Smile Mirror

Smile Mirror meets People from Berk İlhan on Vimeo.

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure to meet Berk Ilhan, the inventor of Smile Mirror. It’s an emotionally smart mirror that is unlocked with the power of a smile. Totally wonderful. I would totally hang one in my home.

Paper Bag Backpack

Love this convertible, paper bag inspired Tote/Backpack designed by my friend Dave Ortiz for TIMBUK2. It’s two bags in one – exterior tote coupled with an interior drawcord backpack. Smart.

Beetle Puzzle

This Beetle Puzzle by DOIY is stunning. Comes with a adhesive sheets to stick the puzzle pieces together to frame or display as art at the end.

Weird Kid

I love this t-shirt by James Victore: “The things that made you weird as a kid – make you great today!”

An Honest Look at The Personal Finance Crisis

Millions of baby boomers are moving into their senior years with empty pockets and declining choices to earn a living. And right behind them is a younger generation facing the same challenges. In this deeply personal talk, author Elizabeth White opens up an honest conversation about financial trouble and offers practical advice for how to live a richly textured life on a limited income.

Immigrant Bumper Sticker

I should put this on my car.

(via bltd)

Thought Hopper 3000

Thought Hopper 3000 – an online destination for a 5 minute vacation by Vera van Wolferen. Beautiful. And mad respect for the x-acto knife skills.

(via Chris)

Balloons

This box of balloons made me look.

Highlight the Remarkable

This Stabilo Boss campaign highlighting the remarkable, as in history’s forgotten women, is fantastic.

Below The Surface

Below The Surface is an archaeological project of the North/South metro line in Amsterdam. At Damrak and Rokin in the city centre, archaeologists had a chance to physically access the riverbed, thanks to the excavations for the massive infrastructure project of the North/South metro line between 2003 and 2012. Rivers in cities are unlikely archaeological sites. It is not often that a riverbed, let alone one in the middle of a city, is pumped dry and can be systematically examined. The excavations in the Amstel yielded a deluge of finds, some 700,000 in all: a vast array of objects, some broken, some whole, all jumbled together.

So. Many. Stories! See all the objects.

(Thank you Wesley)

Mermaid

My current favorite Tattly: Mermaid by Jessi Preston.

Solid Wool

Last week, at the Do Lectures I got to touch a material that I thought for sure was fibreglass, but no, it was wool, Solid Wool to be concise. I had to ask about three times if I heard correctly. Wool? As in W-O-O-L?

Solid Wool is a beautiful, strong and unique composite material. Think fibreglass, but with wool. Mind blown! So much mad respect to the founders!

Fireworks

These firework images made me look.

My Recent 99u Talk

A few weeks ago I gave my second 99u talk, at their 10th anniversary conference here in NYC. And I am happy to see they just made it public for everyone to watch. In fact, they released all of the talks. So many good ones! Dive in!

Giles Duley

I just arrived in London after a spectacularly heart-opening three days at the Do Lectures in Wales. I will be mentioning many of my experiences and people I met over the coming weeks here, one simply can’t wait: I had the incredible pleasure get to know Giles Duley, which I would now describe as the man with the biggest, most fearless, most empathetic heart I have ever met.

If you are moved by his story, please join me in supporting his charity Legacy of War Foundation.

10 Hours of Relaxing Oceanscapes

Wow! 10 Hours of Relaxing Oceanscapes, from BBC Earth. I know what I am projecting on my walls when I get back home from Wales!

The Answer

Love this. By Tauba Auerbach.

Transform your Handwriting into a Font

Calligraphr helps you transform your handwriting into a font: Fill out the form, get a handwritten font. Easy as that.

(via Chris)

GeoGuessr

GeoGuessr: Play with a friend or by yourself. You’re plopped somewhere in the world in Google Maps and you have a set amount of time to pinpoint where you are.

(via Chris)

American Blooms

American Blooms by Pop Chart Lab.

(via)

Submarines Emerge From Beneath The Arctic Ice

This is crazy mind-blowing.: U.S. Navy and UK Royal Navy submarines got their readiness to operate in frigid environments tested by breaking through the North Pole ice.

Update: This comment on Twitter made my heart sink. Talk about perspective.

The Observers

Mad respect for my friends Wesley, Paul and Jeff for launching their latest labor of love:

The Observers is a curious community dedicated to photography and books, an interview series in which notable photographers, curators, and filmmakers speak about the photo books that inspire their work.

Seized Belongings of Migrants



A Janitor Preserves the Seized Belongings of Migrants. My heart.

Please Someone Take Me Here…

This is where I want to be. Right now.