The New York Times Crossword

Ready to conquer The New York Times Crossword? Here’s a sampling of 11 — hand-picked by Will Shortz — to get you started.

How To (Steam) Clean a Microwave

I will definitely give this steam cleaning of my microwave a try.

Vogue x Tattly

Tattly recently launched the biggest collaboration to date: A vintage Vogue collection. The illustrations, all from the early 1900’s, celebrate Vogue’s 125th anniversary! It is an incredibly honor to be partnering with a prestigious brand such as Vogue. My heart!

Svante Watering Can

Broberg & Ridderstråle’s watering can is made of brass with two odd-shaped spouts- one flared spout for filling and one skinny spout for pouring. I love its unusual shape. Wishlisted!

Syr

Syr, a crowdfunded restaurant in Utrecht, Netherlands that employs recently arrived Syrian and Afghan refugees, offering them a platform to share their cuisine, to earn money, to share their stories and to pursue educational programs. We need more of this!

Art

“You can either think of art as a pipe that you shout down, or as a way to make something happen in the world.”
– Brian Eno

The Creators Code

Squid Skin

This is is remarkably fascinating: Squid speak a unique, undeciphered language using their skin

Blooming Sketchbooks

I just fell in love with Eva Magill-Oliver’s sketchbooks .

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“Hymn” by VeilHymn

Can’t stop listening to VeilHymn, a musical collaboration between Devonté Hynes and Bryndon Cook. Part of Mailchimp’s beautiful and slightly absurd campaign consisting of videos and mini websites. My other favorite is MailShrimp.

Jacques Cousteau on Atlantis and Cognac

Fallon Falloff Bowls

Hayden Martis’ Fallon Falloff Bowls are the type of bowls you never have to put away because of their sculptural qualities. Simply stunning.

Avocado Sticker

Where has this Avocado sticker been all my life?

Friendship

“The surprising finding is that the closest, most intimate, and most trusting relationships appear to be distinguished not by how the partners respond to each other’s disappointments, losses, and reversals but how they react to good news.”

– The Myths of Happiness

A quote found in this article titled: This Is How To Make Friends As An Adult: 5 Secrets Backed By Research

How to Draw Perfect Circles Without a Compass

Need to draw a circle but you don’t have a compass? This video will help!

Serving Trays

These serving trays by Darin Montgomery are a thing of beauty.

Fuzzy Clutch

I am weirdly intrigued by this colorful fuzzy clutch.

This Is Coffee

This is Coffee!: A 1961 Tribute to Our Favorite Stimulant

Details

The details are not the details; they make the product.
– Charles and Ray Eames

A queer Vision of Love and Marriage

This talk by Tiq and Kim Katrin Milan hit me in the heart.

(via Kim)

Beautiful Sweeper and Funnel

This is one beautiful sweeper and funnel. Also comes in white.

Friday Link Pack

Where the Sounds From the World’s Favorite Movies Are Born

A Philly Guy Filled a Crack in the Street With Sprinkles

Good vibes only.

– A lot of my family members in Switzerland make their own cleaning products. And they totallyy work! But most of all, they’re better for the environment. Here are a few simple cleaning product recipes to follow.

– Of course, there is now a Monstera Leaf Float.

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– This made me cry: Black parents talk to their kids about the police

– What a beautiful doorstop.

These images of women’s faces half done up with make up and half left as is are powerful.

Carpet on Carpet made me chuckle.

I agree with Debbie Millman in that you “have to create your own happiness.”

Subway Love Stories.

– This is a beautiful DIY nightstand.

What being an adult feels like.

– The Privacy Enthusiast’s Guide to Using an iPhone

– This is one cool baby blanket.

– When I don’t have the time to go Visit THE MET, I just browse the collection virtually.

– Look, it’s a Broccoli Treehouse!

– Passengers in Dubai can soon choose a drone taxi for their commute

How to Reduce Your Anxiety about the News & Protect Your Psyche

– Can’t stop thinking about whether platforms like Twitter, Facebook or in this case Shopify should take a stand. I think they should: there is no such thing as a neutral platform anymore.

I’ll never bring my phone on an international flight again—neither should you

Can one actually ride a Zebra? <--- From Tattly's new limited edition vintage Vogue Collection.

Love Letters for My Children

This is the first Kickstarter video that made me cry! Maggie Doyne is the most remarkable human I have ever had the honor to meet. What an unstoppable force of good! YES to supporting this project. YES YES YES!

(Last year Maggie Doyne told her moving store at CreativeMornings. You can watch the talk here)