All the spots listed here are also on this easy to use Google Maps list if you ever wanna explore this area —

Nolita is so fancy. It has good looking residential houses + really solid food places + relatively quiet streets. Similar to Chinatown, it’s a tiny neighborhood, only spanning a few blocks between Soho & Lower East Side. There is also lots of interesting artwork near this area and I’ve posted some at the end of this article, but first let’s take a look at all the nice food options here!

Goals: Being able to afford a nice place in this neighborhood 👀

We’re gonna start with 🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕

All the spots listed here are also on this easy to use Google Maps list if you ever wanna explore this area — and

An incredibly vibrant neighborhood, Chinatown packs a whole bunch of great food spots into just a few blocks of area. This is a collection of places I like here, which admittedly are going to mostly be desserts 😅.

All the spots listed here are also on this easy to use Google Maps list if you ever wanna explore this area —

One of the fancier neighborhoods of Manhattan, West Village has picturesque houses, lots of food places and easy access to sports & theatre. This is a collection of different things I like about this neighborhood.

I’m out here on Labor day, the place is quieter and it’s is a really nice day. I get off on 8th st and my first stop is a bakery I haven’t tried yet.

A few random facts about my relationship to this area:

  • I had my first ever date at a coffee shop here.
  • I used to use the PATH station here to get to and from Jersey City, so I’ve been to this…

Thoughts from working in a 9–5 office as a full time product designer. I update this post whenever a new thought pops up — think of this as my personal /r/showerthoughts, but for design.

Oct 14, 2020

  • Why are we switching to Figma? Given all of FB’s fancy internal design tool plugins for Sketch I have yet to find a reason to switch to Figma. I understand for folks using generic Sketch that Figma is an upgrade — auto layout alone is enough to switch. But we’ve had that internally for ages and I have not yet seen a single…

What really does an occupant want to know? How can we best present it to them?

In all electric cars like the Model S, every on board system (ranging from the drivetrain and suspension to the seat warmers and infotainment system), draws power from the same massive pool of energy — the battery.

What does a visual representation of this energy consumption look like? Before we go into the how, lets look at why we even need this interface.


The energy display interface can have 2 primary use cases.

  1. When the owner is in the car, driving, this interface needs to show what the projected range is and how the owner’s driving…

Its not a 10% increase in complexity. Its 10 times as big.

This is a pretty broad question. Its simpler if we can distill down the scope of what we aim to do here:

  1. Are we talking about a single elevator that covers all 1000 floors or a system of multiple elevators each of which only runs between specific floors? Lets assume for our purposes that its a single, single-decker elevator. This helps us focus on the design of the interface instead of derailing into efficiency logistics. (Undoubtedly, a system of many elevators is going to be more efficient.)
  2. What kind of a building is this? Who lives here? Which companies work…


Designing our first tablet experience.

What is Paperless Post? Its something that helps you create online and paper stationery that reflects your individual aesthetic. Our distinctive, customizable designs and powerful online tools make it easy to communicate expressively on any occasion.

2013 has been a really exciting year at PP. We grown a lot, hired some extremely smart people, launched a bunch of useful features. One of our biggest works this year has been the launch of the iPad app.

It’s not easy to boil down 8 months of hard work into one post, but I feel it’s useful to pen down the design challenges…

Tarun Chakravorty

Product Design @ Facebook. Previously @ Paperlesspost.

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