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Sheena Liam

Embroidery artist Sheena Liam hand sews images of women whose hair seems to gracefully dangle from the 2D surfaces. Lovely.

Roll-Out Table

The length of the Roll-Out Table can be adjusted by sliding the end out and letting the tabletop follow, while the steel crank on the side is used to retract the length. Totally wish listing this one!

Look For The Helpers

Garbage Can Bouquets

Floral designer Lewis Miller has been turning NYC empty garbage cans into voluminous bouquets! Love this!

Hix


My 7 year old is completely smitten with Hix, a versatile new toy consisting of four soft, convertible cones made of elastic silicone rubber. Each cone transforms into four basic shapes which can be stacked and nested in a myriad of different configurations.

These small felt animals by PetitFelts won my heart.

(Thanks Kim)

Orvibo Wi-Fi Smart Socket Outlet

I just installed a Orvibo Wi-Fi Smart Socket so I can turn on my A/C, cool down my apartment, when I am on my way home during the hot NYC summer days. The app is beautifully designed and easy to use. I am ready for you, summer!

Women Who Design

Women Who Design is a Twitter profile directory of inspiring women in the design industry. Go and nominate more women!

Questions & Empathy

Absolutely loving this deck of cards designed by sub rosa to help enable empathic thinking. I flipped through the cards and found countless uncomfortable questions. I foresee my next dinner party with friends will have lots of deep conversation. My favorite part: When you open the box, it reads “no small talk” on the lid. So good! The world needs this.

Embrace An Element of Surprise

The Original Mac OS Control Panel

I remember the day my dad brought home our fist Mac. I was 11. Looking back now, the first control panel was a thing of beauty. Still cracking up over the turtle and bunny in the keyboard typing speed setting.

Anyone remember the game Frogger? I plaid for hours on end.

Painted Garlic

Vegetable Canvas is a photography series by designers Tessa Dóniga and Christian Baumgartner. Made me look. Also, garlic!

Quick Knife (1970s)

Super neat and retro 1970s pocket knives, for opening boxes and cutting paper. Each one measures 5.5cm.

Watermelon Party Trick

This Watermelon trick made me laugh!

Kevin Waldron

Kevin Waldron is a Brooklyn based illustrator. His tiger paper collage won my heart and is now proudly watching over us in our co-working space. Check out his work and his prints for sale over on society 6.

Shattered Glass Ceiling Necklace

A friend of mine gifted me this Shattered Glass Ceiling Necklace. It’s a tribute to all the women who have ever crushed it and symbolizes all the milestone breakthroughs achieved by women past, present, and future.

Love this so much!

Astronomical Phenomenon Stamp

A new postage stamp reveals a rare astronomical phenomenon when you touch it.

Banana Phone

The Banana Phone made me guffaw. Who doesn’t want to talk on a banana?

Simply Turn Key

Edison electric light sign, circa 1900. This made me think of what invention in my lifetime will need a similar sign? Maybe self-driving cars?

Stuffed Strawberries Dessert

This http://www.thekitchn.com/gluten-free-no-bake-cheesecake-stuffed-strawberries-226546 is brilliant. I am all for finger food desserts! Must try!

Wikitribune

Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia is taking on the news media with Wikitribune. With this project he aims to build an advertising free news platform that brings journalists and a community of volunteers together. If anyone can do it, Jimmy can. Let’s support him.

What The Hell is a Men’s Group?

“A men’s group is a group of men that commit to getting together on a regular basis, usually weekly, bi-weekly, or even monthly. The general purpose of these meetings is simply to interact and communicate a level (or many levels) deeper than a normal social interaction.”

We all need a Men’s Group. Or two.

Dan Mall

Dan Mall speaking on the ups and downs of freelancing. He is the founder of Superfriend.ly and a human with really great values. If you haven’t seen his 99u talk I highly recommend it.

More freelancer wisdom over on Freelance.tv.