David Karp’s Brooklyn Loft
David Karp The Founder of Tumblr gives us an inside look at his loft in south Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
With Karp being one of the biggest tech entrepreneurs out there, you’d expect his home to be filled with screens and cool tech wizardry. Instead, his home is warm with exposed bricks, weathered concrete, blackened steel and reclaimed oak, completely beautiful in its simplicity. He says he doesn’t like screens very much – odd coming from a person who built a service that requires a screen.
Ándale, así mero…
Made With Paper. Cargito.
When Mike Macadan wrote in to tell us about Cord Tacos and Corditos we wondered if he had engineered a tasty new snack using Paper. Turns out, they’re a line of beautifully designed leather goods for storing electronic cords. Particularly cool for us was the fact that Paper is a core tool in his design process, and that his most recent product–a leather charging iPad case called Cargito–was optimized to perfectly fit Pencil.
See photos of the Cargito and read about it on FiftyThree News.
Uno de estos me vendría bien… ¿Quien me lo regala?
When adenosine peaks, the best response is not to fight it, but “go with the flow” and (shock, gasp) sleep. Sleep has effects on memory consolidation and is extremely beneficial in overcoming cognitive bottlenecks, making the brain maximally alert right after waking up. Thus, a possibly very effective coffee drinking pattern would be two cups a day, one early in the morning and one right after an afternoon nap. (Unfortunately, napping is stigmatized in the Western work culture, despite much scientific evidence touting the benefits. I hear that such stigmatization is non-existent in China. Good for them.)
How much science do I need to sell the Tumblr higher-ups on afternoon naptime?
Y yo que pensé que sólo en México se batallaba con los directivos que no creen en los beneficios de tomar siestas por la tarde.
- Give respect: the respect we want.
- Take less, give more.
- Others don’t have to lose for us to win.
- Better, not more.
- Keep it simple, keep it honest.
Om Malik shares the values that built GigaOm over the past seven years as he moves on to his next chapter.
It’s heartening to see that those of us who aspire to produce quality signal amidst a world of noise share a similar underlying set of motives – here are 7 things I learned myself in 7 years of building Brain Pickings.(via explore-blog)