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Friday Likes

It’s Friday and, well, I still like stuff. As such, here’s another edition of Friday Likes:

1. Wunderlist

There’s no shortage of to-do list apps in our world, but Wunderlist is my current weapon of choice. It’s free to use on your computer, phone, and tablet thingy, and Wunderlist syncs your lists and tasks across all your devices. If you’re already financially invested in another app, or if you need something that’ll integrate with a team, Wunderlist probably isn’t for you. But if you’re looking for a personal productivity solution, give it a spin.

2. James Vincent McMorrow

I was introduced to this artist via @paul_cawley, and I feel like I owe Paul a debt of gratitude. This tune might persuade you of McMorrow’s greatness:

3. Blaine Hogan’s blog

Blaine is an artist, author, and the Creative Director at Willow Creek Community Church. Lately, Blaine has been on a blogging roll, and you’d be crazy to miss out. Read and subscribe and all that.

Those are my likes for the week. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Friday Likes

Here we are — week 2 of my little Friday Likes experiment. Here’s what I’ve been into this week:

1. Air Review, Low Wishes

Air Review is a band based here in Dallas and comprised of some great guys. They released this fantastic album (iTunes, Amazon) this week, and I’ve been playing it nonstop. From songwriting to performance to production, Low Wishes lacks for nothing in my humble opinion.

2. BBC’s The Hour

The Hour is a fantastic series set in 1956 London — think Mad Men meets The Newsroom meets Rubicon (I’m the only human who watched Rubicon). The series features a great cast, including McNulty from The Wire and Moriarty from Sherlock. Find the DVDs or download it from iTunes.

3. What It Means To Be a Man by Rhett Smith

My friend Rhett’s new book won’t be out for three more months, but I’ve been fortunate to get to read an advance copy this week. The book has really challenged me, and I think it’ll do the same for many, many others. Rhett’s offering a small group of people the opportunity to read and discuss the book early — check out this post for more details.

That’s it for me this week. I’ve got a new job to get to today, so I’d better put down the laptop and get ready.

Friday Likes

I thought I’d try something new, and we’ll see how it goes …

Here’s a quick list of things I enjoyed this week, and I bet you’ll enjoy them too.

1. Everyone’s kindness and support this week. 

I made a big announcement about my new job, and I was blown away by how generous people were with there responses. On Facebook, Twitter, email, and here on this blog, people were just so encouraging. That meant so much to me as I get ready for this new role.

2. Sidebar design links

Sidebar‘s value proposition is simple: “the best design links, every day.” Either stop by the site as often as you like or sign up for an email, and Sidebar takes care of the rest — quality design reading and resources.

3. The Lone Bellow

A month ago, NPR made a declaration: “You’ll know this band in 2013.” They were right. I grabbed The Lone Bellow’s debut album from AmazonMP3, and it’s fantastic. No surprise that the great Charlie Peacock lent his considerable producing talents to the record. Check out “Two Sides of Lonely”:

4. Tim Keller’s Center Church

I’m about to start working for a church, so I figured I should start in on this one. I assumed it’d be practical and all that, but I wasn’t prepared for it to be the most convicting book I’ve read in quite some time. More on that another day.

5. Joshua Blankenship’s self-reflection

Joshua is a gifted designer and writer — that much we know — but I was impressed by this post (and the others it links to) in particular. He demonstrates an unusual level of perspective about where he is and how he got there. That much perspective doesn’t just happen, so it’s obvious Joshua has done the work. Sorry, I just appreciate that. It challenges me, and that’s one of the best gifts a writer can give a reader.

That’s my list for the week. Here’s hoping you enjoy at least three out of the five. Otherwise, I don’t see us being friends.


Kind of.

Have a great weekend.