Here are 10 things I thought were worth sharing this week:
- Lots of people want to be the noun without doing the verb.
- Some seriously great examples of Show Your Work! in action: Stumptown Coffee's updated brewing guides, a documentary of Double Fine's game design process, how John T. Unger made a huge flag out of bottle caps, Drew Dernavich's scratchboard method, and behind-the-scenes of the new Star Wars movie.
- Why the ideal toy is not a toy at all.
- Wondering what criticism you should listen to? Consult â€œThe Disapproval Matrix.â€
- Ten lessons from designer Tibor Kalman.
- With all the sleep deprivation in this house, sometimes I feel as crazy as these face collages by John Stezaker.
- What Iggy Pop learned from reading Gibbons' The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
- How to get mildew smells out of books. (Found after a paperback I ordered arrived reeking of cigarette smoke â€” Iâ€™ve been leaving it out in the sun all day and sealing it up in a tupperware with charcoal packets all night. It's working!)
- Andrew Bird playing in a canyon and how locations shape music.
- More ear candy for you: a 1979 DJ set by David Bowie and Elvis Costello's most "curiously underrated" album.