Friday Link Pack

– I’d go camping in a fancy airstream.

Are you a climate optimist?

Good News for Young Strivers: Networking Is Overrated (via Jocelyn)

– A super short video showing how air moves due to a passing truck. (via)

– For the germophobe: Disposable Airplane Seat Cover

Typely is an online proofreading tool. (via Jocelyn)

Do Artists and Designers Have an Obligation To Be Political?

What Is Luck?

Roger is a video walkie talkie for Mac.

– What does a daily recommended amount of fruits and vegetables look like? Here you go.

– Every week my design team takes existing Tattly and creates a hack. Check them out. So creative!

How to Make Closer Friendships

– I keep coming back to these mesmerizing GIFs.

White privilege explained.

Wash Your Clothes On The Go With Scrubba

– Brand logos drawn from memory by 150 people

We still live in a culture in which white people are very seldom stopped from doing anything they want to do, and when they are stopped or challenged, get extraordinarily upset about it.

Round 3 of Jimmy Kimmel’s Health Care Battle

– I know what I might do this weekend: Pom Pom Mobile

An instagram dedicated to making pasta. (via)

– Apparently you can teach cats tricks!

– Some of these book dedications are hilarious.

– This dad bag fanny pack made me shiver. (via)

– Did you know Tattly works with fragrance house Agilex to make scented temporary tattoos?

The Flying Martha Ornithopter

I find this Flying Martha all kinds of charming! Getting one for my kids.

Connected With Everything

“If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you’ll come to understand that you’re connected with everything.”
– Alan Watts

Culture

“A single change can happen overnight, but nothing is going to suddenly transform culture. Culture is cumulative—it’s composed of all previous decisions made by a group of people. Bit by bit, a company can make different trade-offs, and over time, this is how culture turns around.”

Greg McKeown in this article.

(via Bailey)

How Emotions Are Made

“Utka Eskimos have no concept of “Anger.” The Tahitians have no concept of “Sadness.” This last item is very difficult for Westerners to accept… life without sadness? Really? When Tahitians are in a situation that a Westerner would describe as sad, they feel ill, troubled, fatigued, or unenthusiastic, all of which are covered by their broader term e’ape’a.”

From How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain, via an article on New Neuroscience Reveals 3 Secrets That Will Make You Emotionally Intelligent

A Barn for Your Feelings

This made me laugh.

The Uncomfortable


I am having so many feelings looking at these images titled The Uncomfortable, a series of inconvenient household items designed by Katerina Kampran.

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Why 2017 Is Filled With Jerks

“Research shows that technology has increased the “asshole problem,” as Sutton puts it, because people are much more likely to be mean if they don’t have to make eye contact.”

This Stanford Professor Has a Theory on Why 2017 Is Filled With Jerks, by Jessica Pressler

An Inflatable Concert Hall

This gigantic purple balloon is in fact an inflatable concert hall, currently set up in Tokyo. Absolutely breathtaking.

Every Once In A While

Always coming back to Debbie Millman’s illustrated essay of timeless advice on courage and the creative life.

“Every once in a while — often when we least expect it — we encounter someone more courageous, someone who choose to strive for that which (to us) seemed unrealistically unattainable, even elusive. And we marvel. We swoon. We gape. Often , we are in awe. I think we look at these people as lucky, when in fact, luck has nothing to do with it. It is really about the strength of their imagination; it is about how they constructed the possibilities for their Life. In short, unlike me, they didn’t determine what was impossible before it was even possible.”

I want to be here

This aerial photograph by Niaz Uddin made me gasp. I wouldn’t mind being that person in that kayak right now.

Limits

“The fears you don’t face, become your limits.”
– Robin Sharma

(via Risk Happy)

Just Go Fucking Do It

‘I wish you luck, and stubbornness, and the absence of the need for a permission slip from anybody. Just go fucking do it.’
– Elizabeth Gilbert

Via this interview with Rachel Khong on okreal.co

Mystic Hand

Team Tattly just launched Mystic Hand by Yello Owl Workshop.

Courage

“Courage is a love affair with the unknown.”
— Osho

Muscle Leggins

You’ll definitely make some heads turn at the gym with these muscle leggings.

Don’t Just Stand There

Timely letterpress printed message by Paper Jam Press.

Poker Lessons For Life

Professional Poker Player Liv Boeree believes that Poker does a great job of making you figure out where you are in the moment and not live either too much in the past or the present. Made me think.

Rainbow Banana

Hello there, rainbow banana.

The Problem With Our Phones

(via The Curious Brain)

Change Is For The Better

“All change is change for the better. There is no such thing as “change for the worse.” Change is the process of Life Itself, and that process could be called by the name “evolution.” And evolution moves in only one direction: forward, and toward improvement. Therefore, when change visits your life, you can be sure things are turning for the better. It may not look that way in the very moment change arrives, but if you will wait a while and have faith in the process, you will see that this is true.”
— Neale Donald Walsch

Unicorn Zip & Flip Pillow

This lightweight unicorn shaped pillow unzips and flips into a travel neck pillow. So fun!

How to design for print, work with printers & control costs

Graphic designer Marina Poropat Joyce wrote Designing for Print after advising and teaching designers, print buyers, students and business owners for almost 20 years. It includes cost comparisons for different printing methods, decision trees that answer questions, an extensive glossary, helpful checklists, a comprehensive section on printing and the environment and tips to help you work with printers.

Let’s make this book happen.