How To Easily Recall Large Amounts of Information

Joshua Foer demonstrates a visual technique for being able to easily memorize and recall large amounts of information such as the first 100 digits of Pi.

Best Gift Ever

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Quartz asked 40 leaders in art, business, fashion, science and social justice the question: What’s the best gift you’ve ever received? (Really well done with the exception of the giant Rolex Ads in between)

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received? Mine was a print by an artist I love.

(via Kottke)

Magazine Rack

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While I don’t think it’s all that practical, this magazine rack sure has some serious sculptural qualities.

Persistence

Anthony Burrill Print

Love this new print by Anthony Burrill. (My favorite print by him is still this one.)

Creativity and Science Coming Together

Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about the ways in which logic and creativity enhance one another.

You Are Beautiful

How would you react if someone told you that you’re beautiful? Shea Glover, a highschool student from Chicago, conducted a social experiment to find out.

Sesame Street Tattly

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Last Friday team Tattly launched a collaboration with Sesame Street! (Yes, my head is nearly exploding!)

I am personally in love with Mr. Snuffleupagus but will wear a Cookie Monster any day! See all Sesame Street Tattly here. So much excitement for this collaboration! Please allow me a YAY!

psst..: Take 35% until the end of day today with Discount code THANKS35

Edible, but Ugly

To combat food waste, Imperfect Produce, a San Francisco Bay Area start-up, sells fresh fruits and vegetables that never make it to grocery store shelves.

(via Laughing Squid)

Claustrum Tape Dispenser

Claustrum Tape Dispenser

What a curious looking tape dispenser this is. I love it when objects are intriguingly weird in their form.

The Thanksgiving Reader

“I think that we can’t go around measuring our goodness by what we don’t do—by what we deny ourselves, what we resist, and who we exclude. I think we’ve got to measure goodness by what we embrace, what we create, and who we include.”
– Robert Nelson Jacobs

This is a page out of The Thanksgiving Reader, a new side project by Seth Godin and a few of his colleagues. It’s a bonafide Thanksgiving Family Tradition Experiment. And I like it. Check it out here.

The Thanksgiving Reader

Prototypo

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Interesting: Prototypo is a parameter-based font generator.

(Thanks Jenny!)

Geometric Twin Houses

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These stunning Geometric Modern Twin Houses in Upstate NY by Architecture studio WOJR made me gasp!

Self-Help

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The Startup Playbook

The Startup Playbook

Team Y Combinator generously shares insightful startup advice in their Startup Playbook. I want to hug them all for this. I feel like I just hit gold!

(via Jocelyn Glei’s fab Newsletter)

Hummingbird Bike

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The Hummingbird is the lightest folding bike on the market. It weights a mere 6.5kg (~14 lb). Totally wishlisted!

Beyond Work

Beyond Work

Curtis James’ beautiful Beyond Work project is driven by a simple purpose, to unearth the working loves of people who’s jobs are often invisible, and for the stories that come out to inspires all to make the world of work respectful, humane and kind place that rewards people with more than money.

So. Much. YES!

ACUMIN

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Acumin looks fantastic. Definitely going to use it for a project.

(via Chris)

Does Someone in Your Community Need a Website?

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This week, Squarespace launched Cover Pages, by far the simplest way to create a small online presence for just about anything in minutes.

To celebrate Cover Pages, CreativeMornings is running a campaign encouraging the community to create a web presence for people or organizations that should have one. Know someone in your community who could benefit from a small site? Make them a Cover Page and share their story with the world! But here’s the kicker: In the spirit of generosity, Squarespace is offering the CreativeMornings community a free year* for your Cover Page.

CreativeMornings will be featuring some of the best-ofs throughout the month of November. Get Started!

*Once you’ve signed up for a free trial, select the “Settings,” “Billing and Accounting,” and finally, “Billing.” You’ll need to enter your credit card info and the code DESIGNSOMEGOOD to receive 100% off your first year. Don’t worry, Squarespace will only charge your card when your year is up, and give you plenty of notice beforehand.

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Book Thingy

This Instagram Photo needs a caption. I am weirdly intrigued.

mini LUMIO

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My Lumio is one of my favorite design-objects I own. Seeing that they came out with a mini makes me happy.

(via John)

Why Do We Get Goose Bumps?

Why do we get goose bumps explanation video produce by Ryan Kellman and Adam Cole.

Plastic Bags of New York

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This project by Nicole Espina made my day: Plastic bags on the streets of NYC paired with real quotes from Humans of New York.

(Thanks Kiran)

Guide To Candy Trading

With Halloween just around the corner, this Guide to Candy Trading made me laugh out loud.

Digit Automates Your Savings

An app that is tricking me into saving? I am down with that. Might give this one a try: Digit.

(via Chris)