Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #181

Start your Monday off right:

  1. Have you ever considered how the glass in your lens is manufactured? Here is an in depth tour of Nikon's Hikari Glass factory in Akita, Japan.
  2. I love this laser cut wood maps of different cities and topographical elements. The layers of wood transform into a graphical element rather than just informational. 
  3. Jerry Business uses his cellphone to photography his toys out in their "natural environment". I love how he doesnt care about the passing crowds as he lays down in the middle of the road to get the picture. 
  4. Dan Wood's "Gap in the Hedge" retraces his weekly trips with his Mom to the Rhondda Valley in his latest project.  The book is available for pre-order from Another Place Press
  5. With the success of Vivian Maier, people are looking for old negatives in estate sales. A collection of photos from NYC's parks in the Summer of 78 and another set from Lower East Side from 70s and 80s are recent discoveries.   
  6. “A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week.” — General George Patton
  7. Willy Ronis photographed Paris his entire life until his death in 2009. The image of the little boy running down the street with the baguette under his arm cracked me up.  

  8. Eliza Ivanova is an artist and animator at Pixel Studio. Her IG account is filled with great pencil sketches.  

  9. The Process Driven Podcast is back with a great episode with Maarten Rots. The episode is definitely worth a listen. 

  10. The internet is filled with productivity tips and advice. Frank Chimero's "Modest Guide to Productivity" is one of the better lists. 

  11. Tim Urban is writes long in depth posts filled with fun illustrations. His latest article is on "How to pick a career you actually want" is great example of why he is so good.