“I was on a train listening to music, getting deep into it, and this girl started staring at me. After a while I took my headphones off and she came up to me, started signing and then wrote me a note to say that she was deaf but could almost feel the music by my movement.”

Sofia Mattioli, director of the video for Jamie xx’s “Sleep Sound

This is so touching - interacting with the hearing impaired through sound.

“If you asked them, I’m sure that firefighters in Memphis and public schoolteachers in El Centro would have no idea that their retirement funds are being used to lower the price of my delivery lunches and rides across town.”

NY Mag

So… Melissa Etheridge shows up to a punk show at #sxsw  (at The Side Bar)

So… Melissa Etheridge shows up to a punk show at #sxsw (at The Side Bar)

“You have to have a relentless restlessness to make things better all the time.”

— If you read one thing today, Bob Sutton’s POV on rapid scaling for startups and team optimization is essential.

Some Thoughts From the Past Week


The best way to learn business is to start a business.

I started to pay attention to many things (which I didn’t before) as my Entrepreneurial Design project go further:

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"The best way to learn business is to start a business."

Consistently impressed with this program. Such a solid post.

How one NYC mom-and-pop cafe invites customers in with Foursquare


Fair Folks and a Goat is not your typical New York City cafe — it doubles as a design gallery and shop. Running an unconventional business means that expanding local awareness is critical to helping people understand what Fair Folks and a Goat is about.


“With Foursquare Ads, we…

This is the one-to-one outreach that Foursquare can bring. These are the kind of thoughtful solicitations that change the “what should we do tonight” question for good.

scott magee // austin-based design inspiration