Moving from Gmail to Gmail

Last week, I implemented something I’d been planning for a while: I moved from my @gmail email address to an @bartkowalski.com email address. Why? My previous email — beekept — was harking back to the good old days of McBain band rehearsals, and an online nickname I accidentally gave myself for the liner notes. You see, the origin...

The simple life

Yesterday, I uploaded the above photo to Instagram and wrote the caption “I wish life were this simple.” But today, I think I’ve changed my mind. Which is a sort of Inception-esque proof of concept. To be honest, I don’t think I do wish life were that simple. Or, more specifically, maybe I do wish it were that...

Poster: Tree of life

As soon as I saw this post on This Is Colossal, I reached for my wallet so quickly I tore a hole in my pants. Consequently, it’s exactly what they did. And no wonder. This poster by Degreeº is fantastic! The design is perfect — simple, great concept, and I’ll never get tired of getting up close to have a look at the detail....

These are a few of my favourite things

I was having a discussion with a group of people a little while ago and was surprised to learn many of them didn’t have favourite things. They used to have them (when they were kids?) but not anymore. For example, most of the group had a favourite colour, some a favourite number, but most did not have a favourite animal, or movie,...