Friday brought us some beautiful weather here in Santa Monica, and it left us feeling pretty stoked. We want to pass this good mood onto you, so this week, we're focusing on ways to boost our energy levels. Whether that requires blasting some new tunes (Ricky's got a few in store for you all), or hearing an uplifting story, this week's Futur Finds have you covered.
Last week, we shared some resources to learn new skills online. If you missed out that email, click here to browse through last week's list.
Let's kick off a new week in good spirits with these picks:
This week’s assignment
If you've ever wanted to amp up your sketching skills, check out the Weekly Design Challenge on Facebook. New prompts are given every Monday for designers new and old to improve their sketching.
Yukai Du (@yukai_du) is a London-based illustrator and animator whose work is truly captivating. Fill up your feed with her vibrant visuals and dream-like designs.
@billy_butterslax, AKA William Kelliher of Mastodon. Follow one of metal’s most innovative and talented guitarists as he shows you how to play the complex (and delightful) riffs from Mastodon’s best songs.
If you don't know about @sukiicat, then you need to follow this adorable, globe-trotting bengal as she and her human capture gorgeous shots from around the world.
Apps to install
CogniFit is the app that will give your brain a workout with scientifically-researched mind challenges and exercises that will test your logic and genius.
Power Nap is the app that will help you refresh and recharge, because sometimes the best way to replenish your energy level is with a good nap.
Crazy Good Turns is the podcast that focuses on the good of humanity, and with stories highlighting the powerful effects of simply helping others.
What to watch
Have you binged our hit series, Building a Brand, yet? Last summer, we pulled back the curtain to give our viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the brand identity process. Check out the trailer, and be sure to add the series to your watchlist!
Upload is a hilarious new comedy series on Prime Video about the digital afterlife. From the guy who brought you The Office and Parks and Recreation, this series is one you can't miss.