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Juan Fontanive’s mechanical, looping flipbooks: Vivarium.

– Great read: Anton Chekhov on the 8 qualities of cultured people

– Cheap furniture and bargain hunting in craigslist’s virtual thrift store of Brooklyn and Manhattan. (via Chris Glass)

– I had the most delicious dinner coupled with a stunning view at La Marina last night. If you live in NYC or about to visit, you have to check this out. Such a gem of a restaurant.

– Love this CODE MODE sign.

One Minute Wonder; absolutely wonderful mini portrait series.

to forget a friend is sad.

Photographers Document NYC Locations 10 Years Apart

– “What’s that on your dress?” “Oh, a satellite image of Greenland.”

– Run Your Meeting Like a Boss: Lessons from Mayer, Musk, and Jobs

– Let’s make some paper fruit.

– I could use a hole to another universe just about now.

– Loving this Pharrell-Oprah moment.

Punctuation Tips: How to properly use dashes, hyphens, parentheses, quote marks (double and single), apostrophes, ellipses, brackets, slashes, question marks, and exclamation points.

– The Brooklyn Botanical Garden has a cherry blossom tracker! So cool. (via Joanna)

– A collection of fantastic Steve Job Quotes.

– “In my experience, most people don’t schedule their work. They schedule the interruptions that prevent their work from happening.” The Chokehold of Calendars by Mike Monteiro

– A fantastic new typography resource from Typekit. Read Tim Brown’s thoughts on the launch.

– My friends at Hyperakt are looking to hire a Art Director.

– Love is in the air! Team Tattly put together a wedding collection.

Friday Link Pack

Benjamin Southworth wants to change that education exchange and had founded a start-up that empowers teenagers 16-18 to learn coding, design, public speaking, and other fundamental skills to get them into meaningful work, faster. He speaks on the role of technology as a changemaker and how we should be using it more make change in our world.

A Girl Named Elastika. My daughter was mesmerized watching this.

– My daughter wants a Tree House.

– Love this arrow hanger.

– These Man Hands made me laugh so hard.

– This is a smart teacup.

– How to make great pizza dough.

The Innovation of Loneliness

– What’s the difference between tonic water, club soda, mineral water, and seltzer? (via coudal)

– ‘Bread from Scratch’ is a collection of six objects that are symbolic yet functional and in each case represent a stage in the process of bread baking.

Rejection letters sent from famous people. (via Joanna)

The other side of iconic album covers. Made me chuckle. (via)

– Write down your thoughts in your favourite text editor, and Deckset will turn them into beautiful presentations.

Cool Dude Shades.

– This week Dropbox announced a new app just for viewing and sharing photos. It’s called Carousel, and it allows and your friends to seamlessly share images between your Dropbox folders.

– Great article for people like me who think a lot about the art of hiring. How to Make Hiring Less of a Headache.

– This Rapid Packing Container student project is nothing short of impressive. (via PSFK conference)

– Twitter has started rolling out a new design this week.

– This is one smart spaghetti container.

Where Da Wifi At?

– This Tumblr is a visual firework. Bookmarked.

– Israeli engineer Izhar Gafni has invented a cardboard bicycle that’s strong, waterproof and costs less than £10 to manufacture.

– The Brooklyn Museum is looking to hire a Web Developer and iOS Developer.

Friday Link Pack

(thanks Jessica)

– The art of Japanese gift wrapping. (thanks Yoko)

– Time to vote: 2014 Public Radio Bracket Madness.

How to Join Girls Dancing on the Floor. (YouTube, you never cease to amaze.)

– Love this Cake Stand.

– My kids *love* using JibJab.

For the love of Money, by Sam Polk

– “Your grandparents probably drank twice as much coffee as you do.” Read more here.

– Need a simple crafts project for your kids this weekend? We love these Easy Sewing Cards.

– Emily Cohen can help you Take the Pain out of Proposals & Pricing with her Skillshare class.

– Oh the memories: Sony Walkman TPS-L2

– This bird house made me laugh.

– This 12 year old drummer is so legit. Watch it. (via)

– Oh, NYC, you look good from above.

– Excited for the Shaun the Sheep Movie to be released.

NYTNow is a brand new app by the New York Times featuring the day’s biggest stories, summarized by a team of editors in the Times newsroom.

– If you like built in shelfing systems, you’ll probably dig this loft.

– I wish my hair would cooperate with this bun technique.

– You order some stuff on the Internet and it shows up three hours later. Radiolab looked into the magical process.

– Fred Wilson shares some thoughts on Tweeting vs Blogging.

– My son pointed at one of his superheroes this morning asking me what his name was. I had no idea. Now I know. It was Cyborg.

– James Victore says There Ain’t No Rules.

– My friends at Tinybop are looking to hire a iOS Play Engineer and a iOS Developer (C++ focus).

Friday Link Pack

(My kids have this song on repeat at our house. I dig the Jimmy Fallon version)

– Stina Persson launched a new print over on Wonderwall. (Her elephant decorates our studio walls!)

– Astronaut Chris Hadfield covers Bowie’s “Space Oddity” in space.

– The Take-Off Light by fifti-fifti is a DIY design that allows you to customize your own geometric lamp shade. (via)

Bloom Blanket by Bianca Cheng Costanzo.

– This must be the coolest dad ever.

– I want this in NYC: 300ft Water Slide for Commuters

Tofu varieties: What’s the difference?

– “Everyone’s a sucker for talking about the things they love, so if you ask people to share their discoveries, you’re going to be taken on a magical, drunken journey with some new friends.” Three Things to Say by Frank Chimero

Slow Life. Fascinating.

Veto Vito is a portrait of Vito Acconci and the latest project by Jonathan Harris.

– I had the chance to drive in a Tesla today. I don’t usually get excited about cars, but this made me giddy.

– The other day we Image Google Searched Pizza Slice Tattoo. I have no words.

– Nothing made me happier this week than seeing the kids of Kopila Valley having fun with Tattly.

– The SnapRays Guidelight – a modern twist on nightlights.

Milton Glaser Critiques Modern Beer Art (via)

– Fun: Whisk Tealight holders.

GNTLMN sells limited edition accessories and home goods for gentlemen
and the stories behind them.

- “What I Eat: Around The World In 80 Diets” Shows Stunning Portraits Of Daily Meals (via)

– Do you know someone really awesome in Charleston, Copenhagen or Rio?

– I met Jason Travis, force behind the Flickr Persona project today. (Someone please offer him a book deal. I’d buy it.)

– Etsy is looking to hire an iOS Engineer.

Friday Link Pack

Brandon Doman founded a very special storytelling initiative called “The Strangers Project”.

– A hidden feature in YouTube lets you stream an unlimited amount of music.

Scroll down. Colorgasm by Nina Geometrieva.

World Food Clock.

A utensil holder made out of LEGOs.

– After having seen the LEGO movie I can’t get the Everything is Awesome song out of my head. Unhear it is the cure for moments like this. They’re using the latest in reverse-auditory-melodic-unstickification technology,that allows users to “unhear” songs by hearing equally catchy songs. Made me smile.

– My four year old would TOTALLY approve of these Batman Fight Sounds Pencils.

– Excellent read: How to get a busy person to respond to your email.

Poncho is your very personal weather forecast.

– Good advice from Mary Phillips-Sandy on what to do if you love New York but it’s bringing you down.

– This List Proves You’re Never Too Old To Do Something Amazing

UPSTANDING is an affordable flat-pack desk accessory that turns your existing desk or table into a customizable standing desk.

– I am so excited about this news: H&M’s COS line is coming to America

Love Ever After – Portraits of Couples Who’ve Been Together Over 50 years

How to be a balanced giver.

– Doug Johnston makes beautiful Bags

Why We Rescue is a yearlong story-telling documentary highlighting how pets transform our lives for the better.

Happiness makes people work harder.

– Love these Pantone Cups.

– Are you a certified arse? Take the test. (via)

– These 3D printed models of Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests make me happy.

– This week I got to meet the fine men behind Invitation Annual, a truly thoughtful lifestyle magazine celebrating the human spirit of creative types.

– I wish I was in town for this Design and Violence Debate I at the Museum Modern Art, organized by Paola Antonelli.

– Bamboo HR is looking to hire a Senior UX Designer.

– This week team Tattly launched Cutie Tattootie, tattooable dolls, in collaboration with North American Bear Co.

Japanese manhole covers are something else.

Friday Link Pack

Jon Lax takes CreativeMornings attendees through an informative and insightful history of the billable hour, including its origin and probable cause for its proliferation across industries. Jon proposed that it’s time to end the billable hour.

– I get cranky when I am hungry, I need this shirt.

– I discovered some cool new apps via this post in which Michael Galpert shares his iphone screens. Also, superhappy to see the TeuxDeux app icon on there.

– This 1954 Alfa Romeo Bat 7 took my breath away.

Jobs that no longer exist.

– Fascinated by this tutorial on YouTube on how to make a Japanese Omelette with a square frying pan!

– Getty Images now lets you embed and share its imagery – at no cost – for non-commercial use on websites, blogs and social media channels through a new embed tool. This is big.

– Yes, please: A Typographic Approach to Email. (via)


– This Instagram account might turn me into a lover of dogs and naps.

A candle that melts into a new candle. So cool.

– “focus on building a company, not a startup” – Chris Poole (via)

Corkers Totem. Made me smile.

Google Overlays Historical Data Onto Modern-Day Maps

– This pattern design toy called Kaleidograph is pretty cool. I want to play with it!

Web economy bullshit generator. (via)

– The famous Oscar selfie built out of LEGO.

Recipes to try with your 6-9 Year Old.

– Interesting: Unmark is the to do app for bookmarks.

I love my co-workers, so much.

– One day I will live in a white box like this one. To some it looks sterile, to me it looks zen.

– Guys, 2014 will be awesome. Who agrees?

Househappy is looking to hire a Sr. Ruby Engineer. I would totally work for this company, just based on the name alone.

Friday Link Pack

Craig Frazier discusses his approach to the art of storytelling.

– Today’s my son’s 4th birthday. Feels like he was just born yesterday.

– This house in Chile makes my heart go pitter patter.

– Designing an office space? Check out this site. (via)

Pipedrive looks like a fantastic tool, not just for pure sales.

– My friend Wesley started the Ten Cities Project with the goal to immersing himself in the creative and startup communities of those cities, one week at a time. Given the charming, outgoing person that he is, he meets a variety of interesting people, passionately working on meaningful projects, to learn and capture their story. Here’s his first photo essay report on city #1; Salt Lake City.

– ALways good to remember: It’s the Little Things.

– This looks like a fantastic resource: Turn Your Creativity Into a Career

– These pasta pot holders made me smile.

– Parents, what an amazing idea to make kids bath time more fun: Freeze the toys.

– Look, a teeny tiny drone.

-“First generation in history that has no idea how to court a potential partner, let alone find the language to do so” Love, Actually.

How to survive falling through the ice

– I think I need to go to Scarf School.

– This is the best idea! Lunch Break Dance Party!

Instagram selfies photobombed with puppies to raise awareness for adoptions. Made me smile.

Lockitron is the first device that lets you lock and unlock your door from anywhere in the world using any phone, all while installing on your door in under a minute.

Cloud Sticky Notes? Cute!

– We need this Donut Stool for CreativeMorning HQs.

FishBit makes owning fish easy! It keeps them safe and happy by notifying you in real time if your tank needs attention.nI needed this app when I was given two goldfish in my teenage years… (via)

– My friends over at Chartbeat are looking to hire a Designer. Love their service.

Friday Link Pack

(Thanks Micaela)

What I Learned from a Six Month Spending Freeze

– An adorable DIY project: 2014 Memory Jar

The Gap Mannequin Project. Made me smile. (via)

How to Choose A Bottle of Wine.

– Simple and brilliant: Broom Groomer Dustpan

– My Batman obsessed son would love this motel room.

– Don’t let George Zisiadis’ simple illustration style in the Urban Imagination book deter you from discovering some truly lovely ideas on how seemingly mundane things in our world could be re-thought.

– Some of my friends swear by Venmo, a simple and secure way of making and sharing payments.

IFTTT can now automate actions based on your iPhone’s location (via amrit)

The Refugee Project is an interactive map that visualizes UNHCR refugee data and UN population data to tell the histories of global outbound refugee movements between 1975 and 2012.

– Parents, check out this Mini Stovetop Play Set!

– Love these posters by Tad Carpenter.

Rainbow hat.

– Love to host dinner parties but your table is not big enough? This foldable picnic table makes for a perfect kids table. (But also seats grown ups perfectly fine) Folds down to a suitcase which fits under a bed.

Sunrise Calendar is now available on the iPad. (via)

TextExport 1.3 – Automatically export all Text layers from Photoshop PSD to a Text file (via)

– George Mason University’s speech accent archive collects English speech samples from all over the world.

- LEGO Unveils ‘The Simpsons’ House and Minifigs Set

What is nothing? A mind-bending discussion about the universe moderated by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Friday Link Pack

To know a predator, you must know what it is to be prey. Intense but important read.

– “Why are you emailing me? If you can’t tell me in six words what you need me to do, it’s unlikely I’ll be able to guess.” Seth Godin on Eight email failures (and questions for those that want to do better)

Offline is a mobile magazine for iOS.

The most overused buzzwords on LinkedIn in 2013.

– A sleep mask I’d wear.

– 2013: The Year in Photos – The Atlantic

A stop-motion full of naked people. Know your body.

– This looks delicious: cauliflower with brown butter crumbs

3D Space Cookie Cutters. So cool. (via)

Freeform is an app that unleashes your inner Michelangelo, allowing you to sculpt 3D objects on the screen much like you would if a hunk of clay were sitting in front of you.

The Tutu Project (via)

Soma is the most beautiful water filter I have seen so far.

– “Instead of striving to make work fun, managers should concentrate on creating the conditions in which a variety of personality types, from the excitable to the naturally downbeat, can flourish. ” Who Goes to Work to Have Fun, by Oliver Burkeman

– Khoi is selling the Hel-F***ing-Vetica again.


– “The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

– Psst…. I am hiring a Head of Custom Product Sales and Partnership Development.

Friday Link Pack

Photographer and Entrepreneur Chase Jarvis speaks on the art of more—making more work and putting more out there, and why that’s the bravest thing you can be doing, but also the most rewarding.

– My friend J has this Sturdy Leather Tote. Couldn’t believe it was by American Apparel. It’s beautiful.

– Interesting read on the things mentally strong people they avoid.

Core77’s 2013 Gift Guide

– I can’t say it enough: This Marshall’s Bluetooth Speaker sounds (and looks) amazing.

– I remember these from growing up: Classic Italian Pushpins.

– Impressive: Police mugshots in the 1920s

The Victorian Internet tells the story of the telegraph’s creation and remarkable impact, and of the visionaries, oddballs, and eccentrics who pioneered it, from the eighteenth-century French scientist Jean-Antoine Nollet to Samuel F. B. Morse and Thomas Edison.

Make the Logo bigger Tumblr by Andrew Wendling.

– Lovely: Sailor Charcoal Zip Bags

3 Types of Toxic Employees

Incredibly fascinating talk by 13 year old teenager Logan LaPlante, on the science of being healthy and happy, and why it’s so important.

Milton Glaser on his parents: “My mother convinced me I could do anything. And my father said, “Prove it.”

– This month’s CreativeMornings theme is MAKE!

– The Brooklyn Nets are looking to find a Web Developer.

Friday Link Pack

No big deal, MacPremo and Oliver Jeffers made the new U2 video called Ordinary Love. With the exception of one scene it was entirely filmed at the Invisible Dog. Way cool!

– I did this as a kid: Etched Wooden Spoons

– Lovely project by the Holstee folks: 2014 Mindful Living Calendar

– These Tinybooks from Printastram made me laugh. Who wouldn’t want their Instagram photos printed in teeny tiny books?

– Pharrell released the music video for his new song “Happy“, the world’s “first 24-hour music video”.

– This falling leaves decoration makes me want to run outside and search for leaves!

Visua Musio – A visual Japanese sound creation program.

– Cocktails recipes that can help cure the common cold.

– Did you sign this petition to save AirBnB in New York? I did!

Map of of toxic sites in New York City. Yikes. (via)

Ice cream in the shape of a cloud? Yes, please.

– What an oddly intriguing Volvo commercial.

– How to make an Apple Swan

Snowflakes close up!

– Tickets for this year’s Stoked Awards are up for grabs. Not familiar with Stoked? It’s a fantastic organization founded by Steve Larosiliere, promoting personal development, academic achievement, and healthy living to under-served youth through action sports culture.

– The Floating Ball Trick Game makes for a fun stocking stuffer.

Turn a door frame into a puppet theater.

– Guys! Guys! Zappos is looking to hire a Senior User Experience Designer.

Friday Link Pack

The Bootstrapper’s Manifesto by Seth Godin. So good. So so good. (PDF)

– I know a few folks who should rock one of these Space Explorer Badges.

Fake binder, made for office power naps.

– Nerdy parent alert: LittleBits and Korg teamed up and made a modular analog synthesizer.

– I am in love with this analog gif player: Giphoscope (via)

– Photo nerds, look: LOMO Diana Camera Bag Felt Purse. Fun!

Essential Thanksgiving Guide.

This IKEA lamp stopped me in my tracks. Stunning.

– Who wouldn’t want to wear a T-Shirt with Lionel Richie on it. Exactly.

– Keep kids busy on Thanksgiving with these cute holiday crafts.

– What could be better than a female neuroscientist explaining the science of body language and empathy with a passage from Anaïs Nin? Here.

NaNoWriMo: Punctuation Tips. How to properly use dashes, hyphens, parentheses, quote marks (double and single), apostrophes, ellipses, brackets, slashes, question marks, and exclamation points.

Want a portrait of your family made of custom dolls? I do!

Pool Bedding. Fun.

– This Papercraft Bear Trophy is stunning. Simply stunning.

– “I believe ultimately that great education is self education especially in the arts. The students are not empty bottles waiting to be filled. They’re full. What is needed is to get the stuff out. An ideal education develops confidence, ego strength and a thirst to discover one’s possibilities.” – Louis Danziger

– Alexis Ohanian wore a “Swacket” while discussing his new book on ‘The Colbert Report’

– Restoration Hardware has a beautiful Stocking Stuffer Section.

Less But Better Poster.

– Evernote in Austin is looking to hire an UI/UX Designer.

Friday Link Pack

(via Nate)

– Boom! 20×200 is back, not in full force yet, but on its way there. This is wonderful news!

Deskbeers: Craft beers from London breweries, delivered to your office every Friday. YES! (via)

– Color-coding your library? Books With Red Covers.

Can We Stop Worrying About Millennials Yet?

– Here’s What Happens When The Whole Company Knows Your Salary

WeMontage Custom Photo Murals

– It takes 66 steps to make this iPad case. Looks pretty.

The Emeco 111 Navy Chair is made of consumer waste. PET Bottles gone chair. Love this.

Paper Airplane Necklace.

– If you’re into book cover design you will love (via)

– A good reminder on “What NO means” by Seth Godin.

This coffee lid logo is a tad bit too similar to the photo camera mark of Leica. No?

This post is giving me some good ideas for this year’s kids advent calendar. Need to get on this…

– “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.” – Marie Curie

– Molly Holzschlag, the internet’s fairy godmother needs our help.

Leica Camera Holiday Ornament.

– Listen to my fab studio mate Jason Santa Maria in this DRT Podcast.

– Thank you Nate for including me in this list.

– Conde Nast is looking for a UX Designer.

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.

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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)

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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.

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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.

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(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.