Invest in Sugru!

I just opened my Sugru community newsletter and learned that I can now buy shares in the company I love so much.

There’s no other company that makes my heart go pitter patter the way Sugru does. (You can watch their story here.)

I am so totally investing a teeny tiny bit of money. (It starts as low as £10) How can I not? I am such a fan and respect Jane and her team so much! What a smart move!

Hagar Cygler

Family series by Harga Cycler

Love this embroidery series by Tel-Aviv based artist Hagar Cygler in which she layers embroidered silhouettes from family photos on top of each other.

(via the Jealous Curator)

Fontstand: iTunes for Fonts

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Netherland based Frontstand was introduced just a few days ago at TYPO Berlin and aims to be the iTunes of Fonts. Fontstand has created a Mac OS X app that allows users to test drive fonts from 20 international type foundries and independent designers for an hour at no charge. Fonts can then be rented for 30-day periods at 10 percent of the purchase price, with no location-based restrictions. This is fantastic!

4D Type

3D Type

Type a word into this browser window and see it extrude into 4D. Hit ‘space’ to pause animation and then scroll to rotate type object. Filed under “I enjoyed playing with this for the last 5 minutes”.

Makerbook

makerbook

Makerbook is a hand-picked directory of the best free resources for creatives.

♥ / Craig Frazier

Thank you Craig Frazier for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

“The secret to simplicity—leave a bunch of stuff out.” –cf

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El Prado Rug

el prado rug

El Prado Rug, handwoven by artisan weavers in the Western Highlands of Guatemala using locally sourced and dyed wool. Pretty cool.

Friday Link Pack

Sleeping standing up. Made me smile. (via)

– Now that’s a lunch box I’d be cool with.

This is mesmerizing. So many masks. So many expressions. I want to make one. (via)

– A bag after my own heart, with red dots.

Watermelon cooler bag. Fun!

– I went to a concert recently and my friend smuggled in booze in Tampon Flasks! I had no idea such a thing even existed.

– Big fan of Slack here. It has completely changed how I communicate with my teams. Here’s a list of tips to make Slack even awesomer.

– Best thing that came out of the Webby awards this year: In Memoriam: Clickbait

Beware the Rise of the Pseudo-Intellectual: Tom Wolfe’s Boston University Commencement Address

Today was a good day Tote.

– Big fan of Holstee’s Mindful Art Subscription.

– Intrigued by this sketch.

– What if you could experience yourself as an old person? (via)

– The fine folks of CreativeLive in SF are looking to hire a Head of Marketing and a Visual Designer.

♥ / Astropad

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Red Paper Bridge

This red paper bridge is a temporary installation by British environmental artist Steve Messam and made from 22,000 separate pieces of locally-sourced paper. Beautiful.

Seymour Chwast

Seymour Chwast Archive

Just launched: An archive of Seymour Chwast’s body of work. This archive is a treasure trove of epic proportions. Featuring selections from the designer’s personal collection, the site includes posters, books, packaging, typography, painting, sculpture, editorial illustrations, and ephemera from the 1940s to the present.

Pikaplant

pikaplant

Pikaplant will turn your “black thumb” into a green one. Tableau system mimics nature so plants water themselves. Learn more about Pikaplant over at booooooom.com.

Rainbow

rainbow

This rainbow photograph by Sarah Illenberger made me chuckle. Would make for a good wall piece in any kitchen…

(via)

Maria Popova in Conversation with Krista Tippett

Maria Popova On Being

I am a fan of the podcast On Being as it is, but this episode with Maria Popova, force behind brain pickings, stopped me in my tracks. What a gentle, wise, old soul Maria is. I am lucky to call her a friend.

Married for 55 Years

The story of a 55 years of marriage.

Rope Masks

Rope Masks

I am alternating between being terrified and fascinated looking at these Rope Masks.

Happy House

Happy House

Yes, I would hang this happy house print by Eliot Kruszynski in my home.

Something You Love

“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.”
— Maya Angelou

Yup.

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It’s Gonna Be Ok. Pin by Adam J. Kurtz.

Comma Queen

The New Yorker has a video series on language. In this episode, Mary Norris talks about commas.

Procastinator Patch

procastinator patch

Procastinator Patch by NO FUN. Made me smile.

Friday Link Pack

(Beautiful mini documentary of one of my former employees and longstanding CreativeMornings volunteers: Yoko Ohama. Created by our CreativeMornings videographer Ben Hallman!)

– Someones looking at me. It might be this shirt.

– My son’s head exploded when I showed him this LEGO Car, built by Raul Oaida, out of half-a-million Lego pieces. Also, it actually drives.

– Interesting job opportunity: The New Republic is looking to find a Director of Product Design.

– These little black photo books are stunning.

Wallpaper you can color in by Jon Burgerman.

– Always remember to Do your best.

Leano, half picnic mat, half lounging chair.

– This portable speaker by Marshall makes me swoon.

– The Bench Go Round, an interactive two-way city bench that spins on its axis. So much fun.

– WOW: The octobass is a string instrument that’s almost twice the size of a bass, so big that it makes a cello look like a violin.

– DIY Folding Letters.

– Animated GIF recipe: How to chiffonate

Interesting answers by MoMA Curator Paola Antonelli in her Reddit Ask Me Anything!

– This article made me laugh: Playground Purgatory.

What 2,000 calories looks like

– Congrats to CoolMomPicks on launching a food section; CoolMomEats.

– Father and daughter building an (ineffective) cereal eating machine. What a cool dad!

– Homemade Rainbow popsicles. Yes!

– Tattly launched a new collaboration with Rifle Paper, the Lovely Set.

– NYC based technology startup Just Works is looking to hire a Front-End Designer. We use Just Works for CreativeMornings and absolutely love it.

♥ / Maker’s Row – American Manufacturing

Thanks to my friends at Maker’s Row for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

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The Reinvention of Normal

I just watched this wonderful mini-documentary on artist, inventor, and designer Dominic Wilcox with my kids. Everyone’s mind was blown.

(In case you’re a parent and not familiar with The Kid Schould See this I recommend you put that blog on your radar.