Required Reading is a monthly roundup of things that catch my attention: news, links, videos, blogs, and cool projects by other creatives that I want to share with you – fun, inspiring, and a little addictive.
Urbio is one of the coolest organizational systems I have ever seen – completely modular and usable in so many ways. I adore the idea of being able to mix plants in with a desk or kitchen system in such a cool way.
Sivu spent three hours in an MRI machine to make this surreal video for Better Man Than He
Ten excellent e-mail tips from Leo Babauta of Zen Habits, I truly need to adopt numbers one and seven.
With so much rampant abuse out there I am so grateful for this refined guide to social media etiquette.
Just so you know – how to coil your cables.
An interview with artist and olympian Casey Legler, on her work as a male model.
Keeping your sense of authenticity can be hard as you start working for bigger clients with stricter brand guidelines, here is how photographer Alexa Miller keeps it a little bit more real.
In 1961 Playboy Magazine put America’s greatet designers together in one room.
The strange differences between how actors wore makeup in silent films and talkies.
A interesting writing exercise with the goal of helping you sell anything.
Crtomir Just explores themes of repetitive shape and color in his project Revolved Forms.
A new episode of the Reserve Channel photography series Capture. Host Mark Seliger talks about photography with Ben Lowey & Baryshnikov – I love this show.
Have you seen the trailer for the commercial fishing documentary Leviathan yet? Just based on the visuals and sound in the trailer I cannot wait to see it.
Silencio is a David Lynch/Angelo Badalamenti homage band that is strangely addictive to listen to.
I have two old 50 mm lenses sitting on my desk right now, and I think I just found something fun to do with them – time to break out my tools and have some fun freelensing.
A short documentary on the home of photographer Jay Maisel
Koken is an interesting new online portfolio solutions for photographers that just launched.