To Do List

  • Read more
  • Browse less
  • Meet more
  • Chat less
  • Play more
  • Work less
  • Listen to music (while doing nothing else)
  • Bike more
  • Drive less
  • Travel more (white shirts, blue jeans, dslr camera, sketch books, suitcase)
  • Plan less
  • Give more
  • Keep less
  • Write a script
  • Take a class
  • Make a mess

And if it doesn’t work 🙁 Start over

Created by: Yaniv Fridman and Daniel Luna

Source: https://vimeo.com/37062018


City of Coimbra Video

Bellow is a fantastic video that shows the city of Coimbra in Portugal. Although it served as the nation’s capital during the High Middle Ages, it is better-known for its university, the University of Coimbra, which is one of the oldest in Europe and the oldest academic institution in the Portuguese-speaking world. I studied in the University of Coimbra and I am currently very happy living in Coimbra.

Source: https://vimeo.com/26167826


Analysis of Online Consumer Behavior

Bellow is an infographic that helps you understand the behavioral characteristics of online consumers, but also to obtain answers to several important questions. Some of these questions are:

  1. What are online shopper demographics?
  2. Why do people prefer to buy shop online?
  3. What are the most common reasons why people don’t shop online?
  4. What are the various online spending trends in different retail sectors?

Perspective on life

“The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get at the end of it? A death. What’s that, a bonus?!? I think the life cycle is all backwards. You should die first, get it out of the way. Then you go live in an old age home. You get kicked out when you’re too young, go collect all your super, then, when you start work, you get a gold watch on your first day. You work forty years until you’re young enough to enjoy your retirement. You drink alcohol, you party, and you get ready for High School. You go to primary school, you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities, you become a little baby, you go back into the womb, you spend your last 9 months floating with luxuries like central heating, spa, room service on tap, then you finish off as an orgasm! Amen.”

George Costanza

Painting by Conceição Ruivo

Some paintings by the artist Conceição Ruivo.

Read more


Project 365: Typography + Photography

Ashley Herrin have a nice set on flickr that combines Typography with Photography.

A third attempt at a 365 days project. Most of the photos were taken during a road trip during summer 2010 and have been sitting unused and unedited on my computer since I got back. 75 days on the road, 17,000 miles driven, 26+ national parks. This 365 days project is the best way for me to finally go through all these overlooked images.

Check the set page at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ashleyherrin/sets/72157627278558354/


I hate it when people call themselves ‘entrepreneurs’

I hate it when people call themselves ‘entrepreneurs’ when what they are really trying to do is launch a startup and then sell or go public, so they can cash in and move on. They are unwilling to do the work it takes to build a real company, which is the hardest work in business. That’s how you really make a contribution and add the legacy of those who went before. You build a company that will still stand for something a generation of two from now. That’s what Walt Disney did, and Hewlett and Packard, and the people who built Intel. That’s what I want Apple to be.

Steve Jobs

Usability questions seldom have a single answer

People want me to give hard and fast rules: don’t show more than X menu items; don’t write more than Y words per page; nothing should be more than Z clicks from the homepage. Sadly, UI design doesn’t work that way. Usability questions seldom have a single answer. Rather, they are qualitative issues that specify the direction and nature of inevitable design tradeoffs.

Jakob Nielsen