Friday Link Pack

What are the most popular email clients?

Lock down your Facebook privacy settings with these simple steps.

Supporting Musicians: A Practical Guide (discovered this blog because of this thread)

– 3 things employees really want: Career, Community, Cause

AIGA launched a Magazine called Eye on Design. It was created by an all-women team based in NYC, London and Berlin. WOW!

– Curious Emperor penguins have been captured in Antarctica getting up close and personal on film. (via Coudal)

– It’s Official: The VW Bus is Back and it’s Electric

– I love how my friend Sawyer shares the books he is reading.

Slow Hack: Ask “Why?” 5 Times. (discovered this blog because of this thread)

– Some digital wallpaper gems in here.

– I am quite enamored with Evi O’s bold art.

Symmetry. (discovered this blog because of this thread)

Whatever you do, don’t run back to what broke you.

OpenIDEO got a facelift.

– “Reading books can make you happier and reading is for awesome people. Visiting art galleries and museums can make you smarter and trips to see live theatre “enhance tolerance, and empathy”.” How to Balance Your Media Diet

– Gulp. How much do I need to retire?

12 things everyone should know about tech, by Anil Dask. (via)

Why are sloths so slow?

This girl. Wow!

– “Amazon is slowly but surely chipping away at its larger advertising rivals. This year, its US ad revenues will climb 63.5% to surpass $2 billion for the first time.” Article.

How to get back your privacy online without completely checking out.

– This new peacock feather Tattly is flying off the shelves.

– Thank you Layers conference for sponsoring my blog this week.

Friday Link Pack

The Secret History of the Color Black

The New US Tax Law, Explained with Cereal

This jacket uses solar power to glow in the dark

Be Like Water: The Philosophy and Origin of Bruce Lee’s Famous Metaphor for Resilience/ (Tattly licensed his famous words and turned them into tattoos!)

A Sense of Appreciation Is the Single Most Sustainable Motivator at Work

– Stunning: A Top Floor Sprinkler Leak Creates a 21-Story Tower of Icicles on a Chicago Fire Escape

A Beginner’s Guide to Backing Up Photos (Thanks Ajay)

My mug is watching me.

– I own one of these Disco Ball Tumblers and it gives me a ridiculous amount of joy.

A Thermometer broke at -62°C (-80°F) in the world’s coldest village. Totally impressive photos.

– This hero bookend made me chuckle.

46 Women Who Are Changing the World

Let me interrupt your expertise with my confidence. LOL.

– This stop motion made me giggle.

– Love this geometric ring.

– Adam Grant and his wife share tips on how to negotiate your way to a better marriage

– What a treasure trove! 36 Ideas for Finding More Creativity & Meaning in Your Daily Work

Urban Camouflage Sweaters.

– “Your silence and amnesia are complicity

– I bought this pretty three minute hourglass and now my kids brush their teeth longer. It works.

– Come work with me: I am hiring a Community Coordinator at CreativeMornings and a Social Media and Marketing Manager at Tattly.

– See you at the Women’s March in NYC tomorrow, wearing these.

– Kai, the force behind Offscreen Magazine sponsored my blog this week. His labor of love remind us what’s good about tech. The world needs more publications like this.

Clouds Sweater

This sweater!

Cheerful Despair

This pin made me laugh out loud.

Friday Link Pack

– Someone Asked the Internet to Name a Badder Bitch Than Taylor Swift and People Delivered

– Design-y Bottle Humidifier. (via the 2017 DesignMilk Gift Guide)

– Oh, I weirdly like these Sound Skins for SONOS.

– A reminder that it’s totally ok to be the friend who gets a little too excited.

Debbie Millman has a new Skillshare class about visual storytelling.

Why Joy is the Best Protest

The “Other Side” Is Not Dumb, by Sean Blanda

This book! I miss him so much.

Beat Generosity Burnout

Heartbeat: A bi-weekly newsletter on leadership, company culture, employee engagement and employee feedback by Claire Lew.

A boutique hotel you can call home.

– Zaha Hadid: celebrating her life, vision and buildings

A Winter Guide to NYC

The ‘untranslatable’ emotions you never knew you had

– I love my Stutterheim raincoat. I want all the colors.

– Want to know how much time you spend on your phone per day? The Moment app will track it and tell you. (via Jocelyn)

Reading at work.

Tattlys new Flash Custom program allows you to order personalized existing designs in low quantities. A fun surprise at a friend’s birthday, your book club, … you name it!

– Come work with me! CreativeMornings is hiring a community coordinator to help grow our global community or organizers.

Current Status

Friday Link Pack

– 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.


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.

Friday Link Pack

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.

Friday Link Pack


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.


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

Friday Link Pack

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!

Friday Link Pack

(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:

– 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.


Friday Link Pack

(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

Friday Link Pack

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)