Hi, welcome to The Restless Lens, my website. I’m Jeremy Martin. This site is an outpost for my personal interests, inspirations, ideas and work on the internet, hosted outside the walled gardens of social media sites. I also run the websites Culture Curious and Culicurious with my wife, Addie.
About The Restless Lens
The Key and the String
A Brief Guide to My Emoji Usage
The Magical Times of Day
The Knowledge it Takes
The Writer Can Xue
George Saunders Explains What Writers Do
A Jordanian “Emergency Room for the Mind”
The Night Sky Over the Next 5 Million Years
Check Out These Succulent Cakes
On the Polar Architectural Vernacular
The New Clouds Are Here!
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For the first time in 30 years, the World Meteorological Organization in adding new cloud types to its atlas! So, this begs the question: are we still discovering new cloud types, or are we just getting more specific about naming clouds?
– via Kottke
Check out this interview with Vincent Connare, typographer and former Microsoft employee, aka: The Comic Sans Guy. He makes a compelling argument for Comic Sans, and an also brings up an excellent point about the usage of anything designed:
Type should do exactly what it’s intended to do. That’s why I’m proud of Comic Sans. It was for novice computer users and it succeeded with that market. People use it inappropriately: if they don’t understand how type works, it won’t have any power or meaning to them. I once heard a guy at a Rothko show say: “I could have done that.” He clearly doesn’t know anything about art. He’ll probably use Comic Sans without realising it’s wrong in certain circumstances.
Wow. I love these illustrations of South Korean corner stores by Me Kyeoung Lee: simple, bold, yet dreamy, as if just glimpses caught too late as you pass by on your way to something, which until now, you’d thought was important.
– via Colossal
Addie and I are staying the month in a small and very lovely war-era Dutch row house, which our host generously gives us freedom to roam. There are are so many interesting features in a house like this: for one, its narrow, so the rooms are arranged vertically. The front …