Smile Mirror

Smile Mirror meets People from Berk İlhan on Vimeo.

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure to meet Berk Ilhan, the inventor of Smile Mirror. It’s an emotionally smart mirror that is unlocked with the power of a smile. Totally wonderful. I would totally hang one in my home.

Paper Bag Backpack

Love this convertible, paper bag inspired Tote/Backpack designed by my friend Dave Ortiz for TIMBUK2. It’s two bags in one – exterior tote coupled with an interior drawcord backpack. Smart.

Beetle Puzzle

This Beetle Puzzle by DOIY is stunning. Comes with a adhesive sheets to stick the puzzle pieces together to frame or display as art at the end.

Please Close the Gate

This made me laugh.

Weird Kid

I love this t-shirt by James Victore: “The things that made you weird as a kid – make you great today!”

Gardeners of our Souls

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
– Marcel Proust

(via)

The Power of Positive People

“Your group of friends are better than any drug or anti-aging supplement, and will do more for you than just about anything.”

The Power of Positive People, by Tara Parker-Pope

♥ / Fundit

A big thank you to Fundit for sponsoring my blog and RSS Feed this week.

Ever had an idea for a great t-shirt, but didn’t feel like coming up with hundreds of dollars, then ordering shirts, then collecting money from people, then stuffing them into bags, then hauling them to the post office and mailing them and then you realize you didn’t make any money?

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Friday Link Pack

(via The Curious Brain)

– Today is Tattly’s 7th Birthday. I love this little, quirky, creative company of mine. So much gratitude to everyone on my team (past and current) for helping shape and build this labor of love.

keyword void, or search void, n.: a situation where searching for answers about a keyword returns an absence of authoritative, reliable results, in favor of “content produced by a niche group with a particular agenda.”

– A Microburst Drops Heavy Rain Over Austria’s Lake Millstatt – Time Lapse

Street Wisdom

– Stunning! Winners of the 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

– I enjoy the new financial column on Cup of Jo.

An Open Letter From A Corgi To The People Who Laugh At His Butt

– To Get Your Kid Moving, Walk Out the Door

– I always have a hard time finding a good movie on Netflix. I am really talented at digging out all of the mediocre ones. This list of 100 movies to stream on Netflix will hopefully help.

– The difference between success and failure can be as simple as keeping in touch. Keep in touch. (via)

– I feel this GIF.

“Magical” Waterfall Glowing at Night Captured With a Simple Lighting Trick

– Uh oh. Open offices make you less open (via)

Five Women Fashion Photographers Who Changed The Industry

– This three piece sloth ring made me giggle.

– These black and white baskets are beautiful.

– A big thank you to Ode to Things for sponsoring my blog this week.


Cool jobs to apply for:

– Mucca Design is looking for a Project Manager in Brooklyn or remote.

– Pop-Up Magazine is hiring a Creative Director, Assistant Editor for Social Media, and an Art Director in San Francisco.

– Commoner is looking for a part-time Account Manager in Melbourne.

– Food 52 is looking to hire a Project Manager.

Did you know CreativeMornings now has a job board and a creative company directory?

“Midnight Dinner” Quilt

A beauty: “Midnight Dinner” Quilt

An Honest Look at The Personal Finance Crisis

Millions of baby boomers are moving into their senior years with empty pockets and declining choices to earn a living. And right behind them is a younger generation facing the same challenges. In this deeply personal talk, author Elizabeth White opens up an honest conversation about financial trouble and offers practical advice for how to live a richly textured life on a limited income.

Immigrant Bumper Sticker

I should put this on my car.

(via bltd)

♥ / Ode to Things

A big thank you to Ode to Things for sponsoring my blog and RSS Feed this week.

Ode to Things is a tribute to and celebration of quality lifestyle objects. The creators of this New-England based shop believe that the more everyday an item is, the higher quality it needs to be. With this as their mantra, they evaluate dozens of products each week, and only acquire one or two per month — those that adhere to a stringent set of criteria they call “the ode-worthiness checklist”. The result is a unique, consistent, and finely-curated collection.

It is an absolute visual pleasure to visit Ode to Things. See for yourself.

Thought Hopper 3000

Thought Hopper 3000 – an online destination for a 5 minute vacation by Vera van Wolferen. Beautiful. And mad respect for the x-acto knife skills.

(via Chris)

Balloons

This box of balloons made me look.

Karl Hermann Haupt

Karl Hermann Haupt, Untitled, 1925. Watercolor.

On Recycling Plastic

“Recycling plastic is to saving the Earth what hammering a nail is to halting a falling skyscraper. You struggle to find a place to do it and feel pleased when you succeed. But your effort is wholly inadequate and distracts from the real problem of why the building is collapsing in the first place. The real problem is that single-use plastic—the very idea of producing plastic items like grocery bags, which we use for an average of 12 minutes but can persist in the environment for half a millennium—is an incredibly reckless abuse of technology.”

More Recycling Won’t Solve Plastic Pollution

(via Paul)

Highlight the Remarkable

This Stabilo Boss campaign highlighting the remarkable, as in history’s forgotten women, is fantastic.

Stay cool!

I am feeling this GIF by Thoka Maer these days. Stay cool everyone!

Below The Surface

Below The Surface is an archaeological project of the North/South metro line in Amsterdam. At Damrak and Rokin in the city centre, archaeologists had a chance to physically access the riverbed, thanks to the excavations for the massive infrastructure project of the North/South metro line between 2003 and 2012. Rivers in cities are unlikely archaeological sites. It is not often that a riverbed, let alone one in the middle of a city, is pumped dry and can be systematically examined. The excavations in the Amstel yielded a deluge of finds, some 700,000 in all: a vast array of objects, some broken, some whole, all jumbled together.

So. Many. Stories! See all the objects.

(Thank you Wesley)

Friday Link Pack

Dancing in Movies.

The Everyone Welcome Initiative

– “About sixty thousand different thoughts are said to go through a person’s mind over the course of a day. …”

– “A good cheese knife is very important.” I like this couple.

– “Keep showing up despite the chaos.”

– Love these alphabet rubber stamps.

This is a mirror.

– Great read: Tim Berners-Lee, the man who created the world wide web, has some regrets (Thank you Manu)

Bertrand Russell on What Makes a Fulfilling Life

– In case you missed this: 10 Hours of Relaxing Oceanscapes, from BBC Earth

I like the way I feel.

– Mexican social anthropologist and photographer Anuar Patjane Floriuk shares his unique perspective of the seas with his stunning series Underwater Realm.

French Bookstore Invites its Instagram Followers to Judge Books by Their Covers

This thread! What‘s something that seems obvious within your profession, but the general public seems to misunderstand?

Beat Generosity Burnout. (via Jocelyn)

Sal’s Shoes is an organization making sure that your used, loved (and barely worn) outgrown children’s shoes are delivered straight from you to those in need.

– Totally intrigued by Street Wisdom.

– This Norwegian Public Toilet is something else!

– I am downloading and installing this pronto: A Tool to Make OS X Great Again

– A few weeks ago I gave a talk at 99u in which I share some of my favorite interview questions when hiring and talk about the kind, big hearted, fun work culture I am after.

– A big thank you to Onsen for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed. I use and LOVE them!

♥ / Onsen

A big thank you to Onsen for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

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How To Grow Old

“Make your interests gradually wider and more impersonal, until bit by bit the walls of the ego recede, and your life becomes increasingly merged in the universal life. An individual human existence should be like a river — small at first, narrowly contained within its banks, and rushing passionately past rocks and over waterfalls. Gradually the river grows wider, the banks recede, the waters flow more quietly, and in the end, without any visible break, they become merged in the sea, and painlessly lose their individual being.”

Bertrand Russell on What Makes a Fulfilling Life

Mermaid

My current favorite Tattly: Mermaid by Jessi Preston.