Design Tip: Never Use Black
“One of the most important color tricks I’ve ever learned was to avoid using the color black in my work. Mrs. Zamula, my childhood art teacher, first warned me about black when I was in middle school. And I heard the same again multiple times at RISD. It sounds weird at first, but it’s good advice.”

How to download Bootcamp drivers without Bootcamp assistant?
“It is possible to download the Bootcamp drivers outside of the Bootcamp tool…” [I so needed this when I got my MacBook Pro with Retina, as the Boot Camp Utility steadfastly refused to download the Windows 7 drivers that were required.]

As Freezing Persons Recollect The Snow—First Chill—Then Stupor—Then The Letting Go
“The cold hard facts of freezing to death.”

Mono no aware
“Mono no aware (物の哀れ - もののあわれ?), literally “the pathos of things”, and also translated as “an empathy toward things”, or “a sensitivity to ephemera”, is a Japanese term for the awareness of impermanence (無常 mujō?), or transience of things, and a gentle sadness (or wistfulness) at their passing.”

Bones, Ghosts, and Paul Koudounaris
“For centuries people would pay to have their relatives mummified [in the Palermo catacombs] and put on display. And every November 2 you would dress your mummies in a new set of clothing. It was just a traditional family obligation. Eventually this stopped. Those catacombs are basically the finest fashion history museum in the world — what they’re wearing now is whatever they had on when their relatives stopped bringing them new clothes.”