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Yosemite Waterfall, by Mike Matas

Yosemite Waterfall, by Mike Matas

One of my philosophies as a designer is that you should first start with the patterns that exist, and only break the rules little by little, in the right places. When [you] don’t break enough patterns, you end up with something boring and predictable. But when you break too many, you end up with something chaotic and confusing. There is a sweet spot, and it contains both the familiar and the new.

Jack Cheng (here, though post is only available to Kickstarter backers)

Multiball Skills

mwfrost:

When playing with more than one pinball, things tend to get a little stressful. These are some of the skills you can use to make multiball a little more manageable.

Every tip in this list also applies to being a parent of multiples.

You know, you and especially your grandparents could have used more of a spirit of lawbreaking. One day you will be called upon to break a big law in the name of justice and rationality. Everything will depend on it. You have to be ready. How are you going to prepare for that day when it really matters? You have to stay ‘in shape’ so that when the big day comes you will be ready. What you need is ‘anarchist calisthenics.’ Every day or so break some trivial law that makes no sense, even if it’s only jaywalking. Use your own head to judge whether a law is just or reasonable. That way, you’ll keep trim; and when the big day comes, you’ll be ready.

"See the Milky Way", by Tyler Nordgren

"See the Milky Way", by Tyler Nordgren

Straw Bales, by Maciej Ceglowski

Straw Bales, by Maciej Ceglowski

Great products stand on their own merit and sell themselves. They are simple, striking and bold. Seeing them function is advertising enough.

ayjay:

The next 2.5 minutes of your life will be spent watching Bruce Lee play table tennis. With nunchuks.