I love binning things up into hexagons. So much cooler looking than image heatmaps, and you can interact with them. More complex than squares, so you get some geometric variability in your surface, but just compact enough so that the shape isn’t distracting. Plus, nature loves the hexagon, so we are wired to admire it. Why fight … Continue reading Hexperiment


PhotoChrome.io is a color resource for designers, developers, or the just plain curious. Jinnan Zhang and I have been tinkering with an idea for making word-derived color palettes by sampling colors from mashed up photos. By searching tagged images, then melting them into a single impressionistic image, you can squeeze out a color palette that … Continue reading PhotoChrome.io

Men’s Pole Vaulting World Record Progression

Here is a look at the “absolute” world record progression since 1960. Last night Bear and I stayed up to watch the Men’s Pole Vaulting event, where Brazil’s Thiago Braz da Silva and France’s Renaud Lavillenie battled it out in a terrific competition. Lavillenie is the current world record holder, which got me to wondering what the … Continue reading Men’s Pole Vaulting World Record Progression