“Outlasting the critics feels like it will take a very long time, but you’re more patient than they are.”
– Seth Godin
Tinybop just launched The Everything Machine. It reminds me a bit of IFTTT but for your iPhone or iPad. By using a visual programming language The Everything Machine lets you connect the camera, microphone, speakers, light, gyro- scope, and display on your devices.
This short documentary profiles a fisherman in Maine who practices a fading craft: diving for sea scallops on the ocean floor. I will have a whole new appreciation of the work that goes into the scallops that end up on my plate.
There is a lot of excitement in the air here at CreativeMornings HQ as we just soft-launched SKILLS. It is an attempt to highlight all of the creative talent in our community, by inviting anyone, in video form, to answer the question: What will you teach the world in two minutes or less? Here is one of the example videos by Adam J.K:
So, what will you teach the world? creativemornings.com/skills
Notabag is a smart combination of a bag and a backpack. With a single pull on the straps, it transforms itself from a sleek eco-friendly bag to an easy-to-carry backpack. I am into it.
Here’s a prime example of a product solving a first-world problem: Phone-Brella lets you text and hold the umbrella at the same time.
When I was in Japan a little over a year ago I fell in love with Onsen Tamago, a fancy version of a medium boiled egg. For some reason I just remembered how much I loved the and and searched on YouTube. Of course (!) there is a Tutorial on how to prepare them. I love the internets.
A few months ago I was at JFK and noticed this gentleman in front of me, about to go through security. I noticed his strange head piece and thought it was a fashion accesorry. So happy to stumble upon this video over on Shoko’s blog shedding some light. His name is Neil Harbisson. He is a colorblind artist with a surgically-implanted antenna that allows him to hear color. Wow!
Maximilian Kiener’s side project on the brevity of life explains why ‘time flies‘.
Here’s the newest release of the mini documentary series InFrame made by Bas Berkhout in collaboration with Format. The subject is Paul Pateman, a London-based graphic artist with a quick wit and strong, simple aesthetic. Beautiful.
Also, check out Format’s new online publication called Format Magazine which launched today.
I just spent an eternity clicking through the insanely big archive of Duvet Cover Designs over Society 6. Below are some of the ones that made m look and that I would totally put on my bed or use in my kids room. Anyone know how they hold up after a few cycles in the washing machine?
I could have made some serious use of Google’s Translate App when I traveled to Asia a little over a year ago. Impressive!
This is an astounding behind-the-scenes video about the technologies running the NYC subway system. While I knew that the system is *old* I didn’t realize the infrastructure has never really updated and still is run with 1930 equipment.
(via The Kid Should See This)
Last week this little family adopted a rescue cat from an ASPCA shelter in Manhattan. While we are still trying to figure out a name (most difficult process in history) the cat is super happy and so are my kids. And I have discovered pet accessories. What a huge market! Can we talk about this felted cat bed. Made me smile.
The Overview Effect, first described by author Frank White in 1987, is an experience that transforms astronauts’ perspective of Earth and mankind’s place upon it. Common features of the experience are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment. ‘Overview’ is a short film that explores this phenomenon through interviews with astronauts who have experienced the Overview Effect and features important commentary on the wider implications of this understanding for our society and our relationship to the environment.
Get your Daily Dose of Overview Here.
Inspired by traditional Japanese fishermen’s packs, the Bucket Bag can be carried as a spacious tote or cinched shut and slung over your shoulder. I like.
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