The Olive Reading List: September 11, 2014

Here’s a look at some of the things we’ve been reading, watching, and discussing in the Olive studio this week:

Hand-Picked Tales from Æsop’s Fables with Hand-Picked Type from Google Fonts

Web fonts and wisdom: This site uses Æsop’s Fables to illustrate a few great examples of Google font pairings.
— Peter Robelia (@PeterRobelia)

James Murphy Shares Remixes of His U.S. Open Music

Although this concept might be a bit “out there” in an abstract sense, James Murphy (of LCD Soundsystem) still knows how to create [subjectively] beautiful things.
— Dani Adelman (@DaniAdelman)

WhatWine Scans A Restaurant’s Wine List To Pair Your Dish With The Right One

Like wine but never know which one pairs well with which meal at a restaurant? There’s an app for that to help turn you into a tech-assisted sommelier.
— Ben Oberg (@benoberg )

Watch Pixar’s Gorgeous Use of Color Over the years

Each Pixar film is the perfect pot of gold at the end of a very colorful rainbow.
— Katie Yohn (@KatieLyohn)

Design Is Changing How We Dress

Two things I love: design and fashion. Design innovations in fashion can help you find everything from the perfect bra to clothing hangers, and can even help you hide from the NSA.
— Jonathan Sollie (@solliedesign)

Apple Is in Big Trouble if It Doesn’t Make Bigger iPhones

The “phablet” is amping up competition on the iphone, while dropping sales of the traditional tablet. Will Apple increase their screen size to fall in line with the fad?
— Leah Alsum

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