Friday Link Pack

How to win at rock-paper-scissors

Life Hacks Anyone Over 50 Should Know

The Executive Coloring Book

– In case you wondered why the unicorns are extinct.

Fix your computer hunch and other posture problems in 30 seconds

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

– This megaphone iPhone speaker made me chuckle.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday Link Pack

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

How to take better care of your teeth

How Reading Transforms Us, by Keith Oatley and Maja Djikic

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

– Did you create your profile yet over on AuthenticPro?

– This is the perfect mitten for every parent.

Cotton cloud wallpaper.

Fake cat bedding.

Batman cookie cutter. My son approves.

– How cool is this house bed for kids?

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

Aren’t we all?

Bear sweater. Yes.

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

– Interesting looking trash bin.

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

Chocolates that represent Japanese onomatopoeic words to describe texture

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

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

To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This

– Some real gems in here: Surprising parenting tips.

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

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

Knitted birds.

– Add some sparkle to your life; Gold Tattly.

– VICE is looking for a mobile product manager.

Friday Link Pack

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

– Love this jewelry line called Tiro Tiro.

Animated GIF of David Bowie hairstyles.

– Woah: How to outsource your life.

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

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

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

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

-The 99U Quarterly Is Now Available for Purchase

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

– Dreaming of this coffee table called Tablo.

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

Stunning Storage Containers by Stelton.

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

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

– Learn something new every day with Wikipedia’s Randompage

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

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

11 TED Talks on Success.

– Wildcard is looking for a Designer.

– Which Metallic Tattly is your favorite?

Friday Link Pack

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

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

– We all need a Banana Phone Headset. Right?

The Best Art Tattoos of All Time

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

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

– Beautiful seaside geometric print over on Present & Correct.

– Pretty cool looking height ruler wall chart.

Pizza Cat. Made me laugh.

Super slow-motion video of snowballs smashing into faces.

Sushi Socks.

– Stunningly minimal thermo cups. #want

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

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

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

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

– Thinking of getting a barcode tattoo? Read this.

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

– Make Homemade “Mozzarella Sticks” with a Waffle Iron

– I started using Woof and I love it.

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

You deserve to take space up in this world.

Friday Link Pack (on Sunday)

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

– Michio Kaku: The Universe in a Nutshell

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

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

– LOVE this Three Potato Four Wooden Arrow Chalkboard

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

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

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

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

Impressively innovative workplace ideas.

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

Mashable’s best iPhone Apps of 2014

– The history of web design explained in 9 GIFs

– Tempted to buy this wooden jewelry organizer.

– The best bridges of 2014

– Out of Print is looking to hire a Design Director

Friday Link Pack

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

– So much fun: Inspirograph!

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

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

How to pay attention, by Rob Walker

– This year’s National Geographic Photo Contest Winners

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

– Surprise your family with this Christmas Tree Napkin Fold.

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

– A modern shelf with hooks. Love it.

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

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

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

– Love this: 30 Minute Infinity Scarf tutorial

– Joanna shares 8 entertaining tips

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

– Sam Lyon’s amazing Jelly Gummies GIFs!

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

Play Dough Type.

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

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

Friday Link Pack

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

Wireless Showerhead Speaker. Seriously. (via)

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

– Love this old-school looking kids schoolhouse desk.

The Little Prince looks REALLY good.

– Love this Moon Lamp by Nosinger.

15 Creative DIY Christmas Trees

Wall-Mounted Succulent Letter DIY

Optical illusion placemat appears to warp under the weight of tableware

A mitten flask! <--- !!!

- For the bearded men out there

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

_ Give the gift of a plant: The Sill.

Bitbox, monthly code projects for kids.

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

– The 2014 kottke.org Holiday Gift Guide

Travel as Therapy

– Not feeling Christmas? You’re not alone.

7 tips for designing awesome animated GIFs (via)

Let’s Party. Lovely.

– 5 cool things about the revamped Smithsonian Design Museum

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

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

How to deal with chronic complainers

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

– Pixel Union is looking to hire a Creative Director.

Friday Link Pack

– How to run a zero waste home

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

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

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

9 basic principles of responsive web design

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

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

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

– A short film about space travel; Wanderers.

– I would be totally ok with this house.

– I want to go swimming here.

Keyboard Waffle Iron. Made me laugh.

Animated Alphabet

Edera is a modular rug and headboard system.

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

Give the gift of plants.

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

Color the earth. Literally.

How Not To Suck as a Creative Director.

Good work takes hard work. Truth.

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

– Need a gift idea? Tattly subscriptions!

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

Friday Link Pack

In this CreativeMornings talk Steve Larosiliere speaks about chances he’s been given, and how he payed it forward with Stoked, a development organization for underserved youth.

What does the liver do?

– 4 million songs on Spotify have never been played. Not even once. Forgotify wants to change that. (via)

5 Thanksgiving Leftover Hacks

– Country Bar (or Swiss Chalet) Camouflage Shirt.

– 7 Pieces of Wisdom That Will Change the Way You Work

– Wow! 1890 Victorian burlesque dancers

The Kid Should See This just launched a gift guide full of “sciency, smart gift ideas for kids.

– Impressed by how Snapchat is evolving their product: Snapchat Murders Facebook.

Tornado and Rainbow Over Kansas

RadioISS plays streams of the radio stations that the International Space Station passes over on its continual orbit of Earth.

– “In a study conducted at Cornell University in 2009, researchers found that people who received the menu without the dollar signs, spent significantly more money than those who received a menu with the usual currency sign present.” Take Off That Dollar Sign from Your Prices

Flio, an ultra-slim portable laptop stand

– Did you catch the step by step DIY instructions on how to decorate your Christmas ornaments with Tattly?

Two new iPhone commercials.

– Despite a temperature of -61 degrees Fahrenheit, a group of travelers work together to push an airliner across a frozen tarmac in a remarkable video shot in the Siberian town of Igarka.

Emojiary asks you how you’re feeling once a day. You answer visually—in emoji.

– Really intrigued by the Boom Boom Speaker/Recorder.

Simmer makes it easy to create your own step-by-step cooking videos.

A three-step marketing ladder

– This week, MailChimp published its first ebook, The UX Reader.

– Mother of 4 wakes up early to make creative breakfasts for her kids. Impressive!

– Did you know Tattly offers 3, 6 and 12 month subscriptions? Makes for a perfect gift!

– My friends at Flocabulary are looking to hire an UI/UX Designer. Such good people!

– There’s a desk available in my co-working space Studiomates in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Email me if you’re interested in renting it and join our little community of creative types. (–> desk at swiss-miss.com)

Friday Link Pack

Keep coming back to this CreativeMornings talk by Simon Sinek: Love your work.

Love More. Fear Less. Full of good stuff.

– Jessica Hische launched Tilda, the script typeface she designed for Moonrise Kingdom.

Don’t know how to crochet? Here’s your chance to learn something new.

– This Creative Process Poster by Christoph Niemann made me laugh.

– Jonathan Fields of the Good Life Project Podcast series interviewed Jocelyn Glei, force behind the 99u books and the 99u conference. You can listen to it here.

– Hawkeye Huey – A four-year-old analog photographer

– Interesting article on why Germans work fewer hours but produce more: A Study In Culture

– The lettermate: An envelope addressing guide for those of us that have trouble writing in a straight line.

– Oliver Jeffers has a brand new ABC shorty story book out and is selling a letterpress print that goes with it. Love.

– Love this at-home cocktail tool guide by Studioneat

This is how we move, by Human

– Totally going to try to make some paper flowers with my eight year old this weekend.

A Demo Ride on The World’s Tallest Roller Coaster

– The Holstee Manifesto has gone Tote Bag. Also, how cool are these neon drink coasters by Holstee?

– Definitely filing this one for later use: Mapbox allows you to create interactive maps and data visualizations.

– Wonderful metallic neck bangle necklace by Jen Cogliantry.

– The wonderful Cameron Moll interviewed me for his Hired Podcast.

– Airbnb launched a new print magazine with an emphasis on creating communities

– Want to send some good fortune someone’s way? Try the brand new Tattly Lucky Set!

– Donors Choose in NYC is looking to hire a Product Designer.

Friday Link Pack

How to make a paper airplane that flies far

53 New York Times Videos teach essential cooking techniques: From poaching eggs to shucking oysters

The Disease of Being Busy

Kevin Bacon Explains the ’80s to Millennials

Coolest (dancing) little one.

An Architect’s Tips For Turning The Living Room Into An Epic Pillow Fort (via)

Robot Battery Pack

– “When I ask, “How are you?” that is really what I want to know. I am not asking how many items are on your to-do list, nor asking how many items are in your inbox. I want to know how your heart is doing, at this very moment…” The Disease of Being Busy

This Chrome extension lets you play back all the changes you’ve made in a Google Doc.

– What a beauty: The Horse Leather Watch

Cranberries: How Does It Grow?

– Artist Bea Camacho Will Knit Herself into a Yarn Cocoon at the ICA

The Uber Story

A to X Writing Advice, Courtesy of Copy Chief Benjamin Dreyer

– Love these hanging shellyfish plants.

“When entrepreneurs say they hate working for big companies, it’s not because they can’t deal with the obstacles. It’s because they perceive the best case scenario as being a waste of time. They see a better opportunity outside the system.” Entrepreneurial Compensation by Trevor Owens (via)

I Love Typography reviews some great new font releases.

– Thought provoking article by Jurgen Appelo: Pay People for Commitment, Not for Time or Results

– Team CreativeMornings is hiring a Content Curator and a Community Coordinator

– Psst… have you seen these metallic Tattly?

Friday Link Pack

– I know what I am doing with my kids this weekend: Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment (thanks Gillian)

– A graphical explanation of UI vs UX

Vintage Halloween Masks. (via)

– “Culture in a company is set by your first 10 to 15 hires.” – Jeffrey Raider, Co-founder of Warby Parker

Famous Album Covers come to life.

– This is impressive: Buffer openly shares its salary formulas (via @anildash)

– This is the first nutcracker I would let into my home: Astronaut Nutcracker.

Oozing pumpkins. Needless to say my kids think this is the best thing ever

What if you published a management SLA for the whole company to use? by Jesse Hertzberg

Le Collektor Hoodies: An line of hoodies with interchangeable, collectible hoods designed by your favorite artists. Streetwear made in the USA.

Three rules for a happy designer (via)

A satire Instagram account. (via)

How to draw a perfect circle(via)

Slow Motion Surfing.

– “Really, we all need to be reminded that New York is too much—it’s part of the appeal—but you’ll have to invent ways to cope, so your brain doesn’t become a tea bag that’s steeped too long.” The Woozy Walk, by Frank Chimero

Halloween Pumpkins on Steroids.

– Come work with me: CreativeMornings is hiring a Community Coordinator and Content Curator.

Friday Link Pack

(This video by Ben Derico kicked off our first ever CreativeMornings organizer Summit two weeks ago. Needless to say it made me tear up.)

– Wow! Minecraft Mega-City Took 2 Years And 4.5 Million Blocks To Build (via)

The 2014 Fall Foliage Map (via)

Why Haters hate: Kierkegaard explains the psychology of bullying and online trolling in 1847

WhatFont is now available for mobile! Yay!

– A beautiful self-watering planter by Boskke.

– Kottke explains why we should consider subscribing to Wikipedia.

How might we geo plants in space?

Hacking AirPlay into Sonos by Stephen Wang

– Watch as Stig Severinsen, aka The Man Who Doesn’t Breathe, swims underwater amongst icebergs. So impressive.

Marcel the shell, with shoes.

– This is why I stopped following you on Instagram. (via)

MailChimp Snap allows you to send simple, photo-based email campaigns straight from your phone.

– “Can cool designs overcome the disillusionment of the younger generation? The socially conscious brand Patagonia is betting respected companies can play a role.” These Posters Remind Millennials There’s An Election, And Inspire Them To Vote

Miito is a new take on the electric kettle

– The fine folks over at Harvest are looking to hire a QA Expert.

Friday Link Pack

Tiffany Pratt, speaker at CreativeMornings/Toronto during the COLOR month.

– Not sure how a copy of Symbol landed on my desk, but I wish I would have had it back in the days when I still designed identities for clients. Symbol: The Reference Guide to Abstract and Figurative Trademarks

Stay Awesome Tote

Write a manifesto.

– In love with this old-school leather camera bag.

– Hey nerdy parents, check out this legit Halloween costume. Scroll to the bottom. (via)

Someone strapped a GoPro to an eagle flying over Paris & mon dieu, it’s magnifique!

– Article: Who Gets the Conference Room?

How American parenting is killing the American marriage

– Announcing The Winners Of The 2014 Innovation By Design Awards

8 year old Aidan Prince dancing to Major Lazer.

– Joanna Goddard, force behind the blog A Cup of Jo shares her beauty uniform.

– A TED-Ed Animation Explaining the History of Tattoos

– Wow, this is well done. World of Swiss.

Work hard, be nice to people poster, silver on black.

– Keep coming back to the email charter.

Cool socks alert.

– These erasers made me laugh.

– The Six Mile Pencil indicates how far you’ve drawn.

Singular console. I want it.

– I needed this 14 years ago: How To Date In NYC Without Losing Your Mind

Gold Floral Rifle temporary tattoo back in stock!

Plants make people happy.

– The Brooklyn Museum is looking to hire a Web Developer. I know for a fact that this is for a seriously awesome, big, giant, cool project.

Friday Link Pack

Waterfall swing at World Maker Faire. (via)

– These low fruit/vegetable bowls are stunning.

– Artist Eric Oglander searches Craigslist for photos of mirrors for sale and collects them on his tumblr. Absurdly awesome.

– This is a beauty of a backpack.

– Interesting concept: Goodpin is a social platform for collaborative giving. (via)

Adobe Shape lets you capture images and convert raster to vector with your PHONE. http://www.adobe.com/ch_fr/products/shape.html (via glass)

Woodsnap prints photos on wood. Looks beautiful!

– A tool that will allow you to carve beautiful type driven pumpkins as shown on this product page? Yes, please.

12 fall vegetables you should know how to cook.

– This beanbag by Yogibo looks all kind of legit and comfy.

Mission Control Sleeping bag. My 4 year old son would dig this.

– IDEO is developing an online school to unlock the creative potential in everyone.

– Words that have no business being in your emails

– Wow. Video of a hawk attacking a drone. (via)

– Stephen Fry explains humanism in 4 animated videos: Happiness, Truth and the meaning of life and death

– An intelligent bracelet that helps you manage stress: Olive.

– It’s a watering can, it’s a water carafe. It’s cool.

– David Hieatt shares his favorite resources. Good stuff.

– Slow Factory x Able Made created the Nebula Lova Scarf to fund Cancer Research.

Amazon to open a store in NYC. An actual store. Wait, what?

– In its latest adventure, New York Times’ Living City series explores the city’s enormous underground steam distribution system.

– Why give out candy if you can give out candy Tattly on Halloween? Also, spooky spider.

– IDEO is looking to hire a Full-Stack Developer. I don’t even know what that is but I would work for IDEO in a heartbeat.

Friday Link Pack (on Sunday)

When to Delegate? Try the 70% Rule

Babies cracking up at ripping paper compilation.

Big Hero 6 Trailer.

First animated New Yorker cover. Go Christoph Niemann!

Dice Furniture changes shape when you roll it.

Lampersand. Get it?

A ball stand? I had no idea this exists.

Lobster claws. Who doesn’t want to be a lobster on Halloween?

This Should Only Take a Minute or Four, Probably

What Went Wrong After DailyCandy’s $125 Million Sale

Architects design cat shelters.

– The Most Important Skill for Great Leaders? Trustworthiness.

– Boah. What It’s Like to Fly Aboard a Singapore Airlines A380 in the Über Fancy Suites Class

– Sunday Pleasure – Having fun with paper

Would a Different Job Make You a Different Parent?

– Email Marketing Best Practices: 20 Tips for Dramatically Better Emails, by Jimmy Dali (via)

– Although these stunning images might look like the work of Photoshop magic, photographer Robert Bösch captured them for the Swiss mountaineering brand Mammut by carefully coordinating an entire team of mountaineers on the snowy Alps.

– Using looks of ‘sticky’ bookmarks? Why not create miniature scenes while doing so?

A System For Email Productivity, by George Kao (keep coming back to this one)

– “You are pure potential in Manhattan, limitless, you are making yourself every day.” Find your Beach, by Zadie Smith (via)

– “Starting a successful startup is similar to having kids in that it’s like a button you push that changes your life irrevocably.” Paul Graham

– The Brooklyn Botanic Garden team is looking to hire a part-time web developer.

Friday Link Pack

How to teach meditation to kids. Also, check out Gabrielle’s Bernstein Beginners Guide to Meditation.

– This sleeping bear butter dish made me smile.

Urban Tricycle.

Old-school NYC Subway poster. I’d hang it.

Audrey Hepburn wearing Valentino on the set of Charade.

– Newest A Book Apart book is by Mike Monteiro titled You’re My Favorite Client.

– This infographic on our world’s population and its city density difference is fascinating. (via BB)

A Golden Age of Design, by Rob Walker

Animals with weapons

3D Printed Lamp Shades.

– Wow! You can take a Guy Kawasaki Skillshare class. Impressive.

The Monocle Guide to Good Business

One of Many Photo Essays make me happy. Latest installment: Denver Edition.

– I want pretty much everything in this store. Also, hand-made in Brooklyn FTW!

– I agree with Joanna: Lena Dunham gives great advice.

– Discovered Quip today, thanks to this tweet. Wow, Quip might be just the productivity app I didn’t know I was missing.

The Modern Craftsman’s Guide: Work with Dignity, by Sam Spurlin

– “Hurrying and delaying are alike ways of trying to resist the present.” The Art of Timing: Alan Watts on the Perils of Hurrying and the Pleasures of Presence

– A few months ago I gave a talk at 99u. I worked hard for it.

– From the author of the bestselling children’s book Go the Fuck to Sleep comes a sequel of sorts: You Have to Fucking Eat.

– Team Tattly is hiring a Head of Wholesale.

Friday Link Pack

In this CreativeMornings talk Dallas Clayton shares what he calls ‘kid lessons,’ bite-size lessons that make your life and the lives of the people around you better.

Rainbow tape dispenser. If this doesn’t put a smile on your face I don’t know what will.

– I *loved* this conversation at 99u between Jason Fried and Scott Heiferman.

10 Foreign Words We Need in English

– Thinking of switching mobile carriers? Check Sensorly for “unbiased” coverage maps of AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, and even smaller companies like Metro PCS and US Cellular. (via Kottke)

Cyber-Seniors: You’re Never Too Old For The Internet

Poligon is a collection of foldable metal sculptures inspired by the animal kingdom which you sculpt into their final shape yourself.

Electric Powered Wakeboard. Way cool.

Photographs of sightseers in the USA from the 1970s and 1980s

The Evolution of Peggy Olson (Mad Men Supercut) (via)

– During a super short trip to Switzerland last week I noticed three Japanese ladies taking Selfie after Selfie with the help of a Selfie Click Stick. They were traveling together yet took photos of themselves. Odd.

– Schiller’s X1 lets you ride a bike on water, sort of.

– Currently reading and thoroughly enjoying: Give and Take

– I dig this little guy.

– These SUMO Egg Cups made me laugh.

Anatomical Frog Brain Model. Why not?

Duolingo – an interesting model for free language learning. You learn and at the same time help translate.

This small white desk is quite beautiful. (And unusual looking.)

Construction of the Flatiron Building, New York, ca. 1902.

– I am seriously tempted to buy this Panda (?) Bear Sweater for my four year old.

Realistic looking Dorito Pin. Totally useless but made me laugh.

– Mike Monteiro gives good advice on what to avoid when presenting designs to a client.

– Great post by Joanna Goddard on 10 lessons she learned in her career.

– This Enamel Baking Set is seriously beautiful.

– A desk is becoming available at my DUMBO based co-working space Studiomates in November. Email desk (at) swiss-miss.com if interested.

– My friend Maggie Doyne, founder of Blink Now is looking to hire a Director of Development.

Friday Link Pack

Tripp and Tyler Share a Clever Collection of Life Hacks to Make Life Easier

What’s the brief? (thanks)

Wallet-Sized Engagement Ring Case for the Sneakiest of Proposals

– “The Eyefi Mobi Card automagically syncs to your phone, resulting in a 20-second DSLR-to-Instagram workflow.”

– This Three in One Wagon is supercool. Makes me want to be a three year old.

– 101 years after the first box of Crayola rolled off the factory line, Wired looks at how the iconic crayons are made.

– I would have never thought I’d say “wow, these guns are gorgeous”. But I just did: 1890’s Handguns decorated by Tiffany

Different kind of broken systems

A Five Story House that hangs off the edge of a cliff. Seriously.

You drink coffee, I drink tea.

Why Starbucks spells your name wrong

Helicopter drawing by Adel Abdessemed. Makes my job look boring.

– Wow: A Glass Pot.

Get Dancing.

In the studio | Vera Wang.

– Here’s how you make a Classic French Apple Tart.

How sugar affects the brain.

– Here’s how your newsletter looks in various desktop mail clients. Found in Mailchimp’s Email Design Reference. It teaches you everything you need to know to build a mobile-ready template.

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

Friday Link Pack

– Ever favorite Tweets but forget to get back to them? Hubble sends you a weekly email with your Twitter favorites. (thanks John)

– Did you see The Coolest? A Cooler Kickstarter project that managed to raise $13,285,226. (!!!)

– A simple tool for figuring retirement income

– Learn how much tip you’re supposed to leave based on the country you’re in. Tipthismuch.com

I no longer have patience. (via)

– A Ping Pong Conference Table by Poppin. Wow!

When was the last time you felt truly lit up?

Joan Rivers’ funeral request is poetic in itself. I hope they honor it.

– The Handpresso, a travel-sized espresso maker.

– Love the stairs/built-ins in this small Paris apartment.

– I am tempted to apply to this Internship with Seth Godin.

Classic 1934 Bourbon Cocktail Recipe Book

– If you’re worried at all about the security of your Apple ID, you should have two-step verification enabled. Allyson Kazmucha explains what it is and how to enable it. (via)

Indoor Cat Reactions to Going Outside for the First Time (via)

– “It’s easy to say no if you love something.” A lesson.

Yoko, my longest standing Tattly employee, one of the most wonderful people I have ever met, is looking to switch things up professionally. She is an extraordinary, hard-working, kind, super talented gem. You should hire her.

– Lovely 404 page.

Antler toothbrush or headphones holder.

– Team Tattly is looking to find a Front-End Developer (with design skills).

Friday Link Pack

Here’s unique way to show your logo/type work.. Dan Cassaro’s design sense is nothing short of impressive.

Be Wild and Wonder

– A 1983 Volkswagen Golf Covered in Popcorn

– Love this: Free Mailbox Stickers Signify Goods Residents Are Willing to Lend Neighbors

Summer of ice cream sandwiches. Made me smile.

The Makers Manual by PSFK

Places on Earth by Oliver Jeffers.

8 Things I’ve learned about marriage, by Joanna Goddard

The Philosopher’s Mail never disappoints.

Kiss someone you love.

– I want to mount one of these over my desk.

How to eat sushi

Push it away, it’s the long weekend.

– My favorite tape dispenser.

Business Cards of Minimal Designers.

A House with Rotating Rooms. Wow.

– The Price of Admission: Dan Savage on the unsettling secret of lasting love

– Team Tattly is looking to hire a Front-End Developer / Designer.

Friday Link Pack

Color coded photography. Stunning.

Smokers lungs vs healthy lungs. This will make you stop smoking.

– 10 websites that help make you more money-savvy

Take a closer look at how half-a-dozen ceramics masters practice their craft.

– Also from Jason Kottke’s blog: Texting in movies

– History of an Icon: La Vespa (via coudal)

– “There are countless forces in our lives that are out of our control. That doesn’t mean we can’t do anything about how they influence our work and our life…” Totally and completely out of my control

Yoga Hacks: How to Undo the Damage of a Desk Job

– ‘Complements’, A bizarre collaborative portrait series by a creative couple

The science of depression

How to be polite (via)

Yes, you may pet me

– Love these abstract compositions by Aaron Robbs.

Avocado stuffed meatballs. Wait, what?

Cargo, a desktop organizer.

Why is it impossible to make plans anymore. So true.

– Every Sunday Mark Bustos gives free haircuts to NYC homeless.

– Team Tattly is looking to hire a Front-End Developer

Friday Link Pack

CreativeMornings/SF talk by Josh Higgins.

LEGO Ruler, all kinds of cute.

– There are only a few spots left at this year’s Do Lectures in California. I attended last year and can say it was the best three days of 2013. I am still in touch with many of the attendees. You have apply quickly if you want to go.

– After nearly 10 years + over 200 episodes, Design Matters finally has its own Facebook page!

– There’s another Like Knows Like mini documentary out, giving us a glimpse into Geffen Refaeli’s life.

– I admit, I want one of these sleeping bags: Shark or Whale (via)

– Good job at still being alive!

– The shirt mock-up don’t do the awesomeness of these shirts justice. Kevin keeps wearing them around Studiomates and they’re fab.

– What Wikipedia’s recent changes feed sounds like. (via Liz)

– Excellent book recommendations by Debbie Millman.

– If designing for the internet is your world, I recommend you read Jason Santa Maria’s new book: On Web Typography.

– This bright red casserole is totally on my wish list.

– The original Monument Valley soundtrack is now available for streaming on Rdio and Spotify. If you haven’t tried this game yet, you should.

5 Questions for 100 designers.

– My cloud obsession continues: Cloud Garland

Be Kind T-Shirt

– “Delight” and “delightful” have become all-purpose marketing words in the tech world…” What Silicon Valley’s Favorite Word Says About Tech Priorities

– Francis L. Thompson shares his strategy on how he will start talking to his kids when they turn 18

– So true: “The truth is, you don’t break a bad habit; you replace it with a good one.” – Denis Waitley

– I discovered Urban Camping last night. So much fun!

– Never wonder again if you should put on sunscreen.. (Thanks Jen)

– Psst… Team Tattly is looking to hire a Front-End Developer.

Friday Link Pack

Broadway cast of ‘The Lion King’ takes over NYC subway, sings ‘Circle of Life’ I love this city. So much.

5 Hard-to-kill houseplants

Couple Performs ‘You’re the One That I Want’ From ‘Grease’ in Sign Language While Driving

– OMG. This. Is. Hilarious: How to stop a baby from crying by Katy Perry Dark Horse

What the heck is toothpaste anyway?

– “Google to collect data to create a full picture of what a healthy human being is.” (via)

– Uber keeps impressing me with how they push their service forward. Now, you can ‘car pool‘.

– Discover the saddest, most lonely tweets you ever tweeted. (Can it be that I had only one sad tweet out of 22.8k tweets total? I doubt it!)

– Here’s what Brooklyn Summer looked like in 1974

This dad wins.

– Wow, Accurat does some seriously legit information design.

The Art of Not Moving, with Laure Courtellemont. The latest installment of the urban dance video newsletter called Why Aren’t We Dancing by Yoko Ohama.

Layer Tennis is back! I once participated in a global match. Most stressful 15 minutes of my life.

– Just re-watched this conversation between Gary Vaynerchuk and Chase Jarvis.

– Infographic: Porn Vs. Real Sex, Explained In Food

Most spoken language by NYC neighborhood — aside from English or Spanish. (via)

– The fine folks over at Brooklyn based Hyperakt are looking to hire a front-end developer.