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Design

Bonsai Contracts

Bonsai provides freelance work contract templates for creative freelancers like designers and developers. Sounds pretty cool, will give it a try on our next project for sure.

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Food

How to Pickle Basically Everything

Besides my liver, I really don’t pickle much of anything. But reading Epicurious’ How to Pickle Basically Everything, I am ready to put my powers of pickling to more positive uses.

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Fonts

Monoid

Monoid

Monoid is a “customizable, minimal + legible font optimized for coding. It’s customisable with ligatures, alternates and class based positioning.” More than that, it is an Open Source monospace font (similar to Source Code Pro) and seems, at least at smaller sizes, to have a plesant tech-focused character.

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Design

Screenings

Screenings is a new site that collects presentations and talks on design. A great resource for anyone needing a mid-day kick in the ass to do more.

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Web Design

IM Creator XPS

IM Creator’s XPS looks to be an interesting visual website design tool akin to Squarespace‘s visual editor. I have only used Squarespace on a handful of website and the biggest drawback is their monthly billing over buying the software outright. XPS seems to be more affordable for developers and has a great free option for students and non-corporate work. Personally I’m getting sick and tired of all this website building with code and long for the future when the tools will be more akin to InDesign than the movie Hackers.

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Everyday

Andrea Zittel’s A-Z West

Andrea Zittel’s A-Z West is a wonderful exploration of what you need to live.

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Books Design

Typophonic – Album Cover Typography

Typophonic is a site about album cover typography. It is great and an awesome place to find retro inspiration. If you are a fan of Jazz covers, might I suggest Tashen’s Jazz Covers book. The print version is very expensive, but the iPad version is cheap and beautiful!

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Everyday

Picturefill

Picturefill gets an update to make it work with newest webkit nightlies. 

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Design

Futuramo Icons

Who Doesn’t like free icons? Well Futuramo is a collection of a free and paid set to bury you in great little icons.

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Everyday

A standing desk for $22

I’ve been contemplating a standing desk for a while, but the $500+ cost for an all in one unit is a little daunting, so this $22 version looks like a possible option.