Dont’ wait.

“In life, you will become known for doing what you do. That sounds obvious, but it’s profound. If you want to be known as someone who does a particular thing, then you must start doing that thing immediately. Don’t wait. There is no other way. It probably won’t make you money at first, but do it anyway. Work nights. Work weekends. Sleep less. Whatever you have to do. If you’re lucky enough to know what brings you bliss, then do that thing at once. If you do it well, and for long enough, the world will find ways to repay you.”
– Jonathan Harris

Navigating Stuckness, by Jonathan Harris. Very touching post.

Freitag Tough Business Bags

F301 Freitag

In this wonderfully absurd product video Freitag introduces their F301 Moss and F302 Roy tough Business Bags. Definitely made me smile.

As if that wasn’t enough, this takes product videos to a whole new level:

Nothing beats the durability of a Freitag bag. I own 4 and one of them is 14 (!) years old and still going strong. And I will now add the F302 ROY on my wish list for santa this year.

♥ / The Theme Foundry

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I personally love the simplicity of the recently added Snap and Watson Theme. Two swissmiss thumbs up!


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Artist Collaborates with her 4-Year-Old Daughter

Mica Angela Hendricks

Mica Angela Hendricks collaborates with her 4-Year-Old daughter creating stunning illustrations. Each drawing begins with Hendricks drawing a detailed head, after which her daughter adds on her own vision on how the drawing should evolve. Afterward Hendricks goes back in to polish things up a bit. And that’s how oddly charming dinosaur women, slug ladies, and beaver astronauts are born. Read more.

(Fantastic find via This Is Colossal)

History

“Work Hard, have fun, make history.”
― Jeff Bezos

Stellé Audio Pillar

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During the NYNOW Gift Fair in NYC, Team Tattly met the lovely folks of Stellé Audio. We were lucky enough to have them as our booth neighbors. They provided us with lots of good music as they sell the Stellé Audio Pillar, a beautiful, Apple looking Bluetooth speaker.

(The accent in their name drives me bananas. Their name means “Stars” in Italian, but as far as I know, you don’t spell it with an accent.)

@appreciate

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@ppreciate is a lovely, simple site intended to promote positivity and appreciation in social media. It allows you to easily send a lovely illustrated sentiment/compliment to a friend. Take that, haters.

Try it yourself: www.appreciateamate.com

(Thanks Bernadine)

New Impressive Squarespace Site

Squarespace

The all new Squarespace site is stunning. Simply stunning. Navigate between the different spaces (case studies) with the arrows on the right and make sure to watch the short videos featuring the respective desk (surface) owners.

Squarespace, consider me impressed.

Individual Commitment

“Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”
Vince Lombardi

Friday Link Pack

(thank you Keef)

Patagonia has a blog about people who have owned their products for decades. (via)

– Diego Stocco created another sound experiment, this time including leaves and a turntable.

Browser Whiteboard Stencil

– David Bowie Releases a Collection of His Vintage Videos Online. Pure Gold.

– An overview of CRM tools.

– According to a BBC survey there are seven different social classes. These range from the “elite” at the top, distinguished by money, connections and rarefied cultural interests, to the “precariat” at the bottom, characterized by lack of money, lack of connections and unrarefied cultural interests. Multiplying the Old Divisions of Class in Britain, by Sarah Lyall

How a differential gear works

How the Chess Set Got Its Look and Feel (via)

Two Ingredient Appetizers.

– German photographer Karsten Thormaehlen’s beautiful portraits of centennials.

– Interesting Quora thread: What are the top 10 things that we should be informed about in life?

– When you deliver information verbally, people only remember 10% of it. If you add a picture, retention is 65%. Carmine Gallo: Three Secrets All Inspiring Messages Share. (via)

– A Tumblr about brand collaborations. (via)

– We got one of these galvanized trunks for our studio. We love it.

This silicon egg shaper will turn your breakfast plate into a work of art.

– Fascinated by the old-school looking vacuums.

FDNY is a growing list of NYC designers that took the leap and started their own businesses.

– Like sports much? The Brooklyn Nets are looking to hire a Web Developer/Designer.

Friday Link Pack

(via Organized Wonder)

– My studio neighbor Emily made the most amazing sailboat kite. Impressive.

– Jim Hopkins shares 10 quotes that defined the trends and lessons learned at SXSW 2013

Ink for iOS is the minimal, barebones sketching app I have been looking for. (via)

T-Shirt Frame.

Lightmeter app helps you set your exposure right.

– Illegal (yet amazing) night photography atop the Great Pyramid of Giza. (via)

Giant rainbow sprinkles cake. Yes, please.

The MacSparky Markdown Field Guide

– Next time you want to hit that Snooze Button. Think again.

– I love rubber stamps and I love mail. Winner.

Large Fancy Room Filled With Crap Tea Towel by David Shrigley

Googly Eye Luggage Tag

Sling Shot and Seed Bomb Kit. Seriously.

– Now that’s what I call a laundry cart.

– Finland’s New Passport Doubles As A Flip Book Of A Walking Moose (via)

– St.Gallen was the closest town to where I grew up in Switzerland, the town my dad is from and where my mom had a big high end clothing store. This site, Memoria St.Gallen, took me back in time, comparing photos from then and now. I downloaded the iphone app, really well done.

– My friends at Harvest are looking to hire a Visual Designer.

LittleBigDetails is a simple tumblr blog showcasing a collection of UI details. Yes, I’ve written about them before. Totally worth linking to again.

Actresses without teeth.

Tattly Growth Chart

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Our Tattly Growth Chart almost makes me wish I had an investor, so we could point them to this chart, at our next investor meeting.

It’s little office moments like this, with my team, that make me really really happy.

Patakk (Artsy Animated Gifs)

Patakk

Patakk features some seriously artsy animated gifs.

PHHHOTO

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PHHHOTO is a social photobooth that makes animated GIFs. Uhm, yes, studiomates would sure enjoy the presence of one of these booths at an upcoming beerfriday!

(via Coolhunting)

NYC Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual

NYC Transit Graphics Standards Manual

This site is an archival record of a first edition NYCTA Graphics Standards Manual designed by Massimo Vignelli and Bob Noorda of Unimark International. Fascinating fact: The manual was found in a locker beneath old gym clothes. But thanks to Niko Skourtis, Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth we can now all enjoy it online.

(thanks Don)

Rise Alarm Clock

Rise is a beauty of a minimal alarm clock app.

(Its simplicity reminds me of Blue, the brandnew weather app by my studiomates of Oak.)

(via Oz)

Design Tribe

“I feel happier and more a part of the world when I feel connected to others through likeminded communities. I feel really, really happy being part of a design tribe.”
– Debbie Millman

Read her Great Discontent interview.

FFF

Interactive Developer Jongmin Kim’s Form Follows Function is a collection of of interactive experiences. Each experience has a its own unique design and functionality. Everything’s created in HTML5, which means the site works well on both desktop and tablet.

(Thanks to Nate, who found it via DuaneKing)

Ridiculous

“Look for the ridiculous in everything and you will find it.”
– Jules Renard

Site Inspire

Talented Daniel Howells updated his fantastic site inspire. If you ever need some visual inspiration for web projects, this is the place to go. He lets you narrow down your search in very specific ways. Looking for sites that are monochromatic, that are typographic, use an unusual layout or are masculine?

Friday Link Pack

(Thanks Tyler)

– Twitter has started rolling out the option to download all your tweets.

DIY Map Ornaments

– G and I cry-laughed reading the 25 funniest autocorrects of the year.
– Michael Moore has put his documentary Bowling For Columbine on YouTube for everyone to see. Free.

A brief history of the quotation mark. (via @brainpicker)

– A great list of Leo Babauta’s favorite/essential software he installs the minute he gets a new Mac.

– Make your own DIY Map Quilt Kit. Brilliant.

RandomMornings.com delivers you a random CreativeMornings talk at every refresh. Lovely.

– The new Flickr iPhone App is absolutely fantastic. And I learned a few fantastic app tricks in this Flickr blog post. The “Mute swipe” is brilliant.

– Made me chuckle: The Perfect Matching Scarf

Polka Dot Frying Pan? Yes, please.

– How to Cook Fluffy, Tasty Quinoa.

The top 25 responsive sites of 2012. (Tattly is one of them. Yay! Thank you Oak!)

Freethephotos allows you to migrate your photos from Instagram to Flickr by simply logging in and clicking a button.

Brooklyn Internets

This made me laugh: Brooklyn Internets. Don’t know why this is funny? Here.

♥ / MODULE R: Nothing will be the same again.

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Based in the creative capital of Brooklyn, New York, MODULE R is the world’s first storefront for customizable art and design. Our collection consists exclusively of pieces that are transformable, reconfigurable, expandable, stackable, interchangeable, interactive and modular. As a concept store we cross design categories, collecting accessories, art, books, cookware and furniture, as well as toys, jewelry, lighting, screens, shelving, and wall and floor coverings. Well-known global brands sit alongside pieces from up-and-coming creatives, including some of our favorite Brooklyn designers.


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White Balancing Blocks

Who said building blocks are just for kids?