Spoon & Tamago/Owidig/Nextdoor


Recomendo: issue no. 23

The curiously named blog “Spoon & Tamago” is the best way to keep up with the latest art, design, fads, and lifestyle innovations from Japan. They also offer a nice feature: curated “guides” to Tokyo via interesting long-term residents. Well crafted well-designed site, as might be expected. Add ‘em to your RSS feed. — KK

Since I’ve started using this wallet case, it’s so easy to just slide it into my coat pocket, grab my keys and go. I rarely carry my purse around now. The kickstand feature makes it ultra practical. — CD

Web trick:
I have a massive “swipe file” of illustrations from online portfolios. I use them for inspiration when I design or draw something. Owidig is a website that can suck every image file from a website and save it to your computer. It’s easy to use once you get the hang of it, but here’s a good video to get your familiar with it. — MF

A really great podcast episode well worth listening to is “17 Great Questions That Can Change Your Life,” by Tim Ferriss. This is an audible extract from his new book Tools of Titans. In this session he lists the 17 questions that he asks himself on a regular basis in order to get the most from his life. They are very effective probes. And this podcast is a good introduction to his book, which is also very useful. — KK

Sound effects:
Get free, high-quality sound effects of almost anything you can think of for your podcasts, apps, or movies at Freesound. — MF

Social Network:
When you sign up for Nextdoor it’s like instantly joining your neighborhood watch group. Plus you get local business recommendations from neighbors, classifieds and events. — CD

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-- Kevin Kelly, Mark Frauenfelder, Claudia Dawson 01/1/17