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.

Friday Link Pack

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.

Friday Link Pack

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.

Friday Link Pack

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?

Friday Link Pack

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.

Friday Link Pack

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.

Friday Link Pack

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.

Friday Link Pack


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.

Friday Link Pack

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?

Friday Link Pack

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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(via)

– 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.

Friday Link Pack

Impressive work by MethodStudios.

– Not a new read, but still timely: Why Is It Hard to Make Friends Over 30?

Hanging Animal Furoshiki Designed by Cochae

Lacona lets you control your Mac using natural language (via)

A few more vegetables and a little less meat may reduce diabetes risk

Here’s the reason why you can’t photocopy money

Visiting my dad on Google Street View. (via)

British grandma includes “please” and “thank you” in Google searches, on belief that manners make search quicker (via)

– A giant, creepy, realistic wool cat head you can wear as a mask

– Your butt is proof that you should wear sunscreen every day

When emotion is impaired, so was decision-making. (via)

– Here’s the 2016 “World’s 50 Best Restaurants” list

Instagram likes and comments are plummeting

Rainbow sticky Notes.

– An impressive, portable new Bluetooth speaker from Bang & Olufsen.

Banana purse? What?

– Beautiful, minimal pitcher.

– This is a lovely top.

73 Questions with James Corden. I adore this man.

– Here’s how you can make your own essential oil diffuser.

The Warning Signs of Adulthood. Made me chuckle.

The Empty Cups Award

– A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles and other cool shit like sparkly people. Found it here.

– I totally want one of these custom walnut light boxes.

– Woah! Bold move: Zenefits dares its employees: Get behind our turnaround or please get out

– This is important. Please watch: This former CIA officer has a lesson for Americans

The quality of one’s childhood has an overwhelming effect on the course of adult life.

– Carolyn Wood is one of the kindest and most generous souls I have met through the internet. She needs our help. Join me in supporting her.

– Kids are off to Camp and parents are struggling to find cool stuff to send and surprise them. Tattly got you covered with the Camp Bundles. Forget snacks! Send Tattly!

– MTV is looking to hire a Jr Product Designer.

Friday Link Pack

Behind the scenes of Legoland’s model workshop. My head just exploded! 

– Yuri Suzuki’s new invention lets users turn any object into a functioning musical instrument

Art made out of dots.

This should my kids’ sleepover motto. (Who am I fooling, sprinkle some screen time in there!)

– Need some e-commerce site design inspiration? Here’s a collection.

– Unicef created an animated website to create awareness about Syrian refugee crisis. My heart.

– “men’s sheds” are becoming a thing. They’re a community space where older gents can bro down by way of woodworking or repairing things. Maybe You Should Just Never Retire

– Little girl turns up to Princess Day dressed as a hot dog, inspires us all

– My friend (and first boss, ever), Matthew Waldman of Nooka, has reimagined the umbrella.

10 ways to stop junk mail

– This is one cute headphone splitter.

– Team CreativeMornings is looking to hire a Community Coordinator Intern. Come work with me!

– “For smartphone shooters, the secret to photo nirvana is to take a deep breath and let Google back up and organize everything.” Zen and the Art of Managing Smartphone Photos

The Jean Hanger.

– Spent last Saturday with my friend who owns an O Bag. Supercool concept.

72 New Emojis Are Being Released Later This Month. Avocado! YES!

Little Jazz Man. What a remarkable young man.

– Did you know CreativeMornings has a podcast? Listen to some of our most popular talks on the go!

– Tattly launched a watercolor set and it’s flying off the shelves: Watercolor Butterflies by Stina Persson.

Friday Link Pack

One day a blind man discovered a screw painting by Andrew Myers with his hands. The blind man found as much enjoyment out of the tactile elements of the work as any sighted person ever has by just looking at them. Andrew considers this moment as one of the most inspiring of his career. Which led him to a question: Why is touching artwork so taboo?

– Are you fostering community? Come and learn how CreativeMornings scaled theirs to 145 global chapters. This is the first time we are ever sharing all our secrets.

– OMG! This Error 404 Page! (via)

– Things like this, make me so incredibly happy: Post-It War Between Two Office Buildings Ends With Epic Finale

Soon is a everyday bucket list for movies, restaurants, and more. (I use my someday custom columns in the ‘someday section’ on TeuxDeux for this)

Albert: Actionable financial advice on your phone

– The Artist Residency in Motherhood is a beautiful project.

Pocket Penguin. Go read some classics.

The Creative World’s Bullshit Industrial Complex

Magnus makes you look really knowledagble in a museum!

– Great read: The Lottery of Life

What Does It Mean To Be Poor? (via)

– “Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.” Carl Sagan on Books

Tytan Magnetic Space Putty Slime Super Stress Reliever. YES!

Control Devices by Drawing

Do you know who you are letting in?

Here’s what happens if you work when you’re tired (via)

– I am loving this water color art piece on the walls on this post Available here.

Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person

– Lemkesoft’s GraphicConverter — the “Swiss Army knife” of graphics programs that can convert over 200 different graphic file formats into any of almost 80 graphic formats — has been updated to version 10. (via The Loop)

19 things you didn’t know you could wash in the dishwasher. (via)

– This is so fun for your kids: Make your own puzzlemaker with your own choice of words.

– This safari tiger print dress for little girls is adorable.

– Father’s day is around the corner. Get him a tattoo.

– Come work with me, Tattly is hiring a Summer Intern.

Friday Link Pack

– Silly. Tiny set of CSS3 animations for your checkboxes. (via)

– Love this modular shelfing system.

The Design Kids is an impressive community of student and graduate graphic designers.

The Ultimate Designer Buzzword Quiz

Hopscotch teaches kids coding fundamentals in a visual way. LOVE IT!

– Check the download speed of your internet with this link.

Chefsteps.com teaches you how to become a better cook. I love the internets.

– WOAH! Drive-thru future bus concept in action!

– “To reach across what can be a huge void between human beings… it’s a way to move in the world.” – Elizabeth Alexander Listen to the On Being episode.

Twitter announced big changes.

Summer weather friendly reminder.

Creativity Is Much More Than 10,000 Hours of Deliberate Practice

– Customers are offered a glimpse into the future of shopping through a pair of VR goggles

– Interesting parenting read: This is what it’s like to grow up in the age of likes, lols and longing (via)

– France’s new labor law recognizes that not everything—our devices, and ourselves—can be switched “on” all the time: The French counterstrike against work email.

30 Pounds of Dry Ice Is Dumped Into a Swimming Pool. Cool!

Agencies need to stop giving clients appalling advice – and clients need to stop asking for it (via)

Dad’s raw, beautiful post about wife trying to get pregnant delivers every single emotion. (via)

The Design Legacy of Dieter Rams.

Startup Advice from @msuster delivered via Snapchat.

Comparably lets employees rate their own companies anonymously. (via Product Hunt)

– Barrel in NYC is looking to hire a Designer.

– Happy official beginning of US summer everyone. Here’s a GIF.

Friday Link Pack

Filmmakers Ben Watts and Ivan Kander have put together this impressive supercut of writers struggling with writer’s block, based on 53 popular films. (via)

– Come work with me. Team CreativeMornings is hiring a Content Manager.

– Did you know you can print your own custom Mighty Wallet?

The Unhealthy Truth Behind ‘Wellness’ and ‘Clean Eating’

– Love this: Two Buildings on Canal Street Are Waging a Post-it War in Their Windows

– Kimberly Weisul, editor-at-large at Inc Magazine wrote a very generous article about me: 6 Secrets of Radical Productivity, From an Entrepreneur Who Runs 4 Businesses

How To Teach Your Kids To Swim. (via Aarron)

The GoBoat is a highly portable and compact inflatable boat invented by Dave Yonce.

– Need more reason to move? Exercise appears to substantially reduce the risk of getting 13 different types of cancer.

– The US decided to make trash collection as invisible as possible, Taiwan decided to play a loud song in the streets

– I want to lounge on this pizza.

The unbearable lightness of being yourself on social media 

How to get rid of burn marks in your pots, with just salt and water.

– Tim Ferriss on The Awesome Jar and Gratitude

– “Facebook is a catalyst for envy, and therein lies its inevitable moral exhaustion.” Facebook Adé

– Watch a series of tennis shots on a clay court and decide whether each was in or out. You only get one chance and five seconds to make the call.

What are those floaty things in your eye?

– These Misaki Sackies made me look. And giggle.

– Made me look: The Poetry Of Moving Furniture By Nendo

– “We wear black because we’re not tourists here to see a show; because we are, in a sense, with the band. The band is New York, and the color is black.” Why New Yorkers Have Always Worn Black, by Amy Larocca

Hangbird clothes drying rack lifts your clothes away for drying, helps save resources and is made of high quality components by people with special needs. (via)

– This is one cool kids sweater.

– This made me chuckle: My First Time Camping. (via Coudal)

Tattly turns 5 this summer! Instead of asking for presents and making a birthday wish (like many 5 year olds) we’re granting you a birthday wish! Tell us what new Tattly you would love to see added to our collection and we’ll make your Tattly dreams come true by bringing the most requested design to life. Head here to make your wish!

– Product Designers listen up: Charity Water is hiring!

Friday Link Pack

“You’re making something just for you, it’s not about showing off your work… it’s just about making something functional” – Jay Nelson

Leather made from Pineapple waste. Cool.

A Bike In A Backpack

Handmade refillable notebooks. Lovely.

– I am currently in Austin, probably eating one of these.

No one should have the word ‘strategy’ in their job title, by Kevin J. Delaney

Secret Facebook settings to un-clutter your news feed

– Wow. Student finds lost Mayan city by studying ancient charts of the night sky from his bedroom

The toddler strategy

– This Monstera leaf Tattly photo makes me happy.

How to remove Flash on the Mac (via)

Smartphone controlled Bionic Bird

– 1.8 Million Free Works of Art from World-Class Museums: A Meta List of Great Art Available Online

– You’re into crafting with yarn and like a modern aesthetic? You’ll love this new magazine called KOEL.

– This is how you cut a pineapple like a pro.

Behind the scenes photos from the original Star Wars trilogy (via)

Book Block allows you to order your own personalized custom printed notebooks.

– “A screaming song is good to know in case you need to scream.”

– The new Seymour Chwast book protests 5,000 years of war.

– Great read: You don’t celebrate enough..

– This Montauk beach house makes me swoon.

– Pixar: What Makes a Story Relatable?

– Cool job alert! CASE in NYC is looking to hire a Digital Designer.

Friday Link Pack

Well done Rbook campaign: The average human lifespan is 71 years. That’s 25,915 days. 25,915 opportunities to make the most of our time, honoring the body you’ve been given through a commitment to physicality. Calculate yours over at Reebok.com/CountYourDays.


– Have a Middle Schooler? You need to listen to this American Life Episode

– OMG! Bike riders of Brooklyn, put this on your radar!

– I’ll file this under Brooklyn Real Estate Dreams: 146 Willow Street

– List of most expensive domain names (via)

Why Becoming Parents Makes People Better Employees

– What the what? Homemade hoverbike.

This is what a knockoff Amazon or eBay charger does to your $1200 MacBook Pro

Finding Love Again, This Time With a Man

– I LOVE THIS: Color palettes of masterpieces from famous artists. (via)

– Are you a Freelancer? Check out the Master Freelancer Award.

The World According to Star Wars

– Not sure what I would do without Trello.

Celebrating Prince through his album covers over at Format Magazine. (via)

– Apple sees a huge opportunity to connect patients, doctors, and caregivers using mobile technology: Apple’s First CareKit Apps Are Here

– Bring some wild into your bedroom with this Wild Thing Wallpaper by Flavorpaper.

– The ladies of Cup of Joe recommend 8 podcasts.

– The Entrepreneur’s 8-Step Checklist For Taking A Business Risk

– Quite moving: Player Two. (thanks Chris)

– Love how the wind-up key on this lamp allows you to dim and brighten the light.

– Great read on relationships: Stay or Leave? (I posted the animated video a few days ago, this is the written article)

– Did you know that Tattly launched scented tattoos?

– Movable Ink is looking to hire a Creative Director in NYC.

Friday Link Pack

Secret Decoder Ring

– Ben Vida is an artist and composer who sat six people in front of a camera and told them to smile. He recorded them and studied the video to plot music to each person’s micro-expressions. Love the idea. But some of these sounds don’t sound ‘happy’ enough for me though.

Prince Performs “Purple Rain” During Downpour at Super Bowl XLI Halftime Show and simply asks: “Can you make it rain harder?”

– The NYT Obituary: Prince, an Artist Who Defied Genre, Is Dead at 57

#FeelTheKern! Oh, Graphic designer jokes!

This etsy store is full of weird hat creations. I spent way too much time scrolling through it. The egg sunny side up is definitely a winner.

10 indoor pools with incredible views.

– Watch: How to make a rainbow grilled cheese at home

– Let your kitchen herbs thrive with this self-watering garden jar.

On raising kids who are more than “hoop jumpers”: A teenage TED speaker’s mom on how she encourages her sons to innovate (via)

– Jennifer Aaker helps us understanding happiness: The Happiness Narrative.

– I have a thing for Tapirs. This stuffed one is seriously cute.

– My obsession with Monstera leaves continues. Here comes the Monstera leaf pin.

7 Better Ways to Answer “What Do You Do?”

– This travel pillow and mask makes sense.

Grabr is a fascinating concept: Get anything from anywhere in the world delivered to you by a trusted Traveler going your way.

– This made me laugh: Louis CK on divorce. “Divorce is forever! It really actually is!”

Watch Them Whip: A Decade of Viral Dance Moves (via Kottke)

Stasi-Prison, a beautiful and austere set of photos by Philipp Lohöfener. (via)

– Long read: Hail the maintainers (via)

– Excellent read on Self-Esteem.

– 8 Product Designers share what’s most challenging about what they do.

House proud: Cornelia Parker places a 1920s-inspired house on The Met’s rooftop

Moving documentary by Brooklyn-based filmmaker Floyd Russ follows women in Shanghai deemed “Sheng-Nu” or “Leftover Women” simply because they don’t conform to social pressure to marry by the age of 25.

– Trying to think of a gift for your next dinner invite or stay at someone’s house? Scented perennial Tattly are the new bouquet of flowers.

– Cool job Alert: HoeflerCo is looking to hire a Graphic Designer in NYC

Friday Link Pack

A 45-minute documentary about the making of Zootopia.

IKEA launched a bicycle.

– My kids would love this restaurant: Hong Kong Restaurant Makes Cute, Fun Buns Meant For People To Play With

Bizarre Google Earth Glitch Images

How To Pay Attention, 20 Ways To Win The War Against Seeing, by Rob Walker

– “Extreme empaths do not always know when they are absorbing other people’s emotions, traumas, and energy. When this happens, they can become irritable, exhausted, or depressed if they continue to absorb without doing anything about it.”

– Nick Campbell: The Unexpected Benefits of Sharing Everything You Know

– Now that bums me out: MoMA to close galleries dedicated to architecture and design (via)

– Food52 launched a new app called (Not) Recipes, where food lovers can share favorite meals they make in easy steps. (via Joanna)

– Summer-camp for entrepreneurs, makers and world-shakers: Camp Good Life Project. Looks so good.

– I want this stool/wall decoration.

Roadsign signage without the branding.

– The perfect gift for the Bulleit Bourbon / Plant loving friend.

– Interesting: User Experience prototyping app by Adobe

– I would totally welcome this orbit vase into my home.

– Instead of buying a yacht, this person is sending an entire kindergarten class to college

– Trump’s campaign is producing an alarming level of fear and anxiety among children of color and inflaming racial and ethnic tensions in the classroom. Many students worry about being deported.

– Our CreativeMorning Podcast host Matt was on the Jimmy Fallon Show. He is a cool cat!

– Long read: The Sugar Conspiracy: In 1972, a British scientist sounded the alarm that sugar – and not fat – was the greatest danger to our health. But his findings were ridiculed and his reputation ruined. How did the world’s top nutrition scientists get it so wrong for so long?

– Do you like the story of the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle? Tattly turned it into temporary tattoos.

– Brooklyn United is looking to hire an Associated Design Director.