- To know a predator, you must know what it is to be prey. Intense but important read.
- “Why are you emailing me? If you can’t tell me in six words what you need me to do, it’s unlikely I’ll be able to guess.” Seth Godin on Eight email failures (and questions for those that want to do better)
- Offline is a mobile magazine for iOS.
- The most overused buzzwords on LinkedIn in 2013.
- A sleep mask I’d wear.
- 2013: The Year in Photos – The Atlantic
- A stop-motion full of naked people. Know your body.
- This looks delicious: cauliflower with brown butter crumbs
- 3D Space Cookie Cutters. So cool. (via)
- Freeform is an app that unleashes your inner Michelangelo, allowing you to sculpt 3D objects on the screen much like you would if a hunk of clay were sitting in front of you.
- The Tutu Project (via)
- Soma is the most beautiful water filter I have seen so far.
- “Instead of striving to make work fun, managers should concentrate on creating the conditions in which a variety of personality types, from the excitable to the naturally downbeat, can flourish. ” Who Goes to Work to Have Fun, by Oliver Burkeman
- Khoi is selling the Hel-F***ing-Vetica again.
- “The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you” – Neil deGrasse Tyson
- Psst…. I am hiring a Head of Custom Product Sales and Partnership Development.
An illustrated version of Dan Pink’s TED talk debunking the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace. Via this brain pickings post.
One of my favorite decorative items in our co-working space is the Sailing Ship Kite by Emily Fischer of Haptic Lab. It makes for an amazing, crafty gift.
I am a huge fan of Toca Boca apps and always get excited when a new one is about to launch. I am counting the minutes until Toca Lab launches tomorrow. Toca Lab lets you explore the colorful and electrifying world of science and meet all 118 of the elements from the periodic table.
I wouldn’t mind having one of these chair hoodies here at Studiomates to send a signal when I need some time to focus, a time with no interruptions. They are by Bernotat & Co.
Print All Over Me offers hats, scarves, totes, pillows etc for you to print all over. In addition to ordering your own unique pieces, you may also sell your designs on their site, and receive 20% of every sale.
All pieces are made to order and take 2-3 weeks for delivery. Interesting tidbit on their site: “Print All Over employees are full-time, receive full health care coverage, and make at least four times a fair wage. Our design studio is based in the Flatiron district of New York.”
Definitely giving this a try!
Going down memory lane. This is one of my Loriot favorites.
Love these nerdy love letterpress cards. Especially the one saying “Baby, let’s stay in bed and listen to some NPR”.
Hiring. It’s a skill. One gets better at it the more you do it. I’ve hired around 20 people over the past 3 years. And just slowly but surely I keep getting a sense what works and what doesn’t.
I have realized that sitting down at a table for the interview is just plain awkward and so I’ve started going for ‘coffee run interviews’. I pay attention on how the candidate treats the barista, if he/she offers me the sugar etc. The little things. Also, when walking side by side, a conversation flows more naturally.
While I have the setting figured out, I am still working on my list of ideal interview questions. One of my all-time favorite one is “What’s your secret superpower?”
What’s your favorite interview question? If you’re not someone that is hiring, can you remember a question that made an impression?
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Shots Of Awe, where science, philosophy, and inspiration collide, by Jason Silva.
“We have a responsibility to awe!”
- Jason Silva
Photographer and Entrepreneur Chase Jarvis speaks on the art of more—making more work and putting more out there, and why that’s the bravest thing you can be doing, but also the most rewarding.
- My friend J has this Sturdy Leather Tote. Couldn’t believe it was by American Apparel. It’s beautiful.
- Interesting read on the things mentally strong people they avoid.
- Core77′s 2013 Gift Guide
- I can’t say it enough: This Marshall’s Bluetooth Speaker sounds (and looks) amazing.
- I remember these from growing up: Classic Italian Pushpins.
- Impressive: Police mugshots in the 1920s
- The Victorian Internet tells the story of the telegraph’s creation and remarkable impact, and of the visionaries, oddballs, and eccentrics who pioneered it, from the eighteenth-century French scientist Jean-Antoine Nollet to Samuel F. B. Morse and Thomas Edison.
- Make the Logo bigger Tumblr by Andrew Wendling.
- Lovely: Sailor Charcoal Zip Bags
- 3 Types of Toxic Employees
- Incredibly fascinating talk by 13 year old teenager Logan LaPlante, on the science of being healthy and happy, and why it’s so important.
- Milton Glaser on his parents: “My mother convinced me I could do anything. And my father said, “Prove it.”
- This month’s CreativeMornings theme is MAKE!
- The Brooklyn Nets are looking to find a Web Developer.
“You can’t teach creativity; all you can do is let it blossom, and it blossoms in play.”
- Kyung-Hee Kim
The play deficit, by Peter Gray. If you’re a parent, please read this.
Fascinating. Totally fascinating.
(Thank you Cara)
I find the Forever Pillow brilliant and hilarious at the same time. I’d use it.
To all of you serial collaborators out there: Madesum is a friendly way to keep track of things you’ve been working on and together with whom. You simply post/showcase things you’re proud of and link that thing to everyone you’ve been working together with. Really lovely idea.
The Yule Log 2.0 site just put the biggest smile on my face. Go fullscreen. Sit back. Enjoy.
(the sound is not all that good, just hang in there, trust me, it’s worth it)
Wow. This is hands down one of the most powerful talks of CreativeMornings’ month around Bravery: Vanessa German speaks at our Pittsburgh chapter on how love is the only way to stop violence and hate. Everything she knows about bravery, she says, she learned through love and love is what is helping her stop the shootings in her neighborhood.
Vanessa is an actress, playwright, sculptor, performer and educator. She is the founder of, “Love Front Porch” and Homewood’s Art House, and the “STOP SHOOTING, WE LOVE YOU” yard signs.
Vanessa German is one brave woman.
Who knew a product video for a ring could be this charming and funny? Congrats to Digby & Iona for hiring talented Mac Premo and show us what’s possible in the world of dry product videos. Here’s the link to the Eyes & Stars Signet ring, in case you want to buy it.
I just happily submitted a pledge to David Hieatt’s Do Purpose Book Project. I couldn’t agree more with his outlook on business and the world in general. I had the pleasure to meet David at a conference called the Do Lectures earlier this year, which by the way, he co-founded with his wife.
He is also the founder of Hiut Denim Co, a Denim label based in Cardigan, North Wales. In this post over on The Holborn he shares Ten Lessons. I can’t wait to read his book. Help make it happen!
Short and personal documentary about talented Jessica Walsh who is a designer, art director, and illustrator working in New York City. She is a partner at design studio, Sagmeister & Walsh and teaches at the School of Visual Arts.
Congrats to team Like Knows Like and their beautiful documentaries.