Friday Link Pack

Always keep coming back to this one by Louis CK.

– OMG! —> BRIXO blocks are chrome-coated building blocks that act as electric conductors. They interlock to produce complete simple circuits with no wires involved, adding lights, motion and sound to any construction. They are LEGO compatible folks!

Panda Stamp. Cute.

– New York Public Library Installs Tiny Trains to Deliver Books

– I really don’t like houseeshoes (had to wear them as a kid) but I do like these simple crochet slippers.

– Grace Bonney’s new book “In The Company Of Womenhas a launch event on October 5th! I’ll be there! You should come too! Ops! It’s sold out!

– Jason Polan collaborated with Uniqlo on a T-Shirt line. What’s not to love? (His giraffes are my favorite!)

You think you have one to-do list, but really you have three. (via)

– Argentinian design studio Sudaca makes beautiful bookshelves. You can watch them while they make it. Live!

– Interesting long read: On How to Disagree

– This reversible bra is pretty cool.

– “Power is about making a difference in the world by influencing others.” The Power Paradox

– This Rainbow Cord Taco by This Is Ground made me chuckle. ( I use my silver one daily.)

– What an interesting looking drip coffee contraption.

This silver notepad makes me laugh every time I sit down at my desk. Well done, Playtype.

– Have you seen this post on how to improve your city? Love it so much!

5 Foreign sayings that just don’t translate

– Divorces should be looked at more as a “courageous and positive act.” Angelina’s Divorce Shows How ‘Failed Marriages’ Are Failing Us

– Our Tattly Halloween Set is pretty cool.

Universe App

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The makers of Universe stopped by at our FRIENDS Happy Hour last night and presented their new app. Everyone was blown away. What a beautifully experimental iPhone app they have built! They have most certainly created a new medium for the mobile world.

The app’s atomic unit is a verse, a 3×5 grid for infinite creativity: art, stories, interactive experiences, radical video collages, immersive soundscapes, musical instruments, even games. Or you can go the practical route and make a portfolio, invitation, how-to guide, recipe, or even a business card.

Download the App, look at examples, then learn how to use it.

I can’t wait to see my ten year old play around wit it! So many possibilities!

Take The Risk of Connection

John Zinsser wants us to wake up, and really “connect”. In this eye-opener, John goes out on a limb and challenges the audience to have real connection in this world. He reshapes our understanding of what we truly risk on a day-to-day, to help us understand the need for connecting as a means for growth, and trusting others on the outskirt of separation.

Congrats to Ivan and his team of CreativeMornings/Charleston for this gem of a talk!

Video by: Jay Wayne Productions, in collaboration with: Mac Kilduff

Natural Sea Sponge

Natural Sea Sponge

I remember having to clean the black board in first grade with a natural sea sponge. My kids love to play with them in the bathtub! And, I simply think they are pretty to look at.

♥ / Mod Tablet 3

A big thank you to This Is Ground for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week!

This Is Ground is excited to announce the launch of the Mod Tablet 3. Three years ago, they conceived the Mod Tablet, a magnetic modular case, built to solve the needs of creative professionals. Since its introduction to the wild, the Mod has become the ultimate day-to-day & travel companion for designers, executives, Silicon Valley tech legends, leading chefs and foodies, actors, musicians, and global citizens of all stripes.

Now, after three years of intensive user testing, countless prototypes and at least two small explosions during experimentation, they are excited to share the most advanced Mod Tablet ever, the Mod 3.

Please use code SWISSMISS when purchasing anything from their site for complimentary Cord Tacos.

This Is Ground


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How Boeing Builds a 737 in Just Nine Days

This blows my mind: How Boeing Builds a 737 in Just Nine Days

101 small ways you can improve your city

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What a delightful article: 101 small ways you can improve your city. We all can have an impact on our surroundings and communities, we just have to act, even in the smallest ways. YES!

(via Kottke)

Know Your Font

Know Your Font

Font nerds unite: Know Your Font is a simple typography adventure.

(via Coudal)

Drywall

As someone who really doesn’t like to clean the stove, I love the idea behind this slightly silly looking product called Frywall. It is a silicone splatter guard that fits inside the rim of any pot or pan, so spattering and sizzling food won’t spray out.

Leather Wrist Ruler

Leather Wrist Ruler

I doubt this leather wrist ruler is practical to measure anything but it sure looks cool.

Present

“Confine yourself to the present.”
– Marcus Aurelius

Sticker Packs

Since the new Apple iOS update texting has become way more fun! These iOS ‘stickers’ by Adam JK are the best!

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And these iOS stickers by Jon Burgerman are my kid’s favorites!

jon burgerman stickers

What are your favorite iOS stickers? Any recommendations on what I should download?

Limited Edition Spooky Graveyard Set

Graveyard Set

Loving the super spooky limited edition Graveyard Set.

Love Trumps Hate

Love Trumps Hate

Love trumps hate pin is so needed after last night’s debate. Go Sagmeister & Walsh for launching a store with anti Trump merch. I want all of the pins!

Stop Worrying

“…decide…whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying….”
Amelia Erhart

Amelia Erhart Scarf

Amelia Erhart

Slow Factory created a series of 8 scarves dedicated to women that inspire. This one with Amelia Erhart is my favorite. She was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean – a trailblazer of a woman!

Listen

Listen Poster

We should all LISTEN a bit more. Poster by Playtype.

Inside the mind of a master procrastinator

I had the pleasure to see Tim Urban speak at The Nantucket Project yesterday. He spoke on artificial intelligence and it blew my mind. I looked him up and found this talk on procrastination. Such a talented and incredibly smart speaker.

Library Burning

“When an old person dies it’s like a library burning.”

Overheard at The Nantucket Project

High Five Postcards

High Five Postcards

Send someone a high-five with this simple postcard by Playtype.

Geometric Rugs

geometric rug

Patricia Urquiola’s geometric rug designs made me look!

Reading and Eating

Reading and Eating

Creativeans x Andrew Loh made reading and eating without a table a possibility. Made me chuckle.

Friday Link Pack

Imagine if a reply-all e-mail chain jumped from the screen into your everyday life. What a nightmare.

God bless free wifi. Yes.

– I think I’d enjoy this book: The New Simplicity in Graphic Design

– It’s a bear. It’s a remote. It’s cute.

MoMA puts 1000s of historical exhibition photos online

– Cat lovers unite: Kitty colar blouse.

– This Experimental Home Tilts Like A See-Saw As You Walk Around Inside

– Researchers have discovered the key to naturally stripping sugar from all our foods

– This is a design-y tea towel.

– Jay Z: ‘The War on Drugs Is an Epic Fail

The best ways to cope with a noisy office (via)

That vs which

This home by Lia Chavez made me gasp.

– Tempted to put some dots on my walls.

– This simple, modular shelfing system called Lap Shelving is beautiful!

The Hamdog is what happens when a hamburger and a hotdog have a baby. Made me laugh.

Responding to cyberbullying – ten tips for teens

100+ new iPhone and iPad features in iOS 10 (via)

Woodieful is a shelf and a stool and a coffee table all in one.

Jony Ive says “Aluminium”

– Even locals who believe climate change is real have a hard time grasping that their city will almost certainly be flooded beyond recognition: This is New York in the not so distant future.

– No big deal: Tattly launched a collaboration with The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C!

Glitter

Sony BRAVIAT commercial fills a derelict casino with 4000 glitter balloons. The is visually stunning.