Here I am again. Lot of things I want to write about, buzzing in my head and a blocking, insulting empty text file in front of me.
This week has been packed with multidisciplinary activity as usual: design(Bazaar, Verkami), develop(Bazaar, Verkami, Stage, Plankio), research(iOS6), support(Stage) and a few estimates. It’s always good to make progress in many areas -even if it’s a small progress- but is exhausting too and keeping your stamina high becomes more and more difficult as the week goes by.
After 2 years working at home and cafés, I’m now sharing a desk in the office of the nice guys of Borgarmynd. Collective of architects, graphic designers and programmers they have being working in some awesome mapping projects like this beautiful hand drawn map of Reykjavík that was published last year or their more recent masterpiece: Iceland Illustrated. Additionally I’ll enjoy the company of my friend Brian Suda, author of Designing with Data, who is working there too. The feeling during the first days was slightly perplexing(noisy) -probably because I’ve got so used to work alone- but after the adaptation period, now I’m enjoying the place and the pleasure of having smart, interesting conversations during the day again.
My recommendation of the week is the collection of essays by Craig Mod about the future of the book in the new digital landscape: Hack the Cover, Books in the age of iPad, Digital-Physical and Post-Artifact. I’m obsessed with the myriad of historical changes happening today as result of a software-based society and books are probably one of the most interesting examples of this transformation.
Enjoy your weekend, be happy, stay safe.