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Design Systems

Lessons learned — first 3 years building a design system - Things we learned when we built the City of Gothenburg’s design system and component framework

copywriting : design : graphic : web :

Shopify style guide

Writing for a grade 7 reading level doesn’t mean dumbing content down. It’s about making sure language is straightforward and communicates concepts as efficiently as possible.

copywriting : design : graphic :

William H Whyte: The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces

This highly influential film in architecture and planning circles by William H. Whyte analyzes the success and failures of urban spaces. Observing the natural order of spaces and the way people move through them, Whyte provides an intuitive critique of urban spaces and ways these spaces can be improved.

architecture : design : Urban :

Waterproof Cover Podcast – Episode #03: Benedict Campbell

In this episode, I meet with Benedict Campbell. He talks about the many changes of career in his life, how finding new challenges keeps him happy. He explained how his film about cyclocross, ‘For the Love of Mud’ came about and how he challenges himself every day in his craft. It is a really interesting and inspiring episode about a man with many, many talents.

cycling : film | TV : photography :

Irvine Harper

During his near two-decade reign as design director at the Nelson Office, Irving Harper put his mark on Herman Miller, not only by creating the company’s now famous logo, but also by embodying an ethos of total design.

design : furniture : graphic :

Wickkle House

A complete Wikkelhouse starts from about $41,000 (excluding transportation and installation), giving new meaning to living in a cardboard box.

architecture :

8 Design Principles

Most designers have a set of principles upon which they loosely base their work. Dieter Rams, famously, had 10. But how often do you satisfy all of these tenets of your practice at once? Once in a while, if you’re lucky.

design : graphic :

riding for focus

So in 2015, Specialized launched the Specialized Foundation, a nonprofit that donates bikes, helmets, and service gear to middle schools for use in P.E. classes through a program called Riding For Focus.

cycling : non-profit :

Doing it for Dilla

Live from Johnny Brenda’s, DJ Jazzy Jeff along with Dayne Jordan give you “Doing It For Dilla” Listen,

music :

$38,000 per parking space

If that surprises you, you’re a little naive,” he explained, laughing over the phone. “Try digging a hole three stories deep in San Francisco and filling it with concrete and see how much it costs you.”

design : Urban :

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