Spoon and Tamago’s post on Retro Japanese Boom Boxes made me smile.
Check out Lucy Engelmann’s portfolio.
– 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.
– 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.
– For more than a century, all New York City leases expired and started on the same day of the year, May 1.
– “.. 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!
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.
Adam Grant shares why great innovators procrastinate, feel doubt and fear and have bad ideas.
“Respect yourself and others will respect you.”
Rachel Berger created Icon Diary, a collection of daily memories, each captured in writing and in a simple animated illustration. Beautiful.
A sea sponge dipped into a shallow bath of all-natural vegetable-based glycerine soap. Lovely.
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– “RBF is a face that, when at ease, is perceived as angry, irritated or simply … expressionless.” Totally part of the RBF club.
– Love how Frank Chimero shares his favorite books online.
– Practical: Contemporary minimalist wooden foldable coat stand
– This Carry On Cocktail Kit made me laugh.
– This is the coolest, minimalist bunkbed I have seen in a long time.
– Price comparison for Airbnb x couchsurfing x hotels around the world. (via)
– What’s the best way to spend $20,000 to help the common good? (via)
– Collective Quarterly is a travel and design magazine about discovery. Each issue spotlights a single geographic location, focusing on the artisans, music, food, and natural wonders that make it special.
– This is so weird it’s good. How to make unicorn poop cookies!
– I look like an engineer. Yes!
– This is one cool dad: Inventive Father Builds a 50 Meter Crazy Straw For His Daughter’s Fifth Birthday
– Vox Media is looking to hire a Designer.
A bit of history of the area I used to call home until I moved to NYC at the age of 26 (and where I am currently on vacation.)
– This Graffiti artist versus city pressure washer experiment made me chuckle.
– I would totally live in one of these. No problem.
– SpreadTHAT! Advanced Butter Knife is an ingenious, award-winning design that uses the warmth of your hand to make short work of cold butter.
– Ha, these nametags made me laugh.
– Chicken Drumstick Pillow. Made me chuckle.
– Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson talks about inaccurate perceptions, and how we view ourselves is often not how we come across to others. Halvorson’s latest book is No One Understands You and What to Do About It (via)
– “People are magnets. When you’re grateful for what you have, you will attract more of the positive and good. Gratitude is contagious.” 8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M. <-- annoying title, great read. - Wow this is some seriously cool, futuristic clothing for kids.
– Lovely: Strangers drawing strangers.
– Who knew you could use coffee grounds to produce dyes for screen printing.
– Esther Perel shares some interesting thoughts on relationships and intimacy.
– Mule in SF is looking for a Senior Designer.
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Here’s a question for you. What subscription based, cloud software do you use and love? I made a list of services I use personally or subscribe to with my companies CreativeMornings and Tattly. I was surprised to see how long the list is:
Freshbooks for all my invoicing needs (also does time tracking but I don’t need that at this point in my career)
Squarespace for my co-working space website and smaller CreativeMornings related project sites.
Helpscout is what we use for all of our Tattly support.
Dropbox is where we store all of our files. I would not be able to sleep without it.
Mailchimp is our service of choice to maintain our mailing lists and sending our newsletters.
Shutterstock is our stock photography service of choice.
JustworksHR takes care of our CreativeMornings payroll, benefits and HR related services.
Trinet takes care of our Tattly payroll, insurance needs and HR Management.
Netsuite helps us keep track of our Tattly inventory, our financials and we use it as our CRM. It’s a beast.
Shopify is what powers our Tattly e-commerce site.
Typekit makes sure we look good on the web with designy fonts.
Mediatemple hosts our CreativeMornings website
Contactually helps me organize and keep on top of all my contacts.
Sanebox is the best $5 I spend every month. It filters out non-important email.
Brandboom is our wholesale e-commerce platform for Tattly.
Slack is a chat app on steroids. It has completely revolutionized how I communicate with my teams, cutting down on emails we are sending each other.
Basecamp keeps track of our custom projects at Tattly and allows conversations for our CreativeMornings hosts around the world.
Tinyletter is the simplest and most pleasant way to send small, personal newsletters. I use it for my co-working space.
Authenticjobs is where we post all of our job listings
Trello is keeping us on track with internal projects and bugs we need to fix.
1Password keeps me sane. Not sure what I would do without it. The team functionality is pure gold.
Flickr hosts all of our CreativeMornings photos.
Teuxdeux is how I keep track of my daily to-dos. (it’s my own app)
rdio is my music library in the cloud.
Feedly is where I keep all my bookmarks organized.
Netflix is what I use to watch shows.
What about you? Do you love and use certain services that we don’t know about? Share in a comment!