Friday Link Pack

This short about absurdity made me smile.

IKEA products make love less complicated. Made me chuckle. (Going to IKEA as a couple is still the ultimate stress test, I believe)

– Yes to this minimal and beautiful bath rug.

– My friend Brian in Austin can pretty much make all of your wooden engraving drams come true. So great for branded marketing at events. Check it out. At our CreativeMornings organizer summit a few weeks ago he blew my mind with these custom made name tags.

– A curated directory of startup referral programs

Spacetime’s Slack bot helps your team keep track of time across countries and continents.

A Typewriter Orchestra! Oh my!

Copper confetti wall dots.

– 10-year-old Jordan Reeves has invented her own prosthetic arm that shoots glitter that she calls “Project Unicorn.”

You’re probably doing email introductions wrong. YES! Only double opt-in intros please.

– This collapsable silicone water bottle made me look.

Nuzzel has created a prototype feature that allows users to see the most important tweets from their friends.

– This Fence window for dogs made me smile.

The Best Movies of 2016 according to the New York Times.

Na Kim designs beautiful book covers. (via)

I need to get these for the office. How fun would it be to just randomly launch “snowballs” at my team. Yes!

CreativeMornings is hosting an online contest with Wix for you to get your original artwork printed on products. Upload an illustration, design, photograph and you’re in the running to win your very own, custom built e-commerce site. Sweet!

In times of dread, artists must never choose to remain silent. (via)

Put it here pal. I like these coasters.

– I am not a fan of calendars, but this one I would be ok with on my desk.

– A lot of my friends have a Tattly Super Set in their desk drawer at work so they can spruce up a meeting or team building moment. I always carry mine around with me and it never fails putting smiles on my friend’s faces at dinner parties.

– Do you like keeping lists and checking things off? You might enjoy my to-do app called TeuxDeux.

– “New York blends the gift of privacy with the excitement of participation…” from the book Here Is New York by E. B. White

JAM – Online Courses for Kids

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My daughter has recently discovered the joy of cooking. So I am going to gift her the cook for yourself course by JAM for Christmas. JAM offers a variety of online courses for kids. So great!

All World Maps Are Wrong

Fascinating video explaining why all world maps are wrong.

Muemma Bluetooth Speaker

Wow, Muemma is a beauty of a Bluetooth speaker. Incredibly decorative! Definitely #wishlisted.

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The Well

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The Well is a sleek, simple wooden container for boxed wine. I am totally ok with this on my kitchen counter.

Duct Tape Keychain

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I am intrigued by the notion of having Duct Tape on me at all times with this Duct Tape Keychain. Tape everything!

The Confessions Game

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The Confessions Game is designed to get a group of friends to share their lives triumphs, joys, fears and longings. #wishlisted

Simon Sinek on Millennials in the Workplace

Do you work with Millennials? Watch this.

Let there be Spaces in Your Togetherness

“Let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.

And stand together, yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.”

– Kahlil Gibran

The Difficult Balance of Intimacy and Independence: Beloved Philosopher and Poet Kahlil Gibran on the Secret to a Loving and Lasting Relationship

Bill Gates’ Favorite Books of 2016

Bill Gates shares his book recommendations for 2016. The list includes “String Theory” by David Foster Wallace, “Shoe Dog” by Phil Knight, “The Gene” by Siddhartha Mukherjee, “The Myth of the Strong Leader” by Archie Brown, and “The Grid” by Gretchen Bakke.

Give it Away

“The purpose of life is to discover your gift.
The work of life is to develop it.
The meaning of life is to give your gift away.”
– David Viscott

From the book: “Finding Your Strength in Difficult Times: A Book of Meditations

Game of Phones

Game of Phones

Turn your trusty cellular companion into the subject of a scavenger hunt between you and your friends: Game of Phones.

NPR’s Book Concierge

NPR's book concierge

The NPR Book Concierge let’s you filter and search over 300 titles that the NPR staff and critics loved this year.

Thoughtfulness

“If there were one word that could act as a standard of conduct for one’s entire life, perhaps it would be thoughtfulness.”
– Confucius

Crazy Horn

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We all should blow our crazy horn at bit more often. Print by Marc Johns.

Amazon Go

Amazon has created a small grocery store in Seattle that allows customers to grab items off shelves and walk out without having to wait in a checkout line. They’re charged automatically. This is terrifying and fascinating all at once.

Amazon Moves to Cut Checkout Line, Promoting a Grab-and-Go Experience

Mevo Camera

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Mevo is a stunning camera that lets you easily livestream or simply record any event. We recently used Mevo at a CreativeMornings and I walked away incredibly impressed by the quality that this little camera delivers. It’s quite magical! It’s like having access to multiple cameras in one device. And the app it comes with lets you edit on the fly. Two swissmiss thumbs up!

Various Keytags

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Love Various Keytags so much. Such a great gift. Also, customizable.

How to Keep a Commonplace Book With Evernote

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Paul Jun explains how he uses Evernote to keep track of all the books he’s read and the things he’s learned by keeping a Commonplace Book.

Belonging

“The truth is: Belonging starts with self-acceptance. Your level of belonging, in fact, can never be greater than your level of self-acceptance, because believing that you’re enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic, vulnerable and imperfect.”
– Brene Brown

Quiet Town Shower Curtain

Quite Town Shower Curtain

Quiet Town is a husband wife team in Brooklyn that makes beautiful shower curtains and bath rugs with canvas that is 100% GOTS certified organic 10oz cotton from India. They source the most ethical and quality materials and work with people who care about the environment and their employees. Brooklyn made. Yes, please!

(via Cool Hunting)

Mini Lumio Book Lamp

Mini Lumio Book Lamp

One of the most magical objects I own: The Lumio Book Lamp.

Friday Link Pack

Quote design crush

– For you traveling folks. The Ostrich Pillow Go looks fab.

– It looks like a paint firework exploded over this sheep skin. So good.

– 10 Ways to Build a Snack Board with Stuff Already in Your Kitchen

Why You Should Start Using a VPN (and How to Choose the Best One for Your Needs)-

– What a beauty of a tote, made with cotton cord.

– I want all of the letter boards.

An electronic megaphone that automatically translates a speaker’s words into multiple languages.

– The world needs good juju.

– You can donate the sound of your voice for someone that is voiceless. Fascinating.

– Some of the reviews on this $199.99 Trump Christmas ornament are a work of art.

5 ways to curb your media addiction (via)

– A friend gifted me one of these Brooklyn Slate Cheese Boards. One of my favorite gifts I have received recently.

Why Every High School Should Teach A Social Media Class

– The 10 most beautiful libraries on earth. Makes me want to travel.

Send someone a plant.

– I like how simple, bold and large this is.

– A state shaped cutting board. Such a fun gift. (I proudly own one in the shape of Switzerland)

– Really excited over this collaboration: Quotes by Bruce Lee in his handwriting as Tattly.

17 Apps for Managing Email Overload, Anxiety, and Distraction

– A desk opened up at FRIENDS my small, kind, creative co-working community in Boerum Hill Brooklyn. Join us!