Friday Link Pack

The School of Life asks: What is Good Business?

– This made me laugh: Please Selfie Responsibly.

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

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

The banana decided to go on a trip.

Are you raising nice kids?

Is Amazon Prime an EcoCrime?

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

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

Good grammar is sexy.

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

– This is one cool geometric metal side table.

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

– The Difference Between Mozzarella and Burrata

Bear poster by Enzo Mari fro 1965.

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

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

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

Friday Link Pack

Sleeping standing up. Made me smile. (via)

– Now that’s a lunch box I’d be cool with.

This is mesmerizing. So many masks. So many expressions. I want to make one. (via)

– A bag after my own heart, with red dots.

Watermelon cooler bag. Fun!

– I went to a concert recently and my friend smuggled in booze in Tampon Flasks! I had no idea such a thing even existed.

– Big fan of Slack here. It has completely changed how I communicate with my teams. Here’s a list of tips to make Slack even awesomer.

– Best thing that came out of the Webby awards this year: In Memoriam: Clickbait

Beware the Rise of the Pseudo-Intellectual: Tom Wolfe’s Boston University Commencement Address

Today was a good day Tote.

– Big fan of Holstee’s Mindful Art Subscription.

– Intrigued by this sketch.

– What if you could experience yourself as an old person? (via)

– The fine folks of CreativeLive in SF are looking to hire a Head of Marketing and a Visual Designer.

Friday Link Pack

(Beautiful mini documentary of one of my former employees and longstanding CreativeMornings volunteers: Yoko Ohama. Created by our CreativeMornings videographer Ben Hallman!)

– Someones looking at me. It might be this shirt.

– My son’s head exploded when I showed him this LEGO Car, built by Raul Oaida, out of half-a-million Lego pieces. Also, it actually drives.

– Interesting job opportunity: The New Republic is looking to find a Director of Product Design.

– These little black photo books are stunning.

Wallpaper you can color in by Jon Burgerman.

– Always remember to Do your best.

Leano, half picnic mat, half lounging chair.

– This portable speaker by Marshall makes me swoon.

– The Bench Go Round, an interactive two-way city bench that spins on its axis. So much fun.

– WOW: The octobass is a string instrument that’s almost twice the size of a bass, so big that it makes a cello look like a violin.

– DIY Folding Letters.

– Animated GIF recipe: How to chiffonate

Interesting answers by MoMA Curator Paola Antonelli in her Reddit Ask Me Anything!

– This article made me laugh: Playground Purgatory.

What 2,000 calories looks like

– Congrats to CoolMomPicks on launching a food section; CoolMomEats.

– Father and daughter building an (ineffective) cereal eating machine. What a cool dad!

– Homemade Rainbow popsicles. Yes!

– Tattly launched a new collaboration with Rifle Paper, the Lovely Set.

– NYC based technology startup Just Works is looking to hire a Front-End Designer. We use Just Works for CreativeMornings and absolutely love it.

Friday Link Pack

Gravity from Clemens Wirth on Vimeo.

– Great read by David Hieatt for anyone running a company: Competition is a fact of life.

– Throwing a party anytime soon? Check out Oh Happy Day’s brand new online party shop.

Moon Floor Mat. Supercool.

– Impressive how Poppin has become the place to completely furnish your office, no longer just desk items.

– Did you know you could use Vodka to cure stinky feet, clean your eye glasses or you can use it to make a perfect bendable icepack? There’s more.

– Some really useful, simple writing tips. (via)

– I think we need a few of these plant holders for our new office space. Supercool.

– I wouldn’t mind calling this Farmhouse Reclaimed Walnut Cutting Board my own.

Download 55 Free Online Literature Courses: From Dante and Milton to Kerouac and Tolkien

Ray Bradbury on Storytelling, friendship, and why he never learned to drive: A lost vintage interview

– Keep coming back to this mini documentary of Oliver Jeffers, by the talented Mac Premo.

– The Fermi Paradox — Where Are All The Aliens? (via)

This inventive strap uses your body’s own tension to keep your spine in a healthy position while sitting.

Kickstarter is about to launch in Germany. How exciting.

– These Fruit Notepads made me chuckle.

– Currently one of my favorite design blogs: Ignant.

Designer keychain.

– It’s a stool – it’s a side table: Flip Around Chair

– An inflatable Pizza Slice Float! YES!

The craziest thing we can do is nothing. Sean Tulgetske design for Tattly Does Good. 80% of the proceeds of this Tattly purchase go to Charity Water. Makes me happy.

– Toca Boca in Brooklyn is looking to find a Design Director.

Friday Link Pack



You’re wondering what this video is about? Read the post that goes with it by Meg Lewis: I’m Not a Robot! I’m a Human Female Who Loves To Dance.So much respect!

Food color gradients!

– Julien de Casabianca brings paintings of anonymous figures out of museums and onto the streets. Love this!

– Wow! Respect to Audi for flipping the womens driver stereotype on its head. (via @IamAnneFleming)

– I bought this Liquid Leather Jacket by Clara Sun Woo yesterday and don’t want to take it off, ever again. Neat fact: The designer is my friend and neighbor. I own a dozen of her pieces and am totally ok that her line is slowly but surely taking over my closet.

– This guest house is a dream.

– What a beautifully old-school looking radio.

– How to play the Jaw Harp.

– So many valuable and spot on public speaking tips.

– Brooklyn-based photographer Will Ellis has been documenting eerie abandoned locales in New York City in his ongoing photo series Abandoned NYC.

Apple hack. (The snack kind, not computers)

– I love that our Friends Work Here studio manager Hayley got to model for Joanna: How to Give Yourself a One-Second Makeover

– If you’re a pen-and-paper kind of person when it comes to planning your day to day, the passion planner might be your thing. (If digital is your thing, try my web based to-do app TeuxDeux.)

– A Tattly Mother’s Day gift Guide.

– Team Digg is looking to hire a Product Designer.

Friday Link Pack

Former CreativeMornings COO Kevin Huynh is a man of many talents. This is what he does when he is bored at an airport. Wow.

– Wow! The elevators of 1 World Trade Center show an animated time lapse that recreates the development of NYC’s skyline:

– A shoe that is able to adjust to a child’s growing foot.

– Stunning: Thin sheets of glass are arranged in gorgeous spiraling forms.

Sit. Feast on your life.

– Job related emails exchange gone love story.

– Everything will be ok. Comfort pocket box with sleeping fox.

– Great gift for kids: World Map Cushion.

Agile Domain Search is a beautifully designed domain name generator. Definitely helpful if you’re looking for that perfect startup name or domain.

– Interesting read: How Tall Can A Mountain Actually Be?

Bikestock kiosks are 24/7 accessible, self-service bicycle repair hubs for riders on the move.

– Kitchen Science: Use Peeps To Calculate The Speed Of Light

Daily Overview uses satellite photography to artistically show the places where humans have most impacted the landscape of the planet. Definitely following their Instagram.

– 6 online sites that will teach you to code.

The charm of hotels.

– Great read: 7 habits of highly effective teams

– YES! Pizza Towel! Of course!

Noon Pacific releases a weekly mixtape of the best music – every Monday at noon, Pacific time.

– Tattly Does Good: 80% of this Electric Guitar Tattly design by Julia Rothman will go directly to VH1 Save the Music Foundation, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education in America’s public schools.

– Spark No.9 in NYC is looking for a design intern.

Friday Link Pack

cat by Mans SwanbergIllustration by Måns Swanberg

Quip aims to change the electric toothbrush game.

– ‘Distraction is a kind of obesity of the mind

– I want to stay here.

Six Shortcuts For Formatting Data In Excel

– Interesting answers on this Quora thread: How do you know you are on the right path in your life? (via)

– 13 vegetables that you can regrow again and again

– This made me laugh: Why Is Your Millennial Crying? (via)

CMYK Necklace: For your print designer friend.

SelfControl app helps you avoid distracting websites.

– A genius (and gentle) way to teach your child not to interrupt

– Loving these geometric rings.

– Nice new SOMA pitcher.

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

– Design-y catnip: Goodnip. There’s a market for everything.

– Currently enjoying this book: How to Be Useful: A Beginner’s Guide to Not Hating Work

– My studiomate Måns is a man of many talents. I just discovered his musical treats.

Gold Tattly make me happy.

– The fine folks at HappyCog in Philadelphia are looking to hire a Designer.

Friday Link Pack

(via It’s Nice That)

– Wow! Do you know how much water is used to produce your food?

– Useful: Typography Cheatsheet

– Here’s a tutorial to make your own Pineapple Nightlight.

Which doll would you rather play with?

– Woah! Otteroo is weirdly fascinating. It’s a floatie for babies eight weeks and older to use in the bath or pool. Since the inflatable circle attaches around your baby’s neck, their arms and legs are free to play.

Life as an upstairs neighbor. Made me laugh.

– This is great: Dropmark now supports screenshots

– Here’s how you can spruce up your boring office walls with 9,000 Post-It Notes.

– Artist uses rollerblades to create traditional Chinese Ink Painting.

– Here’s how to “annoy” your friend on his/her birthday.

– So happy for Maggie Doyne: She was just recognized as one of the CNN Heroes. Well deserved.

Wearable Planters.

Honest business card exchange.

– I agree with Gina, this is a brilliant Bachelorette Party Banner.

Life explained in 27 seconds.

– The fine folks at Mule are looking to hire a Project Manager.

Friday Link Pack

(via HUH)

– Gabrielle Blair, better known as Design Mom came out with a beautiful book on how to live with kids. A practical room-by-room guide. I will definitely implement some of her ideas.

– This Swiss shoulder bag/backpack is very much after my own minimal heart. #want

– Wow! Astropad lets you use your iPad as a tablet. (thank you Cesar)

Parcel is a package delivery service for New Yorkers who don’t have doormen — they hand-deliver your packages when you’re actually home!

– PON is a seriously smart idea.

– Fun: Che-Wei built a simple webapp to create long scale single use stopwatches. Each stopwatch gets its own permanent URL.

– Woah! Take your standing desk habit to the next level with Fluidstance!

– A studded case that let’s you add LEGO to your laptop. Yes!

– Do you design mobile apps? These iPhone Whiteboards might come in handy. I am tempted to get one for my kids to draw on in their room! They’d love it! Definitely made me chuckle.

– How to really drive across the U.S. hitting major landmarks (via Chris)

Airpocket is a carry-on purse that fits in the airplane seat pocket, designed to hold all the bits and pieces needed whilst in transit.

– Beautiful work by Simone Noronha. This always interneting gif of hers made me laugh.

Onehundredforty turns your chosen tweet into a unique and beautiful print.

Decorate your Easter Eggs with Tattly.

– Enjoyed this talk. I am definitely an “Infovore”: The Art of Curiosity by Camille Sweeney.

A picture book subscription service!

– The You Museum is an online gallery and series of artworks by New Media Artist Jeremy Bailey. Using a few simple questions The You Museum curates personalized exhibitions that are delivered to you via banners on the websites you visit most. Using various retargeting technologies these exhibitions reach you organically across ninety-eight percent of the internet. (Thanks Abra)

– Tattly is hiring a designer.

Friday Link Pack

The Bucket Board by Mac Premo. YES!

– How to make your own bedside iPad stand.

– “When Instapaper creator Marco Arment was asked about his business model, he said, “I sell an app for money, then I spend less than I make.” Sell something for money, spend less than you make. Is there a better model?” Keep your overhead low

– This is a beauty: Brooks Hoxton Wire Bicycle Basket

– Wasn’t sure how I felt about Monica Lewinsky speaking at TED. Now that I’ve watched her talk in which she speaks on The Price of Shame, I give her my respect. This took guts.

– This magnetic bike lamp called Lucetta made me look.

– Love this Triangle Tote.

– Woah! Giant freezing waves in Nantucket. (Via)

Good Vibes Only.

– A glance behind the curtain: How CreativeMornings runs their 106 monthly chapters.

– My head just exploded: Watch this string quartet. They are all kids. Wow!

– What an honor to have our home featured on Joanna Goddard’s blog.

Mirror House.

Indoor Plant Care Tips from The Sill.

– I am moving my coworking space, CreativeMornings and Tattly into a beautiful old factory building in Boerum Hill in two weeks. Now I am hoping for a creative, cool company to take the downstairs storefront and become our neighbor!

– Come work with me! Tattly is hiring a full-time designer.

Friday Link Pack

Keep coming back to this one whenever I need comfort. Pure magic.

Think Clearly – handwritten newsletters. (via)

– Michael Bierut is coming out with a book on his work, titled How to: Use graphic design to sell things, explain things, make things look better, and (every once in a while) change the world.

Connection Tee by Andreas Wikström.

– IKEA unveils a line of wireless charging furniture.

Do One Thing Well. We need this in our new space.

What kind of texter are you?

– Thank you HyperIsland for sharing your “Toolbox“! For free! <---- !!!!! (via)

– I’d be totally ok taking a shower here. OMG the view!

– Icebreaker Boats: Breaking Ice on the Hudson River

– Welcome to the new WIRED.

– Somebody awesome please adopt this vintage Norwegian Ice cream vendor bike.

– Facebook just unveiled a new feature that could save countless lives

Terminally ill woman is taken to ambulance to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam so she can visit it one last time. My heart!

– These magic Vine compilations made my day. So good!

How to stop prioritizing products over people and consumption over creativity
by Maria Popova

– Love that Paola Antonelli is putting all of her MoMA Research & Development Salons online.

Meerkat allows you to stream live video from your phone to all of your Twitter followers at once.

– Next time you need a hotel room with short notice, check Hotel Tonight. I got to discover amazing rates for NYC. Wish this existed when I didn’t have little kids and was able to be more adventurous.

The Dress Tee made me laugh. Don’t know what this is about? Here. (via)

– Tattly is having a moving sale until the end of day today!

– Come work with me and team CreativeMornings: We are hiring a Social Media Manager

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Friday Link Pack

Finding love after a heart transplant. A truly moving story. 

Monster Scout turns your iOS device into a real monster locator.

– Some of these charts depicting what it’s like to turn 30 made me laugh out loud.

– This Pool Chair might make you want to dive off it…

Phases of the moon towel. Love it.

Alto’s Adventure – a new favorite iOS game.

– How stinking cute is this Shark Pillow from Target?

– One of my favorite blogs, Laughing Squid, launched a store. This is doing o to be dangerous.

– We so totally need one of these Pina Colada lamps for our new co-working space, FRIENDS, opening its doors April 1st.

– I am dreaming of light boxes for my new office space.

How to Save for Your Child’s College Education

This house!

Hub Ladder transforms the classic ladder into an expandable, free-standing rack which hangs clothes, towels and accessories in style.

– There’s something quite magical about this magnetic Woodland feathers.

DIY Tattly cell phone case.

How to enjoy the cold: Advice from an arctic SCUBA diver

Beam: The smart projector that fits in any light socket

Be Like Water: The philosophy and origin of Bruce Lee’s famous metaphor for resilience

If it doesn’t get scheduled, it will never get done.

– In a fascinating article, Hopes&Fears takes a look at how speakers of American Sign Language sign various Internet and pop culture slang terms including “selfie,” “five-second rule,” and “photobomb.”

– Come clean with this simple-yet-genius DIY cleaning solution kit! All you need to make your own spray cleaner – naturally

This dress broke the internet last night. I looked at it at different times, at different places, in different light situations and saw both the white gold and the blue black version. That was way too trippy for me and I went straight to bed.

– The fine folks over at Helpscout are looking to hire a Designer.

Friday Link Pack

(via)

– A storage stool? Yes!

– Yum: charred cauliflower quesadillas

– “Hire those excited about the future vs. those nostalgic about the past” Advice for Startups by David Noël

– Beautifully old-school twine and scissor stand.

Grown-up LEGO bricks: Gold!

– This guy played table tennis every day for a year to see how good he could get

– Mark Zuckerberg wants to build a kind of 911 service for internet access

– Want your little one to embrace hard boiled eggs? Use these Egg Shapers to turn your hard boiled egg into a soccer, tennis or golf ball. Fun!

– The Museum of Online Museums is one of the best ways to spend some time online.

Noizio is an ambient sound extension for your menu bar. It’s great for drowning out distractions.

– “If you’re the kind of person who is scared and courageous at the same time, you might end up doing big things.” From a moving commencement speech by David Carr

– An interactive map of the world’s megacities and their growth from 1950 to 2030

– Agreed: Cookbooks belong online, not just on your shelf

Hobby Club is a year-long adventure that intends to bring 12 new hobbies into your life, one month at a time.

Friday Link Pack

Watch the above video and then watch the reaction video. GAH! Video by mssngpeces.

BusyContacts is a contact manager for OS X that makes creating, finding, and managing contacts faster and more efficient.

– Beautiful: Planet Iceland.

Dear Valentine, I love you, whoever you are.

Who said it? Kanye West or your Creative Director?

Siracha and Ketchup having a baby? YES!

– Skylights are my big dream. This new technology can make it happen in any room. Supercool.

– My son is turning 5 tomorrow, on Valentine’s day. Hence this post I just stumbled upon made me smile.

– Bill Gross on What Matters Most in Startup Success

Muji Air Purifier. A beauty.

– “Most organizations regularly assess individual accomplishments. Why not track acts of helping as well?” Madam C.E.O., Get Me a Coffee

– Mattel announced a partnership with Google that will resurrect the toy company’s View-Master line. Supercool!

– A beauty: Porter Tray Table.

What does “OK” stand for, anyway? (via)

– Beyonce’s 8-minute mini-doc on racial injustice

– Creative ideas happen when you stop checking your phone

The Whiskey Cabinet is a jargon-free guide for the whiskey enthusiast (via)

– I would be totally ok living in this Copenhagen Townhouse.

How to Disagree (Without Being a Jerk)

– The fine folks of Local Projects are looking for a Senior Graphic Designer.

Friday Link Pack

(via theawesomer)

– Great read: Whale hunting or scale hunting? by Ben Chestnut

– I totally want this popcorn machine.

Getting out of a bad place, by Derek Sivers

– In AT&T’s 1976 interview with Sir Arthur C. Clarke, he describes in great detail the gadgets and technology we have today, 39 years later.

– This would come in handy in our house: Universal USB rainbow charger.

A Way To Go, a beautiful, interactive web game. Try it!

Swell makes truly stunning water bottles.

Beacon Reader is the Kickstarter for Journalism.

– Coming up with a good story is often a struggle for Ella (8) when she does her writing assignment homework. This is exactly what Storymatic Cards were invented for. Totally picking these up.

Why you should tell your children how much you make, by Ron Lieber

– In case you ever wanted to learn the Estonian alphabet. Here you go. File this under random YouTube find.

– Ewww… Mapping the Bacteria in New York’s Subways

Meet Darcy the hedgehog. Cute overload.

– Parenting expert has nerve to tell you how to raise your kids

– Always good to go back to this one: Give it five minutes, by Jason Fried

– After years of having difficulty finding high quality early reader books outside of schools, reading specialist Kyla Ryman founded Home Grown Books. I saw her books at the trade show this week. They’re stunning.

– Looks like a book I’d read: Parting It Out – Writing on Graphic Design

– Here’s a fantastic job opportunity for a NYC based Senior Graphic Designer; Local Projects is hiring!

Friday Link Pack

How to win at rock-paper-scissors

Life Hacks Anyone Over 50 Should Know

The Executive Coloring Book

– In case you wondered why the unicorns are extinct.

Fix your computer hunch and other posture problems in 30 seconds

– A mold to make your hard-boiled egg look like a chick. Made me laugh.

– This megaphone iPhone speaker made me chuckle.

– The Uncommon Surfboard gives you the feeling of bodysurfing with the speed and control of surfing. And it fits into a bike basket.

– A mini Raclette table grill for a dinner of two.

– A flask to hold ex boyfriend tears. Made me chuckle.

– This is cool: New Sonos logo design pulses like a speaker when scrolled

The Challenge for Today’s Parents, a talk by Shefali Tsabary at NY-Presbyterian Hospital

The UX Reader, a compilation of articles from Mailchimp’s UX team, is now available for free!

– Virtual reality porn reactions on Oculus from first-time virtual reality Viewers

– Wow, I wonder if I will ever have to use a service like Kontainers: Real-time booking of freight shipping containers.

– Xero in San Francisco is looking for a Product Design Director.

– Psst… All Tattly Stationery is currently on sale. Send a letterpress printed card with a temporary tattoo inside.

Friday Link Pack

I am such a big fan of The School of Life. I can not wait until they open a branch in NYC.

How to take better care of your teeth

How Reading Transforms Us, by Keith Oatley and Maja Djikic

– I always get so excited when Wesley posts another one of his One of Many Photo Essays, this time, it’s on Savannah.

– Did you create your profile yet over on AuthenticPro?

– This is the perfect mitten for every parent.

Cotton cloud wallpaper.

Fake cat bedding.

Batman cookie cutter. My son approves.

– How cool is this house bed for kids?

– Are you a runner? This runbell might be just what you needed to complete your life!

Aren’t we all?

Bear sweater. Yes.

– Now this is a jewelry holder I could get behind.

– Interesting looking trash bin.

– I received one of these YAY finder ring stamps for my birthday. Made me chuckle.

Chocolates that represent Japanese onomatopoeic words to describe texture

Questions you should ask about a company’s culture in a job interview.

Duet is an app that allows you to use your iDevice as an extra display for your Mac using the Lightning or 30-pin cable.

To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This

– Some real gems in here: Surprising parenting tips.

– I just watched my studiomate Wesley use the service Makespace. A door to door storage service. So good.

– I know someone who’d love this panda ring.

Knitted birds.

– Add some sparkle to your life; Gold Tattly.

– VICE is looking for a mobile product manager.

Friday Link Pack

With beautiful insight, Elizabeth Gilbert reflects on why success can be as disorienting as failure and offers a simple — though hard — way to carry on, regardless of outcomes.

– Love this jewelry line called Tiro Tiro.

Animated GIF of David Bowie hairstyles.

– Woah: How to outsource your life.

– Here’s an app that will teach your kids what it was like, taking photos, back in the day, before we had digital: The WhiteAlbum App lets you take 24 photos and see them for the first time when they’re delivered to your door.

– A Digital Reconstruction of Washington D.C. in 1814

Emoji Type is a custom keyboard that autosuggests emojis as you type.

– Sebastian Errazuriz is turning Times Square into one giant yawnfest.

-The 99U Quarterly Is Now Available for Purchase

– What happens when a group of talented and driven people come together to solve problems – Swarm is the future ideas. (via David)

– Dreaming of this coffee table called Tablo.

– Netdiver is back after a 5 year hiatus: Best of the Year 2014

Stunning Storage Containers by Stelton.

– Study: “smartest” teams have more women, communicate a ton, participate equally, possess good emotion-reading skills. Why Some Teams Are Smarter Than Others (via)

– Breathtaking photos of a flipped iceberg that looks like a giant floating gem

– Learn something new every day with Wikipedia’s Randompage

Design Ah!, a Japanese TV series that teaches kids to look at reality “like a designer”.

– Look at the staircase in this place. A total nightmare for living with little kids, but stunning nonetheless.

11 TED Talks on Success.

– Wildcard is looking for a Designer.

– Which Metallic Tattly is your favorite?

Friday Link Pack

Given how cold it is here in NYC, I totally feel this dog’s love for being blow dried.

– It was a real pleasure being interviewed by Jess Lively. You can listen to the podcast here.

– We all need a Banana Phone Headset. Right?

The Best Art Tattoos of All Time

– Recently some folks at the New York Public Library discovered a box containing old reference questions from the 1940s to 1980s. Talk about a Time Before Google!

– Always wondered what a pigeon brain looked like. Glad I learned something today by discovering this anatomical model.

– Beautiful seaside geometric print over on Present & Correct.

– Pretty cool looking height ruler wall chart.

Pizza Cat. Made me laugh.

Super slow-motion video of snowballs smashing into faces.

Sushi Socks.

– Stunningly minimal thermo cups. #want

– It’s ok to hate your spouse for 10 minutes a day.

– Did you know? Now Is the Best Time to Renew Your Passport

– Every Gmail user’s dealt with this annoyance: You’re writing an email, you copy and paste some text from another page, and the text’s formatting comes along for the ride. Then everything you type after that is formatted the same. Here’s how you can fix that.

– Who doesn’t want to watch a panda cub tumble down a snowy hill?!

– Thinking of getting a barcode tattoo? Read this.

– “Do you know how babies are made?” That moment parents talk to their kids about sex for the first time.

– Make Homemade “Mozzarella Sticks” with a Waffle Iron

– I started using Woof and I love it.

– Eventbrite in San Francisco is looking to hire a Senior UI Designer.

You deserve to take space up in this world.

Friday Link Pack (on Sunday)

We watched this every year, on New Years Eve, back when I was a kid in Switzerland.

– Michio Kaku: The Universe in a Nutshell

See a 100 year old woman transform into a young beautiful lady, thanks Photoshop.

– I have a new favorite cocktail, French 75, which I discovered at French Louis, my favorite neighborhood restaurant

– LOVE this Three Potato Four Wooden Arrow Chalkboard

– How to find out whether you’re a good cultural fit at any company

Abundance Without Attachment, by Arthur C. Brooks (via Chris)

You are a small speck. It’s all about perspective. 

– In case a family members asks you about Business Facebook advice over the holidays: How to create a Facebook Business Page (via)

Impressively innovative workplace ideas.

– “Unexamined privilege is the real source of cruelty in Facebook’s “Your Year in Review”—a feature conceived and designed by a group to whom nothing terrible has happened yet.” Read full article on Facebook’s Your year in Review by Jeffrey Zeldman

Mashable’s best iPhone Apps of 2014

– The history of web design explained in 9 GIFs

– Tempted to buy this wooden jewelry organizer.

– The best bridges of 2014

– Out of Print is looking to hire a Design Director

Friday Link Pack

This is the time of the year where I seriously miss living near the Swiss alps. I grew up with a ski lift in front of my door that offered night skiing. It was heaven.

– So much fun: Inspirograph!

– The latest ONE OF MANY photo essay by Wesley Verhoeve is out, featuring creative types of Portland OR

– Hey graphic designers, did you see these 50 Vintage Text Effects?

How to pay attention, by Rob Walker

– This year’s National Geographic Photo Contest Winners

Martine Rothblatt: She founded SiriusXM, a religion and a biotech. For starters.

– Surprise your family with this Christmas Tree Napkin Fold.

– Somehow I missed this when it did the rounds in October: If Disney Princesses Had Realistic Waistlines (thanks Oliver)

– A modern shelf with hooks. Love it.

– ‘Everything But the News’ Picks the Brain of a Five-Year-Old Venture Capitalist. Made me laugh.

– Gloves that keep you warm and let you use your phone at the same time: Glove.ly

– This cup and saucer made me look. (via)

– Love this: 30 Minute Infinity Scarf tutorial

– Joanna shares 8 entertaining tips

– Yellow stains on your pillow? Here’s how to wash and whiten pillows.

– Sam Lyon’s amazing Jelly Gummies GIFs!

– In need of some visual inspiration? Directory of design blogs.

Play Dough Type.

Doors to other cities. What a great idea. (via)

– Need a last minute gift? Get a Tattly Gift Certificate. It’s instant!

Friday Link Pack

– Space nerds, you will love this website – Wiki Sky. (via)

Wireless Showerhead Speaker. Seriously. (via)

IKEA Sit/Stand Desk Review over on GIZMODO (via)

– Love this old-school looking kids schoolhouse desk.

The Little Prince looks REALLY good.

– Love this Moon Lamp by Nosinger.

15 Creative DIY Christmas Trees

Wall-Mounted Succulent Letter DIY

Optical illusion placemat appears to warp under the weight of tableware

A mitten flask! <--- !!!

- For the bearded men out there

– I love before and after shots of apartment renovations. This is a good one.

_ Give the gift of a plant: The Sill.

Bitbox, monthly code projects for kids.

– Apple’s first employee: The remarkable odyssey of Bill Fernandez

– The 2014 kottke.org Holiday Gift Guide

Travel as Therapy

– Not feeling Christmas? You’re not alone.

7 tips for designing awesome animated GIFs (via)

Let’s Party. Lovely.

– 5 cool things about the revamped Smithsonian Design Museum

Tortoise fitted with LEGO wheelchair to help him move around. Wait, what?

The Movie Project: A collection of popular movie titles grouped by year

How to deal with chronic complainers

– Interesting: Lumi allows you to print you on fabric (T-shirts etc) without any fancy equipment.

– Pixel Union is looking to hire a Creative Director.

Friday Link Pack

– How to run a zero waste home

– Interesting read: When Is One Ready to Get Married?

– Watch How Amazon’s Robots Ship Your Order. (Also, make sure to buy small/local and not just on Amazon. Ok?)

– Put a smile on someone’s face with a custom min banner. So stinking adorable. I just got one and I love it.

9 basic principles of responsive web design

– Now this is a diaper bag I’d be cool with. (But glad those days are long gone)

Dream telepathy suggests that human beings have the ability to communicate telepathically with another person while they are dreaming.

– Ben McGrath has a long and fascinating profile of Sasha Hostyn, aka Scarlett, “the most accomplished woman in the young history of electronic sports,” namely Starcraft II: A Star And Her Craft. This is so Nerdy. Always amazed at all these sub-cultures in today’s world.

– A short film about space travel; Wanderers.

– I would be totally ok with this house.

– I want to go swimming here.

Keyboard Waffle Iron. Made me laugh.

Animated Alphabet

Edera is a modular rug and headboard system.

How to remove a dent from wood. Wow. (via BB)

Give the gift of plants.

– Are you a fellow parent also in need for some school lunch inspiration? This way.

Color the earth. Literally.

How Not To Suck as a Creative Director.

Good work takes hard work. Truth.

Swiss Santa is coming to our home tomorrow. My kids are psyched.

– Need a gift idea? Tattly subscriptions!

– Out of Print is looking to hire a Design Director.