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Issue 42: A Fresh Brew Look

Jun 20, 2022

Written by David Nichols

Hey everyone! What are you sipping on this morning? I’ve got a medium blend here with some vanilla almond milk creamer. It’s really good. Thank you so much for all your helpful feedback to the survey last week! It’s been really helpful as we took a deeper look at the newsletter’s format over the past week. We made a significant update based on your feedback – and we look forward to hearing what you think of it! If you enjoyed the old format – don’t worry. We’ve taken many of the old elements and optimized them. After perusing this week’s newsletter, please select the Love it or Needs work button below to send your feedback – or reply directly to the email!

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Creator worth knowing ✨

In my humble opinion, Jakub Rozalski, aka Mr. Werewolf, is one of the most creative fantasy artists in our lifetime. Known for his “giant robots in fields” pictures, he has a delightful aesthetic that’s hard to beat. The mashup of past realities and dieselpunk fantasy is incredible.

1920 – sail

This one is particularly intriguing as it’s a fantastic example of his “pastoral” work. 17th century vibes, but not our 17th century. What is that mech Viking ship doing? Is it friendly? Every one of Rozalski’s artworks has this same effect – hiding a story we want to know.

Check them out

Inspiration this week 🔭

Relaxing beats are only a few mouse clicks or screen taps away

  • I’m amazed at just how intuitive this is. It’s a vibe.

The magic behind animation is a sight to behold

  • One could even say that it feels like magic I believe. Hats off to Animators!

I would fork out a hefty sum for a epic Spotify jukebox like this

  • Seriously, I really want this to exist for my desk. Who wants to build it?

This Redditor built a clone of Reddit in two weeks

  • People are really sleeping on how powerful Bubble.io is

Tools this week 🔧

  • Make your podcast or audio sound better in one click. Seriously! This tool takes care of all the technical stuff.
  • Organize your content with this fun card based tool. It’s Kanban style but with more flexibility and use cases.
  • Train your mind to think like a creative writer with this nifty app Writerly. It’s absolutely stacked with cool features!

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Creations you HAVE to see 💎

This Futuristic Potato would be fun to meet – and NEVER eat. It looks too friendly.

This goose looks like he could poke his head out of the screen and honk at you.

You wouldn’t catch me going anywhere near this ancient being.

Thought-provoking 💭

Jobs* 💼

David’s Hot Take 🌶

When was the last time you thought about making a checkbox exciting? That was the challenge that Andy Works faced when creating the (Not Boring) Habits app. (Side note. This app looks awesome). Habit tracking apps are quite literally just fancy checkboxes. Enter the habit, accomplish it, hit the checkbox, and move on. Andy wanted to make habit tracking a rewarding exercise – so he set out to “Make the world’s most satisfying checkbox.” It’s a great read if you have 10 minutes or so. We’re surrounded by mundane things that feel boring to us – like Google Docs. It’s up to us to create the “exciting stuff” inside. Andy took the mental relief of accomplishing a habit – and turned it into a rewarding micro experience. It’s fun, explosive, 3D and even has a fun “whoosh” sound. Seriously, every checkbox should be as fun as the ones in the (Not Boring) Habit app! Andy took that which was mundane, and made it a satisfying micro event – something to look forward to. It’s a fresh new perspective for habit tracking! Here’s my challenge to you – look around you at the mundane things, and see how you can use your craft to make it delightful.

That’s all for this week!

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