Craftholic Dolls

How incredibly cute are these Craftholic cuddly creatures?

Interview with the inventor of Sugru

Ian Sanders just posted this wonderful interview with one of my industry heroes, Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh, the inventor of Sugru.

Meet Easton LaChappelle

Easton LaChappelle taught himself robotics and combined open source designs with 3D printing to create a completely functional prosthetic arm. Humbling and inspiring.

Jeff Bridges Sleeping Tapes

Jeff Bridges Sleeping Tapes

Woah! This brand new mini site by Squarespace just stopped me in my tracks. (see what I did there?)

Squarespace believes that the world is filled with too many restless people in need of rest – that’s why they teamed up with Jeff Bridges who created sleeping tapes with intriguing sounds, noises and other things to help you get a good night’s rest.

100% of the retail price from each album sold goes directly to No Kid Hungry. Sleep better and do good.

Well done, Squarespace.

Kredo

I always pay attention when the super talented folks over at Format launch something new. In this case it’s Kredo, a brand-new free iPad Portfolio app for creative professionals. What I love best: users of Kredo can share their retina-quality, high resolution portfolios online by email, social media, or within the in-app Discover Network.

Hemingwrite

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Hemingwrite is a modern-day typewriter for the distraction prone.

Hakanaï

Hakanaï is the union of two Japanese characters—one meaning “man” and the other “dream”—used to define the ephemeral and the fragile. In this dreamlike environment, a single dancer moves within a cube, interacting with the images projected on its walls, tracing arcing parabolas and sine waves with hands, arms, and feet.”

Coming to BAM in Brooklyn on March 20-22.

Tattly Does Good

The craziest thing you can do

Tattly recently started a new campaign called “Tattly Does Good”. They connect artists with not-for-profit organizations to create a Tattly which then will raise awareness and funds. In this case Tattly connected charity: water with artist Sean Tulgetske and the result is this design, called The Craziest Thing.

80% of the proceeds will go directly towards clean and safe drinking water in developing nations. You can do nothing, or you can wear this Tattly and feel great about it.

James Victore Print Set

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I am so happy to see that James Victore and Holstee teamed up and created these beautiful letterpress prints.

+++ Rug

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I wish I had a spot for this +++ rug.

30 Minutes Hourglass

30 minute hourglass

Earlier this month, my friend Jen gifted me a beautiful 30min hourglass. It’s a beauty just to look at, but also oh-so-helpful for someone like me who would like to improve focus. I admit, I get easily distracted by the world around me and the always tempting internet.

I now use the hourglass to implement the idea of the Pomodoro Technique. It works! (It’s hard though!)

Stylish Sweeper and Funnel

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This sweeper and funnel is a beauty. And yes, it’s crazy to spend $70 on something trivial like this, but it would sure make me happy every time I used it.

What TV Show Should I watch Next?

I don’t own a TV, I watch shows on Netflix or Amazon Prime. I asked my Twitter followers what show I should watch next. OMG! So many answers! Thanks to everyone that responded. I went with Transparent and ‘devoured’ the first three shows right away.

I love the internet so much.

Snowflakes

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Stunning macro snowflake photographs by Buffalo based photographer Douglas Levere. (You can buy them as a print!)

‘Houshi Ryokan’ – A 1300 Year Old Hotel

Houshi Ryokan hotel is the oldest family-run business that is still operating in the world. Really enjoyed this mini documentary on the 1300 year old business, by Fritz Schuman.

A year ago, when traveling through Japan, I stayed at the Hiiragiya Ryokan in Kyoto. Definitely my most memorable hotel experience to date.

Beautiful Mushrooms

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How stunning are these mushrooms? Nature, never ceases to amaze.

(via Hirnverbrandt)

Drink Like an Engineer

AutoCAD drink recipes

Engineer Shaan Hurley created AutoCAD drawings of more than 70 different cocktail recipes. This is so wonderfully nerdy. Great find, FastCo.

Hunger Crunch

Hunger Crunch

Hunger Crunch is a FREE online game that fights world hunger. All proceeds go to help feed orphaned children around the world.

Play the game online or download it from the App Store!

What Color Is it?

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What Color is it?

What color is it? A simple website that showcases time in hex color values. So simple. So smart. Love it. #nerdy

Pong Traffic Light

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Traffic light that lets you play Pong with person on the other side officially installed in Germany. What’s not to love?

It’s Not Too Late To Make A Difference

Via Seth Godin’s post The stories we tell ourselves.

MOO Letterpress (!!)

MOO *just* introduced MOO Letterpress. They’re bringing letterpress printed business cards to the masses, for an incredibly affordable price. MOO, you keep impressing me.

Minimize

Minimize

Love the design and message of this UGMONK shirt: Minimize. I might call that the theme of 2015.

How to Download a YouTube Video

I didn’t realize it was *this* easy to download a YouTube video.