Any architect will tell you that, structurally, a triangle is the strongest geometric shape. Architect Kengo Kuma has taken this wisdom and rendered it into a playful and interactive building set. I’d love to play with these.
I have recently rediscovered my love for matches. And this Sliding Match Safe caught my eye.
Wow, Muemma is a beauty of a Bluetooth speaker. Incredibly decorative! Definitely #wishlisted.
The Confessions Game is designed to get a group of friends to share their lives triumphs, joys, fears and longings. #wishlisted
Turn your trusty cellular companion into the subject of a scavenger hunt between you and your friends: Game of Phones.
Mevo is a stunning camera that lets you easily livestream or simply record any event. We recently used Mevo at a CreativeMornings and I walked away incredibly impressed by the quality that this little camera delivers. It’s quite magical! It’s like having access to multiple cameras in one device. And the app it comes with lets you edit on the fly. Two swissmiss thumbs up!
Quiet Town is a husband wife team in Brooklyn that makes beautiful shower curtains and bath rugs with canvas that is 100% GOTS certified organic 10oz cotton from India. They source the most ethical and quality materials and work with people who care about the environment and their employees. Brooklyn made. Yes, please!
(via Cool Hunting)
I will not leave my house without a Slow Factory scarf these days. Wearing a NASA Space Telescope Image of a globular cluster or honoring Amelia Erhart gives me the perspective I need these days. Ever since the presidential election here in the U.S. I feel like there is a heavy gray cloud hanging over my world.
But we can’t have our spirits broken. We need to show up and be a positive force in the world. Slow Factory’s Scarves remind me of this. Every day. And yes, I am most likely their biggest fan.
Best known as a legendary martial arts expert and inspiring cultural icon, Bruce Lee was also a profound philosopher and poet. Viewing the practice of philosophy as inseparable from day-to-day life, Lee carried a small pocketbook that he would fill with training regimens and general notes, as well as thought-provoking reflections, affirmations, and writings. To this day, more than 40 years after his untimely passing, these writings continue to inspire and motivate generations.
The Be Water, My Friend set launched yesterday and is flying off the shelves! My heart!
What’s not to love about these colorful playing cards? They feature a full spectrum of colors on their face and a uniform black and white pattern on their backs.
(I discovered them via a comment in my blog post yesterday asking about what smaller companies should we be supporting this holiday season?)
Get your ugly sweaters out everyone, Christmas is fast approaching! Or, you can wear one with this new Reindeer Tattly by Berkley Illustration.
Also, you might want to know that today is Cyber Monday here in the U.S. which means crazy online sales everywhere, including Tattly. Take 35% off your order with Code THANKYOU35!
Copypastry produces 3D printed custom-made cookie cutters that look exactly like your face. Have any silhouette, family portrait, logo or drawing printed and bake your heart out! Fun!
The other night I got lost in this box of cards with untranslatable words. As someone who grew up in Switzerland, has lived in other parts of the world, having to learn and adapt to new languages, knows the pain of not being able to express something in one language but knowing a word for exactly *that* feeling in another. My love for words is deep. If yours is too, you’ll enjoy this.
This collection titled Women Who Inspire by Brooklyn based Slow Factory is just what the world needs right now. It’s a line of eco-friendly and fair trade based scarves dedicated to women in science. Boss ladies that paved the way. I am wearing my Amelia Earhart scarf every day and am channeling her courage as much as I can. You should put a boss lady around your neck as well.
Also, you should know that Slow Factory is a labor of love of one of the most generous, good hearted, strong women I have ever met: Céline Semaan Vernon.
Office Buddy lets you update your in-real-life status to colleagues, in a beautifully analog way.