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Link Pack

Juan Fontanive’s mechanical, looping flipbooks: Vivarium.

- Great read: Anton Chekhov on the 8 qualities of cultured people

- Cheap furniture and bargain hunting in craigslist’s virtual thrift store of Brooklyn and Manhattan. (via Chris Glass)

- I had the most delicious dinner coupled with a stunning view at La Marina last night. If you live in NYC or about to visit, you have to check this out. Such a gem of a restaurant.

- Love this CODE MODE sign.

- One Minute Wonder; absolutely wonderful mini portrait series.

- to forget a friend is sad.

- Photographers Document NYC Locations 10 Years Apart

- “What’s that on your dress?” “Oh, a satellite image of Greenland.”

- Run Your Meeting Like a Boss: Lessons from Mayer, Musk, and Jobs

- Let’s make some paper fruit.

- I could use a hole to another universe just about now.

- Loving this Pharrell-Oprah moment.

- Punctuation Tips: How to properly use dashes, hyphens, parentheses, quote marks (double and single), apostrophes, ellipses, brackets, slashes, question marks, and exclamation points.

- The Brooklyn Botanical Garden has a cherry blossom tracker! So cool. (via Joanna)

- A collection of fantastic Steve Job Quotes.

- “In my experience, most people don’t schedule their work. They schedule the interruptions that prevent their work from happening.” The Chokehold of Calendars by Mike Monteiro

- A fantastic new typography resource from Typekit. Read Tim Brown’s thoughts on the launch.

- My friends at Hyperakt are looking to hire a Art Director.

- Love is in the air! Team Tattly put together a wedding collection.

Understanding Innovation

Novelty: Something new
Creation: Something new and valuable
Invention: Something new, having potential value through utility
Innovation: Something new and uniquely useful

Horace Dediu explains innovation.

(via Kottke)

Artifact Uprising

Artifact Uprising is an iphone app that allows you to beautifully tell your story with soft- and hardcover books and postcards. Beautifully designed. Simple. Definitely giving this a try.

(via Chris Glass)

We have come a long way


We have come a long way. This is what a Go-Pro looked like in 1960s. Made me chuckle.

Geos Print

geos print

Lovely simple geometric forms print by onomatopoeic. I’d hang it in my studio.

LEGO Bunny

LEGO Bunny

This LEGO Easter bunny gets my two thumbs up.

Oldest Living Things In the World

Earlier last week I got my hands on Rachel Sussman‘s Oldest Living Things in The World Book. It is absolutely stunning.

Since 2004 Rachel has been researching, working with biologists, and traveling all over the world to photograph continuously living organisms 2,000 years old and older. The work spans disciplines, continents, and millennia: it’s part art and part science. (In November of 2010 Rachel told her story at CreativeMornings.)

Her book contains 125 photographs, 30 essays on her 30 subjects, original inforgraphics, and contributions by New York Times science columnist Carl Zimmer and world-renowned curator Hans Ulrich Obrist.

Available on Amazon.

Car UX

CAR UX is a fascinating project by user experience designer Min Seung Song: a growing collection of UX image details of contemporary automobiles. This field of UX seems to be undergoing dramatic changes. A few weeks ago I had the change to drive a Tesla and the interior felt like an oversized iPad on wheels. I can’t remember seeing one physical button. The car is basically an app.

(via Khoi)

♥ / Little Speaker by LON

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

LON just launched Little Speaker. This modern 2×2″ bluetooth speaker is designed to produce a full and crisp sound. The five hour battery is charged by USB and works with any mobile phone, tablet, or computer. $38 and includes shipping. Now available exclusively at LON.


What makes entrepreneurs entrepreneurial

A true gem discovered by John Maeda in this PDF; What makes entrepreneurs entrepreneurial? by Saras D. Sarasvathy

Inflatable Car Seat by Volvo

inflatable car seat

Whenever this little family travels by plane, the thing I dread the most is schlepping our car seats. Thanks Volvo, for making a lot of traveling parents very happy with this inflatable car seat.

Crack A Smile

Crack a smile
Crack a smile

This breakfast mold sure would put a giant smile on my kids faces!

Friday Link Pack

Benjamin Southworth wants to change that education exchange and had founded a start-up that empowers teenagers 16-18 to learn coding, design, public speaking, and other fundamental skills to get them into meaningful work, faster. He speaks on the role of technology as a changemaker and how we should be using it more make change in our world.

- A Girl Named Elastika. My daughter was mesmerized watching this.

- My daughter wants a Tree House.

- Love this arrow hanger.

- These Man Hands made me laugh so hard.

- This is a smart teacup.

- How to make great pizza dough.

- The Innovation of Loneliness

- What’s the difference between tonic water, club soda, mineral water, and seltzer? (via coudal)

- ‘Bread from Scratch’ is a collection of six objects that are symbolic yet functional and in each case represent a stage in the process of bread baking.

- Rejection letters sent from famous people. (via Joanna)

- The other side of iconic album covers. Made me chuckle. (via)

- Write down your thoughts in your favourite text editor, and Deckset will turn them into beautiful presentations.

- Cool Dude Shades.

- This week Dropbox announced a new app just for viewing and sharing photos. It’s called Carousel, and it allows and your friends to seamlessly share images between your Dropbox folders.

- Great article for people like me who think a lot about the art of hiring. How to Make Hiring Less of a Headache.

- This Rapid Packing Container student project is nothing short of impressive. (via PSFK conference)

- Twitter has started rolling out a new design this week.

- This is one smart spaghetti container.

- Where Da Wifi At?

- This Tumblr is a visual firework. Bookmarked.

- Israeli engineer Izhar Gafni has invented a cardboard bicycle that’s strong, waterproof and costs less than £10 to manufacture.

- The Brooklyn Museum is looking to hire a Web Developer and iOS Developer.

The Phone Cone

The Phone Cone

♥ / Reimagine Your Workplace

A big thank you to 1407 Broadway for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

The office as we know it is boring — innovation requires something different. Here’s your chance to do something about it.

The Space Forward Ideas Competition is centered on a simple task: reimagining your workplace. We want to know what environments inspire you to create, collaborate and excel — how does it look, feel and sound? What makes it unique? How does it challenge you? 
 How would you reimagine your workplace? Enter for a chance to win.

Space Forward is sponsored by 1407 Broadway, a newly re-designed building and workspace in New York City that empowers forward-thinking leaders and companies to grow, create and achieve new possibilities.

Our Loss of Wisdom

“… a wise person is made, not born. Wisdom depends on experience, and not just any experience. You need the time to get to know the people that you’re serving. You need permission to be allowed to improvise, try new things, occasionally to fail and to learn from your failures. And you need to be mentored by wise teachers.”

Barry Schwartz, Our Loss of Wisdom

3D Newspaper Ad

3d Newspaper Ad

This 3D typographic newspaper ad by Felipe Salazar made me look.

(via Hirnverbrandt)

Remember To Say Thank You

In this simple 3-minute TED talk, Dr. Laura Trice muses on the power of the magic words “thank you”. So powerful!

The Crossroads of Should and Must

The crossroads of should and must

Excellent long read: The Crossroads of Should and Must, by Elle Luna

(via Michael)

Static Happiness

“There is no such thing as static happiness. Happiness is a mixed thing, a thing compounded of sacrifices, and losses, and betrayals.”
- John Updike



Yes. LESS!

Banner Sticky Notes

banner sticky notes

These Banner Sticky Notes by Fred & Friends made me chuckle. Oh the fun that could be head!

An Interview with Milton Glaser

Wonderful interview with the legendary and wise Milton Glaser, as part of Costa Rica’s International Design Festival.