The Timeless Way of Designing for Play

“The more living patterns there are in a place—a room, a building, or a town—the more it comes to life as an entirety, the more it glows, »

Transit Map Matters

Jake Berman makes better transit maps. I found this beautiful late-night subway service map of his on the New York City Subway Wikipedia article. It reminded me of the »

The Sun Rises in the East

Etsy’s Treasury is something I’ve been fascinated by for a while. It’s an ever-changing, member-curated shopping gallery with some unique constraints. Treasury lists only live for »

Reading List

Books follow me around and accumulate in stacks: by my desks, bed, coffee table, couch. If I could have the current active lot organized into a single stack based »

The Providence Curse

The European Street Team, an Etsy Team, asked for a photo tour of a favorite place. You’ll never guess which place I chose. »

Playing Favorites

There are many strategies people use to make discoveries on Etsy. This is my favorite. Find a shop you like? Check out the shop owner’s favorites. Find an »

The Player

Excerpt from the text I created by clicking around Whitney Trettien’s combinatorial thesis on seventeenth-century digital poetry: Harsdörffer used pieces of wood to make anagrams, designed letter-dice to »

Finding Yourself Through Your Favorites

Japanese Tumblr users are “addicted to reblogging,” ffffolks on FFFFOUND are defining themselves by the images they find, and Etsians are hearting more items than ever. I’m discovering »