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Weekly inspirations: June 5th, 2015

Here are the things that I think are worth reading and checking out for the week of June 5, 2015

Here are the things that I think are worth reading and checking out this week:

How Google Finally Got Design

Putting Google and design in the same sentence up until a year ago was something that only happen on the way to the punchline of a joke. Now they are taking it much more seriously as you can see from the work they have been doing on Material Design. This article in a detailed look at how this all happened.
Read the article here.

Stay In Your Overlaps

Aspiring entrepreneurs wonder, “how do you decide which idea is worth committing 5–10 years of your life to build?” Similarly, investors ask, “among all the pitches you get, how do you decide where to invest your energy and money?” In 2005, Scott Belsky asked himself this question as an entrepreneur when founding Behance and 99U. And starting with his first angel investments in 2010, he have pondered the same question as an investor. This article looks at what Scott to make those decisions and the advice he has for everyone coming out of it.
Read the article here.

The Coolest Thing About 1 World Trade Center’s New Observatory Isn’t The View

No tourist heading to the 100th floor of 1 World Trade Center—the 1,776-foot-tall skyscraper that stands as the spiritual successor to the Twin Towers—is going there strictly for the view, but it’s nice to protect the skyline, anyway. The original idea was to mount a series of infographic-laden screens that would block the 45-mile views from 1 WTC. Local Projects instead created into a pair of 14-foot rings each built from 10 overlapping LCD screens that can respond to the gestures of an accompanying tour guide to offer real-time snapshots of city information.
Read the article here

Moleskin Timepage

I am obviously a snob when it comes to Apple Watch apps and there aren’t very many that I think are well designed. The new app from Moleskin is an exception. Its called Timepage and is your calendar presented as a continuous timeline, making it easy to view a whole week at a glance, display your schedule for a given day or simply swipe up to look further ahead.
Get the app here.

Gripping Photos Of New Zealand’s Largest Gang

New Zealand is a country known more for its picturesque Lord Of The Rings settings than for its gang activity, but it is this unknown dark side that photographer Jono Rotman explores in his powerful series of mob portraits. He managed to get members of New Zealand’s infamous Mighty Mongrel Mob, the largest in the nation, to sit down for stunning portraits that give us a look at a world alien to most of us.
Read the article here.

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