To Do Cat made my day. Thank you internet.
(via Kyle Van Horn)
Hopscotch is a brand new iPad app that teaches kids coding. It allows them to create an interactive program on the iPad by dragging blocks of code and dropping them into a scripting area. No typing required. Beautifully designed! This makes me so happy! Can’t wait to try this with my daughter tonight!
The fine folks of Fictive Kin created slashpurpose.org. They believe that the world would be a better place if the people trying to shape it spoke openly and plainly about their vision for the future.
The Fictive Kin guys think a fine place to do that is on your own /purpose page, to share the “why” behind your “what”. Like this! yourlovelysite.com/purpose.
Sharing your purpose means being explicit about the place you ultimately want to take people and about the metrics you use for measuring success.
I am determined to create a /purpose for CreativeMornings and Tattly. We already have one for TeuxDeux. Thanks for the inspiration, Fictive Kin.
What’s your /purpose?
Distance to Mars illustrates quite beautifully, well, you guessed it, the earth’s distance to Mars.
I can’t read Japanese, but I know, just from looking at these photos that this Floating Vase is brilliant.
(Thank you Ana)
I was moved to tears last night while watching this moment between the artist Marina Abramovic and her former love Ulay. Apparently they started an intense love story in the 70s and when they felt the relationship had run its course, they decided to walk the Great Wall of China, each from one end, meeting for one last big hug in the middle and never seeing each other again.
During her 2010 MoMA retrospective Ulay arrived without her knowing and this is what happened. Really moving.
(via Zen Garage)
Hotello is a portable space, containing all the necessary elements for a minimal room: a desk, a lamp, a stool, a shelf, a locker. Hotello consists of a metal structure that supports double curtains (translucent and sound absorbant) as well as all the furniture needed to work and rest. Designed by Roberto De Luca and Antonio Scarponi.
I just learned about a wonderful initiative called ‘Free Desk Here’. The rules are simple: Agencies around the world offer a free desk in their studio to a new talent. The agency gets to decide who they offer the space to and the duration of their stay. The idea is being supported by the well known graphic artist, Anthony Burrill who designed the limited edition screen-print to accompany the initiative. The first 50 studios to list a free desk will receive an Anthony Burrill signed, ‘Free Desk Here’ print.
The folks over at The Great Discontent interviewed the lovely Olimpia Zagnoli.
The Maker Map is an open source project aiming to create a global database of maker resources – from workspaces to incubators – powered by the maker community and easily searchable on any device. Come on, let’s add resources everyone!
“I study you so much to discover the possible flaws, the weak points, the danger zones. I don’t find them—not any. That means I am in love, blind, blind. To be blind forever”
- Henry Miller
From a stunning love letter by Henry Miller written in 1932 to Anaïs Nin.
Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. In this TED Talk social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success. Amy Cuddy’s research on body language reveals that we can change other people’s perceptions — and even our own body chemistry — simply by changing body positions.
Watch it until the very end. It’s powerful.
(Thank you Bernadette)