Friday Link Pack

Here’s How You Can Help Fight Family Separation at the Border

– This story! A lonely 94-year-old man put a pool in his backyard and let kids in neighborhood use it.

A huge community where yoga is free and events promote neighborhood bonding. This sounds like the future.

10 Unusual Musical Instruments From Around the World

– “For the first time in its history, New York is, well, boring.”‘

– !!!! Woman Spends 3 Years Converting Old Bus Into Mobile Home, And It Looks Better Than Most Apartments

19 Tactics to Solve the Chicken-or-Egg Problem and Grow Your Marketplace

– What the what? Two Human Toes Were Stolen From an Anatomy Exhibit

Domino Park looks stunning!

– I love this website and Instagram account so much: Nitch. I want to have coffee with the person that runs it. Who is it?

Human feet as a geological force

– Do you have negatives or slides in your closet from the days before smartphones? I do, and I haven’t gotten around to tackling the task of transferring them into digital format. Wondering if PictoScanner is any good.

The Observers is a curious community dedicated to photography and books, an interview series in which notable photographers, curators, and filmmakers speak about the photo books that inspire their work.

– From earlier this week: Seized Belongings of Migrants

– A big thank you to Elegante Press for sponsoring my blog this week.

Friday Link Pack (on a Thursday!)

– This vintage pin made me laugh out loud.

– “In every endeavor that isn’t already easy for you, progress requires you to move into certain uncomfortable feelings with regularity. So it makes sense, if you can, to interpret those feelings as good, rewarding, and reassuring—even though they aren’t, in and of themselves, pleasant.” The Art of Enjoying The Burn (via)

– I feel this: Live to Make Enamel Sign

– This Best Bud + Patch card is adorable.

In Praise of Extreme Moderation

– A resource for learning about indigenous territories, languages and treaties native-land.ca

– “de-personalizing” the situation by viewing feedback as useful data rather than an attack on your character. Pay attention to the facts you’ve received rather than your emotional response to it, and compartmentalize the feedback by incorporating only what’s useful to you. How to deal with negative feedback

– Meg Lewis created a self-discovery workbook and video series empowering to be you, called FullTimeYou. This looks fun.

– This Tweet on dating made me laugh, then sigh.

How to Work Alone, by Paul Jun

– I captured my favorite NYC moment of this week. It was glorious!

– An old mobile home turned into a swimming pool. So cool!

– I am a huge Raceltte fan and own a big Raclette grill, but I am tempted to get one of these small ones for a dinner of two.

Thoughts of dog. Made me chuckle.

Neon Moiré is a curated event guide of the world’s most interesting design conferences and events on our digitized world.

– “The point is, when you’ve been conducting your working life at the speed of a freight train, it takes quite a long time to roll to a stop and/or point yourself in a new direction—toward a new way of being, living, and working.” Confessions of a Burnt Out Over-Achiever

– I am collecting favorite songs to dance to. What is yours?

– A big thank you to the Noun Project for sponsoring my blog this week.

Friday Link Pack

GateGuru is an airport terminal guide. It will show you all the eateries, shops, and services located in your terminal, along with the location. (via KK)

– What actually happens when you recycle? What happens after you put it in your recycling bin? Listen in. (What stood out to me: The companies that own the recycling centers also most of the time own the landfills. Uh oh!)

Silent Dinners would make me uncomfortable, in the best way possible.

– This is an interesting and thought provoking Twitter thread on Wealth and money by Michael Karnjanaprakorn.

– Congrats to Seth Godin for his new and shiny blog home. (Yay! WordPress!) One of the few blogs I read daily!

– Three friends recommended How to change your mind by Michael Pollan to me over the past few weeks. I think it’s a sign. Downloading the audiobook pronto.

– In iOS 12, you can use your iPhone as a remote microphone, and listen on AirPods. Great for noisy restaurants or lecture halls, or anyone who has trouble hearing!

– Loving this soft purse by Baggu.

Galaxy Glass water bottle.

Hand gesture posters. (via)

– This is an interesting listen: After years of pay secrecy, Fog Creek has revealed the salaries of all its employees.

– I love this shower curtain by Quiet Town.

Why no one answers the phone anymore

Logos with Hidden Meanings (via)

– Some of these free embroidery patterns are stunning.

Start Something Pin.

– What the what? Zaha Hadid’s only completed private residence (via)

The Day the Crayons Quit by Oliver Jeffers is one of my kid’s favorite picture books. Love the poster that goes with it.

professional professional!

– These breasty vessels made me chuckle.

– I have been a fan of Various Keytags for a long time. They now offer a sterling silver version. LOVE!

Summer Tattly!

– A big thank you to Onsen for sponsoring my blog this week. I *LOVE* their towels!


Earlier this week:

– The future will be glorious: Beat Saber

Weekend Flow Chart

Understanding egg labels

A Real, Effective Apology Has Three Parts

Friday Link Pack

A waste bin with feet. Made me chuckle.

– I like this simple Yin Yang Hat by Ghostly.

Snurk, you guys keep making me laugh: Invisible Man Duvet Cover.

– This is a lovely, simple dish rack.

– This site is for all of you hardcore pet lovers!

– The fastest way to Brand Assets.

The Power of Listening in Helping People Change (via)

– These rainbow sponge and clouds made me giggle.

Royal Wedding Bag Lip Reading. Made me laugh.

– Oh, this Neon Fluorescent Lamp could definitely spice up some bland spaces. Where to put it?

– In this Hurrly Slowly episode on Feedback Jocelyn speaks on how criticism constrains creativity, while questions and appreciations help it expand. It really made me think.

– What a lovely notebook.

– Can you recycle coffee cups or greasy pizza boxes? If you’re tossing things in the recycling bin out of sheer hope, you might be an “aspirational recycler.”

Kindness prompt cards. The world needs this.

– I have linked to Gather before. Deserves another shout-out. Organize your desk.

– What Starbucks anti-bias training day was like, according to employees

– I like this poster by Fanny Schultz.

Jon Burgerman spoke at CreativeMornings/NYC today. My heart is full. If you’re in NYC you can visit his studio this weekend.

– I want to go see this dentist.

– Can’t stop gushing about how much this book has changed my life.

Digital besties.

– A big thank you to Parsons at Open Campus for sponsoring my blog this week.

Friday Link Pack

How to Befriend the Universe: Philosopher and Comedian Emily Levine on the Art of Meeting Reality on Its Own Terms

Bill Gates’ reading recommendations for Summer 2018

This Is How a Brick-and-Mortar Store Can Thrive in the Age of Amazon

– Love this statement of a parent of twins. (via Paul)

How to Pick a Career (That Actually Fits You)

– The New York Times Witty, Irreverent Photos That Satirize Family Living

You Can Now Mute Your Annoying Instagram Friends

– This will be my next read: A life of one’s own

A livesize puppet struggling to get through a revolving door.

Morning Sloth is a personalized wake-up service to help people start their day with a creative boost.

– This made me laugh: Muppet outtakes (Thank you Manu)

– Be still my heart: The Obamas Are Officially Making Netflix Shows Now

– Add yours: What are female owned/run service or e-commerce companies you LOVE?

– Want to see what your Twitter timeline would’ve looked like 10 years ago today, if you followed all the same people you do now?

– Amy Wambach Barnard Commencement 2018: Give me the Ball!

– The USPS is launching scratch-and-sniff stamps!

– Absolutely love this DesignMatters episode with Priya Parker who just published a book called The Art of Gathering.

– I’ve watched 120 hours of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway meetings — these are the top 5 things I learned

– There’s nothing like arriving at a family gathering or party with the FUNNEST Pack from Tattly. instant super friend/aunty status

– So many creative jobs on the CreativeGuild Jobs Board.

– A big thank you to Parsons at Open Campus for sponsoring my blog this week.

Friday Link Pack

This is STUUUUUNNNNING! ‘Ama’ is a short film performed and directed by deep sea diver and filmmaker Julie Gautier.

Ask a New Yorker on Gothamist is back. (via)

This story! For six decades, ‘the man with the golden arm’ donated blood — and saved 2.4 million babies

Remember when frontend was fun? (via)

– “People will chose things that don’t make them feel bad over time.”

– When I build my dream house, I want to make sure it has exterior built-in window seats.

– It’s bike season. Here are some of the best bike locks.

Indecisive spinner pin.

macOS pro-tip: toggle do not disturb by holding option and clicking on the notification center icon.

This is mesmerizing.

– Yum: Fennel Asparagus Salad

– I really like this note to self.

– More of this: Getty is trying to bring disability inclusion to stock photos

The New York Public Library Lets You Download 180,000 Images in High Resolution: Historic Photographs, Maps, Letters & More

How to use macOS Preview to merge multiple PDFs

A cheese pin. Why not?

– This made me laugh: Flopstarter, a platform for bad ideas.

– The Save Family Photos Instagram account is on a mission to save and share family stories, one photo at a time. Makes me want to take more pictures. (via Cup of Jo)

– This charming short film (part documentary, part cartoon) explains how to use a dial telephone, in 1927.

– Maira Kalman is a delight of a human. Really enjoyed this profile her. Also, I recommend you watch her CreativeMornings talk.

M. C. Escher (1898-1972). Prints and Drawings. The Boston Public Library collection is now digitized. (via Coudal)

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

Put some veggies on you.

– Are you looking for a job in a creative company? Check out the CreativeGuild job board.

– A big thank you to Parsons at Open Campus for sponsoring my blog this week.

Friday Link Pack

How to delete your Netflix history

The 10 most uplifting songs, according to science

The surprising history of the picnic

21 Facts That Are Wholesome Little Rays Of Light In This Cold, Dark World

Rainbow stairs! Want!

– Some of these made me laugh out loud.

Bees necklace: handmade in New York from bees that didn’t survive the winter. By Slowfactory in collaboration with Camille D.

– These Felted Embroideries Remind Us to ‘Chill’

– Oh, this light!

How to Give Humble Feedback

– The two column guilt-free (yet motivating) to-do list (via)

– I just ordered two of these stacking planters. Excited.

– I gave a talk last Thursday at the 10th anniversary 99u conference and made a case for a kinder, more joyful, heart-forward leadership approach. The talk was live streamed and you can watch it here. (It starts around 5:10)

– Still laughing at the custom Tattly my team made a few weeks back of everyone’s head. What a great idea for a family reunion!

– This Feelings Keychain!

– Google is trying to make you more aware of how you use your phone with new controls for dealing with smartphone additions.

– I want to hang this question on a wall in my office.

David Foster Wallace on Ambition (Animated)

This made me smile.

– The forever rainbow Tattly by Ben Wagner makes me so happy. Also available as a Pin.

How to screen print, a video series by Eva Stalinski

– A big thank you to Parsons at Open Campus for sponsoring my blog this week.

Friday Link Pack

Was 2017 really the “worst year ever,” as some would have us believe? In his analysis of recent data on homicide, war, poverty, pollution and more, psychologist Steven Pinker finds that we’re doing better now in every one of them when compared with 30 years ago.

– This Flat-Folding Helmet caught my attention.

– “I need to live to be a hundred years old to do half of my plans.” Erik Spiekermann on why he refuses to let age stand in the way.

Full page screen capture Chrome extension.

– The Twitter account “thoughts of dog” makes me laugh.

Cameraman skills level: ninja!

Elon Musk’s mom is way cool.

Put The Damn Phone Down and Do Something

101 things to love about New York City.

– Wow, this camper trailer!

– igloo home looks like an interesting take on a key lock box

– Food for thought: What if we ended the injustice of bail?

– Oh, of course, a F/ART whoopie cushion.

– As someone who is building a software product and needs to constantly plan for cashflow, Hiringplan looks interesting. It is a visual compensation planning tool with built-in market data. Did you see I launched the CreativeGuild?

– Send your little one in a rocket to dreamland.

– Love these classic scissors. We had these growing up.

– I really enjoyed this conversation between Jocelyn K. Glei and Jonathan Fields: Attention is life.

– My kids can’t get over Tattly’s latest Jon Burgerman collaboration.

– Look! So many interesting jobs at creative companies! (If you’re wondering how your company can post their jobs here. Become a member of the CreativeGuild and you get unlimited job postings.)

Friday Link Pack

– This Friday Link Pack gone Saturday is being dispatched from the Swiss Alps. It’s beautiful where I am from.

The Florence Experiment in photography

– Moby Lets You Download 4 Hours of Ambient Music to Help You Sleep, Meditate etc

– This minimal lunch box makes my heart sing.

Alexa Is a Revelation for the Blind

Scuttlebutt, a decentralized social platform.

– What would you put on a custom Linen Pillow. So many ideas.

The Bail Project is an unprecedented national effort to combat mass incarceration by disrupting the bail system, one person at a time.

When your favorite song comes on.

Why The U.S. Chills Its Eggs And Most Of The World Doesn’t

Entrepreneurship is not a job

One question for a more joyful day

Minimalist Youtube. (via)

– Never before published photos of Summer of 1978! You can’t help but notice that nobody is holding a smartphone! (Thanks Bailey)

– I find Qoobo highly amusing. It’s basically a pillow with a wagging tail.

– The Prince Estate has launched an extensive site of Prince’s albums. (via)

– This Tweet made me laugh.

A pledge of alliance to yourself.

SmugMug bought Flickr and I am hoping they will be able to bring this gem of a photo service back to life.

– Need a reminder for some zen in your life? Try Christopher David Ryan’s Float Tattly.

The face of distracted driving.

– I can hardly believe these images. What a historic moment.

– Thank you RookieUp for sponsoring my blog this week.

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.