Date While You Wait

I absolutely love this Date While You Wait project by Thomas Knox. I wholeheartedly agree with his statement that life is all about human interaction. That’s why I started CreativeMornings.

Wire & Twine

Enjoy this beautiful dayPlaid T Shirt

The fine folks over at Wire & Twine are running a Spring sale. Good people. Fun designs.

Tinybop | Infinite Arcade

Team Tinybop did it again. They just launched Infinite Arcade and it’s blowing my mind! It basically allows you (or your little ones, of course) to create your own Arcade games. Start out with a classic game to build on and then add building blocks like hot lava, disco bricks, crystal, trampoline tiles etc. And, the best part: you can design your own characters. I know what I am doing this weekend! Get the game!

Duke Riley and LED equipped Pigeons

On the weekends May 7 through June 12, Creative Time and the Brooklyn Navy Yard will present the public artwork Fly by Night by artist Duke Riley. Thousands of pigeons will be released from a converted historic boat in an orchestrated performance. Leg bands on the pigeons, used historically to carry messages, will be replaced by LED lights controlled by remote control. This will be stunning to whitness!

Hoping the pigeons aren’t suffering though. Seems though as Duke knows what he is doing as he has been raising pigeons most of his adult life and is working with pigeon experts and animal welfare groups on this.

(Did you know Duke Riley designed a Tattly for our Tattly Does Good initiative?)

Friday Link Pack

Well done Rbook campaign: The average human lifespan is 71 years. That’s 25,915 days. 25,915 opportunities to make the most of our time, honoring the body you’ve been given through a commitment to physicality. Calculate yours over at Reebok.com/CountYourDays.


– Have a Middle Schooler? You need to listen to this American Life Episode

– OMG! Bike riders of Brooklyn, put this on your radar!

– I’ll file this under Brooklyn Real Estate Dreams: 146 Willow Street

– List of most expensive domain names (via)

Why Becoming Parents Makes People Better Employees

– What the what? Homemade hoverbike.

This is what a knockoff Amazon or eBay charger does to your $1200 MacBook Pro

Finding Love Again, This Time With a Man

– I LOVE THIS: Color palettes of masterpieces from famous artists. (via)

– Are you a Freelancer? Check out the Master Freelancer Award.

The World According to Star Wars

– Not sure what I would do without Trello.

Celebrating Prince through his album covers over at Format Magazine. (via)

– Apple sees a huge opportunity to connect patients, doctors, and caregivers using mobile technology: Apple’s First CareKit Apps Are Here

– Bring some wild into your bedroom with this Wild Thing Wallpaper by Flavorpaper.

– The ladies of Cup of Joe recommend 8 podcasts.

– The Entrepreneur’s 8-Step Checklist For Taking A Business Risk

– Quite moving: Player Two. (thanks Chris)

– Love how the wind-up key on this lamp allows you to dim and brighten the light.

– Great read on relationships: Stay or Leave? (I posted the animated video a few days ago, this is the written article)

– Did you know that Tattly launched scented tattoos?

– Movable Ink is looking to hire a Creative Director in NYC.

CreativeMornings Podcast / Season 2

CreativeMornings Podcast Season 2

Team CreativeMornings is giddy this morning: We just launched Season 2 of our CreativeMornings Podcast, starting out with a bang. Our first episode features Seth Godin’s talk on what we’re getting wrong at work — and how we can change it!

Download it over on iTunes, or listen to it on Soundcloud. And, if you’re not the podcast type and want to watch the talk, head over to our site and watch it online.

Really love podcasts? Check out the first Season of our CreativeMornings podcast. There are some real gems in there.

Small Steps Are Giant Leaps

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This touching father-son photo project made my heart melt a bit: Aaron Sheldon documents his four year old son as he discovers the world wearing an astronaut helmet. The helmet symbolizing how astronauts are brave and face their fears, this little four year old braves and discovers the world astronaut style.

Sheldon is turning the series into a photo book. Get a copy by backing his Kickstarter.

One Of Many / Austin

One of Many

My friend Wesley just launched his 10th visual essay in his One of Many series. This time highlighting the Austin creative community. So proud of him and how he is running with this project. So much respect!

Ecuador Earthquake Lithograph

Equador Earthquake Lithograph

12 days ago Ecuador experienced a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake, killing over 500 people and leaving thousands of families without a home.

Portoviejo, where my friend Juan Miguel is from, was one of the towns most heavily affected by the earthquake. Marin’s family survived but sadly, some of his friends lost their lives, a family member, or their homes.

One of Marin’s way of helping with the reconstruction efforts is through the sale of his drawing of the map of Ecuador, part of his “Under The Influence” series. The earthquake’s epicenter, near the coastal town of Muisne, is shown in the top left. The date and magnitude of the earthquake appear at the bottom of the lithograph. Hemlock Printers in Vancouver, Canada, generously donated 300 lithographs of Marin’s print and all proceeds from this sale will go help the children of Portoviejo.

Each 18″ x 24″ lithograph, printed on 130lb Coronado stock, is signed, numbered, and shipped (this May) in reinforced tubes.

Get yours here.

Misplaced New York

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The Misplaced Series by Anton Repponen removes notable New York buildings from their surroundings and “misplaces” them in desolate landscapes around the world. LOVE!

(via Kottke)

Uhhhh

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Kind of a bummer when you realize you’re a blob and you have no arms to pick up the phone. Thanks for the chuckle, Julian Glander.

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CreativeMornings Talk: Andrew Hessel

Andrew Hessel, a futurist and catalyst in biological technology, delivers a powerful and thought-provoking CreativeMornings talk about the interplay between ethics, society, and life. Through the lens of his research in 3D-printing cancer-fighting viruses, Andrew challenges us to consider how we build ethical frameworks in our careers and in our lives. 27mins well spent.

Nonsense

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.”
— Dr. Seuss

(via)

American Modern Cup + Saucer

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There is something incredibly elegant and beautiful about this American modern cup and saucer. Originally introduced in 1939 and designed by Russel Wright, this line is handcrafted exclusively by Bauer Pottery in Southern California.

Leaf Man by Azuma Makoto

Leaf Man

Leaf Man by flower artist Azuma Makoto made me smile. Also, full on Monstera leaf obsession happening over here.

David Shrigley: About the Artist

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New Seymour Chwast Book Protests 5,000 Years of War

Design icon Seymour Chwast has used his art to battle war since 1957. His new antiwar book features 70 pages of original illustrations.

Seymour Chwast is a design legend. As co-founder with Milton Glaser of Push Pin Studios, he led a revolution in graphic design in the 1960s and ’70s, producing bold, vibrant work that pushed the limits of nearly every visual medium.

Now, he turns his pen and sketchpad toward creating a new book on a subject that has been a personal obsession for nearly six decades: the fight against war, humankind’s never-ending scourge. Definitely supporting this Kickstarter!

Sketching New York City Subway Stations

Philip Coppola is a man who loves New York’s subway stations so much that he’s spent the last 38 years sketching them in glorious detail with just a ball point pen. I admire this man’s patience and being in it for the long haul. We need more of this.

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Friday Link Pack

Secret Decoder Ring

– Ben Vida is an artist and composer who sat six people in front of a camera and told them to smile. He recorded them and studied the video to plot music to each person’s micro-expressions. Love the idea. But some of these sounds don’t sound ‘happy’ enough for me though.

Prince Performs “Purple Rain” During Downpour at Super Bowl XLI Halftime Show and simply asks: “Can you make it rain harder?”

– The NYT Obituary: Prince, an Artist Who Defied Genre, Is Dead at 57

#FeelTheKern! Oh, Graphic designer jokes!

This etsy store is full of weird hat creations. I spent way too much time scrolling through it. The egg sunny side up is definitely a winner.

10 indoor pools with incredible views.

– Watch: How to make a rainbow grilled cheese at home

– Let your kitchen herbs thrive with this self-watering garden jar.

On raising kids who are more than “hoop jumpers”: A teenage TED speaker’s mom on how she encourages her sons to innovate (via)

– Jennifer Aaker helps us understanding happiness: The Happiness Narrative.

– I have a thing for Tapirs. This stuffed one is seriously cute.

– My obsession with Monstera leaves continues. Here comes the Monstera leaf pin.

7 Better Ways to Answer “What Do You Do?”

– This travel pillow and mask makes sense.

Grabr is a fascinating concept: Get anything from anywhere in the world delivered to you by a trusted Traveler going your way.

– This made me laugh: Louis CK on divorce. “Divorce is forever! It really actually is!”

Watch Them Whip: A Decade of Viral Dance Moves (via Kottke)

Stasi-Prison, a beautiful and austere set of photos by Philipp Lohöfener. (via)

– Long read: Hail the maintainers (via)

– Excellent read on Self-Esteem.

– 8 Product Designers share what’s most challenging about what they do.

House proud: Cornelia Parker places a 1920s-inspired house on The Met’s rooftop

Moving documentary by Brooklyn-based filmmaker Floyd Russ follows women in Shanghai deemed “Sheng-Nu” or “Leftover Women” simply because they don’t conform to social pressure to marry by the age of 25.

– Trying to think of a gift for your next dinner invite or stay at someone’s house? Scented perennial Tattly are the new bouquet of flowers.

– Cool job Alert: HoeflerCo is looking to hire a Graphic Designer in NYC

Easy Baked Artichoke

I am definitely going to try to replicate this baked artichoke recipe. YES!

Bacon Roses

This Bouquet of Bacon Roses would win my heart. Immediately.

Stay or Leave a Relationship?

Never not inspired by Alain de Botton’s School of Life videos.

Titanic Sink in Real Time

The above video lets you watch the sinking of the Titanic in real time. According to the web site Titanic Facts, the ship sank in two hours and 40 minutes in 1912. And that’s precisely how long things take to unfold in the video above. Wow.

(via Open Culture)