Great popup in the tiny place where Roganic was. The food is simple and single ingredient focused sharing plates. I thought it was fantastic and unlike a lot of recent popups was very well organised with really friendly responsive service.
Link: Pieds Nus
A great article, based on the linked paper by Prof Jenny Morton, with some rules for getting a good night’s sleep. It’s designed for people with Huntington’s disease who often have disturbed sleep patterns as the disease progresses but I think they’re great rules for everyone to try and follow.
Link: Simple rules for a good night’s sleep in Huntington’s disease
From the new album, Reflektor, released at the end of the month. The video has the lyrics overlaid the Brazilian film Black Orpheus which itself had a fantastic samba soundtrack.
Link: Arcade Fire – Afterlife
If you’re ever at Highbury & Islington tube or at the top of Upper Street head round to the quiet side of Highbury Corner and grab a coffee and cake from this fantastic place. I had the nicest flat white I’ve had in a long time from here this morning.
Link: Maison d’etre
This is a very interesting paper suggesting that sleep clears out amyloid beta from the brain faster than the normal waking removal rate. Because amyloid beta is the main component of amayloid plaques, found in the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients, this could have very important implications for dementia research.
The BBC reported fairly well on this paper but as usual didn’t include a link to the paper itself or even the press release.
Link: Sleep Drives Metabolite Clearance from the Adult Brain
Great Rolling Stone article. Recent positive changes in the law for gay people still haven’t got close to filtering down to many places in America.
Link: The Hidden War Against Gay Teens
An interesting look at how the developers of an early large website went about creating a design. They used a few techniques still in use today: paper prototyping – printing static version of a site and asking users to look at and point at the printout and say what they thought they could click on and what they expected to see – and card sorting, where users are asked to sort cards with concepts written on them into similar groups to help drive the creation of a navigation tree.
Link: Usability testing for the 1995 Sun Microsystems Website