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The Weekly

SEPTEMBER 22, 2020

We’re finding out less is actually more—and that’s okay. As one of our lovely readers put it: “no one needs anymore shame about the things they can’t get through in a day.” From here-on-out, expect a shorter, variable Weekly with a little more emphasis on our curated list of design news.

Links That Kept Us Reading

Credit: Timber Festival 2021 / PRS for Music Foundation
Sounds of the Forest is the first-ever forest sound map of the world and the perfect way to get some audio-R&R. We’re leading with this to offset the legitimate misery of the climate piece below.
The Follow-up by UnderConsideration spoke with the folks at Collins and Robinhood. If you’ve been debating on getting a description, here’s a reason to take the plunge.
ProPublica illustrated something called “The Great Climate Migration.” Guess the Great Lakes are sounding even greater? You’ll want to see this, friends. Best of luck accepting it all.
Emily Ratajkowski’s essay Buying Myself Back is a must read. If you do anything today, spend some time with this.
The Wayback Machine and Cloudflare want to backstop the web. Yeah, your eyes aren’t fooling you. What a treat!
Our friends at Field Notes launched a new collection of letterpress notebooks designed by nine printers across the U.S.—so yeah. You’ll want to grab them before they’re all gone.

Office Ours: Extended

Office Ours Extended is a compilation of responses to unanswered questions from the inaugural Office Ours appointment. Throughout the summer, we dove deeper into the values that were discussed throughout the webinar.



How are we dealing with “The New Normal” at One Design? Taking it one day at a time, and of course, remembering that “being there for each other” doesn’t stop because we’re all remote—it just looks a little different.

*This is the last chapter of Office Ours Extended! Until next time...