very simple words in …

Unlikely: The Impossible and Improbable Objects of Giuseppe Colarusso | Colossal

<p>In this ongoing series titled Unlikely, artist and photographer Giuseppe Colarusso imagines bizarre and humorous objects, each of which is either …

The 10 Design Blogs You Need To Follow Right NOW

We here at Refinery29 believe that good style doesn't just involve what you put on your body. Good style pervades every fiber of your being and seeps …

Who Made That?

Meet The Ipsums

Finally, a beautifully designed Lorem Ipsum resource, offering themed placeholder copy. Some of the Ipsum options are: Cororate, Pirate, Bacon, …

Ray Bradbury’s Unpublished Poems and His Meditation on Science vs. Religion

We recently took a trip back to the day before NASA’s Mariner 9 mission reached Mars in 1971, when Carl Sagan, Arthur C. Clarke, and Ray Bradbury — whom we lost just a few short months ago — joined <i>New York Times</i> science editor Walter Sullivan in a remarkably prescient conversation about Mars and …

Always funny how certain old people are that 20 year olds don't know what a floppy disk icon stands for: http://t.co/a256wvvD3g

Today is my 1 year anniversary of going solo

Exactly one year ago today, I left my job to pursue independent consulting full-time. I took a big leap of faith. I had faith in myself that things …

Four Years of Independence

Exactly four years ago today — Friday, August 22, 2008 — I “left work” for the last time. It was the last day of my last full-time job, and I’ve been …

10 Timeframes

<i>I recently gave the closing keynote at the 2012 MFA Interaction Design Festival, a full-day event held on Saturday, May 12, 2012, to celebrate the</i> …

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Apple's 'Next Big Thing' Will Be an Innovation, Not an Invention

Lots of people are wondering what Apple will invent next. If it’s true to its own history, it won’t invent a new type of product but will improve on one someone else already brought to market.<p>I’ve never questioned that Apple is an innovator. Its iPod, iPhone and iPad were all very innovative …

Ken Burns: On Story

What makes a great story? For legendary filmmaker Ken Burns, the answer is both complicated and personal. In this short documentary about the craft …

Unlearning

There’s a story we tell about advancing in our jobs. We start out inexperienced, kind of dumb or lucky or something. Then something happens to us and …

Eight Organizational Challenges For UX Professionals

<b>This article was originally published at UXmatters on April 2, 2012. The article was truly a collaboration.</b><p>A great organizational culture is a …