Blog-iversary! 11th Years Today!

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11 years ago today I started this blog, not knowing it would become the catalyst for so much good in my life. Here’s my first post. All the feels. Happy my 11th blog-iversary to you! And, thank you for reading!

Look-Se

This new film by Daniel Savage is beautiful. What a talented human!

Set The Light Bulb Free

Flyte

FLYTE is a levitating light which hovers by magnetic levitation and is powered through the air. OMG! This is stunning!

Trouble On Behalf of Women

“Whatever you choose, however many roads you travel, I hope that you choose not be a lady. I hope you will find some way to break the rules and make a little trouble out there. And I also hope that you will choose to make some of that trouble on behalf of women.”
– Nora Ephron

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Broad Mic Podcast

The lovely Kelly Hoey interviewed me for Broad Mic a few weeks ago. The podcast just went live!

Note to self: Must talk slower!

Mover Kit: The 1st educational wearable kids make & code

The Mover Kit is an intuitive way for kids ages 8 and over to learn the fundamentals of electronics, programming and solve problems creatively. I think my kids would totally love this.

Quality

“Quality is not an act, it’s a habit.”
– Aristotle

The Little Prince

(via On Animation)

Waiting to be ready

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Don’t wait.

The Myth of Average

High school dropout turned Harvard faculty talks about how a simple new way of thinking helps nurture individual potential.

(via Katie)

Creative Spark: Deborah Cook

Really enjoyed this mini documentary on stop motion costume designer Deborah Cook in which she takes viewers inside her creative process. Fascinating.

Jay Keeree

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Jay Keeree creates mesmerizing animated GIFs.

(via Carly)

It’s ok to..

rules for newbies

I think I need to make a list inspired by this one for new employees on my teams. My last line would definitely be: Make use of our confetti drawer.

(via josh)

Marina Abramović: Advice to the Young

(via Carly)

Flowers

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Next time you are going over to someone’s house and want to bring some flowers, try a bouquet of scented Tattly. They are water color designs by French artist Vincent Jeannerot.

(image by Ace Boothby)

Buzz vs Symphonies

“As long as we feed people buzz, we cannot expect their minds to produce symphonies.”
– Maria Popova

Maria gave a commencement address to a class of future journalists, policy-makers, and culture-creators.

Candy-colored Field Notes

candy colored field notes

Loving the new candy colored Field Notes!

CreativeMornings: Todd Henry

In this CreativeMornings talk Todd Henry speaks on how at the end of your life you’ll point to a delta, a sum total of change that exist in this world because you were alive. And how the choices we make every day on where we want to put our focus, assets, time and energy ultimately determine the body of work that we build.

If you enjoy this talk, I recommend you look up his book Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Every Day.

People Judge You Based on 2 Criteria

“If someone you’re trying to influence doesn’t trust you, you’re not going to get very far; in fact, you might even elicit suspicion because you come across as manipulative,” Cuddy says. “A warm, trustworthy person who is also strong elicits admiration, but only after you’ve established trust does your strength become a gift rather than a threat.”

A Harvard psychologist says people judge you based on 2 criteria when they first meet you

Community

“The possibilities that exist between two people, or among a group of people, are a kind of alchemy. They are the most interesting thing in life.”
– Adrienne Rich

Adrienne Rich on Lying, What “Truth” Really Means, and the Alchemy of Human Possibility

Small Victories

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Small Victories takes files in a Dropbox folder and turns them into a website. Here are some super fab examples:

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small victories example

Try it yourself: Small Victories

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Pencil Bowl

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A bowl made of pencils, designed by Michiel Cornelissen Ontwerp. Love this.

Friday Link Pack

Filmmakers Ben Watts and Ivan Kander have put together this impressive supercut of writers struggling with writer’s block, based on 53 popular films. (via)

– Come work with me. Team CreativeMornings is hiring a Content Manager.

– Did you know you can print your own custom Mighty Wallet?

The Unhealthy Truth Behind ‘Wellness’ and ‘Clean Eating’

– Love this: Two Buildings on Canal Street Are Waging a Post-it War in Their Windows

– Kimberly Weisul, editor-at-large at Inc Magazine wrote a very generous article about me: 6 Secrets of Radical Productivity, From an Entrepreneur Who Runs 4 Businesses

How To Teach Your Kids To Swim. (via Aarron)

The GoBoat is a highly portable and compact inflatable boat invented by Dave Yonce.

– Need more reason to move? Exercise appears to substantially reduce the risk of getting 13 different types of cancer.

– The US decided to make trash collection as invisible as possible, Taiwan decided to play a loud song in the streets

– I want to lounge on this pizza.

The unbearable lightness of being yourself on social media 

How to get rid of burn marks in your pots, with just salt and water.

– Tim Ferriss on The Awesome Jar and Gratitude

– “Facebook is a catalyst for envy, and therein lies its inevitable moral exhaustion.” Facebook Adé

– Watch a series of tennis shots on a clay court and decide whether each was in or out. You only get one chance and five seconds to make the call.

What are those floaty things in your eye?

– These Misaki Sackies made me look. And giggle.

– Made me look: The Poetry Of Moving Furniture By Nendo

– “We wear black because we’re not tourists here to see a show; because we are, in a sense, with the band. The band is New York, and the color is black.” Why New Yorkers Have Always Worn Black, by Amy Larocca

Hangbird clothes drying rack lifts your clothes away for drying, helps save resources and is made of high quality components by people with special needs. (via)

– This is one cool kids sweater.

– This made me chuckle: My First Time Camping. (via Coudal)

Tattly turns 5 this summer! Instead of asking for presents and making a birthday wish (like many 5 year olds) we’re granting you a birthday wish! Tell us what new Tattly you would love to see added to our collection and we’ll make your Tattly dreams come true by bringing the most requested design to life. Head here to make your wish!

– Product Designers listen up: Charity Water is hiring!