“A leader’s real “authority” is a power you voluntarily give him, and you grant him this authority not with resentment or resignation but happily.”
Love this felt-on-felt typographic illustration by Debbie Millman of David Foster Wallace’s timeless wisdom. The artwork is available as a print, with 100% of proceeds benefiting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
After discovering Happy In NYC a few days ago I kept telling my studiomate Kevin he should dance through Studiomates, our co-working space. Today is Kevin’s birthday and Bas (of Like Knows Like) made it happen. You should see the smile on my face. I was holding the stereo as we walked through our spaces, and I am making a quick cameo at the end.
Happy birthday Kevin! You’re the best!
SipSnap is a simple, spill-proof, kid’s drinking lid that fits any cup. Brilliant.
A custom stamp of your face. Why not? Definitely makes for a fun gift.
A poster celebrating Beef. My apologies to you vegetarians out there. But, this made me chuckle.
It always gets better. You just have to believe.
Happy In NYC was obviously inspired by Pharrell’s Happy project. As someone who *loves* living in NYC, this site is a big giant ball of I-love-living-here-happiness.
Interested in participating? Have an idea for an unusual or unique location for a video? Contact them!
Better World Books collect and sell books online to donate books and fund literacy initiatives worldwide. Every time you buy a book someone else in need gets one.
In addition to selling new titles, Better World Books supports book drives and collects used books and textbooks through a network of over 2,300 college campuses and partnerships with over 3,000 libraries nationwide. So far, the company has converted more than 117 million books into over $15 million in funding for literacy and education. In the process, they’ve also diverted more than 73,000 tons of books from landfills.
I know where I am donating my books to from now on. They even pay for shipping! Awesome!
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Symbolset is a library of icon fonts, perfect for websites, user interfaces, Photoshop comps, and more.
Now available in 12 styles from the charming Pika, to the playful Steedicons, to the thin and elegant Air.
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A blog, entirely dedicated to stuff stuck to a beard. The internet is amazing.
I want to be friends with the inventor of this Horse Head Squirrel Feeder. Made me laugh.
HUM seems to try to apply a more email inbox looking interface on what has until now been now as a typical chat interfaces. Interesting.
I shared an Instagram of Ella (7) knitting a few days ago and one of my followers left a comment saying I should look into arm knitting. A quick Google search let me to the above YouTube video. Looks fascinating, no? Also, lots of arm knitting stuff to find on Etsy.
I love the internet so much!
- How to Get a Job at Google
- Human Loop De LoopLink
- An iphone app that can help you get pregnant or avoid pregnancy: Kindara.
- This Craft Tape Dispenser by Lakeshore makes my kids so happy.
- 550 (!) Free Audio Books. No catch!
- This egg holder made me laugh.
- Mexican Wrestling Bottler Opener. Made me smile.
- “While You Were Steeping” with Geoff McFetridge
- Good Job, you’re still alive.
- Always going back to this advice by Georg Lois: Be courageous!
- This Plant Watering Cloud is all kinds of adorable.
- Love this simple pitcher.
- Marshmallow Clouds!
- Wow, this is something else: Dad makes butterfly pancakes for his kids.
- A recent study suggests that “coffee … provides similar hydrating qualities to water.”
- I started using Contactually this week. It helps me organize and nurture my contacts. How? Contactually reminds you automatically when you’ve fallen out of touch. Brilliant!
- I am an astronaut at heart. I should buy this brooch.
- The Problem of Facebook
- Watch University of Toronto’s Professor Stephen Morris knock over a 1-meter tall domino that weighs over 100 pounds by starting with a 5mm high by 1mm thick domino. Yup!
- I usually don’t post about beauty products, but this Superbly Smoothing Argan Hair Pak by Kiehl’s is rocking my world.
- Sometimes you just gotta let go.
In this 2013 99U talk, Radiolab creator and host Jad Abumrad describes “Gut Churn” as the radical uncertainty that’s a core part of any creative process that really pushes the envelope.
Just what I needed to be reminded of tonight. Watch it over on 99U.
The Don’t Be A Bear project was started as a 2013 illustrated resolution. Jared Rippy created a new bear each day of 2013 as a reminder to avoid the pitfalls of a bearish attitude. Love this!
The cool mom of the day award most certainly goes to Angie, mother of 4 year old Mayhem. Together they create elaborate dresses out of paper.
1. Create value
2. Learn something new
3. Have a good time
Three goals for the day by Isaac Oates, founder and CEO of Justworks.com.
Umbra’s U Turn 3 Hook made me look. It’s a wall mounted metal hook with wood tips that swivel forward when in use.
I’d love to decorate an entire wall with my favorite books using this Conceal Vertical Book Display. Smart!
Being a dog just got a whole lot more interesting thanks to Architecture for Dogs. Made me smile.
“Pay attention to when the cart is getting before the horse. Notice when a painful initiation leads to irrational devotion, or when unsatisfying jobs start to seem worthwhile. Remind yourself pledges and promises have power, as do uniforms and parades. Remember in the absence of extrinsic rewards you will seek out or create intrinsic ones. Take into account [that] the higher the price you pay for your decisions the more you value them. See that ambivalence becomes certainty with time. Realize that lukewarm feelings become stronger once you commit to a group, club, or product. Be wary of the roles you play and the acts you put on, because you tend to fulfill the labels you accept. Above all, remember the more harm you cause, the more hate you feel. The more kindness you express, the more you come to love those you help.”
The Benjamin Franklin Effect: The Surprising Psychology of How to Handle Haters