Blog-iversary! 11 Years Today!

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11 years ago today I started this blog, not knowing it would become the catalyst for so much good in my life. Here’s my first post ever. All the feels. Happy my 11th blog-iversary to you! And, thank you for reading!

Friday Link Pack

– Silly. Tiny set of CSS3 animations for your checkboxes. (via)

– Love this modular shelfing system.

The Design Kids is an impressive community of student and graduate graphic designers.

The Ultimate Designer Buzzword Quiz

Hopscotch teaches kids coding fundamentals in a visual way. LOVE IT!

– Check the download speed of your internet with this link.

Chefsteps.com teaches you how to become a better cook. I love the internets.

– WOAH! Drive-thru future bus concept in action!

– “To reach across what can be a huge void between human beings… it’s a way to move in the world.” – Elizabeth Alexander Listen to the On Being episode.

Twitter announced big changes.

Summer weather friendly reminder.

Creativity Is Much More Than 10,000 Hours of Deliberate Practice

– Customers are offered a glimpse into the future of shopping through a pair of VR goggles

– Interesting parenting read: This is what it’s like to grow up in the age of likes, lols and longing (via)

– France’s new labor law recognizes that not everything—our devices, and ourselves—can be switched “on” all the time: The French counterstrike against work email.

30 Pounds of Dry Ice Is Dumped Into a Swimming Pool. Cool!

Agencies need to stop giving clients appalling advice – and clients need to stop asking for it (via)

Dad’s raw, beautiful post about wife trying to get pregnant delivers every single emotion. (via)

The Design Legacy of Dieter Rams.

Startup Advice from @msuster delivered via Snapchat.

Comparably lets employees rate their own companies anonymously. (via Product Hunt)

– Barrel in NYC is looking to hire a Designer.

– Happy official beginning of US summer everyone. Here’s a GIF.

Look-Se

This new film by Daniel Savage is beautiful. What a talented human!

Set The Light Bulb Free

Flyte

FLYTE is a levitating light which hovers by magnetic levitation and is powered through the air. OMG! This is stunning!

Trouble On Behalf of Women

“Whatever you choose, however many roads you travel, I hope that you choose not be a lady. I hope you will find some way to break the rules and make a little trouble out there. And I also hope that you will choose to make some of that trouble on behalf of women.”
– Nora Ephron

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Broad Mic Podcast

The lovely Kelly Hoey interviewed me for Broad Mic a few weeks ago. The podcast just went live!

Note to self: Must talk slower!

Mover Kit: The 1st educational wearable kids make & code

The Mover Kit is an intuitive way for kids ages 8 and over to learn the fundamentals of electronics, programming and solve problems creatively. I think my kids would totally love this.

Quality

“Quality is not an act, it’s a habit.”
– Aristotle

The Little Prince

(via On Animation)

Waiting to be ready

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Don’t wait.

The Myth of Average

High school dropout turned Harvard faculty talks about how a simple new way of thinking helps nurture individual potential.

(via Katie)

Creative Spark: Deborah Cook

Really enjoyed this mini documentary on stop motion costume designer Deborah Cook in which she takes viewers inside her creative process. Fascinating.

Jay Keeree

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Jay Keeree creates mesmerizing animated GIFs.

(via Carly)

It’s ok to..

rules for newbies

I think I need to make a list inspired by this one for new employees on my teams. My last line would definitely be: Make use of our confetti drawer.

(via josh)

Marina Abramović: Advice to the Young

(via Carly)

Flowers

perenneial tattly set

Next time you are going over to someone’s house and want to bring some flowers, try a bouquet of scented Tattly. They are water color designs by French artist Vincent Jeannerot.

(image by Ace Boothby)

Buzz vs Symphonies

“As long as we feed people buzz, we cannot expect their minds to produce symphonies.”
– Maria Popova

Maria gave a commencement address to a class of future journalists, policy-makers, and culture-creators.

Candy-colored Field Notes

candy colored field notes

Loving the new candy colored Field Notes!

CreativeMornings: Todd Henry

In this CreativeMornings talk Todd Henry speaks on how at the end of your life you’ll point to a delta, a sum total of change that exist in this world because you were alive. And how the choices we make every day on where we want to put our focus, assets, time and energy ultimately determine the body of work that we build.

If you enjoy this talk, I recommend you look up his book Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Every Day.

People Judge You Based on 2 Criteria

“If someone you’re trying to influence doesn’t trust you, you’re not going to get very far; in fact, you might even elicit suspicion because you come across as manipulative,” Cuddy says. “A warm, trustworthy person who is also strong elicits admiration, but only after you’ve established trust does your strength become a gift rather than a threat.”

A Harvard psychologist says people judge you based on 2 criteria when they first meet you

Community

“The possibilities that exist between two people, or among a group of people, are a kind of alchemy. They are the most interesting thing in life.”
– Adrienne Rich

Adrienne Rich on Lying, What “Truth” Really Means, and the Alchemy of Human Possibility

Small Victories

small victories

Small Victories takes files in a Dropbox folder and turns them into a website. Here are some super fab examples:

small victories example

small victories example

Try it yourself: Small Victories

Pencil Bowl

pencil bowl

A bowl made of pencils, designed by Michiel Cornelissen Ontwerp. Love this.