Yola Blake [ yolunia. ]

// Pieces of everyday life and inspiration from Austin, Texas and beyond. //
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Fern gully. (at Barton Creek Greenbelt)

My SXSW Interactive notes: Distilled.

The expanded version of these themes can be viewed on the T3 blog.

Back to basics. Spring veggie stew prep.

Based on Spring Vegetable Soup by Martha Stewart.

I’m gone for 5 days for #sxswi, & this is what happens to my desk. Thanks, guys! Back to the grind… (at T3)

The single most important change you can make in your working habits is to switch to creative work first, reactive work second. This means blocking off a large chunk of time every day for creative work on your own priorities, with the phone and e-mail off.
Mark McGuinness, ‘Manage Your Day-to-Day’ (via nowaternomoon)

If you are braving the interactive portion of SXSW, here a few tips for survival that I wrote on the T3 blog. 

May your conference time at SXSWi be filled with (free) breakfast tacos and bright ideas!

Starting off this week on a high note.

earthshaped:

Roselite and Cobaltaustinite

Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco

My visual inspiration for the day.

Total bonus that the word “Austinite” can be found within the name of this gem.

(via o-t-s-u)

Jace gives me directions to get from East Texas to my family in Houston as we eat a lunch of homemade gumbo.

Just a normal day at @T3ThinkTank. #techorate