Creative Spark: Deborah Cook

Really enjoyed this mini documentary on stop motion costume designer Deborah Cook in which she takes viewers inside her creative process. Fascinating.

Jay Keeree

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Jay Keeree creates mesmerizing animated GIFs.

(via Carly)

It’s ok to..

rules for newbies

I think I need to make a list inspired by this one for new employees on my teams. My last line would definitely be: Make use of our confetti drawer.

(via josh)

Flowers

perenneial tattly set

Next time you are going over to someone’s house and want to bring some flowers, try a bouquet of scented Tattly. They are water color designs by French artist Vincent Jeannerot.

(image by Ace Boothby)

Candy-colored Field Notes

candy colored field notes

Loving the new candy colored Field Notes!

Small Victories

small victories

Small Victories takes files in a Dropbox folder and turns them into a website. Here are some super fab examples:

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small victories example

Try it yourself: Small Victories

Pencil Bowl

pencil bowl

A bowl made of pencils, designed by Michiel Cornelissen Ontwerp. Love this.

Giant Octopus Kite

I could watch this giant octopus kite for hours.

(via Coudal)

Whale Cutting Board

Whale Cutting Board

This cutting board is simply charming. Want!

Google released Gboard

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You can now Google search right from your Apple iPhone’s keyboard, thanks to Gboard.

YES!

Adidas color wheel sneaker

These Adidas Kicks just made me rejoice. YES!

A Poster A Day

a poster a day

Vasjen Katro is designing a poster a day, for 365 days straight. Impressive.

BioLite BaseLantern

I am not even an outdoorsy person but I totally want one of these Base Lanterns from BioLite. It’s the first flat packed smart lantern that doubles as your own miniature smart grid. These BioLite folks, always pushing new ideas…

Adam Harriden

Adam Harridan challenged the notion of showing up at an office building Monday to Friday working 14 hours a day for someone else. One day, while walking the streets of New York City, he saw something that both intrigued and inspired him. This is his story.

Histography

400 years of history

Histography” is an impressive interactive timeline that spans across 14 billion years of history, from the Big Bang to 2015. The site draws historical events from Wikipedia and self-updates daily with new recorded events. The viewer can choose to watch a variety of events which have happened in a particular period or to target a specific event in time. For example you can look at the past century within the categories of war and inventions.

WoW!

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Untitled

Untitled

Feeling this T-Shirt. I feel Untitled these days.

How to Light a Match With a Rubber Band and Another Match

Mr. Gear demonstrates a technique for lighting a match using a rubber band and another match.

Nose Bandana

Nose Bandana

This quirky Nose Bandana made me think of my dad who was known for alway carrying a real fabric handkerchief in his pocket. Made me smile.

Dyson Blow Dryer

Now look at that! Dyson has come out with a hair dryer. Looks fancy. My friend Sally put it right: If it sucks or blows, you know Dyson’s redesigning it. You can get one by dropping $400! Uhm. Yeah.

Zero Talent Required

zero luck or talent needed

So good: 10 things that require no talent or luck.

(via Jocelyn)

Elephant Tantrums

Elephant Tantrums

Who knew baby elephants have temper tantrums too? Reminds me of when my son had his silent epic meltdowns and I documented them over in itshardbeingtwo.com.

(thanks C.A. Vulliamy)

Know Yourself Prompt Cards

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These Know Yourself Cards by The School of Life are going to help you understand who you really are: what you want, how you feel and why you react as you do. A lack of self-knowledge can be trouble, for it makes us get into the wrong relationships, pick unsatisfactory jobs or spend money unwisely. As Socrates said: ‘Know Yourself’.

How to Wrap Cheese

Cheese Storage Paper

While visiting my friend in Charlottesville last week I noticed her wrapping her cheese in this super design-y Cheese Storage Paper by Formaticum. The two-ply paper allows cheese to breathe while maintaining optimal humidity preventing the cheese from drying out. Love that they include a video on how to perfectly wrap your cheese on their product page:

Respect your cheese!

Velocipedia

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Seems like most people have a hard time remembering how a bike is made, when asked to draw one. Some get close, some actually nail it perfectly, but most end up drawing something that is pretty far off from a regular men’s bicycle. Gianluca Gimini collected hundreds of these drawings and then turned them into 3D renderings. So refreshing! Love this project.

(Thanks Dominie)