Friday Likes no 1

Hey friends! I’m going to start doing something called Friday Likes, where I share some new products, books, tools, videos, other illustrators, articles, etc that I’m digging.

ColorBox.io by Lyft

The talented team at Lyft developed a new tool to develop and implement color in their design system, with a focus on accessibility and ease of use. There’s a great write-up on their process and thinking behind the tool here. In addition to it being helpful with UI design, I’ve been playing around with ColorBox to create more intentional color palettes for illustration.

Webflow CSS Grid

CSS grid has a lot of potential, and Webflow makes it possible for designers who have neglected their CSS writing skills to build websites with responsive, beautiful grid layouts. I’m super excited to continue building and experimenting with this new tool.

Conversation with Paul Graham

I <3 startups. The energy, determination and talent needed to power a budding company is intoxicating. Paul Graham can succinctly doles out stories from the early days of the internet and packs in a lot of startup advice in an hour. It’s worth the watch.

Myro Deodorant

Is this TMI? Who cares, I love this product. Over the past couple of years, I’ve been trying to reduce the plastic packaging I consume and cut out harmful, petroleum-based ingredients that come into contact with my body. Most natural deodorants I’ve tried come in conventional plastic packaging, irritate my skin after shaving… if they even work at all. Myro has a lovely and unique design that features a reusable base and deodorant refills are shipped to you on a recurring schedule. The scent I ordered (big dipper) is subtle and doesn’t smell like you just came from the commune to shop at the food Co-op. The texture is smoother than most natural deodorants, if not a little on the creamy side, however I have noticed that it dries quickly and doesn’t leave a greasy residue.

Beyond Burgers

Beyond Burgers has been around for a while, but they recently started stocking them at my local H-E-B. You won’t mistake them for real beef, but they have a great taste and texture their own right— plus they’re good for the environment.

How to Be a Good Creature

My husband got me this book for our anniversary and I devoured it on a rainy Sunday afternoon. If you’re an animal lover like me, this a delightful way to spend a few hours.