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 features some seriously artsy animated gifs.



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.


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)


“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. 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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White Balancing Blocks

Who said building blocks are just for kids? is a simple way to publish a subscription email newsletters. Consider me intrigued.

(via Michael Galpert)

Friday Link Pack

– Video: How to Make Rainbow Pancackes

20 Ways to Repurpose Old Sweaters.

The Infinite Jukebox: For when your favorite song just isn’t long enough.

– PIVOT! CONVERSIONS! Sh*t Entrepreneurs Say

– Seriously impressed by the new airbnb neighborhood guides. Great way to research a city before booking a place. Check out NYC.

– Did you know you can now buy movies on Vimeo?

– 3D artist and motion designer JR Schmidt reconstructs New York City in LEGO using an assortment of maps and satellite imagery to set the elevation and color of the blocks.

1980s watches. I remember many of these.

– Want it? Get it!

– Lytro is surprising us again, now introducing perspective shift.

– “No matter how complex, no matter how unique, your passwords can no longer protect you.” Interesting Wired Article: Kill the Password: Why a String of Characters Can’t Protect Us Anymore App Turns Instagram Pics Into Printable Artwork

Speak at CreativeMornings NYC, LDN, MIL or GEN!

To celebrate the end of another fantastic CreativeMornings year, we would like to turn the mic to our audience. We’re inviting anyone interested in New York, London, Milan or Geneva, to apply to be a December CreativeMornings speaker. Three people will be chosen (for each chapter) to give an eight minute talk on Friday December 14th.

The application deadline is November 30th, 5pm EST. The application form can be found here.

We did this ‘experiment’ last year and I would like to share Larry Legends talk in which he explains why PEOPLE > CRAFT. Larry Legend is the founder of House Of Legend.

Let’s help Galapagos Art Space!

DUMBO has been hit hard by the devastation of the hurricane. Galapagos Art Space, our generous host of countless CreativeMornings, got completely flooded. (Above.)

On behalf of CreativeMornings, we are running a SmallKnot campaign to help raise money to pay for damages. If you’ve been to a DUMBO CreativeMornings at Galapagos, please consider supporting the campaign. Let’s help Robert Elmes, the owner, get back on his feet. Let’s show him that his generosity with CreativeMornings (and so many other event organizers) didn’t go unnoticed.

DUMBO, let’s help Galapgos!

I Heart NYC

A huge part of Manhattan and most areas of Long Island are without power after hurricane Sandy. Electricity is such a huge part of our daily lives. My heart goes out to everyone affected. When I see kind moments like this, I can’t help but smile and think I <3 NYC. Did you come across any other acts of kindness during the aftermath of Sandy? Post them in a comment below!

♥ / FoundersCard

A big thank you to FoundersCard for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

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Classic Carafe and Cup

A minimal, classic carafe. Just what my desk needs.


Friday Link Pack

One final push before our CreativeMornings Kickstarter ends on Monday Morning!

The 9 warning signs of an amateur artist (via explore)

– Need some email newsletter design inspiration? Here you go.

– New Yorkers, are you ready for the DUMBO Arts Festival?

– Simple Genius: A Condom You Can Open With One Hand

– A Video Compilation Showing The Origin of Popular Memes

Shelter of Nostalgia by Worapong Manupipatpong

Shit Apple Fanatics Say

– My studiomate Rob Weychert wrote an interesting post about how Rdio has changed his music listening behaviors.

– Analog way of keeping track of your Hallowe’en costume history.

– Want to join Team Tattly? Here’s your chance.

– A badass Mini NookaNooka Hello Kitty

– 60 years of Presidential attack ads, in a single video.

Statistical Atlases of Everything (liquor, Methodists, malaria…) in 19th-century USA (via @curiousoctopus)

Worst College Majors for Your Career (via coudal)

– How to Make Your Own Cotton Candy Machine for $45

Cool Lunch

Now this is a modern take on a portable mini cooler bag. Designed by Jakob Wagner for Menu A/S Denmark. Two swissmiss thumbs up.


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