Welcome to Inspired By, a monthly(-ish?) newsletter from your friend Jan-Paul Koudstaal.
I’ve collected a lot of links for this issue, so let’s dive in:
Lovely design, simple and delightful. And a great example of what the web was before social media.
A collegue pointed me to this video, about how every color in the show has a symbolic meaning. Although I don’t think every reference has been deliberate, but it’s still fun to watch.
An alternative to LinkedIn? Okay! The profile pages are very clean. Not sure about the grid-view-homepage though, that feels overwhelming. And their new (invite only) Posts-app has people very excited.
Greg and Victoria are bikepacking from Alaska to Argentina for the next few years. They share their videos on Youtube and I really enjoy them and look forward to seeing their journey unfold. (Greg takes nice pictures too)
Next time you’re buying new clothing, you might want to check the brand on this website/app. They have thousands of brand ratings, articles and expertise on ethical and sustainable fashion. Know the impact of brands on people and planet, and discover better fashion.
Chouinard sits down with Jamie Brisick to talk about the value of problem solving using principles of industrial science, environmentalism, what inspired his game-changing business decision, invention versus innovation, what marketing means to him, and his heroes.
Apple believes accessibility is a human right. In this commercial you can see how their software is designed in ways that works best – for all people:
Bento is a new “link-in-bio”-app — but rich and beautiful. I especially like their onboarding flow and how you can instantly update your page. Here’s mine:
Design Studio Smith & Diction shared their process with a Figma Prototype
PS. I’ve been vibing to this song by Khruangbin and so should you.
That’s it! Thanks for reading and until next time! 👋🏻