Under Our Skin grew out of conversations about how The Seattle Times covers race at a time when national and local events — the furor over police shootings, the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, protests on college campuses and charged campaign rhetoric — dominate headlines. Absolutely fantastic.
Look, it’s a commercial, for Tattly!
Our studio community neighbors, Mac Premo and his team produced and directed the fun, colorful, and energetic Tattly commercial that will be played before the 5 Seconds Of Summer Summer 2016 tour performances in Toronto, New York, San Francisco and Dallas. We are talking BIIIIIIG screens! You will be able to find me in the audience of the NYC concert, most likely tearing up, when it comes on. Tattly sure keeps my life eventful!
Thank you Mac Premo and team. You are the best!
Photo nerds unite: Hasselblad’s mirrorless X1D camera brings portability to medium format
Plume offers a new take on improving home Wi-Fi by eliminating the router entirely and replacing it with a fleet of mini-hubs that plug right into your wall sockets. YES!
I just got my hands on a ZigZag City Guide New York. It’s a guide made for kids. It comes with beautifully designed cards filled with fun facts, history, and activities to do. Also available in an edition for San Francisco, London, Rome and Paris. Really adorable! Can’t wait to show it to E and T.
I am continuously impressed by what Zach and his team are coming up with. First DIY and now JAM: online courses for kids. I wish this would have been around (and the internet) when I was a kid, growing up on the Swiss country side, *so* hungry to learn and connect with other kids. Can’t wait to see what other classes will be next! (Secretly hoping for a sewing class!)
Who doesn’t love a fortune cookie? Here’s one you can wear around your neck, made out of gold. Thumbs up!
Perfect proportions observed in nature often follow the theory of the golden ratio. Historically, artists, designers and architects have used it as a means of defining beauty in a theoretical rather than intuitive way. Use the Golden Section Finder, a pocket sized gazing device, to locate the proportional perfection in your surroundings. Totally going to use this with my kids, walking around the city!
Designer Sebastian Bergne was asked to design a soap dish and after much thought decided to redesign the soap instead: The Ring Soap doesn’t need a soap dish and it stays dry. Brilliant! Plus, it looks beautiful.
Fellow New Yorkers, my friends are organizing a Human Rainbow to span the Brooklyn Bridge today to mourn the victims of the Orlando mass shooting. Dress monochromatic, in one bright rainbow color and show up at the middle of the Brooklyn Bridge at 6.30pm. TODAY! Yes to Human Rainbows and love.
An IKEA museum is scheduled to open at the end of this month inside the building that housed the company’s first ever store. I’d visit.
HeyHeydeHass makes beautiful art object machines.
When they started working on this project they had just two requirements: the automata they were about to produce had to perform a sensual act when being handled – in a safe for work way. They also needed to be simple, beautiful objects when in rest, made from high quality materials. Sexy alternatives to all those Executive Ball Clickers.
Team HeyHeydeHaas does the majority of the work on the Autoeromatons in house and by hand. From figuring out the mechanics of the automata and casting bronze at a local foundry, to polishing till you drop. They are a thing of beauty.
My kids would LOVE this leaping long jump mat. My downstairs neighbor not so much.
Prompt is an experimental email-based community project.
The premise is simple: every day, you get a prompt in your inbox. You get 18 hours to write back with anything you want. The next day, you get a new prompt, but you also get to see what everybody else on the list wrote back.
Not that I want one more extra email in my inbox, but I do find the idea charming.