Friday Link Pack

This is STUUUUUNNNNING! ‘Ama’ is a short film performed and directed by deep sea diver and filmmaker Julie Gautier.

Ask a New Yorker on Gothamist is back. (via)

This story! For six decades, ‘the man with the golden arm’ donated blood — and saved 2.4 million babies

Remember when frontend was fun? (via)

– “People will chose things that don’t make them feel bad over time.”

– When I build my dream house, I want to make sure it has exterior built-in window seats.

– It’s bike season. Here are some of the best bike locks.

Indecisive spinner pin.

macOS pro-tip: toggle do not disturb by holding option and clicking on the notification center icon.

This is mesmerizing.

– Yum: Fennel Asparagus Salad

– I really like this note to self.

– More of this: Getty is trying to bring disability inclusion to stock photos

The New York Public Library Lets You Download 180,000 Images in High Resolution: Historic Photographs, Maps, Letters & More

How to use macOS Preview to merge multiple PDFs

A cheese pin. Why not?

– This made me laugh: Flopstarter, a platform for bad ideas.

– The Save Family Photos Instagram account is on a mission to save and share family stories, one photo at a time. Makes me want to take more pictures. (via Cup of Jo)

– This charming short film (part documentary, part cartoon) explains how to use a dial telephone, in 1927.

– Maira Kalman is a delight of a human. Really enjoyed this profile her. Also, I recommend you watch her CreativeMornings talk.

M. C. Escher (1898-1972). Prints and Drawings. The Boston Public Library collection is now digitized. (via Coudal)

– School of Visual Arts Presents 99 Hours of Free Photography Lectures

Put some veggies on you.

– Are you looking for a job in a creative company? Check out the CreativeGuild job board.

– A big thank you to Parsons at Open Campus for sponsoring my blog this week.

This Top:

Who is this by? I love it.

I <3 NYC

A short film about Milton Glaser, the creator of the infamous I Heart NY symbol and his struggle to find love for the city in a trying time.

Forever Rainbow

Love this Forever Rainbow Tattly by Ben Wagner. Also available as a pin.

Optimism

When Kelli Anderson and Maria Popova collaborate, magic happens. How beautiful is this stop motion illustrating a poem by Jane Hirshfeld?

Accepting Responsibility

“Concern yourself more with accepting responsibility than with assigning blame. Let the possibilities inspire you more than the obstacles discourage you.”
– Ralph Marston

Make To Last

Building things that will be still around and bring value in 100 years is on my mind recently. I might have to hang one of these Make To Last Enamel Steel Signs in my office.

Timing Of Your Life

I feel this.

Confident Humility

“Whatever you’re doing, a sense of superiority will make you worse at it. Humility, on the other hand, will make you better.

The moment you think you’ve got it all figured out, your progress stops. Instead, continue to advance and improve by reminding yourself how much more there will always be to discover.

Confidence is positive and empowering, but arrogance is deadly. Be confident, but not at the expense of your respect for others.

Don’t burn up all your energy proving how great you are. Invest your time and energy being thoughtful and helpful.

See the victories not as proof of your supremacy, but as opportunities to offer more value to life. See the defeats not as personal affronts, but as chances to learn and grow stronger.

Take care not to waste your time in delusions of grandeur. Embrace the power of confident humility, and live well.”

Ralph Marston

(via Emerline)

Your Reality

“Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality.”
– Ralph Marston

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8×10.co

8×10.co is a new, easy and intuitive way for artists to sell high quality, limited edition art prints, by simply posting to Instagram. No need to set up a separate online store. I am friends with the founders and was able to see sample prints: They are *impressive*! Overall the service is carefully crafted, intuitive and a pleasure to use. But the best part, they handle all of the shipping. Where has this service been all along? See how it works.

Air Lids by Nendo

This Air Lid Salt Container made me look. What a hygienic way to grab a pinch of salt. (Click through for the whole series, which I found over on Minimalissimo.)

Nowhere / Now Here


I love a good play on words. This poster by Playtype would look good in our coworking space: Nowhere / Now Here.

The Internet Stopped Being Fun

“What happened is that the internet stopped being something you went to in order to separate from the real world — from your job and your work and your obligations and responsibilities.”

I Don’t Know How to Waste Time on the Internet Anymore, by Dan Nosowitz

This Question!

I can’t stop thinking about this question that Will Allen, the moderator of the 99u conference asked last week: “What compliment do you wish you could receive about your work?”

What a profound question. Ask it at a dinner party, ask your kids, ask your team. The answers are raw and moving.

So Few Grains of Happiness

Thank you for sharing this, Maria. It’s from Jane Hirshfield’s “The Weighing”.

Directory of Tools and Resources for Illustrators

Oh, this made me look: Directory of tools and resources for illustrators. Via the always wonderful Chris Glass.

Photography by Olaf Otto Becker

These images by Olaf Otto Becker are STUNNING! Click through to see more.

(via)

Ambition

“Ambition is a noble passion which may legitimately take many forms… but the noblest ambition is that of leaving behind something of permanent value.”
G.H. Hardy

Friday Link Pack

How to delete your Netflix history

The 10 most uplifting songs, according to science

The surprising history of the picnic

21 Facts That Are Wholesome Little Rays Of Light In This Cold, Dark World

Rainbow stairs! Want!

– Some of these made me laugh out loud.

Bees necklace: handmade in New York from bees that didn’t survive the winter. By Slowfactory in collaboration with Camille D.

– These Felted Embroideries Remind Us to ‘Chill’

– Oh, this light!

How to Give Humble Feedback

– The two column guilt-free (yet motivating) to-do list (via)

– I just ordered two of these stacking planters. Excited.

– I gave a talk last Thursday at the 10th anniversary 99u conference and made a case for a kinder, more joyful, heart-forward leadership approach. The talk was live streamed and you can watch it here. (It starts around 5:10)

– Still laughing at the custom Tattly my team made a few weeks back of everyone’s head. What a great idea for a family reunion!

– This Feelings Keychain!

– Google is trying to make you more aware of how you use your phone with new controls for dealing with smartphone additions.

– I want to hang this question on a wall in my office.

David Foster Wallace on Ambition (Animated)

This made me smile.

– The forever rainbow Tattly by Ben Wagner makes me so happy. Also available as a Pin.

How to screen print, a video series by Eva Stalinski

– A big thank you to Parsons at Open Campus for sponsoring my blog this week.

Why You Should Make Useless Things

Simone Giertz is my hero. She creates useless machines. They make me laugh.

In a turn of tragic events, she found out shortly after giving this TED talk, that she has a brain tumor. I am sending her all of the love. The world needs her and her silly inventions.

Korbo Handmade Wire Basket

Oh, this Korbo Handmade Wire Basket would make for a nice hamper. Also, expensive hamper.

Small

“Small is not just a stepping-stone. Small is a great destination itself”
― Jason Fried