Tattly in the New York Times

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Today was a big day for Tattly: We got featured in the New York Times’ Styles section. It’s a long and positive article. I can’t thank the writer, Courtney Rubin, enough for her kindness and generosity. Want to read it yourself? Here you go!

Society 6 Duvet Covers

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?

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Wow! Google Translate App

I could have made some serious use of Google’s Translate App when I traveled to Asia a little over a year ago. Impressive!

How New York City’s subway technologies are being modernized

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)

Felt Cat Bed

felt cat bed

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.

Daily Overview

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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.

Modernist Sandcastles

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Calvin Seibert sculpts impressive Modernist Sandcastles. So much YES!

The Bucket Bag

The Bucket Bag

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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Behind Every Product…

behind every product...

Wonderful ugmonk and krochet kids collaboration reminding consumers that behind every product is a person.


Feelers is a slightly unsettling typographic experiment based on the movement of animal appendages.

(via But Does it Float)

The Fourth Wall

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These photographs of famous European theater auditoriums taken from the stage are breathtaking. Hat tip to Klaus Frahm, the photographer.



It’s a teabag, it’s a marionette. Wonderful idea by Naoto Fukasawa.

(via Duncan)

The Same Song in 15 Places

This gentleman sings the same song in 15 different places experimenting with natural revert, early reflections and short delays. Beautiful.

(via one of my favorites, Open Culture)

Tiny Objects and their Pantone Chip

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Tiny object and their pantone color
Tiny object and their pantone color

Designer Inka Mathew matches tiny objects with their corresponding Pantone color. Made me smile.

Embroidered Animations

Embroidered Zoetrope from Elliot Schultz on Vimeo.

Zoetropes is a pre-film animation technique that relies on a rotating sequence of images or objects that’s photographed or displayed with a strobe light to create the illusion of motion. For his degree project at the ANU School of Art in Australia, digital artist Elliot Schultz devised his own method: the Embroidered Zoetrope.

ORU Kayak

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How incredibly supercool is this fold-up ORU Kayak? I noticed one while spending a day at the lake of Constance today. They fold down to a compact, backpack-able package. Supercool. All I kept thinking is that I could easily take this on the NYC subway. Ha!

Assembly instructions below:

Human Head Helmets

Human Head Helmets

These Human Head Helmets make me all kinds of uncomfortable. A goosebumps inducing project by Dubai based digital designer Jyo John Mullor.

The Scottish Highlands

Go, and Be from Josh Brine on Vimeo.

After watching this mini documentary about The Scottish Highlands, I am tempted to carve out some time in my calendar and book a flight. Well done, Josh Brine!


GOBAG is a carry-on duffel bag with an impressive feature: a vacuum compression system that can compact your soft gear. WOW!

Valentine Typewriter (1969)

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Ettore Sottsass’ Valentine Portable Typewriter design from 1969 makes my heart go pitter patter. What a beauty. Currently for sale over at Sotheby’s for an estimated $15,000-$20,000. An (expensive) beauty.

Clay and Bros Sandals

Clay and Bros Sandals

Last week the fabulous Paul Octavious stopped by our studio and I couldn’t help but notice his supercool sandals. They are by Clay and Bros and are the most minimal Sandal you could ever buy, made of a parachute cord and a Vibram sole. I wish they had some photos on their site of people wearing them. They looked sharp on Paul…

Exploding Plants

Slow-motion footage of “exploding plants” compiled by the Smithsonian Channel. Mind blown!

(via Laughing Squid)

Only Human

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It’s one of those days where I need to remind myself I am Only Human.