The HotTug is the world’s first wood-fired hot tub that you can bathe and “sail” in. Float down a river in the middle of winter, sipping a cold drink and soaking in the steaming hot water! SO FUN!
“The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who’ll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work.
If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to do an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself.
Things occur to you. If you’re sitting around trying to dream up a great idea, you can sit there a long time before anything happens. But if you just get to work, something will occur to you and something else will occur to you and something else that you reject will push you in another direction.
Inspiration is absolutely unnecessary and somehow deceptive. You feel like you need this great idea before you can get down to work, and I find that’s almost never the case.”
— Chuck Close
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Streaks is the to-do list for iPhone that helps you form good habits.
It’s an effective, motivating app that will get you focused on tackling the things you want to achieve: reach your fitness goals, learn a language, write a book, quit smoking – anything!
Oh, and last month it received an Apple Design Award! Apple choose just ten apps each year to receive this prestigious award.
I totally want one of these Vintage Slotted Menu Board to tell my kids whats on the menu this week, or to send subliminal messages to my team. But yikes, #expensive.
These Grass Flip Flops made me laugh. I can totally see myself laying in bed thinking “Oh no, I forgot to water my shoes!”
Do you have employees? Then you know the feeling when one of them resigns and you didn’t see it coming. It happened to me recently and I wish I would have known about it earlier. Maybe I could have done something about it.
Know Your Company helps you find out how your employees feel about your business, the work, the culture, etc. You’ll be able to address issues before they turn into bigger problems. I will definitely give this a try! Thanks for pointing me to it, Jason!
A short video about the daily life of a NYC ice cream truck operator. Sounds like a hard job.
This motorized suitcase made me laugh! My kids would totally lose their minds over this way of getting around the airport. SO MUCH FUN!
Mathieu Tremblin paints over Graffiti to make it legible. This made the graphic designer in me chuckle.
(via Chris Glass)
The fine folks over at Tinybop launched yet another wonderful app: Skyscraper! It allows you to playfully contract your own skyline of buildings, send people up and down in elevators, spark a blackout or clog the toilet, fix a pipe or put out a fire and so on! The app was beautifully designed by Berlin-based illustrator Mike Ellis.
Sticotti is a beautiful, modular wooden bookshelf, sustainably made in Argentina. I love everything about this Kickstarter project.
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“Finishing big projects takes so much time that we often kind of lose sight of how far we’ve come in the process. And unfortunately there’s no built in progress bar.”
— Jocelyn K Glei
I wish life came with a progress bar. An idea I discovered in this this thoughtful CreativeMornings/LA talk by Jocelyn K Glei.
Here’s a step ladder that you don’t have to hide away after use. It folds flat and you can hang it beautifully on a wall or on the side of a cabinet.