Fountain Pen

Fountain Pen

This fountain pen is a beauty. Yes, please!

Claustrum Tape Dispenser

Claustrum Tape Dispenser

What a curious looking tape dispenser this is. I love it when objects are intriguingly weird in their form.

The Thanksgiving Reader

“I think that we can’t go around measuring our goodness by what we don’t do—by what we deny ourselves, what we resist, and who we exclude. I think we’ve got to measure goodness by what we embrace, what we create, and who we include.”
– Robert Nelson Jacobs

This is a page out of The Thanksgiving Reader, a new side project by Seth Godin and a few of his colleagues. It’s a bonafide Thanksgiving Family Tradition Experiment. And I like it. Check it out here.

The Thanksgiving Reader



Interesting: Prototypo is a parameter-based font generator.

(Thanks Jenny!)

Valid Criticism

“Valid criticism does you a favor.”
Carl Sagan

♥ / Postable

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

Postable snail mails your holiday cards for you. You can write them on the website and they take care of the rest. The card collection is truly stellar with designers like Rifle Paper Co. and it’s all 100% recycled.

Here’s how it works
– Pick a card
– Upload a picture or write a message
– They print, stamp, address and mail everything

It’s especially great for company holiday cards (and they even have a neat little tool for collecting people’s mailing addresses).

Go to and receive 20% off your cards with code SWISS20 until 12/31

(Interested in sponsoring a week of my RSS feed, learn more here.)

Geometric Twin Houses

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These stunning Geometric Modern Twin Houses in Upstate NY by Architecture studio WOJR made me gasp!

Friday Link Pack

According to Wikipedia, the phenomenon known as the Overview Effect is described as the moment an astronaut views Earth from space and has a cognitive shift in awareness largely due to viewing earth as whole. This cognitive shift is often followed by an increase in human awareness and natural habitat and conservation of the earth’s resources.

– LOVE this: Long Distance Couple Stays Connected through Split Portraits of Parallel Experiences

– I am ok with this minimalist Jewelry Box

– I agree with Chris Glass, these patches are super fun.

– Dance your PhD

AnyIntern: 35,000+ curated tech internships and work experience

– My heart is bursting: My friend Maggie Doyne made CNN hero of 2015. So fully fully deserved!

– Love TED Talks? Here are five sites with talks that are just as good.

– I am a fan of all things Floyd. This minimal bed frame is really really love.

– ‘Son of Concorde’ can go from London to New York in THREE HOURS will fly in 2021 at speeds of over 1,200mph.

– Ha! I Finally Visited The Louvre And This Is What I Saw

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Lady Gaga on saying NO! (via)

China from above.

Cats getting spooked by cucumbers. Hilarious.

A graphic history of Typewriter.

– Woah! Time capsule for the year 2957 discovered at MIT

– Video: 14 Delicious Ways To Cook Potatoes (via)

– 30 Years Ago, Mr. Snuffleupagus Shocked ‘Sesame Street’

– I love coming back to this Should I Check My Email flow chart.

An Italian company went email-free for a week and rediscovered the value of talking. Go figure. (via)

– This made me laugh: Man records entire Vegas vacation with his GoPro pointed the wrong way.

Holiday gift guide for designers. The Emoji Masks made me laugh.

– Yum! Caramelized Onion and Tomato Focaccia!

Portable Standing Desk.

– It’s been a sad week for rdio and Aether Cone lovers like me.

– Tattly is looking to hire a Design Director. Come work with me!


“Nothing ever is. Everything is becoming”.


self help (via)

The Startup Playbook

The Startup Playbook

Team Y Combinator generously shares insightful startup advice in their Startup Playbook. I want to hug them all for this. I feel like I just hit gold!

(via Jocelyn Glei’s fab Newsletter)

♥ / Maker’s Row

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

Maker’s Row is modernizing “Made in USA” for the 21st century by developing and uniting a community of over 9,000 American manufacturers and over 85,000 brands looking to produce products here in the United States.

Our Academy courses take the guesswork out of the manufacturing process to share practical takeaways at any experience level.

Go to and receive 25% off any plan with code SWISS11 until 11/19.

(Interested in sponsoring a week of my RSS feed, learn more here.)

Hummingbird Bike

Humminbird bike

The Hummingbird is the lightest folding bike on the market. It weights a mere 6.5kg (~14 lb). Totally wishlisted!

Iceland Baggy Leggins

iceland baggy leggings

I am a grown woman and I want a pair of Iceland Baggy Leggins in my size.

Beyond Work

Beyond Work

Curtis James’ beautiful Beyond Work project is driven by a simple purpose, to unearth the working loves of people who’s jobs are often invisible, and for the stories that come out to inspires all to make the world of work respectful, humane and kind place that rewards people with more than money.

So. Much. YES!

DesignMatters with Simon Sinek

Beautiful DesignMatters episode with a person I truly admire: Simon Sinek.

Emotional Baggage

emotional bagggage

This luggage tag made laugh: Emotional baggage.

Be Brave

Be Brave

Good daily reminder to be brave.

It All Makes Sense

It all makes sense

And all of a sudden, It All Makes Sense.

Wood Rails

wood rails

I love idea of these wood rails to of hang a large print.

Friday Link Pack

I just love James Corden. Did you see him sing carpool karaoke with Stevie Wonder?

– The founder of Squarespace, Anthony Casalena, speaks on Minimalism in the most recent episode of the CreativeMornings podcast.

A concrete chair.

– School of Life founder Alain de Botton discusses how philosophy can change your life.

– Cool: By matching pixel data with image downloads, Shutterstock has identified the latest color and design trends for 2015.

Love love love this home in Utah. Especially the giant wallpaper print in the kids room.

– Fantastic new book on color by Katie Greenwood: 100 Years of Color

This waterproof case turns your iPhone into a GoPro Camera

Dear Teacher: Heartfelt Advice for Teachers from Students (via)

– What’s not to love: Ikea is turning kids’ drawings of imaginary friends into real toys

Brooklyn Bar Menu generator. Made me laugh.

– I keep thinking it’s going to bark any minute.

– Every week, this agenda reveals an awe-inspiring fact that will help you keep your life in perspective as you plan your days.

– You’re a graphic designer? You need this book by Michael Bierut.

Want better, not more.

Choose joy.

– What an unusual, interesting looking desk.

– Emoji lovers! There’s now a physical emoji keyboard, thanks to EmojiWorks

LookTel app lets the blind identify the currency in their hand. (via)

– How Richard Scarry updated his children’s book to be more progressive and inclusive

– This man got some serious parallel parking skills.

– Photographer self-promotes by mailing out 400 action figures of himself

– Tomorrow is our grand opening of the first ever Tattly Parlor in Brooklyn. Come get sleeved up.

– Hoefler & Co. is looking to hire a Front-end Developer

A Sponge Soap Thingy


A sea sponge dipped into a shallow bath of all-natural vegetable-based glycerine soap. Lovely.

Freunde von Freunden

Freunde von Freunden

I am thrilled (and a bit stunned) that my ‘world’ is featured on Freunde von Freunden. A big thank you to Shoko Wanger and Nicole Franzen.

You Don’t Get Forever

What an incredibly moving talk: After Photojojo founder Amit Gupta was diagnosed with leukemia, the community rallied to find a very rare matching bone marrow donor. After recovering, he found himself unable to resume the life he had before, and carrying a secret that took him a year to tell the world.

Amit, so much respect and gratitude for sharing your journey.