Remy

Remy

Always been a fan of the indestructible FREITAG truck tarp bags. REMY is my new favorite.

Techies

Techies Project

Techies is a portrait project focused on sharing stories of tech employees in Silicon Valley. The projects covers subjects who tend to be underrepresented in the greater tech narrative. This includes (but is not limited to) women, people of color, folks over 50, LGBT, working parents, disabled, etc.

The project has two main goals: to show the outside world a more comprehensive picture of people who work in tech, and to bring a bit of attention to folks in the industry whose stories have never been heard, considered or celebrated. Helena Price believes storytelling is a powerful tool for social impact and positive change.

Totally impressed. And, I wish it will grow beyond Silicon Valley. Read the original post introducing the project over on Medium.

The Good Times Experiment

“Too often we apply metrics — that are frankly bullshit — to our lives: job status, money, flash cars, holidays, blah blah blah. This experiment reminded me that there are more effective indicators for success, by simply keeping a weekly list of ‘good times’.”

Last week during a conversation Ian Sanders mentioned his Good Times Experiment. Each week he makes a list — headed ‘Good Times’ — where he scribbles down all the good things that have happened. Some weeks the list runs to over 30 ; other weeks just to 15 or 16. Some days heI writes nothing down, other days there’ll be a rush of experiences all in one go.

What’s the point of this exercise? The point is = the importance of noticing. I think, I’ll join Ian in this experiment. You?

What time is it?

Matters

This watch is a beautiful reminder that the most important moment we have is NOW.

Abbesses Plates

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Abbesses plates, named after a Parisian arrondissement, feature a single hand-painted grey line that outlines its simple organic shape. Beautiful!

Running for Pizza

Running for Pizza

Pizza and running lovers rejoice: This is your t-shirt. Well done, Laura Bee.

Philodendron Monstera

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I have been excited for weeks now to finally announce this beauty of a new Tattly. It’s by French watercolor artist Vincent Jeannerot.

Over the past few months I have developed a slight Monstera leaf obsession and am happy to be wearing them on my skin now. Also, if you buy one this week, you’re entering a give-away for one of Vincent’s beautiful prints.

Fencing Visualized

Woah! Fencing comes to life with the help of motion tracking and gorgeous visual effects by Japanese fencer Yuki Ota and the Fencing Visualized Project.

Love

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Yup.

DesignFacts

DesignFacts

I just spent an eternity clicking though Design Facts. What a beautiful treasure trove with facts on all aspects of design. So much respect for Shane Bzdok for putting this resource together. May it keep growing!

Lingo

Lingo App

The fine folks behind the NounProject just launched Lingo, an app that allows you to easily organize, share and use all of your visual assets in one place, all on your desktop. Definitely giving this a try!

Magic

The New Normal

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Woah. These New Normal Headphones are super cool looking. They are wireless, last 8hrs and come with the USB charging element attached, so there is no need to carry an extra cable.

(via design taxi)

Trikona Ring

Trikona Ring

This Trikona ring looks like a crown for your finger. I like it.

Backpack / Tent

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David Shatz’s Melina transforms from backpack into sleeping tent in one quick action. Love this.

Backpack by Puritan

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Loving this minimal backpack by Puritan.

Home Screen Homie

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Homescreen Homie lets you put a selfie in the most precious place, the home screen of your friend’s phone, in the form of an app icon. From there, they can tap your face to instantly text, call or view your Instagram profile. You can also create your own gallery of Homies on your phone’s home screen!

If my daughter had a phone she’d be all over this.

Beyond Prison

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Beyond Prison is a creative collaboration between numerous filmmakers, photographers, writers, designers and developers from all over the world. The project was drawn up in the US and its stories – in the form of short documentary films, photography, animated infographics, and articles – explore innovative approaches to rehabilitation and offer a new vision of what prison could be: a place of transformation from the inside out.

Extremely well done. Thoughtful. Moving.

UMA Sound Lantern

UMA Sound Lantern

A lantern and Bluetooth speaker in one. Nice!

Zero Waste Cashmere Bangles

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I was recently gifted a pair of these Zero Waste Chashmere Bangles and I am loving them. They are made of 100% cashmere scraps. Each piece is unique and hand sewn in Brooklyn. Two thumbs up.

NEW: Perforated Field Notes

Brighten up your Spring with Field Notes‘ candy-colored 30th limited-edition release, “Sweet Tooth.” Each book is a solid block of bright color all the way through, with a Field Notes first: perforated pages!

LOVE THIS!

The Uses of Envy

Oh, how much do I love the School of Life videos? This one is by Lara Lee and Hannah Jacobs, with words written by Alain de Botton, and narration by Anna Martine.

Eleplanter

Eleplanter

How lovely is this Eleplanter? It is a self-watering porcelain kitchen planter perfect for growing herbs by the windowsill. Its generous water reservoir will hold water for 2-weeks of continuous hydration, which seeps into the plant’s soil through tiny weep holes. Watering is done through the Eleplanter’s trunk, preventing soil-filled overflow on the kitchen counter. Well done, Scott Henderson!

CreativeMornings: Bill Ury

Do yourself a favor and take 30mins to watch this incredible talk by Bill Ury. I had the pleasure to meet Bill and spend two days with him at a small conference a few months ago. While he might not realize it, but meeting him has had a huge impact on how I think about negotiations, listening and the way we should go about life. He is one of the most remarkable humans I have ever met. Watch the talk. I think you’ll understand…