Justice Der's Covers

I love listening to Justice Der’s guitar covers on shuffle when I need some familiar yet calm background music. Really talented human.

Taste vs. Output

Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap.

For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you.

A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit.

Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work.

Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile.

You’ve just gotta fight your way through.
— Ira Glass

Dá Licença by Aperçu

I’m in love with these images captured by Alice Gao on Aperçu of Dá Licença . I’ve always wanted to visit Portugal. Now, I have another reason to add to my list. Would love to stay at this gorgeous space in the future.

Dá Licença embraces three hundred acres and magnificent hills, including more than thirteen thousand olive trees, emerging on pure, white and pink marble rocks.

Noodles

Seeing and experience Noodles this Saturday the Warm Up! Super excited. Listened to some of my favorite mixes by her to get amped up.

Data Talk

A lot of my close friends know that I’ve been fixated on data journalism and data’s relation to everything that we do in the creative industry today. Loved these two conversations about data from BASIC: