If you do only one thing on the internet today, please watch this video by James Rath. In a world where so often technology can make us feel disconnected and absent from those around us, it’s important to see things from the other end something. In the case of James Rath it’s incredible to see how much technology has influenced his life in such a positive way.
Interesting read in to how a Die-Hard Mechanical Watch Lover has fallen for the Apple Watch.
I’m becoming more Andre intrigued by this device. When the rumours for it began I didn’t see the point, but as software develops for it my attention becomes increasingly caught. It’ll be interesting to see when and how the second generation Watch builds on this initial offering.
It’s been a buy and stressful week since the last edition of The Week in Links, but that’s why we call it work. It’s not always fluffy clouds and bright sunshine, even for those of us fortunate enough to be doing what we love for a living.
Despite all that, I have enjoyed quite a bit of reading this week. Once again I’ve highlighted a couple of articles which I really connected with. One from Shawn Blanc about work and one about working for yourself… probably not a coincidence after reading that first paragraph.
So sit back and enjoy this weeks edition alongside your Sunday coffee.
- Concerning the Ebb and Flow of “Work” by Shawn Blanc — This is sometihng I’m learning about myself at the moment. Even before I was self-eployed my tendency was to do things all the time, I used to give my holidays to go and do a bible holiday club for two weeks every summer. It was different but incredibly tiring and it caught up with me. Now I’m self-employed forcing myself to rest is hard, in fact it hit me last weekend. I need to be away from home to rest and shut out my work, otherwise I and my work suffer.
- Master working for yourself without crushing your soul — Dispatches from Paul Jarvis — Really interesting insights and thoughts on the areas on which to focus if you’re a freelancer. Focus upon what you want to do, talk about it lots and don’t be afraid of saying no. That final bit can be the hardest of all.
The Best of the Rest
- The Death Of Conversation on Babycakes Romero
- Hey, Internet: Stop Trying To Inspire Me on Medium
- The Thief of Intimacy, Busyness by Omid Safi on On Being
- What Does Investing in Yourself Look Like…For Me by Jorge Quinteros
- My Favorite Mac: The New 12″ Retina MacBook on MacStories
- Review: Three Months of Apple Watch on 512 Pixels
Another new week, another edition of The Week in Links. This week has been a good week with the launch of some updates to a client’s website and a new homepage for 18TWO, so my evenings have been filled with some relaxation and bike riding. Consequently there’s a good number of links for you to devour over your lunchtime coffee, covering MacBook, Apple Watch, photography, product design, workspaces, writing and finishing off with some cycling.
- The Continuing Pursuit of a More Perfect Computer by Ben Brooks
- WatchKit Standouts: Dark Sky by Mike Bates
- 24hrs in Puerto Rico by Jorge Quinteros
- 11+ Bottle Humidifier on Minimally Minimal
- All 15 Pixar Movies, Ranked From Worst to Best on Vulture
- The Perfect Workspace (According to Science) on 99u
- Looking for love in all the wrong metrics by Matthew Shettler
- Riviera Hustle on Rapha.cc
Issue 15 of The Week in Links is a very visual one. Photography is at the heart of it, with photo stories from a trip to Vancouver, an Apple Watch review, different ways a design team uses notebooks and the story of one of my favourite cycling races. Enjoy!
- Type Detail — Wenting Zhang’s 100 days project
- The Notebooks of Optimizely’s Design Team: A Photo Essay by Design @ Optimizely on Medium
- Filling the Green Circle by Marco Arment
- The Apple Watch Review on Tools and Toys
- Vancouver 2015: Part 2 by Joshua Ginter
- Vancouver 2015: Part 3 by Joshua Ginter
- Bailing by Matt Gemmell
- Budgeting on Audacious Fox
- ROUBAIX on Strava Stories
Writing, future uses of new technology, design processes, an interview with a design legend and Apple Watch. The range of subjects covered in this weeks edition of The Week in Links, has a bit more variety in it than previous weeks. Sit back and enjoy.
- How to Write with Substance by Gregory Ciotti
- Touch & Tap by Chase McCoy
- The difference between Apple and Samsung industrial design on iMore
- From Critique to Collaboration: The Creation of Adobe Comp CC
- Interview with Erik Spiekermann on Freunde von Freunden
- Our favorite OS X launcher on The Sweet Setup
- Watch, Apple Watch by John Gruber
This weeks edition has only four links, but they are packed with interest. There’s a short post to get that started that will of particular interest to those who run their own business, followed by a series of posts giving a few details into the behind the scenes of starting a new company (they make my favourite notebooks). Following my trend in recent weeks of looking into notebooks, there’s a review of the latest Field Notes colours edition, and then an in-depth article into the beginnings of the Apple Watch.
Sit back with a coffee and enjoy.
- The selfish truth about word of mouth (why referrals don’t happen) by Seth Godin
- Founding Baron Fig
- Field Notes Colors: Two Rivers on Three Staples
- iPhone Killer: The Secret History of the Apple Watch by David Pierce for Wired