Manifesto of a Doer

Manifesto of a doer

16. Make a plan. Then accept it can and will change. Making something happen is about being nimble and adaptable.

Manifesto of a doer.

FOREVER

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Nothing lasts forever by Anatol Knotek.

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Frank Chimero is brilliant: Hi, I’d Like To Add Myself to The New Yorker

Whitings Thermo

Withings Thermowithings

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.

Thermo Thermometer is supposed to be available sometimes early this year. I can’t wait. (I am already a big fan of their Home Security System)

Paper Display

Paper 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!

Egg Slide

Egg Slide

If I was an egg I’d want to call this Egg Slide my home.

Unforgettable Thank You Notes

How to write unforgettable thank you notes.

(via Chris)

Movi, the Live Event Camera

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A few weeks back I had the honor to experience a first proto-type of Movi, a brand-new live event camera by the team of Livestream. Movi lets you edit video on the fly and stream live or share later. I am impressed.

Movi launched for pre-orders..

Being a Grown Up

A few weeks ago I asked the following question:

My wonderful friend Jocelyn K. Glei responded with a thoughtful post. Here’s an excerpt:

“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

Doug Johnston Baskets

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I have been a fan of Doug Johnston’s bags for a while now. I just recently discovered my love for their baskets. The Slider and Big & Tall Basket won my heart.

Gromm It

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Gromm It, an art/media project by Paul Lukas, explores the juxtapositions resulting from the installation of metal grommets in unlikely surfaces, especially foodstuffs. Beautifully absurd.

(via Stephanie)

Modern Music Cabinet

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Italian designer Paolo Cappello created this modern music cabinet called ‘Caruso‘. Reminds me of the old TVs from back in the days…

The Concept of Black Sheep

Was nodding my head nonstop watching this. Gareth Kay is now officially on my list of people I’d like to have coffee with in 2016!

(via Sally)

Paper (Ceramic) Mug

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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!

OMG!

The Impostor Syndrome

The Impostor Syndrome

Good read: Learning to Deal With the Impostor Syndrome, by Carl Richards

Ring Holder

Ring Holder

Love the simplicity of these ring holders.

Totem Intelligent Waste System

Totem Intelligent Waste System

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!

Rubberband Ball

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I wouldn’t mind having this rubberband ball sit on my desk.

Cable Organizer

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Intrigued by this cable organizer. I sure could use a cable organization upgrade at home.

Leave Me Alone

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Last week I discovered this Leave Me Alone door hanger by Adam J.Kurtz. I tweeted at him to tell him just how much I love it and he promptly made a Downloadable PDF.

I love the internet. So much!

Secrets of Storytelling

In this rare appearance as a documentary subject, George Saunders reveals the pitfalls of bad storytelling and explains the openness and generosity required to breath life into great characters.

(via Kurt Andersen)

Olaf Kick Scooter

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Hat tip to Olaf Kick Scooter inventor Boštjan Žagar and his team for creating this practical and fun rolling bag with a built-in scooter! How fun would it be to scoot through an airport on one of these? Or, even commuting to work? Olaf comes in an urban model or the more sleek business model.

Sacrificial Chair

Sacrificial Chair

The Sacrificial Chair is designed to replace ‘that chair’ in your bedroom that is constantly covered in clothes. Made me smile.

Happy 5th Birthday TeuxDeux

TeuxDeux

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.