This Life Insurance Ad

This Thai Life Insurance Ad goes straight in the heart.

Be A Full Person

“Never apologize for working. You love what you do, and loving what you do is a great gift to give to your child.” – Marlene Sanders

From the book Dear Ijeawele, or aA Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

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Best Freelance Copywriter Website

Joe Coleman created this website for his freelance copywriting skills and now I want to hire him. This is brilliant. It made me laugh!

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YESAQ instead of FAQ

This roadside rest stop inspired Jason Friend to try an entirely different approach to FAQs.

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Spout Pitcher

Stoneware Spout Pitcher. Lovely.

Security

“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 not safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.”
– Helen Keller

The Colors of Motion

A visualization of the use of color in movies. The average color of each frame is extracted and presented in a highly interactive way. Not necessarily useful but fascinating.

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Erase Your Own History

The only way to walk forward is to erase your own history, by Juan Arata. Beautiful.

Strange Beasts

This short film on a fictitious new augmented reality gave me all the feels.

Canot Cutting Board

A beautiful cutting board. But I was mostly fascinated by the oddly arranged carrots. So good.

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Flow state

I watched my coworker Emerline use Flowstate and it blew my mind. It is a writing tool designed to snowball a person’s primal focus into a serene state of creative flow. No overthinking what you wrote. No instant deleting, going back and editing. Just writing! How? You set a focus time, you start writing and when you pause, the app blurs out and makes everything you wrote disappear. The document only gets saved if you complete your timed-writing exercise. Terrifying and brilliant all at once. Try it: Flowstate.

How To Open A New Book

How To Open A New Book: “Never force the back: if it does not readily yield, it is too tightly or strongly lined! It needs gentle treatment, much the same as a machine needs lubricating.”

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The Big Bucket Bag

I like this Big Bucket Bag by Best Made Co. Would make for a nice hamper, no?

Immersive, Completely Silent “Desert”

An immersive, completely silent “desert” has been installed at the Guggenheim. Can’t wait to experience this!

Remarkable NYC Company Founders

Small Victories

Small Victories takes files in a Dropbox folder and turns them into a website. I just gave it a try with an photo folder that is sitting on my Dropbox but I am not doing anything with. It works like magic. Wheee!

Words of Wisdom: Casey Neistat

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Nima Chaichi

These soft, layered photographs made me look. They are by Iranian born, NYC based photographer Nima Chaichi. What an eye!

Wooden Bowl

This minimal wooden bowl won my heart.

Mammals by Tinybop

The fine folks over at Tinybop have been busy and launched a new app, called Mammals. The app comes with a free handbook to play and learn with your kids. It entails interactivity tips, fun facts and questions you can ask the kids.

Creator Profiles

Stumbled upon these lovely creator profiles over at This Is Ground. The animated portraits are the best.

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A Map of Every Tree in the United States

Have you ever wondered what the tree population and density of the United States looks like? This amazing map shows just that.