"Everyone knows that multitasking doesn’t work
. It’s inefficient, and stunts creativity, productivity, and emotional intelligence. Yet, we all do it—I have seven tabs open right now, and the task bar looks pretty roomy to me. Fast Company has offered its readers various "monotasking"
hacks, but Tabless Thursday
might be the most accessible step in the right direction for a happier, more productive you. Here’s a useful guide to joining the movement."
— To Get More Done At Work, Just Say No To Tabs (via fastcompany)
"In Turkey, tea is shared in the same way as a handshake in the United States; when you meet someone, whether for the thousandth time or a first time, you have a glass together. Tea in Turkey isn’t just a drink. It’s a ritual deeply ingrained into the fabric of day-to-day social life. Because of this, the way tea is brewed in Turkey is very different from the way it is done in the United States.
From a design perspective, it’s hard not to admire the Turkish teakettle. Distilled to the essence of its function, the çaydanlık solves many problems at once.
— A design ode to Turkish tea.