‘Marble is a science and art collective that tackles complex problems affecting children around the world. Marble brings together world-class scientists, strategists, and designers to leverage corporate data, scientific breakthroughs, and visual arts to accelerate impact for child rights.’ Click on the pulsing dot at the top right to play with the logo.
(Via Data Breach)
Sticker saga in Oxford: reclaiming spaces with love, dedication + rainbow-coloured marker pensNoted by .
(Via Nick Kondo 近藤 on Twitter)Noted by .
Ceramicist Michelle Erickson recreates a puzzle jug from the V&A’s collection.
All the Pride flags painted on the approach to the New Road Baptist Church in Bon Square in Oxford
Science posters all use the same wall-of-text design. Here’s a proposed design that is both more usable, and easier to create
Untitled Sans is a plain, neogrotesk sans validated by the ideas of Jasper Morrison and Naoto Fukasawa’s Super Normal project.
Untitled Sans tee-shirt
Teaser for a 60% keyboard PCB kit using only through-hole components.
Timeline of ancient civilizations
(Via kottke.org on Twitter)
HTTP/2 allows for sequential and parallel downloading of page content over others, which can make a big difference to how quickly a page is readable. CloudFlare don’t think much of the browsers’ prioritization algorithms, so now provide a mechanism for specifying the ordering server-side.
Traditional architectural styles use largely forgotten tricks to regulate their internal climate with little expenditure of energy.
Cats have more social intelligence than previously thought. Article on cat research, with some simple tests you can carry out on your own cat, should you have one.
Blurhash is an algorithm that lets you transform image data into a small text representation of a blurred version of the image that might be used as a placeholder while the image downloads, for example.
An approach to organizing long-lived software projects in which data objects and abstract APIs live in the middle and external interfaces and database connections in the outer crust.Noted by .
American figure skater Nathan Chen is amazing and so are the black and white costumes he wears in competition.
Masterclass in making a prop sword from Peter Lyon, Weta's Master Swordsmith
Infinite craft applied to restoring a rusty old coffee grinder.
(Via A. Koford on Twitter)
What will it take to get net emissions to zero by 2050?
Experiments with CSS Grid inspired by the paintings of Piet Mondrian
Site update: I’ve added favicons and apple-touch-icons on a per-series basis. Discovered in the process you need at least two icon images—one with opaque background for the Apple icon, and one with transparency for favicon and Android web clips—and each needs to be supplied in several sizes. For my first use of his I’m using my existing Twitter userpics. Looks strange at first to see a face amongst all the corporate site icons.Noted by .
Looks like some of the work I did to automatically crop thumbnails on Ooble is available as a simple CSS property.
The Design Museum in London is showing an exhibition of design work from Stanley Kubrick’s films from 26 April to 15 September 2019.Noted by .
The Man in Seat Sixty-One is compendium on everything you need to know about train travel—not jyst routes but info about the trains themselves.Noted by .
Podcasts ep with a more thorough discussion of the reviving dead pigs’ brains experiment and ethical considerations regarding how alive they’re allowing them to be.