To collect where no man has collected before

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A personal project that began during the 2020 quarantine, a long-time Trekkie and collector of design objects used in Star Trek created this fun and comprehensive website of his findings. Star Trek + Design showcases his collection.

Bonus: You can also follow him on Instagram here.

Signal to noise ratio

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Here is my favorite quote from an excellent article by the good folks at UX Collective:

As a designer when someone asks you to “make it pretty” or “do your design thing” what they really mean is “give me a good signal-to-noise ratio.”

Worth the full read here >>

Photo by Khara Woods on Unsplash

We are balloons

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Masayoshi Matsumoto is a self taught balloon artist who realistically creates creatures using only balloons!

Read the story here >
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Leave safety behind

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Maggie Kuhn was an American activist known for founding the Gray Panthers movement, after she was forced to retire from her job at the then-mandatory retirement age of 65.

“Leave safety behind. Put your body on the line. Stand before the people you fear and speak your mind — even if your voice shakes. When you least expect it, someone may actually listen to what you have to say. Well-aimed slingshots can topple giants. And do your homework.”
— Maggie Kuhn

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The best lesson of high school

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My favorite excerpt from Seth Godin’s writing on “The persistence of hierarchy and status roles” is this:

The best lesson of high school might be that everyone has a noise in their heads, everyone feels uncomfortable and everyone would appreciate a little kindness and respect.

Amen to that!

Read the full article here, which by the way, begins with an anecdote about the indi band REM.

Photo by Austrian National Library on Unsplash

Looking for lessons and learning

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Regard everyone you meet, from barbers to luminaries, as potential teammates.