Listen While You Work

Courtney at Designworklife shares her favourite listenings. Enjoy!

Social Media Explained

Brilliant! via Swissmiss.

Thank you, Steve.

1955 – 2011

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” - Stanford Commencement Address, 2005

A Liter Of Light

Brilliant idea. Go, Isang Litrong Liwanag!


The best new recipes from top food sites, listed in priority by what’s trending with users.


You get when you give – a win-win.

Posters in Amsterdam

I’m constantly impressed by the level of poster design that surrounds me as I travel thoughout the city. This is one in a series about the poor state of funding for the arts. Check out more posters here, and the funding issue here.

Concrete Tent

Innovative relief effort solution: a fabric shelter tent that, when sprayed with water, turns to concrete within 24 hours.

V is for Val

A cheese-eating, bike-riding Canadian, now living in Amsterdam. Loves great design but creeped out by ballpoint pens. Alternate dream jobs include animals and cooking, but not cooking animals. Personal mantra gifted from an expert on the subject: Fortune favours the brave.

A is for Ali

Design hybrid by day. After hours she shoots film with toy cameras, sew clothes from books with Japanese instructions that she barely understands and hangs out with her husband, two beautiful girls and three crazy dogs. Personal mantra is "Don't worry, everything is going to be amazing". And for the most, it is.