Advice for Design Students

“The greatest output of your careers will be relationships”

From 10 things I wish every design student knew, by Cameron Moll. A great read.

(via Chris)

3D Zebra Crossing

This painted 3D effect zebra crossing in Iceland is amazing. It was painted to slow down traffic and apparently it’s working. I want them all over Brooklyn. More images here.

Service

“It is high time that the ideal of success should be replaced by the ideal of service.”
– Albert Einstein

♥ / #FONTACULAR

A big thank you to Monotype for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

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Friday Link Pack

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Björk interviews herself.

– I’m a CEO: Here’s how I taught my daughter, from a young age, to thrive as a professional

Notion is a unified & collaborative workspace for your notes, wikis, and tasks.

One person’s history of Twitter, from beginning to end

– Desperate to quit your job? Read this first.

I agree with Grace: These book lists should really be curated more thoughtfully.

– Americans are pack rats. Swedes have the solution: ‘Death cleaning.’ (via)

Swipe Fatigue: How online dating is failing us

Getting Comfortable Versus Getting Lazy

– Is something upsetting you? Watch this. (via)

– Thanks to this blog post by Yancey (and Craig Mod) I know use Outlook on my phone for my email. It’s fantastic.

– I am finally embracing Farro.

Cute emergency.

I asked Tinder for my data. It sent me 800 pages of my deepest, darkest secrets (via)

– Hmm.. Everything in your life, right now, is a reflection of what you believe you deserve.

– Jan Tschichold: A Brief History of the Ampersand

– In two weeks I am going to give Getaway a try. Tiny cabins in the woods.

This sleek, modern vessel is both a watering can and pitcher for watering both you and your plants!

– Forget the carving, here’s your DIY Tattly Pumpkin.

Why You Shouldn’t Buy a “New” Book on Amazon

♥ / Squarespace

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Closed Mondays Tiny Trays

These Tiny Trays by Brooklyn based Closed Monday will bring a bit of whimsy into any home.

I Want This!

The Side Winder allows you to wind, store, and protect your MacBook Charger in under 6 seconds without ever having to touch your cables. YES!

SNL Amazon Echo

This Saturday Night Life Skit poking fun at Alexa made me laugh out loud.

When Humans Are Not Around

I Am Feeling This

Let the Connection Be What It Is

“when you meet that person. a person. one of your soulmates. let the connection. relationship be what it is. it may be five mins. five hours. five days. five months. five years. a lifetime. let it manifest itself, the way it is meant to. it has an organic destiny. this way if it stays or if it leaves, you will be softer from having been loved this authentically. souls come into, return, open, and sweep through your life for a myriad of reasons, let them be who and what they are meant.”
― Nayyirah Waheed

Heatherwick Studio’s Friction Table

I just lost my heart to a table. It’s this one. By Heatherwick Studio.

Slow Growth

“The more slowly trees grow at first, the sounder they are at the core, and I think that the same is true of human beings. We do not wish to see children precocious, making great strides in their early years like sprouts, producing a soft and perishable timber, but better if they expand slowly at first, as if contending with difficulties, and so are solidified and perfected.”
– Henry David Thoreau

(via Wendy and Jocelyn)

Critical Edit Checks Before You Hit Publish

This article by Barry Davret is helpful if you do editing work: 10 Unusual But Critical Edit Checks Before You Hit Publish

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Loyalty

“Our modern, rootless times do seem to be a particularly inhospitable environment for loyalty. We come and go so relentlessly that our friendships can’t but come and go too. What sort of loyalty is there in the age of Facebook, when friendship is a costless transaction, a business of flip reciprocity…. Friendship held together by nothing more permanent than hyperlinks is hardly the stuff of selfless fidelity.”
– Eric Felten

The Uncomfortable Rain Boots

I posted abut The Uncomfortable Collection before. I keep going back to it. These rain boots are especially discomfort inducing. Also, this cooking pot.

Hurry Slowly

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this conversation between Jocelyn Glei and Jason Fried. It’s the first episode of the podcast called Hurry Slowly, which is all about how you can be more productive, creative, and resilient through the simple act of slowing down. You can subscribe to it in iTunes.

Love That Will Be Ready

“Someone can be madly in love with you and still not be ready. They can love you in a way you have never been loved and still not join you on the bridge. And whatever their reasons you must leave. Because you never ever have to inspire anyone to meet you on the bridge. You never ever have to convince someone to do the work to be ready. There is more extraordinary love, more love that you have never seen, out here in this wide and wild universe. And there is the love that will be ready.”
― Nayyirah Waheed

C’est rare…

“C’est rare, un chat qui vous regarde dans le yeux.”
– Jean Paul Sartre

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The Internet is A Magical Place

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Defined by What We Create

A quote by Mark Stevenson taken from this CreativeMornings/London talk.

Closed Mondays

This large Circle Handbag by Closed Mondays made me gasp! What a beauty! Definitely wish listed!

Grated Daikon Radish Sculptures

These Grated Daikon Radish Sculptures made me smile.