Surprising new @PANTONE #color palette: outer-space-inspired

I did not see this coming (which applies to the colors in the palette as well!)

Finding solace in the potential of the unknown, designers are experimenting with color, materials and form. Inspired by science fiction, they are creating products, spaces and materials that appear to push the boundaries of physics. Shaped by unfamiliar forces, alien forms and surfaces appear in a palette of curious mineral shades. The result are blacker blacks, oil-slick purples and infinitely deep indigos, all suggesting this unnatural, otherworldly provenance.

write-only Facebook

It turned out to be somewhat impractical to completely delete my Facebook account, both because they make it hard, with a mandatory 30 day cooling off period, and because I can’t have a company page for Nimble Books LLC without a personal Facebook account. However, I’m not missing FB much, so my compromise solution is that my Facebook presence is write-only.  All my writing and sharing is going to either http://nimblebooks.com (business) or http://fredzimmerman.nimblebooks.com (personal) and will be autoshared to the Nimble Books FB page or my personal page, respectively.  I won’t be checking in on FB often, or engaging in conversation there, so if you want to comment or chat, do it on the nimblebooks sites.

she made a giant contribution to global happiness

Overlooked No More:
Ruth Wakefield, Who Invented the Chocolate Chip Cookie

Legend has it that Wakefield was trying a variation on a butterscotch dessert when she decided to let the chocolate chips fall where they may.

The inventor of the Toll House cookie.  Did you know there was a Toll House Inn, named after a Toll House?

Just think how many hundreds of millions of hours of joy her recipe gave people every year, then multiply by 70 — Nestle bought the recipe and started putting it on its products in 1939.