⌘ June 20, 2021
7 (Fun) Things This Week [#14]
- I discovered this post from Arun Venkatsen about Apple’s 1987 Identity Guidelines. Arun has a beautiful blog where he often discusses beautiful designs. I love to see the thought and attention to detail that companies put into their brands, and Apple—as you might expect—had a lot to say about its identity even as three-year-old company.
- Doom now runs on an Ikea smart light bulb. Yep, you read that right.
- In a totally unexpected move, Apple will soon allow custom domains with their iCloud+ service. If you use iCloud for your email (and pay at least $1 per month for extra storage), you’ll soon have the option to use something other than the @icloud.com domain in your email address. Perhaps an @heydingus.net address is in my future.
- Some really powerful accessibility controls are coming to Apple products later this year. Giving users the ability to operate a device using only basic sounds and mouth noises in case they are non-verbal is so thoughtful.
- Incredible attention to detail on this project where Armin, an Apple fan, meticulously recreated Apple I manuals by hand. He took scans and overlaid the correct typefaces on top, moving each letter individually to match the original typewriter positioning. He’s done the work and saved a bit of history. [Via 9to5Mac]
- We got a first look at The Shrink Next Door, a dark comedy starring Paul Rudd, Will Ferrell, and Kathryn Hahn. With that lineup, I have no doubt it will be excellent. The show comes to Apple TV+ in November.
- A couple great Twitter follows are That Gay Guy Candle Co. and One Fresh Pillow. I don’t have either of their products, but they both put out excellent tweets and play off each other all the time. It’s a riot.
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