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— Sasha is designing things.

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Essays

How to Care in a Buttonless World

Mechanical controls, fake loops and digital ambiguity in the era of touch screens

The Superman

Extreme sports and the tyranny of comfort

Email is Dead. Long Live Email

Why are we still stuck with email?

Difficulty & Conquering the Big Wave

How an eigth grader came to surf one of the biggest waves in Oahu, and how we can too

Daibō's Legacy

The Japanese master who changed coffee forever
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Shorts

The Humble Micro-interaction

When we talk of software, we fetishize big ideas. but what of the humble micro-interaction?

Love Note to a Pamphlet

A small shop in Tokyo, a small printed essay

In Service of Style

Bukowski had style. How can we have more style?

On Writing, Craft, Monkeys and Bananas

Speaking is easy. Why is writing hard?

Chrome Yellow

Pilgrimage to an Atlanta coffee shop
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