Friday Link Pack – on Thursday!

Listen to Prince’s Original Version of “Nothing Compares U2

– I am still giddy over the reveal of my latest project: The CreativeGuild, think of it as the LinkedIn of the creative world. And over 184 companies have already signed up! YAY!

Spending time with like-hearted people vs like-minded people (via)

DIY mid-century slatted bench

– Wow! Society6 Launches Modern Wallpaper

At Work With MoMA Design Store’s Merchandising Team

– This doormat!

– I want this reading nook!

– “Your attention is your soul spending yourself.(via)

Dr. Weil’s 60-Second Technique for Falling Asleep

These pants! Gah! (Thanks Jodi)

Your personality, according to IBM Watson

How Andrea Wan Creates Her Beautiful Papercut Art

– Love this song by Ted Leo.

I want to hug this hockey player.

– Grace Bonney of DesignSponge is launching a magazine called Good Company. Grace is doing important, heartfelt, inclusive work. I admire her. Pre-ordered!

– Create a festive mood anywhere with this waterproof, color-changing LED rope light

How and Why to Keep Your Team Out of Communication Debt, by Henry Poydar.

3D Printed Earth Pendant.

Spruce up your planters with some Tattly!

– Come work with me! I am hiring a Project Manager for the CreativeGuild.

– A big thank you to Layers Conference for sponsoring my blog this week.

Friday Link Pack

– Wow! The Evolution of the Alphabet

– Matthew Smith created a simple Typefoundry directory and shared it with the world.

– The mighty Paula Scher on Hurry Slowly. Worth a listen.

Mark Nixon photographs well loved stuffed animals.

– Are you looking for a job? CreativeMornings now has a job board.

This Radiolab episode is fascinating and terrifying. What we think is credible will be soon not be so simple to discern.

– A study by Harvard University scientists confirms that meditating regularly can improve both your physical and mental health!

This house! The pool! Gah!

– Oh, I like this modern cat scratcher/house.

– A moving read: The silence: The legacy of childhood trauma

– I think these cement planters are beautiful.

Fake Instagrams are one of the last refuges of the authentic online self (via)

– Some of the world’s most beautiful banknotes.

Soft robots. Wow!

– Love this kids girls shirt: La fille du futur! (via Joanna)

– My friend Bekka makes these colorful jewelry trays. I love mine.

Hey Zuckerberg, ‘well shucks’ isn’t enough from a billionaire.

LEGO compatible furniture.

– This made me chuckle: A messenger that forces people to converse using just GIFs

I can relate.

Where Your Cat Wants to Be Petted, According to Science

– The panorama feature on your phone is great to create cute little cars when you scan a highway with it. This made me laugh.

– The Tattly Mermaid by Jessi Preston makes me giggle.

– It’s been an incredible week for me and my team. We launched the LinkedIn of the creative world. We call it CreativeGuild.

Friday Link Pack

If you haven’t seen Jacques Tati’s Playtime, look it up.

Uniqlo has a collection honoring Eames

4 Types of Leaders

This Twitter account is full of pure gold.

– This story of a man being banned from a hotel is hilarious. (via Clay)

– My sister and brother-in-law are visiting from Switzerland and they got me hooked on Geocaching. The world’s biggest treasure hunt.

Marimekko And Uniqlo’s Collaboration Is A Midcentury Dream

– School of Visual Arts Presents 99 Hours of Free Photography Lecture

Every IKEA catalogue since 1951. (via)

A database of women of color, queer women, and nonbinary folks working in the food world.

– These combo cards look fun!

Hermetica – A Library of Occult Symbols for Designers

This Tweet made me laugh.

– My 8y/o son is hooked on this game called Chuchel. The illustration style is supercool!

Debbie Millman designed a t-shirt with a statement I tweeted! FUN!

– “What you resist, persists. That is because, by your continued attention to it in a negative way, you continue to place it there.”

Unearthed footage of Sylvester Stallone/Carl Weathers Choreography for Rocky in 1976

– Beautiful, strange, minimal hangers.

– “I have a little different definition of evil than most people. When you have the opportunity and the ability to do good and you do nothing, that’s evil. Evil doesn’t always have to be an overt act. It can be merely the absence of good.” Patagonia vs. Donald Trump

– The new American Tattly set by Jessi Preston is flying off the shelves. The mermaid is awesome.

– Big thanks to Nuno for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

Friday Link Pack

Austin Kleon speaking on how to press forward when doing creative work, even when times get challenging.

Instagram Stories gets ‘quote tweet’-style feed post resharing

Tim Ferris interviews the wonderful Debbie Millman. 1h 55mins well spent.

– Put some greenery on your walls.

I got to sit down with Seth Godin this week and chat about the Tina Universe.

– I am speaking at 99u in NYC this May. Excited they’re having me back! It’s a fantastic conference.

NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts are delightful.

– There are some entrepreneurial nuggets of wisdom in this thread.

How to Separate Your Work and Personal Life on Your Devices

Netflix is getting the entire Monty Python Catalog! WOW!

– Lots of questions being answered about eating right in this interview.

– Oh, I want to play with this!

Amanda Palmer shows us how the Patreon model is changing everything for artists.

How to be Good at Meeting People Offline (via)

– Oh, I remember having one of these baskets.

How to Think for Yourself When Algorithms Control What You Read

– This is a beautiful laundry basket.

Polishing tinfoil balls? It’s a thing.

Facebook and Google store a lot of information about you without you even realizing it.

-When we don’t have the capacity for solitude, we turn to other people in order to feel less anxious or in order to feel alive… It’s as though we’re using them as spare parts to support our fragile sense of self.” Ways to Keep Technology from Ruining Your Relationships (via Jocelyn)

Facebook Container Extension: Take control of how you’re being tracked (via Chris)

Meanwhile in Saudi Arabia

– Need to stop procrastinating? Watch this! This made me laugh.

– I love Eucalyptus. And now I can wear it, as a scented Tattly.

– A big thank you to Newspaper Club for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

Friday Link Pack


What are the most popular email clients?

Lock down your Facebook privacy settings with these simple steps.

Supporting Musicians: A Practical Guide (discovered this blog because of this thread)

– 3 things employees really want: Career, Community, Cause

AIGA launched a Magazine called Eye on Design. It was created by an all-women team based in NYC, London and Berlin. WOW!

– Curious Emperor penguins have been captured in Antarctica getting up close and personal on film. (via Coudal)

– It’s Official: The VW Bus is Back and it’s Electric

– I love how my friend Sawyer shares the books he is reading.

Slow Hack: Ask “Why?” 5 Times. (discovered this blog because of this thread)

– Some digital wallpaper gems in here.

– I am quite enamored with Evi O’s bold art.

Symmetry. (discovered this blog because of this thread)

Whatever you do, don’t run back to what broke you.

OpenIDEO got a facelift.

– “Reading books can make you happier and reading is for awesome people. Visiting art galleries and museums can make you smarter and trips to see live theatre “enhance tolerance, and empathy”.” How to Balance Your Media Diet

– Gulp. How much do I need to retire?

12 things everyone should know about tech, by Anil Dask. (via)

Why are sloths so slow?

This boy! Wow!

– “Amazon is slowly but surely chipping away at its larger advertising rivals. This year, its US ad revenues will climb 63.5% to surpass $2 billion for the first time.” Article.

How to get back your privacy online without completely checking out.

– This new peacock feather Tattly is flying off the shelves.

– Thank you Layers conference for sponsoring my blog this week.

Friday Link Pack

– John Maeda’s 2018 Design in Tech Report is out.

Feelings are a lot of work. They sure are.

– Congrats to Jason Kottke for showing up, every day, for 20 years straight. I admire and love your blog.

A migrant worker’s daily circus-like balancing act is a surreal reflection of China’s economy.

– Life would be a million times better if there were piñatas strategically placed throughout the day.

– Oh, some of these prints are beautiful.

A guide to all things eggs.

Picklestone. I am intrigued.

25 Breakfast Recipes to Make the Night Before

– “If you think about what you’re here to do in life, the answer is probably not ‘get really good at time management.

The Best Websites to Get Your Retro Gaming Fix

The Universe and Beyond, with Stephen Hawking

The Force of Decency Awakens

– This made me laugh: 25+ People Who Deeply Regret Shopping Online

– I can’t wait for Gary Hustwit’s new labor of love, Rams, to come out.

Determined Photographer Captures Recognizable Aerial Patterns Made by Starlings In Flight

Apple’s new page is here. Definitely a step in the right direction, a single stop for learning about tools and resources for keeping your family safe.

– As someone who tends to be on the fast lane in life, I am excited for this new turtle Tattly. (Also, say turtle Tattly 10 times really fast!)

Friday Link Pack

(via Alain de Botton)

Balloon Cushions!

– These scissors are beautiful.

– I love SUGRU so much. It now comes in a kid friendly version. Let’s get fixing. Here’s a NYTimes Article about Jane’s remarkable labor of love.

Alexa is laughing at people unprompted. This his hilarious.

Flat Plants.

– I am about to launch a new thing and have to keep re-reading one of my anchor books on that topic: Do The Work by Stephen Pressfield

This made me chuckle.

– So many feelings looking at this.

This is the Queen of England being delighted by cows. Made me smile.

– After having started multiple projects that turned into businesses, this is a key question: Can you maintain it?

– I want this pavilion in my office.

– This Sloth Ring made me laugh.

Stunning botanical installations made by Wona Bae and Charlie Lawler

For two months I got my news from print newspapers. Here’s what I learned. (via)

Node Lightning Multi-charger

Michelle Obama dances with the little girl that was mesmerized by her portrait. My heart.

Halo Smart Phone Mount Kit seems super smart.

These dogs look like they need a software upgrade.

– This floating hotel room is what my nightmares are made of. (I get seasick)

– I believe in the power of GIFs. Love to attach them to emails and texts. They bring lightness and sometimes are better than words. So much gratitude for the existence of Giphy.

– Easter is fast approaching. Put some Tattly on your eggs.

Sanebox help me tame my inboxes. Not sure what I would do without it. And they sponsored my blog this week.

Friday Link Pack

Want to build community in NYC? Hate networking? These events are for you>. (I would add CreativeMornings to the list. But I am biased)

– I was talking with friends how there seems to be a major shift in society away from purely monogamous relationships, to a more, open, fluid way of being together. Someone told me I should watch the documentary called Monogamish.

– Beyond Lemons and Vinegar: How to Clean With Ketchup, Vodka, Butter and More

What a talented artist!

Work hard, play hard pin. Cute.

– I want this reading nook.

– “The oxytocin we experience from love or friendship or orgasm is chemically replicated by the molecules derived from the poppy plant. It’s a shortcut — and an instant intensification — of the happiness we might ordinarily experience in a good and fruitful communal life”. The Poison we Pick (via)

– I want some of these Game Over cards.

– “I am more motivated by impact than money, and I know that Open Source is one of the most powerful ideas of our generation

– I keep watching this talk by Josh Clark, in which he asks “What do you want the robots to do for you?”

How to peel and slice a Mango.

Justin Trudeau’s kid makes me laugh.

– Interesting 3 part read asking the question: Can Technology be better for humanity? The Humanic Operating System

– “Failure is not trying, not the outcome!

The School of lIfe is coming to San Francisco, I wish they came to NYC.

– Did you hear Tattly launched a collaboration with Oliver Jeffers?

– A big thank you to Skillshare for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

Friday Link Pack

I am currently staying in Venice, Los Angeles and everything here reminds me of the movie Roller Boogie which I watched when I was around 10.

The web is a library; the web is a shopping mall

Why do cats become so territorial?

– Some of these cultural influenced business tips are interesting, especially the first one: In China it’s nice to bring business gifts, but avoid watches, they symbolize death.

– I got this link as a submission and the subject line said: I found a funny carrot and now i’m taking pictures of it. (Thank you Hope)

I am intrigued by these paintings.

– I really enjoy the design blog called Fonts In Use.

– This modern floating villa is stunning. I don’t have sea legs so I could never stay in it.

How to be your best self.

– The Science of Happiness.

You could be the one we’d miss if you were gone.

– These Crisp, and Chewy Ricotta Cookies look delicious.

– This use of Ziploc bags made me laugh.

Do You Need To Be a Dick To Be a Successful Leader?

– Losing my mind a bit over this Tattly collaboration: The Guerrilla Girls are a group of anonymous artists who wear gorilla masks in public and use facts, humor and outrageous visuals to expose discrimination and corruption in art, film, politics, and pop culture. Now you can wear the Feminist Masked Avenger to support their ongoing mission for gender and racial equality in the art world and beyond.

Friday Link Pack

This gives new meaning to “skating on thin ice.” In Sweden, a filmmaker named Henrik Trygg likes to take his chances skating on pristine sheets of black ice, measuring only five centimeters/two inches thick. TERRIFYING!

– The Obama portraits for the Smithsonian make my heart pitter patter.

– This is terrifying: Chinese police are wearing sunglasses that can recognize faces

– Vintage Educational Video: What to do on a date

Audiobooks for kids.

These socks make me so happy. Have to post them again.

– Put some confidence inducing flair on you.

– I love how The Sill breaks down the plants by category: For Beginners, Pet Friendly, For Small Spaces… –> Click on “Shop Plants”.

On the power of slow consumption (via)

– Poetic: A Double Ring That Breaks in Half for You and Your Love by Frederik Roijé

Everyday Rainbow Wear (via Manu, via Mule Design)

– Does your sandwich have a bag? It should.

– If my kids were still little I would get this Cloud Nine Area Rug with the built-in pillow. Or should I just get it for myself?

– Here’s your chance to float on a big giant smile.

– There are some gems in here: 25 icebreaker questions

– Debbie Millman has once again proven that she is SUPER PRO at interviewing humans. This one with TED founder Richard Saul Wurman is intense.

– I like this Free as a Bird pennant.

– I enjoyed this interview with Jason Kottke, one of the longest standing bloggers I know.

– I have been able to work through some really rough patches in my life (work and personal) thanks to the help of my coach Heath. Can’t recommend him enough.

– This Orangutan by Oliver Jeffers makes me laugh.

– A big thank you to the fine folks at Frere-Jones Type for sponsoring my blog this week. They just introduced a new typeface called Conductor, inspired by a range of historical references. See more of Conductor (with live testing!) and read Helen Rosner’s detailed backstory.

Friday Link Pack

This 99u talk from 4 years ago is one of my favorite talks I have ever given. I am honored they invited me back this year, for their 10 year anniversary conference in May. Also, when I gave this talk, CreativeMornings was in 80 cities. Now we are in 180! GAH!

The world needs more modest, linear growth companies. Please make some.

Digital Dating and the Content Commitment

– I want this card: Game over. Thank you for playing.

– I feel this.

– “My ideas are nothing more than a new
combination of old elements. I have highlighted the text Ihave stolen to demonstrate this principle.

– This book! Dear Client: This Book Will Teach You How to Get What You Want from Creative People

Mondo Neon can make your neon sign dreams come true.

The Chrome extensions team Wired can’t live without!

– This Veggie Lasagna looks tasty.

What The Screen Time Experts Do With Their Own Kids (thank you Ajay)

Early Facebook and Google Employees Form Coalition to Fight What They Built

18 Things I Wish I’d Known When Starting Out in UX Design (via)

Maria Kreyn: A millennial with an Old Master’s hand

What gives life meaning, according to kids. (via)

Ellsworth Kelly’s Temple for Light

How better listening leads to better conversations on this week’s HurrySlowly Podcast with Fanny Auger, from the School of Life in Paris.

This house! My heart!

Shuttered Storefronts Are Destroying The West Village’s Character

Eucalyptus scented Tattly! For reals!

– Honored that Ode to Things sponsored my blog this week. I pretty much want everything in their store. Talk about finely curated and a clear aesthetic!

– I am hiring a Community Coordinator at CreativeMornings and a Social Media and Marketing Manager at Tattly. Come work with me!

– Have a good weekend everyone! May you conquer what you need to conquer!

Friday Link Pack

Music video for Jane Bordeaux’s ‘Ma’agalim‘. Beautiful. (via)

– Repair a broken zipper without tools or sewing: FixnZip (via)

Dancing Without Sound, Performing Without Sight

– This looks delicious: Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Chickpeas, Feta, and Herbs

– Comedian Tim Minchin imparts nine life lessons full of hilarity and wisdom, revealing the only sensible thing you should do with your existence. (via)

– This headline made me laugh: 50 Escaped Baboons Shut Down a Paris Zoo

12 tips for using Google Maps on your phone

– It doesn’t get much more minimal than with this wall calendar.

– What If You Never Ate Fruits And Vegetables?

– I’d wear these earrings.

– Some gems in this article: The 30 Best Pieces of Advice for Entrepreneurs in 2017

– Revolve: The Wheel in Foldable Form

How to control a negotiation like a game theorist. Being patient is key!

When you see yourself first thing in the morning

– Interesting read: The Follower Factory

– It’s a shable!

This looks magical.

– Keep Your Head Up: How Smartphone Addiction Kills Manners and Moods

Tattly did a collaboration with Oliver Jeffers. And everyone seems to love it. Yay!

– Thanks to Onsen for sponsoring my blog this weeks. Also, for making awesome towels.

Friday Link Pack

(via)

How to Maintain Friendships

Very nice collection of tools to make sure your website is accessible. (via Chris)

An interview with Bjork on her process, inspiration, and collaboration (via)

Working with a designer (four paths)

How it became normal to ignore texts and emails (via Jocelyn)

These cookbooks covers are the worst.

– I agree with this: You are not your resume. You are the trail you’ve left behind, the people you’ve influenced, the work you’ve done.

– I want to experience the Rainbow Tunnel!

How to write a blog post. (Or simply, how to write!) (via)

– Mad respect to the “snowman-building-folks” in Tokyo

– Why life speeds up. (via Jocelyn)

Low Budget – High Spirit

VSCO Voices is a new grant program that supports creators who use art to empower marginalized communities in the United States. This is wonderful!

– Need some Children’s Book Inspiration? Here’s help.

It’s not just you.

– Jessica Hische has a new Skillshare class: Logotype Masterclass!

This home!

– My cat would not approve of this Kitty-Hoodie.

Stunning photographs from around the world.

– “empathic concern” versus “personal distress”

Postmortem Photography. Fascinating.

– I now totally want a Zig Zag cactus.

– Do you have a big-hearted, fun, kind friend who works in sales and might thrive in a company like Tattly? We are hiring a custom product sales coordinator! Share?

Friday Link Pack

Listen to the sound of the penguin falling. I feel you little penguin. I feel you.

The Need To Be Alone

– Do yourself a favor and read this uplifting post: The Crunch # 51 When I was done reading, I signed up to support Gus and Tane on Patreon.

The 25 films every feminist needs to watch in 2018

What are you trying to do?

– While I hope I won’t have to move ever again, as I love my home so much, I want to remember this simple moving hack.

Stylish IKEA Hacks.

– Self-care is so much more than a social media trend — Mister Rogers explains that when we take care of ourselves, we allow ourselves to grow.

Change in top 10 American companies over the last 100 years

– This after school routine hack is pretty impressive.

The 100 Best Nonfiction Books Of All Time.

– “Real relaxation doesn’t come from doing nothing at all if you’re a busy person but from doing something different.” — Alex Pang in a recent Hurry Slowly Episode

These portraits by Phil Galloway are stunning.

– Two major Apple shareholders push for study of iPhone addiction in children

– Chad Dickerson put together a crowd-sourced list of best books for new, first-time managers.

– Better selfies with this light up selfie case.

This scarf gets my two thumbs up.

– Yes to this cat doormat.

No one really knows.

DIY Tattly Valentine’s Day Cards

– I am determined to navigate 2018 with an open heart. Wearing this at all times.

Friday Link Pack

(via)

Dots on trees.

– Do your Apple Earphones not fit? Try EarBuddyz.

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list

– Dieter Rams’s 10 Principles of Good Design get a 21st-century update.

– Shift from saying “I can’t do that” to “I don’t do that”. This is a great read!

– I want to bring my children to the Silly Walks Tunnel.

– This NO FUN sweater made me giggle.

When it comes to weather, we have a beginner’s mind.

Two Very Different Kinds of Illustration

The habit of reading.

Be a Responsible Plant Parent in 2018

– 9 Beliefs You Have to Let Go If You Want to Find Inner Peace

– Obama puts out list of favorite books he read, songs he listened to in 2017

One of the funniest moments of 2017.

– I love how my friends at oak studio keep a list of things they shipped during the year. Here’s 2017.

– A few years old, still funny: Pizza Compass

100 Trend Predictions for 2018

This gives me life.

Vitamin D deficiency is real.

– Need motivational reminders, on you, at all times? Here.

Friday Link Pack Gone Saturday

Playtime: One of my most cherished, slightly absurd, visually compelling movies I have ever seen. It’s DENSE!

– I remember how powerful this was when I was a kid. I am ready for another version of something like this.

– What is important is not so much how long you live as whether you live a meaningful life. This doesn’t mean accumulating money and fame, but being of service to your fellow human beings. It means helping others if you can, but even if you can’t do that, at least not harming them. – Dalai Lama

– I loved Anil Dash’s Twitter Question: Who is a person (not counting family) that opened doors for you in your career when they didn’t have to? Anytime is a good time to show gratitude! Here’s my incomplete answer.

– The world needs this: The Good News Network: Positive Stories 24/7

– I love Jocelyn’s Newsletter. So many gems, every time.

This book is lovely. Makes me wish my kids were little again. For a hot second.

– London based French Illustrator Laurène Boglio makes the funnest GIFs!

This pillow is GIANT. I love everything about it. WANT!

Moon Air Freshener.

– This soap dish made me smile. When does that ever happen? Exactly.

– These Tinsel Silver Earrings made me laugh.

– This favorite child patch is hilarious. Imagine you have 7 grown up kids and give one to each. Ha!

Crushes don’t last forever. You need to keep adding magic and generosity.

What Siri and Alexa might look like, according to artists

Good Enough.

– This made me laugh out loud: The Definition Of Hell For Each Myers-Briggs Personality Type (via)

– This ironing board makes total sense.

– What a treasure trove: A compendium of Kevin Kelly’s Recommendo newsletter.

– I have attended the Do Lectures a few years ago and it was an incredible experience. Excited to be speaking and attending the 10 year anniversary DO Wales this June.

100% Human

– You made it to the very end. You deserve a high five.

Friday Link Pack

What are those monkeys doing in my bed?

– A wooden water pistol! Ha!

Visual Sitemaps! I love this.

– If only this existed when I was a kid, growing up in the Swiss country side: 10+ YouTube Channels to Learn How to Draw for Free

– This disco snowman made me laugh.

Unlikely places and untangled goals

Customize your very own ugly Christmas Sweater. (via)

– Your kids are going to do things they shouldn’t. Keep a sense of humor. It helps.

– This mermaid tail mug made me chuckle.

This made me uncomfortable. But I couldn’t look away.

– Ziggeo’s Screen Recording API is the first embeddable video screen recorder. Ideal for customer service troubleshooting, website testing/customer experience and market research.

– Ever feel awkward? Here’s a video for you.

– These Orla Kiely iPhone Cases make me swoon. (via)

This home took my breath away! What a dream!

– If my kids were still little I would totally get one of this charming looking mp3 players.

These earrings are stunning.

– I enjoyed this post by Grace Bonney: What I Wish I’d Known Before Starting Design*Sponge

Beginner’s guide series on cryptoassets

– All of the Tattly Gift Ideas.

Friday Link Pack

– Someone Asked the Internet to Name a Badder Bitch Than Taylor Swift and People Delivered

– Design-y Bottle Humidifier. (via the 2017 DesignMilk Gift Guide)

– Oh, I weirdly like these Sound Skins for SONOS.

– A reminder that it’s totally ok to be the friend who gets a little too excited.

Debbie Millman has a new Skillshare class about visual storytelling.

Why Joy is the Best Protest

The “Other Side” Is Not Dumb, by Sean Blanda

This book! I miss him so much.

Beat Generosity Burnout

Heartbeat: A bi-weekly newsletter on leadership, company culture, employee engagement and employee feedback by Claire Lew.

A boutique hotel you can call home.

– Zaha Hadid: celebrating her life, vision and buildings

A Winter Guide to NYC

The ‘untranslatable’ emotions you never knew you had

– I love my Stutterheim raincoat. I want all the colors.

– Want to know how much time you spend on your phone per day? The Moment app will track it and tell you. (via Jocelyn)

Reading at work.

Tattlys new Flash Custom program allows you to order personalized existing designs in low quantities. A fun surprise at a friend’s birthday, your book club, … you name it!

– Come work with me! CreativeMornings is hiring a community coordinator to help grow our global community or organizers.

Friday Link Pack

(via Jocelyn)

– I’d be ok with a Christmas Tree entirely covered in Croissant Ornaments.

– This potato cake looks delicious.

How to raise a feminist son.

– Teens are hard to gift to. Cool Mom Picks’s Teen Gift Guide has some gems in there. E would love the Not Parent Approved Card Game

– He folks in the U.S: Did you know that if you text 741741 when you are feeling really depressed or suicidal, a crisis worker will text with you?

These intricate paper cutouts. WOW!

A snowflake garland. This is fun crafty project for a rainy day.

– Tara Brach: Breath by Breath (23 min) meditation

– FiftyThree to announces Paste™ – a new, collaborative presentation tool to help you and your team turn ideas into compelling stories.

How the way you write changes the way you think.

When habit-forming products become addictive, by Aaron Weyenberg

An email newsletter sent every other Thursday about how technology is killing/saving/changing democracy. By Sean Blanda.

– Finally a house made of LEGO!

– OMG! These pies!

– “when people are struggling, don’t give unsolicited advice. Instead, tell them they won’t go through this alone—and show up for them.” via Adam Grant.

– I would wear these earrings.

– Wanting this “strike up match holder” makes me feel like a most definitely a grown up now.

My LinkedIn photo. (via Jocelyn)

– MailChimp spoke to Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad and learned six key lessons on making. (via the CreativeMornings newsletter)

Tattly Does Goo pairs artists with meaningful not-for-profit organizations to raise awareness and raise funds. The latest design, Pinky Promise, supports Planned Parenthood of New York City.

Friday Link Pack

– OMG, Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot can do an f-ing BACKFLIP!

The Types of Friends You Need To Be Happy In Life

Owning a dog makes you live longer, says science

– Who wouldn’t want to hang a timecapsule ornament on their tree?

This makes me want to own a truck.

– The Potemkin Village By Gregor Sailer

Disney Animators Share Their ‘Nine Old Men’ Inspiration Stories. We always need to remember and honor the masters that came before us.

This made me laugh.

– What the heck?! An Inside Look at the World’s Only Private Boeing 787 Dreamliner Jumbo Jet

Over 400 of the world’s most popular websites record your every keystroke, Princeton researchers find

– I want the cat and the catbed.

– This stackable bed by IKEA makes for a good kids room bed alternative instead of a Trundle.

– I want one of these rechargeable Nomad Lanterns.

– The sweet spot between absolute narcissism and crippling self doubt is ART.

– I am going to make one of these with my kids.

Stubborn Homeowners Refused To Move, And Faced Unexpected Consequences

The holidays are approaching fast.

Amazon Black Friday Deals.

– These are good questions, for any serious relationship: 13 Questions to Ask Before Getting Married

– Psst… take 30% off over on Tattly until Monday with discount code BLACKFRIDAY2017. They make the best stocking stuffers, no matter what age!

Friday Link Pack

– This shoe organizer seems quite useful.

Mondaine launches the first wristwatch created using natural castor oil.

Real Life is ups and downs.

– Lovely episode of the Clever Podcast with the beautiful soul Paola Antonelli.

– Every new or soon-to-be-new-parent should read this raw and honest story on fatherhood by Phil Toledano.

– I truly enjoyed this conversation between Steven Pressfield and Mark McGuinness. If you don’t know his books, look him up.

How to find love.

– My son (7) loves this book by Jon Burgerman so much! It’s like rocket fuel for his imagination.

A photographer’s old college classmates, back then and now.

– This Silicone Dish Scrubber seems smart.

Mother by Amanda Palmer. (via)

– An uplifting read: How the ‘Shalane Flanagan Effect’ Works

This Instagram account asks good questions.

Real Life is ups and downs.

Stray Cats Captured in Martial Arts Poses by Hiroyuki Hisakata

A Pine Romance. Switzerland is so darn majestic. (Thanks Cory)

– Did you know Tattly offers custom temporary tattoos for your next event, tradeshow, company give away etc?

Friday Link Pack

– These mugs are beautiful.

Go home evolution, you’re drunk.

– These pop-up bike racks ‘disappear’ into the pavement when they’re not in use

Setu is a community-driven directory for yoga teachers.

Getting blunt with my daughters, because #metoo.

Something is wrong on the internet, an essay on YouTube, children’s videos, automation, abuse, and violence.

– The mini lumio is magical.

– I have been looking for a jewelry box. I think I found it.

– Research: For Better Brainstorming, Tell an Embarrassing Story

Kids, Would You Please Start Fighting?

This is brilliant.

– Guy films brilliant ad to auction off his girlfriend’s used car, but it worked too well.

– Some good tips in here: Time Management and Productivity Tricks

– Ashamed to work in Silicon Valley: how techies became the new bankers

– This is a decorative way to keep matches in your home.

Every Exhibition Held at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Presented in a New Web Site: 1929 to Present

How to make individual Mac & Cheese cups

9 Simple Ways to Boost Your Home Wi-Fi Network

Hate the iPhone X notch? There’s an app for that

– Fascinating: This bike helmet is like an airbag for your head

– These pixelated tea towels would look good in my kitchen.

– “As long as you are tactful, 95% people are extremely receptive to a clear “no.” Especially if you tell them why.” Saying No with Grace

Get your veggies on!

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Friday Link Pack

A library card scarf. Love.

– Wow, what a beauty of a waste bin.

– It’s a sale on top of a sale! Savings of 75% off regular price thru Sunday at Tattly. Check out the sale collection now!

– A Book Apart launched a new book: The New CSS Layout

A book on confidence.

Hybrid Chair.

How to Roast Brussels Sprouts

Bamboo Forest on a Roof. YES!

The new Sonos One with voice activation is a delight. I love how the Sonos system lets me easily connect my speaker in my living room, bathroom and kitchen. Makes listening to podcasts while cleaning so much more entertaining! :)

Why COOs Should Think Like Behavioral Economists

– Adam Grant’s simple matrix to get employees or kids more engaged

– In 1955, this tiny electric narrow gauge train was installed in New York’s Holland Tunnel, driven by traffic cops to monitor & slow vehicles

How to influence company culture

4 tips for talking to people you disagree with

A monthly mix of house music. Perfect for exercise, coding, driving etc. Each mix is named after a pantone color.

When you buy from a small business

– Nov 1 is the 1st day for enrolling in health coverage at HealthCare.gov. Here are ways how you can help spread the word!

How to be the best artist in the world. (via)

– I like what this new brand Skylar Yoo is up to: Lady power!

– Wonderfully inspiring new episode of Hurry Slowly with record-breaking marathon swimmer Kim Chambers. Listen in!

Geometric Birds and Other Designs Formed From Bright Folded Paper

– Create more value than you capture! That should be every entrepreneur’s aspiration. Tesla gives technology away for free.

– This is shocking: After employees vote to unionize, Gothamist and DNAinfo are shut down by its owner. And all archives have been deleted!

Ford built a robot butt to test the seats in its cars

– This made me laugh: A photo representing Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram and LinkedIn.

– This laundry detergent makes my home smell so good: Zum Clean.

– “Time spent fretting about our status as impostors is time away from dancing with our fear, from leading and from doing work that matters.” Read Seth Godin’s full post.

– My friends who love to cook are really into the scented Tattly Herb Set by Vincent Jeannerot.