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Museum of Play (by Steelopus)
Sometimes I take photos.
This was December 2009.
I love the structural design of the interior of the Strong National Museum of Play. I don’t know if the architects intentionally made it look like a giant version of the steel-tube jungle gyms on which I grew up dislocating knuckles and spreading germs, but that’s what it reminds me of.

Museum of Play (by Steelopus)

Sometimes I take photos.

This was December 2009.

I love the structural design of the interior of the Strong National Museum of Play. I don’t know if the architects intentionally made it look like a giant version of the steel-tube jungle gyms on which I grew up dislocating knuckles and spreading germs, but that’s what it reminds me of.

High-res Current obsession: digging through my Aperture library to find photographs that would make good GelaSkins for my iPhone.
It bothers me that they don’t have any photographers in their roster of “Artists,” so if I find enough of my photos that I think will work, then I think I’ll inquire about becoming an Artist myself.

Current obsession: digging through my Aperture library to find photographs that would make good GelaSkins for my iPhone.

It bothers me that they don’t have any photographers in their roster of “Artists,” so if I find enough of my photos that I think will work, then I think I’ll inquire about becoming an Artist myself.

High-res SimpleDesktops.com is absolutely fantastic.
Almost every day they offer new simple, elegant, and beautiful computer desktop/wallpaper designs.  I recommend subscribing to the RSS so you don’t miss any of them.  I’ve made a Desktop Images folder that I save them all into and let my Mac cycle through them on my external display every minute. It’s a slideshow of great design.
Seriously.  Go check them out!  There are hundreds of great designs!

SimpleDesktops.com is absolutely fantastic.

Almost every day they offer new simple, elegant, and beautiful computer desktop/wallpaper designs.  I recommend subscribing to the RSS so you don’t miss any of them.  I’ve made a Desktop Images folder that I save them all into and let my Mac cycle through them on my external display every minute. It’s a slideshow of great design.

Seriously.  Go check them out!  There are hundreds of great designs!

So, my biggest problem with this whole Tumblr Popular Stuff thing isn’t the fact that it exists; it’s the fact that they used a star instead of a heart in the design.
As for the Popular Stuff itself, it is what you make of it.  If you impose your own vision of it becoming a popularity contest and a race for hearts, then that’s all you will see in it.
On the other hand, if you see it as a way to find new people and interesting content, then how is it any different than the manner in which Favrd brought most of us together into a solid community?
There is nothing to worry about, until Ashton Kutcher uses Tumblr to punk Oprah and CNN does a story on it… then we can start worrying.

So, my biggest problem with this whole Tumblr Popular Stuff thing isn’t the fact that it exists; it’s the fact that they used a star instead of a heart in the design.

As for the Popular Stuff itself, it is what you make of it.  If you impose your own vision of it becoming a popularity contest and a race for hearts, then that’s all you will see in it.

On the other hand, if you see it as a way to find new people and interesting content, then how is it any different than the manner in which Favrd brought most of us together into a solid community?

There is nothing to worry about, until Ashton Kutcher uses Tumblr to punk Oprah and CNN does a story on it… then we can start worrying.