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.

Friday Link Pack

RESOLUTIONS – originally Entschlüsse – is an adaptation of a short diary entry written by Franz Kafka in 1911.

– For only the second time in 7.5 years team CreativeMornings is asking our audience for help: Our Kickstarter campaign is ending in less than a day. If you have ever been inspired by what CreativeMornings does, or have attended an event, please consider supporting the volunteers that make it happen.

– This is useful: Battery charger with storage.

The World’s Longest Invoice is an online counter where freelancers can publish the amount they’re owed by deadbeat clients. Sobering.

100% Biodegradable Algae Bottles Is The New Alternative To The Plastic Ones

One day you finally knew what you had to do

– OMG these cat bags!

Working from home vs in an office.

Whiskey in a can? What the what?

Palette Feed is a design and illustration blog that showcases projects with interesting color palettes.

Apple’s new short film starring autistic teen shows how tech transforms lives

– I want to be able to justify the purchase of this guy. But, I can’t.

– An Easy Way To Find Out Who Likes Your Instagram Photos The Most

– Interesting read: Slack, I’m Breaking Up with You

– I want these guys on my living room wall.

How to freeze meals: Tips and freezer-friendly recipes so you’ll always know what’s for dinner.

Meet Toca Boca, the ‘Toy’ Developer Dominating the App Store

– I mean, look at this sweater. What is not to love?

– Tattly launched The Hungry Caterpillar set by Eric Carle this week. It’s a beauty!

– Looking for love and a new job as a product designer? OKCupid d got you covered!

Friday Link Pack

My Year in Startup Hell, by Dan Lyons (via)

– I probably will never use this but fun idea: Sayable allows you to send a link with an easy to remember phrase (via)

– This Glue Gun Pin is so stinking adorable!

When Friends Are ‘Like Family’

– I keep coming back to the modular Brickbox Shelving system. One day, I’ll furnish a room with it. One day.

30 Things You Can Get Squeaky Clean with a Toothbrush

– This made me laugh: The World’s First Denim Drone Delivery. Also, love the ethos and values behind Hiut Denim Co. In an ideal world I’d only buy products that are created by people with values I believe in. David and his team are that.

– Instagram and the Cult of the Attention Web: How the Free Internet is Eating Itself

– I have one of these Monstera plants in my home and it makes me ridiculously happy.

Magnetic Kitchen Accessories.

– I want this sweater in my size: Fox on a bike with clouds.

– The Cactus Pillow made me chuckle.

I am a scientist. Neil deGrasse Tyson speaking on whether he is an atheist or not.

– I’d be ok checking things off on this to-do-list notepad by Rifle?

– There is something beautiful about a classic water carafe.

re.bin is a clever simple recycling bin.

– Designer turns a Mondrian painting into a playable Pong game. Fun.

– You can now watch 99U talks with their new Apple TV App.

Eerie compilation of deep sea creatures with unusual eyes.

– The new Philodendron Monstera Leaf Tattly by French watercolor artist Vincent Jeannerot is my new favorite. Buy one before end of day Sunday and you might be the winner of this beautiful print.

– Supercool job alert: The Whitney Museum in NYC is looking to hire a Web Developer.

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Friday Link Pack

This made me laugh: How to sound smart in your TEDx Talk

– Love this: Bhutan Honors Newborn Prince by Planting 108,000 Tree

– Here’s how you get your little one to eat greens.

– Deep: “You can’t steer a parked car!”

– Some simple, good tips in this post: “15 Ways to Delight Your Clients

– My sister is winning: Birth Order Doesn’t Affect Personality, but It Does Affect Intelligence

– Weird! The future? Robots that assist you. (via)

– A simple dish rack and drying matt in one.

– Some real gems can be found in John Maeda’s lawsof.design. Just dig.

– Terrifying. Scientists warn of dramatic climate shift much sooner than expected

– This face swap app called Masquerade is something else.

Ring lets you to see and speak with visitors at your door, from anywhere. Each doorbell is equipped with an HD camera with night vision and smart motion detection.

– “most of us are willing to be much more honest with our phones than with professionals, or even with our spouses and partners.” Interesting New York Times Article

From Film to Poster. (via)

Don’t agree with this one. Don’t think it ever pays off to burn a bridge. Anyone proof me wrong?

– “A healthy work-life balance isn’t about separation as much as how one influences the other.” – Jason Fried (via)

– This pocket scanner called Dacuda looks awesome. I want to totally give this a try.

– This fully assembled desk unfolds as an alternative to the slouched-over computer posture.

– Love these simple white ash baskets.

– I’d like my Bourbon with an ice ball moon, please.

– Cameron Moll writes about the art of the perfect job ad: “Mozilla’s nearly flawless job ad, and why.

– Tattly is coming out with scented tattoos in April. I might explode of excitement until then. Also, we are hiring a Wholesale Manager. Join us?

Friday Link Pack

ALIVE INSIDE follows social worker Dan Cohen as he fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music’s ability to combat both memory loss and alzheimer’s and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it. A joyous exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls.


The Cocktail Computer

– So glad that my friend Maria pointed me to Tara Brach’s guided meditations a few years back. Pretty much listening to Tara’s soothing voice daily.

– I would totally be ok with this Le Corbusier Tapestry in my home.

– This is winning the internet: “Florida woman is fighting to keep her motorcycle-riding alligator

– Oh, please no: Flying Drone Billboards!

– This Googler Explains How To Design Your Time Rather Than Manage It

Vintage Acorn Botanical Print. Lovley.

Kitchen Towel Display Ladder. Minimal and beautiful.

This site documents the beautiful and strange glitch art that happens at times when a computers are having a moment. Next time it happens to you, take a screenshot and submit yours! (I wish they wouldn’t repeat the Thanks Adobe overlay on every screenshot)

– My son would approve: Pizza Night Light.

Clay Shirky on how social media is reshaping politics in an “article” composed, of course, entirely of tweets (via)

Glitter beard kit? The end is near.

– The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler, is proposing the first ever effort to let internet users choose how much information an Internet Service Provider is allowed to collect, and how that information is used.

– Sophie Gamand takes photos of pit bull shelter dogs wearing flower crowns to help us see this breed in a more gentle light.

– This public lemon squeezer made me laugh.

– Woah: On April 10th, 2015, 17,857 people protested in front of the Spanish Parliament in the only way the Gag Law allowed them to, as holograms.

– I need to get one of these for my son’s LEGO.

Golden Ratio Cookie Cutter. Goes well with the Golden Ratio Tattly.

Good Luck Doormat.

Anton and I are psyched it’s the weekend!

– Come work with me, Tattly is hiring a Sales Manager.

Friday Link Pack

Gregory Porter: A Lion In The Subway

MONEY WORRIES? How to Worry Less

Google Photos on iOS just became a whole lot useful for iPhone 6S users.

– Ever had to look for a logo of a company? Instant Logo Search helps you find and download them instantly.

– Wow! I want to take take this IDEO workshop led by CEO Tim Brown: Leading for Creativity
– I hope this is not how my design team experiences me: CEO Helps Design Team

100 male agency staffers read heartbreaking quotes from their female co-workers

A cast iron skillet that is lighter than a MacBook Pro? YES!

– The New York Times has a new page featuring all Trending Articles.

– Thai artist ceates Ghostly 3D Paintings on layers of fine netting

– Lisa Lahey, Harvard Lecturer and co-founder of Minds at Work studies why we say we want to change — when we really don’t.

Everything Siri can do for you and your Apple TV (via)

– How to make a Sushi Burrito.

5 Types of Personal Projects

Japanese cat using the washing machine as its own spinning exercise wheel. Made me smile.

– “When powerful people are gentle with children (usually their own), they reassure us that they understand vulnerability and know how to be sweet towards weakness.” On Children and Power

Try some of these email lead-ins when what you really need is response, not a bunch of crickets chirping on the other end.

Monotype Type Foundry created a typeface from Quentin Blake’s distinctive handwriting.

– Here’s what fruits and vegetables looked like before we domesticated them (via)

Seth Godin’s next altMBA Program is currently taking applications. I only heard good things.

25 Alkaline-Promoting Foods

– The cat’s out of the bag: Tattly is launching a scented tattoo line in collaboration with Agilex Fragrances.

– Southleft is looking to hire a web designer. It’s a remote position so you can apply from anywhere in the USA.

– Have you ever been inspired by a CreativeMornings talk? Here’s your chance to give back.

Friday Link Pack

Simple shapes in motion

– “Nobody says to an air traffic controller, ‘Everyone crashes a plane their first year; you’ll get better.’ …” Sobering read: The Myth of the Hero Teacher, by John Leland

Proof That Positive Work Cultures Are More Productive (via)

– Parisian designer Benoit Malta recently debuted his two-legged chair, named Inactivité, which is aimed to result in better well-being for the user.

ERNIT brings the nostalgia of piggy banks into the digital age. It helps children learn healthy financial habits like setting goals in a digital currency world. Also: It’s the first ever piggy bank to accept Bitcoin. (<- that made me laugh)

– YES! Slack just added a new feature that makes it a lot more competitive with Skype and Google Hangouts.

– Woah: Tonight with John Oliver: Donald Trump

– This made me laugh: Hands-free, foldable, mobile VR Headset.

– Ikea to use packaging made from mushrooms that will decompose in a garden within weeks.

Painting with coffee drops.

UX Assist is an iOS productivity app for designers that provides workflows driven by UX activities.

– Solar powered, beautiful lighting system: Ellum Solar.

First Google Design Newsletter. (via)

James Corden cooking with an 8 year old chef. Adorable.

Marimekko and Target? A match made in haven.

8 Oscar nominations that were revoked.

You Should Spend Your Money on Experiences, Not Things

A Bicycle Washing Machine.

– Clearleft in Brighton, UK is looking to hire a Lead UI Designer with a focus on brand.

Friday Link Pack

Filmmaker Milo Zanecchia spent 90 days traveling from Switzerland to Mongolia in a Land Rover Defender and a Toyota Land Cruiser, and documented the entire journey. Beautiful.

– “Creative Chef” makes me want to seriously step up my dinner party game

– Oh, I would love to experience a concert in this Bavarian concert hall.

A Spaghetti Pie! Cool! (via)

– Willa Cather on human relationships and how our formative family dynamics imprint us.

– Pranks in space: An Unexpected Gorilla Chases an Astronaut Around the International Space Station

– Confetti makes everything better. Especially when they are in jumbo balloons.

– This Vincent van Gogh doll comes with a detachable ear. Have fun explaining that to your kid. (via)

Our impossible expectations of Hillary Clinton and all women in authority

– You get a Tesla and your kid gets one too.

– This Hashtag Teether for babies made me laugh.

Bill Gates predicts a clean-energy breakthrough within 15 years will save the planet

– Love the simplicity of Lelu Toy, a limited edition wooden toy set Lelu by Grilli Type and refurnished+. We have a set and play with it often.

– How beautiful are these teas?

– Some good ideas in this article on why we should have evening rituals.

This.

How to talk about your project. Seth asks all the important questions.

– Just because. Yes, cats and bananas are funny. (via)

GIF BATTLE! YES!

A funny yoga mat for pizza lovers.

– This is what the internet was made for: Doctor On Demand. (via)

– Here’s your chance to be featured in the CreativeMornings podcast by answering two question: “What do you sound like as a rooster?” “What do you do to challenge yourself creatively?”

– Supercool job opportunity in NYC: Friends Of the High Line are looking to hire a front-end web developer and gaphic designer.

Friday Link Pack

How to be alone.

What has Obama got in its pockets?

Hustle Mode On is a curated directory of the best productivity tools on the world wild web

How to Use Canned Responses in Gmail

– I want to totally befriend the owners of this house.

American town bans wifi and cell phones

Architectures is a documentary series exploring the architecture of notable buildings and the architects who designed them.

How to Survive Falling Through the Ice (via)

The World’s First Smart, Collapsible, Hard Case Luggage

– Dude, put a helmet on: Off-road skating in Vancouver.

– Om Malik on Instagram ads. (They drive me crazy as well.)

A beautiful photo.

Diving below ice. This is terrifying.

– I want a grown up version of the Rafa Kids bed.

A manifesto for small teams doing important work, by Seth Godin

Two new iPhone Commercials.

– The Email Game looks terrifying and brilliant at the same time: Put a time limit on answering emails.

– This kitchen gadget lets you bake edible spoons.

– 10 Tricks to Master Google Hangouts (via)

Hub27 is a compact wall-mounted workspace. Smart.

THIS: When you do not view your fears as a trap which restrains you but as a vehicle which you must use to navigate the world.

– Adam Westbrook talks about Vincent van Gogh and the benefit of doing creative work without the audience in mind.

– “When in doubt, the most important to-do is typically the one that makes you the most uncomfortable, often including a chance of rejection, pain or failure.” Boost Productivity With These Tips And Tools From Tim Ferriss

A chart that shows how your job impacts who you might marry. (via @jkglei)

– Much needed message of hope around the topic of climate change: Al Gore feels optimistic about climate change. 6 stats he shared at TED2016 that show why.

– Tattly is running a site-wide 40% sale. Use discount code SPRING40.

– Medium is looking to hire a Senior Product Designer.

Friday Link Pack

One Is Greater Than Zero

– This made me chuckle: Do your bloody timesheets!

BuyMeOnce finds and promotes products that don’t break the bank, don’t break the planet… that don’t break at all!

Email on Deck generate temporary emails to use for unwanted subscription signups. (via)

Neil deGrasse Tyson recommends 8 books every intelligent person should read

– “An email intro is the ultimate five-minute favor.” (Yes, but ask permission first – on both sides!)

– This is a stylish carry-on bag!

– Sobering read: On Marrying the Wrong Person

– What the what? Pineapples are not a single fruit, but a group of berries that have fused together.

– It’s all about perspective. This quote.

Calendly allows people to book a time slot with you and have it automatically added to both your calendars.

15 ways to manage stress according to scientists

– Russian Artist Creates Intricate Baroque Wigs From Paper

– Round-up of last Sunday’s Super Bowl 50 ads

– Mellow, a modern sous-vide machine.

– Digital Pulp in NYC is hiring a Senior Interactive Designer.

Friday Link Pack

Stephen Colbert and Kermit the Frog Stare Into the Stars and Ask the Big Questions

Abandoned Buildings In Australia By Brett Patman

This: Growing up means arguing with yourself more than with others.

The Dignity of Trying

Male reporter rendered instantly incompetent with single compliment

A Brief History of Swearing in Movies

Type mugs by Monotype.

– Every beetle is a gazelle in the eyes of its mother. Moorish proverb

– A 16-yr-old inventor invents a cereal vending machine completely made of LEGOs.

– These giant matches sure would make for a good conversation piece in any home.

Sushi too cute to eat.

A World of I Love You!

– My friend Christoph Niemann has a new iOS app out for kids called Chomp. (My kids love his first app, the Petting Zoo.)

– Pins! Pins! Pins!

– Yikes! Crystal scrapes the web for a person’s online information to analyze his/her personality.

– Great interview with Seth Godin on The Psychology of Success

The Good Pin Club brings you a sah-weeet new pin every month, and 100% of the profit goes directly to a different non-profit organization!

– This dude crossed America by Bike Share. From NYC To California. What the what? (via)

– The really fine folks at C&G Partners in NYC are looking to hire a Junior or Intermediate-level Front-end Developer

Friday Link Pack

– So, I am not at all into guns, or own one, but this vintage print of two women facing each other with guns is weirdly intriguing.

– My kids would approve: Gold and Black Poop Emoji Pin

Truebill lets you find, track and cancel your paid subscriptions and recurring bills with 1 click

– I know several kids who don’t like different foods touching on their plates. They need this Food Cubby.

Star Wars Death Star BBQ. Ha!

– I would totally wear this scarf.

60 teenagers reveal what they think is cool — and what isn’t — in 2016 (via)

– President Barack Obama “sings” Justin Bieber’s newest hit, “Sorry,” in the latest “Barack Dub” mashup music video by Memphis-based video editor, Fadi Saleh.

– This photo made me laugh.

– Well, that explains a lot: Cheese triggers the same part of the brain as hard drugs

A dog and his matching snowdog! (via)

17 equations that changed the world

– I would let this chair into my home.

What kids want to be when they grow up.

Coffee ground experiments.

– I can definitely put this to good use: Alert.Email sends your important emails to a private Slack channel. https://www.producthunt.com/tech/alert-email

The MoMA Cookbook: Vintage recipes and reflections on food by Salvador Dalí, Louise Bourgeois, Willem de Kooning, Andy Warhol, and other great artists

Mayku is building a new line of desktop making tools.

Foursquare Trip Tips helps you plan your trip with help from your friends.

– Did you see that CreativeMornings launched a weekly Newsletter? They’re so good.

– A brief history of The Little Car Trees Car Air Fresheners

– Single? Dreading the upcoming Valentine’s Day? Tattly’s got you covered. Literally.

– Palantir in Palo Alto, NYC, Washington, DC and London is looking for a Product Designer.

Friday Link Pack

Who wouldn’t love an inflatable, portable sofa? Exactly.

Great read: “I do want my daughter to be kind. But I want her to remember to be kind to herself first.”

– The CTFD Method Is the Greatest of All Parenting Trends. Made me laugh.

The strange life of Q-tips, the most bizarre thing people buy

– Love love love this Jean Jullien Print over on Pulpulp.

Kevin Kelly on Artificial Intelligence and Designer Babies

This girl!

Some thoughts on GIFs. (via Chris)

A beard full of sprinkles. That’s all.

– This vertical scroll calendar made me look. Pretty.

– “Vulnerability is a guardian of integrity.” – Anne Truit.

Great read on negotiations. (via)

– Current favorite weekly Newsletter is by Jocelyn K. Glei. Here’s the most recent one.

What chefs pack for their kids’ school lunches. (via)

Who invented that? A Monday to Friday newsletter with a new invention each day. (via)

Still House carries some beautiful, minimal jewelry.

– The 11 digital tools a Head of Product uses every week

– Digital Pulp is looking to hire a Senior Interactive Designer

Friday Link Pack


For those of you who can’t last five minutes with a crappy wifi connection, imagine having to go on a 2-day hike every time you wanted to check your email. (via booooooom TV)

– David Bowie: 15 Great Performances

– I simply love James Corden’s carpool karaoke series. This one is with Adele.

This made me chuckle.

– This vegetable stew (Ribollita) looks so good.

Baby got a tattoo and was on tv. Come visit our Tattly Parlor. It’s only going to be around until the end of February!

– Oh, this looks yummy: Whole Grain Breakfast Cake

– Can’t wait for Spike Lee’s Michael Jackson Documentary to be released.

– Gah! A life-sized caravan made out of LEGO bricks.

– Mathematicians have found crazy ways to cut pizza into equal slices. My son would not approve.

– French motion designer Sébastien Girard makes one creative animation every week. This is Week 51.

– This travel mug is a beauty.

– A Neuroscientist on the Calming Powers of the To-Do List. I love articles that justify my love for using TeuxDeux.

– Love this industrial hook.

– A theory: No matter who you are, you need two kinds of friends in your life.

– Digital Pulp in NYC is looking to hire a Senior Interactive Designer.

Friday Link Pack

Snippet of Jonathan Harris’s CreativeMornings talk speaking on your life as a work of art. Watch his full CreativeMornings talk.

– “Vegetables are the new meat!(via Amrit)

– This made me laugh: Startups We’ve Lost 2015.

– Myf friend Hayley gifted me a Daruma Doll for my birthday and I love the symbolism behind it all. “The eyes of Daruma are often blank when sold. Monte A. Greer, author of Daruma Eyes, described the “oversized symmetrical round blank white eyes” as a means to keep track of goals or big tasks and motivate them to work to the finish. The recipient of the doll fills in one eye upon setting the goal, then the other upon fulfilling it.”

– Helpful tips for designing animated GIFs.

PULPULP empowers artists on Instagram and other social media sites by inviting them to create limited edition, beautiful archival quality prints of their work. (via Chris)

These bunk beds are what kids’ dreams are made of. OMG, the Star Wars Imperial Walker!

– Jason Silva on Energy.

– A hotel room that comes with geometric optical illusions? Yes, please!

Read more: http://designtaxi.com/news/383257/Watch-An-Easy-Way-To-Hide-Unused-Default-Apps-From-Your-iPhone-Home-Screen/#ixzz3wcCVZe1H
– Fantastic talk: The power of listening

– I keep telling my kids this. Maybe it needs to be a poster.

– Uhm yeah, I would have loved to do this as a kid.

This lightbulb can text you if it hears a crying baby or a smoke alarm — oh, and it’s a Bluetooth speaker, too

– interesting read: How we learn fairness, by Maria Konnikova

– Interesting post on the art of design critique

Giant Banana Pillow. Of course.

– YES! Cancer death rate continues steady drop, thanks to behavior and science

– Wish I could do this with some of our blatant Tattly copy cats: U.S. Marshall’s raid hoverboard booth at CES

– I just love this guy.

– The Brooklyn Museum is looking for a Web Developer.

Friday Link Pack

Happy My Birthday to YOU! I have reached 42 which means I have the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything. Right?

– 7 TED talks that explain what makes a company successful.

– David Pogue gives us 13 iPhone settings change recommendations.

– The most popular Serious Eats recipes and Techniques of 2015.

Google Photos; once it indexes your photos you can search for objects in the photos, not just faces.

– My kids love ball pits. They’d probably also love these ball pit themed sheets.

– Two Furbys entered my home this holiday season… And I stumbled upon this Furby Hack

– Why don’t I own a portable row boat?

– This is my kind of minimal, modular shelfing system.

– Who doesn’t need an ESCAPE bag?

– Love simple solutions like this one.

– Wait, what?

– My heart hurts and I feel numb. My friend Maggie Doyne lost her beautiful baby boy Ravi through a tragic accident.
Not knowing where else to put my energy, I set up a fundraiser for Ravi’s siblings.

– The old year is done. Let it go.

Lovely minimalist poster.

– This Trampoline Duvet set made me smile.

– New year! New job? Come work with me!

Friday Link Pack

Taco Pillow. Of course.

– These Banner Sticky Notes made me smile.

– This made me laugh out loud: Apps to download for 2016

– I want to adopt one of these Monstera Plants.

Movies business owners should watch.

– The New Yorker gives us the best facts learned from books in 2015 (via Coudal)

7 TED talks that will make you slow down.

Dog grooming slomo. Favorite Instagram account of the moment. (hat tip Natalie)

– Copyranter: The 5 best ads you didn’t see this year (via)

DesignMilk’s best technology posts of 2015

– What an amazing time we live in: 1150 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

– Recently the American Academy of Pediatrics released a statement saying the group is rethinking it’s low-tolerance approach to screen time. More.

– Watch: a 5-minute history of Syria’s war and the rise of ISIS

– Interesting read on how to surrender and accept situations.

– My awesome and brilliantly smart friends of Oak are looking to hire a Developer intern and a Backend Developer at Siteleaf.

Friday Link Pack (Gone Saturday)

Beautiful animated TMBG music video by my friends Kelli Anderson and Daniel Dunnam.

– These smiley socks made me smile.

The L Shelf. Intriguing.

– My friend Rion put together a really wonderful Gift Guide.

– I tried these Garlic Butter Roasted Mushrooms last night. So easy, so good.

– American photographer Lauren Fleishman set out to capture heartwarming, tender portraits of couples whose love for each other has survived half a century in her series titled “The Lovers.”

– Love this wallpaper by Lisa Congdon. (via Joanna)

– For when the snow hits here in NYC, I want to be prepared. Here’s how you build an Igloo.

– Everyone loves emojis. Now you can buy them as paintings.

Gest is a wearable device that allows you to control your computer or mobile device with your hands.

– Michael Pollan on how America got so screwed up about food

– The Slide Camera Wrist Strap by Hard Graft is a thing of beauty.

– I would give so much to experience this.

– If you’re a woman who wants to work in technology or VC, sign up for this list and you’ll be sent opportunities: dearwomenintech.com

– “The disconnect between internet fame and financial security is hard to comprehend for both creators and fans.” Full Article

– Photographer Delphine Chanet captures the carefree energy of adolescence

Booxup is a super promising book sharing app, applying the sharing economy concept to your bookshelf. What a great way to find likeminded folks.

– This is a whole new level of a job perk: Boxed CEO to pay the tuition of employees’ children

The best Book Covers of 2015 according to the NYTimes.

Refugees Welcome. (via)

– The case for eating cereal for breakfast again

– Having a baby and want to avoid choosing a popular name for your kid? Check this list of names that are the least popular.

– Do you ever wonder what’s taking up so much space on your computer? Use Daisy Disk to find out.

– I find the Swiss Army Shovels all kinds of beautiful. Probably just nostalgia shining though.

– It’s not too late to buy Tattly as a Christmas present. Get a Tattly Gift Card or 3, 6 or one year Subscription!

– Come work with Team Tattly and me: We’re hiring a Design Director.