Applied Arts friend and advertising legend Gary Prouk, of Sebastian Consultancy, provides links that will help you kill time, avoid work and find inspiration and entertainment.
The Mad Men of Mid-Century Modern Design: The Selvedge Yard blog presents the work of mid-century American designers George Nelson, Edward Wormley, Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia, Charles Eames and Jens Risom, shown above in an image from a 1961 Playboy article. Enjoy samples of furniture design and room interiors that you can imagine Hef and friends lounging on and around. A link is included to the magazine article.
Scraptorium: A site for Angelica Paez, who has been making collages for more than 15 years. As she says, “I probably started as soon as I had safety scissors in my hand as a small kid. I had a love for construction paper then and enjoyed cutting out make-believe scenes using some of my mother’s catalogues and magazines. Little has changed since then, except now I use sharp scissors.”
I Love Typography: If you are really passionate about fonts, typefaces and all things typographical, then this is the blog for you. Sample posts range from the “Origins of ABC” to ”Why Did I start a Type Foundry?”