Friday Link Pack

According to Wikipedia, the phenomenon known as the Overview Effect is described as the moment an astronaut views Earth from space and has a cognitive shift in awareness largely due to viewing earth as whole. This cognitive shift is often followed by an increase in human awareness and natural habitat and conservation of the earth’s resources.

– LOVE this: Long Distance Couple Stays Connected through Split Portraits of Parallel Experiences

– I am ok with this minimalist Jewelry Box

– I agree with Chris Glass, these patches are super fun.

– Dance your PhD

AnyIntern: 35,000+ curated tech internships and work experience

– My heart is bursting: My friend Maggie Doyne made CNN hero of 2015. So fully fully deserved!

– Love TED Talks? Here are five sites with talks that are just as good.

– I am a fan of all things Floyd. This minimal bed frame is really really love.

– ‘Son of Concorde’ can go from London to New York in THREE HOURS will fly in 2021 at speeds of over 1,200mph.

– Ha! I Finally Visited The Louvre And This Is What I Saw

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Lady Gaga on saying NO! (via)

China from above.

Cats getting spooked by cucumbers. Hilarious.

A graphic history of Typewriter.

– Woah! Time capsule for the year 2957 discovered at MIT

– Video: 14 Delicious Ways To Cook Potatoes (via)

– 30 Years Ago, Mr. Snuffleupagus Shocked ‘Sesame Street’

– I love coming back to this Should I Check My Email flow chart.

An Italian company went email-free for a week and rediscovered the value of talking. Go figure. (via)

– This made me laugh: Man records entire Vegas vacation with his GoPro pointed the wrong way.

Holiday gift guide for designers. The Emoji Masks made me laugh.

– Yum! Caramelized Onion and Tomato Focaccia!

Portable Standing Desk.

– It’s been a sad week for rdio and Aether Cone lovers like me.

– Tattly is looking to hire a Design Director. Come work with me!

Friday Link Pack

I just love James Corden. Did you see him sing carpool karaoke with Stevie Wonder?

– The founder of Squarespace, Anthony Casalena, speaks on Minimalism in the most recent episode of the CreativeMornings podcast.

A concrete chair.

– School of Life founder Alain de Botton discusses how philosophy can change your life.

– Cool: By matching pixel data with image downloads, Shutterstock has identified the latest color and design trends for 2015.

Love love love this home in Utah. Especially the giant wallpaper print in the kids room.

– Fantastic new book on color by Katie Greenwood: 100 Years of Color

This waterproof case turns your iPhone into a GoPro Camera

Dear Teacher: Heartfelt Advice for Teachers from Students (via)

– What’s not to love: Ikea is turning kids’ drawings of imaginary friends into real toys

Brooklyn Bar Menu generator. Made me laugh.

– I keep thinking it’s going to bark any minute.

– Every week, this agenda reveals an awe-inspiring fact that will help you keep your life in perspective as you plan your days.

– You’re a graphic designer? You need this book by Michael Bierut.

Want better, not more.

Choose joy.

– What an unusual, interesting looking desk.

– Emoji lovers! There’s now a physical emoji keyboard, thanks to EmojiWorks

LookTel app lets the blind identify the currency in their hand. (via)

– How Richard Scarry updated his children’s book to be more progressive and inclusive

– This man got some serious parallel parking skills.

– Photographer self-promotes by mailing out 400 action figures of himself

– Tomorrow is our grand opening of the first ever Tattly Parlor in Brooklyn. Come get sleeved up.

– Hoefler & Co. is looking to hire a Front-end Developer

Friday Link Pack

In her recent CreativeMornings talk Jennifer Daniel asks designers to consider the role they play within the industry and the wider community.

Typographer’s top typefaces (via)

– My friend and studiomate Josh Clark published a book: Designing for Touch

– Only 7 more days left to get in line for one of Adam J. Kurtz’s Unsolicited Advice Planners.

What a smart kid! (via)

– This made me laugh: World Leaders With Man Buns (via)

– Hooked on this cactus wall hook.

– When a new Oklahoma City food truck isn’t serving burgers at street parties, it will deliver free healthy meals to kids who are struggling with hunger.

– What a stunning retro wall clock!

Forecast looks like a great visual way to schedule your team across projects.

Good Vibes Only.

– There is something about this minimal soap dish.

– “If you don’t want things to get lost, always put them where your instinct is to put them. You don’t forget what you would always do.” Order, Disorder, and Oneself: French Polymath Paul Valéry on How to Never Misplace Anything

MUJI now offers tiny prefab houses.

Three dimensional drawings in ceramic

Paper bag. Plastic Bag. Panda Bag.

– My kids think this Taco Pillow is awesome.

Apple TV tips, tricks, shortcuts and useful settings

– Seals can find fish that they can’t see thanks to their magic Whiskers.

VICE is launching a 24h TV channel.

– I am weirdly excited about this news: A new Star Trek series is coming to CBS in January 2017

100-year old footage of artists Monet, Renoir, Rodin and Degas working and walking near their studios. (via)

– Are you a fan of the Uncharted video game? Tattly has partnered with award-winning studio Naughty Dog Inc. to bring you The Uncharted Collection Tattly Set.

– Fast Company in New York is looking to hire a Senior Digital Designer.

Friday Link Pack

This made me laugh and appreciate Freshbooks even more…

– Interesting: Entro is a Chrome extension for Gmail that helps busy business people manage email introductions quickly and eliminate time suck of back and forth with double opt-in intros. Wondering: Will they feel less thoughtful?

– Standard Studio in Amsterdam helped plan the conversion of a school into apartments. Stunning. I would love to live like that.

Generosity is a new fundraising community by the team of Indiegogo.

– Amusing list of things we no longer see in offices. Carbon paper anyone?

– I use and love Slack at work. These jars make me swoon.

– Photos of cats shaking their heads.

– Love tacos? Love cats? You need this Tacocat shirt.

Fictional hotel notepads. Made me smile.

– New research indicates that GPS’s are hindering our ability to create mental maps of our surroundings. Mental Maps is trying to solve that problem.

– Do you like Noodle soups? Noodler is for you.

– I think my son would approve of this Robot Nightlight.

– This made me smile: A conference celebrating the creative, original, static (no backend) web sites, both old and new, that stand the test of time. Web 1.0 2015 in Portland, OR. (via)

Slidebox lets you organize your photos on your phone: Go through your photos and swipe up to trash unwanted photos and organize them into albums.

– The team at Percolate NYC is looking to hire a Communication Designer

GIF Dance Party. I have no words.

Friday Link Pack

Reposting this again. Always good to get a refresher on what actually motivates us in life…

– The latest episode of our CreativeMornings Podcast just went live. It features a deep talk by Simon Sinek and a human rooster sound by our friend Hayley. (Matt our host is doing such a fantastic job.)

Post Script, a photographic series documenting the decline of rural post offices across America. (via)

– A handy Sugru Hack solution to store your phone.

The Dalai Lama’s daily routine and information diet.

– This is a pretty picture of a fish.

– Sarah Di Domenico found an old trunk in a thrift store filled with love letters and photos and decidee to put it all online:

Simple questions for writers.

– Now that the colder days are approaching this Faux Fur Blanket looks pretty good to me.

– The November issue of National Geographic is devoted entirely to climate change. (via)

– My friend Wesley Verhoeve runs a fantastic photo essay series highlighting creative communities: Hello Detroit.

– Woah! British Library on Flickr. (via)

Swiss Style Color Picker (via)

SaneNoReplies is a new feature of SaneBox that puts unanswered outgoing emails in a separate folder, reminding users to follow up the correspondence. (Love Sanebox overall!)

– This is a supercool, multifunctional backpack.

Framebridge Custom Picture Frames & Online Art Framing

– Parents! Check out PlumPrint: They turn your kid’s’ artwork into coffee table books, pillows, shower curtains etc.

– Hey ladies let’s just all stop saying “Sorry…”

– The fine folks at FastCompany in NYC are looking to hire a Senior Digital Designer.

Friday Link Pack

(Artist turns vintage book covers into mesmerizing geometric illustrations)

Gems of Wikipedia

– This project by Caio Andrade made me smile: Not On App Store.

– This Clover Light looks supercool. Wish they’d showed it in context of a space.

– The third CreativeMornings Podcast episode went live this morning and features Debbie Millman with an introduction by Paula Antonelli.

In their newest video, the ladies of The BreakWomb show what it would sound like if a group of moms carried out a conversation talking to each other the way they speak to their children. (via)

– This animated GIF perfectly sums up my week.

What is the role of design in a start up?

– Move over Craigslist: MoveLoot is coming for your heavy couches and too-big armoires.

– Wonderful CreativeMornings/LA talk by Andi Teran on Overcoming the blank page.

– Portuguese Royal Studio makes Adobe tutorials look good (and simple!)

– Wow! A foldable bike helmet?

Somebody take me here.

– Wow! It never occurred to me to ask this question before I send my kids to someone else’s house for a playdate.

– Now this is a beautiful toolbox.

– Wow, this is a powerful commercial: Learn it young. Remember it forever.

Fun web clock lets you learn a new fun fact with every passing minute.

– Oh the fun that could be had with these balloon letter ornaments. Also, Christmas just around the corner…

– Leaders, your mission should you choose to accept it is to back yourself out of a meeting.

– Some gems in here: 23 Things I Wish I’d Known at 23, by Hillary Kerr (via Joanna)

11 Life Philosophies of Influential Leaders

– My favorite new way of saying no: I must decline for secret reasons! (via)

Jeff Jarvis in conversation with Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Butter cookies with just three ingredients.

– Woah, talk about awesome job opportunity: Fast Company is looking to hire a Senior Digital Designer.

Friday Link Pack

Short animation of Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself” by London-based animator, Sophie Koko Gate.

Asana has been completely redesigned. Thank god.

– This made me laugh. Perfect for kids birthday parties: The Portable Pizza Pocket.

Do says it helps you run productive meetings. Anyone tried it?

– Parabo Press makes me want to print something BIG!

– Kids are asked if they’d rather be rich or happy.

-This image melts my heart: Father invites stepfather to walk the bride down the aisle together.

– Duncan Shotton is the mastermind behind this clever little card case that uses an optical illusion to animate or say “nice to meet you” as you open it.

– U.N. Dreams Big: 17 huge new goals to build a better world (via)

Themefinder is the largest open-source, free Bootstrap template collection. (via)

– Jonathan Harris’s launched a new project about human life on the Internet: The Network Effect which reminds me to re-watch his fantastic CreativeMornings talk from 2012 about the different ways of looking.)

– Hmmm… Brussel sprouts.

– NASA releases totally real definitely not faked high-res moon landing pics

– This made me laugh: Taking a screenshot in 1983.

– My cat loves to watch this YouTube video. Yeah, for reals.

– Currently my favorite GIF.

Avocados used to be called alligator pears? (via)

– Wildcard is looking to hire a Product Designer.

Friday Link Pack

tumblr_ntc5bqUHtb1shn04do1_500A Tumblr full of cute animal GIFs. There goes my day. (via) is the largest social network for academics.

We Need a United Nations of the World’s Religions

– Maker’s Row launched a Made in the US store.

– Boo! Check out these 16 Tattly inspired Halloween costumes? The illegal watch seller made me laugh!

– My friend Mans made an app for cats. It made me laugh. My cat is weirdly fascinated by it.

– Product Hunt launched a podcast channel.

– Cats have been ruling Instagram for a while. Get ready for Pumpkin the Raccoon.

– These design-y student residences in Berlin make me want to be a student again.

– An amusing compilation of some of the most memorable things Tom Waits said on Talk Shows

– This is so cool: Giant megaphones amplify the sounds of nature.

11 interesting questions to ask yourself. Especially this one: If you died tomorrow what would you want your legacy to be?

– Made me laugh: Scotch experts review cheap whiskey.

– Interesting: The cost of mobile ads on 50 news websites.

– Journalists and others are understandably concerned about Peeple, the “Yelp for People” app scheduled to launch in late November.

– I didn’t know this worked: Remove Odors from Your Entire Home by Simmering Vinegar

– What do non-English-speaking people say when it’s raining cats and dogs? France: “It’s raining like a pissing cow.”

– Apparently it’s harder to be thin than it was in the ’80s.

– Fascinating: Millions of Facebook users have no idea they’re using the internet. (via)

– Wow, awesome job alert! IDEO in Chicago is looking to hire a Senior Interaction Designer.

Friday Link Pack

From now on, sitting in a traffic jam, I will dream of The Trunk Theater driving in front of me…

– One of the most prolific designers Switzerland has ever seen: Adrian Frutiger Dies at 87; His Type Designs Show You the Way

– Applauding Perry Chen and Yancey Strickler of Kickstarter for keeping it real and redefining success beyond money and power. The world needs more of this: Kickstarter Focuses Its Mission on Altruism Over Profit

– Interesting talk: Leadership merit badges.

Dictionary Stories: Very short stories composed entirely of example sentences from the New Oxford American Dictionary.

– A collection of morning routines.

– I keep coming across these flying vintage cars. Makes me smile every time.

– Cat lovers unite and support this Kickstarter for a beautifully designed laser beam toy.

Iconsfeed, an online gallery of iOS icons. (via)

– A visualization of the most iconic sidekicks in history.

– Create a Peanut Character of yourself.

13 of the strangest restaurant spots in America

– My daughter and her girlfriends are going nutty over these Tattly charm bracelets.

– Percolate is looking to hire a Junior Product Designer.

Friday Link Pack

(via The Kid Should See This)

– My friend started using the No Poo Method for washing her hair. Wow. Worst name in history. She swears by it though. Also, her hair looks great.

– Wohoo! CreativeMornings is launching a Podcast on Oct 2nd! Follow on SoundCloud or subscribe on iTunes.

How to Eliminate Procrastination (The Surprising Strategy One Man Used)

– This old-school Marshall speaker is a thing of beauty.

– Want! Volkswagen just re-released everyone’s favorite hippy-van! (via)

– Adorable: Seal rides on the back of a whale on the NSW south coast

– Adrian Frutiger was a Swiss design, typography legend. He will be missed.

– These floral wallpapers are stunning.

– French Zig Zag socks.

– This minimal keychain gets my two thumbs up.

Bluetooth Padlock. (Made for someone like me who always forgets the number combinations of regular padlocks.)

Amazon Web Services in Plain English (via)

– That’s one slick looking bar cart.

20 Questions for Business Leaders (via)

– The Pixelstick might be the coolest thing I have seen in a while. Hello there light painting!

Mailchimp launched a new toolset which offers multivariate testing, comparative reports, priority support and more for additional $200 per month.

– Maria’s labor of love got a facelift. Beautiful site redesign, brain pickings.

This is my daughter’s favorite Tattly. Oh, the mind of a 9 year old!

– The fine folks at Hyperakt are looking to hire a Senior UI/UX Designer.

Friday Link Pack

(Thanks for pointing me to this talk, James. Deep and funny at the same time.)

– Love this minimal glass pitcher.

– What a crazy privilege to be two animals in one life: butterfly.

– A unique, cleverly designed watch that is inspired by vintage car speedometers

MacWorld’s iPhone 6s and 6s Plus FAQ

– “There are genetic differences between human populations. But none of that supports the concept of race.” Science Vs podcast asks: Does race exist? (via)

– CreativeMornings skills video: How to Storyboard

The difference that 25 years makes.

William Ury’s video archive with talks about the art of negotiating is a treasure trove.

– This Plum Cake looks so scrumptious.

– A new app that lets you walk your friends walk home virtually.

Drawing as Therapy sketchbook.

7 styles of decision making. Interesting.

– “The patterns of our lives reveal us. Our habits measure us.” Mary Oliver

Your hunch is probably wrong and the importance of testing. (via)

The Tools Designers are Using Today

– My friends over at Hyperakt are looking to hire a Senior UI/UX Designer.

– The Paper App is now available for iPhone! This makes me very happy.

Friday Link Pack (on Saturday)

I spent the last three three days at a private mini conference organized by Simon Sinek and Bob Chapman. One of the many highlights was that I got to meet Aloe Blacc. What a remarkable, deep, thoughtful soul.

– From 2003, a 25-minute documentary on how Pixar made Finding Nemo

– Great read: On How to Disagree

– Bruce Lee on the power of repose and the strength of yielding – a beautiful philosophy of life.

Sculptures that measure atmospheric conditions. Lovely.

– We use slack religiously in my teams. This article on “How do I reach Slack Zero?” made me re-think how I use Slack.

– Super useful travel app: Hopper. You plug in destination and dates and it tells you when to buy. (via)

– Looking for a female speaker for your conference in the creative industry? Check this!

– The fine folks of Big Think had me as a guest on their rather unusual podcast.

– The Whitney Museum of American Art in NYC is looking to hire a Graphic Designer.

One Star National Park Reviews.

– What can you teach the world? What’s your hidden skill?

7 moving podcast episodes. (via)

Friday Link Pack (on Sunday)

Creative Music Video Shows The Dramatic Effects Of Photoshop

– A (short) Friday Link Pack going up on Sunday? Yeah. I was in a car accident on Friday. I walked away unharmed. Counting my blessings and squeezing my kids extra tight these days.

How to age gracefully. (via)

DIY Unicorn Piñata. YES!

DIY Pineapple Drawstring Backpack (via Bas)

Art Installation invades London with 100,000 balloons.

– I like these wall decals: Be Nice or Leave, Do it and Good Vibes Only (via)

Judgmental New York Subway Map (via)

– A short video documentary on inventor Alan Adler telling the story of how Aerobie Flying Disc and the AeroPress came to be.

Japanese-Inspired Shoes That Wrap Around Your Feet

A German book critic reviews the Ikea catalog. (via)

– Soundcloud in New York is looking to hire a Senior Product Designer.

Friday Link Pack

(Entrancing endless spiral of toy trains)

– PBS is airing a documentary in September about Muppets creator Jim Henson called In Their Own Words: Jim Henson.

– Banksy’s latest exhibition, Dismaland, is certainly his most ambitious to date.

3 ways good design makes you happy

How 17 companies got their quirky names.

Absurd and whimsical water faucets created by Kakudai

– Always running out of storage on your iPhone? Here are 12 handy tricks. (via)

– Team Cup of Jo asked me if I have a current favorite business book. I sure do. I mention it at the bottom of this post.

– Furniture startup Greycork created a couch that ships flat and assembles without any tools in minutes. And is way more stylish than any IKEA couch.

– Personalized hand-writing bracelets and necklaces.

A Report on Sleep by the DO Lectures

– Great read: Abandoning the Work I Hated

– Totally nerding out over this Spaceship Home.

– My friend Kevin shares his secrets to booking a round the world plane ticket

The Offline Chair helps you stay offline and relax.

– Here’s a first; Kim Kardashian’s daughter in the Daily Mail (I know!) wearing our Gold Bracelet Set.

– The fine folks at Percolate in SF are looking to hire a Product Designer.

Friday Link Pack

The Random User: A vintage hacked mouse that browses the internet randomly. Made me smile.

– There’s no better way to display books for kids than like on this bookshelf. When they see the cover they get excited.

Why you should be a morning person.

– IKEA now makes furniture entirely made from paper.

– Lovely feather print.

Are we there yet? car flag. So good.

– This Sac a Pain makes me want to move to France.

– This doorstop made me chuckle.

The Pep Talk Generator

– Kids can play with these blocks and learn math at the same time. Brilliant.

– I like this jewelry box.

Summer Ghosts.

An Adult’s Guide To Snapchat

– How to print on Brown Paper Bags. Fun.

Stephen Powers makes NYC streets less dull with his colorful, hand-painted signs

– Few things get New Yorkers riled up like a debate about where one neighborhood ends and the next begins. Here’s where you can test your knowledge: Draw where you think your neighborhood borders are on this map.

Sleeping soldiers. (via)

– The Tattly team weighs in the value of creative relationships

– These BUSINESS CARDigans made me laugh.

– Still floating on a cloud from last week’s New York Times Style’s Section Feature.

– Gah! Seriously awesome job alert: The MoMA in NYC is looking to hire an Interactive Designer!

Friday Link Pack

At the age of 17, José was sentenced to '15 years to life' for murder. He incurred additional charges inside, and was denied parole 9 times. After serving nearly 40 years in prison, he is about to be released. Directed and shot by Bas Berkhout.

– Danit Peleg, a 27 year old Israeli fashion design student 3D-printed an entire fashion collection

10 CEOs who prove liberal arts degrees aren’t worthless

– I totally want a customized version of these lightbulb signs.

– Love this Angle Flask Bracelet.

– The most common complaint about intense interval training is that people hate it. The 10-20-30 training may solve that problem.

Stay awesome.

Here are the tools Team CreativeMornings uses to collaborate.

– I would be totally ok with this whale mug on my desk.

– We adopted a rescue cat this week and with that I discovered the pet store world. Favorite cat product so far: Hepper Cat Bowl

– This plant water tower made me chuckle.

– Don’t forget to Enjoy This Beautiful Day!

– This coat and shoe rack is pretty cool.

– How much can you read with all letters cut in half? Play around with to find out! (via + via)

Huge Water Slide coming to Downtown Manhattan in August. Wow.

– Penguin’s new website offers free book extracts to London Underground passengers. (via)

Skylodge is a transparent sleeping capsule hanging from a mountain

Tim Ferris interviews Kevin Kelly. One of the best interviews I’ve heard in a long time. Also, you can download the transcript if you don’t want to listen to it.

Gifpop turns your GIFs into Prints.

– Four useful Gmail tips.

– Wow, this is useful: Google now tells you when places are busiest. (via)

The User Experience of Creative Sprints (via)

Cool cat!

– Slate is looking to hire a Designer Director.

Friday Link Pack

Always trying to find more Keith Jarrett gems online. If you’re not familiar with Keith Jarrett’s The Koeln Concert, do yourself a favor and listen in.

How to Do Almost Anything

– Woah! Ultimate glamping: caravan that floats like a boat.

– Loving Malcolm Brown’s Face Reader Project.

R/m Design School is a series of educational projects about design, a constantly expanding “design primer”, covering such fundamental concepts as typography, color, grids and layout.

– Gah! Free: Download Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Short Course, The Inexplicable Universe, in Audio or Video Format

– I want to see this in person: ‘The Beach’, an interactive architectural installation by Snarkitecture

– I am a HUGE Kinder Surprise Eggs fan: Kinder Surprise eggs are wildly popular around the world but banned in the United States.

Pluto Through the Years: A GIF Showing Gradually Improved Views of Pluto from 1930-2015

– (Intense) Street photography shot on an iPhone during fake phonecalls by Jay Giampietro

James Murphy wants to turn NYC’s subway system into a symphony (via)

– My daughter used to have this bunk bed from IKEA. These are some inspiring IKEA hacks. Wish I would have seen this earlier…

You have no credibility (yet)

– Interesting: Cushion aims to help manage a freelancer’s unpredictable schedule and unsteady income.

– This is moving: Color blind young man’s reaction to seeing color for the first time

Rainy Day Umbrella Stand is awesome. And then I looked at the price. Not.

– Everything I am afraid might happen if I ask new acquaintance to get coffee. (Nr. 13 made me laugh)

– Looking for more Design Blog inspiration. This is a good start.

First World Problem Store. Made me laugh.

Silverware that won’t make a mess when you put it down. Smart.

Explaining graphic design to four-year-olds (via)

– I used GlamSquad for the first time this week. Highly recommend.

– That’s one cool Banana.

– Hillary for America is looking to hire Designers. In Brooklyn.

Friday Link Pack


– Love this outdoor DIY wine cooler table.

Pad Thai Spring Rolls. Never made anything like his.

– I didn’t realize Richard Saul Wurman (Founder of TED) was a graphic designer: Unsung graphic design visionaries you should know

– “Everything starts with you and your values and how you set the agenda for your business.” – Cindy Gallop

– OH! It’s Nice That is having a 50% off Summer Sale!

– Currently enjoying this udemy class by Brené Brown on Vulnerability. Worth every penny.

– Next time you realize you forgot to put on deodorant, remember this trick.

– This golden sloth pendant made me smile.

– Didn’t we all wonder: Why Do Mammals Have Penises?

Willing is a free way to make your legal will.

– How to easily peel the skin of a Mango. Cool hack.

– Learn IDEO’s approach to moving from ideas to action.

– Next time you have an idea and it gets rejected, I want you to think of these emails.

– So happy I got to experience the Edna Lawrence Nature Lab at RISD in person.

– This case will turn your iPhone into a Super-8-Style camera. Cool.

– Oh, these LED old-school oil design lanterns are superfun.

– You’re into hiking? You can now borrow your own Google Street View Trekker rig. (via)

– Made me think: How to know your life purpose in 5 minutes

– This is an interesting looking stool.

– Shopify in Montreal is looking to hire a Theme Designer.

Friday Link Pack

Bibliophilia is a video-essay that takes looks at the books in Wes Anderson films.

– Totally loving this grid dot wool rug.

– The Hungry Castle guys did it again. First you were able to walk into Lionel Richie’s head now they put Nicholas Cage in a cage.

Camping with architects. (via)

– This is so cool: Expandable origami planter grows along with plants to cut waste. (via)

The Secrets of Happiness – in 60 Seconds

– Interesting read: Screen Addiction Is Taking a Toll on Children

The anatomy of a credit card form (via)

– Research suggests gluten per se is not the problem, but living in a rich society: The Myth of Big, Bad Gluten (via)

– I wouldn’t mind one of these conversation pits in my home, or office.

The rejectionists

– New research suggests a vegan diet is best for losing weight.

40 maps that explain the internet

– This is cool: Paper Maché ZigZag Drum Side Table.

– How Software Projects are managed: “I’ve set the wedding date. I’ve not asked her out yet.” (via)

– Jonathan Fields of the Good Life Project in conversation with Susan Cain, the world’s most famous introvert. See her TED talk?

– Woah: The Abandoned Soviet Space Centre complete with two Unfinished Spacecrafts Inside

– Tattly turns 4 this weekend! YAY! We’re having our annual 50%-OFF-Happy-Our-Birthday-To-You-Sale!

– ICON Worldwide is looking for an Graphic Design Intern to join them in Switzerland, where I am currently transmitting from, on my vacation.

Friday Link Pack

(Thanks for the reminder Sally)

– Isaac Moll (12) recorded a brief message on what he might tell someone else who was just diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

27 apps designers can’t live without, according to Fast Co Design.

Y Table. Made me look.

– Parents! Here are some great tips on what to teach kids when setting them up with their first email account.

– File this under first world punctuation problems: How Do You Punctuate Around Emoticons and Emoji?

– The U.S. cities where creative jobs are thriving.

Abandoned waterparks.

– Elder: A Mormon Love Story

– Veerle has some excellent graphic and web design tutorials on her site.

– Get your product in front of millions of curious folks: There are a few slots available on The Deck Network in July and August. (See that small add on the left on this page? That’s The Deck!)

UP allows you to upload images to Instagram from your computer. YES!

Meet the man who created TED in 1984

The Quick and Dirty on Your Dry Cleaning

– I feel like I need to go to Emoji School. Thankfully there’s Emojipedia. Emojipedia to the rescue! (via)

VW rolls out new California camper van (via)

Josh Wagner’s advice to his 18-year-old self.

Love this: App connects users with charities based on the news they read.

– Lego is investing over $150M to replace oil-based plastics with sustainable bricks. (via)

– How a toy figure mold of a dinosaur is made. My son will love this.

– A vertical turntable to show off your records.

– Apply by July 8th to 30 Weeks Program: an incubator for designers created by Hyperisland and Google.

Pro tip: Disable any system fonts you don’t use so your font dropdowns aren’t a mile long.

– Adorbs: Couple wore the same outfit for 35 years. (via)

– I am STOKED! I will be on my way to Switzerland later today! 2 Weeks of enjoying the Swiss Alps!

– Barrel in New York is looking to hire a Visual Designer.

Friday Link Pack


– We can get more done, if we care enough. And trust enough; A good bucket brigade

– I would totally adopt Harold the Jellyfish. Henry the slug is pretty cool too.

– Ok then: Sex in space is going to be way different than it is on Earth

– This made me laugh: Robot slips on Pop Tart while talking to dog.

– This is a beauty of a wall scone.

– Oh, this looks so great: Pineapple Coconut Daiquiri in a Pineapple Cup.

– This is completely nuts: Australian guys sink world record basketball shot off dam

Jar wall light. Or Jar Pendant Light.

Improv lessons applied to entrepreneurship

– Fathers talk about how the experience of raising a daughter altered their perspectives.

– How to hack Google Maps for offline use.

Interesting read on what David Allen did before “Getting Things Done”! (via)

– Hey parents of Minecraft obsessed kids, this will make their heads *explode*.

– Teachers! Did you know Codecademy offers resources to encourage your students to code? Check them out. (via)

– Treasure trove: Tools for designers (via Amrit)

– Good read: The Counterintuitive Art of Leading by Letting Go

– Finally: U.S. Bans Trans Fat

– Never forget to Enjoy The Process

– The fine folks at Sherpaa are looking to hire a Senior UX Designer.

Friday Link Pack

“Drunk” Robots. Made me laugh.

Six days in North Korea.

– Cameron Moll introduces – like Instagram for audio.

Enough is a Lot.

– His name is simon, he makes typefaces. (This one looks fun)

– Some serious facepalms going on here: 20 astonishing holiday complaints (via Yng)

– First feature review of the iWatch that might make me want to buy one: Filling in the green circle, by Marco Arment.

– I wish we had room for this hammock in our office.

Walking in the Footsteps of Tragedy.

Bottle pouch, for those moments you need to carry a bottle around, stylishly.

Vegan Taxidermy.

– Student proves earth is surrounded by freaky plasma rings.

Lost posture: Why some indigenous cultures may not have back pain. Great listen!

– THIS: Let’s Not Schedule Phone Calls Anymore

– YUMM: Crispy frizzled artichokes

– Interesting read: Say No Without Burning Bridges

Surveillance Aesthetics (via Amrit)

The computer collector

– I am a huge fan of IFTTT! They are hiring a Senior Product Designer!

– Kevin (CreativeMornings former COO) shares his secret on how to pack ultra light for his 3 month trip around the world!

– First there was scouted now there is on the grid, the designer’s guide to NYC.

– The Cool Mom Picks ladies launched a Podcast on parenting. I like their bubbly energy on air.

Spam emails and interpreted as illustrations. (via)

– I can’t stop guessing what professions these animals represent… The cat is definitely an executive assistant that moved up to operations and *loves* it.

– Team CreativeMornings is looking for a Podcast Producer.

Friday Link Pack

I was the proud owner of one of these yellow SONY walkmans. Oh, the memories…

– Interesting (sobering) maps show median 1-bedroom rent in NYC neighborhoods.

– Not sure how to feel about this app: KeyMe App.

Skillshare classes that will make you better at your Marketing job.

Full Moon Sitting Cushion. Lovely.

– The 4 Types of Productivity Styles

Roccbox is not only compact, but it cooks with an uncanny sense of urgency, as it’s able to bake a 12-inch pizzas in as little as 90 seconds. Wait, what?

Streaks – a to-do app that helps you form good habits.

– This little boy makes a compelling case for being a vegetarian.

– Watch this: Nick and the Met.

– Currently enjoying this DO book on leading.

Jumbo Confetti Balloons. YES!

– The tempescope is an ambient physical display that visualizes various weather conditions like rain, clouds, and lightning. By receiving weather forecasts from the internet, it can reproduce tomorrow’s sky in your living room.

Good advice: “4. hire those excited about the future vs. those nostalgic about the past.”

– These waterfront murals by HULA are stunning. Painting with buckets while balancing on a surfboard! Respect.

– I think I might have to book a trip to St.Louis to visit this sprawling 600,000 square-foot urban playground, built in an old shoe factory.

– A horrible new PayPal policy opts you into getting robocalls. Facepalm!

What’s the big deal with gluten? – William D. Chey

Designs John Maeda loves the most.

– Not all who wander are lost, vintage customer painted globe.

– Just listened to this Radiolab episode. Intense.

– A hand-drawn wallpaper that slowly fades into white. Love this.

– Mind blown: A self-folding Origami robot.

– My friends at Sherpaa are looking to hire a Senior UX Designer.

Friday Link Pack

The School of Life asks: What is Good Business?

– This made me laugh: Please Selfie Responsibly.

– Canada’s Catalin Alexandru Duru just set a new Guinness World Record for the furthest journey by a real life hoverboard. Wow!

– Jessica Hische has a new book out soon. It’s called In Progress.

The banana decided to go on a trip.

Are you raising nice kids?

Is Amazon Prime an EcoCrime?

– A side table big enough to hold ONE cup of tea. Cute.

– Such a talented young woman: This Book Is a Planetarium by Kelli Anderson

Good grammar is sexy.

– Feel “lost” or “un-creative” in your career? Perhaps you’re just “in-between seasons

– This is one cool geometric metal side table.

– I love our office Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree we got from The Sill.

– The Difference Between Mozzarella and Burrata

Bear poster by Enzo Mari fro 1965.

– Published by Volk und Wissen Volkseigener Verlag Berlin, this school-chart shows the horizon system in German.

– Intersting read: How I limited screen time by offering my kids unlimited screen time.

– I want to take this class in which Brené Brown teaches about human connection — our ability to empathize, act authentically, belong, love and even shame. (Thanks Kirby)