Friday Link Pack

I just love the First Lady!

The Secret Emotional Life of Clothes

Taking a Nap Is Like Letting Marie Kondo Loose in Your Brain

– Stunning photos taken by drones.

Jupiter from the bottom.

– Drone captures a humpback whale spraying a RAINBOW

How To Command an Audience: Tips From a Spoken-Word Poet. Some really good tips. Love Sarah Kay.

– A tool that automatically colorizes your black and white photos. Impressively well executed.

– Every parent of little ones traveling needs this fancy travel gadget that allows you to pull your suitcase with your butt. #notenoughands

– This spaceship looking cat carrier made me laugh.

– Now this is a book store I’d like to visit.

– Wow, this Nike Instagram video of Serena Williams is good.

– Woah! This concrete kitchen island defies gravity.

– “Organizations prefer clarity, certainty, perfection. Human beings are ambiguous, uncertain, imperfect.” (via)

George Saunders on getting older as a creative person and trying to stay super-tenderized to the world around you. (via Jocelyn)

– Artist spends hundreds of hours drawing hyperrealistic portraits mimicking Renaissance techniques

– The New York Public Library’s little-known “human Google” service answers any question by phone

– Did you know that putting a penny in the bottom of your flower vase will help keep bacteria levels low and your flower petals high? 9 Ways To Keep Your Flowers Fresh

Buffer for Instagram

– Governor Cuomo unveils upgrades to NYC subway system

– Important read: “I am distant from the racial inequalities that exist in my country.

Sony’s 1st Sony Walkman Commercial from 1981. OMG!

Twitter opens account verification to the masses

– I love the new watercolor Stallion Tattly by Stina Persson.

Superhumans

This trailer for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games is an ode to human resilience and willpower. Definitely showing this to my kids tonight!

(via John Maeda)

Sticotti Bookshelf

Sticotti is a beautiful, modular wooden bookshelf, sustainably made in Argentina. I love everything about this Kickstarter project.

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Wilson Tennis Ball Factory

How fascinating to see how tennis balls are made.

(via)

Black/White Gradient Puzzle

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This Gradient Puzzle makes me incredibly happy. How zen! Also available in Blue and Orange.

Life Needs a Progress Bar

“Finishing big projects takes so much time that we often kind of lose sight of how far we’ve come in the process. And unfortunately there’s no built in progress bar.”
— Jocelyn K Glei

I wish life came with a progress bar. An idea I discovered in this this thoughtful CreativeMornings/LA talk by Jocelyn K Glei.

Step Ladder / Art Wall Piece

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Here’s a step ladder that you don’t have to hide away after use. It folds flat and you can hang it beautifully on a wall or on the side of a cabinet.

Ocean Ramsey and a whale shark

This. Is. Stunning.

(via Loop)

Look Up

Look Up

Look Up is a participatory public art app that prompts New Yorkers to look away from their phones and into the street intersections to engage in the diversity and serendipity of the city.

(via Carly)

CreativeMornings Podcast/ David Kelley

“Creative people are being asked to work on really important problems, problems that matter in the world, and the good news is we’re coming up with new-to-the-world solutions, and so it’s a really good time to be a designer.”

Speaking on the global theme of Freedom, David Kelley took the stage at CreativeMornings/New York in May 2014 to speak on the design revolution. Designers now have the respect and freedom to make a difference. Championing for design to be more inclusive in its meaning, David looks to give everyone confidence in their ability to be creative. Now that everyone has the power of creativity, what will you do with it?

You can see all of the CreativeMornings Podcasts here. And you can see all talks from around the world on the topic of Freedom here.

Success at School vs. Success in Life

We want to do well at school for an obvious reason: because – as we’re often told – it’s the primary route to doing well at life. But what’s the correlation?

tiny cards by Duolingo

tiny cards by duolingo

I have always used flashcards to memorize things. Duolingo uses the concept of flashcards to turn learning into a game where you have fun unlocking new levels. Tiny cards looks superfun. Totally downloading the app.

Work Avoidance Cycle

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Oh, I am feeling this illustration. Definitely been there. Jocelyn pointed to it and the corresponding article on How to Be Productive.

Smoke Interventions

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Created as a collaboration between photographers Isabelle Chapuis and Alexis Pichot, ‘The Blossom Project’ depicts colourful clouds of smoke emerging from evocative landscapes all around the globe.

Business is not just Business

Bark

“Don’t hire a dog, then bark yourself”
– David Ogilvy

Cloud Lamp

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This Cloud Lamp would look *amazing* over my dining table. It comes with a remote controlled light and sound system, of course.

Origami ‘Star Wars’ X-Wing Starfighter

How To Make An Origami ‘Star Wars’ X-Wing Starfighter!

This Bed!

VW bus inspired kids bed

Circu created a limited edition VW Bus inspired bed and I want it. But that would mean I would have to move into garage, I guess?

Friday Link Pack


In May of 2016, Kyle Scheele turned 30. But instead of having a birthday party, he held a Viking funeral for his 20s. Made me smile.

IKEA’s iconic Frakta bag has been updated by contemporary Danish designers HAY.

– Sruthi Kainady, a designer at Wolff Olins created this personal project that creates abstract patterns from world flags.

– OMG! A Tortilla Towel! This would take my saying with my kids “let me make you into a burrito” to the next level!

– Whether you’re a pioneering entrepreneur trying to attract and keep the best people, or an overworked employee just trying to find a better way to get all this crazy workload done, The Stress Report is a modern compass for a new, smarter, more productive way of working.

– “Have we all collectively lost our sense of where the line is and we’re hoping that someone will finally draw it for us?” Dear Dad

Adobe Lightroom now lets you edit RAW files on your phone

15 Funny Pinterest Baby Photoshoots Gone Wrong

Keith Frankel decided to no longer lie.

Beautiful colorful portraits.

A Lone Man Spends 53 Years Building a Cathedral by Hand

– Love might be universal but, as this brief animation shows, it’s not always easily translatable

– This Snap Pea Salad looks delicious.

– Diabetics may soon be able to trade their blood glucose meters and insulin injectors for a wearable device.

– Do you do craft fairs? You may want this tablecloth.

– Keep coming back to this one: Ryan Carson: Begin With the End in Mind

This staircase! Swoon!

– “Everybody has someone they want to hang out with who won’t hang out with them,” Rich said.

You Can Send Your Friends An Envelope With Entire Galaxies Inside It

– The Subway Desert v2 Map shows areas forming a 10-minute walk shed around NYC’s 470 subway stations.

– This headline made me chuckle: ‘Pokémon Go’ Is Forcing Americans to Learn the Metric System

Chris Anderson, head of TED, shares the 5 TED talks that taught him the most. (via)

– This made me laugh: Meet Human-Cat Who Keeps Standing On 2 Legs And Judging His Owners

– My kids love Jon Burgerman’s Tattly. I bet they’d also dig this floor cushion.

Amy Vachal

The remarkable Amy Chaval performed at today’s CreativeMornings. What an incredible talent.

Tattly Super Set 2016

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This is the third edition of Tattly’s Super Set: The 100 most popular Tattly enclosed in one cool hinged-lid tin.

If you order before 11:59pm EDT today, you get 50% off, during the annual birthday sale!

A Daring Adventure

“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.”
– Helen Keller

(via)