Friday Link Pack

bouncing gorilla gif(via)

– It’s almost GO-time for Nearly Impossible, a conference for people who make and sell physical products. Get your ticket here.

– Mark Schafer wrote a thorough review on TeuxDeux. (A to-do app I co-created with my studiomates of FictiveKin and Jonnie Hallman)

Tantoo bean bags are quite adorable. Pick between an elephant of giraffe.

– Tina Turner covers Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Proud Mary on live Italian TV in 1971. Pretty awesome.

Michelle Obama is one cool first lady.

– The World’s Fluffiest Bunny.

A fifteenth-century church gone shop and café.

– Take the test: Which US state matches your personality?

Karl Lagerfeld shares his vision of Coco Chanel: her childhood, her charisma, her legend, and the indelible mark that Coco has left 100 years after opening her first boutique.

Wordoids are made-up words. They look nice and feel great. They are good for naming things. (via Seth)

– Always take photos you see in ads or magazines with a grain of salt. Here’s why.

Two kinds of loyalty.

Mobile bed. This might only be fascinating to someone like me who lives in a big city where living spaces tend to be small.

Specs. Wow.

These Are Some of the Most Amazing Lego Projects Ever Built

– The CreativeMornings theme for November is Bravery! Really excited to see what talks will come out of this one. You can see all of our previous themes here.

– The Brooklyn Museum is looking to hire a full-time Web Designer.

(Belated) Friday Link Pack

This film by SNASK is about a tomato on his way to work at a CreativeMornings breakfast buffét.

Surf Board Rugs. Love this.

10 Tips for improving your Google Search Results. Thanks Apartment Therapy.

– I absolutely love the Ten Thousand Stories Book. And so do my kids.

– Side-By-Side Photos Show Sandy’s Aftermath One Year Later

Mike Myers says Yeah Baby.

– This illustration is quite mesmerizing.

– You Are What You Read: 14 Thought Leaders Share Their Bookshelves

5 Prefixes You Should Be Using in Your Email Subject Lines

– This is one lovely hanging planter. (Thanks Amrit)

Yoda Origami. Love this.

Tiny futuristic mini apartments. Yikes.

Tweetbot 3 for iPhone is now available.

– Interesting read: What is Swiss Style Typography?

– Photos of Couples Switching Clothes

– A new study says that first borns are smarter and do better in school. There’s a few theories why. (via)

– A growing collection of NYC Metro Musicians documented by Bas Berkhout.

U.S. Geography by MindSnacks brings you a fun and effective way to learn geography.

– The BrooklynMuseum is looking to hire a web designer.

Friday Link Pack

Calling internet memes “the street art of the social web”, artist, designer and writer An Xiao Mina looks at how internet culture reflects an urban street aesthetic online. Watch it over on CreativeMornings.

– Beautifully simple light installation.

– Love this horseshoe magnet.

– Meet the 2013 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award Winners.

PackH2O Water Backpack wins the 2013 Cooper Hewitt People’s Design Award. Fantastic.

f.lux makes the color of your computer’s display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day.

Grown-Up Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Yum.

Mushroom Hooks. Why not?

Lightning Cloud Necklace. Definitely cute.

Fountains of the World. (Thanks James)

– The most glorious TED Talk takedown you will witness before 2070.

The Headphone Project: Kiran asks strangers what they are listening to. Love this.

– Hey New Yorkers, here’s your chance to see advertising legend George Lois speak.

– Cute: Hedgehog Pencil Holder (via) celebrates beards.

Browse the interwebz like Jay Z.

– Pattern lovers unite: Geometric Pattern Book

Balloon Heads by Bela Borsodi. Made me smile.

– This could make me love pizza: Austrian Pizzeria Features a Spinning Disco Ball Wood-Fired Oven

Hanksy – It’s a Punderful Life.(Thanks Steve)

Humans of New York: A Vibrant Photographic Census of Diversity and Dignity

– The fine folks of charity: water are looking to hire a Front-End Engineer.

Friday Link Pack!

The Most Astounding Fact – Neil deGrasse Tyson

– Fancy, shiny Metallic Print

– This table would make for a great work surface in a design studio.

How Effective People Handle Email, by Elizabeth Grace Saunders

A is for Rebel.

– The Affordable Art Fair is currently happening here in NYC.

Q&A With Theron Humphrey over on National Geographic.

The Daily Habits of Highly Productive Philosophers: Nietzsche, Marx & Immanuel Kant

– Thinking of starting a new company but haven’t found your ideal co-founder match yet? Try this site.

Grown-Up Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Start Something: The Power of Side Projects

A Brief History of the To-Do List and the Psychology of Its Success

– Made me smile: Washing Machine Laundry Hamper

– There are 7,500 varieties of apples; if you tried one everyday, it would take 20 years to try them all! (via)

Honest interview with James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem. (via)

Lovely tote. I support the sentiment.

– My friend Cameron Moll interviewed Michael Bierut in the most recent Hired Podcast.

World Map Necklace.

– Ever wished your baby came with a volume dial?

– My studiomates of Editorially are looking for an intern.

Friday Link Pack


Icebergs, an interesting looking new service that lets you visually organize stuff in the cloud.

– What are you doing on the night of October 18th? Why not be part of the largest, global dinner party?

– If you have a 7-10 year old girl at home chances are familiar with Rainbow Loom: Here’s a nice collection of bracelet patterns.

– Want to win a free dinner with me? Ted of Us Is Two is making it possible.

– Congrats to all the winners of the Shopify Design Awards. A great resource to see well designed e-commerce stores.

20 Life Hacks To Make Parenting More Fun. Some of these are brilliant. (Thanks Barbara)

Get Biked: An email list of bikes for sale in New York City.

– Interesting: Jessie of Sweet Thing shares her elaborate Iphoneography Process. iPhone Camera –> VSCO Cam –> Afterlight –> Touch Retouch –> Instagram

– As a founder of two startups I struggle with this question: How Much Should You Pay Yourself?

Conversations with my 3 year old.

Mosquito Net Pants. For real.

– Neil deGrasse Tyson Doesn’t Think Elon Musk’s SpaceX Will Put People On Mars. Watch him explain why.

– Jonathan speaks with Danielle LaPorte over on the Good Life Project.

Web Designers’ First Websites features the first dabbles into website creation by several web designers. Refreshing. (via CreativeMornings)

All The Things You Don’t Need. Great post by Chris Guillebeau.

– Congratulations, Dana Tanamachi! Awesome Target collaboration.

Friday Link Pack

(Virtual Rotating Moon)

The noise of stuff, by Mikael Cho

– These Coffee Lid Coasters by Jennifer Daniel made me laugh.

– The story of a man who one day woke up to realize he’s become internet famous and everybody hated him. (via David)

– DIY: Hand-painted Tights.

– Hey UI designers: Facebox offers 50 rights-cleared photos of real people for UI design and business presentations.

Shopify is giving away over $500,000 in cash, prizes, and mentorship in their most recent Build A Business Competition.

This made me cry.

The Rise of the Tech Villain?

– DIY for the weekend: Pom Poms Backpack Charms

Impressions of 12 Muppet Characters in One Minute

– What it feels like to be a parent.

– A few weeks back I swapped desks with Noah Robischon, an executive editor at Fast Company. Here’s what he thought about the experiment.

– Etsy launched Pages. Here’s mine.

Shigeto in Studio.

I forgot my iphone.

Stop Tweeting Boring Sh*t and other blunt new rules of work.

10 Bets You Will Always Win, Part 8

– Here’s your chance to spend 12 weeks where I am from in Switzerland: ICON Worldwide is looking to hire a Print/Web Design Intern. The Appenzell region will blow your mind!

– I agree, this is a rather clever IKEA hack.

Friday Link Pack

(via minor details)

Sumhold is a calculator that instantly calculates and stores numbers with a fiercely reductive interface and simple swipe gesture. (Thanks Chris)

80s TV Trivia Game.

– Mentioned this blog before, and happily do it again: A carefully curated collection of videos + photos + interviews + goods from Those Who Make.

– For the love of Zucchini!

A scientific guide to saying “no”: How to avoid temptation and distraction. (via)

– How to do the “slip-and-slide” – mastering the mundane yet endlessly miraculous urban art of walking on crowded sidewalks.

– Khoi sums up services that allow to share passwords within a team.

T-Rex Tattly!

– A gem of a Tumblr: (via)

10 People Who Switched Careers After 50 (and Thrived!)

– Shawn Blanc explains how to sell your old iPhone when upgrading to a new one: “Call AT&T and have them “factory unlock” my previous iPhone. Since buying a new device removes the previous one from contract they are happy to do a factory unlock of the old iPhone.”

– 7 Things Happen to You When You Are Completely Honest

Fantastic interview with Frank Chimero over on The Great Discontent.

German Preschool Has Delightful Cat-Shaped Building

– New Yorker piece on Light Pollution: The Dark Side by David Owen (via)

– What a lovely, designy stool.

– I set up a recurring yearly sponsorship for 5 children through Wide Horizons for Children. Join me?

– Finally, you can watch all of our 634+ CreativeMornings talk in one place! The new CreativeMornings site makes me so happy.

Common Words With Very Specific Meanings on Food Labels

– The World’s Largest Lunchbox Museum.

– Etsy is looking to hire a Copy Editor.

Link Pack

Radiolab, one of my favorite podcasts.

Hot Dog Legs. Made me laugh.

Geometry Daily, the amazing blog now offers t-shirts.

Astronaut Bedding. It doesn’t get better than this.

Bike to Office Bag. Great gift for a biking dude.

– Wait, what? That clutch is a Bluetooth speaker? Yeah, ladies!

Vintage guide to the Internet. Wow.

On Bloomberg the other day there was a fascinating article pointing out that, not only was the idea of moving people via pneumatic tubes previously conceived of in the 19th century, one guy in New York actually built a working prototype of such a system in 1867 that moved thousands of people between Murray and Warren streets downtown, during the Boss Tweed era! Read the article.

– The guys at the Dust Panda booth at the NYNOW show made me chuckle. Adorable.

Knitted Helvetica “Hi” Baby Blanket.

When was the last time you did something powerfully meaningless?

– Couldn’t help but chuckle seeing this: Virtually Hike Through the Swiss Alps While Exercising With This App (thanks Joanna)

– My friend Blake of Matchstic in Atlanta is looking to hire an Art Director. Good people!

Mens Pants embroidered with Hot Dogs and Burgers. No Joke.

Waffles on skewers. Yes!

Brooklyn Pizza Plates. Yay!

The Making of a Steinway (via)

Link Pack

In this CreativeMornings talk, Benjamin Tallis, a journalist, commentator, activist and a university lecturer, talks about boundaries in a so-called world without boundaries.

– Anyone who runs a company should read this: Magic + Generosity = the brand crush. Especially the last sentence: Crushes don’t last forever. You need to keep adding magic and generosity.

How to Hail A Cab in NYC

CIAO Cartolina iphone case. Pretty.

– 80 photographs documenting the bad old days of New York (1970-1989). (via)

10 Years of Wooster Collective

Moo’s Luxe Business Cards are stunning. I got myself one for Tattly and one for CreativeMornings. They look so impressive. Gone are the days where getting business cards is a HUGE expense and effort.

– Just got myself a new Baggu Leather Loop Keychain. So happy.

– I am quite tired of animal alphabet posters. So, yes to this Space themed introduction to the alphabet.

– Did you hear of 99U’s Pop Up School happening in NYC in September?

– “back up your content til you can’t back up no ‘mo.” Excellent Read by Craig Lockwood.

– Go fly a kite in the shape of a Sailing Ship.

100 Questions: A Toolkit for Conversations

– Yup. This is one pretty French Enamel Thermometer.

– David Pogue wrote a review on $600 Sunglasses that show colorblind people what the world really looks like.

– STORY is running a Pitch Night on Monday the 19th, for their Made In America STORY. American makers are invited to show off their products to a panel of influencers: Made Movement’s Alex Bogusky, PSFK founder, Piers Fawkes, and STORY founder, Rachel Shechtman.

– Gumroad is looking to hire a Front-end Engineer in SF.

Link Pack

A snippet from Ping Fu’s fantastic CreativeMornings talk.

Steep is an all ceramic mug that works with any regular mason jar lid, making it water tight.

– The 99U Pop-Up School is happening in NYC on September 18-20th. Looks fantastic.

– Wow! Spherical cake tutorial!

– Useful: Startup Toolkit: The Best Tools for Entrepreneurs

– Bioplastic Tableware That Looks Like Vegetables

– Thinking about raising money? Read this: How to Convince Investors by Paul Graham. –

Mr. T Toilet Roll Holder.

– A promising looking site with online Rails tutorials for beginners.

Keep Feet & Hands Off Wall: Totally needed in my house.

– Made me smile: Bubbles Soapdish

Rubbee turns your bicycle into an electric bike in seconds.

– Good reminder: Stay True Key tag.

Square Market lets you shop online from neighborhood businesses all over the country anytime, anywhere. So fantastic. Filed under “I Love The Internet So Much”! (Thank you Nate)

One second on the internet. Powerful visualization., an online tax resource for the sharing economy.

LEGO Apple Store. Fantastic.

– Assuming I’d live in a big giant open loft, I would totally get this.

– This makes NYC subway commuting look like a piece of cake: Rush hour on the Beijing Subway

– Abandoned halfway through construction, this 45 story tower in Caracas has become the world’s tallest slum.

– My fab accountant Scott is looking to hire an accountant, bookkeeper. He is pretty much working with every cool designer, design studio here in NYC.

Movie Title Stills Collection.

Friday Link Pack

(via the kid should see this)

– Do you like to drool over architecture and interiors. Check out Architizer.

– DUMBO, the area in Brooklyn I work at, is about to get a whole lot more colorful. I am thrilled.

The Impossible Family Portrait. Moving.

Dina Kelberman’s Tumblr is one long shifting string of consciousness google image search. Fascinating. (Thanks Louis)

– Make your window air-conditioner prettier and less noisy with Babilawn.

The Deck Network, which I am a proud member of, is booking ad schedules now for the remainder of 2013 and at the moment still has a couple ad slots open in August. Write for more information and get a nice price if you can pull the trigger quick.

– Ever wondered what bike saddles in Amsterdam look like? Here you go.

– Ever toyed with the idea of running your own podcast? Listen to this.

– Hey crafty parents, why not build a littleBits Jet Pack with your kiddo this weekend? File that under supercool!

– YES! Emoji Tracker shows the most popular emojis used on Twitter. (via)

– This: Gardens, not buildings

– Listen to Seth Godin explain why bad or bizarre ideas are more successful than boring ones: How to get ideas to spread.

– A site filled with mid-century illustrations? Yes, please.

– A rare BBC Interview with iconic Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist Carl Jung on human personality.

Books recreated and crafted out of paper. Kelli Anderson is my hero.

– Super minimal clothing rack. I approve.

A collection of startup wisdom. (via)

3D Printed Sugar. Supercool.

– Web designers! Shopify launched a Design Award. Judging panel consists of Jeffrey Zeldman, Daniel Weinand + moi.

A Clockwork Orange Tote Bag.

People Matter. Yes.

– For the past few years, Chicago based Nate Burgos has been a silent editor of this blog, gently letting me know if something wasn’t right. He runs a wonderful site himself, called Design Feast.

7 Things Really Persuasive People Do, over on the brand-newInc. Magazine website.

– My DUMBO friends over at Big Spaceship are looking to hire a Front End Developer.

Friday Link Pack

A video celebrating the Brooklyn Tech Triangle, which I happen to call my home.

– Amazing: Food Typography.

– Gorgeous, animated typefaces: (via)

Mid century packaging from Switzerland.

– Filed under ‘so cool’ and ‘want': Custom USB drive with 35 HOURS of This American Life (plus video!)

– Tiny dog. Big glasses.

– Lots and lots of inspirational stories to be found here:

– Great read on the history of the iconic NYC subway system signage.

– I wouldn’t mind sporting one of these Everyday Sacs.

Nearly Impossible, a conference for people who make and sell physical products. Happening this November in NYC. Can’t wait to attend.

– My kids are completely gaga over the Itty Bitty T-Shirts they received from Agnieszka Gasparska last year. I am so happy to see that there’s a Kickstarter campaign happening to get more of them into production.

– I agree with Daniel, offload is a good idea.

– Coffee lover? This might make you chuckle: Death Before Decaf

– Now that I run my own company(ies) I am getting more and more fascinated by the world of Business Development. Here’s a good read: HOW TO: Land a Business Development Job

– No bid deal, just a frog with an umbrella.

– Uhm, yes. A Bill Murray Coloring Book by Belly Kids.

– Good advice: “Show up to work with the energy and curiosity of your first day and the honesty of your last.” – Kate Aronwitz. From this article. (via)

Cookbook Create turns your favorite recipes into a printed cookbook.

– The Hired Guns in Philadelphia are looking to hire an Executive Creative Director.

Friday Link Pack

(via The Kid Should See This)

– Try this IFTTT Recipe to add a random Wikipedia article to your Feedly every day to increase your knowledge. (via)

– BrooklynBeta is one of the best conferences I have ever attended. The tickets for this year’s conference in October just opened up. Check out the amazing folks attending and get your ticket. (as long as you still can)

– Fantastic post by Kellan, the Etsy CTO, on Surviving being senior (tech) management.

Zkipster looks like a fantastic service for event organizer that work with guest lists. (not ticketing services) I attended an event organized by the Swiss Consulate here in NYC last week and the staff used their software on their iPads. Looked slick.

Toothpaste Pete. My kids would sure love this little guy.

– I bought one of these foldable camping tables with chairs and my kids love it. Folds down to a small suitcase.

– Wow! Super lightweight shoes made from Tyvek.

– Craig Mod launched hi, a website that lets you attach a snippet of text and a photograph to a location.

275,000 dominoes toppled toward a new Guinness World Record.

– What time is it? Party time!

Safe Search Engines for Kids.

– A beauty: Mika Bag

Google Maps 2 for iPhone/iPad is out, with live accident reports, indoor maps of malls, airports, etc. Free. (via)

History of Mac, Minimalist Illustrations of Mac Computers

– “A deadline is a beautiful thing.” – Maira Kalman

– The fine folks of Happy Monday interviewed me for their podcast.

The One Thing These Crazy Successful People Do Every Morning

– These Metal Boxes have my name written all over it.

– Anil Dash’s post on 10 Rules of the Internet, made me chuckle. I’ve sure learned my lesson with #2.

– Moment in NYC is looking to hire an Experience Designer.

Friday Link Pack

Lullatone splits a banana split.

– Not sure what for, but I’d really love to own an arrow board.

– I just laughed out loud: The Burrito Pillow.

– I was invited to curate and Etsy Pop-Up show at west elm in Dumbo + Market. The festivities are happening Saturday, July 27 from 1pm – 6pm in Dumbo where each of the featured Etsy sellers will be set up within the west elm store and west elm Market store to share and sell their goods.

A responsive web design beginners resource list. (via)

As Children’s Freedom Has Declined, So Has Their Creativity, by Peter Gray

Ten Things I Have Learned: Milton Glaser

– Milena Korolczuk created a series of photographs depict iconic figures of history, philosophy, art, literature and pop cul­ture formed out of Wonder Bread.

– The Sandwich book made me smile.

40 Days of Dating.

Degrees of Steak Doneness Visualized.

– What looks like a plant is actually a pot filled with pens. Made me smile.

– Love this minimal star tea towel. I am all for black and white.

– Here’s your chance to enjoy a full-day Q&A with Simon Sinek. Kudos on the affordable student tickets. (Unfortunately gone already)

Tattly birthday sale currently happening until Sunday midnight (EST). 50% off! Use discount code TATTLYTWO!

– I like this red top.

– Did you see Draplin’s stunning Space Shuttle Poster?

– My friends at Apartment Therapy are looking to hire a Front End Web Engineer.

– Team Tattly is taking #itshardbeingtwo to a whole new level.

Friday Link Pack

Adrift from Simon Christen on Vimeo.

– Soon New York City businesses, organizations and residents will be able to register a .nyc domain name.

Vodka and Rum soaked Gummy Bears. Yes!

– I like this storage side table-stool.

– Beautiful: Ombre Flutter Throw

– “This place is the Newsstand, a pop-up shop that has transformed an ordinary subway space into a store for independently published magazines, books, comics and zines. In a digitalized world, it is a small haven for printed media.” No Porn, Just Books and Zines, by Erika Allen

21 Signs You’re Dating A Designer

How to get a job at Dreamworks (via Jad)

– Keep coming back to Ben Chestnut’s CreativeMornings talk. So much good thinking on company culture!

– Shapeways is looking to hire a UI designer.

I was a Manic Pixie Dream Girl, by Laurie Penny

– If you’re constantly checking how many Facebook likes you’ve got, this is for you.

– A Short, Animated Look at What’s Inside Your Average Cup of Coffee

Friday Link Pack

– Dave Brown of Holiday Matinee asked a few creative types to contribute to a digital mixtape. Here it is.

Polka Dot Wooden Party Utensils.

– My studiomate Wesley in a short on fashion.

This Map shows how America compares to the rest of the world on gay rights. Scary how much ‘red’ there is.

Marimekko has a massive sale going on. #brandsIlove

– Only a few more days left to sign up for the next 6 months Tattly subscription!

– Here’s your chance to have dinner with Anil Dash.

– An interesting story behind the design of the “broken image” icons in Web browsers, on Quora. (via)

How To Apologize Online, by Derek Powazek

– Simple Genius: A Bendable Cheese Grater That’s A Cinch To Clean

– Fascinating: The Miner and Major is an experiment in communal living in Brooklyn.

– My friends over at The Great Discontent are looking to hire an Editorial Intern.

A Photoshop template of iOS 7 GUI elements.

– Interesting (and sobering) read: Don’t go to art school

– Two years in the making, street trials rider Danny MacAskill releases his brand new riding film.

Women of 1966 using compact mirrors in a packed crowd to catch sight of the queen in London. (via)

Friday Link Pack

- 5 Minute Drill: How to Negotiate Like a Pro

– Learn how to fold an origami elephant.

– Mini LEGO Gumball machines. (thanks Rusty)

Scrubba, a Portable Washing Machine.

Modular luggage. Smart. (via)

– I need to give this new Gmail Feature a try. Looks promising.

– Turn the iconic American glass Mason jar into a travel mug with the Cuppow universal lid.

Nicely noted, a letterpress card subscription service. Wonderful.

Khoi talks iOS7 on The Verge.

– Amazon challenges Facebook Gifts with its own social gifting service

– Craig Mod defends Facebook. Interesting read: Facebook Is Fine: Just Hide the Noise

Hot Tub Cinema anyone?

– While the crowd waits for Green Day to go on in London’s Emirates Stadium, they sing the entirety of Bohemian Rhapsody together. Amazing.

Astronaut Wooden Brooch.

How to Make Toy Animal Corn on the Cob Holders

Who says babies can’t dance?

– A slightly more challenging and exciting version of Tic Tac Toe.

Big dipper necklace.

Mixtapes. Oh the memory.

– I really want the +POOL to happen here in NYC. Let’s back them for phase 2.

Friday Link Pack

How To Live an Unremarkably Average Life

– Here’s an awesome Father’s Day DIY gift idea: Make him a cardboard toolbox.

Easy Origami Business Card Stand

Evolution of Get Lucky (Love the glasses/year reference on the side)

– Anyone who has ever struggled with putting a price tag on their services should read this brand new, free e-book by Mike McDerment. It’s a quick and fabulous read. Wish it would have been around when I started my design studio.

Party Time Headband. #Tattlyneedsthese

Philadelphia Orchestra musicians perform on flight waiting on Beijing tarmac. The space constraint in the plane is fascinating.

Love you back.

– Highly amused that the guy on this crazy JET bicycle is not bothering wearing a helmet.

– Listen to Cameron Moll and Jason Fried chat about Basecamp, remote working and the upcoming book “Remote” in this latest Hired Podcast.

– A quite beautiful Foursquare Time Machine. Your check-ins visualized.

– Front-end Developers! Want to work with the smartest and most talented folks around? My studiomates of Editorially are hiring.

Giraffe Cup. Made me giggle.

Like a boss desktop-wallpaper.

Friday Link Pack

Flying, a new iPhone app for all your air travel.

– Literally Tweet your Tweet. Made me laugh. (Thanks Pablo)

Dots, an iPhone/iPad game about connecting the dots.

Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes. Fascinating!

– Stunning, geometric, single-piece mobile: Themis Mono Mobile

– A sleeping bag I wouldn’t mind calling my own.

– When words aren’t enough, say it with bacon. Made me laugh. Make sure to watch the film.

Sixty Seconds of Salary by Bard Edlund

Google’s sick of your sucky passwords, so it posted a video to help you out

– This teeny tiny DIY Father’s Day gift idea made me smile!

– HUGE congratulations to Caroline Baumann for being named Director of the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

9 Rules for a Simpler Day, by Leo Babauta

Foldable BBQ Grill!

– Helpful post: How to Fix iCloud’s Biggest Annoyances

Etch, Personalized Foursquare Check-in Map Prints. Wait, people are still using Foursquare?

– Did you know we made custom Tattly for NPR?

– I totally want one of these old fashioned Popcorn Poppers.

Most Highlighted books of all time: 1. The Holy Bible 2. Steve Jobbs

– Good news: The Tattly subscription is back. Only happens twice a year. Current signup is open until July 5th.

– A short segment on my coworking space Studiomates from the Collaborative Cities documentary.

– XO Group Inc is looking to hire a Senior Designer. (You’ll get to work with my fab friend Lori.)

– The neighbors have better stuff doormat.

– Best 404 Error Page I have ever seen. There goes your Friday.

Friday Link Pack

Analog Camera looks like a sweet photo taking, processing and sharing app.

– A modern, minimal laptop backpack by Unit. #wishlisted

– New York City’s bike share program opened to subscribers this week. Some of their reporters tested the system against more familiar modes of transportation in five races.

The History of Daft Punk (missing the latest release)

– Did you know I am a contributor to Quarterly, a subscription service to wonderful things?

Evidence of Alec Baldwin’s time travel

– Smitten Kitchen shared a waffle recipe. Yum.

Mojito Jello Shots. Yum.

LaLa Breakfast is an a new app by LaLa Lunchbox and helps you make planning breakfast with your little ones a bit more fun.

We didn’t start the viral: 8 Years of viral videos to the tune of “We Didn’t Start the Fire”.

– Customize your keys with this DIY Plastic Dip Tutorial.

– I keep coming back to these Blast Off Espresso cups. Tempted to finally purchase them.

– Need a gift for a little boy? Check out this Rocket from Green Toys. Made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic milk jugs. Love this brand.

– Yes! USB flash drives in disguise as an Ambulance or a Police Car.

– Lovely getting a glimpse of Dieter Rams’ home in this post titled: Good Design is as Little Design as Possible. (thanks Nate)

– “Yahoo paid a billion dollars for our treehouse, which is f***ng nuts when you think about it, because the treehouse is worthless as soon as the cool kids decide to stop coming. We know it, they know it, and they know we know it. That’s why I’m not worried.” On the sale of Tumblr.

– “An electronic tattoo that can be used to authenticate a user instead of some flimsy password.” Electronic Tattoos and Passwords You Can Swallow: Google’s Regina Dugan Is a Badass. (via)

– The fine folks over at Happy Cog are looking for a Front-End Developer.

– My daughter (7) thought this was quite funny.

Friday Link Pack

How to dance properly to Daft Punk’s Get Lucky.

– I can’t praise Jocelyn Glei and her team enough for their fantastic book Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind!

– Steve Kroeter of Designers & Books writes about 10 Notable Design Books of 2013

– Jim Hopkinson couldn’t find a lot of real-world blog posts about healthcare for freelancers, so he wrote one.

– “It is not the critic who counts…

– Listen to my studiomate Jason Santa Maria over on Happy Monday.

Two Classic Sangrias from Smitten Kitchen.

How large technology companies defend the rights of their users. Notice how Verizon has zero stars on that chart? (via)

38 Wonderful Foreign Words We Could Use in English.

Fire Escape Wall Shelf. Very NYC.

– Marco Mahler and Henry Segerman sell 3D printed mobiles.

– Pretty IKEA Hack: add leather handles to IKEA Besta.

– The ABC of Contemporary Creatives. (via)

– Fast Company announced their annual “100 Most Creative People” list.

– Always loving to go back to Rules for my Unborn Son.

– A Michigan baby’s life was saved by the insertion of a 3-D printed trachea at two months old.

– XO Group in NYC is hiring a Junior Graphic Designer. (they have stunning offices, we had a CreativeMornings there once!)

– The secret speakeasy inside a NYC water tower.

130 Years Of Brooklyn Bridge Photos. Wow.

– Grace of Design Sponge featured me in her Biz Ladies Profile column. Thank you, Grace!

– Stewardesses and reverberated are the two longest words (12 letters each) that can be typed using only the left hand. The longest word that can be typed using only the right hand is lollipop. Skepticisms is the longest word that alternates hands. (one letter at a time) I heart useless knowledge.

Friday Link Pack

Vinepeek. And there goes your Friday.

How to Piss Off A New Yorker in 36 Seconds

– The Swiss paramedics’ leather bag. A beauty.

– Made me laugh: Slow motion video of Kids trying new foods.

Have More Meetings (But Keep Them Short)

– Did you watch Seth Godin’s CreativeMornings talk?

– The difference between price and value.

A summer internship I want to apply to.

Black-and-White Photos of Vintage NASA Facilities

– Interesting! The Do Lectures launched a book series.

Robottle Corkscrew.

Daughter covers drafts punk’s “Get Lucky”.

I Don’t Want Your F***ing App.

– Bill Gates on Flying Cars, the Malaria Epidemic, and Article-Writing Robots

– Wow. MailChimp will switch to a new look and enhanced features in June.

– Do you live in NYC? You can find a Tattly Vending Machine in various awesome stores this summer.

Pigeon Pillow.

Stay True Felt Pennant.

– The fine folks of Great Discontent interviewed Jason Fried.

– Massimo Vignelli on the Secret of Great Book Design.

Michael’s Still the Top Name for New York Babies, and There Are Reasons.

– Yikes. Top 10 Questions Millennials Ask the Internet.

– Monocle is looking to hire a Digital Designer.

Friday Link Pack

(Thank you Jen)

– 23 Signs You’ve Lived In New York City Too Long. #18 made me laugh out loud.

– What a beauty of a vintage vehicle: Messerschmitt KR200 Kabinenroller.

– (Vintage) Joys of Jell-O

Instant Table.

– What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains.

Computer Brush.

– “MOM upside down is WOW.

– 10 Golden Rules for Making the Perfect Cup of Tea (1941)

Guess where you are in the world.

Pleygo is a rental service that delivers LEGO sets to your door, providing unlimited playtime. LEGO party anyone?

– The People You Meet at McDonald’s

The Theoretical Minimum is a series of Stanford Continuing Studies courses taught by world renowned physicist Leonard Susskind.

– Looks delicious: Lemonade Jelly with Basil

_ Great ways to differentiate Helvetica from Arial.

– Video: Steven Levy interviews Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer.

Recap of the absolutely fantastic 99U Conference that took place in NYC last week.

NYC Design Week Bike Map App.

– How to Build a Chic Cardboard Castle. Also, DIY Fold-Away Cardboard Box Playhouse.

– The upcoming NYC BigApps App Design Meetup at Foursquare has quite an impressive line up of speakers.

– My friends at Mule Design in SF are looking to hire a Visual Designer.

Most nights, Netflix accounts for one-third of all web traffic. (via)

– A seriously beautiful bike bell.

– Some interesting data about how protected bike lanes in NYC dramatically increased retail sales of local businesses. Read Kottke’s post.

– “Livatars”: Take a traditional headshot and make it subtly animated so the person in it appears alive.

Friday Link Pack

Stylish Bicycle Accessories for ladies.

– This week felt a lot like this.

– Musical Chairs, choosing the right seat.

Throw Out Your Resume.

– For my German speaking readers: Der Spiegel Online wrote about my desk swap project.

– Refreshingly different: Diablo Toilet Roll Holder

– Really enjoyed this New York Times video piece: Navigating the Supermarket Aisles

Pretty Cables. Yes! (via)

Business or Pleasure? Try Both. Professional Conferences Double as Vacation Venues

How to Transform Your Email into a Productivity Tool, by Jason Womack

A creative commons flow chart.

It’s a desk. It’s a bed. It made me look.

– In Lambert’s Cafe in Sikeston, MO, they just throw your bread to you from across the restaurant.

– Photos of White Men Wearing Google Glass

USA TODAY did a feature on DUMBO, my office neighborhood.

– 9 of the Most Fascinating Abandoned Mansions from Around the World

Don’t Go Back to School: A Handbook for Learning Anything by my studio mate Kio Stark is now available on Amazon.

The History of Typography, an animated Short (via)

Wanted: 25 special customers.

– Tattly is looking to hire a Community Manager and a Summer Design Intern.

Clip Folding Table. Yes.

– Research confirms that, counterintuitively, relaxing makes you more productive.

– Team Behance is introducing the first 99U book: “Manage Your Day-to-Day

– All kinds of touching: Steve Harvey meets the Florida couple that helped him before he became famous and successful

Apple’s “All-Time Top Apps

“Anyone can complain, but people who provide solutions make a difference.” Barrett Garese

– Animated GIFs, I love you: Popcorn bomb.