Interesting. Issue 004. Sept 2019. Revolution and Rotting Money
Interesting. Issue 003. Aug 2019. It didn't happen like I thought it did.
This issue is a hats off to two freedom fighters and one odd bird.
Gesell believed money should lose value the longer it sits in the bank. His idea makes my brain explode a bit trying to consider the implications. Try it for a second.
Lyubov Sobol is around my age, and also a mother, and her bravery gives me goosebumps. I’ve linked to two articles about her that take slightly different angles. Sobol is worth seeing from more than one.
Interesting. Issue 002. August 2019. The birds are watching.
This week brings histories I thought I knew — revised.
- All dinosaurs on the planet died in a matter of hours. All of them.
- Republicans were the first to argue and pass legislation to limit individuals’ right to bear arms in the US.
Those would be spoilers except… when you sink into the details of both stories, it gets more interesting. A lot more interesting.
Interesting. Issue 001. July 2019. Everything is different.
I’m not a collector of things generally, but I dutifully hoard my back issues of NatGeo, just like my Grandpa Grimm before me. I pulled the article on bird brains from one of them. After you read it, you won’t look at the birds in your life the same way again.
Also linked is a podcast to listen to when you have 30 minutes in the car, and a very long article about a 17-year-old who I think is very interesting.
Why you get your best ideas in the shower
I’ve re-launched under a new name, with a new site, wlcm.studio. We’re now WLCM (pronounced “Welcome”), a rearrangement of the original initials with an additional “m”.
I also had a baby in the interim, and this re-brand feels a bit like a re-emergence at the same time, or at least an excuse for one.
What Apps Do That Books Can’t
My mom used to save all the bread bags for me because I liked to fill them with rocks.
I grew up in a little town in Ohio, so my pickings were not all gravel but mostly gravel. I essentially curated the best of the gravel. You know those super sparkly, dusty white gravel rocks? Loved those.
Design Rules Are Meant to Be Broken
When was the last time you read a really compelling book about changing some aspect of your life - let’s say your diet and nutrition - and then you actually did the work to implement whatever change that book was touting?
How to make your app go viral: 5 actionable ideas from Mada Seghete
As a designer I love understanding what’s happening in my field. I devour blogs and articles for best practices when it comes to design, and I’m constantly curious about what other designers are thinking…
Fast Company Magazine Honors Pumpspotting’s “World-Changing Idea”
These are my notes from a webinar by Mada Seghete at Branch, which you can watch first-hand here. She shared some great insights that I thought a lot of my clients could use..
Women’s Health Magazine Dubs MyFLO the Best of the Best
If you’ve stepped foot on pumpspotting’s 40-foot nursing and pump suite, then you know she’s more than an RV. Lovingly called Barb, the Breast Express is a hub for connection and community-building, a nurturing haven for breastfeeding moms, and the real-life embodiment of the pumpspotting app.
Pumpspotting Named a Top 26 Startup by MassChallenge Boston and Wins PepsiCo Award
It’s always exciting when a project we’re passionate about gets recognized. This month, Women’s Health magazine, which reaches over 36 million readers each month, named MyFLO as one of the top period tracking apps in the FemTech awards, for both its function and innovation.
Vogue Magazine Spotlights Pumpspotting
In May of this year pumpspotting was selected from over 1,600 applicants across industries and from regions around the world to participate in the 2018 MassChallenge program, which connects promising startups to a network of support and resources – all at zero cost and zero equity.
pumpspotting Wins Big With Apple and iTunes
Pumpspotting is at it again. The app that coined #putaboobonit is garnering more national attention and reminding women everywhere that postpartum life is real life.
Fayr Welcomes Gwyneth Paltrow as Lead Advisor
This morning we got an email from iTunes we weren’t expecting.
In an article they’re publishing in App Store Stories today, Apple and iTunes named pumpspottting “best in class”, and among the top five apps for motherhood.
The Fayr co-parenting app celebrated an impressive win this week appearing on the reality television show Planet of the Apps. Produced by Apple Music, the show pairs app developers with four business-savvy celebrity judges — Gwyneth Paltrow, Will.I.Am, Gary Vaynerchuk, and Jessica Alba — who ultimately have the opportunity to partner with the app developers who pitch them.