Contributing Positively To Society

Everything Here is Wonderful

This dog bed makes me want to get a dog.

Bat Kite

I laughed seeing this bat kite. F-U-N!

Here We Are

Here We Are is Oliver Jeffers’ latest picture book. It’s gloriously beautiful. In the heart. If you have a little one, buy one. His books are my kids’ favorites.

The Warm Wool Blanket

Oh! This wool blanket! Wish listed!

Love Your Customers

I was just reminded of this wonderful post by MailChimp co-founder Ben Chestnut from a few years back. I recommend you give it a read if you haven’t seen it yet.

Vipp Hotel

OMG! I want to spend a night in the Vipp Shelter. Added to my bucket list. (Reminds me of Getaway)

(via)

How does a Bowling Alley Work?

(via The Kid Should See This)

Respect The User

I wasn’t quite expecting the response the above Tweet got. (Click to read responses) Looks like I am not the only one ready for more respectful social media platform. I have been frustrated with the algorithms that determine what my feed looks like in Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for a while now, but this thread made my heart sink. I wholeheartedly despise how the algorithms determine what information is being served up. All I want is reverse chronological.

From Dream to Reality

(via Hiut Denim)

Ha-ne Earrings

Ha-ne means wing in Japanese and these are wing-like light weight earrings handcrafted using locally grown natural fiber in the Tohoku region, Japan. Lovely.

Scrub Daddy

I was at a friend’s house the other day and got use her Scrub Daddy. (Yes, I am talking about a dish sponge.) It cracked me up, seeing it first, and I honestly didn’t take it seriously. Come on, it’s a smiley face. But then I got totally into it. And cracked myself up how excited I was getting over a simple sponge. The texture changes based on your water temperature. Firm in cold water and soft in warm water. Seeing it in the store, I would have never bought it – it seems to gimmicky. But now I am all Scrub Daddy’d out in my house.

(The holder is hilarious!)

This Photoshoot!

The idea of a fashion brand having kids model their grown-up clothes is all kinds of fantastic. Love these photos!

Bandimal

Lucas Zanotto makes the funnest kids apps. Bandimal, a music composer, is crazy adorable.

(I am big fan overall. I love his Miximal Book. And my son can play with Loopimal for hours!)

Ember Ceramic Mug

Look, it’s a mug that comes with an app! The Ember Ceramic Mug keeps your beverage at the perfect temperature from the first sip to the last. It also comes with a charging coaster. I guess it’s cool but it also made me laugh!

The Waltz of the Snowflakes



(via The Kids Should See This)

Wooden Bed House

Totally enamored with this wooden house bed. This one is in kids size but I want one for my bedroom…

Questions for Leaders

Does what I do count?

Does what I do make a difference to anybody?

Why should I come here?

Can I be somebody here?

Is there for me any rhyme or reason here?

Can I “own” this place?

Do I have any rights?

Does coming here add any richness to my life?

IS this a place where I can learn something?

Would I show this place to my family – or am I embarrassed to show it to them – or does it just not matter?

Is there anybody here I can trust?

Is this place open to my influence?

Max De Pree

The Bunt Machine

When you don’t micromanage a creative genius like Mac Premo and give the artist complete creative freedom to tell a short story about your service/product, this kind of beautiful result happens. Respect for the trust, WeTransfer. Hat tip, Mac Premo!

This Mug!

Last weekend when I visited some friends upstate I got to drink a coffee out of one of these mugs by WORKADAY. The imperfections are what make it so stunning! Also, the handle is GIANT! It made me laugh! WORKADAY makes all its pieces right here, in Brooklyn.

The Silence Breakers

Time Magazine, consider me impressed!

Patagonia!

Patagonia! I can’t think of another company that impresses me as much with their bold, courageous actions than Patagonia does. I feel inspired by this most recent move, yet still hesitant to be as bold myself with my companies…

Patagonia, take action!

An Essay About a Teenager, Annotated by The Teenager

An essay about raising a teen that was then also annotated by the teen who the essay is about: Raising a Teenage Daughter.

I love the idea of this format and would love to see more of this, about other topics.

The Tianjin Binhai Library

The Tianjin Binhai Library, a 33,700m2 cultural centre, features a luminous spherical auditorium around which floor-to-ceiling bookcases cascade. The undulating bookshelf is the building’s main spatial device and is used both to frame the space and to create stairs, seating, the layered ceiling and even louvres on the façade. A stunning project by MVRDV. Mind blown! I want to see this IRL! I love architecture!