A Floating Hot Tub

The HotTug is the world’s first wood-fired hot tub that you can bathe and “sail” in. Float down a river in the middle of winter, sipping a cold drink and soaking in the steaming hot water! SO FUN!

Eye Stickers

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These Eye Stickers by Ban.do made me smile.

Get To Work

“The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who’ll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work.

If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to do an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself.

Things occur to you. If you’re sitting around trying to dream up a great idea, you can sit there a long time before anything happens. But if you just get to work, something will occur to you and something else will occur to you and something else that you reject will push you in another direction.

Inspiration is absolutely unnecessary and somehow deceptive. You feel like you need this great idea before you can get down to work, and I find that’s almost never the case.”

— Chuck Close

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Graphic Tights

The Human Made Tights

I just nearly dropped my coffee, stumbling upon these incredibly cool collection of Graphic Tights by TheHumanMade. How much fun are these?

(via Design Milk)

♥ / Streaks

Big thanks to Streaks for sponsoring my RSS Feed and blog this week.

Streaks is the to-do list for iPhone that helps you form good habits.

It’s an effective, motivating app that will get you focused on tackling the things you want to achieve: reach your fitness goals, learn a language, write a book, quit smoking – anything!

Oh, and last month it received an Apple Design Award! Apple choose just ten apps each year to receive this prestigious award.


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Vintage Slotted Menu Board

Vintage Slotted Menu Board

I totally want one of these Vintage Slotted Menu Board to tell my kids whats on the menu this week, or to send subliminal messages to my team. But yikes, #expensive.

Grass Flip Flops

Grass Flip Flops

These Grass Flip Flops made me laugh. I can totally see myself laying in bed thinking “Oh no, I forgot to water my shoes!”

Power Generating iPhone Case

Power Generating iPhone Case

I saw this Power Generating iPhone Case and all I can think is that we need to bring boatloads of these to all of the world’s refugees trying to stay connected and getting information. Did you see this video?

Pickle Person

Pickle Person

I am most definitely a Pickle Person.

Know Your Company

Know Your Company

Do you have employees? Then you know the feeling when one of them resigns and you didn’t see it coming. It happened to me recently and I wish I would have known about it earlier. Maybe I could have done something about it.

Know Your Company helps you find out how your employees feel about your business, the work, the culture, etc. You’ll be able to address issues before they turn into bigger problems. I will definitely give this a try! Thanks for pointing me to it, Jason!

The Life of a NYC Ice Cream Truck Driver

A short video about the daily life of a NYC ice cream truck operator. Sounds like a hard job.

Motorized Luggage

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This motorized suitcase made me laugh! My kids would totally lose their minds over this way of getting around the airport. SO MUCH FUN!

Legible Graffiti

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Mathieu Tremblin paints over Graffiti to make it legible. This made the graphic designer in me chuckle.

(via Chris Glass)

Thinking Visually

“The soul never thinks without an image.”
– Aristotle

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Tinybop: Skyscraper

The fine folks over at Tinybop launched yet another wonderful app: Skyscraper! It allows you to playfully contract your own skyline of buildings, send people up and down in elevators, spark a blackout or clog the toilet, fix a pipe or put out a fire and so on! The app was beautifully designed by Berlin-based illustrator Mike Ellis.

Friday Link Pack

I just love the First Lady!

The Secret Emotional Life of Clothes

Taking a Nap Is Like Letting Marie Kondo Loose in Your Brain

– Stunning photos taken by drones.

Jupiter from the bottom.

– Drone captures a humpback whale spraying a RAINBOW

How To Command an Audience: Tips From a Spoken-Word Poet. Some really good tips. Love Sarah Kay.

– A tool that automatically colorizes your black and white photos. Impressively well executed.

– Every parent of little ones traveling needs this fancy travel gadget that allows you to pull your suitcase with your butt. #notenoughands

– This spaceship looking cat carrier made me laugh.

– Now this is a book store I’d like to visit.

– Wow, this Nike Instagram video of Serena Williams is good.

– Woah! This concrete kitchen island defies gravity.

– “Organizations prefer clarity, certainty, perfection. Human beings are ambiguous, uncertain, imperfect.” (via)

George Saunders on getting older as a creative person and trying to stay super-tenderized to the world around you. (via Jocelyn)

– Artist spends hundreds of hours drawing hyperrealistic portraits mimicking Renaissance techniques

– The New York Public Library’s little-known “human Google” service answers any question by phone

– Did you know that putting a penny in the bottom of your flower vase will help keep bacteria levels low and your flower petals high? 9 Ways To Keep Your Flowers Fresh

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– Governor Cuomo unveils upgrades to NYC subway system

– Important read: “I am distant from the racial inequalities that exist in my country.

Sony’s 1st Sony Walkman Commercial from 1981. OMG!

Twitter opens account verification to the masses

– I love the new watercolor Stallion Tattly by Stina Persson.

Superhumans

This trailer for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games is an ode to human resilience and willpower. Definitely showing this to my kids tonight!

(via John Maeda)

Sticotti Bookshelf

Sticotti is a beautiful, modular wooden bookshelf, sustainably made in Argentina. I love everything about this Kickstarter project.

♥ / Squarespace

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Wilson Tennis Ball Factory

How fascinating to see how tennis balls are made.

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Black/White Gradient Puzzle

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This Gradient Puzzle makes me incredibly happy. How zen! Also available in Blue and Orange.

Life Needs a Progress Bar

“Finishing big projects takes so much time that we often kind of lose sight of how far we’ve come in the process. And unfortunately there’s no built in progress bar.”
— Jocelyn K Glei

I wish life came with a progress bar. An idea I discovered in this this thoughtful CreativeMornings/LA talk by Jocelyn K Glei.

Step Ladder / Art Wall Piece

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Here’s a step ladder that you don’t have to hide away after use. It folds flat and you can hang it beautifully on a wall or on the side of a cabinet.

Ocean Ramsey and a whale shark

This. Is. Stunning.

(via Loop)