The Invisible Dog – Season 7

I have been a fan of The Invisible Dog since I first learned about it, 7 years ago. And by moving my businesses into the Invisible Dog earlier this year, I can now even call myself a lucky member of this talented community. Lucien Zayan, the director of The Invisible Dog, is a giant ball of love. He has artfully curated a small community of artists and visual storytellers that give a damn. I can’t thank Lucien, and our landlord Frank, enough for letting us do our thing on Bergen Street. I am so totally going to support Lucien’s Kickstarter for the 7th’s season.


Whales Swim With Paddleboarder

Breathtaking video of a paddleboarder being followed by two Southern right whales!

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Two weeks ago, the White House reached out to Kickstarter and asked to help the millions of refugees seeking safety in the Middle East and Europe! Kickstarter said yes and launched this aid refugees campaign.

This isn’t a typical Kickstarter project. The rewards are all about giving, not getting. Kickstarter is donating 100% of their usual fee to support these aid efforts.

I applaud this. Go Kickstarter for opening up their platform. And go internet.

I just “backed” the campaign. Will you join me?. (Your donation is is 100% tax deductible.)

Apparatus Cloud

Apparatus Cloud

I have fallen in love with CLOUD, a stunning hanging ceiling light sculpture by NYC based Apparatus. Someday owning a Cloud is now a new life goal.


“It seems that the presence of an object is required to make its absence felt (or to make the absence of something felt). A kind of longing may have preceded their arrival, but you have to meet in order to feel the full force of your frustration in their absence.”
– Adrienne Rich

Why We Fall in Love, over on brainpickings

Apollo Missions

apollo missions

All of the photos taken during the Apollo missions are up on Flickr in high-res. Thanks for the find, Jason.

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A Walking Bike (!)

The Lopifit is an Electric Walking Bike. Intriguing and absurd all at once.


If I was looking to…

… hire a film editor, I’d definitely try to hire William Laboury. He created this ‘mashup self-portrait’ of movie clips spliced together. Impressive.

(via The Awesomer)

Friday Link Pack

tumblr_ntc5bqUHtb1shn04do1_500A Tumblr full of cute animal GIFs. There goes my day. (via) is the largest social network for academics.

We Need a United Nations of the World’s Religions

– Maker’s Row launched a Made in the US store.

– Boo! Check out these 16 Tattly inspired Halloween costumes? The illegal watch seller made me laugh!

– My friend Mans made an app for cats. It made me laugh. My cat is weirdly fascinated by it.

– Product Hunt launched a podcast channel.

– Cats have been ruling Instagram for a while. Get ready for Pumpkin the Raccoon.

– These design-y student residences in Berlin make me want to be a student again.

– An amusing compilation of some of the most memorable things Tom Waits said on Talk Shows

– This is so cool: Giant megaphones amplify the sounds of nature.

11 interesting questions to ask yourself. Especially this one: If you died tomorrow what would you want your legacy to be?

– Made me laugh: Scotch experts review cheap whiskey.

– Interesting: The cost of mobile ads on 50 news websites.

– Journalists and others are understandably concerned about Peeple, the “Yelp for People” app scheduled to launch in late November.

– I didn’t know this worked: Remove Odors from Your Entire Home by Simmering Vinegar

– What do non-English-speaking people say when it’s raining cats and dogs? France: “It’s raining like a pissing cow.”

– Apparently it’s harder to be thin than it was in the ’80s.

– Fascinating: Millions of Facebook users have no idea they’re using the internet. (via)

– Wow, awesome job alert! IDEO in Chicago is looking to hire a Senior Interaction Designer.


“Where focus goes, energy flows”.
– Tony Robbins.


CreativeMornings Podcast

creativemornings podcast

It’s a very exciting day here at CreativeMornings HQ: Starting today, we will be releasing some of our favorite archived talks in podcast form! We’ll be featuring the best-of the best in the first season of the podcast, while simultaneously shining the spotlight on the CreativeMornings community. Check back every Friday morning from October 2nd through December 18th for a new episode!

You can listen to it on our site, subscribe on iTunes, follow us on Soundcloud, find them on your favorite Podcast app, or download for offline listening.

The first episode is with Casey Gerald on how purpose is the new bottom line. We are off to a powerful start. Tune in! And let us know what you think!

Karaoke Uber Ride

This Uber driver gets my thumbs up for making rides a bit more fun…

Eye Chart Typography

eye chart

A short history of eye chart typography.

(via Kottke)

Tom Givone’s Floating Farmhouse

Team CreativeMornings is currently on our yearly company retreat, and staying in Tom Givone’s *stunning* Floating Farmhouse in upstate New York. What an incredible privilege to dip into this beauty of a home. I can’t stop gushing over all the little details.

I have completely fallen in love with this house.

Friday Link Pack

From now on, sitting in a traffic jam, I will dream of The Trunk Theater driving in front of me…

– One of the most prolific designers Switzerland has ever seen: Adrian Frutiger Dies at 87; His Type Designs Show You the Way

– Applauding Perry Chen and Yancey Strickler of Kickstarter for keeping it real and redefining success beyond money and power. The world needs more of this: Kickstarter Focuses Its Mission on Altruism Over Profit

– Interesting talk: Leadership merit badges.

Dictionary Stories: Very short stories composed entirely of example sentences from the New Oxford American Dictionary.

– A collection of morning routines.

– I keep coming across these flying vintage cars. Makes me smile every time.

– Cat lovers unite and support this Kickstarter for a beautifully designed laser beam toy.

Iconsfeed, an online gallery of iOS icons. (via)

– A visualization of the most iconic sidekicks in history.

– Create a Peanut Character of yourself.

13 of the strangest restaurant spots in America

– My daughter and her girlfriends are going nutty over these Tattly charm bracelets.

– Percolate is looking to hire a Junior Product Designer.

A Nesting Shelf


This Nesting Shelf made me look.


“We are always in the position of beginning again.”
Michael Foucault



Luna is an artistic lamp design inspired by the Moon, available in a range of seven sizes from the XXS 3.2 inch model to the XXL 23.6 version. Stunning.


“People who want to change the world need to hang out with people who want to change the world!”
Maggie Doyne

Flop Chair

Flop Chair

I get very excited when furniture is multi functional: The Flop chair looks comfortable and spacious, and it can be easily turned into a functional twin bed. And as a bonus feature, all the guest bed paraphernalia (pillows, comforters, and sheets) can be stored right inside the chair. So good!

Creative People Around the World

creativemornings instagram stream

I am loving the new and improved CreativeMornings Instagram Feed highlighting a creative person a day from around the globe. If there’s someone you think they should feature, leave a comment below. (If possible link to their CreativeMornings Profile.)

Designers & Book Fair

Designers and Books

Hey NYC based designers, listen up: The fine folks of Designers & Books are having another Book Fair on October 2nd-4th and it looks fantastic! Just look at that speaker line-up! YES!

Friday Link Pack

(via The Kid Should See This)

– My friend started using the No Poo Method for washing her hair. Wow. Worst name in history. She swears by it though. Also, her hair looks great.

– Wohoo! CreativeMornings is launching a Podcast on Oct 2nd! Follow on SoundCloud or subscribe on iTunes.

How to Eliminate Procrastination (The Surprising Strategy One Man Used)

– This old-school Marshall speaker is a thing of beauty.

– Want! Volkswagen just re-released everyone’s favorite hippy-van! (via)

– Adorable: Seal rides on the back of a whale on the NSW south coast

– Adrian Frutiger was a Swiss design, typography legend. He will be missed.

– These floral wallpapers are stunning.

– French Zig Zag socks.

– This minimal keychain gets my two thumbs up.

Bluetooth Padlock. (Made for someone like me who always forgets the number combinations of regular padlocks.)

Amazon Web Services in Plain English (via)

– That’s one slick looking bar cart.

20 Questions for Business Leaders (via)

– The Pixelstick might be the coolest thing I have seen in a while. Hello there light painting!

Mailchimp launched a new toolset which offers multivariate testing, comparative reports, priority support and more for additional $200 per month.

– Maria’s labor of love got a facelift. Beautiful site redesign, brain pickings.

This is my daughter’s favorite Tattly. Oh, the mind of a 9 year old!

– The fine folks at Hyperakt are looking to hire a Senior UI/UX Designer.