Sign with Robert

Robert teaches you sign language trhough animated GIFs. Love this!

The New York Times Crossword

Ready to conquer The New York Times Crossword? Here’s a sampling of 11 — hand-picked by Will Shortz — to get you started.

Squid Skin

This is is remarkably fascinating: Squid speak a unique, undeciphered language using their skin

How to Draw Perfect Circles Without a Compass

Need to draw a circle but you don’t have a compass? This video will help!

Folding The World Record Plane

John Collins demonstrates how to fold his design for a long distance paper airplane for the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Japan Gift Wrap Hack

Fascinating Japanese Gift Wrapping Hack that doesn’t require tape or ribbon.

How to put on a duvet cover

Now, this was useful. But I doubt it will work with a thick down comforter like I have. I’ll give the burrito method a try though!

Interesting facts about every country in the world

This video, with interesting facts about every country in the world, is *so* great!

JAM – Online Courses for Kids

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My daughter has recently discovered the joy of cooking. So I am going to gift her the cook for yourself course by JAM for Christmas. JAM offers a variety of online courses for kids. So great!

All World Maps Are Wrong

Fascinating video explaining why all world maps are wrong.

How To Make Summer Rolls

I will give this Summer Rolls recipe a try with my kids. Looks so good, and most of all, fun to make.

Tinybop: Skyscraper

The fine folks over at Tinybop launched yet another wonderful app: Skyscraper! It allows you to playfully contract your own skyline of buildings, send people up and down in elevators, spark a blackout or clog the toilet, fix a pipe or put out a fire and so on! The app was beautifully designed by Berlin-based illustrator Mike Ellis.

CreativeMornings Podcast/ David Kelley

“Creative people are being asked to work on really important problems, problems that matter in the world, and the good news is we’re coming up with new-to-the-world solutions, and so it’s a really good time to be a designer.”

Speaking on the global theme of Freedom, David Kelley took the stage at CreativeMornings/New York in May 2014 to speak on the design revolution. Designers now have the respect and freedom to make a difference. Championing for design to be more inclusive in its meaning, David looks to give everyone confidence in their ability to be creative. Now that everyone has the power of creativity, what will you do with it?

You can see all of the CreativeMornings Podcasts here. And you can see all talks from around the world on the topic of Freedom here.

tiny cards by Duolingo

tiny cards by duolingo

I have always used flashcards to memorize things. Duolingo uses the concept of flashcards to turn learning into a game where you have fun unlocking new levels. Tiny cards looks superfun. Totally downloading the app.

Origami ‘Star Wars’ X-Wing Starfighter

How To Make An Origami ‘Star Wars’ X-Wing Starfighter!

How To Roast the Perfect Marshmallow

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Roasting a marshmallow over a fire is a volatile task. If you’re not careful, you can burn it to a crisp, or get an undercooked center with a charred shell. Thanks Lifehacker for this post teaching us how it’s done.

Learn About Community Building

(This is a Reel our San Diego put together. It so beautifully shows the magic of CreativeMornings)

There is not a day that goes by where we don’t get an email being asked to share our CreativeMornings secrets. That’s why, on June 25th, for the first time ever, my team and I are sharing how CreativeMornings scaled its community from one chapter to over 140, in a one day intensive workshop.

If community building is on your mind, com and learn how we built ours of 1,500 volunteer organizers and continue to engage 180k attendees annually in 55 countries around the world. My team and I will share our findings from the last 8 years, what worked what didn’t and we’ll also make time to workshop any challenges you’re facing in your community.

More info: creativemorningsworkshop.com

Histography

400 years of history

Histography” is an impressive interactive timeline that spans across 14 billion years of history, from the Big Bang to 2015. The site draws historical events from Wikipedia and self-updates daily with new recorded events. The viewer can choose to watch a variety of events which have happened in a particular period or to target a specific event in time. For example you can look at the past century within the categories of war and inventions.

WoW!

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Learn Piano Interactively

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Pianu is a website that teaches you how to play the piano interactively. I just love the internet so much!

Eye Chart Typography

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A short history of eye chart typography.

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How to send stuff to your Kindle

Did you know you can send articles to your Kindle, directly from your browser? Ryan Shelley teaches us how, on our brand new CreativeMornings project called Skills. What can you *you* teach us?

What Will You Teach the World?

Skills

There is a lot of excitement in the air here at CreativeMornings HQ as we just soft-launched SKILLS. It is an attempt to highlight all of the creative talent in our community, by inviting anyone, in video form, to answer the question: What will you teach the world in two minutes or less? Here is one of the example videos by Adam J.K:

How To Draw A Ladder (Sort Of)

So, what will you teach the world? creativemornings.com/skills

SayHi Translate App

Say Hi Translate

While on vacation in Switzerland, Ella (9) made a friend that didn’t speak English, so I downloaded them the SayHi Translate App. The app covers 43 languages and dialects. While it’s not always perfect, it sure is helpful and makes for a good laugh here and then. What an amazing time we live in.

NYTimes Cooking Techniques

NYTImes Cooking Techniques

I just got lost in a sea of short and refreshingly basic Cooking Technique Videos over on the New York Times. Here’s how you shuck an oyster.

I wish the internet would have been around when I was a kid…