How feedly Changed My Career as an Art Curator

You, our users, use feedly for such a wide range of jobs. Today we’d like to showcase a member of the feedly community who uses it as a curator of digital art, a burgeoning sector. Ryan Cowdrey, of the young startup 23VIVI.com, shows us how you can use feedly to leverage content as an art curator. He provides a guest post for us today.

My name is Ryan Cowdrey and I’m the Director of Curation at 23VIVI.com, an online marketplace that offers rare and limited edition digital art. For your enjoyment, I pose the question:

“With so much digital media content at one’s fingertips at all times, how does a creative individual discover the latest trends amongst all the noise out there?”

Being an art curator in the digital age requires strategic tools for effectively treading through the massive amount of content that we can access. Curators are relying more and more on internet sources to get content updates that they need on a daily basis. (Blouin ArtInfo, ArtNet News, Design Collector, Fubiz, BOMB Magazine, Colossal, to name a few.)

Not to mention that if you curate digital art exclusively, you are now relying solely on internet sources to get your art fix. The tools that one uses to augment their curation efforts will set them apart from the rest.

As a digital art curator at 23VIVI.com, I follow upwards of 30 big-time art magazines to stay up to date on art creation and news. After implementing feedly into my daily routine, I can now consume double the amount of content in less time.

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Pre-feedly, I was literally using an Excel spreadsheet to keep track of all the magazines that I was visiting weekly. I would record what site I was visiting, the day I last checked it, and the title of the last article, so I could pick up where I left off. Sound like a hassle? IT WAS!!!

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After being introduced to feedly, I honestly lost 10 pounds of stress. It was by far the easiest, most effective tool I use to augment my career. Not only do I follow those same magazines that I was already subscribing to, but I was exposed to countless other publications that feedly offers in my space… and now they are all in one place. Along with that, I did away with the email subscriptions, which were immensely cluttering my workflow. Not to mention, I don’t risk ever missing a single article or post, which is imperative to my profession.

The typical curator goes to school to study Art History and might apprentice under a known curator until they have the skills to put on their own exhibitions.

We are in a new era of digital art, though, that doesn’t require all the technical training. One has an Art History degree at their fingertips at most libraries. Many big-name curators can be followed on social media, where you can get a feel for their curation efforts.

So, it ultimately comes down to getting your hands on lots of content, so that you can begin noticing trends, formulating hypotheses, and putting together thought-provoking collections.

On my path to becoming a “curatorial expert,” I’m relying on feedly to feed my content needs—much like Indiana Jones relied on his whip—haha! To avoid limiting my hunger for creative ideas, I use feedly’s Collection feature to break up my content and feed into various categories: Photography, Physical Design, Graphic Design, Art News, Pop-Culture, and Visual Art. This allows me to not only keep things organized but also easily pull influences from various art mediums.

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Because I swim through so much content on a daily basis, it is very easy to get lost in the immensity. To augment this problem I use the tag and “save for later” features to create collections of art that work well together. I can easily communicate with my team what my thoughts are on our newest curated collection and show what influences me.

With feedly, anyone with an aptitude for creativity, noticing patterns, and expressing their thoughts through creation can become a digital art curator.

Contributed by Ryan Cowdrey, Director of Curation at 23VIVI.com

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How feedly Changed My Career as an Art Curator

You, our users, use feedly for such a wide range of jobs. Today we’d like to showcase a member of the feedly community who uses it as a curator of digital art, a burgeoning sector. Ryan Cowdrey, of the young startup 23VIVI.com, shows us how you can use feedly to leverage content as an art curator. He provides a guest post for us today.

My name is Ryan Cowdrey and I’m the Director of Curation at 23VIVI.com, an online marketplace that offers rare and limited edition digital art. For your enjoyment, I pose the question:

“With so much digital media content at one’s fingertips at all times, how does a creative individual discover the latest trends amongst all the noise out there?”

Being an art curator in the digital age requires strategic tools for effectively treading through the massive amount of content that we can access. Curators are relying more and more on internet sources to get content updates that they need on a daily basis. (Blouin ArtInfo, ArtNet News, Design Collector, Fubiz, BOMB Magazine, Colossal, to name a few.)

Not to mention that if you curate digital art exclusively, you are now relying solely on internet sources to get your art fix. The tools that one uses to augment their curation efforts will set them apart from the rest.

As a digital art curator at 23VIVI.com, I follow upwards of 30 big-time art magazines to stay up to date on art creation and news. After implementing feedly into my daily routine, I can now consume double the amount of content in less time.

Get our State of Content Marketing report

Pre-feedly, I was literally using an Excel spreadsheet to keep track of all the magazines that I was visiting weekly. I would record what site I was visiting, the day I last checked it, and the title of the last article, so I could pick up where I left off. Sound like a hassle? IT WAS!!!

Screen Shot 2016-03-28 at 5.38.34 PM

After being introduced to feedly, I honestly lost 10 pounds of stress. It was by far the easiest, most effective tool I use to augment my career. Not only do I follow those same magazines that I was already subscribing to, but I was exposed to countless other publications that feedly offers in my space… and now they are all in one place. Along with that, I did away with the email subscriptions, which were immensely cluttering my workflow. Not to mention, I don’t risk ever missing a single article or post, which is imperative to my profession.

The typical curator goes to school to study Art History and might apprentice under a known curator until they have the skills to put on their own exhibitions.

We are in a new era of digital art, though, that doesn’t require all the technical training. One has an Art History degree at their fingertips at most libraries. Many big-name curators can be followed on social media, where you can get a feel for their curation efforts.

So, it ultimately comes down to getting your hands on lots of content, so that you can begin noticing trends, formulating hypotheses, and putting together thought-provoking collections.

On my path to becoming a “curatorial expert,” I’m relying on feedly to feed my content needs—much like Indiana Jones relied on his whip—haha! To avoid limiting my hunger for creative ideas, I use feedly’s Collection feature to break up my content and feed into various categories: Photography, Physical Design, Graphic Design, Art News, Pop-Culture, and Visual Art. This allows me to not only keep things organized but also easily pull influences from various art mediums.

Screen Shot 2016-03-28 at 1.23.41 AM

Because I swim through so much content on a daily basis, it is very easy to get lost in the immensity. To augment this problem I use the tag and “save for later” features to create collections of art that work well together. I can easily communicate with my team what my thoughts are on our newest curated collection and show what influences me.

With feedly, anyone with an aptitude for creativity, noticing patterns, and expressing their thoughts through creation can become a digital art curator.

Contributed by Ryan Cowdrey, Director of Curation at 23VIVI.com

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Learn something new with 6 useful Shared Collections

We built our new feature, Shared Collections, with the idea that content becomes even more powerful when you are able to share it with others. The popular saying about teaching a man to fish is true: When you show your work newsfeed to others, you empower others to grow as well.

We’ve seen so many inspiring Shared Collections over the past few weeks, and we wanted to highlight some of our favorites. Gain an expert perspective by following what these professionals consume regularly.

(Have your own expertise? Make your own Shared Collection with a feedly Pro account and post the URL in the comments. We’ll choose one to win feedly Pro for life.)

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01. Become a better TV Writer

Dane Anderson, a TV writer in Los Angeles, uses his feedly to keep up on entertainment industry trades and other film and television news sources. He curates a couple of collections at the bottom of his feed to research projects he’s working on. Check out Dane Shared Collections on TV + Movies, Crime + Forensics, and Security Science Shared Collections (Can you tell what he must be writing?).

http://feedly.com/dane

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02. Become a better creative influencer

Santa Monica creative director Lee Schneider of Red Cup Agency uses his feedly to stay on top of design topics and follow specific news beats. Check out his collection on influence to see resources on how to spread ideas.

http://feedly.com/redcupagency

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03. Become an expert on the latest in education technology

Ted Curran is an Oakland-based instructional technologist at Pearson Education’s Emerging Models division. His goal is to empower students and teachers to improving teaching through technology. Check out his Shared Collection to read the very latest in edtech.

https://feedly.com/tedcurran

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03. Become versed in brand identity

Graham Smith is a designer in East Sussex, England, who focuses on logo and brand identity. He caters to a large crowd of 46.1k followers on his Twitter. If you follow him and are thirsty for more, get deep into the nuances of typography and follow Graham’s Shared Collection for a curated list of great resources.

https://feedly.com/thelogosmith

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05.  Become informed about marine biology

About 71 percent of the world is water, and you can plunge into the deep blue with Madrid-based marine biologist Gipsy Jules’s collections on Climate Environment, Green Tech, and Science.

http://feedly.com/gipsyjules

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06. Become a better salesperson

Interested in improving your sales skill set? DocSend is a company that helps sales teams understand what happens after they hit send. But sales is not only about the tools, but the way you use them. The company has curated a list of great resources to help people get better at sales.

http://feedly.com/docsend

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We hope you enjoy these Shared Collections! If there are other Shared Collections you love, please leave them in the comments—or add your own for a chance to win feedly Pro for life.

Start a Shared Collection

Learn something new with 6 useful Shared Collections

We built our new feature, Shared Collections, with the idea that content becomes even more powerful when you are able to share it with others. The popular saying about teaching a man to fish is true: When you show your work newsfeed to others, you empower others to grow as well.

We’ve seen so many inspiring Shared Collections over the past few weeks, and we wanted to highlight some of our favorites. Gain an expert perspective by following what these professionals consume regularly.

(Have your own expertise? Make your own Shared Collection with a feedly Pro account and post the URL in the comments. We’ll choose one to win feedly Pro for life.)

Get your own Shared Collection

01. Become a better TV Writer

Dane Anderson, a TV writer in Los Angeles, uses his feedly to keep up on entertainment industry trades and other film and television news sources. He curates a couple of collections at the bottom of his feed to research projects he’s working on. Check out Dane Shared Collections on TV + Movies, Crime + Forensics, and Security Science Shared Collections (Can you tell what he must be writing?).

http://feedly.com/dane

Screenshot_2015-09-28-15-08-00

02. Become a better creative influencer

Santa Monica creative director Lee Schneider of Red Cup Agency uses his feedly to stay on top of design topics and follow specific news beats. Check out his collection on influence to see resources on how to spread ideas.

http://feedly.com/redcupagency

Screenshot_2015-09-30-14-57-05 (1)

03. Become an expert on the latest in education technology

Ted Curran is an Oakland-based instructional technologist at Pearson Education’s Emerging Models division. His goal is to empower students and teachers to improving teaching through technology. Check out his Shared Collection to read the very latest in edtech.

https://feedly.com/tedcurran

Screenshot_2015-09-28-15-08-59

03. Become versed in brand identity

Graham Smith is a designer in East Sussex, England, who focuses on logo and brand identity. He caters to a large crowd of 46.1k followers on his Twitter. If you follow him and are thirsty for more, get deep into the nuances of typography and follow Graham’s Shared Collection for a curated list of great resources.

https://feedly.com/thelogosmith

Screenshot_2015-09-28-15-09-21

05.  Become informed about marine biology

About 71 percent of the world is water, and you can plunge into the deep blue with Madrid-based marine biologist Gipsy Jules’s collections on Climate Environment, Green Tech, and Science.

http://feedly.com/gipsyjules

Screenshot_2015-09-28-15-09-39

06. Become a better salesperson

Interested in improving your sales skill set? DocSend is a company that helps sales teams understand what happens after they hit send. But sales is not only about the tools, but the way you use them. The company has curated a list of great resources to help people get better at sales.

http://feedly.com/docsend

Screenshot_2015-09-29-17-55-23

We hope you enjoy these Shared Collections! If there are other Shared Collections you love, please leave them in the comments—or add your own for a chance to win feedly Pro for life.

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What feeds them? Michael L. Martin Jr., fantasy author


Michael L. Martin Jr.

First of all, could you introduce yourself?
My name is Michael L. Martin Jr. and I’m an author of fantasy. Currently, I’m writing a fantasy series called The Darker Side of Light Saga. The first book of that series is titled Burn in Hades. It is about a deceased man on a quest across the underworld in search of a river that will erase the terrible memories of his past (more info on mlmjr.com).

How does feedly help you get inspired?
I use Feedly for inspiration. As a storyteller, paying attention to the world around me is one way to invite stories to find me, and subscribing to feeds is a great tool to stimulate ideas. Inspiration doesn’t always come to us. Which is why I expose myself to as many different things as I can, feeding my subconscious. All the content I absorb is locked away and stored somewhere in the archives of my mind and referred to when I need it.

Inspiration can come in a variety of forms and my eclectic set of subscriptions reflects that. Music blogs, design blogs, photography, filmmaking, fashion, technology–I’m a devourer of stuff. I subscribe to 460 sources in 26 categories (and growing). My eyes are always open for films, images and words that excite my creativity.

I usually start my feedly inspiration sessions with the “Today” section. The featured articles are like the front page of a newspaper. Remember those? Yeah, me neither. (I’m kidding!). I scan through the Today section and “mark as read” articles I’m not interested in, reading a few of the intriguing ones as I go along, saving others for later. After I browse through the featured articles in Today, I tend to choose categories at random. Whatever I’m feeling in the moment, I’ll just go with it.

What are your 5 top tips to help other people getting inspired from such a wide range of topics?

  • Follow a lot of feeds on a lot of various topics and include topics you had no previous knowledge of.

  • Ignore the unread count. Never feel like you’ve missed anything because there’s always a shiny new something waiting to inspire!

  • Every time you open feedly, mark as read all the articles older than one day.

  • Use save for later as an “article limbo” for those times when you’re uncertain whether or not you want to archive an article, or if an article doesn’t clearly fall into a specific category. But don’t archive anything in there.

  • Tag articles you want to archive and do so as soon as possible. I hate going back to organize a bunch of stuff, so I try to immediately tag things I want to refer back to later. For example, here are two good tags I use:

    • Words of Wisdom – Sometimes I come across a post that speaks to me in a way that sparks a new way of seeing something or reinforces my personal philosophy in a profound way. Stuff like that goes in this tag.

    • Watch Later – I subscribe to a lot of feeds of filmmakers. It would be impossible to watch everything they publish. And even when it comes to the films I want to watch, there are just too many to watch in one sitting. So, I have a “Watch Later” tag. As new videos appear in my feed, I scan through them, picking out the ones that strike me as interesting, and tagging them. Sometimes I may watch one or two in that moment but the rest get tagged for later viewing. And I remove the tag from watched videos.

 

What would be some great feeds to subscribe to to start an inspiring feedly?

Some great categories to start with:

Apps & Co.
Feedly’s blog – Subscribe
Google’s Official blog – Subscribe
Evernote – Subscribe
Dropbox – Subscribe

Geeky
io9 – Subscribe
Red Letter Media – Subscribe
MAKE – Subscribe
Geeks Are Sexy – Subscribe
How-to-Geek – Subscribe

Thinkers
kottke – Subscribe
Ill Doctrine – Subscribe
Freakonomics – Subscribe
Tweetage Wasteland – Subscribe
Co.Exist – Subscribe

Philosophy
Talking Philosophy – Subscribe
PEA Soup – Subscribe
Leiter Reports – Subscribe

Science
Bad Astronomy – Subscribe
Seriously Science? – Subscribe
Universe Today – Subscribe
Scientific American – Subscribe
National Geographic News – Subscribe

Art & Visuals
FFFFOUND! – Subscribe
500px – Subscribe
BOOOOOOOM! – Subscribe
Colossal – Subscribe
Fonts In Use – Subscribe

Interesting
Boing Boing – Subscribe
Likecool – Subscribe
The Curious Brain – Subscribe
Co.Create – Subscribe
ANIMAL – Subscribe
Flavorwire – Subscribe
Fubiz – Subscribe

Filmmakers

Red Giant Subscribe
The visual effects team behind the clever science fiction short-films Plot Device, Order Up, and the hilarious Form 17.

Vimeo Staff PicksSubscribe
The majority of the filmmaker feeds I subscribe to were introduced to me by Vimeo’s very own staff. A must follow feed for video nerds like me.

Daniel AblinSubscribe
Daniel Ablin is a french film director behind the poetic science fiction short-film series “•363” (Check out Episode 1 and Episode 2).

 

What feeds them? Daniel DiPiazza, Writer

Daniel Di Piazza
What is your passion?

I am a digital entrepreneur and the founder of Rich20Something, where I teach young people how to break out of the boring 9-5 and create income doing what things they love. I have a passion for productivity and I use writing as a medium. I am a freelance writer for various blogs and journals and a writer at Huffington Post. You can follow me on @Rich20Something.

What do you use feedly for?

As a writer, I have to read in order to write great posts. I use feedly as part of a 90 minute reading session in the morning to inspire and inform my writing. I start by reading my “Blogs to comment on” category where I have listed all the blogs I want to be active on. My goal there is to leave comments on as many articles as possible — that’s an important aspect of establishing my presence and giving back to the community. When it’s time to write an article for my Huffington column, another site or my personal blog, I scan through the “Things I want to teach” category where I’ve developed a customized list of blogs and sites about marketing, persuasion, freelancing and negotiation. After an idea is sparked, I head over to my Omnifocus app on my desktop to jot notes down. I don’t always use the notes right away, but they serve as a pool of ideas to pull from later. With this method, I never have “writer’s block”.

Do you have any tips you would like to share with the feedly community?

Create a category that reflects personal or professional goals. In my case, I want to be really active in my space. So I have created a category called “Blogs to comment on” with all the relevant blogs. Every time I go in this category my goal is to leave as much valuable feedback as I can and build relationships with other authors and readers.

Try this segmentation strategy out for yourself.

For instance, if you are about to get married, try creating a “Ideas for wedding” category. Alternately, if you want to work on making your garden more beautiful create a category called “Tips on gardening”. Then use the categories you’ve made to systematically parse information that you’re looking for.

The biggest benefit of this method is that it is much easier to focus on the topic at hand when all the information is pre-selected for you. If you’re anything like me, it’s very easy for you to start reading a business article and end up looking at cat memes. Short circuit that tendency before it happens!

What are your favorite feeds?

I Will Teach You To Be Rich  Subscribe
Ramit Sethi’s blog on finance and negotiation

Study Hacks – Subscribe
Cal Newport’s blog on study hacks and performance

Scott H. Young – Subscribe
Scott Young’s blog on learning methodology

Social Triggers Subscribe
Derek Halpern’s blog on persuasion and negotiation

James Clear – Subscribe
James Clear’s blog on personal performance and habit creation

James AltucherSubscribe
James Altucher’s blog on….everything

Seth GodinSubscribe
Seth Godin’s blog on marketing and being amazing

If you too want to share to the feedly community how you feed your mind please reach out to Arthur at arthur@feedly.com

What feeds them? Daniel DiPiazza, Writer

Daniel Di Piazza
What is your passion?

I am a digital entrepreneur and the founder of Rich20Something, where I teach young people how to break out of the boring 9-5 and create income doing what things they love. I have a passion for productivity and I use writing as a medium. I am a freelance writer for various blogs and journals and a writer at Huffington Post. You can follow me on @Rich20Something.

What do you use feedly for?

As a writer, I have to read in order to write great posts. I use feedly as part of a 90 minute reading session in the morning to inspire and inform my writing. I start by reading my “Blogs to comment on” category where I have listed all the blogs I want to be active on. My goal there is to leave comments on as many articles as possible — that’s an important aspect of establishing my presence and giving back to the community. When it’s time to write an article for my Huffington column, another site or my personal blog, I scan through the “Things I want to teach” category where I’ve developed a customized list of blogs and sites about marketing, persuasion, freelancing and negotiation. After an idea is sparked, I head over to my Omnifocus app on my desktop to jot notes down. I don’t always use the notes right away, but they serve as a pool of ideas to pull from later. With this method, I never have “writer’s block”.

Do you have any tips you would like to share with the feedly community?

Create a category that reflects personal or professional goals. In my case, I want to be really active in my space. So I have created a category called “Blogs to comment on” with all the relevant blogs. Every time I go in this category my goal is to leave as much valuable feedback as I can and build relationships with other authors and readers.

Try this segmentation strategy out for yourself.

For instance, if you are about to get married, try creating a “Ideas for wedding” category. Alternately, if you want to work on making your garden more beautiful create a category called “Tips on gardening”. Then use the categories you’ve made to systematically parse information that you’re looking for.

The biggest benefit of this method is that it is much easier to focus on the topic at hand when all the information is pre-selected for you. If you’re anything like me, it’s very easy for you to start reading a business article and end up looking at cat memes. Short circuit that tendency before it happens!

What are your favorite feeds?

I Will Teach You To Be Rich  Subscribe
Ramit Sethi’s blog on finance and negotiation

Study Hacks – Subscribe
Cal Newport’s blog on study hacks and performance

Scott H. Young – Subscribe
Scott Young’s blog on learning methodology

Social Triggers Subscribe
Derek Halpern’s blog on persuasion and negotiation

James Clear – Subscribe
James Clear’s blog on personal performance and habit creation

James AltucherSubscribe
James Altucher’s blog on….everything

Seth GodinSubscribe
Seth Godin’s blog on marketing and being amazing

If you too want to share to the feedly community how you feed your mind please reach out to Arthur at arthur@feedly.com

What feeds them? Tina Roth Eisenberg (aka Swissmiss), blogger and designer.

Swissmiss

Who are you and what is your blog about?

My name is Tina Roth Eisenberg but most people call me Swissmiss, which is the name of my design blog and my Twitter handle. My blog started out of the desire of wanting to create a personal visual archive of all the inspiring and helpful things I would find on my daily internet adventures. This was in 2005, in the days before Tumblr and Pinterest, where visual blogging wasn’t established yet. On my site you can find anything from beautifully designed furniture, to art, to kids toys, to quotes that inspire or videos that made me laugh. If I find something particularly beautiful, practical or inspiring, chances are I want to share it with my readers.

But my blog is just a small portion of what I do. After arriving in NYC in 1999 I worked in various prominent design firms to then start my own graphic design studio in 2006. In 2010 I decided to take a client sabbatical to focus on my various (fulfilling) side projects. This hiatus has since been extended indefinitely and I now run four businesses out of DUMBO, Brooklyn. With the help of my amazing team, I run a collaborative workspace called Studiomates, organize a global, monthly lecture series called CreativeMornings, I am the inventor of the to-do app TeuxDeux and just recently changed the world of temporary tattoos with my latest project Tattly.

What do you use feedly for?

I follow a rather large (unhealthy?) amount of websites. Feedly helps me feel organized and save time when sifting through hundreds and hundreds of posts every day. Feedly makes this process not only effective but also a true visual pleasure. I am a web designer by trade, with a minimal Swiss aesthetic, and I can wholeheartedly say that no other service comes close to Feedly’s high visual standards. I especially love to use the Cards view on my desktop to see what peeks my interest, and I ‘save’ the ones that I plan to then share on my blog.

Do you have any tips you would like to share with the feedly community?

If you add too many sites to your feedly you can get really quickly overwhelmed. The solution I found is that I try to a) organize my feeds meticulously and b) delete a feed if it is lacking in quality posts. Also, I created a category called “Testrun” where I organize feeds I just discovered. After having read them for a couple of days I decide if I should remove them or if I should add them to one of my main feedly categories.

What are your 5 favorite feeds?

Brain Pickings — Subscribe
Organized Wonder — Subscribe
Michael Galpert — Subscribe
iGNANT — Subscribe
But does it float — Subscribe

If you too want to share to the feedly community how you feed your mind please reach out to Arthur at arthur@feedly.com

What feeds them? Tina Roth Eisenberg (aka Swissmiss), blogger and designer.

Swissmiss

Who are you and what is your blog about?

My name is Tina Roth Eisenberg but most people call me Swissmiss, which is the name of my design blog and my Twitter handle. My blog started out of the desire of wanting to create a personal visual archive of all the inspiring and helpful things I would find on my daily internet adventures. This was in 2005, in the days before Tumblr and Pinterest, where visual blogging wasn’t established yet. On my site you can find anything from beautifully designed furniture, to art, to kids toys, to quotes that inspire or videos that made me laugh. If I find something particularly beautiful, practical or inspiring, chances are I want to share it with my readers.

But my blog is just a small portion of what I do. After arriving in NYC in 1999 I worked in various prominent design firms to then start my own graphic design studio in 2006. In 2010 I decided to take a client sabbatical to focus on my various (fulfilling) side projects. This hiatus has since been extended indefinitely and I now run four businesses out of DUMBO, Brooklyn. With the help of my amazing team, I run a collaborative workspace called Studiomates, organize a global, monthly lecture series called CreativeMornings, I am the inventor of the to-do app TeuxDeux and just recently changed the world of temporary tattoos with my latest project Tattly.

What do you use feedly for?

I follow a rather large (unhealthy?) amount of websites. Feedly helps me feel organized and save time when sifting through hundreds and hundreds of posts every day. Feedly makes this process not only effective but also a true visual pleasure. I am a web designer by trade, with a minimal Swiss aesthetic, and I can wholeheartedly say that no other service comes close to Feedly’s high visual standards. I especially love to use the Cards view on my desktop to see what peeks my interest, and I ‘save’ the ones that I plan to then share on my blog.

Do you have any tips you would like to share with the feedly community?

If you add too many sites to your feedly you can get really quickly overwhelmed. The solution I found is that I try to a) organize my feeds meticulously and b) delete a feed if it is lacking in quality posts. Also, I created a category called “Testrun” where I organize feeds I just discovered. After having read them for a couple of days I decide if I should remove them or if I should add them to one of my main feedly categories.

What are your 5 favorite feeds?

Brain Pickings — Subscribe
Organized Wonder — Subscribe
Michael Galpert — Subscribe
iGNANT — Subscribe
But does it float — Subscribe

If you too want to share to the feedly community how you feed your mind please reach out to Arthur at arthur@feedly.com