Friday Link Pack

Charming how excited Feynman gets explaining the physics behind rubber bands.

- Mini 3D printed version of Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests sculptures? Yes, please!

- Apps, Tools, and Resources creative professionals
use to improve Productivity & Creativity: damnyouartschool.com

- My kids absolutely love their personalized Lost My Name books.

- Desk Rail is a fresh take on desk organization.

- I am totally going to make a Popsicle Garland with Ella this weekend. #crafts

- This Buzzfeed post about people recreating things they saw on Pinterest rather unsuccessfully made me laugh.

- DIY Project to make power cords look good.

- How Sandy Hit Rockaway, a photo project by Kisha Bari.

- I enjoyed this SXSW talk by Peter Thiel, co-Founder of Paypal: You are not a lottery ticket.

- Quite fond of these factory lockers.

- It’s the weekend folks. This.

- I experienced a broad range of emotions reading through The Worst Things for Sale. Warning, some posts are not safe for work.

- My next Quarterly is going out shortly. I am quite excited about it. Yay for surprises.

- The fine folks over at Crush+Lovely are looking to hire a Senior Project Manager.

Friday Link Pack

(via Organized Wonder)

- My studio neighbor Emily made the most amazing sailboat kite. Impressive.

- Jim Hopkins shares 10 quotes that defined the trends and lessons learned at SXSW 2013

- Ink for iOS is the minimal, barebones sketching app I have been looking for. (via)

- T-Shirt Frame.

- Lightmeter app helps you set your exposure right.

- Illegal (yet amazing) night photography atop the Great Pyramid of Giza. (via)

- Giant rainbow sprinkles cake. Yes, please.

- The MacSparky Markdown Field Guide

- Next time you want to hit that Snooze Button. Think again.

- I love rubber stamps and I love mail. Winner.

- Large Fancy Room Filled With Crap Tea Towel by David Shrigley

- Googly Eye Luggage Tag

- Sling Shot and Seed Bomb Kit. Seriously.

- Now that’s what I call a laundry cart.

- Finland’s New Passport Doubles As A Flip Book Of A Walking Moose (via)

- St.Gallen was the closest town to where I grew up in Switzerland, the town my dad is from and where my mom had a big high end clothing store. This site, Memoria St.Gallen, took me back in time, comparing photos from then and now. I downloaded the iphone app, really well done.

- My friends at Harvest are looking to hire a Visual Designer.

- LittleBigDetails is a simple tumblr blog showcasing a collection of UI details. Yes, I’ve written about them before. Totally worth linking to again.

- Actresses without teeth.

Friday Link Pack

Physicist David Neevel built an OREO separator machine. I kid you not.

- This blog made me laugh: Real tough guys don’t need guns, they just need a positive, can-do attitude. (via)

- nbt.fm, hacker news for music articles and songs. (via)

- Thanks to my friend Ted I discovered Help Scout. It has streamlined our Tattly and Teuxdeux customer support. A real pleasure to use.

- Crafts project for the weekend: Painted Egg Cartons.

- Quarterly is a subscription service to wonderful things. And I am one of their contributors.

- Collaborative Consumption just launched their new site.

- My studiomate Sawyer is up for a .net Awards in the young designers category. He is one of the most talented young folks I’ve ever met. Let’s make sure he wins. Submit your vote.

- It’s been an exciting week. We released a brand neux TeuxDeux. If you like keeping lists, you should check out our simple to-do app.

- Don’t use Google Glasses too much. Else

- Real actors read Yelp reviews.

- Christoph Niemann tells the story of his lovely app. My son is crazy about it. Get it here.

- The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten. Here.

- Cool: Vimeo now lets you add filters and music to your videos right on their site.

- My friends over at spoonsisters.com have a super crazy sale going on. 50% on everything. Use discount code: enjoy50.

- Amazon Launches ‘Send to Kindle’ Button For Web Developers & WordPress Blogs

- The fine folks at Happy Cog Austin are looking to hire an Interactive Designer.

- Analog is Heavy is a collection of wallpapers for sale by Able Parris, available for just a $2 bill.

- Handy: MacSafe Adapter Keyring (via)

- Where to dispose of one time use and rechargeable batteries in the US.

- Don’t overpay for shipping.

- Will Ferrell talking to Jeff Garlin for 90 minutes. Wonderful. (via)

- Thanks to Frank Chimero for introducing me to the Pony Mixer.

Friday Link Pack

- Oh, boy. Google is killing Google Reader on July 1st 2013. Users and developers interested in RSS alternatives can export their data, including their subscriptions, with Google Takeout over the course of the next four months.

- The history of emoticons, an essay by Tom McCormack. (via)

- The Cloud is heavy and design isn’t invisible, by Frank Chimero.

- Robot Calendar. (via)

- Muji Bluetooth Speaker

- How the world has changed: St. Peter’s Square in 2005 and 2013

- House Industries launched a photo fun lettering app.

- Photo Timeline for Cellphones (1980 – 1990)

- Vimeo on demand. Interesting.

- Recent tasks Gabriel Weinberg sent to his virtual personal assistants. (via)

- Ampergram lets you create typographic compositions drawn from Instagram photos of letters.

- The 2012 Feltron Annual Report.

- Underwater photos of people swimming under crashing waves.

- Don’t know what I would do without Dropbox. And now it got even better: Dropbox redesigns desktop client with improved notifications and sharing

- Yoko made a t-shirt: Eligible bachelor million dollar boat.

- The Ultimate Guide to Dropshipping

- I gave a 1 hour talk at SXSW in Austin last week. I keep getting a ton of positive feedback, in case you missed it, here it is again. #humbling

- My friends at Area 17 are looking to hire an Interface Developer.

Friday Link Pack

(via the kids should see this)

- Pinokio is that Pixar Intro lamp come to live. (thanks Akbar)

- Patakk: Most artsy animated gif collection I have seen to date.

- You’re connected to everyone else on the web via 19 clicks or less.

- William Channer of Dorm Room Tycoon interviewed me for his lovely podcast series. You can listen to it here.

- The Benefits of Optimism are real, by Emily Esfahani Smith

- Smart: Virb teamed up with Etsy to help you create beautiful websites with a fully integrated shop.

- A short interview with yours truly over on Johnson Banks.

- An experiment by web designer Marko Dugonjić has taken the concept of responsive typography to a new level: using face detection, Dugonjić calculates the proximity a user is from his or her screen, and then adjusts font size accordingly. (via)

- The Future of Customer Service: These Companies Are Getting it Right

- Student solves Rubix Cube while juggling. (via Jad Abumrad)

- Moving NYTimes Article: 40 Years After an Acid Attack, a Life Well

- How to win a climate change argument, in one chart.

- What the smartest people do on the weekend is is what everyone else will do during the week in ten years. Interesting read by Chris Dixon.

- Twitter is hiring Designers. One of their perks: 24/7 Bacon. Oh my!!!

- Mid-Century Modern recipes. Consider me intrigued.

- Every recorded meteorite strike on Earth mapped. (via John Maeda)

- Love this minimal, ready to assemble stool by James McBennett.

- Panic Button Pacifier. Made me laugh.

- The Coolest Experience I Had as an Apple Store Employee

- Why teens are tiring of Facebook

- Useful: 50 All-Time Favorite New Uses for Old Things (ugh so much advertising. and boo to slideshows)_

- Very impressive fire fighter drill.

- Model Mothers Slideshow over on the New York Times. (via Joanna)

- Paris in Motion, Timelapse and Stopmotion Photography

- All kinds of nerdy and charming video about how meeting people is complicated: Closer.

- This Baby Beryl just won my heart. And I am not even a kid.

Friday Link Pack

- niice. a search engine with taste.

- Newly published: The Art of Clean Up: Life Made Neat and Tidy. This book makes me all kinds of happy.

- US related businessy stuff: LLC vs S-Corp vs C-Corp

- Spark: A Burning Man Story, Documentary Feature Film Goes Behind the Curtain of the Annual Event

- PBS Documentary: Makers: Women Who Make America

- Spencer Fry put together a thorough Startup Launch Checklist

- Popping Water Balloons in Space

- Fascinating glimpse into how Tweens use Instagram. (via)

- Kickstarter launched an iPhone app. This is dangerous! (I prefer backing over shopping) (via Amrit)

- What the White House Looks Like Completely Gutted. Pictures from 1950. Wow.

- We found our son in the subway, by Peter Mercurio. Most touching story I have come across in ages. There are truly *good* people in this world.

- A Music Video Dropmark Collection my studiomate Sawyer Hollenshead plays sometimes when designing. Don’t know about Dropmark? I use it daily!

- Are you a web designer in NYC, loving Broadway shows? Here’s a potentially ideal job for you.

- One of Dr. Seuss letters as a response to one of his fans.

- When I Grow Up, An Inspirational Animated Short for Kids and Adults

- This year the $1 million TED prize goes to self-organizing learning environments by Suguta Mitra. His wish: School in the Cloud.

- Always makes me smile when I spot a Madpax Bubble Backpack in the neighborhood.

- A group of international scientists have found evidence that an ancient, lost continent may be buried beneath the Indian Ocean floor.

Friday Link Pack

- Great NYTimes article by Gray Matter on Why We Love Beautiful Things

- Photos of classic ‘this & that‘ pairs – with the second item formed into an ampersand. Lovely.

- This is what 200 calories looks like. Powerful.

- United Pixelworkers provide a crash course in selling and shipping 1,000 tees a month. (via The Standardistas)

- LaLa LunchBox App is on sale today. Let your kid decide what’s for lunch!

- A fantastic read: Advice to My Kids by Leo Babauta.

- Hustle T-Shirt

- Cords: If you can’t hide them, embellish them.

- Watch Maria Popova’s (Brainpickings) Keynote at last week’s TOC Conference

- Zoe draws a ‘beast’ a week and they are quite charming. My favorites: The Skunk, Woodchuck and Racoon.

- A purse made out of Oak. Oddly charming.

- How to Clean a Washing Machine

- Fascinating article by Michael Moss: The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food

- Oh, you crazy Swedes! Why are you so awesome?

- Stately Font Lets You Make Data Maps Of The U.S., Just By Typing

- 21 (!) CreativeMornings are happening around the world today. Consider me humbled.

- Table&Tennis combines a ping pong table with the qualities of a dinner or conference table.

- CNN’s 12 rules of the internet. (via)

- 7 Tips for Getting to Inbox Zero by Rory Vaden

- David Pogues’ Times column on the world’s first full-frame compact camera. An expensive experiment from Sony.

- Happy Cog in Austin is looking to hire an Interactive Designer.

- Tumblr is not What you Think, by Adam Rifkin

- The speaker roster for the upcoming 99u conference is out. Impressive. My personal highlight is Sugru Inventor and CEO Jane ni Dhulchaointigh.

- EyeDrop.me is an app that lets you find swatches from your favorite websites!

Friday Link Pack

- Stanford experiment shows that virtual superpowers encourage real-world empathy.

- André Cassagnes, inventor of the Etch A Sketch, died Jan. 16 at the age of 86. Now, the brand’s ad agency, Team Detroit, has crafted this tribute to the man.

- Tote Bag by Andrew Neyer.

- Designing For The Modern Web

- Turn your baby into a unicorn with this hat.

- 8 Minutes of Earth’s Rotation.

- A kids suitcase that is also a Scooter? Scootcase!

- Rusty collects quotes.

- Do you use Skype, Meeting Burner, Team Viewer or Google Hangout? Check out this Video Conferencing Shootout.

- Love the Jack N’Jill Natural Kids Toothpaste branding. Let’s see what my kids will think of the taste…

- Have a special someone in your life that loves Ping Pong? Get them a customized paddle.

- The Porsche 911: An ode to iteration

- Do what you can to ‘exist’ today. – Michael Galpert

- My friend Anne is giving a Skillshare class in which she will teach you how to create visual maps. Interesting.

- Tiny Lightning Studs.

- “Made in the USA” Gets a Makeover

- My friends over at Kickstarter are looking to hire a Product Designer.

- Love the Brooklyn Cruiser.

Friday Link Pack

(via bblinks)

- Rock the Shack is a recent book by Gestalten on the architecture of cabins, cocoons and hide-outs. Lovely.

- “Dog Eat Dog,” a true (though humorously exaggerated) story about how actor Zachary Quinto adopted his first dog from a Los Angeles animal shelter.

- For all of you that use Apple’s Mail app, this article might be useful: Turning Mail.app Into the Best Mac Email App

- One more Mail App related link: The Mail Act-on PlugIn lets you create email shortcuts within Apple’s Mail app. (Just like you can in Gmail or Sparrow)

- For all those crazy cat ladies.

- Made me laugh: 18 Complicated Scientific Ideas Explained Simply.

- Have you seen Paperman yet?

- Absolutely breathtaking photos. (via @nickbilton)

- Have a look inside Will Ferrel’s NYC home.

- Make your bike glow!

- The lovely folks at Petit Alma are looking to hire a Production Artist Intern.

- How To Avoid Co-Founder Conflict

- Congrats to Hoefler & Frere-Jones for their new typeface Landmark. A beauty.

- Seriously beautiful patterned Japanese manhole covers!

- Formula for Entrepreneurial Success. I currently struggle with people/coffees in #3.

- Listen to the amusing lyrics in this song. It might make you hungry.

- This Felt Pouf by Ligne Roset gets my thumbs up.

- I need a “NO” version of this banner to hang over my desk.

- On January 26th, three urban adventures walked the entire length of Broadway, 16miles in one one day, and documented interestingness they saw along the way: Broadway-walk.com (Wish they would show more than just 25 pictures per person)

- What a gem Caterina found: The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner

- Everyone’s been talking about the Mailbox app that launched yesterday. My friend Max claims that Mailstrom is worth checking out. He is a smart man, so I trust his word.

Friday Link Pack

(via Jerri)

- 100 Designers each create a wooden toy car. So much YES!

- 35 Gut Checks When Founding Your First Company. (via Michael)

- 46 Reasons My Three Year Old Might be Freaking Out. (Thank you Maria)

- You’re into lettering? You’ll love this book.

- Interesting read: Eight UX Design Trends for 2013

- YO! It’s the SEO Rapper. (via)

- Starting a new agency/ Check jargonated for an instant tagline.

- Fiona Richards built a beautiful work table and shares the plans with us.

- This list is full of amazing tips and tricks to work more efficiently online! (Thank you Nate)

- Interesting article: Twitter’s Speech Problem: Hashtags and Hate (via Scott)

- Intense but interesting: Discover North Korea in 2 minutes (via Zach)

- Take a Virtual Tour of the Grand Canyon With New Google Imagery

- Saw this deer paper head and same style horse heads at the New York International Gift Fair a few days ago. Can’t wait until the horse is up on their site.

- Saw this nifty Flygrip at the NYIGF. I tried it and it’s impressively practical. Not sure about the price point though.

- Hackdesign: Receive a design lesson in your inbox each week, hand crafted by a design pro.

- Oh, Everlane is looking to hire an Interaction Designer.

- Jim Coudal is one of my role models. Loved listening to him on the The New Disruptors Podcast (buzzwordy name, but great podcast). (Thanks Rusty)

- Is this what potty training looks like in 2013? Filed under Products the World Doesn’t Need. All kinds of sad. (thanks aaron)

Friday Link Pack

(From the TV Show Mad Men)

- The mighty Jeffrey Zeldman interviewed me for the Big Web Show.

- I want one of these $10 DIY One Hour Upcycled Firepits

- Lovely, minimal alphabet pillow.

- Vintage Carnival Tickets anyone?

- A list of vendor recommendations by Rob Giampietro.

- Wesley wrote an honest blogpost about Ways to Mess Up Hiring.

- Marc Johns came out with a book: I made these drawings for you

- Queen Elizabeth with 12 U.S. Presidents. (via kottke)

- What astronauts eat.

- The Chrome Niko Camera Backpack looks solid.

- The 10 most beautiful kindergardens in the world.

- “Reviews on Amazon are becoming attack weapons, intended to sink new books as soon as they are published.” Swarming a Book Online, by David Streitfeld

- Useful: How to tie a bow tie

- “All I want is to go to a website, enjoy it for the time I’ve decided to spend there, and then move on with my life,” he continued. “Is that so much to ask?” Internet Users Demand Less Interactivity (Satire Alert Everyone)

- Do you use Photoshop? You might enjoy photoshopsecrets.tumblr.com

- My friends at Krate are looking to hire a senior web developer.

- Alfred Hitchcock gives us a visual presentation lesson.

- Cloud Corkboard. Cute.

Friday Link Pack

This giant Barry McGee mural in Brooklyn is just down the street form my house. So, awesome.

- The Chinese have bumper icecarts, taking iceskating to a whole new level!

- This made me laugh, but my mom wouldn’t get it: “Genius way of making people pay for your app.” (via @codepo8)

- American Airlines’s brand got a facelift. Would love to know what Massimo Vignelli thinks about this.

- This Diabetic Journal Kickstarter allows you to easily keep track of your blood glucose levels, meals, activites and medication. (I had gestational diabetes when pregnant with my son and know first hand how tedious it is to keep track of all the data.)

- Hilarious bad lip reading of NFL players.

- So excited: ScanSnap iX500: a great scanner gets even better

- Researchers put some science behind why comment trolls are bad for culture.

- Claire Burge gave up email. Bold.

- NYC Plushes.

- Why you can’t cry in space. Really.

- Wow! Watch 138 skydivers break the world record for vertical skydiving.

- Broccoli purse anyone?

- A dad’s guide to an easy ponytail. (Please don’t try this on your kid) (via)

- Check out these Valentine Tattly! Be prepared!

- Maria Popova (aka Brain Picker) on why we need an antidote to the culture of Google.

- Oliver Reichenstein talks on digital vs. analog.

- The non-alarmist guide to the flu.

- Can Money Buy Happiness? The Science of Materialism, Animated.

- Idealist in Portland OR is looking to hire a Web Designer.

- I am loving Done Not Done. A brand new service that lets you keep track of the things you want to do, don’t have to do. You can currently track movies, books and music. Here’s my growing not done list.

- These Hippopotamus Mittens are seriously adorable.

Friday Link Pack

Fantastic short documentary on Colossal Media on how they painted the Etsy mural last December in Soho!

- Let’s fight designjargonbullshit. (via)

- Who goes first?

- Seriously honored to have been invited to speak at SXSW on March 10th.

- Install Picturelife on your computer, tablet or smartphone and every photo you take is automatically stored in your Picturelife library. Automatically backed up and accessible from anywhere.

- Search YouTube, Vimeo and Dailymotion at the same time with checkoutthelatest.com. i.e. Search result for CreativeMornings. (via)

- “You don’t get credit for being safe in Life!” I actually agree with Ice T here.

- Do you have your elevator pitch down? No? Here’s how you can fix it.

- A Wikipedia list of hoaxes on Wikipedia. Really. (via @donohue)

- What results when 29 interaction design students have the opportunity to contribute to an IxD-focused book list? Here.

- Copenhagen-based designer Ruth Vissing designed a series of typographic posters.

- “How do we run around on the vast field of the internet without being crippled & disfigured by the landmines of hatred?” Amanda Palmer on Internet Hatred.

- Are you looking to hire? Use discount code SWISS2013 to get 50% off an AuthenticJobs listing until Jan 11th.

- Lifehacker shares some awesome tips on making your Google searches more efficient.

- It’s never too late to make art featuring the wonderful Lisa Congdon.

- The NOAA says that 2012 was the hottest year on record.

- A collection of great product videos over on Gimmebar. (via)

- Why did infinite scroll fail at Etsy?

- Kevin Kelly on how the internet is expanding the boundaries of the normal and the possible.

Friday Link Pack

Breaking Typo by Mihaly Szilagyi

- Lettering vs. Calligraphy, a visual dialogue between a letterer and a calligrapher.

- The Swiss Matterhorn is simply stunning. (thanks Rob)

- Jennifer Hagler has the most stunning home. She blogs about it over on amerrymisshap.com.

- Grizcoat, for when you need a bear coat.

- The Hamilton Wood Type museum is being forced to vacate their historic building. They need our help.

- Keep having to come back to this now that I am using the Google Gmail Interface more and more. Gmail Shortcuts.

- Know your Design Saints. Made me chuckle.

- Thinking of hiring some fresh talent for 2013? Use discount code SWISS2013 to get 50% off an Authentic Jobs listing until Jan 11th.

- How blind people use Instagram.

- In “More Amazing Facts To Blow Your Mind”, Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown of AsapSCIENCE share some simple but impressive facts.

- Rob Griffiths dug around and found out how to remove Google+ plus from your account.

- Apparently Zaha Hadid is working on a new building in China and it’s being pirated as she is building the original. Wow, that’s bold.

- The Fox is Black is looking for a female writer.

- Sled are leather and wood cases for the iPhone 5, crafted by hand in NYC + Boston.

- Kindling Quarterly, a new magazine for fathers.

- Do you host a lost of events? You might be interested in Gather, MailChimp’s SMS for Events

Friday Link Pack

A short history of the animated Gif. (via James)

- Canadian photographer François Brunelle took 200 photos of people who look like identical twins—but actually aren’t even related. Wow!

- In case you missed it: Snow Fall, The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek. The NYTimes created a stunning online reading experience.

- Helmet Oddity: A Supercut of Space Suit Helmets

- The Top 10 New Yorker Stories of 2012. (The slideshow format is killing me.)

- Put your photos into unique shapes with Shapely. (But don’t go overboard, ok?)

- Sweet photographic moments of childhood. (Thanks Tanya)

- How to cook the perfect Rösti. (= giant Swiss of a hash brown)

- Only 4 more days left to get on the Tattly Subscription train. Next chance will be in July.

- Geometry visualized: Demonstrating the Pythagorean theorem with liquid.

- A bicycle horn that sound like a car horn.

- Watch Portrait of an Artist: Jackson Pollock, the 1987 Documentary Narrated by Melvyn Bragg

- Incredible bartender/singer covers Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” at a tiny NYC piano bar called Brandy’s – a Susan Boyle from the Upper East Side.

- Leadership is just a series of moments where you do the right thing.

- Share Wi-Fi. Earn free data. Repeat. Karma: the first social hotspot.

- British People Problems. (via coudal)

- You’re a developer and into the arts? The fine folks at Paddle8 are looking to hire a Senior Developer.

- Of course we can all live without a natural bristle laptop keyboard brush. But, isn’t it pretty?

Friday Link Pack

Debbie Millman interviews Massimo Vignelli, directed by Hillman Curtis.

- Flickr released a new iPhone app this week. I love it. It’s all kinds of impressive.

- Oh, and there’s another app that made me happy this week, Google Maps!

- Candy Cane Leggings anyone?

- Oh Snap Tote Bag. (thanks nate)

- Is the Internet awake? An approximate view of day and night in the top 25 countries by number of broadband internet users – relative to eastern standard time. (via Michael Galpert)

- Screaming and painting. Yup.

- Resource: The 10 best podcasts for designers.

- My favorite raincoats from Sweden: Stutterheim. (Yes, they are pricy but man, they last and are super comfortable)

- Cute. Jelly fish bath light.

- A collection of patterns and modules for responsive designs.

- Here’s a workaround for Twitter shutting off IFTTT. (via anthony de rosa)

- Foldify lets you create 3D figures on iPad. Then print and fold them from paper. (via chrisglass)

- These pillows by Ed Miller are perfect for a kids room: Circus, Robots or Traffic Signs.

- Visualizing 50 years of concerts by The Rolling Stones. (via davidbauer)

- NASA’s Pretty Confident the World’s Not Going to End Next Week

- Do you know about the new Tattly Gift Cards that come with complimentary custom message written by illustrator Jen Mussari?

- Craftsy is looking to hire a Mobile Developer.

Friday Link Pack

Mesmerizing Video for Life & Limb’s ‘Fingers Fall’ directed by David Echeverria.

- This Mask Superhero Towel is amazing.

- Mens Cash Capsule.

- Woah. Staples Announces In-Store 3-D Printing Service.

- Gingerbread adventcalendar. Lovely.

- Finally realizing that kids really do love Whoopee Cushions. #toomeawhile

- This cotton Racoon stole my heart.

- Highway To Hell live in 1979.

- Thinking of Selling on eBay With Paypal? Think Again!

- This smart shelf is brilliant, it hides a table and four chairs.

- Brydge+ keyboard for the iPad, with built in stereo speakers.

- @ Symbol Side Table.

- Get in the spirit with this Christmas Tree Hat and Christmas Tree Lights Necklace.

- In this Authors @ Google conversation Prediction wunderkind Nate Silver gives a taste of his new book, The Signal and the Noise: Why Most Predictions Fail but Some Don’t.

- My friends at C&G Partners are looking to hire a Front-end Developer.

- Deer in Headlights Giant Cross-Stitch by Jessica Decker + Kollabora.

Friday Link Pack

I, Pencil – lovely little film about how everything is connected. (via explore)

- This About Page made me laugh.

- I simply heart my friend Chris Glass who responded to my son’s #itshardbeingtwo series with this photo.

- Next time you make Bacon Pancakes, put on this song!

- This is fantastic. Congratulations to Paola Antonelli for adding 14 Video Games to the MoMA Collection. One can only imagine how many hours were spent on the phone by lawyers trying to negotiate this deal.

- Only one more day to apply to speak at the December CreativeMornings in Geneva, Milano, London or NYC.

- What if your cupcakes (or finger foods) could talk? What would they say? Get crafty and try it with these Mini Speech Bubble sheets.

- Filmmaker Robert Weide asks Woody Allen 12 questions that he’s never been asked before.

- My head exploded just a little bit. These patterned paint rollers are all kinds of amazing.

- Start every morning off with short history lesson while you’re waiting for the bus or eating breakfast. History.com’s This Day in History gives historical recaps of important events, inventions and people for each day in the calendar year. (via tinybop)

- If I was a small dog, I would vote for this couch.

- Next time you’re at a coffee shop, ask for a Zarf. (27 Everyday Things You Never Knew Had Names)

- Typographer’s and their handwriting. (via aaron)

- The Buy-Nothing Holiday Survival Guide

- Ever wondered what the Pantone value was of a certain country flag? Well, here you go. (via @davidairey)

- Cooper Hewitt’s Object of the Day.

- Need some gift ideas? Check out the massive Coolhunting gift guide.

- Did you catch Craig Mod’s article on Subcompact Publishing?

- Tattly now has gift cards! We couldn’t be more excited.

- Thinking about buying a Christmas Stand? Appartment Therapy has a nifty guide.

- Become part of Studiomates, my coworking space, by applying for the Lead App Designer position at Tinybop.

Thursday (not Friday) Link Pack

- Let’s take back Black Friday and indulge in the people around us. It’s a perfect time to be mindful of our time and spending, so what are you Blocking Friday for this holiday season?

- A red Squirrel Nutcracker. Of course.

- Totoro fan? Then check out this Plush Catbus.

- Love this 3D-Puzzle Snowman

- White Scrapwood Wallpaper. I admit, I like it.

- Intrigued by this rustic/minimal toothbrush holder.

- Momspeak: In parenting, the ‘5 percent’ moments are what matter (via designmom)

- Fascinating New York Times Article: How to Survive Societal Collapse in Suburbia, by Keith O’Brien

- These hand-painted limited-editions Real Boy Push Pins by Duncan Shotton are quite adorable. Do you know of his first product, the cloud keyholder? One of my favorites.

- Become part of the Studiomates community by applying to this lead iOS Developer position with our friends Tinybop. Job perks include great benefits, amazing views and lunches at Studiomates.

- Interesting: Male/Female founders in Silicon Valley = 90/10. NYC = 80/20. (via Kary Campell)

- I keep holding on to my wired keyboard cause I can’t deal with empty batteries. I am wondering, along with Jason Santa Maria, if I should give this Wireless Solar Keyboard for Mac by Logitech a try.

- Salvador Dalí’s famous manifesto of dualities, illustrated.

Friday Link Pack


Sounds and sights that stir feelings and memories: The pleasure of by Vitùc.(via @thekidshouldseethis)

- A map of how New York tweeted during hurricane Sandy.

- What happens when Hygge and West + Lisa Congdon collaborate? Absolutely stunning wallpaper!

- The Useless Web takes you to different ‘useless’ websites. Some of them quite mesmerizing. They might be useless but soothing to the soul, if you ask me. Go to theuselessweb.com and give it a whirl.

- A seriously good-looking watering can.

- Google Type lets you create any text with found type from random Google images. (via @brainpicker)

- Interesting article: Your Employee Is an Online Celebrity. Now What Do You Do?

- What being a Web developer means today: Front-End Guidelines for Newcomers

- Compilation of Scenes from Top 250 Movies on IMDB in 2 1/2 Minutes.

- Pretend this sentence is a tweet. #thiswouldbethehashtag. The New York Times tries to explain Hashtags.

- How To Recover Deleted Voicemail On An iPhone

- You never know when you’ll need an Animated Pizza Gif.

- Do you have a crawling baby? Then you need this mop onesie.

- Gravity Tank in Chicago is looking to hire an Interaction Design Associate.

Friday Link Pack

Time-Lapse of Hurricane Sandy Hitting New York City. So many people are without electricity and lost their homes. Please consider donating to the Red Cross.

- The Atlantic posts Photos of Hurrican Sandy’s Aftermath. Some of these are really intense, especially #16. And here from the New York Times.

- For Adults, a Catastrophe. For Children, a Memory.

- Here’s a look at a new book based on the diary of Jim Henson called Imagination Illustrated.

- The Human Centipede; Or, How to Move to New York, by Elissa Bassist. (via Maria)

- A fantastic collection of Tutorials to Make Toys from Trash.

- For those of you using Apple Mail, you might enjoy this Keyboard Shortcut Cheat Sheet.

- Not that the world needs one more hipster wallet, but Tight is actually really cool.

- What would you say if there was a lightbulb that you could control with your smart phone?

- Why you should take your 20′s seriously

- San Francisco-based clothing company Betabrand is now offering sock insurance: Lose a Sock & They’ll Replace it

- Making fun of Skeuomorphic design. There’s a blog for everything. (via loop)

- Yes, you can donate that left over Halloween candy.

Friday Link Pack

Kermit takes a course in Visual Thinking.

- A conversation between Debbie Millman and Erik Spiekerman? Yes, please. (via ze Hische)

- An Ampersand Bottle Opener.

- Data Nerd + New Parent? This is for you.

- We had one like these tv’s growing up. Now, my kids can at least ‘admire’ it as a pillow.

- Concrete Surfing? Surfers on motorized surfboards going down NYC streets.

- Manmade rainbows.

- Timehop launches an iOS app that takes you back in time to see your photos and social updates from *this exact day* in history. (via Amrit)

- Harvard University is now on SoundCloud, sharing audio content that explores life, thought, science, business and art. (via Amrit)

- Browse the Behance Network based on Pantone Colors.

- A big thank you to Jordan Galloway over at Brooklyn Based for this feature of yours truly.

- As a professional photo retoucher, Amy Dresser’s attitude is not to make an image perfect; but keep the character and remove what might be distracting. Watch Amy’s interesting talk at Luminance a few weeks ago.

- Amazon in SF is looking to hire a Head of User Experience.

- Geometry Daily now offers prints. This is dangerous. (Tumblr seems to be down at the moment)

Friday Link Pack

(I met Kevin Clash yesterday. For real.)

- I love the South Brooklyn Curiosity Map by Makewell. You can find the printed map at The Invisible Dog or the Brooklyn Historial Society. Or you can download the PDF here or go all pro with this digital version.

- Minuetto, an absolutely stunning space-saving table.

- Why do we behave so oddly in lifts?

- Pencil Tidy Fruit Bowl.

- Etsy launched Gift Cards. This is awesome.

- Hey German speaking readers, my wonderful friend Martina Kink wrote a humorous book called Bad Hair Days. (Even though the title is in English, it’s all in German.)

- An app that tells you the best time to run and pee during a movie so you don’t miss anything. Hilarious.

- Pizza rules.

- Bunny Ears over the Years.(Thank you Michael)

- 50 Free Courses with Certificates from Great Universities. What about Power Searching with Google, Networks: Friends, Money, and Bites or A Crash Course on Creativity.

- Trackable suitcase automatically follows its owner

- Giggle in NYC is looking to hire a Senior Web Developer.

- Finally: Apple agrees on licensing terms for use of iconic Swiss clock design.

- My six year old loves Toca Boca as it is but this Dress Up Game will push her over the edge. In the app store October 25th!

- 30 WordPress tutorials for designers

- Look inside a Google Data Center

Friday Link Pack

I spent the past three days at yet another amazing BrooklynBeta 2012. This is last year’s trailer.

- Location Based Racism.

- Now this is is an unusual design of a resume. Made me look.

- Cute. The Brooklyn Aquarium adopts a baby walrus.

- Honored to be quoted in this WIRED Article by Mary H.K. Choi: Overworked, Overwhelmed, Overscheduled? Work More

- Etsy: Gifts for Men

- The Human Body as a Subway Map (via Maria)

- How to Write the Perfect Email: The 9-Step Script for Emailing Busy People (via @Bufferapp)

- Free ebooks for Web designers and developers. (via loopinsight)

- A dock for the iPhone 5

- To generate some early buzz for next summer’s release of Monsters University — the sort-of prequel to the huge Pixar hit Monsters, Inc. — Disney has created a complete website for the fictional Monsters University

- Jay Parkinson’s Health company Sherpaa is offering complimentary service for founders in NY. (via Amrit)