Fed up of opening Mail.app to my inbox where there might be emails despite there being none moments ago, I’ve decided to try an experiment. I just created a mailbox called Zero that when I’ve finished what I’m doing in the app I now click on. The idea is that when I open Mail I’m greeted by a blank screen so I can send an email without seeing my inbox until I’m ready to see it. We’ll see how it goes. ∞ ⋯
Words are important. A single word can mean so much. It can have many meanings depending on context, how you read it, and what your understanding of the word is. More often than not we take a single meaning for a word and apply it broadly across every instance we come across, but sometimes it’s really important to actually look at and consider all the meanings behind a word. Apply all the meanings of a word to a sentence and it can bring a whole new depth of meaning and understanding. A whole new way of thinking about that sentence. Words are important. ∞ ⋯
For me there’s no better combination than a coffee and design. The two seem to go together perfectly. They both require passion, precision, and craft to get the best results. I couldn’t resist linking to this Brand New’s showcase of a new logo, identity, and packaging for PT’s Coffee Roasting Co.. This is one thing I would love to do, a complete branding for a coffee roaster. ∞ ⋯
I’ve seen several posts on Twitter today commenting that because the media is reporting about the new Royal Baby, we shouldn’t forget about Windrush and NHS funding. The implication that those items are far more important and shouldn’t be sidelined by something like a birth of a child is incredibly patronising to me. Whilst I would agree those things are important, why can’t people just take a moment and realise that the birth of a Royal Baby brings many people a little bit of joy in amongst the stress of life?
The Royal Family is an important part of our British heritage, when events like new babies happen in that family it’s something which we can all share in the joy. Just as many people filled the streets for the last Royal Wedding because it brought them an excuse to celebrate and forget about the difficulties of life for a bit, so too does the arrival of a new Prince.
There’s nothing wrong with the birth of a Royal Baby taking over the headlines for a day, it won’t do us any harm. Those other matters will still be around, and will still be in the news cycle tomorrow or for as long as they are deemed important enough to be.
Really enjoyed working a piece of print design this afternoon. I really enjoy designing and building websites, but there’s something about designing for print that the web doesn’t always meet. Print pieces give a feeling of working on something that’s more substantial and useful when compared to the rapidly changing world of the internet. ∞ ⋯
The first part of that is a new theme for my blog, or at least the beginnings of one. I’ve been playing around with it for ages, but decided that if I don’t put it on the site I’ll just keep playing and never actually get it to a point I’m happy to use. There are still many things to fix and develop the design of, but I want to get away from a stock theme and use one that’s as personal to me as my blog is. ∞ ⋯