Personal News: Introducing The CreativeGuild

I am ANXCITED over what I am about to share:

For nearly a decade CreativeMornings, an organization I started, has been bringing together people who are driven by passion and purpose, who support one another, and are collectively raising the bar on what it means to be creative.

Today, we’re launching the CreativeGuild where we will be translating our face-to-face community values to an online network for creatives. We like to think of it like LinkedIn, but for the creative world. .

This is something I wished existed 19 years ago, when I first moved to NYC and would Google ‘design studio NYC’ to find companies to apply to. All these years later, there is still no broad directory of creative companies, until now.

The CreativeGuild will start out as a global directory of creative companies and jobs but with an ambitious product roadmap ahead of us that will make it evolve into much more, a place for creatives to meet, that will open doors to new connections and opportunities. (The individual profiles will undergo a major upgrade next!)

Where other social networks are leaving me wanting more; more connection, more inspiration, more control over my data – we’re taking what we have learned with our face-to-face events and are aiming to create a more human experience.

What if, there was a place on the Internet that optimizes for opportunities instead of advertisements? An internet that is more interested in how you show up as a human, than how your data shows up in an algorithm? An internet that believed online experiences should feel more like face-to-face interactions?

I believe this version of the Internet can exist. Help me make it a reality.

Join the CreativeGuild.

Cards for Perspective

School of Life launched Cards for Perspective: A set of 20 cards featuring fresh perspectives through which to look at life. LOVE!

Permanent Press Editions

How delightful are these framed photographs by Permanent Press Editions? A Brooklyn baed business, founded by Shana Faust and Alexa Mulvihill, dedicated to creating original photographs that are meticulously crafted and archivally printed.

Peak Design Backpack

I couldn’t help but admire my friend Jesse’s backpack from Peak Design. Super smart in its design, it comes with side openings, modular configuration of the inside and expandable external side pockets, just to mention a few features. Also, stylish!

WISP Broom and Dustpan

I weirdly got one of these WISP Broom and Dustpan sent to me last year. I laughed at it. Yet, I took it home and now it’s my favorite cleaning devices I own. It looks a bit awkward, yes, but it has changed the way I feel about sweeping. This is probably one of the very few times where I broke my personal rule of an object having to be aesthetically pleasing to be allowed into my house. The WISP is ugly but oh-so-functional.

Growing Kidney Bean

Will show this to my kids. But I admit, I thoroughly enjoyed it myself.

No Is a Complete Sentence T-Shirt

A while back I tweeted “No is a complete sentence”, which Debbie Millman surprisingly turned into a t-shirt over at Cotton Bureau. HOW FUN!

20 Historical Paper Clips

I have never thought of paper clips having historical significance. Apparently they do.

Do Not Choose The Lesser Life

Nayyirah Waheed’s poems get me in heart. Always.

Cluttered Desk

I can definitely relate to this illustration by Gareth Strange.

David Attenborough’s Light on Earth

David Attenborough has a new documentary about Earth’s most otherworldly wonder: bioluminescence.

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Chow Crown

Yes, I am totally going to get a Chow Crown for my kids. I’ll put Broccoli on it. Just kidding.

This Laundry Soap!

I don’t think I have ever raved about a laundry detergent. Until now: This laundry soap by Zum Clean makes my laundry and my house smell delightful. I discovered it thanks to my friend Camella. Every time I’d hang out with her or visit her house I’d wonder why she smells so good. We “sniffed around” until we realized it was her laundry detergent! :)

The Broccoli Tree

When you share something, you risk losing it.”

Do That Thing


A good reminder by Dallas Clayton.

Cristiana Couceiro

Absolutely loving these collages by Portugal based illustrator Cristiana Couceiro.

NITCH

I have a new favorite website and Instagram account to get lost in: NITCH.

Draw With Type: Weird Type

Zach Lieberman and his wife Molmol Kuo created an iOS app that lets you draw with type, it’s appropriately called Weird Type. Type floating in space makes my heart go pitter patter.

Scrooser


I would love to take a Scrooser for a spin.

Les Passantes

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Silence

(via This Isn’t Happiness)

Ji Lee Instagram Portfolio

Smart. Ji Lee turned multiple Instagram accounts into a portfolio site.

(via Jocelyn)

Wow! Spike Jonze Ad for Apple!

Some more background info here. Delightful.

(via Kottke)

Brompton Bike

After years of dreaming of owning a Brompton Bike, the day has come. I am actively researching which model and which features I want. This spring I will be cruising through Brooklyn on my very own Brompton.

If you follow me on Instagram you might have caught this post from last October, when visiting Minneapolis for the AIGA conference, one of my followers Martha, offered to take me on a Brompton tour through the city. I said yes and proceeded to bike with this wonderful, big hearted stranger. Now she is a friend and I want a Brompton. :)

Do you own one? Have any recommendations? I admit, I am intrigued by the new Electric Model.