Seriously on the lookout for one of these. cc @shanand
Dedication to his art
Man, now I’m all reminiscing about Tumblr. 2 years ago all of 40 people maybe piled into a rental in the Hamptons. That summer was fun times for the company. :)
David is very charming, and clearly very very bright, and understands the product,” said an executive who talked to Tumblr about the role. But, “he’s incredibly confrontation averse, and there’s almost a ‘Game of Thrones’ palace feeling to the management team. —
Will Yahoo Try to Get Its “Cool Again” by Doing a Deal for Tumblr?
Oh god, as someone who worked for both Yahoo and Tumblr — I am at a loss for words. And who’s this ‘source’ with this crazy quote? It just makes me start putting roles to people: Joffrey, Sansa — who the heck is Tyrion?!
Keep on shipping cool stuff, guys!
PS I love how this executive who shall not be name threw in the word “incredible” in there.
After finishing my last semester of university (carefully planned to be a study abroad), I holed myself up in a one-room apartment in Bangkok, a city chosen mostly because it was easy to be isolated in. And I read. Like an invalid stuck in a hospital bed watches television, so I read—from the moment I awoke, clutching my book as I fell asleep on a thin mat, surrounded by the sounds of heat, and dishes being washed on a balcony. —
You’re Never Going to Write that Novel
Alaric, my co-founder for Imagist, has recently taken to Medium. It’s the first platform that’s gotten him to write again as he’s more inclined towards long form. I’m super happy to see it. As someone who works in technology, we feed off creativity from all parts of our lives, and the best products come from our inspirations that oftentimes flash in the horizon far from our comfort zone.
Without us knowing it - while Alaric was hacking it as a writer in Bangkok, I was a few hundred miles away, trying to hack it as a writer in Hanoi. Both of us came to technology haphazardly - both found inspiration in the writer-heroes of our youth and aspired to be storytellers - and both of us continue to chase that dream, to be narrative weavers, in our current work of commits and pixels.
I’m excited to be working on Imagist with Alaric. We started as friends interested in traveling and foraging and biking. I’ve found that our differences have complemented our work, but more important, our similar motivations and passions have made getting up and working an everyday joy.
Back to gardening. Filed under: things I am getting back to on the West Coast.
I asked Watson why the company turned to Tumblr to release the lookbook, rather than Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram. “Tumblr is one of the [social media platforms] that shares similar DNA with Club Monaco,” Watson explained, noting that its Culture Club blog has more than 200,000 followers on Tumblr. “We needed a platform that was visually based, with great reach and [users] who love sharing photos. [We also needed the] ability to maintain and control our brand image, and the overall experience itself. Tumblr is one of the few platforms you can actually customize fully. —
Club Monaco Debuts Fall Lookbook on Tumblr
Fuck yeah Tumblr! Go go go!.
Wife’s office (at Flipboard HQ)
Love this place.
Getting kind of crowded on the post headers there.
There is a sacredness in tears. They are not a mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition and of unspeakable love. — Washington Irving (via paralysisofanalysis)