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– This shoe organizer seems quite useful.

Mondaine launches the first wristwatch created using natural castor oil.

Real Life is ups and downs.

– Lovely episode of the Clever Podcast with the beautiful soul Paola Antonelli.

– Every new or soon-to-be-new-parent should read this raw and honest story on fatherhood by Phil Toledano.

– I truly enjoyed this conversation between Steven Pressfield and Mark McGuinness. If you don’t know his books, look him up.

How to find love.

– My son (7) loves this book by Jon Burgerman so much! It’s like rocket fuel for his imagination.

A photographer’s old college classmates, back then and now.

– This Silicone Dish Scrubber seems smart.

Mother by Amanda Palmer. (via)

– An uplifting read: How the ‘Shalane Flanagan Effect’ Works

This Instagram account asks good questions.

Real Life is ups and downs.

Stray Cats Captured in Martial Arts Poses by Hiroyuki Hisakata

A Pine Romance. Switzerland is so darn majestic. (Thanks Cory)

– Did you know Tattly offers custom temporary tattoos for your next event, tradeshow, company give away etc?

Giant Marble Run


Loop, built in a gallery on a mountainside in the South Korean capital, uses 400 metres of track and 100,000 marbles. I would love to see this in person, with my kids.

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I Want My Attention Back!

I always enjoy hearing or reading Craig Mod‘s take on the world. I am glad you interviewed him, Jocelyn!

Hurry Slowly is one of my new favorite podcasts. Subscribe here.

Fine / Not Fine

Life is never a straight line, that’s for sure. Fine / Not Fine print by Marc Johns.

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A time lapse of Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing 797

– “People are the way they are because of wounds they have not tended to. Whatever the reason, we cannot heal another. Only they can.” Read the full article here.

– A few simple tricks to be less on your phone.

– Love the idea of a swing as a night table in this post. But good luck putting beverages on it, as shown in the photo.

– This made me laugh: Productivity hacks to rule kindergarten like a Silicon Valley boss (via)

– Lovely! Dipped hoop earrings.

There is not greater joy than working together.

– Whoa! Check out this experimental bike which features a frame that twists in the middle.

– I like this minimal Wonky Grid Duvet Cover

5 Mantras for Dealing with Difficult People and Tense Situations. I really liked the first one: “Don’t push buttons that don’t need to be.”

– Beautiful project by Adobe Resident Aundre Larrow studying how our sense of place impacts us.

A literal nest egg, to collect change and be smashed when full. (Ouch, the price though)

– I want one: ‘Kniterate‘, a digital desktop knitting machine, will help you make custom clothing from scratch.

– Mailchimp (100% bootstrapped) has an “investor relations” page about their investments in their community

– A desktop punching bag.

Cure Yourself of Tree Blindness

– I love love love the new Tattly Mod Florals Set by Inaluxe.

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Rejection (and the four paths)

– “Observation is no substitute for doing.” On being a bad manager, by Jason Fried.

– “There’s a lot of anxiety right now about Gen Z’s amount of screen time. But have you seen what we’re up to?” Letter home from Camp Wolfram

– Here’s a wall hook for the cycling obsessed.

– Start Planning for Fall Now With This Interactive Foliage Map

– The remarkable James Victore is sharing his wisdom

– If you close the Amazon app, get off the couch, and shop at independent shops this holiday season, you could be helping rebuild your local economy.

– A monthly expenses template for digital workers. Digital expenses sum up quickly.

3 Ways to Make Your OOO More Human

– You can now see Instagram Stories on the web.

AR Experiments is a site that features work by coders who are experimenting with augmented reality (via)

Son secretly makes a video about his mom to help her find a boyfriend

– Practical:Sink Caddy.

– MIT researchers created a workout suit with ventilating flaps that open when you sweat and get hot.

– Instagram takes up 30% of mine: How to see which apps are wasting your iPhone battery

10+ Times Kids Came Up With Amazing DIY Inventions

Let Anthony Bourdain teach you how to fight food waste

Why Are Airplane Windows Round?

We the people.

Chinese Company Sets Guinness World Record for the Most Robots Dancing Simultaneously

– psst… Tattly is running a Labor Day Sale. Get 30% off on all pairs with code SUMMERVIBES30.

Helmfon

Yes they look ridiculous but I would totally use one of these privacy helmets called Helmfon.

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Artist Serene Teh created a brilliant page-flipping live animation of Assassin’s Creed with ink on paper

A short history of global living conditions

– I want this Courage pin!

This post makes me want to buy a pool noodle!

– Wow. Buffer has a completely transparent product roadmap. (via)

We Don’t Meet Anyone by Accident

– I work with wonderful humans: Guggenheim Friday Lego Winedown

– These are helpful not just in a sales environment: 23 Email Sales Lines to Spur Action.

LinkedIn Is Testing A New Feature That Matches You With A Mentor

– What the what? Pollock chocolate bar?

– This made me smile: The three cleaning graces

This cat bed!

11 ways that I, a white man, am not privileged, by Matt Caron

An inflatable tent.

– These amphibious adventure sneakers are made from Algae

A planter with a face on it!

– This cactus car charger is cute.

– I love love love classic Turkish towels.

– I can’t handle the cuteness of this ‘walk-bike‘ for little ones.

– I just dealt with a seriously clogged toilet and this article on how to fix it was helpful. I didn’t realize it was about moving the water back and forth, not air. Doh.

– The big whale in the Natural History Museum is my favorite. Here’s how he gets cleaned.

– This jetpack backpack is pretty darn adorable.

– This is one beautiful Glass French Press.

– Honored to be speaking at the AIGA Design Conference 2017 this October in Minnesota.

– Put an Avocado on it.

Panobook: A Notebook for Your Desk

Panobook Kickstarter Video from Studio Neat on Vimeo.

A panoramic notebook for your desk? And eventually, your shelf? Panobook looks fantastic!

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(Anyone know who created this?)

Download 200+ Free Modern Art Books from the Guggenheim Museum

– Shining a light on the positive impact immigrants have on the world: thebrightside.co

– Seth Godin is going to teach you how to tell stories that resonate with his brand new online seminar.

– The wonderful Olimpia Zagnoli launched a Skillshare class.

An alarm rug that forces you to get up. Brilliant and annoying.

– The ‘Shazam For Plants‘ Will Identify Any Plant From A Picture (via)

The self-healing letter of complaint

– Dieter Rams’ classic design principles updated for the tech industry

Check who has access to your Google account (via)

Nomadic gardener rents people’s yards to grow produce

– Here’s your chance to explore Sicily with one of my favorite humans, Linda Sarris, aka The Cheeky Chef. A week of Italian culture and culinary delights. YES!

– The delicate art of “managing up”. (via)

Page Weight lets you see how images affect your page speed.

– Helen Dealtry makes beautiful scarves.

Best shot of all time.

Forget about brainstorming, try brainwriting.

This wall rack is beautiful and practical. The two conditions that have to be met to enter my home.

A person is a person through other persons. “We know from everyday experience that a person is partly forged in the crucible of community. Relationships inform self-understanding. Who I am depends on many ‘others’: my family, my friends, my culture, my work colleagues.” (via one of my favorite newsletters)

– Jamila Woods – “Holy

– Beautifully designed weight training equipment? Wow!

– I want to give this Make-Ahead “Ham & Cheese” Breakfast Casserole a try!

– “No parent should ever have to decide if they can afford to save their child’s life. It just shouldn’t happen.” Jimmy Kimmel

– Love what Jason Fried is doing over at Basecamp with their new referral program: You save $50 on your first month if you sign up with this link and the best part: They are going to be donating $50 per signup to the Chicago Food Depository.

– This throw! So fun! (via)

– Did you know CreativeMornings is now happening in 170 cities? Here are all of the upcoming events this month.

I feel great. I feel great. I feel great.

Cast Iron Pizza Pan

This Cast Iron Pizza Pan looks fantastic. You can also use it to cook tortillas, quesadillas, grilled cheese sandwiches and more.

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(Phases of the Moon, animated with Virtual Moon Atlas)

DIY Shows How to Make Your Kid a Cardboard Knight in Armor

– This color fold poster is stunning.

– Put that Lacoste logo in a fish tank with this brooch.

Hazel, a nifty app for keeping your desktop tidy. (via)

– FUN: Galaxy Rocket Adventure Cape

– This Wristwatch baby rattle made me laugh.

– The Noun Project put together this “Icons for Change” collection of progressive posters.

– I really really want a stump stool.

– One of my favorite Instagram accounts: Aesthetics of Joy. I especially love the idea of the hashtag “joyspotting”. We should all have our radars out for moments of joy.

– If I lived in Austin I would team up with this Laura Victore.

Rainbow Neon Light.

– I want to live here.

– I love chickens. And I like this Chicken Run Print.

– Don’t miss the massive Spring Sale over at Tattly: Get 40% off until end of day Monday EST with discount code 40SPRING.

– My kids would approve of this pencil porcupine.

The world’s coolest passports (via)

Envelope Template. Love love love.

– This German Wall Calendar won my heart.

Modern By Dwell Magazine, Furniture and accessories at Target (via)

– Sometimes things that scare you aren’t actually all that scary.

How playing an instrument benefits your brain

– Season 3 of the CreativeMornings podcast is in full swing.

Sign with Robert

Robert teaches you sign language trhough animated GIFs. Love this!

This Is Coffee

This is Coffee!: A 1961 Tribute to Our Favorite Stimulant

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Where the Sounds From the World’s Favorite Movies Are Born

A Philly Guy Filled a Crack in the Street With Sprinkles

Good vibes only.

– A lot of my family members in Switzerland make their own cleaning products. And they totallyy work! But most of all, they’re better for the environment. Here are a few simple cleaning product recipes to follow.

– Of course, there is now a Monstera Leaf Float.

Download 20 Free eBooks on Design from O’Reilly Media

– This made me cry: Black parents talk to their kids about the police

– What a beautiful doorstop.

These images of women’s faces half done up with make up and half left as is are powerful.

Carpet on Carpet made me chuckle.

I agree with Debbie Millman in that you “have to create your own happiness.”

Subway Love Stories.

– This is a beautiful DIY nightstand.

What being an adult feels like.

– The Privacy Enthusiast’s Guide to Using an iPhone

– This is one cool baby blanket.

– When I don’t have the time to go Visit THE MET, I just browse the collection virtually.

– Look, it’s a Broccoli Treehouse!

– Passengers in Dubai can soon choose a drone taxi for their commute

How to Reduce Your Anxiety about the News & Protect Your Psyche

– Can’t stop thinking about whether platforms like Twitter, Facebook or in this case Shopify should take a stand. I think they should: there is no such thing as a neutral platform anymore.

I’ll never bring my phone on an international flight again—neither should you

Can one actually ride a Zebra? <--- From Tattly's new limited edition vintage Vogue Collection.

Bravery Pins

Loving Emily McDowell’s Bravery Pins. Currently proudly rocking the Chose hope over Fear pin.

Retro Keyboard

This typewriter inspired keyboard made me look. Not sure when they will be available.

(via Chris)

Confetti Handknit Mittens

These confetti handknit mittens are the best. Unfortunately no longer for sale. Have to re-learn how to knit, I guess…

(via artistic moods)

Snowflake Tree Skirt

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I have never cared about a tree skirt until I saw this one by Haptic Lab. Also, their quilts! My heart!

Artists Who Want To Sell

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Let’s make a 2016 version of these tips by John Baldessari, shall we?

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.

Retro Japanese Boom Boxes

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Spoon and Tamago’s post on Retro Japanese Boom Boxes made me smile.

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Check out Lucy Engelmann’s portfolio.

Where does confidence come from?

– Recommended reading: America Has Never Been So Ripe for Tyranny, by Andrew Sullivan

– Cheese Lovers, listen up, according to this study eating cheese is good for your heart.

– Love this: Doodl Club is a coloring book club for creative kids. Members receive an artist-made, zine-format, 24 page coloring book monthly.

– The person behind this Tumblr is turning temptation of eating something into a blog action item: I didn’t eat this. Smart!

– Loving these minimal notebooks and postcards.

– The Eurovision Song Contest was always such a (cheesy) big deal growing up. It’s coming to the US!(via)

– Need some design inspiration? Top 75 Design Blogs and their Best Articles

Cindy Gallop’s CreativeMorning talk is now available as a podcast. It went live this morning.

– Interesting: Radiohead and Thom Yorke have erased themselves from the internet

– For more than a century, all New York City leases expired and started on the same day of the year, May 1.

Time-Lapse of Northern Lights in Alaska

– Have some die hard Pizza Lovers in your life? Show them this pizza jumpsuit and bedding. I mean…OMG!

– “.. working mothers are viewed as more distracted and less productive, while working fathers are viewed as more stable because they have kids to support.” This Is Exactly How Hard It Is For Mom Entrepreneurs

– Peas are totally underrated. Here are three recipes that make my mouth water.

– This is a soccer match I would actually watch

– Need a space in NYC or SF for a meeting, photo shoot, pop-up or a party? Check out Splacer.

– My heart is open 7 Days a week. Yours?

– I don’t know about you but I feel GREAT!

– FiveStars in San Fransisco is looking to hire a Senior Visual Designer and a Head of Design

Empowered by MailChimp: Tattly

A few weeks ago I got a call from my friend Mark at MailChimp in which he asked: “What would you say if we made a commercial on Tattly for Viceland TV?” Needless to say, I nearly fell off my chair. Sure enough, a few weeks later, Vice and their huge crew showed up at Tattly HQ and filmed a day straight. And above is the end product, which you can also see here. How cool is MailChimp? For a small bootstrapped company like Tattly, generous PR gestures like this one are a big deal.

MailChimp was part of Tattly from the very beginning. In fact, when I started the project, almost five years ago, I ran out of money and didn’t have the funds to print the first batch of tattoos. Rusty who helped me at the time had the idea to add a sponsored bonus Tattly in every order. We pitched the idea to MailChimp and they said yes, which allowed us to get production going. Interesting fact: MailChimp knows the pain of being a bootstrapped company. They are still, years later, privately held, which I think you can sense when you pay a bit of attention. They are and have been generously supporting creative projects around the world. (I myself fall into this category also with CreativeMornings. MailChimp was our first global partner) I consider them a “angel investor of the creative world” not just with Tattly but with many other conferences, magazines, experimental-creative-you-name-it-proejcts. Their generous support is making a real difference.

Thank you MailChimp. Tattly (and the rest of the creative world) loves and appreciates you.


In this same series, Vice and MailChimp also made one on FLO+THEO, Jane’s Motorcycles and Heatonist. You can see them all here.