Hermeneutical design, now there's the thing!
Granted, the article is too long, the parallels too drawn out. Nonetheless, absolute kudos to Sjors for tackling the issue of the design conversations with the past head on. Dealing with big topics, as is his wont.
In often superficial world of Dribbblization of design, it is important to set the discipline in much broader context.
I'd be surprised if there are many startup CEOs this side of Atlantic with keener sense for statistics and more natural instincts for marketing than Paul Gebhardt, founder at my old shop Bonusbox.
If anything Paul has toned it down in this great piece on how to judge success of Facebook Marketing campaigns. He still managed to drop "kurtosis" in there towards the end.
Check it out if you are experimenting with Facebook Marketing, or struggling with basic experiment stats in other paid traffic channels.
Berlin-Based YC-alumni Senic are crowdfunding Flow - precise wireless controller.
The object looks beautiful, although I struggled to intuit what is the use case at first. I guess it's the problem with highly configurable, specialist pieces of hardware. Basically, think wireless mouse, but programmable, multi-gesture and way precise. Yours for $99, but you'll have to wait until summer 2015.
The team has also published great overview of the build process - from problem via UX and design to hardware and software components. Exciting stuff.
Skopje. Orientalism? Sure. Invented histories? Yep. Raw, full-on raging brutalism? Never.
Of course, I was forgetting 1963 earthquake. We all know that there's nothing more conducive to brutalist masterpieces than a devastating natural disaster or an ambitious despot or, ideally, both.
While the public architecture of the region is moving in opposite direction, it's great to see that private brutalist masterpieces are still to be found in the region.
I'm extremely jealous of the owner of GD House, Badrovci designed by INOUT. If only more people in the old country had the style and bravery like mr. Dimitrov.
Cover photo by Darko Hristov - CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.