This Week's Loves

A Calling

Your profession is not what brings home your weekly paycheck, your profession is what you're put here on earth to do, with such passion and such intensity that it becomes spiritual in calling.

Vincent Van Gogh


The Polona Typo Project

My type experiment on the Polona Typo Project microsite


My type experiment on the Polona Typo Project microsite

The Polona Typo Project microsite allows users to type, share, and print their own words or phrases using thousands of letters pulled from the scans of over six centuries worth of documents, graphics, photographs, music scores, and maps housed in the archives of Polona.pl, a National Library of Poland website. The letter scans are beautifully tactile and timeworn. They mesh together nicely to create unexpected and delightful typographic compositions.

After tinkering with typography via the Polona Typo Project, be sure to swing by the Polona.pl website to peruse their collection of scans. Obviously, the content of the site is written in Polish, but the loveliness of the vintage graphics can be understood despite any language barrier.


Glowforge

Glowforge is a laser printer that certainly has my designer gears turning. It can cut or engrave nearly any composition, created with nearly any software, onto nearly any material — including wood, leather, rubber, glass, and even chocolate! I mean, the possibilities would be limitless! And, at $1,995 for the base model, Glowforge is also relatively affordable considering its versatility and the complexity of the technology involved. …*sigh.* ...Maybe someday.

— via Brave the Woods


Abandoning the Work I Hated

In the car later, I rested my head on the steering wheel. An unexpected feeling surfaced: happiness.

— from Abandoning the Work I Hated by Robert Markowitz

Abandoning the Work I Hated by children's singer, guitarist, songwriter, educator, and recording artist Robert Markowitz serves as a poignant reminder that we should not use our life’s work to gain prestige, recognition, or approval from others — even from the ones we love. Instead, we should use it as a means to craft a joyful life.


Tone-on-Tone Fall Centerpiece

While I do love the warm, vibrant tones traditionally associated with Fall, I've been obsessing over the simplicity of this whitewashed centerpiece created by Tone on Tone Antiques. It's a refreshing and sophisticated take that still perfectly conveys the essence of Fall.