Friday Link Pack

Puppies can fall asleep anywhere.

Will Smith on the Law of Attraction

– A DIY platform bed with a ton of storage space made out of IKEA cabinets.

– Tim Ferris’ shares a list of apps he uses regularly.

– Love what DesignSponge is doing by reaching out to stationery designers and shops to help people write their officials.

– Point your phone at Japanese text and get an instant translation

– I am in love with the art pieces on the walls in this home.

Bibliomania: the strange history of compulsive book buying

Apple Shaped Cushions. I dig it.

Hugs are the best. I wish I grew up with them. No hugging in Switzerland.

Cards Against Humanity is hiring a CEO! (Chicago)

– The call for excellent Swiss Design has begun: Design Prize Switzerland! Deadline is Feb 6.

– Watch Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future

The Stelton Chrome would look good in my house.

– Dreaming of one of these chunky knitted blankets in white.

NOPE Desk Plaque.

– Tattly is hiring a Custom Sales Representative. Join our team!

– This is a beautiful apron.

A Bad Lip Reading of Donald Trump’s Inauguration

Scientists are planning a march on Washington.

Cats don’t care.

More rainbows, please.

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I will spend today celebrating the remarkable President Barack Obama was over the past 8 years. What an incredible leader. My heart is full.

86 Books Barack Obama Has Recommended During His Presidency

A history of the first African American White House—and of what came next

Dalai Lama: 5 things to keep in mind for the next four years

– I am definitely getting one of these Obama Baggu’s.

How To Be Calm Under Pressure: 3 Secrets From A Bomb Disposal Expert (via)

Making forts out of old newspapers. Supercool.

This Yoga Mat Bag made me laugh.

A tool to decide whether your relationship has a future.

Super interesting read by Daniel Mall on how he revamped his whole approach to using a calendar.

What it’s like to be a host at CreativeMornings 29 Creative events later

– Wow. This Jacket Designed For Homeless People Takes Wireless Donations Electronically

– Urban explorers take note – here are 11 of New York City’s most accessible and intriguing ruins

– This one month at a time notepad is great.

– Fascinating: How Warren Buffet schedules his meetings.

– A map that guides you to great photography hotspots around the world

– The CIA Puts Hundreds of Declassified Documents About UFO Sightings Online

– How cool is this scooter for older people? I am ready for one now.

LinkedIn’s major makeover is designed to make you want to actually use LinkedIn

The Resistance Manual

Friday Link Pack


If you spin these sculptures by artist John Edmark at a certain speed and light them with a strobe, they appear to animate in slowly mesmerizing ways.

– Find recycling locations in your zip code based on what you want to recycle, i.e Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs.

9 Ways To Stay In Touch With Long-Distance Friends

– Dr. Seuss Putting Rhymes to Good Use

How to set up family sharing, and then a shared family calendar

– The eero wifi system looks fantastic. Have you tried it?

– There is a Neon Museum in Las Vegas. I want to go.

– This gadget allows you to shoot 360° videos right on your iPhone!

– Wow. Simply wow: How I made sure all 12 of my kids could pay for college themselves

– YES! JetBlue Just Announced Free Wi-Fi On All Flights

– Here’s why you’ll be seeing pink ‘pussyhats‘ during the Women’s March on Washington

– Go knit a Pussy Hat!

We Miss You.

– Obama joked about opening a t-shirt shack in Hawaii that only sold medium-sized, white t-shirts. Emily Spivack decided to open it for him.

Don’t underestimate a chicken.

– Here’s a puppy learning how to bark. You’re welcome.

We Are the Youth is an ongoing photojournalism project that shares the stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth in the United States. (via Katie)

– Learned a new term today: Social Jetlag, the misalignment of biological and social time.

Congratulations to team Trello. I use Trello daily and it helps me tremendously in staying organized.

– I didn’t know these invisible socks existed. Not that I will buy them. But, wow.

The Right Way to Pop Your AirPods Out of the Case
– I’ll be speaking at HighFive Conference in Raleigh this spring. (TINA10 will give you a 10% discount on the ticket)

– Very confusing political times here in the U.S. I keep holding on to this saying by Bruce Lee: Be Water My Friend.

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Eternal optimistic talking points for 2017

A question Jason Fried asks new entrepreneurs

– From date night to cold showers: 20 habits that changed readers’ lives (via)

Top 10 TED Talks of 2016

– Thumbs up for this concrete toothbrush stand.

– You bought a new MacBook Pro? You might want to look at HyperDrive.

– Uh oh! These rain boots! Want!

– Meet Yolanda Baker, a disco ball maker.

– Love the idea of coming up with 20 new ideas a day, by Rodd Chant : Flex that idea muscle!

– My kids would LVOE this fluffy cave chair.

The 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

– Excellent long read: Why self-love is at the core of answering the riddle of who we are emotionally

– I didn’t know a razor blade sharpener existed.

– Big fan of Adam J. K’s work. Loving his new stationery collection.

This tool looks handy to have in your car during the winter months.

– Audiophiles seem to be losing their minds over these new fancy speakers called Phantom, by Devialet.

100 most-discussed scientific articles of 2016.

Love Under The Stars Duvet Cover. Yes please!

This print.

– Start your year off with some inspirational Tattly.

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Not entirely sure why but for some reason Dinner for One is something we watched every New Years Eve growing up in Switzerland.

– After years of intensive analysis, Google discovers the key to good teamwork is being nice. Doh!

Amazon and Goodwill team up to use empty shipping boxes! Smart!

One Shot is a new kind of online gallery. For each edition, they commission a world-class photographer to shoot a single roll of film and then sell prints of the exclusive shots. The twist is that each One Shot photo is printed in an edition of one and sold sight unseen—meaning that buyers won’t know what their 1/1 shots look like until after they’ve received them in the mail. LOVE THIS!

This world map reveals what each country does best. (via CreativeMornings Newsletter)

– Sleep right under the Northern Lights in this futuristic glass igloo.

– Oh, the possibilities: The first ever mass production kinetic display.

– Loving this Oak tray.

– Wow. This is a beautiful print wall calendar/planner.

– How did I not know about Honey?

Florist quietly adorns weathered public statues with elaborate flower bouquets. So good.

bionicTOYS are flexible building bricks for new LEGO® play

99 Reasons 2016 Was a Good Year

– MailChimp demystifies that ominous three letter word: SEO.

11 Netflix Picks You Can Watch With the Whole Family

Books on being better. I hope this site will keep growing.

– Presenting the most stunning space photos of 2016

– Any parent with a super picky eater will appreciate the adorable idea behind Milton.

– A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

– What can you or I do about Trump? Here’s 5 things each of us should do this week.

– These simple tricks can help you avoid binge eating without relying on your willpower

– Oh, this Fibonacci clock is cool.

– We will CONQUER 2017. Won’t we?

Friday Link Pack

– Fascinating: Scientists have found the speed limit of vision with an illusion in which nothing moves at all

Look for feedback that will make you grow rather than just inflate your ego.

– Want a project for your holiday break? How to Find and Care for a Pet Tardigrade (Water Bear)

Nietzsche’s 10 Rules for Writing with Style (1882)

– This looks delicious: Creamed Mushrooms on Chive Butter Toast.

Purposeful and highly creative people actually live longer than everyone else, says a growing body of research.

Eliminating sugar from our diets can cause the same reactions as withdrawals from drugs — teeth chattering, anxiousness, tremors, and head shakes.

21 social good innovations that made a big impact in 2016

Useful papers for designers.

– Vanessa Valenti: The problem with public speaking

Yoga for everyone.

Last words of famous people.

– YES. Bill Gates and investors worth $170 billion are launching a fund to fight climate change through energy innovation

– A Yale history professor’s powerful, 20-point guide to defending democracy under a Trump presidency

Riffle helps you discover great books.

This device let’s you throw your GoPro around for incredible aerial selfies

– Chinaka Hodge: What will you tell your daughters about 2016?

– The Holidays are just about here, you can still get a digital Tattly gift card. Instant gift!

Friday Link Pack

The Maggie Doyne’s of the world give me hope. Reposting this talk again, to remind myself of the good in the world, in a terribly confusing time.

Five Leadership Hacks

Which camera shoots the best JPEGs?

To the First Lady, With Love

Go here and then scroll (doesn’t work on mobile). Beautiful.

– America’s most common Christmas-related injuries, in charts

How to Shovel Snow Without Hurting Your Back Using Ordinary Rope and a Snow Shovel

LitKnitBits is a social business that buys knitted goods from grannies who live at a risk of poverty or simply live a very lonely life in their old age but like to knit.

Zadie Smith Answers the Proust Questionnaire

The year in photos 2016

The Lighthouse – beautiful black and white stop motionn by Simon Scheiber.

Tips for getting more responses to your emails. (via)

– All of the ugly Christmas Jumpers. (Thanks Marta)

– Oooooh! Shiny FieldNotes!

– Love this printable, circular calendar.

HeyWow creates personalised, stylishly designed picture books for kids feature their name & photo on every page.

– This is BEAUTIFUL: Artist Spray Paints Colorful Tiles on Floors of Abandoned Buildings

The happiest people in the world define what makes them that way

Self-Control Is Just Empathy With Your Future Self (via)

– OMG! Imagine coming home to this every night?

– THIS! Two kinds of winning

– “We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” – Elie Wiesel

Tattly subscription is the gift that keeps on giving. And, if you’re super last minute, there’s always a digital gift certificate. Instant gift!

Friday Link Pack

This short about absurdity made me smile.

IKEA products make love less complicated. Made me chuckle. (Going to IKEA as a couple is still the ultimate stress test, I believe)

– Yes to this minimal and beautiful bath rug.

– My friend Brian in Austin can pretty much make all of your wooden engraving drams come true. So great for branded marketing at events. Check it out. At our CreativeMornings organizer summit a few weeks ago he blew my mind with these custom made name tags.

– A curated directory of startup referral programs

Spacetime’s Slack bot helps your team keep track of time across countries and continents.

A Typewriter Orchestra! Oh my!

Copper confetti wall dots.

– 10-year-old Jordan Reeves has invented her own prosthetic arm that shoots glitter that she calls “Project Unicorn.”

You’re probably doing email introductions wrong. YES! Only double opt-in intros please.

– This collapsable silicone water bottle made me look.

Nuzzel has created a prototype feature that allows users to see the most important tweets from their friends.

– This Fence window for dogs made me smile.

The Best Movies of 2016 according to the New York Times.

Na Kim designs beautiful book covers. (via)

I need to get these for the office. How fun would it be to just randomly launch “snowballs” at my team. Yes!

CreativeMornings is hosting an online contest with Wix for you to get your original artwork printed on products. Upload an illustration, design, photograph and you’re in the running to win your very own, custom built e-commerce site. Sweet!

In times of dread, artists must never choose to remain silent. (via)

Put it here pal. I like these coasters.

– I am not a fan of calendars, but this one I would be ok with on my desk.

– A lot of my friends have a Tattly Super Set in their desk drawer at work so they can spruce up a meeting or team building moment. I always carry mine around with me and it never fails putting smiles on my friend’s faces at dinner parties.

– Do you like keeping lists and checking things off? You might enjoy my to-do app called TeuxDeux.

– “New York blends the gift of privacy with the excitement of participation…” from the book Here Is New York by E. B. White

Friday Link Pack

Quote design crush

– For you traveling folks. The Ostrich Pillow Go looks fab.

– It looks like a paint firework exploded over this sheep skin. So good.

– 10 Ways to Build a Snack Board with Stuff Already in Your Kitchen

Why You Should Start Using a VPN (and How to Choose the Best One for Your Needs)-

– What a beauty of a tote, made with cotton cord.

– I want all of the letter boards.

An electronic megaphone that automatically translates a speaker’s words into multiple languages.

– The world needs good juju.

– You can donate the sound of your voice for someone that is voiceless. Fascinating.

– Some of the reviews on this $199.99 Trump Christmas ornament are a work of art.

5 ways to curb your media addiction (via)

– A friend gifted me one of these Brooklyn Slate Cheese Boards. One of my favorite gifts I have received recently.

Why Every High School Should Teach A Social Media Class

– The 10 most beautiful libraries on earth. Makes me want to travel.

Send someone a plant.

– I like how simple, bold and large this is.

– A state shaped cutting board. Such a fun gift. (I proudly own one in the shape of Switzerland)

– Really excited over this collaboration: Quotes by Bruce Lee in his handwriting as Tattly.

17 Apps for Managing Email Overload, Anxiety, and Distraction

– A desk opened up at FRIENDS my small, kind, creative co-working community in Boerum Hill Brooklyn. Join us!

Friday Link Pack (On A Thursday)

– It’s Thanksgiving in the U.S and I am currently in Switzerland, speaking at the Swiss Innovation Forum and visiting Family. That’s why I launched this week’s Friday Link Pack a week early. Enjoy!

– Do yourself a favor and enjoy these images of cats in hats made from their own hair. (via)

– “Money Face Challenge” Has People Lining Up Their Heads with Folded Bills. So good.

What do you care enough about that you’re prepared to expose yourself to fear, risk and hard work to get?

This vertical loft is a dream.

– Uh oh! Now you can post live video on Instagram.

The Bubble. (via)

– At 56, Peggy Whitson Becomes Oldest Female Astronaut (via)

– My Monstera Leaf obsession is still going strong.

– Here are Google, Amazon and Facebook’s Secrets to Hiring the Best People

– A list of some of the most useful Chrome Extensions

A tiny camera drone.

– This new view of Google Earth is a love letter to cities: Google Earth in VR.

– Unusual tutorial on how to tie a tie.

Amazon App for iPhone Now Has X-Ray Vision to See Inside Your Packages

– Feeling this minimal coat rack.

– Whoa! This is creepy.

A reading list for resistance.

– This snowflake Tattly by Tea Leigh is a new favorite.

Friday Link Pack

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– Dalai Lama: Behind Our Anxiety, the Fear of Being Unneeded (via my favorite Newsletter)

– A group of children and young adults are suing the United States over climate change.

– Have you watched Simon Sinek’s recent Creativemornings talk? Highly recommend.

– Google is finally rolling out new tools for cleaning up YouTube comments.

Ubiquiti Networks Amplifi HD Wi-Fi system is an internet solution for a wholly modern day problem: spotty residential wi-fi coverage. We could use one in my home.

– This is pretty cool; Modify lets you customize their watches. Great gift!

– The Unicode Consortium has today proposed a shortlist of 51 emojis for acceptance in Unicode 10. New emojis include a giraffe, pretzel, vampire, bearded man, soda/milkshake, breastfeeding, a “shhh” face1, pie, starry-eyed face, woman in hijab and zebra2.

– And then, there are these emojis made from old master paintings. Made me laugh.

– My kids think this panda stamp is pretty darn cute.

– “Properly deployed kindness is a form of activism.” Ludo Hunter

– Open office layout + Noisli = Focus.

HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA…NO.

– Winter is Coming, so please enjoy this 1980s Book of Knitted Sweaters

I needed this.

– My 10 year old likes graphic novels. Thanks for pointing us to new ones, Cool Mom Picks.

– My friend Carly would file this under “things that make me uncomfortable”.

– I want to get lost in this giant knitted sweater. I like it.

– Love these simple gold stud earrings.

– After reading Jocelyn’s post I might have to make my own “stop-doing list”.

Too Rad To Be Sad Shirts.

– Need a fun gift for someone? Tattly subscription!

– White House photographer Pete Souza has taken nearly two million photos of Barack Obama. These are his 55 favorites. And then also, this one: 34 Times Barack And Michelle Obama’s Love Made Us Weak In The Knees. My heart!

– My Swiss friend Markus will be back in NYC later in the month hosting one of his Innovation Champ Training Workshops. He has helped me with my companies and is one of the most interesting up-side-down-thinkers I know. He is remarkable.

– My ten year old will love this: Learn To Make A Nail Polish Remover Sponge In 4 Easy Steps

The world needs an enormous hug.

– Maybe if I keep wearing Natasha Lawyer’s Feathers I eventually will be able to fly.

Friday Link Pack

– A playlist of Leonard Cohen’s songs to help you make sense of the world. The Canadian poet, singer, songwriter, and author passed away yesterday at the age of 82.

– It’s very strange how often strong feelings don’t seem to carry any message of action.

Safety pins as a symbol of solidarity against racism

– “The way a person does one thing is the way they do everything”.

Love the self-love exercise this mom did with her beautiful daughter..

– I appreciate Chris Anderson’s personal pledge.

This woman!

– How would you envision the world in which creativity is king? Shutterstock and CreativeMornings are asking you to share your vision, starting with #InACreativeWorld….

– Love this personal and thoughtful post by my friend Fabian about 3 things he’s learned in the last 8 years about making the most of living in the NYC

The Pussy Project.

– These pessimistic greeting cards made me chuckle.

– Facebook, for all its wonders has also become a single point of failure for civic information.

Flying cats.

Densters take blanket fort building to the next level. Fun!

Garden House.

– This is a handkerchief after my own heart.

A $21k first class airplane experience documented by Casey Neistat.

– A person in front of me in line, waiting at the airport this weekend, had one of these Jurni suitcases. You can sit on them. Smart.

Gmail and Google Calendar get a whole lot better on iOS

– Leonardo DiCaprio and National Geographic teamed up to make a documentary about climate change called Before the Flood, available in its entirety on YouTube for a limited time.

– Protesting in the US? Know your rights.

– The Spontaneous Pop Up Display made me look.

– The black and white Puma Eskiva is my favorite sneaker. But OMG what is this over-the-knee-Eskiva thing?

– Don’t feel much like Yay this week but I we can get there again with a lot of hard work. YAY pin!

– In case you need some inspirational reminders, Tattly got you covered. I am especially feeling the Warrior not Worrier these days. And, love yourself.

Friday Link Pack

a little spark of madness (via)

– In a truly historic moment, New York City became the first city in the nation to protect freelance workers against client nonpayment today on October 27, 2016.

6 Books Supposedly Written by Ghosts

– “A survey is a useful tool for brainstorming, but it shouldn’t be confused with what the group actually feels.” What does the poll say?, by Seth Godin

Seth Godin’s 10 rules for the internet should be taught in school.

A Playlist of 172 Songs from Wes Anderson Soundtracks: From Bottle Rocket to The Grand Budapest Hotel

David Bowie’s favorite books.

– A blog dedicated to poor decisions that make great stories.

– Cate Blanchett Morphs a Dozen Times in ‘Manifesto

Animals being weird. YES!

Scientists explain how happiness makes us less creative

– I had the chance to meet the founders behind The Fourneau Oven, now I am dying to try it myself. Nothing beats a homemade bread.

Defy The Product Life Cycle

– I am currently attending our second ever CreativeMornings organizer summit in Austin. Today is the final day. Get some impressions of the fun we’ve had with the Instagram hashtag #CMsummit16.

Friday Link Pack

You Probably Don’t Need More Financial Advice, Just Make a Change (via my favorite newsletter)

What personality type are you? (I thought I was an ESFP but this test now says I am an ENFP.)

– Very excited to experience PopUp Magazine on November 7th in Brooklyn. I’ve heard numerous raving reviews.

The Original Emoji Set Has Been Added to The Museum of Modern Art’s Collection

– This is impressive: A Pringles Ring.

– One of the most vital ingredients to keep a relationship going is a capacity for humour.

100 Blocks a Day (via my favorite newsletter)

THIS! So retro. So wonderful.

– Estonian design company Kodasema’s square KODA home is assembled in seven hours and includes LED lights, solar panels and smart fixtures.

– How to have more engaging conversations in everyday life

– I want to fill our Christmas Tree with just these bacon ornaments. Obviously my kids will not be cool with this.

– Google Made a Major Change to Its Privacy Policy—Here’s How to Opt Out

– Big fan of School of Life and always lamented that they’re only in London. They now book Psychotherapy session via Skype.

Cute Thanksgiving onesie for the baby in the family!

– What a charming project: Brooklyn Bodega Cats.

– Did you see that team TeuxDeux launched a new iPhone app? It’s so good!

– My kids are going nuts over the Scented Candy Jewelry Tattly. (We developed the candy fragrance with NYC based fragrance house Agilex.) And, psst… we have added a whole bunch of awesome Tattly over in the Sales Section, they are 50% off.

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Pixar Animators spent 5 years making this devastatingly beautiful short film in their spare time

100 Women in Tech and Founders to Follow on Twitter

– Interesting and counter-intuitive article on how to pick the fastest line at the Supermarket.

– This made me laugh: A solution to the texting and walking epidemic! (via)

Collection of articles, videos, and resources made by designers at Facebook.

– Wow! Beautifully designed athletic hijabs made to get more young Muslim girls into athletics.

– Smart: Store your phone in your water bottle during your next work out.

– What to do when the name of your business becomes associated with terrorism. I feel for the owner of the ISIS hair salon.

How to start running

How to make a nasty cold suck less

– Cool: Maslow is a 4×8 foot CNC router for $350. Imagine the stuff you can build!

– This little guy made me chuckle.

– Just discovered this free (!) Skillshare class by Mailchimp teaching you how to automate, optimize, and personalize emails to increase sales. So good.

CEO school.

– This brand new CreativeMornings talk by Simon Sinek is fantastic. 30mins well spent.

– If you’ve ever wondered which countries have the most introverted vs. extraverted norms, here’s a map of the data from 51 cultures.

A Tweet on Principles.

Guzzle Buddy is a handy device that transform an entire bottle of wine into a personal drinking glass. Low in class, high in fun.

– I wish people would be more open about the topic of money. Here’s an interesting article with 7 questions that might help start a conversation around it.

– Treehugger wrote an article about my co-working space FRIENDS WORK HERE.

– Psst… Tattly is running a SALE until the end of Sunday.

Friday Link Pack

Improv Everywhere Turns a Busy New York City Crosswalk Into a Ballroom

How to transfer a picture to wood (via)

– I’m a Doctor. If I Drop Food on the Kitchen Floor, I Still Eat It.

– Loving this organizer.

– The future of selfies is this camera drone with facial recognition

– These Wristband headphones would be perfect for my 10 year old.

– Did you know that Public Libraries offer free ebook downloads? I had no idea.

– The internet needs Action Buttons.

The hierarchy of earning profit.

Why Do Anything? A Meditation on Procrastination

The perfect dad shirt: Lay in the grass and nap while your kiddo plays with cars on your back. Fun!

– The self-lacing Back To The Future Sneaker is a reality. And Casey Neistat got to try them on.

– Long gone are the days when I posted about baby stuff. But man, this baby star sleeping bag made me look. Cute.

– This mug with whale spoon is pretty adorable.

Faux Taxidermy Felt Piñata Skin Rug (via)

– This fake bacon bracelet made me laugh. (via)

Quick, Easy-to-Finish Tasks Build Momentum in the Morning

– YES! Being more ethical was the most important KPI?

– Noah Scalin arranged donated clothing to compose a large-scale anamorphic portrait titled Portrait of Innovation: James Conway Farley.

– It’s that time of the year: 8 Pumpkin Carving Stencils

The Difference Between Club Soda, Seltzer and Sparkling Mineral Water

Worry eaters. Write your worry on a paper, put it in the worry eaters mouth. Instantly feel better. (Thanks David)

– I had quite an exciting week, I was invited to be on MSNBC with Tamron Hall to speak about Tattly. This calls for a PARTY watch!

Friday Link Pack

Imagine you’re a musician and before every concert you have to go to the market and buy your instrument, because, it is a vegetable. So refreshing! The Vegetable Orchestra.

– We all need to blow our own crazy horn a bit more often.

– Now this is a stylish camera bag. (via)

– A new site called KidTech aims to shine a spotlight on great, innovative products that leverage technology to help kids and families. The site is meant to celebrate how children’s products have changed dramatically in the last decade.

Cute! Litter Box DIY. (via)

Always Be Moving (via)

Stop adopting other people’s anxiety. (via)

How To Write To-Do Lists That Make You Happier At Work

– Born to be Mild is a short documentary about The Dull Men’s Club, an online community of men wishing to escape the hurly-burly of everyday life and just be ordinary.

– In case you need a rainy day activity this weekend: Making a Tiny Toaster.

– Dutch fashion designer Pauline van Dongen has created a smart top that vibrates in response to bad posture

– Filmmaker Accidentally Captures Perfect Drone Shot of Newlyweds on a Rooftop

– Google has just introduced a new Wi-Fi system that aims to bring a fast signal to every room of your apartment

– Interesting: Negative Reps Help You Do Exercises You Thought Were Impossible

– Smart! Facebook Introduces “Marketplace” – A Way of Selling To Those Nearby

– Efil Türk takes your basic flat puzzle to a new 3D level.

Teaching Your Child Emotional Agility

– Meet Samson, New York’s Biggest Cat

– Google Launches “Google Trips” Travel App

R2-D2 coffee press.

The science behind why the ketchup struggle is real.

How to delete your Yahoo account

– The new Squarespace office is something else. Impressive.

– Imagine your teenage son coming up to you one day and telling you he is going to be a rapper! And you go “Ok!?” And then the next thing you know he has a record label and is performing his own music at concerts around the country. That’s what happened to our friend’s son, Nemo. His first video came out today, and my heart is bursting for him. He has worked relentlessly for this and is taking the Swiss music scene by storm. Go Nemo!

– So many good quotes in our CreativeMornings quotes section. (Hit the “play” button underneath and it takes you to that part in the talk.)

Artbox animation.

– “We have the cake but the cake needs sprinkles. What are the sprinkles?” This made me laugh: 9 Tricks to Appear Smart in Brainstorming Meetings

– Not big into Halloween? Well, at least you can wear some spooky Tattly.

Friday Link Pack

Always keep coming back to this one by Louis CK.

– OMG! —> BRIXO blocks are chrome-coated building blocks that act as electric conductors. They interlock to produce complete simple circuits with no wires involved, adding lights, motion and sound to any construction. They are LEGO compatible folks!

Panda Stamp. Cute.

– New York Public Library Installs Tiny Trains to Deliver Books

– I really don’t like houseeshoes (had to wear them as a kid) but I do like these simple crochet slippers.

– Grace Bonney’s new book “In The Company Of Womenhas a launch event on October 5th! I’ll be there! You should come too! Ops! It’s sold out!

– Jason Polan collaborated with Uniqlo on a T-Shirt line. What’s not to love? (His giraffes are my favorite!)

You think you have one to-do list, but really you have three. (via)

– Argentinian design studio Sudaca makes beautiful bookshelves. You can watch them while they make it. Live!

– Interesting long read: On How to Disagree

– This reversible bra is pretty cool.

– “Power is about making a difference in the world by influencing others.” The Power Paradox

– This Rainbow Cord Taco by This Is Ground made me chuckle. ( I use my silver one daily.)

– What an interesting looking drip coffee contraption.

This silver notepad makes me laugh every time I sit down at my desk. Well done, Playtype.

– Have you seen this post on how to improve your city? Love it so much!

5 Foreign sayings that just don’t translate

– Divorces should be looked at more as a “courageous and positive act.” Angelina’s Divorce Shows How ‘Failed Marriages’ Are Failing Us

– Our Tattly Halloween Set is pretty cool.

Friday Link Pack

Imagine if a reply-all e-mail chain jumped from the screen into your everyday life. What a nightmare.

God bless free wifi. Yes.

– I think I’d enjoy this book: The New Simplicity in Graphic Design

– It’s a bear. It’s a remote. It’s cute.

MoMA puts 1000s of historical exhibition photos online

– Cat lovers unite: Kitty colar blouse.

– This Experimental Home Tilts Like A See-Saw As You Walk Around Inside

– Researchers have discovered the key to naturally stripping sugar from all our foods

– This is a design-y tea towel.

– Jay Z: ‘The War on Drugs Is an Epic Fail

The best ways to cope with a noisy office (via)

That vs which

This home by Lia Chavez made me gasp.

– Tempted to put some dots on my walls.

– This simple, modular shelfing system called Lap Shelving is beautiful!

The Hamdog is what happens when a hamburger and a hotdog have a baby. Made me laugh.

Responding to cyberbullying – ten tips for teens

100+ new iPhone and iPad features in iOS 10 (via)

Woodieful is a shelf and a stool and a coffee table all in one.

Jony Ive says “Aluminium”

– Even locals who believe climate change is real have a hard time grasping that their city will almost certainly be flooded beyond recognition: This is New York in the not so distant future.

– No big deal: Tattly launched a collaboration with The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C!

Friday Link Pack

Pro domino artist Hevesh5 spent 25 hours over eight days building this Domino Masterpiece, her third largest solo project to date.

– Woah, this is a good vintage find: Linotron 505 for high-speed film typesetting (via Coudal)

– Teju Cole on How the Paradox of Photography Captures the Central Anxiety of Existence

How to Use iMessage (to Annoy the Hell Out of Your Friends)

– This is a beauty of swiveling towel/clothing holder which can hold up to 10kg.

– Amanda Palmer wrote a moving essay on Nick Cave. After the singer lost his child, he invited a film crew in and simply carried on working.

– Beautiful, super minimal barstools.

– It’s starting to be dark in the morning when I wake up, which makes it harder for me to get up early. Thinking about getting this sunrise-imitating-alarm-clock.

– Please do your best to avoid the huge moon balloon rolling through China

A Walking Guide to Public Art in Manhattan and Queens (animated backgrounds for iPhone with stories inside.

– A meticulously designed poster to sharpen your internal sense of scale. Use your body to measure things!

– An online collection of people’s personal anxieties: I still have anxiety about this.

– Interesting read: Why you should tell your children how much you make

The Power of 5

– In case you’re in the market for a USB battery pack. This post is helpful.

– Great read: Avoiding Organizational Debt

– In overvaluing confidence, we’ve forgotten the power of humility

– These are some impressive beards and moustaches.

– Aren’t we all dreaming of a custom, hand-made neon sign.

Which European Cities Have the Most Affordable Housing?

– “The Sandwich Club fosters an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and forward-thinking sandwich culture by encouraging the discovery and consumption of delicious sandwiches and sandwich components, both in the United States and abroad.”

– Eric Lobdell, a swissmiss reader, emailed me to tell me that he made this typeface. Here’s the story. Yes to side projects!

– I am looking to hire a part-time in-house photographer for Tattly.

Put a Rhino on it.

Friday Link Pack

Seventy-five year old Ruben Pardo is the oldest elevator manual operator in Los Angeles. For six days a week over the past 40 years, he has helped the patrons of the Art Deco marvel at 5514 Wilshire Blvd “up and down” while enlightening them with positive musings on the simple joys of life. Congrats on 40 years Ruben!

– Infographic: 50 Useful Keyboard Shortcuts

– My kids think this Doo Doo Head Mask is hilarious.

Inflatable furniture that you can also use in the pool.

A Napkin Novel.

– This cloud light is aaaaadorable.

Mondrian Emoji.

This girl is winning at life.

– We all want to be part of a club. Now you can be part of a sock club. And you’ll get a new pair of socks every month.

David Bowie Answers the Famous Proust Questionnaire

Radiooooo: A Musical Time Machine That Lets You Hear What Played on the Radio in Different Times/Places

Ne vous trumpez pas.

– Whoa! Super interesting geometric rugs!

– You should totally get a Brooklyn Brownstone for your cat.

– This made me laugh: niceballs dangle beneath your desk so you can discretely de-stress

– Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston talk about their collaboration, ‘A Child of Books’.

Google’s guide to effective teams.

Leonardo Da Vinci’s To Do List (circa 1490) Is Much Cooler Than Yours

Vote Gif!

– I like this custom photo necklace.

– Loving loving loving the new Tattly set by Christoph Niemann.

Friday Link Pack

My friend Bas made this beautiful mini documentary on Vanessa O’Brien.

– Come work with me a FRIENDS! We are hiring a part-time studiomanager.

– Did you know that the George Washington Bridge was voted as the one of the Seven Engineering Wonders of the New York Metropolitan Area in 1953 and is the world’s busiest bridge?

– I have zero public napping skills, but the Chinese apparently do.

Love this wall of cabinets.

– Oh, those delivery guys.

Elon Musk’s Break Down on Climate Change

– Woah, this looks like an interesting adventure.

Stolen Dropbox passwords are circulating online. Here’s how to check if your account’s compromised. (Mine was!)

– These slippers are quite good looking. Remind me of the house shoes I had to wear as a kid.

Summer cocktail recipes.

– Some of these abandoned spaces are stunning.

Goethe on the Psychology of Color and Emotion

Shine On!

– “If you get out of the way of your work, your work will tell you exactly what it needs. Usually your work is much more forward-thinking than you are.” Carrie Mae Weems

– What it feels like to be the last generation to remember life before the internet. (I am one of them!)

– I didn’t know this: Central Park’s lamp posts have a hidden trick to help you navigate

10 books for adventurous, brave & strong young girls

– The images on this post are weeeeeeird: Photographer Dons Giant Panda Costume to Help Pandas Born In Captivity Be Released Into the Wild

– Lots of food for thought in this long post by Benjamin Hardy. (If only the title wasn’t so link-baity!)

Wait, what? “Of the 1,000 people surveyed, one in 12 said Comic Sans was the most trustworthy font but Times New Roman was the most trusted.”

When politics feels like satire.

This GIF makes me slightly uncomfortable.

Conscious Style Guide is a community resource for anyone curious or serious about conscious language. (via)

– I like these strip-ey blow bubble containers.

19 Incredibly Useful Websites You Wish You Knew Earlier

The unexpected qualities of great leaders? Productive paranoia, empirical creativity, and fanatic discipline. (via)

Must wear a Taco today.

Friday Link Pack

Experimental artist Petros Vrellis creates detailed portraits with a single thread

Falling for sleep: When wakefulness is seen as the main event, no wonder so many have trouble sleeping. Can we rekindle the joy of slumber? (via)

– “I believe editing is an essential skill that is often overlooked and under appreciated. The future belongs to the best editors.” – Jason Fried (via)

A field guide to black holes.

– Outch: Legroom on most major US airlines, compared in one GIF

Blackbox is a new shipping company from the creators of Cards Against Humanity.

Why does traffic jam for no reason at all?

– This made me laugh: Sleeping Baby Becomes The Master Of Cosplay During Her Bedtime

– I agree with Coudal, this Stubby Squid looks like a Pixar character brought to life.

– Inside the stunning new Oculus at the World Trade Center Transportation hub.

– This is great news: Pandora readies for on-demand streaming. I am a big fan of Pandora.

Photo retouching has been around before Photoshop.

– I want to hit so many of these outdoor installations.

Pattern is a simple, focused, drawing application for the iPad and iPad Pro. It focuses on simple design tools rather than fancy brushes and effects. (via)

– The new SOMA water bottle is pretty and are made from shatter-resistant borosilicate glass.

– My daughter loves Audiobooks, she will be psyched to know: As Far As Your Brain Is Concerned, Audiobooks Are Not ‘Cheating’

– Within the next four years, 40% of the U.S. workforce will be freelancers who are working for more than one company at any given time.

The Best of BESTA: Design Inspiration for IKEA’s Most Versatile Unit

These wool sneakers claim to be the ‘most comfortable in the world’

Saype drew a 10,000 square meter man in the mountains of Leysin, Switzerland

– Wow, now THAT’S a double rainbow.

The backstory of the massive lawsuit against Mother Jones.

– “Success is often a result of committing to the fundamentals over and over again.” How to Stick With Good Habits Every Day by Using the “Paper Clip Strategy” (via)

On the Internet nobody knows you’re a dog.

– YES! Currently experiencing just this: Your vacation will feel longer if you don’t plan it to death

Masdar City was planned as the world’s first carbon-neutral city, located in the desert of one of the world’s most oil-dependent nations, the United Arab Emirates. Located 11 miles south of Abu Dhabi, would be home to 50,000 residents and serve 40,000 commuters.

– Love the Stallion Tattly by Stina Persson.

Friday Link Pack

A remarkable (short) true story of love.

Trumpinator™ turns any mention of Trump into instant satire by replacing his name with contextually relevant nicknames.

– Love this: Park Pens: twigs packaged to look like stationery

Ne vous TRUMPez pas.

This made me dizzy watching.

– The USPS is releasing Star Trek stamps.

– Awesome! The mighty Debbie Millman is teaching a branding class over on CreativeLive.

This Is How To Get Healthy

The Legendary Design Of Eero Aarnio

– Tattly is looking for college students to join our team as
Tattly College Ambassadors at their schools this fall.

– Trans model wears stunning couture dress made from flags of countries that ban homosexuality.

– With my current obsession of the Invisibilia podcast I can’t wait to see Lulu Miller’s talk at Hopscotch Design Festival in a few weeks.

Twitter adds a quality filter setting. Yes please.

– Now that’s sugar cube: 3D printed sugar.

– Great message (wish there was less swearing though): A 5 Minute Plea to Do

I’m soaked to the skin with emotion.

– Currently enjoying this Tumblr.

– 23:01:46 — pill to make bird forget it has been kissed

This: “Life is no “brief candle” for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”

– Albert Lee and the good folks at NEA are running a survey about design’s role in startups. Take it here!

– While researching a video of my favorite restaurant in the Appenzeller mountains, called Aescher, I came upon this one, and randomly found my entire family, including my mom, in it. No idea who the person is that shot it. This is us standing and watching the paragliders taking off! HOW RANDOM IS THIS?