I'm a Christian, a designer, and a gadget fan who lives in Cheltenham, UK.

This is my blog, a creative outlet to mess around and play with as well as a place that logs my thoughts and inspirations.

The Week In Links

This weeks edi­tion is com­ing to you slight­ly late, no excus­es oth­er than yes­ter­day flew by and I for­got to post it. I’ve tried some­thing a lit­tle dif­fer­ent this week, adding some com­men­tary to a cou­ple of links I real­ly enjoyed and then list­ing some oth­er good reads below them. I’m hop­ing to evolve this series a lit­tle over the sum­mer to inject a bit more of myself into them. Hope you enjoy this weeks edi­tion.

  • THE ALPS by STRAVA — The last week of this year’s Le Tour de France has been through the Alps. This pho­to sto­ry from Stra­va catch­es some of what the Pelo­ton has been through these last few days. Even if you’re not a cycling fan these pho­tos are worth view­ing. The moun­tains are stun­ning­ly beau­ti­ful, I could sit and look at them all day and I loved vis­it­ing the Alps the three times I’ve been ski­ing.
  • Don’t Let Suc­cess Breed Fail­ure — Shawn Blanc — The sec­ond half of this arti­cle from Shawn res­onat­ed with me and is why I’ve includ­ed it in this weeks edi­tion. As a self employed per­son I spend a lot of time think­ing about this kind of thing, espe­cial­ly after events ear­li­er this year. It’s so tempt­ing to con­tin­u­al­ly say yes to every­thing, but it’s not pos­si­ble to do it all. It takes a laser focus and dis­ci­pline to make sure that work­loads and pri­or­i­ties remain man­age­able.

Other links of interest

Field Notes Memo Archive ›

Field Notes announced the arrival of their Spring 2012 “Nation­al Crop Edi­tion” memo books. I love Field Notes, there’s usu­al­ly one on or near my per­son.
The pas­sion in this video is why I like these items so much. The excite­ment in find­ing the memo book Aaron is talk­ing about is bril­liant, I love it, and the atten­tion he pays towards them is mir­rored in Field Notes.
If you don’t want to watch a video about old memo books, just load that page to look at all the cov­ers of the on dis­play.