Friday Link Pack

One Is Greater Than Zero

– This made me chuckle: Do your bloody timesheets!

BuyMeOnce finds and promotes products that don’t break the bank, don’t break the planet… that don’t break at all!

Email on Deck generate temporary emails to use for unwanted subscription signups. (via)

Neil deGrasse Tyson recommends 8 books every intelligent person should read

– “An email intro is the ultimate five-minute favor.” (Yes, but ask permission first – on both sides!)

– This is a stylish carry-on bag!

– Sobering read: On Marrying the Wrong Person

– What the what? Pineapples are not a single fruit, but a group of berries that have fused together.

– It’s all about perspective. This quote.

Calendly allows people to book a time slot with you and have it automatically added to both your calendars.

15 ways to manage stress according to scientists

– Russian Artist Creates Intricate Baroque Wigs From Paper

– Round-up of last Sunday’s Super Bowl 50 ads

– Mellow, a modern sous-vide machine.

– Digital Pulp in NYC is hiring a Senior Interactive Designer.

OK GO | Upside Down and Inside Out

This. Video. Just. Blew. My. Mind. And here is the behind the scenes.

Zun Lee | Visual Storyteller

InFrame – Zun Lee from InFrame on Vimeo.

Love these personal mini documentaries Format is producing in collaboration with Bas Berkhout. They just released a new one on Zun Lee, a Toronto based self-taught photographer.

Read By Famous

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Read by Famous sells books that were owned and read by people who have achieved high levels of recognition in their particular fields. Not copies of titles they have read, but the actual books that these people owned and read. The proceeds from the sales benefit book and literacy focused non-profits.

I love this!

Behomm

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Behomm, the “Airbnb for design-minded folks”, just opened up their home exchange platform to anyone that considers themselves a creative type. Behomm started out strictly for people working in the creative industry: The homes they feature are stunning. Here’s how you can join: Get an invitation from an existing member or apply for an invitation.

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How To Live Like A Creative

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Format teamed up with illustrator Sam Island to visualize the daily habits of creative types. Made me smile.

(via CreativeMornings)

The Value of Trauma

Self-development is often portrayed as a rosy, flowery progression from dumbass to enlightenment that involves a lot of joy, prancing in fields of daisies, and high-fiving two thousand people at a seminar you paid way too much to be at.

But the truth is that transitions between the life stages are usually triggered by trauma or an extreme negative event in one’s life. A near-death experience. A divorce. A failed friendship or a death of a loved one.

Trauma causes us to step back and re-evaluate our deepest motivations and decisions. It allows us to reflect on whether our strategies to pursue happiness are actually working well or not.

How to move through the four stages of life, by Mark Manson.

(via Jocelyn)

On Hope and Cynicism

“Critical thinking without hope is cynicism. Hope without critical thinking is naïveté.”
– Maria Popova

From Maria’s post on Hope, Cynicism, and the Stories We Tell Ourselves

Bedroom Eyes

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Wide awake or sleepy? Say it with these pillow cases. Don’t we all love subliminal messages?

850 mL French Press

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I know nothing about French Presses but this one is a beauty.

SledLegs

SledLegs are wearable snow sleds. I am having all the feels watching tis video. This looks terrifying and amazing at the same time.

Songbird

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Songbird by Brooklyn based tattoo artist Tea Leigh is my new favorite Tattly.

Learn Piano Interactively

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Pianu is a website that teaches you how to play the piano interactively. I just love the internet so much!

“Verschlimmbessern”

25. Verschlimmbessern (German): To accidentally make something worse in the process of attempting to mend or improve it. Multiple applications around computers, cake baking and relationships.

From this fascinating list of Untranslatable Words.

Alfie Douglas Backpack

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This minimal, hand-made leather backpack by Alfie Douglas just won my heart. (It comes in three sizes)

Custom Tattly

Custom Tattly

Over the weekend I had two conversations with folks that didn’t know that Tattly does A LOT of custom work for really, really cool companies. Want to see some of them? Here you go, the Custom Archive shows you a select few. And if you want to know more about Custom Tattly, please head this way!

The Art of Noticing, and Then Creating

A wonderfully insightful conversation between Seth Godin and the lovely Krista Tippett: The Art of Noticing, and Then Creating.

ON BEING is one of my all-time favorite podcasts. If you’re not familiar with it, you should put it on your radar.

11+ Mini Humidifier

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How cool is this mini USB powered humidifier?

(Thanks Amrit)

Toddler GoPro Hide and Seek

These supercool parents strapped a GoPro on their toddler while they were playing hide and seek. So incredibly adorable.

(via Chris)

15 Ways To Manage Stress

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15 ways to manage stress according to scientists. Yes to #14.

Tinybop Monsters

I just spent a ridiculous amount of time designing monsters with Tinybop’s Monster app.

Kangaroo Pouch House

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The above pictured unusual nook in a this Japanese house makes me swoon. The Japanese aesthetic always gets to my heart.

This Video Makes Me Want To Learn How To Surf

Jaw-dropping drone video of surfers off the coast of Teahupo’o in Tahiti. Wow!