Bits & Pieces - For the Curious Minded

Notes & Links #8

  • The Ancient Art of Marble Painting Gets a 21st-Century Update Young female artisans are revisiting the age-old craft with new patterns, techniques and modern applications that move the tradition into the world of interior design.

  • Sittingbourne Mill. Photos taken in August 1950 at the Sittingbourne Mill owned by Bowater.

  • The 5-Hour Rule. Why do the world’s smartest and busiest people find one hour a day for deliberate learning (the 5-hour rule), while others make excuses about how busy they are? The answer is simple: Learning is the single best investment of our time that we can make. Or as Benjamin Franklin said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”

  • Keeping it simple with CSS that scales. CSS has a weird place on the web today. There’s a lot of polarisation, with the opinion being seemingly split on “CSS sucks” and “CSS rules, learn it better, fools”.

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