Welcome to my other Twitter account. Given that Revue, which I use to create this newsletter, is now a Twitter property, I suspect that a lot of moribund newsletters (like this one) might suddenly lurch into renewed life.
It'll also be interesting to see how the two platforms come together. I'm preparing some thoughts on that for OM&HB, but in the meantime, please enjoy the normal selection of interesting distractions.
People underestimate the role colour plays in any visual medium. There's a reason colour grading has become such an important skill in video editing, for example. I've had some fascinating discussions about the role of colour psychology in arresting share images for social media.
This digs deeply into the way the recent hit TV show The Queen's Gambit used colour.
I'll be honest: I'm struggling through this lockdown. I know many others are, too. This, though, is a bleakly beautiful film about someone ideally suited to this period of our lives, and which contains some interesting threads on how you could help yourself through it.
Living your life
I love a bit of garden office porn. I reckon that the garden office market is in for a boom in the post-pandemic period, as more people become accustomed to spending time working form home.
Creativity requires input, stimulus and space to make connections. Lockdowns and social distancing have reduced that. Some lovely ideas for addressing that in here.
Written before the national lockdown came into effect, this piece explores what it means to truly dwell where you live.
This article is a perfect insight into the trauma of my childhood. Just be glad I couldn't find a photo of myself as a teenager in a kilt to add…Soc
Under-rated blogpost from the past, if you ask me.
Social media is making us digitally connected, but it’s also preventing us from making connections that truly matter to our happiness, argues this sociologist.
This is an interesting set of predictions from one of the more compelling thinkers in the venture capital world. His suggestion that we need to switch pretty much directly from fighting the pandemic to fighting the climate crisis resonates with me. I'm going to play my part, where I can. How about you?
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