Yuni Kim Lang

Yuni Kim Lang

Yuni Kim Lang‘s hair piece made me look. Beautifully absurd.

Literature vs. Traffic

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Luzinterruptus carried out one of their most popular installations Literature vs. Traffic in Toronto. The piece points out, in a very poetic way, the battle between pedestrians and vehicles going on in most of the world’s large cities.

Luzinterruptus wants literature to take over the streets and conquer public spaces, freely offering those passersby a traffic-free place which, for some hours, will succumb to the humble power of the written word.


♥ / Holiday Cards, mailed for you.

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Slow Factory

My friend Céline, founder of Slow Factory is one of the most courageous women I know. She uses fashion as a tool for social and environmental change. On cooler days like today, I always leave my house wearing one of her Slow Factory scarves. Her recent Women That Inspire collection is a thing of beauty.

You’re an inspiration, Céline!

Be Generous

“Be generous with your time and your resources and with giving credit and, especially, with your words. It’s so much easier to be a critic than a celebrator. Always remember there is a human being on the other end of every exchange and behind every cultural artifact being critiqued. To understand and be understood, those are among life’s greatest gifts, and every interaction is an opportunity to exchange them.”

Part of a post by Maria Popova in which she shares 10 Learnings from 10 Years of Brain Pickings.

Don’t Be a Chump

Don't Be A Chump

Craig Frazier is helping us bring niceness back with his latest book Don’t be a chump. You can read it to your kids, in its entirety over on his site or you can buy it as an ebook here.

How China Is Changing Your Internet

What was once known as the land of cheap rip-offs may now offer a glimpse of the future — and American companies are taking notice: Chinese Tech Firms Forced to Choose Market: Home or Everywhere Else

Friday Link Pack

Pixar Animators spent 5 years making this devastatingly beautiful short film in their spare time

100 Women in Tech and Founders to Follow on Twitter

– Interesting and counter-intuitive article on how to pick the fastest line at the Supermarket.

– This made me laugh: A solution to the texting and walking epidemic! (via)

Collection of articles, videos, and resources made by designers at Facebook.

– Wow! Beautifully designed athletic hijabs made to get more young Muslim girls into athletics.

– Smart: Store your phone in your water bottle during your next work out.

– What to do when the name of your business becomes associated with terrorism. I feel for the owner of the ISIS hair salon.

How to start running

How to make a nasty cold suck less

– Cool: Maslow is a 4×8 foot CNC router for $350. Imagine the stuff you can build!

– This little guy made me chuckle.

– Just discovered this free (!) Skillshare class by Mailchimp teaching you how to automate, optimize, and personalize emails to increase sales. So good.

CEO school.

– This brand new CreativeMornings talk by Simon Sinek is fantastic. 30mins well spent.

– If you’ve ever wondered which countries have the most introverted vs. extraverted norms, here’s a map of the data from 51 cultures.

A Tweet on Principles.

Guzzle Buddy is a handy device that transform an entire bottle of wine into a personal drinking glass. Low in class, high in fun.

– I wish people would be more open about the topic of money. Here’s an interesting article with 7 questions that might help start a conversation around it.

– Treehugger wrote an article about my co-working space FRIENDS WORK HERE.

– Psst… Tattly is running a SALE until the end of Sunday.

Retro Wave

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Create your own retro 80s graphics with the Retro Wave Generator!

(via Chris)




♥ / The joy of gifting, only better.

Big thanks to Nuno for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

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Inspired by the ancient Japanese art of furoshiki, Nuno Gift Wraps are touchably awesome works of art that are wildly repurposable and fun to use. Even better, our fabric is made of 100% recycled plastic bottles. That means more gift-giving style all year long, while also giving Mother Nature a break. And better yet, no tape, scissors or ribbon required—making all-night wrapping sessions a thing of the past.

Wrap with love.

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Melting Skittles

Totally doing this with my kids this weekend! Melting Skittles with hot water!

Bad Hombre + Nasty Woman

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Anna Dorfman is fast: Nasty Woman. Bad Hombre. Self-explanatory if you follow US politics.

The Nr. 1 Lifehack

Soviet Innerness

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Soviet Innerness is a touching photo project showcasing forgotten interiors walls in former Soviet Bloc nations. Absolutely beautiful! So many stories that want to be told. Well done, Elena Amabili and Alessandro Calvaresi!

(This brings back memories: For my thesis in 1999, I created a 200 page photo book on the beauty in the mundane!)

Tattly Stoop Sale

Tattly Stoop Sale

Psst… Tattly is currently running a Stoop Sale! (Think the Brooklyn version of a Yard or Garage sale) Use discount code STOOPSALE20, it ends Sunday!

FOMO Survival Kit

The idea behind the FOMO Survival Kit made me chuckle. It’s a student project by Lara Défayes, a fresh Media & Interaction design graduate of ECAL in Lausanne.

(FOMO = Fear Of Missing Out)

Now Playing

Now Playing - Wall-Mounted Record Holder

Part of the beauty of owning vinyl is the artwork and too often it sits in a crate. Now Playing is a wall-mounted holder for your vinyl that displays the cover in all it’s glory. So simple.

Transformable Table


Boulon Blanc created the perfect table for small NYC apartments: It easily goes from coffee table to working or dining table in one easy move. Now available on Kickstarter.

Office Slide

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New life goal: Office slide that takes you outside and not just one floor down, like we’ve seen in so many startup offices.

Design-y Surfboards

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These are some sweet looking surfboards. Designed by Måns Swanberg, who also is really good at drawing cats.


If I was a photographer I would jump on buying the Palette Controllers for faster and more convenient photo retouching.

Remember this:

Feeling Inferior

This quote!

(via The little Book of Confidence)

Almost over…

What To Focus on: Happy

This Tattly by Marc Johns is getting me through these last weeks before the presidential election here in the US is finally over. Election years are rough.