Friday Link Pack

How to teach meditation to kids. Also, check out Gabrielle’s Bernstein Beginners Guide to Meditation.

– This sleeping bear butter dish made me smile.

Urban Tricycle.

Old-school NYC Subway poster. I’d hang it.

Audrey Hepburn wearing Valentino on the set of Charade.

– Newest A Book Apart book is by Mike Monteiro titled You’re My Favorite Client.

– This infographic on our world’s population and its city density difference is fascinating. (via BB)

A Golden Age of Design, by Rob Walker

Animals with weapons

3D Printed Lamp Shades.

– Wow! You can take a Guy Kawasaki Skillshare class. Impressive.

The Monocle Guide to Good Business

One of Many Photo Essays make me happy. Latest installment: Denver Edition.

– I want pretty much everything in this store. Also, hand-made in Brooklyn FTW!

– I agree with Joanna: Lena Dunham gives great advice.

– Discovered Quip today, thanks to this tweet. Wow, Quip might be just the productivity app I didn’t know I was missing.

The Modern Craftsman’s Guide: Work with Dignity, by Sam Spurlin

– “Hurrying and delaying are alike ways of trying to resist the present.” The Art of Timing: Alan Watts on the Perils of Hurrying and the Pleasures of Presence

– A few months ago I gave a talk at 99u. I worked hard for it.

– From the author of the bestselling children’s book Go the Fuck to Sleep comes a sequel of sorts: You Have to Fucking Eat.

– Team Tattly is hiring a Head of Wholesale.

Friday Link Pack

In this CreativeMornings talk Dallas Clayton shares what he calls ‘kid lessons,’ bite-size lessons that make your life and the lives of the people around you better.

Rainbow tape dispenser. If this doesn’t put a smile on your face I don’t know what will.

– I *loved* this conversation at 99u between Jason Fried and Scott Heiferman.

10 Foreign Words We Need in English

– Thinking of switching mobile carriers? Check Sensorly for “unbiased” coverage maps of AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, and even smaller companies like Metro PCS and US Cellular. (via Kottke)

Cyber-Seniors: You’re Never Too Old For The Internet

Poligon is a collection of foldable metal sculptures inspired by the animal kingdom which you sculpt into their final shape yourself.

Electric Powered Wakeboard. Way cool.

Photographs of sightseers in the USA from the 1970s and 1980s

The Evolution of Peggy Olson (Mad Men Supercut) (via)

– During a super short trip to Switzerland last week I noticed three Japanese ladies taking Selfie after Selfie with the help of a Selfie Click Stick. They were traveling together yet took photos of themselves. Odd.

– Schiller’s X1 lets you ride a bike on water, sort of.

– Currently reading and thoroughly enjoying: Give and Take

– I dig this little guy.

– These SUMO Egg Cups made me laugh.

Anatomical Frog Brain Model. Why not?

Duolingo – an interesting model for free language learning. You learn and at the same time help translate.

This small white desk is quite beautiful. (And unusual looking.)

Construction of the Flatiron Building, New York, ca. 1902.

– I am seriously tempted to buy this Panda (?) Bear Sweater for my four year old.

Realistic looking Dorito Pin. Totally useless but made me laugh.

– Mike Monteiro gives good advice on what to avoid when presenting designs to a client.

– Great post by Joanna Goddard on 10 lessons she learned in her career.

– This Enamel Baking Set is seriously beautiful.

– A desk is becoming available at my DUMBO based co-working space Studiomates in November. Email desk (at) if interested.

– My friend Maggie Doyne, founder of Blink Now is looking to hire a Director of Development.

Friday Link Pack

Tripp and Tyler Share a Clever Collection of Life Hacks to Make Life Easier

What’s the brief? (thanks)

Wallet-Sized Engagement Ring Case for the Sneakiest of Proposals

– “The Eyefi Mobi Card automagically syncs to your phone, resulting in a 20-second DSLR-to-Instagram workflow.”

– This Three in One Wagon is supercool. Makes me want to be a three year old.

– 101 years after the first box of Crayola rolled off the factory line, Wired looks at how the iconic crayons are made.

– I would have never thought I’d say “wow, these guns are gorgeous”. But I just did: 1890’s Handguns decorated by Tiffany

Different kind of broken systems

A Five Story House that hangs off the edge of a cliff. Seriously.

You drink coffee, I drink tea.

Why Starbucks spells your name wrong

Helicopter drawing by Adel Abdessemed. Makes my job look boring.

– Wow: A Glass Pot.

Get Dancing.

In the studio | Vera Wang.

– Here’s how you make a Classic French Apple Tart.

How sugar affects the brain.

– Here’s how your newsletter looks in various desktop mail clients. Found in Mailchimp’s Email Design Reference. It teaches you everything you need to know to build a mobile-ready template.

– The fine folks over at Mule are looking to hire a Junior Designer.

Friday Link Pack

– Ever favorite Tweets but forget to get back to them? Hubble sends you a weekly email with your Twitter favorites. (thanks John)

– Did you see The Coolest? A Cooler Kickstarter project that managed to raise $13,285,226. (!!!)

– A simple tool for figuring retirement income

– Learn how much tip you’re supposed to leave based on the country you’re in.

I no longer have patience. (via)

– A Ping Pong Conference Table by Poppin. Wow!

When was the last time you felt truly lit up?

Joan Rivers’ funeral request is poetic in itself. I hope they honor it.

– The Handpresso, a travel-sized espresso maker.

– Love the stairs/built-ins in this small Paris apartment.

– I am tempted to apply to this Internship with Seth Godin.

Classic 1934 Bourbon Cocktail Recipe Book

– If you’re worried at all about the security of your Apple ID, you should have two-step verification enabled. Allyson Kazmucha explains what it is and how to enable it. (via)

Indoor Cat Reactions to Going Outside for the First Time (via)

– “It’s easy to say no if you love something.” A lesson.

Yoko, my longest standing Tattly employee, one of the most wonderful people I have ever met, is looking to switch things up professionally. She is an extraordinary, hard-working, kind, super talented gem. You should hire her.

– Lovely 404 page.

Antler toothbrush or headphones holder.

– Team Tattly is looking to find a Front-End Developer (with design skills).

Friday Link Pack

Here’s unique way to show your logo/type work.. Dan Cassaro’s design sense is nothing short of impressive.

Be Wild and Wonder

– A 1983 Volkswagen Golf Covered in Popcorn

– Love this: Free Mailbox Stickers Signify Goods Residents Are Willing to Lend Neighbors

Summer of ice cream sandwiches. Made me smile.

The Makers Manual by PSFK

Places on Earth by Oliver Jeffers.

8 Things I’ve learned about marriage, by Joanna Goddard

The Philosopher’s Mail never disappoints.

Kiss someone you love.

– I want to mount one of these over my desk.

How to eat sushi

Push it away, it’s the long weekend.

– My favorite tape dispenser.

Business Cards of Minimal Designers.

A House with Rotating Rooms. Wow.

– The Price of Admission: Dan Savage on the unsettling secret of lasting love

– Team Tattly is looking to hire a Front-End Developer / Designer.

Friday Link Pack

Color coded photography. Stunning.

Smokers lungs vs healthy lungs. This will make you stop smoking.

– 10 websites that help make you more money-savvy

Take a closer look at how half-a-dozen ceramics masters practice their craft.

– Also from Jason Kottke’s blog: Texting in movies

– History of an Icon: La Vespa (via coudal)

– “There are countless forces in our lives that are out of our control. That doesn’t mean we can’t do anything about how they influence our work and our life…” Totally and completely out of my control

Yoga Hacks: How to Undo the Damage of a Desk Job

– ‘Complements’, A bizarre collaborative portrait series by a creative couple

The science of depression

How to be polite (via)

Yes, you may pet me

– Love these abstract compositions by Aaron Robbs.

Avocado stuffed meatballs. Wait, what?

Cargo, a desktop organizer.

Why is it impossible to make plans anymore. So true.

– Every Sunday Mark Bustos gives free haircuts to NYC homeless.

– Team Tattly is looking to hire a Front-End Developer

Friday Link Pack

CreativeMornings/SF talk by Josh Higgins.

LEGO Ruler, all kinds of cute.

– There are only a few spots left at this year’s Do Lectures in California. I attended last year and can say it was the best three days of 2013. I am still in touch with many of the attendees. You have apply quickly if you want to go.

– After nearly 10 years + over 200 episodes, Design Matters finally has its own Facebook page!

– There’s another Like Knows Like mini documentary out, giving us a glimpse into Geffen Refaeli’s life.

– I admit, I want one of these sleeping bags: Shark or Whale (via)

– Good job at still being alive!

– The shirt mock-up don’t do the awesomeness of these shirts justice. Kevin keeps wearing them around Studiomates and they’re fab.

– What Wikipedia’s recent changes feed sounds like. (via Liz)

– Excellent book recommendations by Debbie Millman.

– If designing for the internet is your world, I recommend you read Jason Santa Maria’s new book: On Web Typography.

– This bright red casserole is totally on my wish list.

– The original Monument Valley soundtrack is now available for streaming on Rdio and Spotify. If you haven’t tried this game yet, you should.

5 Questions for 100 designers.

– My cloud obsession continues: Cloud Garland

Be Kind T-Shirt

– “Delight” and “delightful” have become all-purpose marketing words in the tech world…” What Silicon Valley’s Favorite Word Says About Tech Priorities

– Francis L. Thompson shares his strategy on how he will start talking to his kids when they turn 18

– So true: “The truth is, you don’t break a bad habit; you replace it with a good one.” – Denis Waitley

– I discovered Urban Camping last night. So much fun!

– Never wonder again if you should put on sunscreen.. (Thanks Jen)

– Psst… Team Tattly is looking to hire a Front-End Developer.

Friday Link Pack

Broadway cast of ‘The Lion King’ takes over NYC subway, sings ‘Circle of Life’ I love this city. So much.

5 Hard-to-kill houseplants

Couple Performs ‘You’re the One That I Want’ From ‘Grease’ in Sign Language While Driving

– OMG. This. Is. Hilarious: How to stop a baby from crying by Katy Perry Dark Horse

What the heck is toothpaste anyway?

– “Google to collect data to create a full picture of what a healthy human being is.” (via)

– Uber keeps impressing me with how they push their service forward. Now, you can ‘car pool‘.

– Discover the saddest, most lonely tweets you ever tweeted. (Can it be that I had only one sad tweet out of 22.8k tweets total? I doubt it!)

– Here’s what Brooklyn Summer looked like in 1974

This dad wins.

– Wow, Accurat does some seriously legit information design.

The Art of Not Moving, with Laure Courtellemont. The latest installment of the urban dance video newsletter called Why Aren’t We Dancing by Yoko Ohama.

Layer Tennis is back! I once participated in a global match. Most stressful 15 minutes of my life.

– Just re-watched this conversation between Gary Vaynerchuk and Chase Jarvis.

– Infographic: Porn Vs. Real Sex, Explained In Food

Most spoken language by NYC neighborhood — aside from English or Spanish. (via)

– The fine folks over at Brooklyn based Hyperakt are looking to hire a front-end developer.

Friday Link Pack

– 75 Years In The Making: Harvard Just Released Its Epic Study On What Men Need To Live A Happy Life

Vintage pictures of people surfing. Love this.

– Before you tell yourself that your idea is too ambitious, too unrealistic, too pie-in-the-sky; remember that once there were no planes. There were no rockets to take us into space. There were no computers: Yes to Moonshot Thinking.

– “The most productive people work for 52 minutes at a time, then break for 17 minutes before getting back to it.” The Rule of 52 and 17: It’s Random, But it Ups Your Productivity

– Weekend is here, that means I’ll be perusing Yummly for weekend recipes.

23 defining traits of a good teacher (boss, mentor, friend)

– It’s a rug. It’s a coffee table. It’s both!

Mathematically correct breakfast.

Lucky Lou – this made me smile. Totally showing my kids tonight!

– The Natural History Museum now hosts sleepovers for grown-ups. This is so cool.

Uh, yeah, it’s business time! (via)

– Turn any iOS divide into a free monitoring camera. (via)

– Scaling Global Forgiveness One Email at a Time

– Excellent post on third-party Twitter apps. I am particularly intrigued by Happy Friends. Think of it as a mailbox-type reader for Twitter.

– “When Justin discovered that his wife Meghan didn’t want to have any photos taken during her pregnancy, he decided that he still wanted to document the special time. So with a great sense of humor leading the way, Justin hired a professional photographer to take the photos of him instead.”

– When Do Kids Realize They’re Going to Grow Up? The video in this post is so sad and adorable at the same time. So many feels.

– “Sinatra, the singer, actor, director, film producer and conductor, left behind a very detailed will. It was 21 pages long and included a “no contest clause” which prohibited various legal actions, preventing his family from fighting in court. If someone in his family engaged in any prohibited legal actions, they would be completely disinherited.” 3 Lessons to Learn from Celebrity Estate Planning

– “Cool your jets. Take a step back and calmly assess the situation.” – Jen Mussari during this Pencil VS Pixel interview.

Postcard Club promotes handmade postcard swaps between artists around the world, as well as celebrating the wonderful practice of mail art. (via coudal)

Just Keep Making.

Your photos on Marshmallows. Seriously.

– I keep coming back to this minimal loft bed. Would love to build something similar for my daughter’s room.

– Do you know that if you post a photo on Instagram with the hashtag #Tattly it will show up on Tattlygram. (assuming there’s a Tattly in the photo, of course)

Passion has little to do with euphoria and everything to do with patience.

– Warby Parker in Soho, NYC, is looking to hire a UX Designer

Friday Link Pack

Aim for the Impossible, DO Lecture talk by Timothy Ferriss from 2008

Freedom is a universal human right.

– This. Is. Stunning: An Illuminated Musical Swing Set.

– A beautiful interactive documentary about couples asking each other intimate questions. The { } And. (via)

This Berlin linocut map carving took 16 months! Wow!

“I could eat a horse” Spaghetti measuring tool. Probably not all that practical but it made me laugh.

– Carly Ayres wins at Pinterest: Things That Don’t Need to Exist #mademelaugh

Hotel Wifi Test: Choose your hotel by the quality of their WiFi (via)

– A collection of great Job Interview Questions. See also here. (via)

Two Minutes with TGD. I especially enjoyed this one with Mike Davidson.

– I recently spoke at CMX Summit on how CreativeMornings came about. (you need to register, free, once, and then you can watch the talk, scroll down at the bottom. Unfortunately they don’t show the slides. womp womp)

Your UBER Driver reviews you. Hilarious. (via)

– Ladies, this is for you: How to ride a bike in a skirt

Switzerland is a four-time champ when it comes to global innovation.

cloudBitTM, a new dimension to the littleBits library, lets you “snap the internet to anything” and turn any object into an internet-connected device – no soldering, wiring or programming required. Cool.

– Go to this site and resize your browser window. See how the logos simplify as the screen size changes? Interesting! (via)

How to Clean a Vinyl Record with Wood Glue. Brilliant. (via)

– I got to drive a Tesla this week. (YAY!) Boy, we’ve come a long way from this.

– “Seeing totally unrelated objects perfectly nestle inside of each other provides a certain kind of peace in an otherwise chaotic world.”

– This looks so good: Grilled Radicchio with Goat Cheese and Herbed Tomato Dressing (via)

– Teachers: Run your classrooms, assign work, announce grades, field questions, and track progress with Lantern (via)

MUJI app that helps you relax/sleep.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Lime. I giggled.

– Type/Code is looking to hire a User Interface Designer. DUMBO!

Friday Link Pack

Keith Yamashita, founder and chairman of SYPartners, spoke at PSFK Conference 2014 about the need to remain open-minded and receptive to new ideas as a creative person.

– Love this Seth Godin post on project management for work that matters

– Nick Knight interviews famous models about working with artists and photographers

Focus – A Mac app to block distracting websites

Selfie Toast.

– The CIA style guide goes online: now you can learn to write like a spy (via)

Ryan tried to cancel his Comcast service. And he recorded the conversation. Painful.

– A TED-Ed Animation Explaining Why Tattoos Are Permanent

– Chase Jarvis’ 7 Habits for Creativity.

– “We are on a boat” matches people who would like to be on a boat, with people who are willing to share their boat.

– Welcome to the Era of the Side Hustle

Lovely animation.

– Some oldie-but-goodie tips by Chase Jarvis for getting awesome shots on a budget.

When pets interrupt Yoga. Funny.

– Since 1979, Jadav Payeng has dedicated his life to planting trees, creating a forest that has surpassed the scale of New York’s Central Park.

Snail Mail My Email is a collaborative art project where volunteers handwrite strangers’ emails and send physical letters to the intended recipients, free of charge.

This made me cry.

– Don’t carry it unicorn-style. Hold it a few inches above the top of your head, then go forth into that murky filth that is rainy New York. A Pedestrian’s Guide to Walking in New York City With An Umbrella

– A gold Tattly. Gold!

– My friends and studiomates of Oak are looking to hire a Design/Dev intern.

Friday Link Pack

The one-and-only Moby spoke at CreativeMornings/Los Angeles on creativity, inspiration, and the freedom to fail.

– I wouldn’t say no to this ‘office shed‘ in my backyard. Wait, I don’t have a backyard. Never mind.

– A bench you can easily wheel around. Yes, please.

Tentsile is an ingenious portable suspended treehouse that installs like a hammock.

– I don’t surf. But these beautiful surfboards make me want to.

– Some of my studiomates are currently in Iceland, which reminded me of this video piece by Swiss artist Roman Signer, amplifying his snoring into Icelandic nature. Ha.

How graffiti vanished from NYC subways

– Team Holstee created a letterpress poster out of Maria Popova’s 7 personal life lessons.

Why We Name Our Stuff

– Mirai Chan is a little japanese girl, the polarizing main character of a series of books by photographer Kotori Kawashima.

My First New York: Early Adventures in the Big City

Don’t wash chicken before cooking it. (via)

– I have been using Sanebox for a good year now. Not that my email situation is under control, but it made it so much better.

DESIGN is… What CEOs should know about design (via)

– Nice. Ugmonk cross pocket leather wallet.

Leaf shaped coasters.

David Hieatt speaking at Digital 2014.

– If you’re a Seth Godin fan you will love this talk and even better Q&A he gave at last year’s Nearly Impossible Conference.

– Love this minimal Toddler Bed.

Alan Watts introduces America to meditation and eastern philosophy (1960)

Pleat. Minimal shelving.

– 5 questions you’ll need to settle workplace disagreements.


Marinated Flank Steak. Looks tasty.

– Friends of mine are looking to buy or rent a place here in NYC. Stumbled upon these LEGO glasses, I think it would make them laugh.

The Overprotected Kid: A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer. A new kind of playground points to a better solution.

The Graying of AIDS: Stories from an Aging Pandemic challenges how we think about HIV and AIDS, and how we think about aging.

– The fine folks of Brooklyn based Flocabulary are looking to hire a Marketing Director.

Friday Link Pack


– This neon-colored pigeon kickscooter by Ignas Survila folds in half. Made me look.

– These paddles would look mighty nice on our walls.

Client feedback on the creation of the earth. So good. (via)

Aint No Half Steppin

– Look, it’s a giant paint brush.

– Cool job alert! The Brooklyn Museum is looking to hire a 3D Designer.

– To be more productive, spend the first ten minutes of your work day attending “mise-en-place (via)

– This mid-century mini desk from WestElm is quite charming.

The making of a Steinway Grand Piano from start to finish

The best leaders get heard by doing more guiding than guilting.

– Carrying your bike up stairs a lot? You might like this Bicycle Frame Handle.

2Compendium of business models, old to new . (via)

– Love Reddit’s History Porn.

– Want to break into Product Design or Advertising? These books by William Spencer will help you do so.

– Last week Tattly launched Zodiac tattoos.

– My studiomates of OAK are looking to hire a design/dev intern. You’ll get to work with an amazing team.

Friday Link Pack

Connecting: Makers is the second film in the Connecting Series. See the first film, Connecting, at

This animated gif wins.

– Just like Joanna, this Seinfeld clip about bedtime routines made me laugh out loud. Start listening at 4:07.

Cat Sushi. (no worries, not to eat) Made me laugh.

David Bowie’s Top 100 Books

Build for Love.

– This made me laugh: Kids react to old computers.

– Oh my, does Ringly mean I’d have to also charge my jewelry?

UseSparingly explores the role of common language through satirical redefinition. i.e Two cents: A value affixed to an opinion that is simultaneously unwelcome and annoyingly helpful

– A pile of bunnies and hover boarding bears. Wonderfully absurd.

– Sat next to an incredibly adorable 2 year in the subway this week and offered her some Tattly. Turns out the dad is Seb Gorey, a ridiculously talented graffiti artist and fashion designer. I love NYC. So much.

– Keep coming back to this TED Talk by Sarah Kay: If I should have a daughter …

Rifle Paper Wallpaper. #headexplode

John Updike on Family Affairs

The iconic Brooklyn Kentile Floors sign will be removed but resurrected nearby

– Tattly launched a with Rifle Paper Co Set this week.

– The fine folks of Area 17 in SF are looking to hire an Interactive Designer.

– “Like all tools, the baloney detection kit can be misused, applied out of context, or even employed as a rote alternative to thinking. But applied judiciously, it can make all the difference in the world — not least in evaluating our own arguments before we present them to others.” The Baloney Detection Kit by Carl Sagan

Friday Link Pack (on Sunday)

When the your team is faced with adversity does it stand strong and act boldly or does it crumble under pressure? Based on his work with over 1000 teams, Keith Yamashita shares his insights about great collaborative environments including: have an awareness beyond your day-to-day, respect the unique talents of your team members, and actively cultivate meaningful one-on-one relationships.

– “Everything is transient, have multiple backup plans.” Working In China, by Shannon Fagan

– We could totally use one of these microfiber display cleaners at Studiomates.

– Live in a city and miss the feeling of walking over grass? These flip flops are for you.

– Ella (8) would totally love this drawing robot.

– Seeing my kids run around with Sharpies in my house surely gets my heart rate up. I know I am not alone. So, these plush Sharpies would make for a good gift to freak fellow non-Sharpie-loving parents out.

– The anonymous students sneak into a classroom each week and create a masterpiece out of nothing but chalk. Stunning.

– Cotton & Flax sells some really lovely pillows.

– Interesting scotch tape dispenser design.

Gi Bike is a light, full-size, electric folding bike.

CARROT Fit, a hilarious fitness app designed to make getting fit suck so much less.

10 animated social media facts and statistics in USA you should know in 2014.

Stackable wooden animals.

– With this modular furniture, quickly transition from desk to drafting table, to standing table to easel!

– Love this student project at Lausanne’s EPFL university: Moon over Lausanne.

Star Wars paper toys.

Cloud coat hangers.

Get unstuck. Your in the moment digital coach.

Freedom is an app that locks you away from the ‘net. If online distractions kill your productivity, Freedom could be the best 10 dollars you’ll ever spend.

– The editors of American Scholar have chosen “Ten Best Sentences”.

Alain de Botton on Pessimism

– Tattly launched the Inspirational Set.

– Dwell is looking to hire a Digital Product Designer

Friday Link Pack

Peek at the making of Kelli Anderson’s stop-motion film, inspired by Marie Caudry’s original artwork for Plants.

Talk to Your Team (but Make It Quick)

– “The Next Black” – a documentary about the future of clothing just launched. Watch it on YouTube!

– In this video from the Washington Post, several members of the Washington Ballet demonstrate their most challenging moves.

Virtue dolls remind you of your better nature: Kindness, Calm and Bravery. Cute.

– A tiny Austrian town is reinventing bus stops. (via Joanna)

– First there are book clubs, now there are documentary movie clubs. Love the idea behind Influence Film Forum.

Pungas, 3D printed sneaker accessories. My kids would love this.

Flocabulary teaches academic content through Hip Hop. Brilliant.

– Brooklyn based BAM is hosting a Radio Love Fest June 4-8th. This looks so good.

Shake combines the simplicity, convenience, and collaborative spirit of a handshake with the protection of a legal agreement. Interesting!

Just Keep Making. Yup!

Laser Cat is live. This Hungry Castle guys are something else.

– “Your cover letter, like your CV, should be tantalizing, with personality and enough information to make me want to hear the rest of your story.” The best cover letter.

Prom couples, a photo experiment. (thanks Bas)

– It’s Memorial Day weekend here in the US! 3 day weekend! Yay!

– Is it better to buy or rent?

– A letterpress printed card + 1 Tattly = Tattly Cards.

– XO Group in Manhattan is looking to hire a UI Designer. You might get to work with my friend Lori. She’s cool.

Link Pack

(Thank you Yoko)

– Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Mom explains how to raise a brilliant child (Thank you Joy)

Update My VC is a modern guide to keeping in touch with your investors.

How to Hold A Pencil podcast with the delightful Debbie Millman.

Seed-Filled caps turn plastic bottles into tiny gardens

30 Weeks, a founders program for designers, is an experiment in giving talented visual thinkers the hands-on experience needed to create products that may just change the world. It’s 20 designers. It’s 30 weeks. It’s in New York. And it starts September 2014.

– I keep coming back to this Zappos blog post: Your Culture is Your Brand

– Who knew car back seat inflatable mattresses existed? Wow!

– A guided tour of the National September 11 Memorial Museum.

– This conveyor belt sushi kit would get my kids so excited at the dinner table.

– Cameron Moll’s stunning Brooklyn Bridge Poster is now for Sale.

– Drinkaware animation showing effects of alcohol.

– My friend Tim told me about Nomiku, an imersion circulator. I want one.

Reamaze looks like a beautifully designed customer support tool.

Coursera: Learn stuff!

– This video is from a few weeks back. But, man, it still makes me smile: Two older ladies flying for the first time. (It gets really moving at 6:20)

– I definitely have days where I feel like this.

– Interested in the future of email, messages, alerts and notifications? Then you should attend Inbox Awesome 2014!

Tell the world anything. (The dude that loves Tacos is my favorite)

– Who needs a coffee table if you have Lip Lap?

– “The modern 40s are so busy it’s hard to assess them. Researchers describe the new “rush hour of life,” when career and child-rearing peaks collide. Today’s 40ish professionals are the DITT generation: double income, toddler twins.”

– Calling all eager hustlers! CreativeMornings is looking for a paid summer community intern to take on the world.

– BAGGU in San Francisco is looking for a developer!

A Moon Rug? YES!

Link Pack

The great Massimo Vignelli is very ill and will be spending his last days at home. He’d like you to write to him.

40 maps that explain the Middle East

– Vi Hart Explains & Defends Net Neutrality in a New Doodle-Filled Video

Home-Work Sideboard Transforms Into A Self-Contained Workspace

A smartphone charger that can also jumpstart your car

Organic Traveling Soap. Oh Japan, your packaging makes my heart sing.

Gourmet Mouse Traps. Made me laugh. (scroll sideways)

Polaroid Camera Toilet Paper Holder. Made me laugh.

Emotional Baggage.

– What’s The Difference Between A Font And A Typeface?

– The NYPL is sharing their librarians’ favorite NYC history books on their tumblr. (via)

– Best doormat ever: The Moon.

– ‘Look Up‘ is a lesson taught to us through a love story, in a world where we continue to find ways to make it easier for us to connect with one another, but always results in us spending more time

How to write on a cake.

Posters with shapes of US states made out of words. Words that describe what makes people call their state home.

– The Guacamole Tote made me smile (and hungry).

Euan’s Guide is a disabled access and review guide for disabled people and their families. Love!

Sushi Memo Pads. Made me smile.

– Does your Apple Laptop need Glasses?

Panda Necklace. I know someone who’d love this.

– Minimal and absolutely beautiful maternity clothing line called Storq.

VW Bus toiletry bag.

No sleep ’til Brooklyn

– Meetup NYC is looking to hire a Senior Interaction Designer.

Link Pack

We Are The World is my personal antidote to get Frozen songs out of my head! Fellow parents, what is yours?

A System For Email Productivity, by George Kao

Get Back To Work!

– Well known design peeps share their current top 3 favorite typefaces

– What is that? Oh, that’s my banana purse.

– Wow, how futuristic: 1945’s General Motors reception

– Ha! Boombox Butter Dish

Leica T. What a stunning camera.

– Love this take on a diamond ring.

Gifprint turns your animated gif into a flip book (via)

Keynotetweet is an Applescript utility which automatically tweets from Keynote during a presentation. Cool.

6 Superpowers That Really Exist

– In preparation of my 99u talk (today!) I rewatched Jane ni Dhulchaointigh’s 99U talk from last year. She got a standing ovation for it. The first in 99u history. She is the founder of Sugru and I am her biggest fan.

– Sorry Jimmy Fallon but Emma Stone rules this Lip Sync Battle.

Lots and lots of internet hugs. (thanks Jen)

What Is Nothing? A Mind-Bending Debate about the Universe Moderated by Neil deGrasse Tyson

– This warms my heart: Albert Camus Wins the Nobel Prize & Sends a Letter of Gratitude to His Elementary School Teacher (1957)

Writers and their typewriters. Cool poster.

– Fascinated by this potrait.

– Squarespace is looking to hire a Template Designer. Great company to work for!

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– Love this: Sheep & Stitch is all about learning how to knit beautiful patterns through step-by-step videos. But its larger purpose is to bring people back to creating, to the magic of making things with their own two hands.

Are Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000 Hours of Practice Really All You Need?

– Wow! Mailchimp Merge lets you send emails directly from Google Docs and Sheets.

Endless app – brings you great hand-picked content from Wikipedia. It’ll amaze you, inspire you and stay with you forever.

10 Crucial Lessons From History’s Greatest Graphic Designers

– I know what I am trying this weekend: Brooklynite

Deskcamping: A new way for freelancers and startups to rent desk space.

– 43) If you wouldn’t say something to someone’s face, don’t say it to them on Twitter. Twitter Tips.

– Wait, what? Instagram Marshmallows?

– Wow! Google Street View Now Has a ‘Time Machine’ Feature

– Love these wooden kids plates.

– Yes, the world doesn’t need this product, but it made me laugh: Fixie Pizza Cutter

– Wonderful conversation between Brené Brown and Chase Jarvis.

Vintage Movie Archive on YouTube.

How to Take Control of a Difficult Conversation

– Sleep! The Doctor Who Coaches Athletes on Sleep

– Before you speak, THINK!

How to make ketchup!

Knitted Comfort Food. Made me laugh.

This looks like a long pom-pom gone necklace.

Duolingo lets you learn languages by dueling people around the world!

Fixed vs. Growth – the two basic mindsets that shape our lives and how to cultivate the one that predicts success

Eyebombing in Madrid.

– Colorful, washable tote bags made out of recycled materials.

– The fine folks at Harvest are looking to hire a Customer Support Person.

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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.