Who said building blocks are just for kids?
– Video: How to Make Rainbow Pancackes
– The Infinite Jukebox: For when your favorite song just isn’t long enough.
– PIVOT! CONVERSIONS! Sh*t Entrepreneurs Say
– 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
– Art.com App Turns Instagram Pics Into Printable Artwork
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.
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!
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!
A big thank you to FoundersCard for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.
Sometimes being a startup founder can be lonely – big companies seem to get the big discounts at hotels and elite status that’d really help you out, and it’s hard to find others going down a similar road.
At least it was before you could get a membership with FoundersCard. The card grants you access to elite status with airlines like Virgin Atlantic, Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa, Gold Status with Hilton Honors (instead of spending 36 nights at Hilton hotels), and discounts with Virgin America, Apple, ZipCar, over 150 hotels worldwide, 6 months of MailChimp for free and over 90 other startups. Also included is access to FoundersCard events – all-expenses-paid events all over the world featuring hundreds of other founders. However, it’s open to anyone with an entrepreneurial vision, so it’s not wholly limited to the heads of startups.
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One final push before our CreativeMornings Kickstarter ends on Monday Morning!
– 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
– 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.
– How to Make Your Own Cotton Candy Machine for $45
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.
A big thank you to RE:DESIGN Conferences for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.
RE:DESIGN/Inspire, Chicago, September 23+24
Stop. Look. Listen. We’re driven by deadlines, controlled by clients, and tied to our desks. How do we stay sane and, most of all, inspired when we’re so hurried? What can replenish our creative reservoirs? It’s time to get re-inspired. Join a luminescent group of inspirers for small-scale discussions in Chicago this September. http://www.redesignconference.com/conferences/inspire/
RE:DESIGN/CD, Portland, October 29+30
Back to School: The (Re)Education of the Creative Director. Digital technology, social networking, social change. The landscape of design and advertising is evolving constantly and irrevocably. What’s new? What’s the same? What must we let go of? What do we need to (re)learn? Your (re)education begins here. http://www.redesignconference.com/conferences/cd/
RE:DESIGN Conferences focus on small-scale conversations led by design industry leaders, and attendance is limited to 150. Learn more at www.redesignconference.com.
“I see software as the testing ground for the future, a place where we can put on our training wheels and get our ethics right and develop cultural and social norms for how technology should relate to humans.”
– Jonathan Harris
From Jonathan Harris’ CreativeMornings talk.
“Human attention is a finite resource, the same way that oil is and energy is.”
– Jonathan Harris
A quote from Jonathan Harris’ CreativeMornings talk.
Happy 4th of July everyone! I am taking the day off! Hope you’re all having a great day, no matter where you live!
“Being the person that always knows and always has an answer, doesn’t leave a lot of room for learning. And for people to have the energy to teach yourself. The more I work, the closer I get to *not* knowing and to understanding that what matters is the responses not the pre-determined idea.”
– Andrew Zuckerman
(via On Curiosity)
A big thank you to Shillington School for sponsoring my RSS feed this week.
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Irresistible retro looking Stuffed Cat and Dog by Jane Foster. What kid wouldn’t want to cuddle with these?
– Do you live in NYC? Make sure to stop at the 4th Annual Epic DUMBO Stoop Sale in the “Bridgehole”, this saturday from 11am-5pm
– CNN Money is looking to hire an Interactive Designer
– I simply love Melissa Easton, she even manages to turn a visit to Home Depot into a visual firework.
– Paperback Swap is your source for swapping and buying books online
– If I had a small dog, I would buy this Dog Pillow.
– Beach Season!
– This Sweet Talker is quite an adorable Sugar Dispenser
– I simply love Picplum’s photo printing service. This means, I get prints of my favorite photos and my family in Switzerland does as well. Best $ spent.
– The Crazy Swiss: They’re moving a 6,200 tonne building 60 metres. No joke.
A big thank you to Bigstock for sponsoring my RSS feed this week.
With a collection of over 11 million royalty free images at affordable prices, Bigstock is offering 6 Free Images just for signing up. It’s both a great deal and a great time to try them out!
No matter how challenging or esoteric your stock photo needs may seem – “a cat eating ice cream?” or “a skeleton wearing headphones?” – Bigstock has something to fit the bill. Their website is a super-easy-to-use marketplace full of photos, vectors and illustrations to fit any project. Bigstock even offers different pricing plans depending on how often or how little you might need them, so there’s no need to worry about wasted subscription costs or minimum purchase requirements.