Friday Link Pack

Pixar Animators spent 5 years making this devastatingly beautiful short film in their spare time

100 Women in Tech and Founders to Follow on Twitter

– Interesting and counter-intuitive article on how to pick the fastest line at the Supermarket.

– This made me laugh: A solution to the texting and walking epidemic! (via)

Collection of articles, videos, and resources made by designers at Facebook.

– Wow! Beautifully designed athletic hijabs made to get more young Muslim girls into athletics.

– Smart: Store your phone in your water bottle during your next work out.

– What to do when the name of your business becomes associated with terrorism. I feel for the owner of the ISIS hair salon.

How to start running

How to make a nasty cold suck less

– Cool: Maslow is a 4×8 foot CNC router for $350. Imagine the stuff you can build!

– This little guy made me chuckle.

– Just discovered this free (!) Skillshare class by Mailchimp teaching you how to automate, optimize, and personalize emails to increase sales. So good.

CEO school.

– This brand new CreativeMornings talk by Simon Sinek is fantastic. 30mins well spent.

– If you’ve ever wondered which countries have the most introverted vs. extraverted norms, here’s a map of the data from 51 cultures.

A Tweet on Principles.

Guzzle Buddy is a handy device that transform an entire bottle of wine into a personal drinking glass. Low in class, high in fun.

– I wish people would be more open about the topic of money. Here’s an interesting article with 7 questions that might help start a conversation around it.

– Treehugger wrote an article about my co-working space FRIENDS WORK HERE.

– Psst… Tattly is running a SALE until the end of Sunday.

Retro Wave

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Create your own retro 80s graphics with the Retro Wave Generator!

(via Chris)




♥ / The joy of gifting, only better.

Big thanks to Nuno for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

Nuno is changing the way America gives gifts with stylish and sustainable fabric gift wraps. Every Nuno Gift Wrap is crafted with care to ensure your gifts are dressed to impress, and with minimal impact to the planet.

Inspired by the ancient Japanese art of furoshiki, Nuno Gift Wraps are touchably awesome works of art that are wildly repurposable and fun to use. Even better, our fabric is made of 100% recycled plastic bottles. That means more gift-giving style all year long, while also giving Mother Nature a break. And better yet, no tape, scissors or ribbon required—making all-night wrapping sessions a thing of the past.

Wrap with love.

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Melting Skittles

Totally doing this with my kids this weekend! Melting Skittles with hot water!

Bad Hombre + Nasty Woman

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Anna Dorfman is fast: Nasty Woman. Bad Hombre. Self-explanatory if you follow US politics.

The Nr. 1 Lifehack

Soviet Innerness

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Soviet Innerness is a touching photo project showcasing forgotten interiors walls in former Soviet Bloc nations. Absolutely beautiful! So many stories that want to be told. Well done, Elena Amabili and Alessandro Calvaresi!

(This brings back memories: For my thesis in 1999, I created a 200 page photo book on the beauty in the mundane!)

Tattly Stoop Sale

Tattly Stoop Sale

Psst… Tattly is currently running a Stoop Sale! (Think the Brooklyn version of a Yard or Garage sale) Use discount code STOOPSALE20, it ends Sunday!

FOMO Survival Kit

The idea behind the FOMO Survival Kit made me chuckle. It’s a student project by Lara Défayes, a fresh Media & Interaction design graduate of ECAL in Lausanne.

(FOMO = Fear Of Missing Out)

Now Playing

Now Playing - Wall-Mounted Record Holder

Part of the beauty of owning vinyl is the artwork and too often it sits in a crate. Now Playing is a wall-mounted holder for your vinyl that displays the cover in all it’s glory. So simple.

Transformable Table


Boulon Blanc created the perfect table for small NYC apartments: It easily goes from coffee table to working or dining table in one easy move. Now available on Kickstarter.

Office Slide

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New life goal: Office slide that takes you outside and not just one floor down, like we’ve seen in so many startup offices.

Design-y Surfboards

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These are some sweet looking surfboards. Designed by Måns Swanberg, who also is really good at drawing cats.


If I was a photographer I would jump on buying the Palette Controllers for faster and more convenient photo retouching.

Remember this:

Feeling Inferior

This quote!

(via The little Book of Confidence)

Almost over…

What To Focus on: Happy

This Tattly by Marc Johns is getting me through these last weeks before the presidential election here in the US is finally over. Election years are rough.

Seth Godin in conversation with Marie Forleo

Beautiful conversation between Seth Godin and Marie Forleo.

(via Paul)


Mortified is an event series where adults share their most embarrassing childhood artifacts (journals, letters, poems, lyrics, plays, home movies, art) on stage. Hear grown men and women confront their past with tales of their first kiss, first puff, worst prom, fights with mom, life at bible camp, worst hand job, best mall job, and reasons they deserved to marry Jon Bon Jovi. So incredibly entertaining.

Definitely subscribing to their podcast.

Clemens Auer Tweezers


I love when someone tries to redesign an object in an unconventional way, in this case, tweezers. The unique circular shape of these tweezers by Clemens Auer is beautiful.

Fold-Up Market Tote


These fold-up market totes are beautiful.

The Bolted Book

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Book lovers, this is for you:

In 1927, the Italian Futurist artist and designer Fortunato Depero created a monograph of his work unlike anything that had been seen before. Called Depero Futurista, or “Depero the Futurist,” it is also known as The Bolted Book, because it is famously bound together by two large industrial aluminum bolts.

Filled with bold typographic experimentation, daring layouts, and featuring work in nearly every artistic and design medium, it is universally recognized as a landmark avant-garde example of the “book as object.”

Long unavailable, The Bolted Book is now coming back to print. Designers & Books, the Center for Italian Modern Art in New York (CIMA), and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto, Italy (Mart), which houses the Depero archives, are collaborating to publish a new facsimile edition, which will be the first exact copy of Depero Futurista ever produced since its original publication 90 years ago.

You can help reissue The Bolted Book as it appeared in its original form and return this resonant piece of design history to the present.

You can view all 240 pages of the original Bolted Book in detail as well as English translations from selected pages at and you can join me in supporting the Kickstarter project.

People Watching

People watching by Scott Wayne. Oddly fascinating.

Instant Gratification

“Everything is instant gratification and the problem is too many people have applied that instant gratification to their careers and to their lives.”
— Simon Sinek

Watch the talk.