Flavia Galuppo at her father’s former business on Bond Street, Etna Tool & Die.
Credit: Gabby Jones for The New York Times

There’s a bittersweet story in the Times today about a machine shop in Manhattan. As per usual, there are also some stunning photos. It’s hard to believe such a business was still in existence north of Houston street until last year.

It is sad to see it go and I hope they are able to find a good home for all of those machines.

Josh Clark’s Only One Deliverable Matters hits on a lot of important points (e.g. design tokens!!!).

…we are clear-eyed that those artifacts are merely drawings of websites—aspirational watercolors of imagined interfaces.

The best products are created when everyone is focused on the thing rather than the interim artifacts. I’ve found that the bigger the team, the easier it is for everyone to concentrate on polishing their deliverable rather than putting that energy into the actual end product. Regardless of team size, this is a good reminder that we should pay more attention to the end result than our design artifacts.

via Brad Frost