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.

Friday Link Pack

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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Friday Link Pack

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

(via)

– 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

(via theawesomer)

– 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!

Friday Link Pack

How to win at rock-paper-scissors

Life Hacks Anyone Over 50 Should Know

The Executive Coloring Book

– In case you wondered why the unicorns are extinct.

Fix your computer hunch and other posture problems in 30 seconds

– A mold to make your hard-boiled egg look like a chick. Made me laugh.

– This megaphone iPhone speaker made me chuckle.

– The Uncommon Surfboard gives you the feeling of bodysurfing with the speed and control of surfing. And it fits into a bike basket.

– A mini Raclette table grill for a dinner of two.

– A flask to hold ex boyfriend tears. Made me chuckle.

– This is cool: New Sonos logo design pulses like a speaker when scrolled

The Challenge for Today’s Parents, a talk by Shefali Tsabary at NY-Presbyterian Hospital

The UX Reader, a compilation of articles from Mailchimp’s UX team, is now available for free!

– Virtual reality porn reactions on Oculus from first-time virtual reality Viewers

– Wow, I wonder if I will ever have to use a service like Kontainers: Real-time booking of freight shipping containers.

– Xero in San Francisco is looking for a Product Design Director.

– Psst… All Tattly Stationery is currently on sale. Send a letterpress printed card with a temporary tattoo inside.

Friday Link Pack

I am such a big fan of The School of Life. I can not wait until they open a branch in NYC.

How to take better care of your teeth

How Reading Transforms Us, by Keith Oatley and Maja Djikic

– I always get so excited when Wesley posts another one of his One of Many Photo Essays, this time, it’s on Savannah.

– Did you create your profile yet over on AuthenticPro?

– This is the perfect mitten for every parent.

Cotton cloud wallpaper.

Fake cat bedding.

Batman cookie cutter. My son approves.

– How cool is this house bed for kids?

– Are you a runner? This runbell might be just what you needed to complete your life!

Aren’t we all?

Bear sweater. Yes.

– Now this is a jewelry holder I could get behind.

– Interesting looking trash bin.

– I received one of these YAY finder ring stamps for my birthday. Made me chuckle.

Chocolates that represent Japanese onomatopoeic words to describe texture

Questions you should ask about a company’s culture in a job interview.

Duet is an app that allows you to use your iDevice as an extra display for your Mac using the Lightning or 30-pin cable.

To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This

– Some real gems in here: Surprising parenting tips.

– I just watched my studiomate Wesley use the service Makespace. A door to door storage service. So good.

– I know someone who’d love this panda ring.

Knitted birds.

– Add some sparkle to your life; Gold Tattly.

– VICE is looking for a mobile product manager.

Friday Link Pack

With beautiful insight, Elizabeth Gilbert reflects on why success can be as disorienting as failure and offers a simple — though hard — way to carry on, regardless of outcomes.

– Love this jewelry line called Tiro Tiro.

Animated GIF of David Bowie hairstyles.

– Woah: How to outsource your life.

– Here’s an app that will teach your kids what it was like, taking photos, back in the day, before we had digital: The WhiteAlbum App lets you take 24 photos and see them for the first time when they’re delivered to your door.

– A Digital Reconstruction of Washington D.C. in 1814

Emoji Type is a custom keyboard that autosuggests emojis as you type.

– Sebastian Errazuriz is turning Times Square into one giant yawnfest.

-The 99U Quarterly Is Now Available for Purchase

– What happens when a group of talented and driven people come together to solve problems – Swarm is the future ideas. (via David)

– Dreaming of this coffee table called Tablo.

– Netdiver is back after a 5 year hiatus: Best of the Year 2014

Stunning Storage Containers by Stelton.

– Study: “smartest” teams have more women, communicate a ton, participate equally, possess good emotion-reading skills. Why Some Teams Are Smarter Than Others (via)

– Breathtaking photos of a flipped iceberg that looks like a giant floating gem

– Learn something new every day with Wikipedia’s Randompage

Design Ah!, a Japanese TV series that teaches kids to look at reality “like a designer”.

– Look at the staircase in this place. A total nightmare for living with little kids, but stunning nonetheless.

11 TED Talks on Success.

– Wildcard is looking for a Designer.

– Which Metallic Tattly is your favorite?

Friday Link Pack

Given how cold it is here in NYC, I totally feel this dog’s love for being blow dried.

– It was a real pleasure being interviewed by Jess Lively. You can listen to the podcast here.

– We all need a Banana Phone Headset. Right?

The Best Art Tattoos of All Time

– Recently some folks at the New York Public Library discovered a box containing old reference questions from the 1940s to 1980s. Talk about a Time Before Google!

– Always wondered what a pigeon brain looked like. Glad I learned something today by discovering this anatomical model.

– Beautiful seaside geometric print over on Present & Correct.

– Pretty cool looking height ruler wall chart.

Pizza Cat. Made me laugh.

Super slow-motion video of snowballs smashing into faces.

Sushi Socks.

– Stunningly minimal thermo cups. #want

– It’s ok to hate your spouse for 10 minutes a day.

– Did you know? Now Is the Best Time to Renew Your Passport

– Every Gmail user’s dealt with this annoyance: You’re writing an email, you copy and paste some text from another page, and the text’s formatting comes along for the ride. Then everything you type after that is formatted the same. Here’s how you can fix that.

– Who doesn’t want to watch a panda cub tumble down a snowy hill?!

– Thinking of getting a barcode tattoo? Read this.

– “Do you know how babies are made?” That moment parents talk to their kids about sex for the first time.

– Make Homemade “Mozzarella Sticks” with a Waffle Iron

– I started using Woof and I love it.

– Eventbrite in San Francisco is looking to hire a Senior UI Designer.

You deserve to take space up in this world.

Friday Link Pack (on Sunday)

We watched this every year, on New Years Eve, back when I was a kid in Switzerland.

– Michio Kaku: The Universe in a Nutshell

See a 100 year old woman transform into a young beautiful lady, thanks Photoshop.

– I have a new favorite cocktail, French 75, which I discovered at French Louis, my favorite neighborhood restaurant

– LOVE this Three Potato Four Wooden Arrow Chalkboard

– How to find out whether you’re a good cultural fit at any company

Abundance Without Attachment, by Arthur C. Brooks (via Chris)

You are a small speck. It’s all about perspective. 

– In case a family members asks you about Business Facebook advice over the holidays: How to create a Facebook Business Page (via)

Impressively innovative workplace ideas.

– “Unexamined privilege is the real source of cruelty in Facebook’s “Your Year in Review”—a feature conceived and designed by a group to whom nothing terrible has happened yet.” Read full article on Facebook’s Your year in Review by Jeffrey Zeldman

Mashable’s best iPhone Apps of 2014

– The history of web design explained in 9 GIFs

– Tempted to buy this wooden jewelry organizer.

– The best bridges of 2014

– Out of Print is looking to hire a Design Director

Friday Link Pack

This is the time of the year where I seriously miss living near the Swiss alps. I grew up with a ski lift in front of my door that offered night skiing. It was heaven.

– So much fun: Inspirograph!

– The latest ONE OF MANY photo essay by Wesley Verhoeve is out, featuring creative types of Portland OR

– Hey graphic designers, did you see these 50 Vintage Text Effects?

How to pay attention, by Rob Walker

– This year’s National Geographic Photo Contest Winners

Martine Rothblatt: She founded SiriusXM, a religion and a biotech. For starters.

– Surprise your family with this Christmas Tree Napkin Fold.

– Somehow I missed this when it did the rounds in October: If Disney Princesses Had Realistic Waistlines (thanks Oliver)

– A modern shelf with hooks. Love it.

– ‘Everything But the News’ Picks the Brain of a Five-Year-Old Venture Capitalist. Made me laugh.

– Gloves that keep you warm and let you use your phone at the same time: Glove.ly

– This cup and saucer made me look. (via)

– Love this: 30 Minute Infinity Scarf tutorial

– Joanna shares 8 entertaining tips

– Yellow stains on your pillow? Here’s how to wash and whiten pillows.

– Sam Lyon’s amazing Jelly Gummies GIFs!

– In need of some visual inspiration? Directory of design blogs.

Play Dough Type.

Doors to other cities. What a great idea. (via)

– Need a last minute gift? Get a Tattly Gift Certificate. It’s instant!

Friday Link Pack

– Space nerds, you will love this website – Wiki Sky. (via)

Wireless Showerhead Speaker. Seriously. (via)

IKEA Sit/Stand Desk Review over on GIZMODO (via)

– Love this old-school looking kids schoolhouse desk.

The Little Prince looks REALLY good.

– Love this Moon Lamp by Nosinger.

15 Creative DIY Christmas Trees

Wall-Mounted Succulent Letter DIY

Optical illusion placemat appears to warp under the weight of tableware

A mitten flask! <--- !!!

- For the bearded men out there

– I love before and after shots of apartment renovations. This is a good one.

_ Give the gift of a plant: The Sill.

Bitbox, monthly code projects for kids.

– Apple’s first employee: The remarkable odyssey of Bill Fernandez

– The 2014 kottke.org Holiday Gift Guide

Travel as Therapy

– Not feeling Christmas? You’re not alone.

7 tips for designing awesome animated GIFs (via)

Let’s Party. Lovely.

– 5 cool things about the revamped Smithsonian Design Museum

Tortoise fitted with LEGO wheelchair to help him move around. Wait, what?

The Movie Project: A collection of popular movie titles grouped by year

How to deal with chronic complainers

– Interesting: Lumi allows you to print you on fabric (T-shirts etc) without any fancy equipment.

– Pixel Union is looking to hire a Creative Director.

Friday Link Pack

– How to run a zero waste home

– Interesting read: When Is One Ready to Get Married?

– Watch How Amazon’s Robots Ship Your Order. (Also, make sure to buy small/local and not just on Amazon. Ok?)

– Put a smile on someone’s face with a custom min banner. So stinking adorable. I just got one and I love it.

9 basic principles of responsive web design

– Now this is a diaper bag I’d be cool with. (But glad those days are long gone)

Dream telepathy suggests that human beings have the ability to communicate telepathically with another person while they are dreaming.

– Ben McGrath has a long and fascinating profile of Sasha Hostyn, aka Scarlett, “the most accomplished woman in the young history of electronic sports,” namely Starcraft II: A Star And Her Craft. This is so Nerdy. Always amazed at all these sub-cultures in today’s world.

– A short film about space travel; Wanderers.

– I would be totally ok with this house.

– I want to go swimming here.

Keyboard Waffle Iron. Made me laugh.

Animated Alphabet

Edera is a modular rug and headboard system.

How to remove a dent from wood. Wow. (via BB)

Give the gift of plants.

– Are you a fellow parent also in need for some school lunch inspiration? This way.

Color the earth. Literally.

How Not To Suck as a Creative Director.

Good work takes hard work. Truth.

Swiss Santa is coming to our home tomorrow. My kids are psyched.

– Need a gift idea? Tattly subscriptions!

– Out of Print is looking to hire a Design Director.

Friday Link Pack

In this CreativeMornings talk Steve Larosiliere speaks about chances he’s been given, and how he payed it forward with Stoked, a development organization for underserved youth.

What does the liver do?

– 4 million songs on Spotify have never been played. Not even once. Forgotify wants to change that. (via)

5 Thanksgiving Leftover Hacks

– Country Bar (or Swiss Chalet) Camouflage Shirt.

– 7 Pieces of Wisdom That Will Change the Way You Work

– Wow! 1890 Victorian burlesque dancers

The Kid Should See This just launched a gift guide full of “sciency, smart gift ideas for kids.

– Impressed by how Snapchat is evolving their product: Snapchat Murders Facebook.

Tornado and Rainbow Over Kansas

RadioISS plays streams of the radio stations that the International Space Station passes over on its continual orbit of Earth.

– “In a study conducted at Cornell University in 2009, researchers found that people who received the menu without the dollar signs, spent significantly more money than those who received a menu with the usual currency sign present.” Take Off That Dollar Sign from Your Prices

Flio, an ultra-slim portable laptop stand

– Did you catch the step by step DIY instructions on how to decorate your Christmas ornaments with Tattly?

Two new iPhone commercials.

– Despite a temperature of -61 degrees Fahrenheit, a group of travelers work together to push an airliner across a frozen tarmac in a remarkable video shot in the Siberian town of Igarka.

Emojiary asks you how you’re feeling once a day. You answer visually—in emoji.

– Really intrigued by the Boom Boom Speaker/Recorder.

Simmer makes it easy to create your own step-by-step cooking videos.

A three-step marketing ladder

– This week, MailChimp published its first ebook, The UX Reader.

– Mother of 4 wakes up early to make creative breakfasts for her kids. Impressive!

– Did you know Tattly offers 3, 6 and 12 month subscriptions? Makes for a perfect gift!

– My friends at Flocabulary are looking to hire an UI/UX Designer. Such good people!

– There’s a desk available in my co-working space Studiomates in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Email me if you’re interested in renting it and join our little community of creative types. (–> desk at swiss-miss.com)

Friday Link Pack

Keep coming back to this CreativeMornings talk by Simon Sinek: Love your work.

Love More. Fear Less. Full of good stuff.

– Jessica Hische launched Tilda, the script typeface she designed for Moonrise Kingdom.

Don’t know how to crochet? Here’s your chance to learn something new.

– This Creative Process Poster by Christoph Niemann made me laugh.

– Jonathan Fields of the Good Life Project Podcast series interviewed Jocelyn Glei, force behind the 99u books and the 99u conference. You can listen to it here.

– Hawkeye Huey – A four-year-old analog photographer

– Interesting article on why Germans work fewer hours but produce more: A Study In Culture

– The lettermate: An envelope addressing guide for those of us that have trouble writing in a straight line.

– Oliver Jeffers has a brand new ABC shorty story book out and is selling a letterpress print that goes with it. Love.

– Love this at-home cocktail tool guide by Studioneat

This is how we move, by Human

– Totally going to try to make some paper flowers with my eight year old this weekend.

A Demo Ride on The World’s Tallest Roller Coaster

– The Holstee Manifesto has gone Tote Bag. Also, how cool are these neon drink coasters by Holstee?

– Definitely filing this one for later use: Mapbox allows you to create interactive maps and data visualizations.

– Wonderful metallic neck bangle necklace by Jen Cogliantry.

– The wonderful Cameron Moll interviewed me for his Hired Podcast.

– Airbnb launched a new print magazine with an emphasis on creating communities

– Want to send some good fortune someone’s way? Try the brand new Tattly Lucky Set!

– Donors Choose in NYC is looking to hire a Product Designer.

Friday Link Pack

How to make a paper airplane that flies far

53 New York Times Videos teach essential cooking techniques: From poaching eggs to shucking oysters

The Disease of Being Busy

Kevin Bacon Explains the ’80s to Millennials

Coolest (dancing) little one.

An Architect’s Tips For Turning The Living Room Into An Epic Pillow Fort (via)

Robot Battery Pack

– “When I ask, “How are you?” that is really what I want to know. I am not asking how many items are on your to-do list, nor asking how many items are in your inbox. I want to know how your heart is doing, at this very moment…” The Disease of Being Busy

This Chrome extension lets you play back all the changes you’ve made in a Google Doc.

– What a beauty: The Horse Leather Watch

Cranberries: How Does It Grow?

– Artist Bea Camacho Will Knit Herself into a Yarn Cocoon at the ICA

The Uber Story

A to X Writing Advice, Courtesy of Copy Chief Benjamin Dreyer

– Love these hanging shellyfish plants.

“When entrepreneurs say they hate working for big companies, it’s not because they can’t deal with the obstacles. It’s because they perceive the best case scenario as being a waste of time. They see a better opportunity outside the system.” Entrepreneurial Compensation by Trevor Owens (via)

I Love Typography reviews some great new font releases.

– Thought provoking article by Jurgen Appelo: Pay People for Commitment, Not for Time or Results

– Team CreativeMornings is hiring a Content Curator and a Community Coordinator

– Psst… have you seen these metallic Tattly?

Friday Link Pack

– I know what I am doing with my kids this weekend: Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment (thanks Gillian)

– A graphical explanation of UI vs UX

Vintage Halloween Masks. (via)

– “Culture in a company is set by your first 10 to 15 hires.” – Jeffrey Raider, Co-founder of Warby Parker

Famous Album Covers come to life.

– This is impressive: Buffer openly shares its salary formulas (via @anildash)

– This is the first nutcracker I would let into my home: Astronaut Nutcracker.

Oozing pumpkins. Needless to say my kids think this is the best thing ever

What if you published a management SLA for the whole company to use? by Jesse Hertzberg

Le Collektor Hoodies: An line of hoodies with interchangeable, collectible hoods designed by your favorite artists. Streetwear made in the USA.

Three rules for a happy designer (via)

A satire Instagram account. (via)

How to draw a perfect circle(via)

Slow Motion Surfing.

– “Really, we all need to be reminded that New York is too much—it’s part of the appeal—but you’ll have to invent ways to cope, so your brain doesn’t become a tea bag that’s steeped too long.” The Woozy Walk, by Frank Chimero

Halloween Pumpkins on Steroids.

– Come work with me: CreativeMornings is hiring a Community Coordinator and Content Curator.

Friday Link Pack

(This video by Ben Derico kicked off our first ever CreativeMornings organizer Summit two weeks ago. Needless to say it made me tear up.)

– Wow! Minecraft Mega-City Took 2 Years And 4.5 Million Blocks To Build (via)

The 2014 Fall Foliage Map (via)

Why Haters hate: Kierkegaard explains the psychology of bullying and online trolling in 1847

WhatFont is now available for mobile! Yay!

– A beautiful self-watering planter by Boskke.

– Kottke explains why we should consider subscribing to Wikipedia.

How might we geo plants in space?

Hacking AirPlay into Sonos by Stephen Wang

– Watch as Stig Severinsen, aka The Man Who Doesn’t Breathe, swims underwater amongst icebergs. So impressive.

Marcel the shell, with shoes.

– This is why I stopped following you on Instagram. (via)

MailChimp Snap allows you to send simple, photo-based email campaigns straight from your phone.

– “Can cool designs overcome the disillusionment of the younger generation? The socially conscious brand Patagonia is betting respected companies can play a role.” These Posters Remind Millennials There’s An Election, And Inspire Them To Vote

Miito is a new take on the electric kettle

– The fine folks over at Harvest are looking to hire a QA Expert.

Friday Link Pack

Tiffany Pratt, speaker at CreativeMornings/Toronto during the COLOR month.

– Not sure how a copy of Symbol landed on my desk, but I wish I would have had it back in the days when I still designed identities for clients. Symbol: The Reference Guide to Abstract and Figurative Trademarks

Stay Awesome Tote

Write a manifesto.

– In love with this old-school leather camera bag.

– Hey nerdy parents, check out this legit Halloween costume. Scroll to the bottom. (via)

Someone strapped a GoPro to an eagle flying over Paris & mon dieu, it’s magnifique!

– Article: Who Gets the Conference Room?

How American parenting is killing the American marriage

– Announcing The Winners Of The 2014 Innovation By Design Awards

8 year old Aidan Prince dancing to Major Lazer.

– Joanna Goddard, force behind the blog A Cup of Jo shares her beauty uniform.

– A TED-Ed Animation Explaining the History of Tattoos

– Wow, this is well done. World of Swiss.

Work hard, be nice to people poster, silver on black.

– Keep coming back to the email charter.

Cool socks alert.

– These erasers made me laugh.

– The Six Mile Pencil indicates how far you’ve drawn.

Singular console. I want it.

– I needed this 14 years ago: How To Date In NYC Without Losing Your Mind

Gold Floral Rifle temporary tattoo back in stock!

Plants make people happy.

– The Brooklyn Museum is looking to hire a Web Developer. I know for a fact that this is for a seriously awesome, big, giant, cool project.

Friday Link Pack

Waterfall swing at World Maker Faire. (via)

– These low fruit/vegetable bowls are stunning.

– Artist Eric Oglander searches Craigslist for photos of mirrors for sale and collects them on his tumblr. Absurdly awesome.

– This is a beauty of a backpack.

– Interesting concept: Goodpin is a social platform for collaborative giving. (via)

Adobe Shape lets you capture images and convert raster to vector with your PHONE. http://www.adobe.com/ch_fr/products/shape.html (via glass)

Woodsnap prints photos on wood. Looks beautiful!

– A tool that will allow you to carve beautiful type driven pumpkins as shown on this product page? Yes, please.

12 fall vegetables you should know how to cook.

– This beanbag by Yogibo looks all kind of legit and comfy.

Mission Control Sleeping bag. My 4 year old son would dig this.

– IDEO is developing an online school to unlock the creative potential in everyone.

– Words that have no business being in your emails

– Wow. Video of a hawk attacking a drone. (via)

– Stephen Fry explains humanism in 4 animated videos: Happiness, Truth and the meaning of life and death

– An intelligent bracelet that helps you manage stress: Olive.

– It’s a watering can, it’s a water carafe. It’s cool.

– David Hieatt shares his favorite resources. Good stuff.

– Slow Factory x Able Made created the Nebula Lova Scarf to fund Cancer Research.

Amazon to open a store in NYC. An actual store. Wait, what?

– In its latest adventure, New York Times’ Living City series explores the city’s enormous underground steam distribution system.

– Why give out candy if you can give out candy Tattly on Halloween? Also, spooky spider.

– IDEO is looking to hire a Full-Stack Developer. I don’t even know what that is but I would work for IDEO in a heartbeat.

Friday Link Pack (on Sunday)

When to Delegate? Try the 70% Rule

Babies cracking up at ripping paper compilation.

Big Hero 6 Trailer.

First animated New Yorker cover. Go Christoph Niemann!

Dice Furniture changes shape when you roll it.

Lampersand. Get it?

A ball stand? I had no idea this exists.

Lobster claws. Who doesn’t want to be a lobster on Halloween?

This Should Only Take a Minute or Four, Probably

What Went Wrong After DailyCandy’s $125 Million Sale

Architects design cat shelters.

– The Most Important Skill for Great Leaders? Trustworthiness.

– Boah. What It’s Like to Fly Aboard a Singapore Airlines A380 in the Über Fancy Suites Class

– Sunday Pleasure – Having fun with paper

Would a Different Job Make You a Different Parent?

– Email Marketing Best Practices: 20 Tips for Dramatically Better Emails, by Jimmy Dali (via)

– Although these stunning images might look like the work of Photoshop magic, photographer Robert Bösch captured them for the Swiss mountaineering brand Mammut by carefully coordinating an entire team of mountaineers on the snowy Alps.

– Using looks of ‘sticky’ bookmarks? Why not create miniature scenes while doing so?

A System For Email Productivity, by George Kao (keep coming back to this one)

– “You are pure potential in Manhattan, limitless, you are making yourself every day.” Find your Beach, by Zadie Smith (via)

– “Starting a successful startup is similar to having kids in that it’s like a button you push that changes your life irrevocably.” Paul Graham

– The Brooklyn Botanic Garden team is looking to hire a part-time web developer.

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.