10ft Deep —

Before my junior year of college, I bought an L-shaped desk as a ploy to compartmentalize my physical space into a more cohesively organized creative zone; one side of the L has my computer setup, and the other side has all my sketch books. The goal was to set one side for analog work, and one side for digital work. Years later, I'm still rocking this layout, but the analog side of the desk has layered on some dust. Yikes.

So in light of covid, I've been ending the remote-work-day by pivoting 90-degrees in my desk chair, popping caps off the micron pens, and floating through some freehand lettering sessions; a practice that gives me stillness and joy.

I'm sure not everyone feels the same about sinking in and finding these new temporary rhythms, but rather needing something to look forward to. Totally! And to that, I say, here are some future-foward pieces that has me excited about climbing over the curve sooner than later:

"Why deliver a two pound burrito in a two-ton truck?" Great point Postmates. But robot delivery? Can it be? You decide. This beautiful website experience designed by studio Jam3 sure does make for a good convincing argument. 
Imaginary Sculptures
Visual artist Max Siedentopf created dozens of sculptures all around the Tate in a matter of seconds. The big question though; were they really there?
Lest we forget that the future isn't all about funny and flashy tech. Here's an incredible resource for discovering and supporting typefaces designed by women.

Buried Treasures

iA Writer
↳ Writing App
Hate using Microsoft Word as much as I do? Here's a beautifully minimal alternative that prioritizes the writing experience.
Fingerprint Door Lock
↳ Home Security
Quarantine, but make it magic. An awesome idea from SFSO that removes one less thing for us to lose in our daily lives. 

Deeper Dive

Highlighting works-in-progress from contributing creators from all around the world during this wild time. Some great words in there as well.

by benjonstn

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"I want to be a scuba diver beneath the world of speed boats."
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