16. Make a plan. Then accept it can and will change. Making something happen is about being nimble and adaptable.
Withings Thermo will make parents around the globe rejoice! It is a handheld device that looks about the size of a toothpaste tube and lets you take a person’s temperature by simply holding the device to one’s forehead. 16 infrared sensors will go to work, taking individual readings to find the hottest spot on the person’s skin. A light vibration indicates it has completed its reading, at which point the results will be displayed in either Celsius or Fahrenheit via an embedded LED display.
This minimal Paper Display gently curves its contents, providing them with the structure they need to stand. I can think of several uses. Bookmarked!
A few weeks ago I asked the following question:
Never felt more grown-up than now in 2015. Have I peaked? What is the most grown-up experience one can have?
— Tina Roth Eisenberg (@swissmiss) December 20, 2015
“When the going gets rough in any creative or entrepreneurial project, what we require isn’t reason or rationality, it’s sheer tenacity—commitment to our abilities, commitment to our process, commitment to finishing even in the face of the inevitable setbacks. This is what separates children from the adults, and the Peter Pans from the Pros.
If being grown up means being committed—to a business, a project, a person—then it’s impossible to peak. And the deeper the commitment, the deeper the meaning that can emerge.”
Read the full post: What Separates the Peter Pans from the Pros
Italian designer Paolo Cappello created this modern music cabinet called ‘Caruso‘. Reminds me of the old TVs from back in the days…
That moment where you love a Ceramic (Paper) Mug that was gifted to you *so* much you decide to buy 7 more to create a full set, and you realize it costs $58 and you fall off your chair. NOPE!
I was just in the market for a new trash bin but for some reason I missed the Totem Intelligent Waste System. Total bummer. I would have gone for this one. It looks good and comes with compartments for recycling, food waste, general trash, and storage for household items (like extra liners or cleaning products). Smart!
Intrigued by this cable organizer. I sure could use a cable organization upgrade at home.
The Sacrificial Chair is designed to replace ‘that chair’ in your bedroom that is constantly covered in clothes. Made me smile.
Five years ago today, Cameron, Evan and I announced TeuxDeux, a simple, design-y to-do app. (Cameron’s very first product video still puts a huge smile on my face. Keep in mind, the app UI has changed since then…)
TeuxDeux was born over a lunch conversation where I shared my vision of a calendar based to-app and 3 days later we had a working prototype. 5 years and several updates and revisions later, TeuxDeux is helping keep thousands of happy user stay organized.
The secret is to keep TeuxDeux as your browser landing page, so every time you open a browser window you are being reminded what you should be working on. Organize your to-do’s on our simple, list based calendar view. Cross off what you’ve completed and whatever you don’t cross off, will automatically move to the next day. You can also create your custom ‘someday’ columns on the bottom area for the things that you just need to get out of your head. And, take your to-do’s with you on the go, with our iPhone app.
Happy 5th birthday TeuxDeux. I don’t know what I would do without you.