– A lot of my family members in Switzerland make their own cleaning products. And they totallyy work! But most of all, they’re better for the environment. Here are a few simple cleaning product recipes to follow.
– 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!
– 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.
– 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.
– 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.
– 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 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.
– 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.
– 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!
– 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!
– “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!
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!