Distractibility Cartographers

We are a smol group of smol humans chronically distracted by the great open secret that there are worlds of unending fascination tucked into every facet of the mundane. Grab onto our coattails as we organize concepts beyond the point of ludicrosity, precariously tumble down arbitrarily deep rabbitholes of obscure fun facts about things you didn’t know you wanted to know about, and dispense relatable hot tips. Come with no idea what to expect and leave swollen with knowledge! github

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Lure Your Ideas Onto Paper: How To Make A Zine

A hands-on guided meditation/workshop on how to engagingly explain abstract/complex technical concepts, with tips for generating lots of ideas and creating memorable visuals (even if you don't like the way you draw). Taught at Let's Sketch Tech 2018.

Get the workbook here.

by daiyi

technomancer & alpine witch bashing computers and sending rocks, making nature journals, sketchnotes, and comic diaries \o/ previously a hitchhiking vagrant dirtbag, recently resettled in california (oakland!) and enjoying the local sun juice. weaknesses include dark chocolate, gentle folks in need of visual assets, and cute stationery. will appreciate any doggo in the vicinity. twitter | website | instagram

Sketchjournals of Berlin

daiyi and her bicycle live in Berlin for a few seasons as she goes swimming in many lakes, writes a lot of clojure, and wobbles around committing to a future trajectory.

Sketchjournals of Scotland & Ireland

daiyi visits a good friend in Edinburough and learns about veterinary best practices, takes a train through desolate countryside, and walks a portion of the West Highland way in stunningly perfect and exceedingly rare good weather.

Graveyards and Coastlines: Sketchjournal excerpts from Hitchhiking the Balkans

daiyi spent a couple months hitchhiking alone with a 35 litre backpack and a sketchbook through former yogoslavia countries, sleeping by the side of the road, looking for people to climb with, being misidentified as Kazakhstani, lugging a kilo of local farmer's market tomatoes up to backcountry huts that are evidently sprinkled around the mountains and free to stay in.

Squash Gouache

A sample of daiyi's favourite gourds in gouache rendition and tips on how to eat them/recipes + personal taste notes \o/

Climbing Zines the series

daiyi gets excited about drawing knots and topos, the zine series \o/ Topics include: weird climber terminology/slang, types & styles of indoor & outdoor climbing, my favourite places to climb and a notes on their geography, how to read climbing topos, climbing knots!!

by rfong

an eldritch wordmancer and gremlin who once covered every kitchen cabinet in pictographic signage after being consumed by vinyl cutter power. derives incomparable satisfaction from handmaking A8 notebooks. weaknesses: bread, hilltops, cognitive deconstruction, and things that are the wrong size yet entirely functional. website | instagram | patreon

Do The Thing: How To Do Anything

How to start doing something you're stuck on, brainstorm things to do, become more effective at doing something, or identify if you truly lack the resources to do something so you can put it on your mental backburner guilt-free. Works for anything. Really.

Get the worksheet here.

Curious & Whimsical Invitations For All Occasions: How To Convince Your Friends To Attend Anything

An epistolary of strangely eldritch yet compelling email invitations to friends, sprinkled with proven tips about how to convince people to show up to anything.

Published here.

The Hidden Labor of Building an Ergonomic Workshop

A visual speed-guide to the hidden difficulties of building a workshop that works for many different learning styles, and tips on how to make your workshops more ergonomic and effective.

Rope dart construction guide

My comprehensive guide to budget DIYing or choosing a rope dart that fits your body and movement style. I've tried and analyzed pretty much every leash material out there.

Get the PDF here.

Pocket Self-Care (Choose Your Own Adventure!)

A choose-your-own-adventure self-care pocket booklet. Prompts to fill in with your favorite things and stick in your pocket so you can quickly dig your way back to life when you're feeling down.

Get the PDF here.

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Distraction Microanthology Vol. I

A smorgasboard of distracting micro deep-dives; a network of tantalizingly brief gateways to things you didn't know you needed to know.

Nature Is Calling And I Must Go Poo

Pooing in nature can be anything but natural for a city creature. Here are some hot tips to get your poo etiquette up to speed in no time.

Delayed-Fermentation Bread: for lazy lovers of rustic breads

Eaten fresh ten minutes from the oven, the crust is crisp and golden brown and rounded from the dough’s surface tension, the crumb soft and holey. There are hints both of savory-sour from the yeast fermentation and savory-sweet from the sugars released from the carbohydrates and transformed by the Maillard reaction and by caramelization. It is simply bread.