Cork Globe

Cork Globe

CreativeMornings HQ totally needs one of these Cork Globes so we can keep track of our growing chapters. (We are currently at 71, growing by 3-5 chapters a month)

Mega Desk

Endless Desk Barbarian Group

Woah, the Barbarian Group has one giant endless table that everyone works from. It offers work spaces for 175 people. Stunning.

Here’s a video that shows the entire desk.

A Kid’s Guide to How the Internet Ads Work

A kid’s guide to how internet ads work. Much needed.

(Thanks Carly)

DartStrip

We just mounted an 8 foot long DartStrip in our office and we are all loving it. It’s a super simple magnetic display system. Beautifully packaged. Easy to mount. A total winner.

Tickle helps you Escape Awkward Situations

Tickle is an app (concept?) to help you escape awkward situations. Using your phone’s accelerometer, Tickle can sense awkward gestures, and in turn, generate a phantom phone call to allow you to gracefully excuse yourself from whatever awkward situation you’re in. This made me laugh and double check if it’s not April 1st.

UPDATE: It’s a joke. Bummer.

DAAME Laptop Bag

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DAAME is an all-girls startup and creator of this beautiful, high-end laptop tote.

#wishlisted

Sip Snap

SipSnap is a simple, spill-proof, kid’s drinking lid that fits any cup. Brilliant.

Stamp Yo Face!

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A custom stamp of your face. Why not? Definitely makes for a fun gift.

#wishlisted

(via Jonathan)

U Turn 3 Hook

UTurn 3 Hook

Umbra’s U Turn 3 Hook made me look. It’s a wall mounted metal hook with wood tips that swivel forward when in use.

Lumio Book Lamp

Lumio Book Lamp

The Lumio Book Lamp is the most magical product I have come across in a long time. When I opened it in my studio yesterday everyone went wwwoooooaaaah! It is truly stunning.

When shut, Lumio masquerades as an elegant wood hardcover book. When opened, it magically transforms into a sculptural light illuminated by a high-performing LED.

Sending a virtual hug to the inventor Max Gunawan. And just like that, Lumio has become my favorite object.

January in Japan

Scott Gold and his wife visited Japan this January and beautifully documented their trip. Wish I had memories like this of my recent travels. Also, Japan, you’re beautiful.

Constructing Childhood

If you’re a parent, you most certainly will enjoy this CreativeMornings talk in which Raul Gutierrez speaks about the last 100 years of childhood through the lens of his family, how children see the world, and Tinybop’s approach to designing mobile apps for children.

Designerd

designerd

I am a Designerd. Are you?

Time Enjoyed Wasting

Time enjoyed wasted

I agree with Patrick Cabral: Time Enjoyed Wasting is not Wasted. Yes!

Rebel Wisdom

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Shutterstock, our official CreativeMornings partner for visual inspiration, created a set of beautifully illustrated posters based on CreativeMornings talk quotes. They totally made me smile. See them all here.

F1 Pit Stop Ballet 

Watch Ferrari’s F1 pit crew do a pit stop in a bit over two seconds. Crazy impressive.

Cosmic Tote

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This limited edition Cosmic Tote made me look. Love to discover more and more products made in the USA! YAY!

Saprotrophs, Mesophiles, Psychrophiles and More…

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Melissa Easton’s blog is one of my favorite corners of the internet. She always manages to dig up some interesting finds, celebrating the seemingly mundane, just like these Saprotrophs, Mesophiles and Psychrophiles.

Sunlight Pills

sunlight pills

I think we could all use some Sunlight Pills just about now. Which ones would you like? Bahamas, Seychelles or BoraBora?

(Waving to you Australia! Enjoy that summer!)

Could You Close that Door, One More Time?

I love it when people question and re-invent something that is seemingly not broken, i.e. the mechanics of a door. Congrats Austria based Klemens Torggler for this stunning door concept.

MOO Cards

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I remember what a hassle and expense it was to get business cards printed when I got my first design job in 1999. How the world has changed! MOO has completely redefined the landscape of business cards and notecards for that matter. They have made rich looking, full-color printed business cards affordable and accessible for anyone. I get so many compliments when I hand out my CreativeMornings card (see above). I love my cards so much, that we teamed up with MOO to send all of them a set of CreativeMornings Luxe Business Cards. Needless to say, the surprise was a success.

But my love for MOO goes beyond just the beauty and affordability of their cards. It’s the level of detail they put into everything they do. If you have ever received a MOO package you know what I am talking about. From the YAY sticker on the outside to the beautiful (!) business card box they come in. MOO cares. They care about good design. They care about delighting the customer. Consider me a fan.

moo.com

Finkelsteins

finkelsteins

Michelle Jewell makese these adorable stuffed animals called Finkelsteins.

(Thanks Wesley)

Pour Mason

Pour Mason

Pour Mason is a pour-over coffee maker attachment made specifically for Mason Jars. Love the old-school look and feel of it. Also, they’re sold out. (womp womp)

Quick Fit – 7 Minute Workout

Quick Fit looks like the perfect app for busy people – based on the 7 Minute Workout popularized by the NYTimes. Download the App or check out the free web version.

(via LifeHacker)