Hix


My 7 year old is completely smitten with Hix, a versatile new toy consisting of four soft, convertible cones made of elastic silicone rubber. Each cone transforms into four basic shapes which can be stacked and nested in a myriad of different configurations.

Know Yourself

“Learn to know yourself. To search realistically and regularly, the processes of your own mind and feelings.”
– Nelson Mandela

(via)

These small felt animals by PetitFelts won my heart.

(Thanks Kim)

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Friday Link Pack

20 minutes dinners!

Embroidery art!

Gather is a minimal, modular desk organizer. Really well done!

Why Americans Smile So Much (via)

– This modular shoe might make me consider occasionally wearing higher heels again.

– A Real-Life Education in Protecting Your Creative Work In a Digital Age

Google’s new AI tool turns your selfies into emoji.

Everything is a game. I watched the trailer. And now, my brain hurts but I am intrigued.

– Is this a thing?

– This is my favorite place in the world.

Personal Democracy Forum 2017: A conference exploring and analyzing technology’s impact on politics, government, and society.

This pot. So beautiful.

– My kids would love this desktop edition pool game.

– This is a stunning print.

– This you’re old cake topper made me laugh.

11 Questions to Ask Before Getting a Divorce

8 Captivating Books on Design History

How to cut cake perfectly.

– I can’t stop laughing. There’s a device that helps you take better selfies with or just photos of your dog.

– This is a beautiful, minimal laundry hamper.

– This years Adobe Creative Residents have been announced. In my next life I want to be a resident!

– Is there an upcoming Creativemornings event in your city?

Skateboarding Rainbow. Of course.

Palm Jewelry Dish

This palm shaped jewelry dish is lovely.

Pile of Good Things

“So what if instead of thinking about solving your whole life, you just think about adding additional good things. One at a time. Just let your pile of good things grow.”
– Rainbow Rowell

(via this #riskhappy Instagram Post)

Sounds of NYC

My studiomate Gabe just launched Sounds of NYC in collaboration with Breather (a service I LOVE). So simple. So lovely.

The Hello Bench

This bench concept made me laugh. For once a corporate video I actually enjoyed.

(via Kyle)

Normal

“Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for, in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.”
– Ellen Goodman

(via this Instagram post)

Pause Button For Email

INBOX PAUSE is a handy pause button for your inbox. It allows you to put new messages on hold, making it so they won’t appear in your Inbox until you are ready for them. If you choose, INBOX PAUSE can notify the people who email you to let them know that their message will not be delivered to your Inbox. When you unpause your Inbox, all of the messages that you received during the break will be moved to your Inbox, and new messages will arrive as before.

This is by the same folks that created Boomerang for Gmail.

Communication

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”
– George Bernard Shaw

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Orvibo Wi-Fi Smart Socket Outlet

I just installed a Orvibo Wi-Fi Smart Socket so I can turn on my A/C, cool down my apartment, when I am on my way home during the hot NYC summer days. The app is beautifully designed and easy to use. I am ready for you, summer!

No Wifi Handkerchief

This no wifi handkerchief made me laugh.

Standing Coffee Measure Spoon

Designed by Masaharu Asano, the standing coffee measure spoon stands up on its own both when not in use, but also if you need to put it down after scooping up a mound of beans. Beautiful and functional. The two criteria for (almost) everything entering my home.

Get After That Light

“…Nothing new would be built if things were never broken. A wise man once said: there’s a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in. Get after that light.”

Manifesto for Creative Resilience

Generosity

“You don’t need to save up the goodwill and encouragement you offer to others. It will be automatically replenished, and it pays dividends along the way.”
– Seth Godin

Stinginess in the connection economy

Women Who Design

Women Who Design is a Twitter profile directory of inspiring women in the design industry. Go and nominate more women!

Surfing Without Waves

I can’t help but giggle looking at this electronic surf board. No waves needed.

Questions & Empathy

Absolutely loving this deck of cards designed by sub rosa to help enable empathic thinking. I flipped through the cards and found countless uncomfortable questions. I foresee my next dinner party with friends will have lots of deep conversation. My favorite part: When you open the box, it reads “no small talk” on the lid. So good! The world needs this.

Never Done

“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.”
― Thomas Jefferson

(via)

A Manifesto for Creative Resilience

Illustrator Wendy MacNaughton and writer Courtney E. Martin created a manifesto for creative resilience. Three versions of the above poster are available online — red, white, and blue, black and white, and rainbow — with all proceeds donated to Hedgebrook, a rural writing residency for women.

Embrace An Element of Surprise