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tumblr_ntc5bqUHtb1shn04do1_500A Tumblr full of cute animal GIFs. There goes my day. (via) is the largest social network for academics.

We Need a United Nations of the World’s Religions

– Maker’s Row launched a Made in the US store.

– Boo! Check out these 16 Tattly inspired Halloween costumes? The illegal watch seller made me laugh!

– My friend Mans made an app for cats. It made me laugh. My cat is weirdly fascinated by it.

– Product Hunt launched a podcast channel.

– Cats have been ruling Instagram for a while. Get ready for Pumpkin the Raccoon.

– These design-y student residences in Berlin make me want to be a student again.

– An amusing compilation of some of the most memorable things Tom Waits said on Talk Shows

– This is so cool: Giant megaphones amplify the sounds of nature.

11 interesting questions to ask yourself. Especially this one: If you died tomorrow what would you want your legacy to be?

– Made me laugh: Scotch experts review cheap whiskey.

– Interesting: The cost of mobile ads on 50 news websites.

– Journalists and others are understandably concerned about Peeple, the “Yelp for People” app scheduled to launch in late November.

– I didn’t know this worked: Remove Odors from Your Entire Home by Simmering Vinegar

– What do non-English-speaking people say when it’s raining cats and dogs? France: “It’s raining like a pissing cow.”

– Apparently it’s harder to be thin than it was in the ’80s.

– Fascinating: Millions of Facebook users have no idea they’re using the internet. (via)

– Wow, awesome job alert! IDEO in Chicago is looking to hire a Senior Interaction Designer.

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From now on, sitting in a traffic jam, I will dream of The Trunk Theater driving in front of me…

– One of the most prolific designers Switzerland has ever seen: Adrian Frutiger Dies at 87; His Type Designs Show You the Way

– Applauding Perry Chen and Yancey Strickler of Kickstarter for keeping it real and redefining success beyond money and power. The world needs more of this: Kickstarter Focuses Its Mission on Altruism Over Profit

– Interesting talk: Leadership merit badges.

Dictionary Stories: Very short stories composed entirely of example sentences from the New Oxford American Dictionary.

– A collection of morning routines.

– I keep coming across these flying vintage cars. Makes me smile every time.

– Cat lovers unite and support this Kickstarter for a beautifully designed laser beam toy.

Iconsfeed, an online gallery of iOS icons. (via)

– A visualization of the most iconic sidekicks in history.

– Create a Peanut Character of yourself.

13 of the strangest restaurant spots in America

– My daughter and her girlfriends are going nutty over these Tattly charm bracelets.

– Percolate is looking to hire a Junior Product Designer.

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(via The Kid Should See This)

– My friend started using the No Poo Method for washing her hair. Wow. Worst name in history. She swears by it though. Also, her hair looks great.

– Wohoo! CreativeMornings is launching a Podcast on Oct 2nd! Follow on SoundCloud or subscribe on iTunes.

How to Eliminate Procrastination (The Surprising Strategy One Man Used)

– This old-school Marshall speaker is a thing of beauty.

– Want! Volkswagen just re-released everyone’s favorite hippy-van! (via)

– Adorable: Seal rides on the back of a whale on the NSW south coast

– Adrian Frutiger was a Swiss design, typography legend. He will be missed.

– These floral wallpapers are stunning.

– French Zig Zag socks.

– This minimal keychain gets my two thumbs up.

Bluetooth Padlock. (Made for someone like me who always forgets the number combinations of regular padlocks.)

Amazon Web Services in Plain English (via)

– That’s one slick looking bar cart.

20 Questions for Business Leaders (via)

– The Pixelstick might be the coolest thing I have seen in a while. Hello there light painting!

Mailchimp launched a new toolset which offers multivariate testing, comparative reports, priority support and more for additional $200 per month.

– Maria’s labor of love got a facelift. Beautiful site redesign, brain pickings.

This is my daughter’s favorite Tattly. Oh, the mind of a 9 year old!

– The fine folks at Hyperakt are looking to hire a Senior UI/UX Designer.

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(Thanks for pointing me to this talk, James. Deep and funny at the same time.)

– Love this minimal glass pitcher.

– What a crazy privilege to be two animals in one life: butterfly.

– A unique, cleverly designed watch that is inspired by vintage car speedometers

MacWorld’s iPhone 6s and 6s Plus FAQ

– “There are genetic differences between human populations. But none of that supports the concept of race.” Science Vs podcast asks: Does race exist? (via)

– CreativeMornings skills video: How to Storyboard

The difference that 25 years makes.

William Ury’s video archive with talks about the art of negotiating is a treasure trove.

– This Plum Cake looks so scrumptious.

– A new app that lets you walk your friends walk home virtually.

Drawing as Therapy sketchbook.

7 styles of decision making. Interesting.

– “The patterns of our lives reveal us. Our habits measure us.” Mary Oliver

Your hunch is probably wrong and the importance of testing. (via)

The Tools Designers are Using Today

– My friends over at Hyperakt are looking to hire a Senior UI/UX Designer.

– The Paper App is now available for iPhone! This makes me very happy.

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I spent the last three three days at a private mini conference organized by Simon Sinek and Bob Chapman. One of the many highlights was that I got to meet Aloe Blacc. What a remarkable, deep, thoughtful soul.

– From 2003, a 25-minute documentary on how Pixar made Finding Nemo

– Great read: On How to Disagree

– Bruce Lee on the power of repose and the strength of yielding – a beautiful philosophy of life.

Sculptures that measure atmospheric conditions. Lovely.

– We use slack religiously in my teams. This article on “How do I reach Slack Zero?” made me re-think how I use Slack.

– Super useful travel app: Hopper. You plug in destination and dates and it tells you when to buy. (via)

– Looking for a female speaker for your conference in the creative industry? Check this!

– The fine folks of Big Think had me as a guest on their rather unusual podcast.

– The Whitney Museum of American Art in NYC is looking to hire a Graphic Designer.

One Star National Park Reviews.

– What can you teach the world? What’s your hidden skill?

7 moving podcast episodes. (via)

Friday Link Pack (on Sunday)

Creative Music Video Shows The Dramatic Effects Of Photoshop

– A (short) Friday Link Pack going up on Sunday? Yeah. I was in a car accident on Friday. I walked away unharmed. Counting my blessings and squeezing my kids extra tight these days.

How to age gracefully. (via)

DIY Unicorn Piñata. YES!

DIY Pineapple Drawstring Backpack (via Bas)

Art Installation invades London with 100,000 balloons.

– I like these wall decals: Be Nice or Leave, Do it and Good Vibes Only (via)

Judgmental New York Subway Map (via)

– A short video documentary on inventor Alan Adler telling the story of how Aerobie Flying Disc and the AeroPress came to be.

Japanese-Inspired Shoes That Wrap Around Your Feet

A German book critic reviews the Ikea catalog. (via)

– Soundcloud in New York is looking to hire a Senior Product Designer.

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(Entrancing endless spiral of toy trains)

– PBS is airing a documentary in September about Muppets creator Jim Henson called In Their Own Words: Jim Henson.

– Banksy’s latest exhibition, Dismaland, is certainly his most ambitious to date.

3 ways good design makes you happy

How 17 companies got their quirky names.

Absurd and whimsical water faucets created by Kakudai

– Always running out of storage on your iPhone? Here are 12 handy tricks. (via)

– Team Cup of Jo asked me if I have a current favorite business book. I sure do. I mention it at the bottom of this post.

– Furniture startup Greycork created a couch that ships flat and assembles without any tools in minutes. And is way more stylish than any IKEA couch.

– Personalized hand-writing bracelets and necklaces.

A Report on Sleep by the DO Lectures

– Great read: Abandoning the Work I Hated

– Totally nerding out over this Spaceship Home.

– My friend Kevin shares his secrets to booking a round the world plane ticket

The Offline Chair helps you stay offline and relax.

– Here’s a first; Kim Kardashian’s daughter in the Daily Mail (I know!) wearing our Gold Bracelet Set.

– The fine folks at Percolate in SF are looking to hire a Product Designer.

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The Random User: A vintage hacked mouse that browses the internet randomly. Made me smile.

– There’s no better way to display books for kids than like on this bookshelf. When they see the cover they get excited.

Why you should be a morning person.

– IKEA now makes furniture entirely made from paper.

– Lovely feather print.

Are we there yet? car flag. So good.

– This Sac a Pain makes me want to move to France.

– This doorstop made me chuckle.

The Pep Talk Generator

– Kids can play with these blocks and learn math at the same time. Brilliant.

– I like this jewelry box.

Summer Ghosts.

An Adult’s Guide To Snapchat

– How to print on Brown Paper Bags. Fun.

Stephen Powers makes NYC streets less dull with his colorful, hand-painted signs

– Few things get New Yorkers riled up like a debate about where one neighborhood ends and the next begins. Here’s where you can test your knowledge: Draw where you think your neighborhood borders are on this map.

Sleeping soldiers. (via)

– The Tattly team weighs in the value of creative relationships

– These BUSINESS CARDigans made me laugh.

– Still floating on a cloud from last week’s New York Times Style’s Section Feature.

– Gah! Seriously awesome job alert: The MoMA in NYC is looking to hire an Interactive Designer!

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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 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.

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“Drunk” Robots. Made me laugh.

Six days in North Korea.

– Cameron Moll introduces – 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.

Friday Link Pack

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.

Friday Link Pack

(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.