The refresh cap, by Vittel, pops up a tiny red flag every hour to prompt you to hydrate. When you put the bottle cap back on the bottle the timer automatically begins. So fun!
Car-UX.com is a fascinating project by user experience designer Min Seung Song: a growing collection of UX image details of contemporary automobiles. This field of UX seems to be undergoing dramatic changes. A few weeks ago I had the change to drive a Tesla and the interior felt like an oversized iPad on wheels. I can’t remember seeing one physical button. The car is basically an app.
Whenever this little family travels by plane, the thing I dread the most is schlepping our car seats. Thanks Volvo, for making a lot of traveling parents very happy with this inflatable car seat.
HUM seems to try to apply a more email inbox looking interface on what has until now been now as a typical chat interfaces. Interesting.
– An iphone app that can help you get pregnant or avoid pregnancy: Kindara.
– This Craft Tape Dispenser by Lakeshore makes my kids so happy.
– 550 (!) Free Audio Books. No catch!
– This egg holder made me laugh.
– Mexican Wrestling Bottler Opener. Made me smile.
– “While You Were Steeping” with Geoff McFetridge
– Always going back to this advice by Georg Lois: Be courageous!
– This Plant Watering Cloud is all kinds of adorable.
– Love this simple pitcher.
– Wow, this is something else: Dad makes butterfly pancakes for his kids.
– A recent study suggests that “coffee … provides similar hydrating qualities to water.”
– I started using Contactually this week. It helps me organize and nurture my contacts. How? Contactually reminds you automatically when you’ve fallen out of touch. Brilliant!
– I am an astronaut at heart. I should buy this brooch.
– Watch University of Toronto’s Professor Stephen Morris knock over a 1-meter tall domino that weighs over 100 pounds by starting with a 5mm high by 1mm thick domino. Yup!
– I usually don’t post about beauty products, but this Superbly Smoothing Argan Hair Pak by Kiehl’s is rocking my world.
– Sometimes you just gotta let go.
– Nicholas Felton’s Reporter app launched today. If you’re into data, personal data, this is for you. I want to download it just for the App icon alone. A beauty.
– Sammy Screamer is a cute little movement sensor that’s controlled by your smartphone. Protect that cookie jar! :)
– Who says archival boxes have to look boring?
– I want one of these with my age. Why stop at 6?
– New York is about success. Maybe that’s why it’s no longer the world’s cultural capital. MOBY on why he left NYC.
– This Tattly Hack made me smile.
– Pay It Forward: Why Generosity Is The Key To Success, by Sean Blanda
– These photos took my breath away: Portraits of the world’s remotest tribes
Shape Boards by Brooklyn based Bower are equal parts cutting boards and art. The blank side is a cutting board surface, and the painted side is decorative, painted to give the illusion of a 3D geometric shape. They can either hang on your wall of rest on it’s edge. They’re available in different shapes, sizes and types of wood.
Shape Boards are most definitely my favorite find of walking the NYNOW Gift Show yesterday, currently happening in NYC.
– Did you know Your iPhone Has a Secret Undo Button?
– The .GIFYS are the first ever awards honoring the animated GIF as a medium, social commentary and art form.
– Wow, Swiggle looks interesting.
– Daytona Beach in the 1950s. Time-travel please.
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– I could spend hours (!) on the Library of Congress Flickr Account.
– Mario Wienerroither takes music videos, strips out all the sound, and then foleys back in sound effects based on what people are doing in the video.: Musicless music videos.
– Facebook Paper. Looks beautiful.
– Doorman, a service that collects packages of all kinds and delivers them to you on demand.
– 4 million songs on Spotify have never been played. Not even once. Forgotify.com is changing that.
– Have you tried the Waterlogue App yet?
– Little Love Notes, just in time for Valentines.
– Squarespace is looking to hire a Production Designer.
In 1983, after years of deteriorating vision, the writer and theologian John Hull lost the last traces of light sensation. For the next three years, he kept a diary on audiocassette of his interior world of blindness. This film is a dramatization that uses his original recordings.
– “You’re only as good as your last job. That’s what keeps you functioning. It keeps you current.” Great Free Radicals interview over on PSFK with Paula Scher.
– This completely modular, minimal shelving system makes my heart go pitter patter.
– Did you know you can get your kid’s drawings 3D printed? Supercool!
– These images are a great reminder on what a feat it was to build these majestic NYC bridges.
– “When you update your investors, be honest, tell the whole truth, and give context. Your investors want you to succeed and they understand that virtually all mis-steps can be fixed.” Only Good News … Is Actually Bad News, by Craig Shapiro
– Recently dug out this gem from my library: Will Happiness Find Me?
– 30 years! 30! Congratulations Apple! I so vividly remember when my dad brought our first Apple home! He loved it so much, it made him drop his real estate career and start the first Apple Computer School in Switzerland. Seriously.
– Notabli is a simple way to save all of the photos, video, quotes, audio and notes you take of your kids, and privately share them with the people who matter most.
– Everyone knows how to “Google,” but not everyone Googles efficiently.
– Valentines is just around the corner. Tattly got you covered.
– Live in Berlin? You might enjoy Companion.
– Hey California! Duck Duck Moose is looking to hire a Creative Director.
And then this:
Man next to me on train asked girl opposite to turn her music down. She ignored him so he started reading his book out loud. She moved. Hero
— claudiawood (@WoodClaudia) January 23, 2014
– How to make a mini pennant banner
– Some great insights: Super successful companies, by Sam Altman.
– Tokyo Metro Map Printed on the Back of Neckties
– A Map Of (Almost) Every Job in America
– “It is time to move past the popular but incorrect left brain/right brain narrative.” YES!
– This is just plain sad: Frere-Jones is suing Hoefler for half of the world’s preeminent digital type foundry
– Veerle’s inspiration stream is full of fantastic finds.
– Storehouse – Visual Storytelling. Wow. Why is this app free?
– Writing Is Thinking, by Sally Kerrigan
– Tattly is having an inspirational sale until Sunday, midnight.
– Squarespace is looking to hire a Template Designer.
“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.
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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)
“Work Hard, have fun, make history.”
― Jeff Bezos
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.)
“Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”
(thank you Keef)
– Diego Stocco created another sound experiment, this time including leaves and a turntable.
– 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
– 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)
– 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.