Friday Link Pack

- 75 Years In The Making: Harvard Just Released Its Epic Study On What Men Need To Live A Happy Life

- Vintage pictures of people surfing. Love this.

- Before you tell yourself that your idea is too ambitious, too unrealistic, too pie-in-the-sky; remember that once there were no planes. There were no rockets to take us into space. There were no computers: Yes to Moonshot Thinking.

- “The most productive people work for 52 minutes at a time, then break for 17 minutes before getting back to it.” The Rule of 52 and 17: It’s Random, But it Ups Your Productivity

- Weekend is here, that means I’ll be perusing Yummly for weekend recipes.

- 23 defining traits of a good teacher (boss, mentor, friend)

- It’s a rug. It’s a coffee table. It’s both!

- Mathematically correct breakfast.

- Lucky Lou – this made me smile. Totally showing my kids tonight!

- The Natural History Museum now hosts sleepovers for grown-ups. This is so cool.

- Uh, yeah, it’s business time! (via)

- Turn any iOS divide into a free monitoring camera. (via)

- Scaling Global Forgiveness One Email at a Time

- Excellent post on third-party Twitter apps. I am particularly intrigued by Happy Friends. Think of it as a mailbox-type reader for Twitter.

- “When Justin discovered that his wife Meghan didn’t want to have any photos taken during her pregnancy, he decided that he still wanted to document the special time. So with a great sense of humor leading the way, Justin hired a professional photographer to take the photos of him instead.”

- When Do Kids Realize They’re Going to Grow Up? The video in this post is so sad and adorable at the same time. So many feels.

- “Sinatra, the singer, actor, director, film producer and conductor, left behind a very detailed will. It was 21 pages long and included a “no contest clause” which prohibited various legal actions, preventing his family from fighting in court. If someone in his family engaged in any prohibited legal actions, they would be completely disinherited.” 3 Lessons to Learn from Celebrity Estate Planning

- “Cool your jets. Take a step back and calmly assess the situation.” – Jen Mussari during this Pencil VS Pixel interview.

- Postcard Club promotes handmade postcard swaps between artists around the world, as well as celebrating the wonderful practice of mail art. (via coudal)

- Just Keep Making.

- Your photos on Marshmallows. Seriously.

- I keep coming back to this minimal loft bed. Would love to build something similar for my daughter’s room.

- Do you know that if you post a photo on Instagram with the hashtag #Tattly it will show up on Tattlygram. (assuming there’s a Tattly in the photo, of course)

- Passion has little to do with euphoria and everything to do with patience.

- Warby Parker in Soho, NYC, is looking to hire a UX Designer

To Be Missed

“Do you know what people want more than anything? They want to be missed. They want to be missed the day they don’t show up. They want to be missed when they’re gone.”
- Seth Godin

Can ordinary people become leaders?

(via explore)

You Are Not A Storyteller

(via David)

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Workspace Organization System of Little Red Boxes

I love boxes. And I love seeing how other people organize their stuff. Knowing that, you will understand why I love this short video by filmmaker Casey Neistat in which he explains a clever organizational system, consisting of 39 little red boxes.

Key Tags

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These key tags by Three Potato Four made me smile.

Scouted

Scouted

The makers behind Scouted want to bring a human element to local recommendations by putting the people first, not the location. There are no editors, no experts, no curators—well, a little on the homepage—just real, honest people talking about the places they love. Scouted is encouraging you to find places that match your taste through the people who actually go there.

Find some like minded people and check out the places they enjoy. Share your own recommendations and help others discover your favorite places and activities.

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Tattly Subscriptions

Tattly Subscription

Tattly just relaunched their Subscription: Instead of signing up every 6 months, they are available all of the time!

You can choose between a 3 month, 6 month or 12 month subscription for yourself or a friend. That means you or your friend will receive 10 Tattlys in your mailbox every month for the length of your subscription! And your first shipment will come in a “Oh, Hello” canvas zip pouch. Learn more about the subscription here.

Origins of Common UI Symbols

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Do you ever think about where some of the common UI Symbols we interact with on a daily basis come from? The Power Button, Bluetooth or @ symbol? More here: Origins of Common UI symbols.

Water Slide Photography

I Love Summer

I Love Summer” is a series of high-speed photos by Krista Long that captures people at the precise moment that they emerge from a water slide. Made me smile.

Portraits Inspired by Spam

Photographer Christina De Middel turns spam (scam) emails into fictitious portraits:

Dear Sir / Madam

My name is Barrister Fagbemi Lateef i am a solicitor at law.I am the personal attorney to the Late Mr.Matthew,(Chief Executive Officer)of BIOOIL OIL SERVICING LTD,who till his untimely death was a contractor with Texaco Nigeria in port Harcourt,Nigeria.Whom here in after shall bereferred to as my client. On the 21st of April 2005, my client, his wife and their two children were involved in a car accident along sagbama express road. All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives. Since then I have made several enquiries to your embassy to locate any of my clients extended relatives,this has also proved unsuccessful.

I decided to track his last name over the Internet, to locate any member of his family hence I contacted you. I have contacted you to assist in repatriating the money and properties left behind by my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where this huge deposit were lodged. Particularly, The African Development Bank Group Plc, where the deceased had a deposit valued at about US$3.5 Million has issued me a notice to provide the next-of-kin or have the account confiscated within the 6 weeks.Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 2 years now,I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased to have the same last name so that the proceeds of this account valued at US$3.5 Million can be paid to you and then you and I can share the money. 50% to me and 45% to you then 5% for expenses. I have all necessary legal documents that can be used to backup any claim we may make.

All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this deal through.I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the lawThank you in advance for your anticipated co-operation.

Best Regards,
Barrister Fagbemi Lateef

Photography inspired by Spam, however, it gets turned into a photograph. For her project Poly-Spam, De Middel took her spam, carefully noted the details within, and created fictitious portraits of the imaginary senders.

School Desk/Bench

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I am in love with this red and white school desk over at Land of Nod. So much, I want to fill Studiomates with it!

Michael Bierut

Michael Bierut Graphic Designer – The Creative Influence Ep.13 from THE CREATIVE INFLUENCE on Vimeo.

Michael Bierut talks about his mentor Massimo Vignelli, how the internet has changed the way we do design work in the 20th century and what make a logo endure. Also, watch his fantastic CreativeMornings talk here.

Friday Link Pack

Aim for the Impossible, DO Lecture talk by Timothy Ferriss from 2008

- Freedom is a universal human right.

- This. Is. Stunning: An Illuminated Musical Swing Set.

- A beautiful interactive documentary about couples asking each other intimate questions. The { } And. (via)

- This Berlin linocut map carving took 16 months! Wow!

- “I could eat a horse” Spaghetti measuring tool. Probably not all that practical but it made me laugh.

- Carly Ayres wins at Pinterest: Things That Don’t Need to Exist #mademelaugh

- Hotel Wifi Test: Choose your hotel by the quality of their WiFi (via)

- A collection of great Job Interview Questions. See also here. (via)

- Two Minutes with TGD. I especially enjoyed this one with Mike Davidson.

- I recently spoke at CMX Summit on how CreativeMornings came about. (you need to register, free, once, and then you can watch the talk, scroll down at the bottom. Unfortunately they don’t show the slides. womp womp)

- Your UBER Driver reviews you. Hilarious. (via)

- Ladies, this is for you: How to ride a bike in a skirt

- Switzerland is a four-time champ when it comes to global innovation.

- cloudBitTM, a new dimension to the littleBits library, lets you “snap the internet to anything” and turn any object into an internet-connected device – no soldering, wiring or programming required. Cool.

- Go to this site and resize your browser window. See how the logos simplify as the screen size changes? Interesting! (via)

- How to Clean a Vinyl Record with Wood Glue. Brilliant. (via)

- I got to drive a Tesla this week. (YAY!) Boy, we’ve come a long way from this.

- “Seeing totally unrelated objects perfectly nestle inside of each other provides a certain kind of peace in an otherwise chaotic world.” thingsfittingperfectlyintothings.tumblr.com

- This looks so good: Grilled Radicchio with Goat Cheese and Herbed Tomato Dressing (via)

- Teachers: Run your classrooms, assign work, announce grades, field questions, and track progress with Lantern (via)

- MUJI app that helps you relax/sleep.

- Teenage Mutant Ninja Lime. I giggled.

- Type/Code is looking to hire a User Interface Designer. DUMBO!

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Putting Thought Into Things

“If a website (or any artifact) lacks quality, it is not just one aspect that needs improvement and then it’s all good. Quality is not just the method, just the form, or just the content. The lack of quality doesn’t cumulate in a spot, it is fundamental. Quality is what holds form and content together.”
- Oliver Reichenstein

Putting Thought Into Things, by Oliver Reichenstein

Paper Plants

Paper Plants

Finally my not-so-green thumb can thrive: Paper Plants! Art We Heart comes out with the best stuff. You’ve seen the wall gardens, right?

Made me smile!

Your Attention

“We have these brief lives, and our only real choice is how we will fill them. Your attention is precious. Don’t squander it. Don’t throw it away. Don’t let companies and products steal it from you. Don’t let advertisers trick you into lusting after things you don’t need. Don’t let the media convince you to covet the lives of celebrities. Own your attention — it’s all you really have.”
- Jonathan Harris

Design Matters with Jonathan Harris

This World

This World

This World print by Wasted Rita.

(via Bas)

Friday Link Pack

Keith Yamashita, founder and chairman of SYPartners, spoke at PSFK Conference 2014 about the need to remain open-minded and receptive to new ideas as a creative person.

- Love this Seth Godin post on project management for work that matters

- Nick Knight interviews famous models about working with artists and photographers

- Focus – A Mac app to block distracting websites

- Selfie Toast.

- The CIA style guide goes online: now you can learn to write like a spy (via)

- Ryan tried to cancel his Comcast service. And he recorded the conversation. Painful.

- A TED-Ed Animation Explaining Why Tattoos Are Permanent

- Chase Jarvis’ 7 Habits for Creativity.

- “We are on a boat” matches people who would like to be on a boat, with people who are willing to share their boat.

- Welcome to the Era of the Side Hustle

- Lovely animation.

- Some oldie-but-goodie tips by Chase Jarvis for getting awesome shots on a budget.

- When pets interrupt Yoga. Funny.

- Since 1979, Jadav Payeng has dedicated his life to planting trees, creating a forest that has surpassed the scale of New York’s Central Park.

- Snail Mail My Email is a collaborative art project where volunteers handwrite strangers’ emails and send physical letters to the intended recipients, free of charge.

- This made me cry.

- Don’t carry it unicorn-style. Hold it a few inches above the top of your head, then go forth into that murky filth that is rainy New York. A Pedestrian’s Guide to Walking in New York City With An Umbrella

- A gold Tattly. Gold!

- My friends and studiomates of Oak are looking to hire a Design/Dev intern.

Start Where You Are

“Start where you are.
Use what you have.
Do what you can.”
- Arthur Ashe

Doing That Thing On Your Own

“You’ll become known for doing what you do. It’s a simple saying, but it’s true…The only way to start being asked to do something you want to do is to start doing that thing on your own.”
- Jonathan Harris

Beautiful feature in The Great Discontent

Will Lisak of Etwas

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Will Lisak of Etwas believes in old school craftsmanship. I am completely in love with his Standard No. 3 Bag.