Virginia Currents #002

Another one of the aforementioned Virginia gems — Caffespresso, one of the handful of places in and around Richmond where you can find an authentic Italian experience. Coffee that deserves the name (?), delicious paninis, mouth-watering sweets and gelato.

A true café, just like the ones you’re used to if you’ve spent any stretch of time in Europe. I love this place, the perfect cure for them ‘lil bouts of homesickness.

Inspiration killed creativity

If your way of earning a living has anything, anything at all to do with design, I highly recommend — no, I urge you to read this article. Then print it out and give it to your co-workers. Then read it again. And then think about it some more.

Xtand for iPad

Now this is an iPad accessory I need to get my hands on! Xtand’s UpStand for iPad. Don’t get distracted by the atrocious website — take a look at the product photos they posted to their flickr page instead. Via MinimalMac, and available @ X-Tand

Merciless summer

Hiding from the merciless sun in the shade of an abandoned grocery store. Good thing I brought my own water, the store in the middle of nowhere must have been closed for decades.

On quitting twitter

You know it’s time to delete your Twitter account and run for the hills (?) when people (?) who used to have interesting things to say start selling air travel. It’s like having a bunch of QVC presenters right there on your desktop. Or — in short — the end of civilization as we know it.

Look Ma, a unicorn!

Look Ma, a unicorn! Most definitely a mythological creature!

“The unicorn is the only fabulous beast that does not seem to have been conceived out of human fears. In even the earliest references he is fierce yet good, selfless yet solitary, but always mysteriously beautiful. He could be captured only by unfair means, and his single horn was said to neutralize poison.”

This one has got dual horns; stainless steel, too. And just as rare as the original above.