Leeo Smart Alert Nightlight

Leeo Smart Nightlight

Leeo is a beautifully designed nightlight that connects to your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Smart!

(via Fast Co. Design)

A Simple Trick That Makes Batting Around Balloons More Fun

I am so doing this with my kids this weekend.

(via Laughing Squid)

Hunger Crunch

Hunger Crunch

Hunger Crunch is a FREE online game that fights world hunger. All proceeds go to help feed orphaned children around the world.

Play the game online or download it from the App Store!

How to Persuade Others with the Right Questions

“When people have their own reason for doing something, they believe those reasons more deeply and adhere to the behavior more strongly.” Always insightful to listen to Daniel Pink.

What Color Is it?

What Color is it?
What Color is it?

What color is it? A simple website that showcases time in hex color values. So simple. So smart. Love it. #nerdy

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Tattly featured on MSNBC

This morning I got up early to watch MSNBC’s Your Business with the delightful JJ Ramberg. My heart was bursting of excitement when the above feature on Tattly came on. My little company on national television! What an exciting day!

Friday Link Pack

– Space nerds, you will love this website – Wiki Sky. (via)

Wireless Showerhead Speaker. Seriously. (via)

IKEA Sit/Stand Desk Review over on GIZMODO (via)

– Love this old-school looking kids schoolhouse desk.

The Little Prince looks REALLY good.

– Love this Moon Lamp by Nosinger.

15 Creative DIY Christmas Trees

Wall-Mounted Succulent Letter DIY

Optical illusion placemat appears to warp under the weight of tableware

A mitten flask! <--- !!!

- For the bearded men out there

– I love before and after shots of apartment renovations. This is a good one.

_ Give the gift of a plant: The Sill.

Bitbox, monthly code projects for kids.

– Apple’s first employee: The remarkable odyssey of Bill Fernandez

– The 2014 kottke.org Holiday Gift Guide

Travel as Therapy

– Not feeling Christmas? You’re not alone.

7 tips for designing awesome animated GIFs (via)

Let’s Party. Lovely.

– 5 cool things about the revamped Smithsonian Design Museum

Tortoise fitted with LEGO wheelchair to help him move around. Wait, what?

The Movie Project: A collection of popular movie titles grouped by year

How to deal with chronic complainers

– Interesting: Lumi allows you to print you on fabric (T-shirts etc) without any fancy equipment.

– Pixel Union is looking to hire a Creative Director.

Tattly Subscriptions

Tattly Subscriptions

Did you know Tattly sells Subscriptions? Give someone the gift of 3, 6 or 12 months of Tattly showing up at their door.

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Send The Elevator Back Down

“If you’ve done well, it’s your obligation to spend a good portion of your time sending the elevator back down.”
– Kevin Spacey

From this interview over on Levo.com

K Desk

K desk  black&white

Now this kids desk by RAFA kids is a beauty! You see it closed in the image above but once the lid is lifted you discover another layer of the desk with rounded corners and hidden organizer. Perfect place to put notebooks, iPad or little toys and treasures. Vertical part is good exposition space for drawings, photos or important messages. I’d take a grown up version!

Those who were seen dancing…

“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

Plastic Balls on an Escalator

This is somewhat poetic. I totally want to recreate this now. Reminds me of the Sony Bravia Commercial.

My Library by Tom Gauld

My library

Love this library color coding, imagined by Tom Gauld. (You can buy it as a print!)

Origami Coffee Table

Origami Coffee Table

I noticed this beauty of a West Elm coffee table at my friend’s house over the weekend. Bookmarked!

Cranky Table Lamp

Cranky Lamp

Some lamps are a little too tall. Others are a little too short. This is not a problem with Cranky, an adjustable-height table lamp.

Pong Traffic Light

pong

Traffic light that lets you play Pong with person on the other side officially installed in Germany. What’s not to love?

It’s Not Too Late To Make A Difference

Via Seth Godin’s post The stories we tell ourselves.

Friday Link Pack

– How to run a zero waste home

– Interesting read: When Is One Ready to Get Married?

– Watch How Amazon’s Robots Ship Your Order. (Also, make sure to buy small/local and not just on Amazon. Ok?)

– Put a smile on someone’s face with a custom min banner. So stinking adorable. I just got one and I love it.

9 basic principles of responsive web design

– Now this is a diaper bag I’d be cool with. (But glad those days are long gone)

Dream telepathy suggests that human beings have the ability to communicate telepathically with another person while they are dreaming.

– Ben McGrath has a long and fascinating profile of Sasha Hostyn, aka Scarlett, “the most accomplished woman in the young history of electronic sports,” namely Starcraft II: A Star And Her Craft. This is so Nerdy. Always amazed at all these sub-cultures in today’s world.

– A short film about space travel; Wanderers.

– I would be totally ok with this house.

– I want to go swimming here.

Keyboard Waffle Iron. Made me laugh.

Animated Alphabet

Edera is a modular rug and headboard system.

How to remove a dent from wood. Wow. (via BB)

Give the gift of plants.

– Are you a fellow parent also in need for some school lunch inspiration? This way.

Color the earth. Literally.

How Not To Suck as a Creative Director.

Good work takes hard work. Truth.

Swiss Santa is coming to our home tomorrow. My kids are psyched.

– Need a gift idea? Tattly subscriptions!

– Out of Print is looking to hire a Design Director.

MOO Letterpress (!!)

MOO *just* introduced MOO Letterpress. They’re bringing letterpress printed business cards to the masses, for an incredibly affordable price. MOO, you keep impressing me.

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Times Table

times table

My daughter (8) is all about the times table these days. So excited to have found this beautifully designed wall hanging version. Congrats to the designer Cath Young.

The problem with problems

“There are always limits, and there are always opportunities. The ones we rehearse and focus on are the ones that shape our attitude and our actions.”
– Seth Godin

The problem with problems.