Happy Tattly Birthday To You

Tattly is turning 6! So many feelings!

Did you know, that each time you purchase Tattly, a generous cut is going back to the artist? And when we say generous, we mean generous: We just reached a million in artist royalties! I am proud of my super hard working and fun team!

Just like the past 5 years, we are celebrating with a totally nutso 50% off sale. Make sure to check out the brand-new packs that come in a small tin can and are perfect for any party: Floral Pack, Realistic Tattly Pack or the Funnest Tattly Pack!

Happy our birthday to you!


Yes they look ridiculous but I would totally use one of these privacy helmets called Helmfon.

Your Three Feet of Influence

“We can be the kind of people who lead with their hearts and behave to those around them in an ethical, honest, and kindly manner that creates for those who enter that three feet around us a feeling of peace that also serves to steady the self.”

Your Three Feet of Influence, by Sharon Salzberg.

Counting with Your Hand in Chinese

Mutatio Lamp

The Mutatio Lamp, created by Danish designer Christian Troels is stunning.

The Surfing Dock

I don’t surf. But this Surf concept video is fascinating.

Be Brave

This beautiful photo caught my eye while browsing my Instagram stream. I know, I posted the Be Brave banner before. I really do love it. I think it’s time I finally hang one in my home.

Young Explorers

Young Explorers” is a series of short films about what happens when you allow kids who are very young—who have just learned to walk by themselves—to explore the world completely on their own. Congratulations to the filmmaker Jacob Krupnick.

Backpacks Made from Car Parts

Airpaq‘ upcycles airbags and seat belts into backpacks.

Choosing Profit

“Having a profitable business doesn’t mean squeezing the lemon for every last bitter drop. It isn’t all or nothing. You can be profitable and generous. Profitable and fair. Profitable and kind. These aren’t opposite ends of some moral spectrum. Quite the contrary.”

Why we choose profit, by Jason Fried


Bloqbag is a smart modular bag system that just launched on Kickstarter. Love it.

“Magical Bird”

How To Remove a Tattly

Hello Coat Rack

Oh, this HELLO coat rack would look good at my entrance.

♥ / Packlane

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From Weird to Great

Love this message and poster design by James Victore.


Up your Emoji Knowledge with emojipedia.org.

(via Jürgen’s Instagram Stories)

Collar Espresso Maker

I dig this Scandinavian take on an espresso maker.

Text with SFMOMA

Send a text to SFMOMA and they’ll text You back an artwork! All you have to do is send a request to the number 572-51, beginning with the words “send me” and followed by keywords, from a color to a subject, and even a mood.


“When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”
– Haruki Murakami

My Favorite Interview Questions

When I talk to my friends who run companies or are in hiring positions, I usually ask them for their favorite interview question. Here are some of mine that I collected over the years:

  • – Why do you want this job?

    – What do you know about us?

    – What did you like about your last job? Why did you leave?

    – Tell me something about yourself that I can’t find out on Google!

    – Who do you admire?

    – What’s a reason why I should not hire you?

    – What do you do when you’re not working?

    – What’s something you’re bad at that you really wish you were good at.

    – What’s your favorite part of your current or previous job?

    – What’s your secret superpower?

    – When was the last time you wore a costume? And what was it?

    – What’s the shittiest job you’ve ever had?

    – What are you learning right now?

    – How do you organize your closet?

    – What would the title of your autobiography be?

    – Tell me about some people you’ve helped in your career.

    – I’m going to give you 5 minutes. Teach me something new. Anything!

    – If I was to ask your friends 3 words to describe you what would they be?

    – When is the last time you went out of your way to do something nice for someone?

    – What are the biggest values you think your parents taught you?

    – When is it okay to break the rules?

    – Give me a single sentence to tell our CEO about you when I see her later today.

    – If you weren’t getting paid for what you do, would you still be doing it?

    – How does this position relate to what you really want to be doing?

    – What do you dream of?

    – What is the thing that breaks your heart?

    – What do you want?

  • Do you remember being asked an interesting interview question? What was it?

    Friday Link Pack

    Artist Serene Teh created a brilliant page-flipping live animation of Assassin’s Creed with ink on paper

    A short history of global living conditions

    – I want this Courage pin!

    This post makes me want to buy a pool noodle!

    – Wow. Buffer has a completely transparent product roadmap. (via)

    We Don’t Meet Anyone by Accident

    – I work with wonderful humans: Guggenheim Friday Lego Winedown

    – These are helpful not just in a sales environment: 23 Email Sales Lines to Spur Action.

    LinkedIn Is Testing A New Feature That Matches You With A Mentor

    – What the what? Pollock chocolate bar?

    – This made me smile: The three cleaning graces

    This cat bed!

    11 ways that I, a white man, am not privileged, by Matt Caron

    An inflatable tent.

    – These amphibious adventure sneakers are made from Algae

    A planter with a face on it!

    – This cactus car charger is cute.

    – I love love love classic Turkish towels.

    – I can’t handle the cuteness of this ‘walk-bike‘ for little ones.

    – I just dealt with a seriously clogged toilet and this article on how to fix it was helpful. I didn’t realize it was about moving the water back and forth, not air. Doh.

    – The big whale in the Natural History Museum is my favorite. Here’s how he gets cleaned.

    – This jetpack backpack is pretty darn adorable.

    – This is one beautiful Glass French Press.

    – Honored to be speaking at the AIGA Design Conference 2017 this October in Minnesota.

    – Put an Avocado on it.

    John Maeda’s 4 Rules

    1. Don’t speak ill of others.

    2. Avoid passive aggressive behavior.

    3. Listen broadly, but don’t waffle on decisions.

    4. When in error — admit, apologize, move forward.

    – John Maeda

    Read some of John Maeda’s explanations on his Four Rules

    Fog Linen Tea Towel

    This minimal Japanese tea towel won my heart.