The Brotherhood of the Very Expensive Pants

Brit Eaton is the best of a curious breed of fortune hunters combing old mine shafts and barns across the West for vintage denim. He’s discovered $50,000 worth of clothes in a single day, and his clients include Ralph Lauren and Levi’s.

Building Your Colo[u]r Palette

Once you actually start using your colo[u]rs in your designs, it’s almost inevitable that you’ll want to tweak the saturation on a shade, or make a couple of shades lighter or darker. Trust your eyes, not the numbers.

I thought this was an interesting article.

Ramen Heads

In ‘Ramen Heads,’ Osamu Tomita, Japan’s reigning king of ramen, takes us deep into his world, revealing every single step of his obsessive approach to creating the perfect soup and noodles, and his relentless search for the highest-quality ingredients. In addition to Tomita’s story, the film also profiles five other notable ramen shops, each with its own philosophy and flavour, which exemplify various different aspects the ramen world.

I watched this recently (trailer) — would recommend.

Stardew Valley for iOS

I struggled to get into Stardew Valley on the Nintendo Switch but there’s something appealing about dipping in-and-out on my iPhone — it’s a lovely game:

You’ve inherited your grandfather’s old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life!

I wish folk would put a bit more thought into the content design of a website’s <title> element.

Tuna sandwich

Ingredients

  • Flat leaf parsley, a good pinch-and-a-half, chopped fine
  • Red onion, small, diced fine
  • Dijon mustard, 1 teaspoon
  • Tin of tuna in olive oil, drained
  • Mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons
  • Salt + pepper

Instructions

  1. Add the red onion, followed by the flat leaf parsley and tuna.
  2. Add the teaspoon of Dijon mustard and stir well with a fork, ensuring the tuna has flaked.
  3. Add a tablespoon of mayonnaise and stir well. Add more mayonnaise until you reach your desired consistency.

17530 color-names

The aim of this project is to create as large a list of color names as possible. We’ve merged various lists, modified the names when there were duplicates with different hex values, and shifted the colors a bit when there were identical colors with different names.

Tips for restaurant websites

Here are things I look for on a restaurant’s website:

  1. Restaurant name. If there’s multiple locations please reflect that in the name e.g. The Red Butterfly, Whitstable.
  2. Opening hours.
  3. Address. Please link to the address in a web mapping service so it’ll launch the native mapping app on my device.
  4. Telephone number. Please link to the telephone number so it’ll launch the native telephone app on my device.
  5. Menu. Dated, with prices.

Of note, all of the above can fit on one web page.

Endurance Test, Circa 1958

During the months of December 1958 and January and February 1959, two young men flew a mission-modified Cessna 172 around and around over the desert Southwest for 64 days, 22 hours, and 19 minutes. The world endurance record in a propeller-driven airplane was set in that little Cessna almost 50 years ago.

CARROT Weather

CARROT Weather is a crazy-powerful weather app that delivers hilariously twisted forecasts. From spooky fog to torrential downpours, CARROT’s dialogue, characters, and scenery change in… “unexpected” ways. You’ve never had this much fun checking the weather.

Powered by Dark Sky.

Oh God Not This Again

In a nutshell: judging RSS itself because RSS readers are not mainstream is to miss everything that RSS does. And judging RSS readers for not being mainstream is to judge them against expectations set by some hype artists more than a decade ago — but not by me or anybody else actually doing the work.