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Dear United Kingdom, About That Brexit

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Photo via Flickr Jenny Mealing: (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

Howdy United Kingdom,

So, I heard from Australia that you’re having a rough patch with Europe.

Look, I get it, she high maintenance, but I wouldn’t have bailed her out…TWICE…if I didn’t think she wasn’t pretty awesome.

Here’s the deal…you’re together…and need each other.

So don’t do something batshit crazy (and I’m talking from experience) like vote to leave her tomorrow.

I know you can make it work, because deep down you care about each other. I feel it in every fiber of my Stars and Stripes.

Buddy, stay with Europe and I’ll make sure to take care of this god awful Trump Rash by November. Deal?

Later Bro,

United States

P.S. Nice to see England, Wales and Northern Ireland make it into Euro 2016 knockout stage. BTW: we put those cases of single malt that you sent to good use after last night’s thrashing by Argentina (Messi…what were we thinking?)

Design Debt

A less commonly discussed side effect of adopting an iterative and experiment-driven design process is the incurring of something called Design Debt. This is where the cohesion and consistency of a design deteriorates over time as new experiments are run and new elements are introduced into the design. Strong design direction and regular refactoring can help to periodically unify the design and uphold its structural integrity.

Source: Design Debt | Austin Knight

Salt Labyrinths Swirl Inside 13th Century French Castle

Gazing down at foamy-looking swirls of white on black from a niche in an ancient castle, you almost feel as if you’re an astronaut watching a hurricane form above the ocean on the distant Earth. These cellular arrangements form tentacular appendages of varying opacity, meeting in the center to create a vortex effect. They are, in fact, made of salt, with each grain symbolizing a memory or a moment in time. Artist Motoi Yamamoto installed ‘Floating Garden’ and ‘Labyrinth’  within the castle tower at Aigues-Mortes in Southern France for an exhibition called ‘Univers’ Sel,’ on display through the end of November.

Source: Univers-Sel: Salt Labyrinths Swirl Inside 13th Century French Castle | Urbanist

The Biggest Driver of Design Innovation

The call to incorporate accessible design into a website can sometimes be met with resistance: it’s seen as an impediment to full functionality. That’s the wrong attitude — Designing for people with disabilities has in fact unlocked some of the world’s major innovations.

Source: The Biggest Driver of Innovation You’ve Never Heard Of | PwC