Frrrrriday Rrrrroundup! #02

tiny toy cowboy figure with lasso

An end-of-weekly roundup collecting fffffive of the fffffantabulous things I find stumbling around the web during the week here, but which I post on one of the many other Internet outlets I stop by (or tweet at) during my travels. More about the genesis here.

If you aren't already madly, head-over-heels in love with Roger Ebert for his brilliant body of work and his spectacular lemons-into-lemonade reinvention as the Busiest Dude on the Internet, you will be once you read this wonderful essay he wrote about his father.  [delicious-ed]

No, I don't have an iPad (yet). But after seeing this terrrrrific batch of crazy drawings by my friend, Nathan Bowers, when I do get one you can bet that one of the first apps I'm getting is Harmony. [Tweeted]

Engaged as I am in the ongoing throes of my own decluttering, I find much of what my friend Brooks Palmer writes inspiring, illuminating, or both. But I especially liked this piece on clutter-buster meeting clutter-buster, which has all kinds of good stuff in there: learning how to connect with someone, the benefits of being kind to ourselves and others, and as always, understanding our deeper attachments to stuff. Oh, and if you're L.A.-local, I hear there is still a spot open in Brooks' upcoming private Santa Monica workshop. [Stumbled]

I have not seen, nor heard, a more spectacular example of full-on-retro, unabashedly individualistic web design since, well, probably that Peter Pan guy. But Yvette's Bridal, with its links to just about everything, portraiture inclusive, is a whole lot more joyous and a whole lot less creepy. [Facebooked, via @zeldman on twitter]

And finally, because a week ain't a week in my book without a corny cartoon pun, this excellent, unabashedly corny one. [Tumbled, via The Practical Archivist]


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