Oh, how much do I love the School of Life videos? This one is by Lara Lee and Hannah Jacobs, with words written by Alain de Botton, and narration by Anna Martine.
How lovely is this Eleplanter? It is a self-watering porcelain kitchen planter perfect for growing herbs by the windowsill. Its generous water reservoir will hold water for 2-weeks of continuous hydration, which seeps into the plant’s soil through tiny weep holes. Watering is done through the Eleplanter’s trunk, preventing soil-filled overflow on the kitchen counter. Well done, Scott Henderson!
Do yourself a favor and take 30mins to watch this incredible talk by Bill Ury. I had the pleasure to meet Bill and spend two days with him at a small conference a few months ago. While he might not realize it, but meeting him has had a huge impact on how I think about negotiations, listening and the way we should go about life. He is one of the most remarkable humans I have ever met. Watch the talk. I think you’ll understand…
Sarah Di Domenico bought a tin trunk at a store closing sale and found inside hundreds of handwritten love letters addressed to the same man. All dated throughout the 1950s, written by many women. She read them all and identified one great love. This complete stranger of years past, Omar, soon became a new man in her life.
She transcribed the letters, uprooted lost photographs, and photographed pieces of ephemera from 1940s maps to passports to thing-a-ma-bobs. A Young Man’s Follies is a website that documents and shares each handwritten letter and all of these pieces (except 1 pair of ladies underwear).
Play relationship voyeur and fall in love with a time when love was made by pen and ink.
The latest Tinybop app is perfect for my six year old who is obsessed with hurricanes and tornadoes. Weather lets you mix elements and make the weather. It lets you experiment with air and wind, the sun and temperature, water and precipitation. Like all their other apps, Weather is beautifully executed and a big hit at casa swissmiss.
‘SO ME THING’ is an interactive installation by StudioSpass created for the exhibition ‘Do it’ at Kunsthal Rotterdam 2015. The installation invites visitors to tear of sheets of paper to create their own (read ‘so me’) typographic composition. By doing so visitors playfully discover all the hidden designed typographic layers. The message So Me Thing remains readable till the last layer is removed.
Tattly just launched this stunning Watercolor Feather Set by Natasha Lawyer. So excited!
This. Just. Blew. My. Mind: Simon Beck specializes in making ornate snow murals with just his snowshoes. The murals take at least an entire day to complete, and in order to really see them you have to take to the skies.
Kiddle is a visual search engine for kids, powered by editors and Google safe search. All sites appearing in Kiddle search results satisfy family friendly requirements and most search results are illustrated with big thumbnails, which makes it easier to scan, differentiate between them, and click the most appropriate results to your query. Thumbnails serve as visual clues and are especially beneficial to kids as they don’t read as fast as adults. Try it: Kiddle.com
Doh! Instant Dry Umbrella: Of course every umbrella should be made of water-repellant material, no? Also, why did it take us so long to put wheels on suitcases?
Last night I learned abut the existence of Senior Planet, think co-working space for people 60 and up. Senior Planets host free classes, workshops, talks and social and cultural events, offering older New Yorkers the chance to learn, work and explore new ways to thrive in today’s digital world. YES!
Live in NYC? Want to volunteer at the local Senior Planet? Here’s what they are looking for.
This Gif! Totally mesmerizing. It was sent to me and I have no idea who made it. (Would love to give credit if you know!)
The Smart Rope counts your jumps and shows them in real-time with a futuristic LED display that appears right before your eyes. Pretty cool idea!
This is refreshing: SheEO is building an innovative new model to finance, support and celebrate female entrepreneurs. The signature initiative, Radical Generosity, calls upon 1000 women per city to commit $1,000 to provide low interest loans to 10 women-led ventures that are selected by the 1000 women. The ventures get loans and access to the women’s networks, buying power and expertise to growth their businesses. This model aims to be in 1000 cities by 2020 loaning $1B annually to 10,000 women-led businesses. The pilot launched in 2015 in Canada. Have a look at the 2015 finalists.
So good: The Art Institute of Chicago created a 3D replica of Van Gogh’s famous Bedroom painting, making the room available for rent on Airbnb for only US$10 a night.