April 2011

Corner office here I come!

Bob is the 2nd most common CEO name on LinkedIn. Now I’ve just got to get rid of that “Peter” guy… Or move to Brazil, where the top CEO name is “Roberto”.

European cycling

Rode around Amsterdam in the morning; rode around Zurich in the evening. Cycling on TV in the airport bar. Nice.

Floating across the sky

Experience Human Flight on Vimeo

We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are. – Anaïs Nin

The Lakes Route

cross-posted from our Swisskamps blog Ever since moving to Zurich, I’d had my eye on the Swiss National Cycling Routes. These signposted routes criss-cross the country, each featuring different aspects of the land and people. Throughout the winter, I checked out sections online, hoping that I could fit in one of these tours sometime. The…more

Why I design at Google

Google is an amazing company, but it’s not always known for design. I thought I’d write down the reasons I’ve enjoyed designing products at Google for the past 6 years. As always, I speak only for myself, not for the company. There are lots of reasons I like working at Google besides design1. But I’ll…more


The perfect business model? Parents pay for their children to work and be advertised to. And it actually sounds pretty fun! http://www.themorningnews.org/archives/profiles/stateofplay.php

Things I learned today in the Alps

Today’s learnings: the Alps can still be cold and windy in the spring, kilometers are still pretty long (don’t think of them as baby miles or you’ll be disappointed when you’re in a hurry), and arm warmers can become calf warmers in a pinch (but they may not be very good arm warmers after that)….more

Shaped by what we love

We are shaped and fashioned by what we love. – Goethe Another reason to keep track of some of the things you love. From an excellent article on creative work, HOW TO STEAL LIKE AN ARTIST (AND 9 OTHER THINGS NOBODY TOLD ME)


An ex-coworker’s new site, Fancy collects objects people find beautiful. Here are some of mine.