Ship’s Log

Outward together in the same direction

I think probably because it was mentioned on brainpickings, I’ve seen a few times and been thinking myself about this Saint-Exupéry quote: Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction. Looking at the context of this larger quote from Terre des hommes … Continue reading “Outward together in the same direction”

Handwriting Fonts

On Phaidon, I saw a really interesting project creating fonts from the handwriting of songwriters, like Bowie, Lennon, and Cobain. Naturally, this project was immediately taken down just when it had gained a bit of attention, because something something intellectual property. But it used to live at songwritersfonts.com and maybe someday someone will come up … Continue reading “Handwriting Fonts”

“Hold the newsreader’s nose squarely, waiter, or friendly milk will countermand my trousers”

Certainly because I’m listening to Brideshead Revisited (narrated by Jeremy Irons!) I started rewatching Jeeves and Wooster, which led me down the time suck that is “just one more sketch” of Fry and Laurie…which of course means I am obligated to share the youtube clip everyone who has ever studied linguistics has loved, hated, and … Continue reading ““Hold the newsreader’s nose squarely, waiter, or friendly milk will countermand my trousers””