“Apple carried out research into breathing rates during sleep and used that figure to derive a model for how the light should behave to create the most relaxing atmosphere and make the product seem more human than robot.”
of course they did. (via Quora)
And that’s design for ya.
• 1 June 2013 • 11 notes
“Although I have felt compelled to write things down since I was five years old, I doubt that my daughter ever will, for she is a singularly blessed and accepting child, delighted with life exactly as life presents itself to her, unafraid to go to sleep and unafraid to wake up. Keepers of private notebooks are a different breed altogether, lonely and resistant rearrangers of things, anxious malcontents, children afflicted apparently at birth with some presentiment of loss.”
— Joan Didion, “On Keeping a Notebook”
• 26 May 2013 • 5 notes
“What is straight? A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it’s curved like a road through mountains.”
— Happy birthday, Tennessee Williams
• 26 March 2013 • 27 notes
After poking my computer for five minutes, curious child takes her curious hands to my bag, removing things onto the bench, zipping it closed then open again, and replacing each item inside.
During this process—and it is a process!—a paperback of Slouching Towards Bethlehem makes her pause. She points to the dark sunglasses on the cover then flails her arms while pointing to a similar pair perched on my head. I slide my pair down over my eyes, and she gets so excited, flailing her arms even more, that she nearly falls off the bench.
The teachers, unfortunately, don’t look too amused.
• 19 March 2013 • 1 note
Another day, another ruined manicure. Vamshi chewed her cud in disgust.
• 14 March 2013 • 2 notes
the times when i have no time to waste are the times when i waste time the most.
Ah! So true of a statement that I had to waste even more time reblogging to reiterate how true it is.
For the record, I haven’t listened to the associated mix yet (click through), thus can’t recommend it. But Adrian’s 2011 late-spring mix is pop-rocks-in-your-mouth fun, so I’ll plug that one instead: here.
• 14 March 2013 • 5 notes
“Men were around, but the women have always been my protectors, caretakers, and support system. ‘The Guardians’ are symbolic of those that protect nature, beauty, spirituality, and a myriad of other things—they are the warriors.”
— I interviewed Atlanta-based artist Tamara Natalie Madden for TMN’s latest gallery.
• 11 March 2013 • 2 notes
At pre-primary assembly, the students recite the days of the week, followed by the months—always more shy at first but erupting by “December.”
• 6 March 2013 • 2 notes
Bovines just want to have fun—on the beach.
• 3 March 2013 • 5 notes
This place drew me in by advertising two of my very favorite things. Though they don’t list naps as one of their offerings, I also indulged in a couple of those there.
• 24 February 2013 • 11 notes
“The world is so big, so complicated, so replete with marvels and surprises that it takes years for most people to begin to notice that it is, also, irretrievably broken. We call this period of research “childhood.”
— Wes Anderson’s Worlds
• 24 February 2013 • 119 notes