November

Show’s over, folks. And didn’t October do A bang-up job? Crisp breezes, full-throated cries Of migrating geese, low-floating coral moon. Nothing left but fool’s gold in the...

Nervous System

Nervous System is a design studio that makes consumer products designed with generative computer processes. I’ve been a fan for SO long, but lately Jessica Rosenkrantz and her team...

Halloween 2018

We don’t go deep into halloween at our house, but we DO love putting together ridiculous costumes for the kids. (See last year’s Harry Potter theme) This year we’ve...

Kids, These Days

I just watched Felix as he slept for a few minutes and then read this incredibly beautiful essay about death, and having kids. It includes this quote: ...

Baijiu Tasting Event

Recently I convinced the higher-ups at Brand New Box to do a Baijiu Tasting Event, cosponsored with BaijiuReview.com. It was great! I made a slide presentation about baijiu -...

the gentle pursuit of a modest competence

I loved this recent op-ed by Tim Wu, ‘In Praise of Mediocrity.’ It’s a paean to the Hobby - not as an all-consuming passion, not as something that you’re...

Meetings vs Reviews

Everybody loves to complain about meetings, and at Brand New Box we are very intentional about NOT having any more than needed. A quick chat will almost always accomplish something...

Do NOT Touch the Pipes

Once a month at Brand New Box, we take a break from staring at computers and do something to celebrate the achievements of the past month. This month: a factory...

Baijiu Review

Look, I’ve got a bunch of weird niche interests, and I don’t make a secret about it. But this one has been (kind of?) under the radar for a while,...

Mars Habitats

Look at these beauties. I have no idea how realistic these designs could be, but dang, these are the coolest Mars habitat designs I’ve ever...