1. What’s clear enough for now is that irony tends to require deeper processing and engagement when it’s new or unexpected. Which may may help explain why we can hum along so mindlessly to the irony-less “Ironic” but expend a bit more mental energy to keep up with the irony-filled spoof. It’s also why you can blow your own mind for a second by considering that maybe Alanis left irony out of “Ironic” because she saw that as the ultimate irony.

    — Why You’re Bad At Understanding Irony (via fastcompany)

  2. ucresearch:

Watch how the bicycles of the 1800s influence today’s bikes

    ucresearch:

    Watch how the bicycles of the 1800s influence today’s bikes

    (Source: vimeo.com)

  3. lydiaainsworthdesign:

4/14

    lydiaainsworthdesign:

    4/14

  4. businessweek:

Thanks to $45 million of Silicon Valley investment and founder James Freeman’s careful expansion, Blue Bottle Coffee has more funding than revenue.

    businessweek:

    Thanks to $45 million of Silicon Valley investment and founder James Freeman’s careful expansion, Blue Bottle Coffee has more funding than revenue.

  5. minor-goods:

My succulent is still alive :-) 

    minor-goods:

    My succulent is still alive :-) 

  6. Kinfolk Magazine, the Martha Stewart Living of the Portland Set →

  7. mymodernmet:

    In this hilarious series by artist Kurt McRobert, we take a look at all the different kinds of New York City bikers. The illustrations show everything from a fashion forward cyclist, with her fedora hat and red pumps cruising down the streets of Soho, to the fanny pack sporting tourists, with their classic I heart NY shirts, stopping traffic to take their shots.

  8. explore-blog:

A marvelous illustrated taxonomy of city cyclist archetypes, from the hipster to the Brooklyn dad to the delivery guy

    explore-blog:

    A marvelous illustrated taxonomy of city cyclist archetypes, from the hipster to the Brooklyn dad to the delivery guy

  9. explore-blog:

Wendy MacNaughton's tender, witty illustrated meditation on subcultures and shared humanity. Pictured here, The Hipster. 

    explore-blog:

    Wendy MacNaughton's tender, witty illustrated meditation on subcultures and shared humanity. Pictured here, The Hipster. 

  10. mymodernmet:

    Adorable DIY house plant cupcakes by Alana Jones-Mann. Step-by-step tutorial here.