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If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript
In Twitter engineer Angus Croll's new book "If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript," he imagines how well-known literary figures from James Joyce to J.D. Salinger to Tupac would write JavaScript code. It's a fun, creative exercise that reminds programmers of...
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Riposte Magazine
A creative publication celebrating smart women making the world a more interesting place, London-based Riposte Magazine follows a set format of "five ideas, four meetings, three features, two essays and one icon" for a fully fascinating read.
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What They Didn't Teach You In Design School
For the recent graduate, Phil Cleaver shares invaluable practical advice on embarking on a successful career with his economical appendix, "What They Didn't Teach You in Design School." Topics range from how to build a strong portfolio to invoicing...
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Ideal Notebook
Pen your hopes and dream-scenarios in Kiosk's neat and cheery Ideal Notebook. The pocket-sized pad comes filled with lined blank pages to get your motivation out onto paper.
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1 Page at a Time: A Daily Creative Companion
Graphic designer Adam J Kurtz has built his portfolio on uplifting but slightly cheeky missives printed on brightly colored objects ranging from balloons to books. His latest creation invites the rest of us to get inspired in 2015 with "1 Page at a...
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Make and Give: Simple and Modern Crafts to Brighten Every Day
Everybody loves a handmade gift, but crafts can often conjure up ideas of juvenile knicknacks or impossibly intricate frills. "Make and Give" swaps out laborious and uncool-campy for enjoyable and clever in a smartly packaged how-to guide. Authors...
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Daft Punk: Alive 1997
Snarkitecture: "We listen to a lot of music in the studio, this is just one of the more recent songs that gets turned up when it comes on. Both of these guys are making some of the most innovative music right now—shouts out to La Flame and Thugga for...
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Travi$ Scott: Skyfall (feat. Young Thug)
Kiel Mead of AmDC: "We put on 'The Breaks' by Kurtis Blow in the afternoon when we all need a good vibes pick-me-up. Some break for a coffee, we at the AmDC break for a two-step!" (Listen)
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Kurtis Blow: The Breaks
Tina Roth Eisenberg of swissmiss: "This song never fails to get me off my chair. I cannot not dance to this song. When I am in need of inspiration, all I need to do is trick myself into shifting focus, get up, get my blood flowing. 'September’ does...
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Earth, Wind & Fire: September
Theo Richardson of Rich Brilliant Willing: "A very moody song, but upbeat song. I'm not even sure what it really means, or why I like. I just get the feeling that something is about to happen when I listen to it." (Listen)
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Teen: Better
James Victore: "'In The Name of Love' and other loud power ballads; I can sing it REEAALLL loud." (Listen)
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U2: Pride
Drew Seskunas of The Principals: "I found myself in a very similar situation once, this takes me back to that special place." (Listen)
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Ween: Bananas and Blow
Terri Chiao and Adam Frezza of CHIAOZZA: "We are constantly shifting gears and trying to move forward with our work. After a big project, this song feels like a nice reset. The simple message reminds us not to rely on the things we've already done...
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Orange Juice: Rip It Up
Shanan Campanaro of Eskayel: "I love the sound of the song and in the lyrics it actually says, 'So don't be stressed out.' (Listen)
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Blood Orange: It Is What It Is
Stefan Sagmeister of Sagmeister & Walsh: "Because I listened to it 120 times and it still does not get on my nerves. It is the only earworm I know that does not worm itself into my ear." (Listen)
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Siskiyou: Pull It Away
Emily Sugihara of Baggu: "Makes me feel like I'm in the car driving to the beach, good vibes to channel while designing bags." (Listen)
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Connan Mockasin: I'm The Man, That Will Find You
Lindsey Adelman: "My favorite song changes every day. Right this second it's 'Everything She Wants' by Wham! Because I always want to be in a George Michael mood." (Listen)
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Wham!: Everything She Wants
New York is a city steeped in music history—from salsa to hip-hop to punk, several genres were born here from bands that found artistic inspiration in the mix of disparate cultures and intense urban landscape. In turn, music itself prompts creative...
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ListenUp: The New York Designer's Playlist
New York is a city steeped in music history—from salsa to hip-hop to punk, several genres were born here from bands that found artistic inspiration in the mix of disparate cultures and intense urban landscape. In turn, music itself prompts creative...
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INST-INT 2014: Conference Highlights
From the founders of technology festival Eyeo comes a smaller, more tightly focused offshoot called INST-INT. Now in its second year, the stimulating three-day experience saw roughly 300 people gravitate to Minneapolis' Walker Art Center to glean...
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