The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #195

  1. Drawing is the best way to learn, even if you’re no Leonardo da Vinci | “Drawing shouldn’t be about performance, but about process. It’s not just for the “artists,” or even the weekend hobbyists. Think of it as a way of observing the world and learning, something that can be done anytime, like taking notes, jotting down a thought, or sending a text.”
  2. Italian Vogue Unveils Photo-Free Issue Because Photo Shoots are Bad for the Environment | “Italian Vogue‘s first issue of 2020 will feature zero photography in order to “send a message” about sustainability. Instead of photos, the issue is illustrated by artists, avoiding the “travelling, shipping entire wardrobes of clothes or polluting in any way” involved in a typical Vogue photo shoot.”
  3. The Benefits of Boredom: How to Stop Distracting Yourself and Get Creative Ideas Again | “Here in the 21st century, we have conquered boredom. Impressive though that achievement may be, it hasn’t come without cost: As with many other conditions we’ve managed to eliminate from our lives, boredom now looks to have been essential to full human existence.”
  4. Dear Designer: Yes, I Will Shame the Workers | “You have the right to make a living—but not on the backs of others.”
  5. The Evil List | “Which tech companies are really doing the most harm? Here are the 30 most dangerous, ranked by the people who know.”
  6. VFX Artist Reveals the True Scale of Atoms | “Wren uses VFX magic to show you how small the Universe gets… spoilers: really really small.”
  7. Delicate Embroideries Feature Anatomically Accurate Lungs, Brain, and Facial Vessels | “The key to a healthy heart is a diet full of fiber, and Emmi Khan is ensuring her heart—and lungs and brain—don’t miss out. The Cardiff-based artist embroiders anatomically accurate organs and systems, from a multicolored double helix to a profile view of facial vessels. The artist often weaves in floral and natural elements, bolstering the connection between beauty, anatomy, and the environment.”
  8. What Happens to Your Checked Luggage at the Airport | “Ever wonder what happens after you check your luggage? We’ve got the answer!”
  9. Noah Takes a Photo of Himself Every Day for 20 Years | “On January 11, 2000, when he was 19 years old, photographer Noah Kalina took a photo of himself — and just never stopped doing that. Although he’s missed a few days here and there, he’s kept up his daily habit for 20 years.”
  10. Office Treats Bring Out the Worst of Humanity | “Free food disappears fast, which is why you have to think strategically and trust no one.”

Image: detail of book cover for D.B. Dowd’s book, link #1.