Monthly Archives: May 2013

I can get my head turned by a good-looking guy as much as the next girl. But sexy doesn’t impress me. Smart impresses me, strength of character impresses me. But most of all, I am impressed by kindness. Kindness, I think, comes from learning hard lessons well, from falling and picking yourself up. It comes from surviving failure and loss. It implies an understanding of the human condition, forgives its many flaws and quirks. When I see that in someone, it fills me with admiration.

Lisa Unger, Beautiful Lies  (via getoffyourfeetandmakethiscount)

Everyone needs this on their blog

cause reasons.


Flowers via nanotechnology

Researchers at Harvard have used nanotechnology to generate these ‘flowers’, which are roughly the width of “six red blood cells”. 

I’m still busy and we aren’t coming out of hiatus just yet but I had some time and I needed to work off some stress so I did a 4x combo of some of the prompts I’m behind on. Space, Apple, Roads, and Gears.

I don’t know what you guys think but I’m actually quick happy with how this turned out!


Researchers Using Quantum “Squeezed Light” to Image The Insides of Cells

Conventional optical imaging is limited by the process of diffraction, the way light spreads out when it passes an object. The amount of diffraction depends, in part, on natural uncertainties in the position of the photons. Physicists think of this uncertainty as quantum noise. 

In recent years, however, they’ve have worked out how to minimise the amount quantum noise by carefully manipulating the way photons are created. They call the resulting photons “squeezed light” and there has been no little excitement over their potential to beat the conventional diffraction limit in all kinds of applications.

One obvious use is in cellular imaging where squeezed light offers biologists a clear advantage for exploring cellular processes. Various groups have used squeezed light to make pioneering measurements inside cells. But the process of imaging to reveal spatial variations in the structure of a cell, has so far eluded them.

(via First Quantum-Enhanced Images of a Living Cell | MIT Technology Review)


We’re super excited to announce our newest design challenge:

Create a design inspired by one of The Onion’s Headlines!

Start digging through those headlines, folks. We can’t wait for the submissions to start rolling in!

OOOH That’s Tempting



My newest font, Lunchbox, a fully handdrawn, multifunctional, customizable and totally awesome typeface. 

Check ‘er out!

Oh man, I love it. The main text is fairly similar to Populaire, at least they’d be used in the same way that I can imagine, but the beautiful alternates and the ornaments…so tempted to get it while it’s on sale.

I love this so much! Acquired!