The Solar System In The Nevada Desert

On a dry lakebed in Nevada, a group of friends build the first scale model of the solar system with complete planetary orbits: a true illustration of our place in the universe. Stunning.

(via Kottke)

The Little Book of IDEO

Tim Brown shares the 7 values that drive IDEO.

Geodesic Dome for your Backyard

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Yes, I totally want this geodesic dome (Garden Igloo) for my backyard. What the heck, it would even be cool as a conference room in our office.

Remembering Oliver Sacks


Maria wrote a beautiful post remembering Oliver Sacks. To commemorate this irreplaceable man, she asked artist Debbie Millman to create a piece of art illustrating the passage that captures not only the heart of that heartening story, but the spirit in which Dr. Sacks inhabited and exited our world. The artwork is available as a print and I am donating all proceeds to the Oliver Sacks Foundation.

100% biodegradable Denim Jeans

FREITAG F-ABRIC presents the first entirely compostable five-pocket jeans grown and made in Europe. 0% cotton – 100% biodegradable. Impressive.

Outlasting The Critics

“Outlasting the critics feels like it will take a very long time, but you’re more patient than they are.”
Seth Godin

How to send stuff to your Kindle

Did you know you can send articles to your Kindle, directly from your browser? Ryan Shelley teaches us how, on our brand new CreativeMornings project called Skills. What can you *you* teach us?

The Everything Machine

Tinybop just launched The Everything Machine. It reminds me a bit of IFTTT but for your iPhone or iPad. By using a visual programming language The Everything Machine lets you connect the camera, microphone, speakers, light, gyro- scope, and display on your devices.

I don’t think I have been this excited over an iOS app since Monument Valley. Tinybop really experimented with this one. I love experiments.

Diving for Scallops

This short documentary profiles a fisherman in Maine who practices a fading craft: diving for sea scallops on the ocean floor. I will have a whole new appreciation of the work that goes into the scallops that end up on my plate.

What Will You Teach the World?


There is a lot of excitement in the air here at CreativeMornings HQ as we just soft-launched SKILLS. It is an attempt to highlight all of the creative talent in our community, by inviting anyone, in video form, to answer the question: What will you teach the world in two minutes or less? Here is one of the example videos by Adam J.K:

How To Draw A Ladder (Sort Of)

So, what will you teach the world?

Made me look: notabag


Notabag is a smart combination of a bag and a backpack. With a single pull on the straps, it transforms itself from a sleek eco-friendly bag to an easy-to-carry backpack. I am into it.



Here’s a prime example of a product solving a first-world problem: Phone-Brella lets you text and hold the umbrella at the same time.

How to Make Onsen Tamago

When I was in Japan a little over a year ago I fell in love with Onsen Tamago, a fancy version of a medium boiled egg. For some reason I just remembered how much I loved the and and searched on YouTube. Of course (!) there is a Tutorial on how to prepare them. I love the internets.

Hearing Color

A few months ago I was at JFK and noticed this gentleman in front of me, about to go through security. I noticed his strange head piece and thought it was a fashion accesorry. So happy to stumble upon this video over on Shoko’s blog shedding some light. His name is Neil Harbisson. He is a colorblind artist with a surgically-implanted antenna that allows him to hear color. Wow!

Interactive Explanation Why Time Flies

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Maximilian Kiener’s side project on the brevity of life explains why ‘time flies‘.

With this suit…

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Graphic designer Nick Reeve lined his wedding suit with the text of all the messages he and his future wife had sent each other via the dating site where they met. Adorable.


Japenese Words

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These 14 Japanese phrases are fantastic. Especially MAJIME, an earnest, reliable person who can simply get things done without causing drama. The best kind of people.

(via shoebox dwelling)

InFrame: Paul Pateman

Here’s the newest release of the mini documentary series InFrame made by Bas Berkhout in collaboration with Format. The subject is Paul Pateman, a London-based graphic artist with a quick wit and strong, simple aesthetic. Beautiful.

Also, check out Format’s new online publication called Format Magazine which launched today.

The Coffee Nap

How to take a caffeine nap:

1) Find perfect nap spot.
2) Grab and drink your favorite caffeine laden beverage.
3) Set your alarm to go off in 15-20mins
4) Don’t delay, take your nap straight away.

More info here. Thanks Malcolm!

Tattly in the New York Times

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Today was a big day for Tattly: We got featured in the New York Times’ Styles section. It’s a long and positive article. I can’t thank the writer, Courtney Rubin, enough for her kindness and generosity. Want to read it yourself? Here you go!

Society 6 Duvet Covers

I just spent an eternity clicking through the insanely big archive of Duvet Cover Designs over Society 6. Below are some of the ones that made m look and that I would totally put on my bed or use in my kids room. Anyone know how they hold up after a few cycles in the washing machine?

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Wow! Google Translate App

I could have made some serious use of Google’s Translate App when I traveled to Asia a little over a year ago. Impressive!

How New York City’s subway technologies are being modernized

This is an astounding behind-the-scenes video about the technologies running the NYC subway system. While I knew that the system is *old* I didn’t realize the infrastructure has never really updated and still is run with 1930 equipment.

(via The Kid Should See This)

Felt Cat Bed

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Last week this little family adopted a rescue cat from an ASPCA shelter in Manhattan. While we are still trying to figure out a name (most difficult process in history) the cat is super happy and so are my kids. And I have discovered pet accessories. What a huge market! Can we talk about this felted cat bed. Made me smile.