Ecommerce photography – 15 ways to take photos that sell

I just revived this old article for OpenSky merchants learning to take better product photography. Cross-posting here in all its glory. Great photos are your best attention grabber, whether in shoppers’ feeds, in emails, or on your product pages. You don’t need a fancy camera to take product photos that convey your brand and your… Continue reading Ecommerce photography – 15 ways to take photos that sell

The 3×3 Rules

From one of my heroes, @umairh. For the past year I’ve been grappling with some version of his #7 rule, which I phrase as “epitaph, not resume.” Time will go by (a lot) faster than you think, want, or need. Most of the stuff you think will make you happy won’t. You’re capable not just… Continue reading The 3×3 Rules

Nice little data visualization tools list offers this selection of data visualization tools that they use frequently. They include a nice note in the footer of their page that this isn’t a comprehensive list of information visualization tools, just the libraries that they prefer for their own work.

Urban Rainbow

Shared with me by Andy Fisher, a photo taken by his bro from an NYC office.

Woodkid – Iron

A couple of weeks ago I found some old Elric paperbacks on someone’s stoop (that’s how we freecycle in BKLN – just leave your cool crap on the stoop for someone else). As an old school D&D player, I knew of Elric but hadn’t ever read Michael Moorcock’s tale of the nihilist young Melnibonean emperor… Continue reading Woodkid – Iron

Amy Winehouse

Some things are pure but other things are meant to be.

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Daddy’s little Dexter

Drawing with Win is always a serendipitous adventure. We work together like Warhol and Basquiat, with me coloring inside the lines and her deconstructing contemporary cultural icons. Here’s her latest work, and I think her best. I call it “Sheriff Lecter”: If you ask Win what her favorite color is, she’ll tell you purple. But… Continue reading Daddy’s little Dexter

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