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giphy For reals. I am with her.

Yay, balloons!

– Interesting read: Five things that can make you a better parent right now Agreed.

3 Easy Ways How to Pit Cherries

Capitalize my title. This is helpful!

Jerry Seinfeld and John Oliver in Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Basecamp offers impressive employee benefits. One of them is that you can work wherever you want: Work from anywhere in the world. Move cities, keep your job. Amazing!

– If I was a bird, I’d want to live in this Birdhaus.

– Eva Solo designs beautiful objects. This Grill To Go is no exception.

A Checklist for Everyday. I like this. (via)

– For my German speaking readers: I love this beruf der woche series over on Zeit Online.

– Can’t wait to get my hands on Jocelyn K. Glei’s book Unsubscribe. It just became available for pre-order.

Buildings that resemble the things they sell. Funny.

– “A tip for combatting impostor syndrome is to focus more on what you’re learning than on how you’re performing.” Interesting article on the Imposter Syndrome. (via)

– I dig the General Bucket.

OMG these knives!!!

– I can see why this Darth Vader Toaster exists. So over the top it’s good.

– This Wave Necklace is a beauty.

A collapsible bucket. Smart.

– You love Tacos? Then you’ll probably love this Taco Tattly by Jessi Preston.

– How stinking cute is this kids 2 seater sofa with rainbow buttons?

– This pool float is a winner.

– The Poo Plunger made me laugh. Can’t wait to show my kids.

– So simple: 7 Learning Strategies to Borrow From Your Kids

– Did you know at Tattly we handle all of our product and campaign photography in house? Here’s a glimpse behind the scenes of some of our recent photo shoots.

– My friends at Meet Up are looking to hire a Head of Product Design. Great company. Great people.

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I just love the First Lady!

The Secret Emotional Life of Clothes

Taking a Nap Is Like Letting Marie Kondo Loose in Your Brain

– Stunning photos taken by drones.

Jupiter from the bottom.

– Drone captures a humpback whale spraying a RAINBOW

How To Command an Audience: Tips From a Spoken-Word Poet. Some really good tips. Love Sarah Kay.

– A tool that automatically colorizes your black and white photos. Impressively well executed.

– Every parent of little ones traveling needs this fancy travel gadget that allows you to pull your suitcase with your butt. #notenoughands

– This spaceship looking cat carrier made me laugh.

– Now this is a book store I’d like to visit.

– Wow, this Nike Instagram video of Serena Williams is good.

– Woah! This concrete kitchen island defies gravity.

– “Organizations prefer clarity, certainty, perfection. Human beings are ambiguous, uncertain, imperfect.” (via)

George Saunders on getting older as a creative person and trying to stay super-tenderized to the world around you. (via Jocelyn)

– Artist spends hundreds of hours drawing hyperrealistic portraits mimicking Renaissance techniques

– The New York Public Library’s little-known “human Google” service answers any question by phone

– Did you know that putting a penny in the bottom of your flower vase will help keep bacteria levels low and your flower petals high? 9 Ways To Keep Your Flowers Fresh

Buffer for Instagram

– Governor Cuomo unveils upgrades to NYC subway system

– Important read: “I am distant from the racial inequalities that exist in my country.

Sony’s 1st Sony Walkman Commercial from 1981. OMG!

Twitter opens account verification to the masses

– I love the new watercolor Stallion Tattly by Stina Persson.

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In May of 2016, Kyle Scheele turned 30. But instead of having a birthday party, he held a Viking funeral for his 20s. Made me smile.

IKEA’s iconic Frakta bag has been updated by contemporary Danish designers HAY.

– Sruthi Kainady, a designer at Wolff Olins created this personal project that creates abstract patterns from world flags.

– OMG! A Tortilla Towel! This would take my saying with my kids “let me make you into a burrito” to the next level!

– Whether you’re a pioneering entrepreneur trying to attract and keep the best people, or an overworked employee just trying to find a better way to get all this crazy workload done, The Stress Report is a modern compass for a new, smarter, more productive way of working.

– “Have we all collectively lost our sense of where the line is and we’re hoping that someone will finally draw it for us?” Dear Dad

Adobe Lightroom now lets you edit RAW files on your phone

15 Funny Pinterest Baby Photoshoots Gone Wrong

Keith Frankel decided to no longer lie.

Beautiful colorful portraits.

A Lone Man Spends 53 Years Building a Cathedral by Hand

– Love might be universal but, as this brief animation shows, it’s not always easily translatable

– This Snap Pea Salad looks delicious.

– Diabetics may soon be able to trade their blood glucose meters and insulin injectors for a wearable device.

– Do you do craft fairs? You may want this tablecloth.

– Keep coming back to this one: Ryan Carson: Begin With the End in Mind

This staircase! Swoon!

– “Everybody has someone they want to hang out with who won’t hang out with them,” Rich said.

You Can Send Your Friends An Envelope With Entire Galaxies Inside It

– The Subway Desert v2 Map shows areas forming a 10-minute walk shed around NYC’s 470 subway stations.

– This headline made me chuckle: ‘Pokémon Go’ Is Forcing Americans to Learn the Metric System

Chris Anderson, head of TED, shares the 5 TED talks that taught him the most. (via)

– This made me laugh: Meet Human-Cat Who Keeps Standing On 2 Legs And Judging His Owners

– My kids love Jon Burgerman’s Tattly. I bet they’d also dig this floor cushion.

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This made my brain melt.

Concrete Ways to Be an Actual Ally to Black People

– Smart. Someone Finally Designed An Easier Way To Hang Art

– “If we can accept distressing feelings for what they are — part of the normal flow of human emotion —then, paradoxically, we will be less distressed. Our distress comes not from experiencing those emotions, but from our reaction to them as being unacceptable or abnormal.” To Get Happier, Focus on What Makes You Miserable

– Here’s how you remove a cork stuck inside a wine bottle with a ribbon.

Top 10 Places to Download or Stream Movies For Free, Legally

Dad teaches a baby how to clean the house. Made me laugh.

– What? Regardless of what country you live in, and what stage of life you might be at, having kids makes you significantly less happy compared to people who don’t have kids. It’s called the parenting happiness gap. (via)

An overview of basic knife skills for the home cook. (via)

– There are a few people in my office that should wear this Taco Cop badge.

TATE Time Machine takes you back in time to see how art has changed.

Monstera leaf pin.

Want a mini Sloth hanging of your fingers? You can do that.

– Excellent read: 25 Ways To Kill The Toxic Ego That Will Ruin Your Life

– Watch out for the remote controlled sunscreen dispensing bird at your next beach visit. Made me laugh.

– Bas and I met a few years back when he did this mini documentary on me. We became instant friends. Shortly after he moved to NYC and is now part of my wonderful co-working community FRIENDS. He is one of the most talented storytellers I have ever met. In this interview Bas Berkhout explains the process behind his intimate short films on creatives. Check out his work.

– It’s summer. You might as well wear some butterflies.

– Honored to be featured on How Did She Get There?

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Love this song by New York based singer songwriter Matt Sucich. He also happens to be our CreativeMornings Podcast host. So many talents.

– A collection of Japanese matchbox labels from the 20s-40s (via Coudal)

– This made me cry: Colorblind brothers take turns seeing color for the very first time

Colorful animation visualizes 200 years of immigration to the U.S. (1820-Present)

Stories from the design teams at National Public Radio

Never Not Hungry. Yes.

– YIKES! U.S. Adults Consume an Entire Hour More of Media Per Day Than They Did Just Last Year

Animade in London does beautiful animation work. Totally want to collaborate with them at some point.

– Quietly, over the last year, Facebook has killed the concept of a private account.

Why Lights at Night Can Lead to Less Restful Sleep

– One of the biggest reasons couples get into trouble is because they haven’t cultivated emotional fluency in themselves.

Dad trolls his daughter by recreating her selfies.

Flour Bag designs from the 40s and 50s. Didn’t know this was a thing.

When you are consistently generous, you create an audience that cares for you deeply.

4 essential body language tips from a public speaker

The Philosophy of Bill Murray

– I want these stairs.

– Do yourself a favor and snag up the last DoLectures ticket, happening at the end of July in Hopland California. Most intimate conference I have ever attended.

– Hilariously silly: A Vacuum Cleaner Plays the Harmonica

Bill cunningham. New York lost a remarkable man this week.

Do you know how you learn?

– A list of Google Voice commands. (via)

Infinite scream! (via)

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(via)

– I recently got my hands on a Go Pro Hero Session and I am utterly amazed at what this little camera can do. The kids absolutely love filming themselves jumping into pools. F-U-N!

– In the heart: Daddy Don’t Go

– “When leaders want to initiate a project, we always explain the underlying need and give a clear sense of the desired outcome so that people get aligned around a common goal. The best strategies are ones that people can make their own.” IDEO’s Employee Engagement Formula

– Bbenedetto Bufalino turns a car into a playable ping pong table. Fun.

– @iA created a font that turns the 2,000 most used English words into emoji!

– This Halloumi, Peach and Cherry Salad looks delicious.

Don’t ask for permission, come with intent.

Oprah interviewed Michelle Obama at the United State Of Women Summit

– This looks fantastic: New Lab, high-tech entrepreneurial hub, opens in Brooklyn Navy Yard

You Don’t Need More Free Time (via)

– Always wanted a vintage VW Camper. This is the closest I will ever get to owning one.

– Time lapse of two hydroelectric dams being torn down

– Author Steven Pressfield released a new book for free.

DIY Graphic Beach Towels

Ugmonk : Why and How We Rebuilt Our Entire Site

– Oh my! Misleading Thumbnails. (via)

I want this van.

Envy, like fear, is an important emotion that helps us know what we want

– GIT Hub is looking to hire a Web Designer.

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Impressive work by MethodStudios.

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

Hanging Animal Furoshiki Designed by Cochae

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

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

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

Visiting my dad on Google Street View. (via)

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

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

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

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

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

Instagram likes and comments are plummeting

Rainbow sticky Notes.

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

Banana purse? What?

– Beautiful, minimal pitcher.

– This is a lovely top.

73 Questions with James Corden. I adore this man.

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

The Warning Signs of Adulthood. Made me chuckle.

The Empty Cups Award

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

– MTV is looking to hire a Jr Product Designer.

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

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

Art made out of dots.

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

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

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

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

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

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

10 ways to stop junk mail

– This is one cute headphone splitter.

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

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

The Jean Hanger.

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

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

Little Jazz Man. What a remarkable young man.

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

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

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

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

– OMG! This Error 404 Page! (via)

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

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

Albert: Actionable financial advice on your phone

– The Artist Residency in Motherhood is a beautiful project.

Pocket Penguin. Go read some classics.

The Creative World’s Bullshit Industrial Complex

Magnus makes you look really knowledagble in a museum!

– Great read: The Lottery of Life

What Does It Mean To Be Poor? (via)

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

Tytan Magnetic Space Putty Slime Super Stress Reliever. YES!

Control Devices by Drawing

Do you know who you are letting in?

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

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

Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person

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

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

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

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

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

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

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– 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.

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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!

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“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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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!

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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.