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At the age of 17, José was sentenced to '15 years to life' for murder. He incurred additional charges inside, and was denied parole 9 times. After serving nearly 40 years in prison, he is about to be released. Directed and shot by Bas Berkhout.

– Danit Peleg, a 27 year old Israeli fashion design student 3D-printed an entire fashion collection

10 CEOs who prove liberal arts degrees aren’t worthless

– I totally want a customized version of these lightbulb signs.

– Love this Angle Flask Bracelet.

– The most common complaint about intense interval training is that people hate it. The 10-20-30 training may solve that problem.

Stay awesome.

Here are the tools Team CreativeMornings uses to collaborate.

– I would be totally ok with this whale mug on my desk.

– We adopted a rescue cat this week and with that I discovered the pet store world. Favorite cat product so far: Hepper Cat Bowl

– This plant water tower made me chuckle.

– Don’t forget to Enjoy This Beautiful Day!

– This coat and shoe rack is pretty cool.

– How much can you read with all letters cut in half? Play around with typesnap.us to find out! (via + via)

Huge Water Slide coming to Downtown Manhattan in August. Wow.

– Penguin’s new website offers free book extracts to London Underground passengers. (via)

Skylodge is a transparent sleeping capsule hanging from a mountain

Tim Ferris interviews Kevin Kelly. One of the best interviews I’ve heard in a long time. Also, you can download the transcript if you don’t want to listen to it.

Gifpop turns your GIFs into Prints.

– Four useful Gmail tips.

– Wow, this is useful: Google now tells you when places are busiest. (via)

The User Experience of Creative Sprints (via)

Cool cat!

– Slate is looking to hire a Designer Director.

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Always trying to find more Keith Jarrett gems online. If you’re not familiar with Keith Jarrett’s The Koeln Concert, do yourself a favor and listen in.

How to Do Almost Anything

– Woah! Ultimate glamping: caravan that floats like a boat.

– Loving Malcolm Brown’s Face Reader Project.

R/m Design School is a series of educational projects about design, a constantly expanding “design primer”, covering such fundamental concepts as typography, color, grids and layout.

– Gah! Free: Download Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Short Course, The Inexplicable Universe, in Audio or Video Format

– I want to see this in person: ‘The Beach’, an interactive architectural installation by Snarkitecture

– I am a HUGE Kinder Surprise Eggs fan: Kinder Surprise eggs are wildly popular around the world but banned in the United States.

Pluto Through the Years: A GIF Showing Gradually Improved Views of Pluto from 1930-2015

– (Intense) Street photography shot on an iPhone during fake phonecalls by Jay Giampietro

James Murphy wants to turn NYC’s subway system into a symphony (via)

– My daughter used to have this bunk bed from IKEA. These are some inspiring IKEA hacks. Wish I would have seen this earlier…

You have no credibility (yet)

– Interesting: Cushion aims to help manage a freelancer’s unpredictable schedule and unsteady income.

– This is moving: Color blind young man’s reaction to seeing color for the first time

Rainy Day Umbrella Stand is awesome. And then I looked at the price. Not.

– Everything I am afraid might happen if I ask new acquaintance to get coffee. (Nr. 13 made me laugh)

– Looking for more Design Blog inspiration. This is a good start.

First World Problem Store. Made me laugh.

Silverware that won’t make a mess when you put it down. Smart.

Explaining graphic design to four-year-olds (via)

– I used GlamSquad for the first time this week. Highly recommend.

– That’s one cool Banana.

– Hillary for America is looking to hire Designers. In Brooklyn.

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– Love this outdoor DIY wine cooler table.

Pad Thai Spring Rolls. Never made anything like his.

– I didn’t realize Richard Saul Wurman (Founder of TED) was a graphic designer: Unsung graphic design visionaries you should know

– “Everything starts with you and your values and how you set the agenda for your business.” – Cindy Gallop

– OH! It’s Nice That is having a 50% off Summer Sale!

– Currently enjoying this udemy class by Brené Brown on Vulnerability. Worth every penny.

– Next time you realize you forgot to put on deodorant, remember this trick.

– This golden sloth pendant made me smile.

– Didn’t we all wonder: Why Do Mammals Have Penises?

Willing is a free way to make your legal will.

– How to easily peel the skin of a Mango. Cool hack.

– Learn IDEO’s approach to moving from ideas to action.

– Next time you have an idea and it gets rejected, I want you to think of these emails.

– So happy I got to experience the Edna Lawrence Nature Lab at RISD in person.

– This case will turn your iPhone into a Super-8-Style camera. Cool.

– Oh, these LED old-school oil design lanterns are superfun.

– You’re into hiking? You can now borrow your own Google Street View Trekker rig. (via)

– Made me think: How to know your life purpose in 5 minutes

– This is an interesting looking stool.

– Shopify in Montreal is looking to hire a Theme Designer.

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Bibliophilia is a video-essay that takes looks at the books in Wes Anderson films.

– Totally loving this grid dot wool rug.

– The Hungry Castle guys did it again. First you were able to walk into Lionel Richie’s head now they put Nicholas Cage in a cage.

Camping with architects. (via)

– This is so cool: Expandable origami planter grows along with plants to cut waste. (via)

The Secrets of Happiness – in 60 Seconds

– Interesting read: Screen Addiction Is Taking a Toll on Children

The anatomy of a credit card form (via)

– Research suggests gluten per se is not the problem, but living in a rich society: The Myth of Big, Bad Gluten (via)

– I wouldn’t mind one of these conversation pits in my home, or office.

The rejectionists

– New research suggests a vegan diet is best for losing weight.

40 maps that explain the internet

– This is cool: Paper Maché ZigZag Drum Side Table.

– How Software Projects are managed: “I’ve set the wedding date. I’ve not asked her out yet.” (via)

– Jonathan Fields of the Good Life Project in conversation with Susan Cain, the world’s most famous introvert. See her TED talk?

– Woah: The Abandoned Soviet Space Centre complete with two Unfinished Spacecrafts Inside

– Tattly turns 4 this weekend! YAY! We’re having our annual 50%-OFF-Happy-Our-Birthday-To-You-Sale!

– ICON Worldwide is looking for an Graphic Design Intern to join them in Switzerland, where I am currently transmitting from, on my vacation.

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(Thanks for the reminder Sally)

– Isaac Moll (12) recorded a brief message on what he might tell someone else who was just diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

27 apps designers can’t live without, according to Fast Co Design.

Y Table. Made me look.

– Parents! Here are some great tips on what to teach kids when setting them up with their first email account.

– File this under first world punctuation problems: How Do You Punctuate Around Emoticons and Emoji?

– The U.S. cities where creative jobs are thriving.

Abandoned waterparks.

– Elder: A Mormon Love Story

– Veerle has some excellent graphic and web design tutorials on her site.

– Get your product in front of millions of curious folks: There are a few slots available on The Deck Network in July and August. (See that small add on the left on this page? That’s The Deck!)

UP allows you to upload images to Instagram from your computer. YES!

Meet the man who created TED in 1984

The Quick and Dirty on Your Dry Cleaning

– I feel like I need to go to Emoji School. Thankfully there’s Emojipedia. Emojipedia to the rescue! (via)

VW rolls out new California camper van (via)

Josh Wagner’s advice to his 18-year-old self.

Love this: App connects users with charities based on the news they read.

– Lego is investing over $150M to replace oil-based plastics with sustainable bricks. (via)

– How a toy figure mold of a dinosaur is made. My son will love this.

– A vertical turntable to show off your records.

– Apply by July 8th to 30 Weeks Program: an incubator for designers created by Hyperisland and Google.

Pro tip: Disable any system fonts you don’t use so your font dropdowns aren’t a mile long.

– Adorbs: Couple wore the same outfit for 35 years. (via)

– I am STOKED! I will be on my way to Switzerland later today! 2 Weeks of enjoying the Swiss Alps!

– Barrel in New York is looking to hire a Visual Designer.

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– We can get more done, if we care enough. And trust enough; A good bucket brigade

– I would totally adopt Harold the Jellyfish. Henry the slug is pretty cool too.

– Ok then: Sex in space is going to be way different than it is on Earth

– This made me laugh: Robot slips on Pop Tart while talking to dog.

– This is a beauty of a wall scone.

– Oh, this looks so great: Pineapple Coconut Daiquiri in a Pineapple Cup.

– This is completely nuts: Australian guys sink world record basketball shot off dam

Jar wall light. Or Jar Pendant Light.

Improv lessons applied to entrepreneurship

– Fathers talk about how the experience of raising a daughter altered their perspectives.

– How to hack Google Maps for offline use.

Interesting read on what David Allen did before “Getting Things Done”! (via)

– Hey parents of Minecraft obsessed kids, this will make their heads *explode*.

– Teachers! Did you know Codecademy offers resources to encourage your students to code? Check them out. (via)

– Treasure trove: Tools for designers (via Amrit)

– Good read: The Counterintuitive Art of Leading by Letting Go

– Finally: U.S. Bans Trans Fat

– Never forget to Enjoy The Process

– The fine folks at Sherpaa are looking to hire a Senior UX Designer.

Friday Link Pack

“Drunk” Robots. Made me laugh.

Six days in North Korea.

– Cameron Moll introduces Spoken.co – like Instagram for audio.

Enough is a Lot.

– His name is simon, he makes typefaces. (This one looks fun)

– Some serious facepalms going on here: 20 astonishing holiday complaints (via Yng)

– First feature review of the iWatch that might make me want to buy one: Filling in the green circle, by Marco Arment.

– I wish we had room for this hammock in our office.

Walking in the Footsteps of Tragedy.

Bottle pouch, for those moments you need to carry a bottle around, stylishly.

Vegan Taxidermy.

– Student proves earth is surrounded by freaky plasma rings.

Lost posture: Why some indigenous cultures may not have back pain. Great listen!

– THIS: Let’s Not Schedule Phone Calls Anymore

– YUMM: Crispy frizzled artichokes

– Interesting read: Say No Without Burning Bridges

Surveillance Aesthetics (via Amrit)

The computer collector

– I am a huge fan of IFTTT! They are hiring a Senior Product Designer!

– Kevin (CreativeMornings former COO) shares his secret on how to pack ultra light for his 3 month trip around the world!

– First there was scouted now there is on the grid, the designer’s guide to NYC.

– The Cool Mom Picks ladies launched a Podcast on parenting. I like their bubbly energy on air.

Spam emails and interpreted as illustrations. (via)

– I can’t stop guessing what professions these animals represent… The cat is definitely an executive assistant that moved up to operations and *loves* it.

– Team CreativeMornings is looking for a Podcast Producer.

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I was the proud owner of one of these yellow SONY walkmans. Oh, the memories…

– Interesting (sobering) maps show median 1-bedroom rent in NYC neighborhoods.

– Not sure how to feel about this app: KeyMe App.

Skillshare classes that will make you better at your Marketing job.

Full Moon Sitting Cushion. Lovely.

– The 4 Types of Productivity Styles

Roccbox is not only compact, but it cooks with an uncanny sense of urgency, as it’s able to bake a 12-inch pizzas in as little as 90 seconds. Wait, what?

Streaks – a to-do app that helps you form good habits.

– This little boy makes a compelling case for being a vegetarian.

– Watch this: Nick and the Met.

– Currently enjoying this DO book on leading.

Jumbo Confetti Balloons. YES!

– The tempescope is an ambient physical display that visualizes various weather conditions like rain, clouds, and lightning. By receiving weather forecasts from the internet, it can reproduce tomorrow’s sky in your living room.

Good advice: “4. hire those excited about the future vs. those nostalgic about the past.”

– These waterfront murals by HULA are stunning. Painting with buckets while balancing on a surfboard! Respect.

– I think I might have to book a trip to St.Louis to visit this sprawling 600,000 square-foot urban playground, built in an old shoe factory.

– A horrible new PayPal policy opts you into getting robocalls. Facepalm!

What’s the big deal with gluten? – William D. Chey

Designs John Maeda loves the most.

– Not all who wander are lost, vintage customer painted globe.

– Just listened to this Radiolab episode. Intense.

– A hand-drawn wallpaper that slowly fades into white. Love this.

– Mind blown: A self-folding Origami robot.

– My friends at Sherpaa are looking to hire a Senior UX Designer.

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The School of Life asks: What is Good Business?

– This made me laugh: Please Selfie Responsibly.

– Canada’s Catalin Alexandru Duru just set a new Guinness World Record for the furthest journey by a real life hoverboard. Wow!

– Jessica Hische has a new book out soon. It’s called In Progress.

The banana decided to go on a trip.

Are you raising nice kids?

Is Amazon Prime an EcoCrime?

– A side table big enough to hold ONE cup of tea. Cute.

– Such a talented young woman: This Book Is a Planetarium by Kelli Anderson

Good grammar is sexy.

– Feel “lost” or “un-creative” in your career? Perhaps you’re just “in-between seasons

– This is one cool geometric metal side table.

– I love our office Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree we got from The Sill.

– The Difference Between Mozzarella and Burrata

Bear poster by Enzo Mari fro 1965.

– Published by Volk und Wissen Volkseigener Verlag Berlin, this school-chart shows the horizon system in German.

– Intersting read: How I limited screen time by offering my kids unlimited screen time.

– I want to take this class in which Brené Brown teaches about human connection — our ability to empathize, act authentically, belong, love and even shame. (Thanks Kirby)

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Sleeping standing up. Made me smile. (via)

– Now that’s a lunch box I’d be cool with.

This is mesmerizing. So many masks. So many expressions. I want to make one. (via)

– A bag after my own heart, with red dots.

Watermelon cooler bag. Fun!

– I went to a concert recently and my friend smuggled in booze in Tampon Flasks! I had no idea such a thing even existed.

– Big fan of Slack here. It has completely changed how I communicate with my teams. Here’s a list of tips to make Slack even awesomer.

– Best thing that came out of the Webby awards this year: In Memoriam: Clickbait

Beware the Rise of the Pseudo-Intellectual: Tom Wolfe’s Boston University Commencement Address

Today was a good day Tote.

– Big fan of Holstee’s Mindful Art Subscription.

– Intrigued by this sketch.

– What if you could experience yourself as an old person? (via)

– The fine folks of CreativeLive in SF are looking to hire a Head of Marketing and a Visual Designer.

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(Beautiful mini documentary of one of my former employees and longstanding CreativeMornings volunteers: Yoko Ohama. Created by our CreativeMornings videographer Ben Hallman!)

– Someones looking at me. It might be this shirt.

– My son’s head exploded when I showed him this LEGO Car, built by Raul Oaida, out of half-a-million Lego pieces. Also, it actually drives.

– Interesting job opportunity: The New Republic is looking to find a Director of Product Design.

– These little black photo books are stunning.

Wallpaper you can color in by Jon Burgerman.

– Always remember to Do your best.

Leano, half picnic mat, half lounging chair.

– This portable speaker by Marshall makes me swoon.

– The Bench Go Round, an interactive two-way city bench that spins on its axis. So much fun.

– WOW: The octobass is a string instrument that’s almost twice the size of a bass, so big that it makes a cello look like a violin.

– DIY Folding Letters.

– Animated GIF recipe: How to chiffonate

Interesting answers by MoMA Curator Paola Antonelli in her Reddit Ask Me Anything!

– This article made me laugh: Playground Purgatory.

What 2,000 calories looks like

– Congrats to CoolMomPicks on launching a food section; CoolMomEats.

– Father and daughter building an (ineffective) cereal eating machine. What a cool dad!

– Homemade Rainbow popsicles. Yes!

– Tattly launched a new collaboration with Rifle Paper, the Lovely Set.

– NYC based technology startup Just Works is looking to hire a Front-End Designer. We use Just Works for CreativeMornings and absolutely love it.

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Gravity from Clemens Wirth on Vimeo.

– Great read by David Hieatt for anyone running a company: Competition is a fact of life.

– Throwing a party anytime soon? Check out Oh Happy Day’s brand new online party shop.

Moon Floor Mat. Supercool.

– Impressive how Poppin has become the place to completely furnish your office, no longer just desk items.

– Did you know you could use Vodka to cure stinky feet, clean your eye glasses or you can use it to make a perfect bendable icepack? There’s more.

– Some really useful, simple writing tips. (via)

– I think we need a few of these plant holders for our new office space. Supercool.

– I wouldn’t mind calling this Farmhouse Reclaimed Walnut Cutting Board my own.

Download 55 Free Online Literature Courses: From Dante and Milton to Kerouac and Tolkien

Ray Bradbury on Storytelling, friendship, and why he never learned to drive: A lost vintage interview

– Keep coming back to this mini documentary of Oliver Jeffers, by the talented Mac Premo.

– The Fermi Paradox — Where Are All The Aliens? (via)

This inventive strap uses your body’s own tension to keep your spine in a healthy position while sitting.

Kickstarter is about to launch in Germany. How exciting.

– These Fruit Notepads made me chuckle.

– Currently one of my favorite design blogs: Ignant.

Designer keychain.

– It’s a stool – it’s a side table: Flip Around Chair

– An inflatable Pizza Slice Float! YES!

The craziest thing we can do is nothing. Sean Tulgetske design for Tattly Does Good. 80% of the proceeds of this Tattly purchase go to Charity Water. Makes me happy.

– Toca Boca in Brooklyn is looking to find a Design Director.

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You’re wondering what this video is about? Read the post that goes with it by Meg Lewis: I’m Not a Robot! I’m a Human Female Who Loves To Dance.So much respect!

Food color gradients!

– Julien de Casabianca brings paintings of anonymous figures out of museums and onto the streets. Love this!

– Wow! Respect to Audi for flipping the womens driver stereotype on its head. (via @IamAnneFleming)

– I bought this Liquid Leather Jacket by Clara Sun Woo yesterday and don’t want to take it off, ever again. Neat fact: The designer is my friend and neighbor. I own a dozen of her pieces and am totally ok that her line is slowly but surely taking over my closet.

– This guest house is a dream.

– What a beautifully old-school looking radio.

– How to play the Jaw Harp.

– So many valuable and spot on public speaking tips.

– Brooklyn-based photographer Will Ellis has been documenting eerie abandoned locales in New York City in his ongoing photo series Abandoned NYC.

Apple hack. (The snack kind, not computers)

– I love that our Friends Work Here studio manager Hayley got to model for Joanna: How to Give Yourself a One-Second Makeover

– If you’re a pen-and-paper kind of person when it comes to planning your day to day, the passion planner might be your thing. (If digital is your thing, try my web based to-do app TeuxDeux.)

– A Tattly Mother’s Day gift Guide.

– Team Digg is looking to hire a Product Designer.

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Former CreativeMornings COO Kevin Huynh is a man of many talents. This is what he does when he is bored at an airport. Wow.

– Wow! The elevators of 1 World Trade Center show an animated time lapse that recreates the development of NYC’s skyline:

– A shoe that is able to adjust to a child’s growing foot.

– Stunning: Thin sheets of glass are arranged in gorgeous spiraling forms.

Sit. Feast on your life.

– Job related emails exchange gone love story.

– Everything will be ok. Comfort pocket box with sleeping fox.

– Great gift for kids: World Map Cushion.

Agile Domain Search is a beautifully designed domain name generator. Definitely helpful if you’re looking for that perfect startup name or domain.

– Interesting read: How Tall Can A Mountain Actually Be?

Bikestock kiosks are 24/7 accessible, self-service bicycle repair hubs for riders on the move.

– Kitchen Science: Use Peeps To Calculate The Speed Of Light

Daily Overview uses satellite photography to artistically show the places where humans have most impacted the landscape of the planet. Definitely following their Instagram.

– 6 online sites that will teach you to code.

The charm of hotels.

– Great read: 7 habits of highly effective teams

– YES! Pizza Towel! Of course!

Noon Pacific releases a weekly mixtape of the best music – every Monday at noon, Pacific time.

– Tattly Does Good: 80% of this Electric Guitar Tattly design by Julia Rothman will go directly to VH1 Save the Music Foundation, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education in America’s public schools.

– Spark No.9 in NYC is looking for a design intern.

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cat by Mans SwanbergIllustration by Måns Swanberg

Quip aims to change the electric toothbrush game.

– ‘Distraction is a kind of obesity of the mind

– I want to stay here.

Six Shortcuts For Formatting Data In Excel

– Interesting answers on this Quora thread: How do you know you are on the right path in your life? (via)

– 13 vegetables that you can regrow again and again

– This made me laugh: Why Is Your Millennial Crying? (via)

CMYK Necklace: For your print designer friend.

SelfControl app helps you avoid distracting websites.

– A genius (and gentle) way to teach your child not to interrupt

– Loving these geometric rings.

– Nice new SOMA pitcher.

– A giant, creepy, realistic wool cat hat you can wear as a mask

– Design-y catnip: Goodnip. There’s a market for everything.

– Currently enjoying this book: How to Be Useful: A Beginner’s Guide to Not Hating Work

– My studiomate Måns is a man of many talents. I just discovered his musical treats.

Gold Tattly make me happy.

– The fine folks at HappyCog in Philadelphia are looking to hire a Designer.

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(via It’s Nice That)

– Wow! Do you know how much water is used to produce your food?

– Useful: Typography Cheatsheet

– Here’s a tutorial to make your own Pineapple Nightlight.

Which doll would you rather play with?

– Woah! Otteroo is weirdly fascinating. It’s a floatie for babies eight weeks and older to use in the bath or pool. Since the inflatable circle attaches around your baby’s neck, their arms and legs are free to play.

Life as an upstairs neighbor. Made me laugh.

– This is great: Dropmark now supports screenshots

– Here’s how you can spruce up your boring office walls with 9,000 Post-It Notes.

– Artist uses rollerblades to create traditional Chinese Ink Painting.

– Here’s how to “annoy” your friend on his/her birthday.

– So happy for Maggie Doyne: She was just recognized as one of the CNN Heroes. Well deserved.

Wearable Planters.

Honest business card exchange.

– I agree with Gina, this is a brilliant Bachelorette Party Banner.

Life explained in 27 seconds.

– The fine folks at Mule are looking to hire a Project Manager.

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(via HUH)

– Gabrielle Blair, better known as Design Mom came out with a beautiful book on how to live with kids. A practical room-by-room guide. I will definitely implement some of her ideas.

– This Swiss shoulder bag/backpack is very much after my own minimal heart. #want

– Wow! Astropad lets you use your iPad as a tablet. (thank you Cesar)

Parcel is a package delivery service for New Yorkers who don’t have doormen — they hand-deliver your packages when you’re actually home!

– PON is a seriously smart idea.

– Fun: Che-Wei built a simple webapp to create long scale single use stopwatches. Each stopwatch gets its own permanent URL.

– Woah! Take your standing desk habit to the next level with Fluidstance!

– A studded case that let’s you add LEGO to your laptop. Yes!

– Do you design mobile apps? These iPhone Whiteboards might come in handy. I am tempted to get one for my kids to draw on in their room! They’d love it! Definitely made me chuckle.

– How to really drive across the U.S. hitting major landmarks (via Chris)

Airpocket is a carry-on purse that fits in the airplane seat pocket, designed to hold all the bits and pieces needed whilst in transit.

– Beautiful work by Simone Noronha. This always interneting gif of hers made me laugh.

Onehundredforty turns your chosen tweet into a unique and beautiful print.

Decorate your Easter Eggs with Tattly.

– Enjoyed this talk. I am definitely an “Infovore”: The Art of Curiosity by Camille Sweeney.

A picture book subscription service!

– The You Museum is an online gallery and series of artworks by New Media Artist Jeremy Bailey. Using a few simple questions The You Museum curates personalized exhibitions that are delivered to you via banners on the websites you visit most. Using various retargeting technologies these exhibitions reach you organically across ninety-eight percent of the internet. (Thanks Abra)

– Tattly is hiring a designer.

Friday Link Pack

The Bucket Board by Mac Premo. YES!

– How to make your own bedside iPad stand.

– “When Instapaper creator Marco Arment was asked about his business model, he said, “I sell an app for money, then I spend less than I make.” Sell something for money, spend less than you make. Is there a better model?” Keep your overhead low

– This is a beauty: Brooks Hoxton Wire Bicycle Basket

– Wasn’t sure how I felt about Monica Lewinsky speaking at TED. Now that I’ve watched her talk in which she speaks on The Price of Shame, I give her my respect. This took guts.

– This magnetic bike lamp called Lucetta made me look.

– Love this Triangle Tote.

– Woah! Giant freezing waves in Nantucket. (Via)

Good Vibes Only.

– A glance behind the curtain: How CreativeMornings runs their 106 monthly chapters.

– My head just exploded: Watch this string quartet. They are all kids. Wow!

– What an honor to have our home featured on Joanna Goddard’s blog.

Mirror House.

Indoor Plant Care Tips from The Sill.

– I am moving my coworking space, CreativeMornings and Tattly into a beautiful old factory building in Boerum Hill in two weeks. Now I am hoping for a creative, cool company to take the downstairs storefront and become our neighbor!

– Come work with me! Tattly is hiring a full-time designer.

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Keep coming back to this one whenever I need comfort. Pure magic.

Think Clearly – handwritten newsletters. (via)

– Michael Bierut is coming out with a book on his work, titled How to: Use graphic design to sell things, explain things, make things look better, and (every once in a while) change the world.

Connection Tee by Andreas Wikström.

– IKEA unveils a line of wireless charging furniture.

Do One Thing Well. We need this in our new space.

What kind of texter are you?

– Thank you HyperIsland for sharing your “Toolbox“! For free! <---- !!!!! (via)

– I’d be totally ok taking a shower here. OMG the view!

– Icebreaker Boats: Breaking Ice on the Hudson River

– Welcome to the new WIRED.

– Somebody awesome please adopt this vintage Norwegian Ice cream vendor bike.

– Facebook just unveiled a new feature that could save countless lives

Terminally ill woman is taken to ambulance to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam so she can visit it one last time. My heart!

– These magic Vine compilations made my day. So good!

How to stop prioritizing products over people and consumption over creativity
by Maria Popova

– Love that Paola Antonelli is putting all of her MoMA Research & Development Salons online.

Meerkat allows you to stream live video from your phone to all of your Twitter followers at once.

– Next time you need a hotel room with short notice, check Hotel Tonight. I got to discover amazing rates for NYC. Wish this existed when I didn’t have little kids and was able to be more adventurous.

The Dress Tee made me laugh. Don’t know what this is about? Here. (via)

– Tattly is having a moving sale until the end of day today!

– Come work with me and team CreativeMornings: We are hiring a Social Media Manager

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Finding love after a heart transplant. A truly moving story. 

Monster Scout turns your iOS device into a real monster locator.

– Some of these charts depicting what it’s like to turn 30 made me laugh out loud.

– This Pool Chair might make you want to dive off it…

Phases of the moon towel. Love it.

Alto’s Adventure – a new favorite iOS game.

– How stinking cute is this Shark Pillow from Target?

– One of my favorite blogs, Laughing Squid, launched a store. This is doing o to be dangerous.

– We so totally need one of these Pina Colada lamps for our new co-working space, FRIENDS, opening its doors April 1st.

– I am dreaming of light boxes for my new office space.

How to Save for Your Child’s College Education

This house!

Hub Ladder transforms the classic ladder into an expandable, free-standing rack which hangs clothes, towels and accessories in style.

– There’s something quite magical about this magnetic Woodland feathers.

DIY Tattly cell phone case.

How to enjoy the cold: Advice from an arctic SCUBA diver

Beam: The smart projector that fits in any light socket

Be Like Water: The philosophy and origin of Bruce Lee’s famous metaphor for resilience

If it doesn’t get scheduled, it will never get done.

– In a fascinating article, Hopes&Fears takes a look at how speakers of American Sign Language sign various Internet and pop culture slang terms including “selfie,” “five-second rule,” and “photobomb.”

– Come clean with this simple-yet-genius DIY cleaning solution kit! All you need to make your own spray cleaner – naturally

This dress broke the internet last night. I looked at it at different times, at different places, in different light situations and saw both the white gold and the blue black version. That was way too trippy for me and I went straight to bed.

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

Friday Link Pack

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– A storage stool? Yes!

– Yum: charred cauliflower quesadillas

– “Hire those excited about the future vs. those nostalgic about the past” Advice for Startups by David Noël

– Beautifully old-school twine and scissor stand.

Grown-up LEGO bricks: Gold!

– This guy played table tennis every day for a year to see how good he could get

– Mark Zuckerberg wants to build a kind of 911 service for internet access

– Want your little one to embrace hard boiled eggs? Use these Egg Shapers to turn your hard boiled egg into a soccer, tennis or golf ball. Fun!

– The Museum of Online Museums is one of the best ways to spend some time online.

Noizio is an ambient sound extension for your menu bar. It’s great for drowning out distractions.

– “If you’re the kind of person who is scared and courageous at the same time, you might end up doing big things.” From a moving commencement speech by David Carr

– An interactive map of the world’s megacities and their growth from 1950 to 2030

– Agreed: Cookbooks belong online, not just on your shelf

Hobby Club is a year-long adventure that intends to bring 12 new hobbies into your life, one month at a time.

Friday Link Pack

Watch the above video and then watch the reaction video. GAH! Video by mssngpeces.

BusyContacts is a contact manager for OS X that makes creating, finding, and managing contacts faster and more efficient.

– Beautiful: Planet Iceland.

Dear Valentine, I love you, whoever you are.

Who said it? Kanye West or your Creative Director?

Siracha and Ketchup having a baby? YES!

– Skylights are my big dream. This new technology can make it happen in any room. Supercool.

– My son is turning 5 tomorrow, on Valentine’s day. Hence this post I just stumbled upon made me smile.

– Bill Gross on What Matters Most in Startup Success

Muji Air Purifier. A beauty.

– “Most organizations regularly assess individual accomplishments. Why not track acts of helping as well?” Madam C.E.O., Get Me a Coffee

– Mattel announced a partnership with Google that will resurrect the toy company’s View-Master line. Supercool!

– A beauty: Porter Tray Table.

What does “OK” stand for, anyway? (via)

– Beyonce’s 8-minute mini-doc on racial injustice

– Creative ideas happen when you stop checking your phone

The Whiskey Cabinet is a jargon-free guide for the whiskey enthusiast (via)

– I would be totally ok living in this Copenhagen Townhouse.

How to Disagree (Without Being a Jerk)

– The fine folks of Local Projects are looking for a Senior Graphic Designer.

Friday Link Pack

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– Great read: Whale hunting or scale hunting? by Ben Chestnut

– I totally want this popcorn machine.

Getting out of a bad place, by Derek Sivers

– In AT&T’s 1976 interview with Sir Arthur C. Clarke, he describes in great detail the gadgets and technology we have today, 39 years later.

– This would come in handy in our house: Universal USB rainbow charger.

A Way To Go, a beautiful, interactive web game. Try it!

Swell makes truly stunning water bottles.

Beacon Reader is the Kickstarter for Journalism.

– Coming up with a good story is often a struggle for Ella (8) when she does her writing assignment homework. This is exactly what Storymatic Cards were invented for. Totally picking these up.

Why you should tell your children how much you make, by Ron Lieber

– In case you ever wanted to learn the Estonian alphabet. Here you go. File this under random YouTube find.

– Ewww… Mapping the Bacteria in New York’s Subways

Meet Darcy the hedgehog. Cute overload.

– Parenting expert has nerve to tell you how to raise your kids

– Always good to go back to this one: Give it five minutes, by Jason Fried

– After years of having difficulty finding high quality early reader books outside of schools, reading specialist Kyla Ryman founded Home Grown Books. I saw her books at the trade show this week. They’re stunning.

– Looks like a book I’d read: Parting It Out – Writing on Graphic Design

– Here’s a fantastic job opportunity for a NYC based Senior Graphic Designer; Local Projects is hiring!