These Know Yourself Cards by The School of Life are going to help you understand who you really are: what you want, how you feel and why you react as you do. A lack of self-knowledge can be trouble, for it makes us get into the wrong relationships, pick unsatisfactory jobs or spend money unwisely. As Socrates said: ‘Know Yourself’.
While visiting my friend in Charlottesville last week I noticed her wrapping her cheese in this super design-y Cheese Storage Paper by Formaticum. The two-ply paper allows cheese to breathe while maintaining optimal humidity preventing the cheese from drying out. Love that they include a video on how to perfectly wrap your cheese on their product page:
Respect your cheese!
This Leaning Wooden Bench by Studio Izabela Boloz made me look. Always fond of everyday objects that playfully challenge gravity.
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Seems like most people have a hard time remembering how a bike is made, when asked to draw one. Some get close, some actually nail it perfectly, but most end up drawing something that is pretty far off from a regular men’s bicycle. Gianluca Gimini collected hundreds of these drawings and then turned them into 3D renderings. So refreshing! Love this project.
The fine folks over at Wire & Twine are running a Spring sale. Good people. Fun designs.
Team Tinybop did it again. They just launched Infinite Arcade and it’s blowing my mind! It basically allows you (or your little ones, of course) to create your own Arcade games. Start out with a classic game to build on and then add building blocks like hot lava, disco bricks, crystal, trampoline tiles etc. And, the best part: you can design your own characters. I know what I am doing this weekend! Get the game!
On the weekends May 7 through June 12, Creative Time and the Brooklyn Navy Yard will present the public artwork Fly by Night by artist Duke Riley. Thousands of pigeons will be released from a converted historic boat in an orchestrated performance. Leg bands on the pigeons, used historically to carry messages, will be replaced by LED lights controlled by remote control. This will be stunning to whitness!
Hoping the pigeons aren’t suffering though. Seems though as Duke knows what he is doing as he has been raising pigeons most of his adult life and is working with pigeon experts and animal welfare groups on this.
Team CreativeMornings is giddy this morning: We just launched Season 2 of our CreativeMornings Podcast, starting out with a bang. Our first episode features Seth Godin’s talk on what we’re getting wrong at work — and how we can change it!
Really love podcasts? Check out the first Season of our CreativeMornings podcast. There are some real gems in there.
This touching father-son photo project made my heart melt a bit: Aaron Sheldon documents his four year old son as he discovers the world wearing an astronaut helmet. The helmet symbolizing how astronauts are brave and face their fears, this little four year old braves and discovers the world astronaut style.
Sheldon is turning the series into a photo book. Get a copy by backing his Kickstarter.
12 days ago Ecuador experienced a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake, killing over 500 people and leaving thousands of families without a home.
Portoviejo, where my friend Juan Miguel is from, was one of the towns most heavily affected by the earthquake. Marin’s family survived but sadly, some of his friends lost their lives, a family member, or their homes.
One of Marin’s way of helping with the reconstruction efforts is through the sale of his drawing of the map of Ecuador, part of his “Under The Influence” series. The earthquake’s epicenter, near the coastal town of Muisne, is shown in the top left. The date and magnitude of the earthquake appear at the bottom of the lithograph. Hemlock Printers in Vancouver, Canada, generously donated 300 lithographs of Marin’s print and all proceeds from this sale will go help the children of Portoviejo.
Each 18″ x 24″ lithograph, printed on 130lb Coronado stock, is signed, numbered, and shipped (this May) in reinforced tubes.
Andrew Hessel, a futurist and catalyst in biological technology, delivers a powerful and thought-provoking CreativeMornings talk about the interplay between ethics, society, and life. Through the lens of his research in 3D-printing cancer-fighting viruses, Andrew challenges us to consider how we build ethical frameworks in our careers and in our lives. 27mins well spent.
“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.”
— Dr. Seuss
There is something incredibly elegant and beautiful about this American modern cup and saucer. Originally introduced in 1939 and designed by Russel Wright, this line is handcrafted exclusively by Bauer Pottery in Southern California.
Leaf Man by flower artist Azuma Makoto made me smile. Also, full on Monstera leaf obsession happening over here.
Design icon Seymour Chwast has used his art to battle war since 1957. His new antiwar book features 70 pages of original illustrations.
Seymour Chwast is a design legend. As co-founder with Milton Glaser of Push Pin Studios, he led a revolution in graphic design in the 1960s and ’70s, producing bold, vibrant work that pushed the limits of nearly every visual medium.
Now, he turns his pen and sketchpad toward creating a new book on a subject that has been a personal obsession for nearly six decades: the fight against war, humankind’s never-ending scourge. Definitely supporting this Kickstarter!
Philip Coppola is a man who loves New York’s subway stations so much that he’s spent the last 38 years sketching them in glorious detail with just a ball point pen. I admire this man’s patience and being in it for the long haul. We need more of this.
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