Friday Link Pack

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– For you traveling folks. The Ostrich Pillow Go looks fab.

– It looks like a paint firework exploded over this sheep skin. So good.

– 10 Ways to Build a Snack Board with Stuff Already in Your Kitchen

Why You Should Start Using a VPN (and How to Choose the Best One for Your Needs)-

– What a beauty of a tote, made with cotton cord.

– I want all of the letter boards.

An electronic megaphone that automatically translates a speaker’s words into multiple languages.

– The world needs good juju.

– You can donate the sound of your voice for someone that is voiceless. Fascinating.

– Some of the reviews on this $199.99 Trump Christmas ornament are a work of art.

5 ways to curb your media addiction (via)

– A friend gifted me one of these Brooklyn Slate Cheese Boards. One of my favorite gifts I have received recently.

Why Every High School Should Teach A Social Media Class

– The 10 most beautiful libraries on earth. Makes me want to travel.

Send someone a plant.

– I like how simple, bold and large this is.

– A state shaped cutting board. Such a fun gift. (I proudly own one in the shape of Switzerland)

– Really excited over this collaboration: Quotes by Bruce Lee in his handwriting as Tattly.

17 Apps for Managing Email Overload, Anxiety, and Distraction

– A desk opened up at FRIENDS my small, kind, creative co-working community in Boerum Hill Brooklyn. Join us!

Friday Link Pack (On A Thursday)

– It’s Thanksgiving in the U.S and I am currently in Switzerland, speaking at the Swiss Innovation Forum and visiting Family. That’s why I launched this week’s Friday Link Pack a week early. Enjoy!

– Do yourself a favor and enjoy these images of cats in hats made from their own hair. (via)

– “Money Face Challenge” Has People Lining Up Their Heads with Folded Bills. So good.

What do you care enough about that you’re prepared to expose yourself to fear, risk and hard work to get?

This vertical loft is a dream.

– Uh oh! Now you can post live video on Instagram.

The Bubble. (via)

– At 56, Peggy Whitson Becomes Oldest Female Astronaut (via)

– My Monstera Leaf obsession is still going strong.

– Here are Google, Amazon and Facebook’s Secrets to Hiring the Best People

– A list of some of the most useful Chrome Extensions

A tiny camera drone.

– This new view of Google Earth is a love letter to cities: Google Earth in VR.

– Unusual tutorial on how to tie a tie.

Amazon App for iPhone Now Has X-Ray Vision to See Inside Your Packages

– Feeling this minimal coat rack.

– Whoa! This is creepy.

A reading list for resistance.

– This snowflake Tattly by Tea Leigh is a new favorite.

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– Dalai Lama: Behind Our Anxiety, the Fear of Being Unneeded (via my favorite Newsletter)

– A group of children and young adults are suing the United States over climate change.

– Have you watched Simon Sinek’s recent Creativemornings talk? Highly recommend.

– Google is finally rolling out new tools for cleaning up YouTube comments.

Ubiquiti Networks Amplifi HD Wi-Fi system is an internet solution for a wholly modern day problem: spotty residential wi-fi coverage. We could use one in my home.

– This is pretty cool; Modify lets you customize their watches. Great gift!

– The Unicode Consortium has today proposed a shortlist of 51 emojis for acceptance in Unicode 10. New emojis include a giraffe, pretzel, vampire, bearded man, soda/milkshake, breastfeeding, a “shhh” face1, pie, starry-eyed face, woman in hijab and zebra2.

– And then, there are these emojis made from old master paintings. Made me laugh.

– My kids think this panda stamp is pretty darn cute.

– “Properly deployed kindness is a form of activism.” Ludo Hunter

– Open office layout + Noisli = Focus.

HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA…NO.

– Winter is Coming, so please enjoy this 1980s Book of Knitted Sweaters

I needed this.

– My 10 year old likes graphic novels. Thanks for pointing us to new ones, Cool Mom Picks.

– My friend Carly would file this under “things that make me uncomfortable”.

– I want to get lost in this giant knitted sweater. I like it.

– Love these simple gold stud earrings.

– After reading Jocelyn’s post I might have to make my own “stop-doing list”.

Too Rad To Be Sad Shirts.

– Need a fun gift for someone? Tattly subscription!

– White House photographer Pete Souza has taken nearly two million photos of Barack Obama. These are his 55 favorites. And then also, this one: 34 Times Barack And Michelle Obama’s Love Made Us Weak In The Knees. My heart!

– My Swiss friend Markus will be back in NYC later in the month hosting one of his Innovation Champ Training Workshops. He has helped me with my companies and is one of the most interesting up-side-down-thinkers I know. He is remarkable.

– My ten year old will love this: Learn To Make A Nail Polish Remover Sponge In 4 Easy Steps

The world needs an enormous hug.

– Maybe if I keep wearing Natasha Lawyer’s Feathers I eventually will be able to fly.

Friday Link Pack

– A playlist of Leonard Cohen’s songs to help you make sense of the world. The Canadian poet, singer, songwriter, and author passed away yesterday at the age of 82.

– It’s very strange how often strong feelings don’t seem to carry any message of action.

Safety pins as a symbol of solidarity against racism

– “The way a person does one thing is the way they do everything”.

Love the self-love exercise this mom did with her beautiful daughter..

– I appreciate Chris Anderson’s personal pledge.

This woman!

– How would you envision the world in which creativity is king? Shutterstock and CreativeMornings are asking you to share your vision, starting with #InACreativeWorld….

– Love this personal and thoughtful post by my friend Fabian about 3 things he’s learned in the last 8 years about making the most of living in the NYC

The Pussy Project.

– These pessimistic greeting cards made me chuckle.

– Facebook, for all its wonders has also become a single point of failure for civic information.

Flying cats.

Densters take blanket fort building to the next level. Fun!

Garden House.

– This is a handkerchief after my own heart.

A $21k first class airplane experience documented by Casey Neistat.

– A person in front of me in line, waiting at the airport this weekend, had one of these Jurni suitcases. You can sit on them. Smart.

Gmail and Google Calendar get a whole lot better on iOS

– Leonardo DiCaprio and National Geographic teamed up to make a documentary about climate change called Before the Flood, available in its entirety on YouTube for a limited time.

– Protesting in the US? Know your rights.

– The Spontaneous Pop Up Display made me look.

– The black and white Puma Eskiva is my favorite sneaker. But OMG what is this over-the-knee-Eskiva thing?

– Don’t feel much like Yay this week but I we can get there again with a lot of hard work. YAY pin!

– In case you need some inspirational reminders, Tattly got you covered. I am especially feeling the Warrior not Worrier these days. And, love yourself.

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a little spark of madness (via)

– In a truly historic moment, New York City became the first city in the nation to protect freelance workers against client nonpayment today on October 27, 2016.

6 Books Supposedly Written by Ghosts

– “A survey is a useful tool for brainstorming, but it shouldn’t be confused with what the group actually feels.” What does the poll say?, by Seth Godin

Seth Godin’s 10 rules for the internet should be taught in school.

A Playlist of 172 Songs from Wes Anderson Soundtracks: From Bottle Rocket to The Grand Budapest Hotel

David Bowie’s favorite books.

– A blog dedicated to poor decisions that make great stories.

– Cate Blanchett Morphs a Dozen Times in ‘Manifesto

Animals being weird. YES!

Scientists explain how happiness makes us less creative

– I had the chance to meet the founders behind The Fourneau Oven, now I am dying to try it myself. Nothing beats a homemade bread.

Defy The Product Life Cycle

– I am currently attending our second ever CreativeMornings organizer summit in Austin. Today is the final day. Get some impressions of the fun we’ve had with the Instagram hashtag #CMsummit16.

Friday Link Pack

You Probably Don’t Need More Financial Advice, Just Make a Change (via my favorite newsletter)

What personality type are you? (I thought I was an ESFP but this test now says I am an ENFP.)

– Very excited to experience PopUp Magazine on November 7th in Brooklyn. I’ve heard numerous raving reviews.

The Original Emoji Set Has Been Added to The Museum of Modern Art’s Collection

– This is impressive: A Pringles Ring.

– One of the most vital ingredients to keep a relationship going is a capacity for humour.

100 Blocks a Day (via my favorite newsletter)

THIS! So retro. So wonderful.

– Estonian design company Kodasema’s square KODA home is assembled in seven hours and includes LED lights, solar panels and smart fixtures.

– How to have more engaging conversations in everyday life

– I want to fill our Christmas Tree with just these bacon ornaments. Obviously my kids will not be cool with this.

– Google Made a Major Change to Its Privacy Policy—Here’s How to Opt Out

– Big fan of School of Life and always lamented that they’re only in London. They now book Psychotherapy session via Skype.

Cute Thanksgiving onesie for the baby in the family!

– What a charming project: Brooklyn Bodega Cats.

– Did you see that team TeuxDeux launched a new iPhone app? It’s so good!

– My kids are going nuts over the Scented Candy Jewelry Tattly. (We developed the candy fragrance with NYC based fragrance house Agilex.) And, psst… we have added a whole bunch of awesome Tattly over in the Sales Section, they are 50% off.

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Pixar Animators spent 5 years making this devastatingly beautiful short film in their spare time

100 Women in Tech and Founders to Follow on Twitter

– Interesting and counter-intuitive article on how to pick the fastest line at the Supermarket.

– This made me laugh: A solution to the texting and walking epidemic! (via)

Collection of articles, videos, and resources made by designers at Facebook.

– Wow! Beautifully designed athletic hijabs made to get more young Muslim girls into athletics.

– Smart: Store your phone in your water bottle during your next work out.

– What to do when the name of your business becomes associated with terrorism. I feel for the owner of the ISIS hair salon.

How to start running

How to make a nasty cold suck less

– Cool: Maslow is a 4×8 foot CNC router for $350. Imagine the stuff you can build!

– This little guy made me chuckle.

– Just discovered this free (!) Skillshare class by Mailchimp teaching you how to automate, optimize, and personalize emails to increase sales. So good.

CEO school.

– This brand new CreativeMornings talk by Simon Sinek is fantastic. 30mins well spent.

– If you’ve ever wondered which countries have the most introverted vs. extraverted norms, here’s a map of the data from 51 cultures.

A Tweet on Principles.

Guzzle Buddy is a handy device that transform an entire bottle of wine into a personal drinking glass. Low in class, high in fun.

– I wish people would be more open about the topic of money. Here’s an interesting article with 7 questions that might help start a conversation around it.

– Treehugger wrote an article about my co-working space FRIENDS WORK HERE.

– Psst… Tattly is running a SALE until the end of Sunday.

Friday Link Pack

Improv Everywhere Turns a Busy New York City Crosswalk Into a Ballroom

How to transfer a picture to wood (via)

– I’m a Doctor. If I Drop Food on the Kitchen Floor, I Still Eat It.

– Loving this organizer.

– The future of selfies is this camera drone with facial recognition

– These Wristband headphones would be perfect for my 10 year old.

– Did you know that Public Libraries offer free ebook downloads? I had no idea.

– The internet needs Action Buttons.

The hierarchy of earning profit.

Why Do Anything? A Meditation on Procrastination

The perfect dad shirt: Lay in the grass and nap while your kiddo plays with cars on your back. Fun!

– The self-lacing Back To The Future Sneaker is a reality. And Casey Neistat got to try them on.

– Long gone are the days when I posted about baby stuff. But man, this baby star sleeping bag made me look. Cute.

– This mug with whale spoon is pretty adorable.

Faux Taxidermy Felt Piñata Skin Rug (via)

– This fake bacon bracelet made me laugh. (via)

Quick, Easy-to-Finish Tasks Build Momentum in the Morning

– YES! Being more ethical was the most important KPI?

– Noah Scalin arranged donated clothing to compose a large-scale anamorphic portrait titled Portrait of Innovation: James Conway Farley.

– It’s that time of the year: 8 Pumpkin Carving Stencils

The Difference Between Club Soda, Seltzer and Sparkling Mineral Water

Worry eaters. Write your worry on a paper, put it in the worry eaters mouth. Instantly feel better. (Thanks David)

– I had quite an exciting week, I was invited to be on MSNBC with Tamron Hall to speak about Tattly. This calls for a PARTY watch!

Friday Link Pack

Imagine you’re a musician and before every concert you have to go to the market and buy your instrument, because, it is a vegetable. So refreshing! The Vegetable Orchestra.

– We all need to blow our own crazy horn a bit more often.

– Now this is a stylish camera bag. (via)

– A new site called KidTech aims to shine a spotlight on great, innovative products that leverage technology to help kids and families. The site is meant to celebrate how children’s products have changed dramatically in the last decade.

Cute! Litter Box DIY. (via)

Always Be Moving (via)

Stop adopting other people’s anxiety. (via)

How To Write To-Do Lists That Make You Happier At Work

– Born to be Mild is a short documentary about The Dull Men’s Club, an online community of men wishing to escape the hurly-burly of everyday life and just be ordinary.

– In case you need a rainy day activity this weekend: Making a Tiny Toaster.

– Dutch fashion designer Pauline van Dongen has created a smart top that vibrates in response to bad posture

– Filmmaker Accidentally Captures Perfect Drone Shot of Newlyweds on a Rooftop

– Google has just introduced a new Wi-Fi system that aims to bring a fast signal to every room of your apartment

– Interesting: Negative Reps Help You Do Exercises You Thought Were Impossible

– Smart! Facebook Introduces “Marketplace” – A Way of Selling To Those Nearby

– Efil Türk takes your basic flat puzzle to a new 3D level.

Teaching Your Child Emotional Agility

– Meet Samson, New York’s Biggest Cat

– Google Launches “Google Trips” Travel App

R2-D2 coffee press.

The science behind why the ketchup struggle is real.

How to delete your Yahoo account

– The new Squarespace office is something else. Impressive.

– Imagine your teenage son coming up to you one day and telling you he is going to be a rapper! And you go “Ok!?” And then the next thing you know he has a record label and is performing his own music at concerts around the country. That’s what happened to our friend’s son, Nemo. His first video came out today, and my heart is bursting for him. He has worked relentlessly for this and is taking the Swiss music scene by storm. Go Nemo!

– So many good quotes in our CreativeMornings quotes section. (Hit the “play” button underneath and it takes you to that part in the talk.)

Artbox animation.

– “We have the cake but the cake needs sprinkles. What are the sprinkles?” This made me laugh: 9 Tricks to Appear Smart in Brainstorming Meetings

– Not big into Halloween? Well, at least you can wear some spooky Tattly.

Friday Link Pack

Always keep coming back to this one by Louis CK.

– OMG! —> BRIXO blocks are chrome-coated building blocks that act as electric conductors. They interlock to produce complete simple circuits with no wires involved, adding lights, motion and sound to any construction. They are LEGO compatible folks!

Panda Stamp. Cute.

– New York Public Library Installs Tiny Trains to Deliver Books

– I really don’t like houseeshoes (had to wear them as a kid) but I do like these simple crochet slippers.

– Grace Bonney’s new book “In The Company Of Womenhas a launch event on October 5th! I’ll be there! You should come too! Ops! It’s sold out!

– Jason Polan collaborated with Uniqlo on a T-Shirt line. What’s not to love? (His giraffes are my favorite!)

You think you have one to-do list, but really you have three. (via)

– Argentinian design studio Sudaca makes beautiful bookshelves. You can watch them while they make it. Live!

– Interesting long read: On How to Disagree

– This reversible bra is pretty cool.

– “Power is about making a difference in the world by influencing others.” The Power Paradox

– This Rainbow Cord Taco by This Is Ground made me chuckle. ( I use my silver one daily.)

– What an interesting looking drip coffee contraption.

This silver notepad makes me laugh every time I sit down at my desk. Well done, Playtype.

– Have you seen this post on how to improve your city? Love it so much!

5 Foreign sayings that just don’t translate

– Divorces should be looked at more as a “courageous and positive act.” Angelina’s Divorce Shows How ‘Failed Marriages’ Are Failing Us

– Our Tattly Halloween Set is pretty cool.

Friday Link Pack

Imagine if a reply-all e-mail chain jumped from the screen into your everyday life. What a nightmare.

God bless free wifi. Yes.

– I think I’d enjoy this book: The New Simplicity in Graphic Design

– It’s a bear. It’s a remote. It’s cute.

MoMA puts 1000s of historical exhibition photos online

– Cat lovers unite: Kitty colar blouse.

– This Experimental Home Tilts Like A See-Saw As You Walk Around Inside

– Researchers have discovered the key to naturally stripping sugar from all our foods

– This is a design-y tea towel.

– Jay Z: ‘The War on Drugs Is an Epic Fail

The best ways to cope with a noisy office (via)

That vs which

This home by Lia Chavez made me gasp.

– Tempted to put some dots on my walls.

– This simple, modular shelfing system called Lap Shelving is beautiful!

The Hamdog is what happens when a hamburger and a hotdog have a baby. Made me laugh.

Responding to cyberbullying – ten tips for teens

100+ new iPhone and iPad features in iOS 10 (via)

Woodieful is a shelf and a stool and a coffee table all in one.

Jony Ive says “Aluminium”

– Even locals who believe climate change is real have a hard time grasping that their city will almost certainly be flooded beyond recognition: This is New York in the not so distant future.

– No big deal: Tattly launched a collaboration with The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C!

Friday Link Pack

Pro domino artist Hevesh5 spent 25 hours over eight days building this Domino Masterpiece, her third largest solo project to date.

– Woah, this is a good vintage find: Linotron 505 for high-speed film typesetting (via Coudal)

– Teju Cole on How the Paradox of Photography Captures the Central Anxiety of Existence

How to Use iMessage (to Annoy the Hell Out of Your Friends)

– This is a beauty of swiveling towel/clothing holder which can hold up to 10kg.

– Amanda Palmer wrote a moving essay on Nick Cave. After the singer lost his child, he invited a film crew in and simply carried on working.

– Beautiful, super minimal barstools.

– It’s starting to be dark in the morning when I wake up, which makes it harder for me to get up early. Thinking about getting this sunrise-imitating-alarm-clock.

– Please do your best to avoid the huge moon balloon rolling through China

A Walking Guide to Public Art in Manhattan and Queens (animated backgrounds for iPhone with stories inside.

– A meticulously designed poster to sharpen your internal sense of scale. Use your body to measure things!

– An online collection of people’s personal anxieties: I still have anxiety about this.

– Interesting read: Why you should tell your children how much you make

The Power of 5

– In case you’re in the market for a USB battery pack. This post is helpful.

– Great read: Avoiding Organizational Debt

– In overvaluing confidence, we’ve forgotten the power of humility

– These are some impressive beards and moustaches.

– Aren’t we all dreaming of a custom, hand-made neon sign.

Which European Cities Have the Most Affordable Housing?

– “The Sandwich Club fosters an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and forward-thinking sandwich culture by encouraging the discovery and consumption of delicious sandwiches and sandwich components, both in the United States and abroad.”

– Eric Lobdell, a swissmiss reader, emailed me to tell me that he made this typeface. Here’s the story. Yes to side projects!

– I am looking to hire a part-time in-house photographer for Tattly.

Put a Rhino on it.

Friday Link Pack

Seventy-five year old Ruben Pardo is the oldest elevator manual operator in Los Angeles. For six days a week over the past 40 years, he has helped the patrons of the Art Deco marvel at 5514 Wilshire Blvd “up and down” while enlightening them with positive musings on the simple joys of life. Congrats on 40 years Ruben!

– Infographic: 50 Useful Keyboard Shortcuts

– My kids think this Doo Doo Head Mask is hilarious.

Inflatable furniture that you can also use in the pool.

A Napkin Novel.

– This cloud light is aaaaadorable.

Mondrian Emoji.

This girl is winning at life.

– We all want to be part of a club. Now you can be part of a sock club. And you’ll get a new pair of socks every month.

David Bowie Answers the Famous Proust Questionnaire

Radiooooo: A Musical Time Machine That Lets You Hear What Played on the Radio in Different Times/Places

Ne vous trumpez pas.

– Whoa! Super interesting geometric rugs!

– You should totally get a Brooklyn Brownstone for your cat.

– This made me laugh: niceballs dangle beneath your desk so you can discretely de-stress

– Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston talk about their collaboration, ‘A Child of Books’.

Google’s guide to effective teams.

Leonardo Da Vinci’s To Do List (circa 1490) Is Much Cooler Than Yours

Vote Gif!

– I like this custom photo necklace.

– Loving loving loving the new Tattly set by Christoph Niemann.

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My friend Bas made this beautiful mini documentary on Vanessa O’Brien.

– Come work with me a FRIENDS! We are hiring a part-time studiomanager.

– Did you know that the George Washington Bridge was voted as the one of the Seven Engineering Wonders of the New York Metropolitan Area in 1953 and is the world’s busiest bridge?

– I have zero public napping skills, but the Chinese apparently do.

Love this wall of cabinets.

– Oh, those delivery guys.

Elon Musk’s Break Down on Climate Change

– Woah, this looks like an interesting adventure.

Stolen Dropbox passwords are circulating online. Here’s how to check if your account’s compromised. (Mine was!)

– These slippers are quite good looking. Remind me of the house shoes I had to wear as a kid.

Summer cocktail recipes.

– Some of these abandoned spaces are stunning.

Goethe on the Psychology of Color and Emotion

Shine On!

– “If you get out of the way of your work, your work will tell you exactly what it needs. Usually your work is much more forward-thinking than you are.” Carrie Mae Weems

– What it feels like to be the last generation to remember life before the internet. (I am one of them!)

– I didn’t know this: Central Park’s lamp posts have a hidden trick to help you navigate

10 books for adventurous, brave & strong young girls

– The images on this post are weeeeeeird: Photographer Dons Giant Panda Costume to Help Pandas Born In Captivity Be Released Into the Wild

– Lots of food for thought in this long post by Benjamin Hardy. (If only the title wasn’t so link-baity!)

Wait, what? “Of the 1,000 people surveyed, one in 12 said Comic Sans was the most trustworthy font but Times New Roman was the most trusted.”

When politics feels like satire.

This GIF makes me slightly uncomfortable.

Conscious Style Guide is a community resource for anyone curious or serious about conscious language. (via)

– I like these strip-ey blow bubble containers.

19 Incredibly Useful Websites You Wish You Knew Earlier

The unexpected qualities of great leaders? Productive paranoia, empirical creativity, and fanatic discipline. (via)

Must wear a Taco today.

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Experimental artist Petros Vrellis creates detailed portraits with a single thread

Falling for sleep: When wakefulness is seen as the main event, no wonder so many have trouble sleeping. Can we rekindle the joy of slumber? (via)

– “I believe editing is an essential skill that is often overlooked and under appreciated. The future belongs to the best editors.” – Jason Fried (via)

A field guide to black holes.

– Outch: Legroom on most major US airlines, compared in one GIF

Blackbox is a new shipping company from the creators of Cards Against Humanity.

Why does traffic jam for no reason at all?

– This made me laugh: Sleeping Baby Becomes The Master Of Cosplay During Her Bedtime

– I agree with Coudal, this Stubby Squid looks like a Pixar character brought to life.

– Inside the stunning new Oculus at the World Trade Center Transportation hub.

– This is great news: Pandora readies for on-demand streaming. I am a big fan of Pandora.

Photo retouching has been around before Photoshop.

– I want to hit so many of these outdoor installations.

Pattern is a simple, focused, drawing application for the iPad and iPad Pro. It focuses on simple design tools rather than fancy brushes and effects. (via)

– The new SOMA water bottle is pretty and are made from shatter-resistant borosilicate glass.

– My daughter loves Audiobooks, she will be psyched to know: As Far As Your Brain Is Concerned, Audiobooks Are Not ‘Cheating’

– Within the next four years, 40% of the U.S. workforce will be freelancers who are working for more than one company at any given time.

The Best of BESTA: Design Inspiration for IKEA’s Most Versatile Unit

These wool sneakers claim to be the ‘most comfortable in the world’

Saype drew a 10,000 square meter man in the mountains of Leysin, Switzerland

– Wow, now THAT’S a double rainbow.

The backstory of the massive lawsuit against Mother Jones.

– “Success is often a result of committing to the fundamentals over and over again.” How to Stick With Good Habits Every Day by Using the “Paper Clip Strategy” (via)

On the Internet nobody knows you’re a dog.

– YES! Currently experiencing just this: Your vacation will feel longer if you don’t plan it to death

Masdar City was planned as the world’s first carbon-neutral city, located in the desert of one of the world’s most oil-dependent nations, the United Arab Emirates. Located 11 miles south of Abu Dhabi, would be home to 50,000 residents and serve 40,000 commuters.

– Love the Stallion Tattly by Stina Persson.

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A remarkable (short) true story of love.

Trumpinator™ turns any mention of Trump into instant satire by replacing his name with contextually relevant nicknames.

– Love this: Park Pens: twigs packaged to look like stationery

Ne vous TRUMPez pas.

This made me dizzy watching.

– The USPS is releasing Star Trek stamps.

– Awesome! The mighty Debbie Millman is teaching a branding class over on CreativeLive.

This Is How To Get Healthy

The Legendary Design Of Eero Aarnio

– Tattly is looking for college students to join our team as
Tattly College Ambassadors at their schools this fall.

– Trans model wears stunning couture dress made from flags of countries that ban homosexuality.

– With my current obsession of the Invisibilia podcast I can’t wait to see Lulu Miller’s talk at Hopscotch Design Festival in a few weeks.

Twitter adds a quality filter setting. Yes please.

– Now that’s sugar cube: 3D printed sugar.

– Great message (wish there was less swearing though): A 5 Minute Plea to Do

I’m soaked to the skin with emotion.

– Currently enjoying this Tumblr.

– 23:01:46 — pill to make bird forget it has been kissed

This: “Life is no “brief candle” for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”

– Albert Lee and the good folks at NEA are running a survey about design’s role in startups. Take it here!

– While researching a video of my favorite restaurant in the Appenzeller mountains, called Aescher, I came upon this one, and randomly found my entire family, including my mom, in it. No idea who the person is that shot it. This is us standing and watching the paragliders taking off! HOW RANDOM IS THIS?

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James Curran spent a month in New York City where he animated a new GIF every day for 30 days.

10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Google Maps Master

Feeling worried? These days, much of America is.

Lighting Bolt Space Suit. Made me chuckle.

– I Just spent an eternity looking through Public Domain Images from the New York Times

– “You will never get any more out of life than you expect.”

– I wish this adorable first period kit would have been around when I was a young girl. What a great gift to give to young girls.

The many faces of a people pleaser.

– I just started reading Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps. Very amusing.

– This lightweight, waterproof compact backpack seems like a practical travel companion.

– This is one pretty, long cutting board.

How to Feng Shui Your Home to Attract Love, According to an Expert

– This made me laugh: Mom Finds Genius Way To Make Her Internet Obsessed Kids Do Their Chores

– There are some real gems in here: Advice from some old people

– Sebastian Weiss is passionate about concrete aesthetics and the beauty seen in city shapes. (via)

This.

Joyful and Exuberant

– Boil them, deep-freeze them, crush them, dry them out or blast them into space: tardigrades will survive it all and come back for more

– Make a political statement simply by wearing socks? YES!

– Love these minimal water bottles.

– Do you ever wonder why Olympic athletes are so often photographed biting their medals?

– Now this is an interesting way to fundraise: America votes with Cards Against Humanity.

FTC to Crack Down on Paid Celebrity Posts That Aren’t Clear Ads

Cinefade is a camera system that changes the aperture at the same time as a variable ND, so you can rack the depth but the exposure stays the same. Very cool. (via)

– What an incredible opportunity: 99U and Behance are Hiring a Creative Events Manager

– I am stoked. I am leaving for the Swiss Alps today! You can follow along over on my Instagram account.

Friday Link Pack

Telephone Courtesy – 1950’s Social Guidance / Educational Documentary

What Happens To A Workplace When All The Salaries Are Public?

– “My father called me after reading a blog post I had written about my son’s first signs of puberty. It seems an obvious line-crossing that I wrote about such an intimate detail, but I did.” Why I Decided to Stop Writing About My Children, by Elizabeth Bastos

– I like this bean bag chair/floor cushion for kids.

GIFs that explain nine basic principles of responsive design

A sense of appreciation is the single most sustainable motivator at work

– Just spent salivating over stunning homes on behomm. They are the first home exchange community only for creatives and design lovers.

The 5-hour rule: learning, reflecting, experimenting, & other habits business leaders do. (via)

You are what you seek.

– “The Olympic swimming pool has lifeguards, just in case someone like Michael Phelps, winner of 18 gold medals, needs to be rescued.” What?

– So simple: Tell people what they can do with your product, not what your product does.

Scrivener seems to be writers go to app of choice.

– Interesting read: “Nussbaum is drawn to the idea that creative urgency—and the commitment to be good—derives from the awareness that we harbor aggression toward the people we love.” The philosopher of feelings, by Rachel Aviv

– WHAT? Everyone recommends flossing – but there’s hardly any proof it works

– Everyone should read this: If you ever lose your iPhone, iPad or iPod, be extra alert for upcoming identity theft attempts.

A wind turbine in India caught fire. I feel for the people that built it and the owner but I can’t help but think that the rotating smoke looked really cool.

– “Women, according to my dissertation, are less likely to respond to messages from men who are incredibly attractive. For men, the opposite applies. Men are more likely to respond to women who are more attractive.” How To Get A Match, According to Tinder’s Sociologist

– Favorite new conceptual Instagram feed: bychefchloe. The croissant with eyes made me giggle. (via)

You Can Now Print 3D Holograms on Your Inkjet Printer

Totallee makes ultra thin iPhone cases. I like.

– This article on forest bathing gets me extra excited for my upcoming trip to the Swiss country side.

– “[Being your own beloved] means you do not hold onto people, you let them come to you, or not — you still suffer, but not to the core, because that core is safe.”

– Brooklyn-based watercolor artist paints gorgeous portraits of your loved ones. (via)

– A butterfly makes everything better.

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giphy For reals. I am with her.

Yay, balloons!

– Interesting read: Five things that can make you a better parent right now Agreed.

3 Easy Ways How to Pit Cherries

Capitalize my title. This is helpful!

Jerry Seinfeld and John Oliver in Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Basecamp offers impressive employee benefits. One of them is that you can work wherever you want: Work from anywhere in the world. Move cities, keep your job. Amazing!

– If I was a bird, I’d want to live in this Birdhaus.

– Eva Solo designs beautiful objects. This Grill To Go is no exception.

A Checklist for Everyday. I like this. (via)

– For my German speaking readers: I love this beruf der woche series over on Zeit Online.

– Can’t wait to get my hands on Jocelyn K. Glei’s book Unsubscribe. It just became available for pre-order.

Buildings that resemble the things they sell. Funny.

– “A tip for combatting impostor syndrome is to focus more on what you’re learning than on how you’re performing.” Interesting article on the Imposter Syndrome. (via)

– I dig the General Bucket.

OMG these knives!!!

– I can see why this Darth Vader Toaster exists. So over the top it’s good.

– This Wave Necklace is a beauty.

A collapsible bucket. Smart.

– You love Tacos? Then you’ll probably love this Taco Tattly by Jessi Preston.

– How stinking cute is this kids 2 seater sofa with rainbow buttons?

– This pool float is a winner.

– The Poo Plunger made me laugh. Can’t wait to show my kids.

– So simple: 7 Learning Strategies to Borrow From Your Kids

– Did you know at Tattly we handle all of our product and campaign photography in house? Here’s a glimpse behind the scenes of some of our recent photo shoots.

– My friends at Meet Up are looking to hire a Head of Product Design. Great company. Great people.

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I just love the First Lady!

The Secret Emotional Life of Clothes

Taking a Nap Is Like Letting Marie Kondo Loose in Your Brain

– Stunning photos taken by drones.

Jupiter from the bottom.

– Drone captures a humpback whale spraying a RAINBOW

How To Command an Audience: Tips From a Spoken-Word Poet. Some really good tips. Love Sarah Kay.

– A tool that automatically colorizes your black and white photos. Impressively well executed.

– Every parent of little ones traveling needs this fancy travel gadget that allows you to pull your suitcase with your butt. #notenoughands

– This spaceship looking cat carrier made me laugh.

– Now this is a book store I’d like to visit.

– Wow, this Nike Instagram video of Serena Williams is good.

– Woah! This concrete kitchen island defies gravity.

– “Organizations prefer clarity, certainty, perfection. Human beings are ambiguous, uncertain, imperfect.” (via)

George Saunders on getting older as a creative person and trying to stay super-tenderized to the world around you. (via Jocelyn)

– Artist spends hundreds of hours drawing hyperrealistic portraits mimicking Renaissance techniques

– The New York Public Library’s little-known “human Google” service answers any question by phone

– Did you know that putting a penny in the bottom of your flower vase will help keep bacteria levels low and your flower petals high? 9 Ways To Keep Your Flowers Fresh

Buffer for Instagram

– Governor Cuomo unveils upgrades to NYC subway system

– Important read: “I am distant from the racial inequalities that exist in my country.

Sony’s 1st Sony Walkman Commercial from 1981. OMG!

Twitter opens account verification to the masses

– I love the new watercolor Stallion Tattly by Stina Persson.

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In May of 2016, Kyle Scheele turned 30. But instead of having a birthday party, he held a Viking funeral for his 20s. Made me smile.

IKEA’s iconic Frakta bag has been updated by contemporary Danish designers HAY.

– Sruthi Kainady, a designer at Wolff Olins created this personal project that creates abstract patterns from world flags.

– OMG! A Tortilla Towel! This would take my saying with my kids “let me make you into a burrito” to the next level!

– Whether you’re a pioneering entrepreneur trying to attract and keep the best people, or an overworked employee just trying to find a better way to get all this crazy workload done, The Stress Report is a modern compass for a new, smarter, more productive way of working.

– “Have we all collectively lost our sense of where the line is and we’re hoping that someone will finally draw it for us?” Dear Dad

Adobe Lightroom now lets you edit RAW files on your phone

15 Funny Pinterest Baby Photoshoots Gone Wrong

Keith Frankel decided to no longer lie.

Beautiful colorful portraits.

A Lone Man Spends 53 Years Building a Cathedral by Hand

– Love might be universal but, as this brief animation shows, it’s not always easily translatable

– This Snap Pea Salad looks delicious.

– Diabetics may soon be able to trade their blood glucose meters and insulin injectors for a wearable device.

– Do you do craft fairs? You may want this tablecloth.

– Keep coming back to this one: Ryan Carson: Begin With the End in Mind

This staircase! Swoon!

– “Everybody has someone they want to hang out with who won’t hang out with them,” Rich said.

You Can Send Your Friends An Envelope With Entire Galaxies Inside It

– The Subway Desert v2 Map shows areas forming a 10-minute walk shed around NYC’s 470 subway stations.

– This headline made me chuckle: ‘Pokémon Go’ Is Forcing Americans to Learn the Metric System

Chris Anderson, head of TED, shares the 5 TED talks that taught him the most. (via)

– This made me laugh: Meet Human-Cat Who Keeps Standing On 2 Legs And Judging His Owners

– My kids love Jon Burgerman’s Tattly. I bet they’d also dig this floor cushion.

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This made my brain melt.

Concrete Ways to Be an Actual Ally to Black People

– Smart. Someone Finally Designed An Easier Way To Hang Art

– “If we can accept distressing feelings for what they are — part of the normal flow of human emotion —then, paradoxically, we will be less distressed. Our distress comes not from experiencing those emotions, but from our reaction to them as being unacceptable or abnormal.” To Get Happier, Focus on What Makes You Miserable

– Here’s how you remove a cork stuck inside a wine bottle with a ribbon.

Top 10 Places to Download or Stream Movies For Free, Legally

Dad teaches a baby how to clean the house. Made me laugh.

– What? Regardless of what country you live in, and what stage of life you might be at, having kids makes you significantly less happy compared to people who don’t have kids. It’s called the parenting happiness gap. (via)

An overview of basic knife skills for the home cook. (via)

– There are a few people in my office that should wear this Taco Cop badge.

TATE Time Machine takes you back in time to see how art has changed.

Monstera leaf pin.

Want a mini Sloth hanging of your fingers? You can do that.

– Excellent read: 25 Ways To Kill The Toxic Ego That Will Ruin Your Life

– Watch out for the remote controlled sunscreen dispensing bird at your next beach visit. Made me laugh.

– Bas and I met a few years back when he did this mini documentary on me. We became instant friends. Shortly after he moved to NYC and is now part of my wonderful co-working community FRIENDS. He is one of the most talented storytellers I have ever met. In this interview Bas Berkhout explains the process behind his intimate short films on creatives. Check out his work.

– It’s summer. You might as well wear some butterflies.

– Honored to be featured on How Did She Get There?

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Love this song by New York based singer songwriter Matt Sucich. He also happens to be our CreativeMornings Podcast host. So many talents.

– A collection of Japanese matchbox labels from the 20s-40s (via Coudal)

– This made me cry: Colorblind brothers take turns seeing color for the very first time

Colorful animation visualizes 200 years of immigration to the U.S. (1820-Present)

Stories from the design teams at National Public Radio

Never Not Hungry. Yes.

– YIKES! U.S. Adults Consume an Entire Hour More of Media Per Day Than They Did Just Last Year

Animade in London does beautiful animation work. Totally want to collaborate with them at some point.

– Quietly, over the last year, Facebook has killed the concept of a private account.

Why Lights at Night Can Lead to Less Restful Sleep

– One of the biggest reasons couples get into trouble is because they haven’t cultivated emotional fluency in themselves.

Dad trolls his daughter by recreating her selfies.

Flour Bag designs from the 40s and 50s. Didn’t know this was a thing.

When you are consistently generous, you create an audience that cares for you deeply.

4 essential body language tips from a public speaker

The Philosophy of Bill Murray

– I want these stairs.

– Do yourself a favor and snag up the last DoLectures ticket, happening at the end of July in Hopland California. Most intimate conference I have ever attended.

– Hilariously silly: A Vacuum Cleaner Plays the Harmonica

Bill cunningham. New York lost a remarkable man this week.

Do you know how you learn?

– A list of Google Voice commands. (via)

Infinite scream! (via)

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– I recently got my hands on a Go Pro Hero Session and I am utterly amazed at what this little camera can do. The kids absolutely love filming themselves jumping into pools. F-U-N!

– In the heart: Daddy Don’t Go

– “When leaders want to initiate a project, we always explain the underlying need and give a clear sense of the desired outcome so that people get aligned around a common goal. The best strategies are ones that people can make their own.” IDEO’s Employee Engagement Formula

– Bbenedetto Bufalino turns a car into a playable ping pong table. Fun.

– @iA created a font that turns the 2,000 most used English words into emoji!

– This Halloumi, Peach and Cherry Salad looks delicious.

Don’t ask for permission, come with intent.

Oprah interviewed Michelle Obama at the United State Of Women Summit

– This looks fantastic: New Lab, high-tech entrepreneurial hub, opens in Brooklyn Navy Yard

You Don’t Need More Free Time (via)

– Always wanted a vintage VW Camper. This is the closest I will ever get to owning one.

– Time lapse of two hydroelectric dams being torn down

– Author Steven Pressfield released a new book for free.

DIY Graphic Beach Towels

Ugmonk : Why and How We Rebuilt Our Entire Site

– Oh my! Misleading Thumbnails. (via)

I want this van.

Envy, like fear, is an important emotion that helps us know what we want

– GIT Hub is looking to hire a Web Designer.