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Friday Link Pack

20 minutes dinners!

Embroidery art!

Gather is a minimal, modular desk organizer. Really well done!

Why Americans Smile So Much (via)

– This modular shoe might make me consider occasionally wearing higher heels again.

– A Real-Life Education in Protecting Your Creative Work In a Digital Age

Google’s new AI tool turns your selfies into emoji.

Everything is a game. I watched the trailer. And now, my brain hurts but I am intrigued.

– Is this a thing?

– This is my favorite place in the world.

Personal Democracy Forum 2017: A conference exploring and analyzing technology’s impact on politics, government, and society.

This pot. So beautiful.

– My kids would love this desktop edition pool game.

– This is a stunning print.

– This you’re old cake topper made me laugh.

11 Questions to Ask Before Getting a Divorce

8 Captivating Books on Design History

How to cut cake perfectly.

– I can’t stop laughing. There’s a device that helps you take better selfies with or just photos of your dog.

– This is a beautiful, minimal laundry hamper.

– This years Adobe Creative Residents have been announced. In my next life I want to be a resident!

– Is there an upcoming Creativemornings event in your city?

Skateboarding Rainbow. Of course.

Friday Link Pack

It’s Friday everyone!

The 29 Most Common Social Media Rules

Cloud Eggs.

The Fear of Feelings at Work

– “If you’re snubbing your partner in favor of your phone it’s called phubbing (phone + snubbing). If you’re snubbing a person in favor of any type of technology, it’s called technoference.” The Phones We Love Too Much

– Proud to say that me and my big heart made it on the back cover of the Pantsuit Nation Book.

– Pre-orders begin for two styles of the Telsa Motors Solar Roof

– Are robocalls flooding your cellphone? Here’s how you can fight them.

Self-healing bio-concrete.

– YES! This girls’ soccer team joined a boys’ league, and won it

The birthplace of soy sauce

Stream 18 Hours of Free Guided Meditations

– Cool new series of videos from Apple, showing how to get the most from your iPhone camera.

Deray interviewed Snowden.

– Some actually made Sean Spicer lawn ornaments you can put in your bushes

Do One Thing Well

– “The Poor Man’s Selfie Drone” by Nico Vuignier

– I am currently in Switzerland and just learned that there is a company in Brooklyn selling authentic Swiss sausages.

– In these politically confusing times, I keep reminding myself of this.

Friday Link Pack

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– I would like this step stool in my home. Also available in white.

– I learned a new term: A spite house is a building constructed or substantially modified to irritate neighbors or any party with land stakes. This article is all about a red and white striped spite house in England. It made me laugh.

– James Greig speaks on self-care for the creative soul.

– This big whale stole my heart.

Food experts share their biggest lessons

How the Internet Is Saving Culture, Not Killing It (via)

– Designers Hamish Smyth and Jesse Reed of Standards Manual just launched a Kickstarter campaign to reissue the 1977 EPA Graphic Standards System as a hardcover book. With every book sold, a portion of the proceeds will go to Earthjustice and AIGA.

– This geometric ring is definitely being wishlisted.

Six Danish Cheeses to try.

– A book for our times: Hope In the Dark

– How do you reinvent a workplace ritual so that it truly inspires?

– Where was Tendr when I got married and organized an “Art-Fund”. The service allows you to gift cash in a simple and elegant way.

– I laughed so hard when I saw this. Also, facepalm!

Shutterstock’s 2017 Creative Trends infographic.

– How to secure your online accounts by revoking access from third-party apps

10 Talks That Will Empower Your Work

How to organize your book collection your way. (via)

– A brief visual history of Studio Ghibli

– I can’t get enough of this Twitter Account.

We might buy the same stuff, but we don’t pay the same price for it.

– A Rainbow Flag inspired typeface.

Scented wearable herbs. I love them.

Friday Link Pack

– Break the binge: How to turn off autoplay for the next episode on Netflix. (via)

How to Make the Most of Your Workday

Climate March is happening on April 29th

Feminist pin.

– Fire Drills: Communications Strategy in a Crisis

– My kind of gun.

– Really cute Kids Travel Blankets.

How To Cook Asparagus

May you feel awesome like this.

World’s “Mattest and Flattest” Black Paint

– “Both the military and professional kitchens are environments where there’s zero tolerance for slackers and indecision” – Why Chefs and Soldiers Make the Best Product Managers

– This is a smart coat for airplane travel.

– This tray!

– The short doc The Culture of Proximity digs into the notion that millennials see themselves as creators as much as consumers. (via)

– Want to convince someone to help you with a project? Try the bingo method.

Dragons love tacos is one of my son’s favorite picture books. I just noticed there’s a sequel!

The new Google Earth

Ways to Use Leftover Eggshells

– Ms. Management: The Hard Work of Hiring Well (via)

Setting intentions versus goals.

– Some of these signs made me laugh out loud.

The Faces behind Craigslist’s “Strictly Platonic” Personal Ads

– I heard this book helps you teach your kids about money. I’ll order it and will see for myself.

What it means to be a seeker

How Often You Should Do 12 Household Chores

– Here’s something to try at home: 6 fun activities to introduce your kids to physics!

How to keep your iMessages from popping up on other devices

– Made me laugh: IKEA “Relationship Saving Station

– Stina Persson’s watercolor Tattly collection now includes a Panda!

Friday Link Pack

GIF by Thoka Maer.

– “What would happen if we insisted on ‘sort by delight’ instead?” – Seth Godin

– My London friend brought me this small picnic blanket. Love it.

– Wow, these rugs!

The struggle is real.

The joy of slime.

– The true self is just awareness. (via)

Rainbow experiments.

– I like this basket. Would also be great to hold extra bedding or outdoor toys.

– A skinny, modern umbrella stand.

Why are you sad?

Super-detailed visualizations of the complex structure of the human brain

Canopy is a curated Amazon experience.

– SO many interesting posts tagged pleasure principles.

– This drafting kit is pretty cool.

– I found some great Gmail tips in this article. I might want to try Hiver.

How to blow out eggs.

A Very Brief History of Ballet

Rainbow Playing Cards.

Stay or Leave: A tool to decide whether your relationship has a future.

– The 3rd season of the CreativeMornings podcast features some real gems.

– I totally want a pair of these Women Tech Jean by Hiut Denim.

– Which one would you wear? Rosemary or Parsley?

Friday Link Pack

– I love the internet so much: This made me laugh.

– A hybrid flowering succulent plant with leaves that look like leaping dolphins.

– This thread is simply the best. (via)

1,000 teens were asked to rank brands on how cool they are. WSJ, Vice basically tied for dead last. Not surprised YouTube is winning. (via)

Check This Box if You’re a Good Person (via)

On Raising the Prestige of ‘Details’

– John Maeda and Automattic is putting on a remote conference on design and exclusion on April 21st. Consider me intrigued.

This electric skateboard is a snowboard in disguise.

How to make the most of your work day

– Don’t pass along your Adobe Illustrator files until you follow these steps.

Seneca’s Timeless Lessons on Friendships, Philosophy, and Self-Awareness

9 things to ask Siri that your kids will find hilarious

– Maria Popova is putting on an extraordinary event in NYC on April 21st: The Universe in a verse

Cats don’t always make the best dogs

10 Types of Odd Friendships You’re Probably Part Of

– Mark Cuban credits his success to these 7 books. (Seems odd he added his own book, no?)

– These geometric paper animal sculptures are stunning.

Your job can’t be the only meaningful thing in your life. (via)

– Still Don’t Believe In Influencer Marketing? Amazon Just Showed Us The Future

– My kids would love this: A kit that allows you to turn your veggies into musical instruments.

– My friend Josh Clark researched what it takes to set you ups own private VPN.

– Nostalgia coming over me: How to make your own functional Mini LEGO Mac

– The perfect host gift next time you’re invited to a dinner party: Scented Herb Tattly by watercolor artist Vincent Jeannerot.

– Super proud of my friend Dominie Mahl for creating this adorable nursery rhyme short which just aired on Sesame Street.

Friday Link Pack

In this beautifully shot video, four skateboarders discover the joys of skating on the frozen sand of a Norwegian beach.

– This coffee table, bench, or whatever you want it to be, caught my eye.

Burly men at sea looks lovely.

– So much respect to the fine folks at Uncommon Goods for their efforts to raise awareness and act as a role model when it comes to Paid Family Leave.

You’re a completely different person at 14 and 77, the longest-running personality study ever has found

Groupmuse helps you organize a classical music concert in your living room. Also, in the same vein, Sofar Sounds.

– This feminist patch made me laugh out loud.

Noun Project on your desktop

– YES! ‘Cards Against Humanity’ Creator Vows To Buy And Publish Congress’s Internet History. Here’s an update.

– My kids and I would like this hammock.

Trump Regrets

Small Victories takes files in a Dropbox folder and turns them into a website. No CMS, no installation, no server, no coding required.

– This faux cactus caught my eye.

– This fold-up meditation stool would totally help my inability of sitting on the floor for a long period of time.

Taking a line for a walk.

Dear neighbor, I don’t love you.

– Of course, my kids couldn’t stop laughing: Fart in a can

– My nerd dad just pointed me to this app called Workflow, an automation tool, enabling you to drag and drop any combination of actions to create powerful workflows for your iPhone. Reminds me a bit of IFTTT. Definitely giving this a try.

– Getting fit takes time, and progress can be hard to notice. Progress app makes it easy to see the small changes as they happen,

– My daughter loves these paper dolls.

– How to use a bullet journal for your mental health. The rant boxes made me smile. (via)

– A Guggenheim curator put Tattly on her living room walls. So good!

Friday Link Pack

When the first train rolls into the station after a big snowstorm, you’d best stand well clear.

– This is so fascinating: A San Francisco Startup 3-D Printed a Whole House in 24 Hours

Solid Advice on Living Alone from a 1936 Guide for Single Women

A Phone Case that bathes your selfies in flattering light. The existence of this phone case made me laugh.

The mixtape of podcasts.

Giant pegboard DIY

– I totally forgot about the existence of hot water bottles. We had a pale pink one growing up and I can still remember the odd texture.

– You’re into modern design? Check out designmilkeveryday on Instagram. It’s by Jaime Derringer, force behind design milk.

– A little absurd and therefore beautiful: A trap for self-driving cars.

This made me laugh.

– Beautifully designed air purifiers.

The Good World helps you find discover socially responsible businesses. So far they cover a few select cities in the U.S. I love this and I hope it will grow and inspire others in other countries.

– This is pure gold: A collection of culture decks, core values, mission statements, and more from real companies.

– Yes, I have experienced this first hand: “If someone shifts from a long commute to a walk, their happiness increases as much as if they’d fallen in love.”

When Does Political Correctness Become Orwellian?

Wall of flowers tracks and mirrors your movement. Too bad it’s behind glass.

The product manager’s guide to the care and feeding of humans

– For anyone having had to go through on boarding processes with new employee will agree, Rippling sounds too good to be true.

– Trying to manifest some spring feelings with wearing all of the Tattly Florals I can get my hands on.

Friday Link Pack

Ten Meter Tower is a social experiment which found people that had never jumped off a 10 meter tower and filmed the results.

– My ten year old and I think this hair dye is supercool. It changes your hair color based on the temperature of the environment.

– I am fascinated by these tricked-out Japanese Trucks.

– Smart: Acteon Compression Packing Cubes

– These photos of old Rwandan Hairstyles are amazing.

This Is How To Stop Checking Your Phone: 5 Secrets From Research

BLOCKS is a modular music studio that lets anyone make music through simple, intuitive gestures.

– Marimekko’s spring/summer 2017 collection reintroduces five iconic garments from the 1960s and 1970s.

Sumo Tube made me laugh.

Logobook is a showcase of the finest logos, symbols & trademarks (via)

– Filmmaker Jennifer Crandall has spent the past two years travelling all around Alabama, collecting short video vignettes of people’s lives — “Might we pull out our cameras to capture a few tiny moments from your life?” — and now she’s posting the videos on the Whitman, Alabama site.

– Wow, Lemonade looks like my kind of renters insurance.

La Gif Team. Delightful.

An app to overcome social anxiety. (via)

Is Your Digital Life Ready for Your Death? “Google lets you choose up to 10 people to be the executors of your account once you die or your account becomes inactive via its inactive account manager feature.”

– The submissions stream over on ignant is full of beautiful discoveries.

Publishthis.email Instantly Turns An Email Into a Web Page

– Security experts give their best advice for keeping messages secure, whether you’re at a protest or just want to keep out snooping siblings.

How to eco clean the bathroom.

– Doug Aitken‘s mirrored house Mirage reflects like a jewel

This. Every morning when I wake up the kids.

How To Cook Perfect Steak in the Oven

Should These Foods Be On Pizza Or Not?

– Now you can wear Old Masters, thanks to a collaboration between Tattly and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

Friday Link Pack

Peaks is a visualization that explores the origin of mountain names in Switzerland.

Cue: Your smart cuckoo clock to build good habits

The science of “hangry”—why some people get grumpy when they’re hungry (via bltd)

– Love this: Wet Cement Perfectly Tells the Tale of a Faceplant

– What happened when one school banned homework — and asked kids to read and play instead

– Interesting read: Why I don’t talk to Google Recruiters.

– I could keep watching this for hours: Oddly Satisfying 3D-Printed Objects

– This Marble Puzzle would drive me crazy. The gradient one is still my favorite.

– Great read on how to give generously without depleting your energy. (via)

– I might have to invest in a Classic Desk Pen given that mine always disappear from my desk.

18 Sheet Pan Suppers Ready in 30 Minutes

How to shoot a 360 video.

– These fish purses made me smile.

– WHAT? The idea that you can’t get Pregnant while you’re already Pregnant? That’s a myth.

This Girl Turned Hillary Clinton’s Concession Speech Into a Song

Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into His Home! WoW!

Seth Godin blogged about food.

– Interesting post on the topic of ‘whether to have kids or not’.

Explore your life in history: Tell The Atlantic your birthday, and they’ll show you how the world has changed during your lifetime.

Bhutan has a ministry of happiness. The U.S should take a lesson here.

I don’t see you so you don’t see me, right?

– Psst… Come work with me! Team Tattly is hiring a Finance & Operations Manager. You can bring your dog!

Friday Link Pack

– This door stopper made me chuckle.

– This is a beautiful wall mounted scratch post.

Courage by John Perkins.

How to Hail a Taxi Around the World (via)

22 Questions to Reignite Love

– Loving this tea packaging in the shape of books.

Doing the Right Thing > Doing Things Right

– Never thought I could get so obsessed with a ladder. But the Lucano ladder really won my design heart.

1 Hotel, a new hotel right next to the Brooklyn Bridge, overlooking Manhattan looks stunning.

Boyfriends of Instagram is a humorous ode to the long-suffering boyfriends of Insta ladies around the world.

Celebrating the design of cinema tickets.

– Just as we need food and water to thrive physically, we need to feel a sense of belonging to thrive psychologically

– A perforated yearly calendar. Fun.

– I want to go so I can learn what I should be teaching my kids so they don’t have to go: Adulting School Teaches Young Adults Grown-Up Skills

How to Use Countable to Keep Track of What Congress Is Working On

How to roast any vegetable

100% Human.

Now that’s a beautiful playground structure.

Gumdrop science experiments.

Screen time guidelines need to be built on evidence, not hype

Nutella Crepe Cake. OMG!

– Next time, if you want to make sure that new information has really sunk in, you need to keep practicing a little longer; even after you think you can’t possibly get any better. The Trick to Actually Remembering What You Learn

Combatting stereotypes: How to talk to your children

– Come work with me: I am hiring a Custom Sales Manager for Tattly as well a Studio Manager for Friends Work Here.

MailChimp made a bunch of things that sounds like their name. Just because. I <3 this company.

Friday Link Pack

Where the Sounds From the World’s Favorite Movies Are Born

A Philly Guy Filled a Crack in the Street With Sprinkles

Good vibes only.

– A lot of my family members in Switzerland make their own cleaning products. And they totallyy work! But most of all, they’re better for the environment. Here are a few simple cleaning product recipes to follow.

– Of course, there is now a Monstera Leaf Float.

Download 20 Free eBooks on Design from O’Reilly Media

– This made me cry: Black parents talk to their kids about the police

– What a beautiful doorstop.

These images of women’s faces half done up with make up and half left as is are powerful.

Carpet on Carpet made me chuckle.

I agree with Debbie Millman in that you “have to create your own happiness.”

Subway Love Stories.

– This is a beautiful DIY nightstand.

What being an adult feels like.

– The Privacy Enthusiast’s Guide to Using an iPhone

– This is one cool baby blanket.

– When I don’t have the time to go Visit THE MET, I just browse the collection virtually.

– Look, it’s a Broccoli Treehouse!

– Passengers in Dubai can soon choose a drone taxi for their commute

How to Reduce Your Anxiety about the News & Protect Your Psyche

– Can’t stop thinking about whether platforms like Twitter, Facebook or in this case Shopify should take a stand. I think they should: there is no such thing as a neutral platform anymore.

I’ll never bring my phone on an international flight again—neither should you

Can one actually ride a Zebra? <--- From Tattly's new limited edition vintage Vogue Collection.

Friday Link Pack

– We need to send more of these cards and encourage people around us. More lifting up!

The Best Noise-Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones

– ‘Muzo‘ is a portable acoustic device that prevents vibrations to cancel out unwanted noise.

I work from home. (via)

– After decades of heavy and cumbersome suits, astronauts are getting an upgrade

– A tiny humidifier.

Free Coloring Books from World-Class Libraries & Museums

– Now that I am officially a cat person (never thought I would ever say that) I might as well wear this adorable Cat Pendant. Or at least get one for my daughter. So adorable.

– Hey parents, here are some ideas for class Valentines.

– The olive filled surgical glove in this video made me laugh out loud. What the heck!?

This will make coffee loving New Yorkers smile.

– A VHS-ripped video shows how the internet/web looked in 1996

Tutorial to create a morphing hamburger menu with CSS

Apple’s BeatsX earphones are out!

A Border Wall That Unites Instead Of Divides

Quiet Mornings. Lovely idea.

– Not new, but so good. Thelonious Monk Creates a List of Tips for Playing a Gig: “Don’t Listen to Me, I’m Supposed to Be Accompanying You!”

– How about a disposable bike helmet you can buy from a vending machine?

How to Get Out of the Cycle of Outrage In a Trump World

Runforsomething.net helps progressives under 35 run for office.

– I keep stumbling upon this Cloudy Day Toilet Paper Storage. And it keeps making me smile.

– A bag to carry your favorite stew to your mom’s house. I don’t need it, but I love it.

– Love these kids duvet covers.

– Meetup just launched a platform to more easily organize with fellow resisters.

– Look. It’s a very fancy pussy hat. Made me laugh.

– I woke up this morning thinking I am ready for spring.

– Did you know I created a to-do app a few years back? I don’t know what I would do without it.

Friday Link Pack

I have reached the point where I am searching for relaxing videos on YouTube. The current U.S. politics are giving me anxiety and crushing my heart.

– Ian McKellen Reads a Passionate Speech by William Shakespeare, Written in Defense of Immigrants

– Wohoo! Our third season of the CreativeMornings podcast just launched. First up: Holley Murchison.

– These Kale Potato Pancakes look yum!

– This soft boiled egg holder is cool.

A Guide to Becoming a Laundry Master

The world’s coolest bookstores.

– “Humility Is the New Smart(via my favorite newsletter)

A directory of people that will match your ACLU donation

– Titus Kaphar takes recognizable styles of art and reworks them with his own style of magic

– This might inspire me to do the same: What I Learned Doing Push-Ups Every Day for a Month

– I dig this bookshelf.

135 Free Philosophy eBooks

– My friend Lucinda wrote a satirical novel about a mother whose life spirals out of control when she’s forced to rethink her bleeding heart liberal ideals. Here’s what the NYTimes says.

– What Are The Colored Circles on Food Packages?

– For when you’re marching: Adjustable pocket belt.

The power of rituals: they calm nerves and boost performance(via my favorite newsletter)

– Calling is the most effective way to influence your representative. Spend 5 minutes, make 5 calls.

– The Creative Solutions Symposium is a week long residency for activists and human rights organizations who are creatively addressing social justice issues.

– I like this room divider system.

Ban Fascists Not Religions T-shirt by Ryan Hamrick. All profits go to ACLU.

– Remember to be kind to yourself.

Friday Link Pack

Puppies can fall asleep anywhere.

Will Smith on the Law of Attraction

– A DIY platform bed with a ton of storage space made out of IKEA cabinets.

– Tim Ferris’ shares a list of apps he uses regularly.

– Love what DesignSponge is doing by reaching out to stationery designers and shops to help people write their officials.

– Point your phone at Japanese text and get an instant translation

– I am in love with the art pieces on the walls in this home.

Bibliomania: the strange history of compulsive book buying

Apple Shaped Cushions. I dig it.

Hugs are the best. I wish I grew up with them. No hugging in Switzerland.

Cards Against Humanity is hiring a CEO! (Chicago)

– The call for excellent Swiss Design has begun: Design Prize Switzerland! Deadline is Feb 6.

– Watch Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future

The Stelton Chrome would look good in my house.

– Dreaming of one of these chunky knitted blankets in white.

NOPE Desk Plaque.

– Tattly is hiring a Custom Sales Representative. Join our team!

– This is a beautiful apron.

A Bad Lip Reading of Donald Trump’s Inauguration

Scientists are planning a march on Washington.

Cats don’t care.

More rainbows, please.

Friday Link Pack

I will spend today celebrating the remarkable President Barack Obama was over the past 8 years. What an incredible leader. My heart is full.

86 Books Barack Obama Has Recommended During His Presidency

A history of the first African American White House—and of what came next

Dalai Lama: 5 things to keep in mind for the next four years

– I am definitely getting one of these Obama Baggu’s.

How To Be Calm Under Pressure: 3 Secrets From A Bomb Disposal Expert (via)

Making forts out of old newspapers. Supercool.

This Yoga Mat Bag made me laugh.

A tool to decide whether your relationship has a future.

Super interesting read by Daniel Mall on how he revamped his whole approach to using a calendar.

What it’s like to be a host at CreativeMornings 29 Creative events later

– Wow. This Jacket Designed For Homeless People Takes Wireless Donations Electronically

– Urban explorers take note – here are 11 of New York City’s most accessible and intriguing ruins

– This one month at a time notepad is great.

– Fascinating: How Warren Buffet schedules his meetings.

– A map that guides you to great photography hotspots around the world

– The CIA Puts Hundreds of Declassified Documents About UFO Sightings Online

– How cool is this scooter for older people? I am ready for one now.

LinkedIn’s major makeover is designed to make you want to actually use LinkedIn

The Resistance Manual

Friday Link Pack


If you spin these sculptures by artist John Edmark at a certain speed and light them with a strobe, they appear to animate in slowly mesmerizing ways.

– Find recycling locations in your zip code based on what you want to recycle, i.e Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs.

9 Ways To Stay In Touch With Long-Distance Friends

– Dr. Seuss Putting Rhymes to Good Use

How to set up family sharing, and then a shared family calendar

– The eero wifi system looks fantastic. Have you tried it?

– There is a Neon Museum in Las Vegas. I want to go.

– This gadget allows you to shoot 360° videos right on your iPhone!

– Wow. Simply wow: How I made sure all 12 of my kids could pay for college themselves

– YES! JetBlue Just Announced Free Wi-Fi On All Flights

– Here’s why you’ll be seeing pink ‘pussyhats‘ during the Women’s March on Washington

– Go knit a Pussy Hat!

We Miss You.

– Obama joked about opening a t-shirt shack in Hawaii that only sold medium-sized, white t-shirts. Emily Spivack decided to open it for him.

Don’t underestimate a chicken.

– Here’s a puppy learning how to bark. You’re welcome.

We Are the Youth is an ongoing photojournalism project that shares the stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth in the United States. (via Katie)

– Learned a new term today: Social Jetlag, the misalignment of biological and social time.

Congratulations to team Trello. I use Trello daily and it helps me tremendously in staying organized.

– I didn’t know these invisible socks existed. Not that I will buy them. But, wow.

The Right Way to Pop Your AirPods Out of the Case
– I’ll be speaking at HighFive Conference in Raleigh this spring. (TINA10 will give you a 10% discount on the ticket)

– Very confusing political times here in the U.S. I keep holding on to this saying by Bruce Lee: Be Water My Friend.

Friday Link Pack

Eternal optimistic talking points for 2017

A question Jason Fried asks new entrepreneurs

– From date night to cold showers: 20 habits that changed readers’ lives (via)

Top 10 TED Talks of 2016

– Thumbs up for this concrete toothbrush stand.

– You bought a new MacBook Pro? You might want to look at HyperDrive.

– Uh oh! These rain boots! Want!

– Meet Yolanda Baker, a disco ball maker.

– Love the idea of coming up with 20 new ideas a day, by Rodd Chant : Flex that idea muscle!

– My kids would LVOE this fluffy cave chair.

The 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

– Excellent long read: Why self-love is at the core of answering the riddle of who we are emotionally

– I didn’t know a razor blade sharpener existed.

– Big fan of Adam J. K’s work. Loving his new stationery collection.

This tool looks handy to have in your car during the winter months.

– Audiophiles seem to be losing their minds over these new fancy speakers called Phantom, by Devialet.

100 most-discussed scientific articles of 2016.

Love Under The Stars Duvet Cover. Yes please!

This print.

– Start your year off with some inspirational Tattly.

Friday Link Pack

Not entirely sure why but for some reason Dinner for One is something we watched every New Years Eve growing up in Switzerland.

– After years of intensive analysis, Google discovers the key to good teamwork is being nice. Doh!

Amazon and Goodwill team up to use empty shipping boxes! Smart!

One Shot is a new kind of online gallery. For each edition, they commission a world-class photographer to shoot a single roll of film and then sell prints of the exclusive shots. The twist is that each One Shot photo is printed in an edition of one and sold sight unseen—meaning that buyers won’t know what their 1/1 shots look like until after they’ve received them in the mail. LOVE THIS!

This world map reveals what each country does best. (via CreativeMornings Newsletter)

– Sleep right under the Northern Lights in this futuristic glass igloo.

– Oh, the possibilities: The first ever mass production kinetic display.

– Loving this Oak tray.

– Wow. This is a beautiful print wall calendar/planner.

– How did I not know about Honey?

Florist quietly adorns weathered public statues with elaborate flower bouquets. So good.

bionicTOYS are flexible building bricks for new LEGO® play

99 Reasons 2016 Was a Good Year

– MailChimp demystifies that ominous three letter word: SEO.

11 Netflix Picks You Can Watch With the Whole Family

Books on being better. I hope this site will keep growing.

– Presenting the most stunning space photos of 2016

– Any parent with a super picky eater will appreciate the adorable idea behind Milton.

– A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

– What can you or I do about Trump? Here’s 5 things each of us should do this week.

– These simple tricks can help you avoid binge eating without relying on your willpower

– Oh, this Fibonacci clock is cool.

– We will CONQUER 2017. Won’t we?

Friday Link Pack

– Fascinating: Scientists have found the speed limit of vision with an illusion in which nothing moves at all

Look for feedback that will make you grow rather than just inflate your ego.

– Want a project for your holiday break? How to Find and Care for a Pet Tardigrade (Water Bear)

Nietzsche’s 10 Rules for Writing with Style (1882)

– This looks delicious: Creamed Mushrooms on Chive Butter Toast.

Purposeful and highly creative people actually live longer than everyone else, says a growing body of research.

Eliminating sugar from our diets can cause the same reactions as withdrawals from drugs — teeth chattering, anxiousness, tremors, and head shakes.

21 social good innovations that made a big impact in 2016

Useful papers for designers.

– Vanessa Valenti: The problem with public speaking

Yoga for everyone.

Last words of famous people.

– YES. Bill Gates and investors worth $170 billion are launching a fund to fight climate change through energy innovation

– A Yale history professor’s powerful, 20-point guide to defending democracy under a Trump presidency

Riffle helps you discover great books.

This device let’s you throw your GoPro around for incredible aerial selfies

– Chinaka Hodge: What will you tell your daughters about 2016?

– The Holidays are just about here, you can still get a digital Tattly gift card. Instant gift!

Friday Link Pack

The Maggie Doyne’s of the world give me hope. Reposting this talk again, to remind myself of the good in the world, in a terribly confusing time.

Five Leadership Hacks

Which camera shoots the best JPEGs?

To the First Lady, With Love

Go here and then scroll (doesn’t work on mobile). Beautiful.

– America’s most common Christmas-related injuries, in charts

How to Shovel Snow Without Hurting Your Back Using Ordinary Rope and a Snow Shovel

LitKnitBits is a social business that buys knitted goods from grannies who live at a risk of poverty or simply live a very lonely life in their old age but like to knit.

Zadie Smith Answers the Proust Questionnaire

The year in photos 2016

The Lighthouse – beautiful black and white stop motionn by Simon Scheiber.

Tips for getting more responses to your emails. (via)

– All of the ugly Christmas Jumpers. (Thanks Marta)

– Oooooh! Shiny FieldNotes!

– Love this printable, circular calendar.

HeyWow creates personalised, stylishly designed picture books for kids feature their name & photo on every page.

– This is BEAUTIFUL: Artist Spray Paints Colorful Tiles on Floors of Abandoned Buildings

The happiest people in the world define what makes them that way

Self-Control Is Just Empathy With Your Future Self (via)

– OMG! Imagine coming home to this every night?

– THIS! Two kinds of winning

– “We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” – Elie Wiesel

Tattly subscription is the gift that keeps on giving. And, if you’re super last minute, there’s always a digital gift certificate. Instant gift!

Friday Link Pack

This short about absurdity made me smile.

IKEA products make love less complicated. Made me chuckle. (Going to IKEA as a couple is still the ultimate stress test, I believe)

– Yes to this minimal and beautiful bath rug.

– My friend Brian in Austin can pretty much make all of your wooden engraving drams come true. So great for branded marketing at events. Check it out. At our CreativeMornings organizer summit a few weeks ago he blew my mind with these custom made name tags.

– A curated directory of startup referral programs

Spacetime’s Slack bot helps your team keep track of time across countries and continents.

A Typewriter Orchestra! Oh my!

Copper confetti wall dots.

– 10-year-old Jordan Reeves has invented her own prosthetic arm that shoots glitter that she calls “Project Unicorn.”

You’re probably doing email introductions wrong. YES! Only double opt-in intros please.

– This collapsable silicone water bottle made me look.

Nuzzel has created a prototype feature that allows users to see the most important tweets from their friends.

– This Fence window for dogs made me smile.

The Best Movies of 2016 according to the New York Times.

Na Kim designs beautiful book covers. (via)

I need to get these for the office. How fun would it be to just randomly launch “snowballs” at my team. Yes!

CreativeMornings is hosting an online contest with Wix for you to get your original artwork printed on products. Upload an illustration, design, photograph and you’re in the running to win your very own, custom built e-commerce site. Sweet!

In times of dread, artists must never choose to remain silent. (via)

Put it here pal. I like these coasters.

– I am not a fan of calendars, but this one I would be ok with on my desk.

– A lot of my friends have a Tattly Super Set in their desk drawer at work so they can spruce up a meeting or team building moment. I always carry mine around with me and it never fails putting smiles on my friend’s faces at dinner parties.

– Do you like keeping lists and checking things off? You might enjoy my to-do app called TeuxDeux.

– “New York blends the gift of privacy with the excitement of participation…” from the book Here Is New York by E. B. White

Friday Link Pack

Quote design crush

– 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!