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April 2020




Some of us got hyped baking sourdough bread, homemade pizzas, brioche and so on… We resisted the urge to rebrand the newsletter to ‘Dough Panic’.

Refill the Shelf

SolidarityRefill the Shelf

A collaborative, virtual shelf, which, with a wink, points out the problem of panic buying and at the same time collects donations for all those who are in need due to the Corona crisis.

How Spotify organises work in Figma to improve collaboration

FigmaHow Spotify organises work in Figma to improve collaboration

The Spotify Design team recently moved to Figma. In this post, they explain how they organized their collaboration. Lessons learned, inspiration ahead!


Case studyHow Tinder Converts 8% Of Singles Into Customers In Less Than 15 Minutes

Another (great) case study by Growth•design about Tinder apps.

What Should You Do When A Web Design Trend Becomes Too Popular?

TrendingTrendsWhat Should You Do When A Web Design Trend Becomes Too Popular?

By now, you’re probably used to seeing design trends come and go. But have you ever given any thought to what passing trends do to a website when left there for too long?



A simple web app helping you to draw characters.

Yves Saint-Laurent

CultureYves Saint-Laurent

Part of the collection of the Yves Saint-Laurent Museum in Paris (sketches, photos, illustrations…) are now available online.


Point of view

Let's talk about feedback…


Feedback is essential to our work. The etymology of the term always bugged me: feed and back. Like a force dragging us back. Historically the word comes from the electrical systems lingo to describe machine outputs. Now we use it for human interactions, I prefer to think of it as ‘step back’. A need for a different maybe new angle. When working in teams, you reach out to colleagues or clients, you ask around. Sometimes you’d better lose yourself elsewhere, wander (have a break, go for a walk…) before coming back with a refreshed view on the problem you’re trying to solve. In our process we use the word ‘review’, which I feel more comfortable with as it’s closer to flow and progress. View again and move on. Like in the physical world, where perspective and depth prevail, helping us moving away from flat and shallow decisions.



April 2020

This month we like



The what3words system is a very simple way to talk about location. Every 3m square in the world has a unique 3 word address that will never change.

Itsuo Kobayashi's food diaries

IllustrationItsuo Kobayashi's food diaries

Long before there was Instagram cuisine, Itsuo Kobayashi was taking the time to document each and every meal he ate — not with his smartphone, but with pen and ink, filling notebook after notebook with delicious-looking paintings.



We observed that there are more and more designers on Twitch. This guy draws variabel fonts in a live-streaming fashion. How refreshing!

Fabrx Design

LayoutFabrx Design

250+ Web Layouts For Sketch, Figma and Adobe XD. Can be (very) useful. Ok, this sentence sounds like an ad… This one is on us.


Quote of the month

“The problem with quick and dirty, is that the dirty remains long after the quick has been forgotten”


Steve C. McConnell


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