Let’s Share A Meal

This commercial made me tear up! And yes, we need to have more face-to-face connections! (Hence me starting CreativeMornings eight years ago!)

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Forest of Numbers

This art piece, titled forest of numbers, by Emmanuelle Moureaux is stunning. If you’re in Tokyo, make sure to experience it at the National Art Center.

The Vintage Vogue Collection

It’s been a wonderfully exciting week for team Tattly: In honor of Vogue Magazine’s 125th Anniversary in 2017, Tattly has partnered with the magazine to create a limited edition collection. We spent hours going through their archives to find illustrations from the early 1920s, 1930s and 1940s that would make beautiful temporary tattoos. Have a look, we think they’re stunning.

Hammer Out a Geoboard

This DIY Geoboard project looks like so much fun. Definitely something I’d love to try with my kids.

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The Strange History of Fingernail Clipping

Nail-clipping history, it turns out, is surprisingly complicated. We might never find out who actually invented the ubiquitous modern nail clipper, but we do know that around 1875, patents for the modern nail clipper began to appear.

I am mostly fascinated by the fact that by the end of the 19th century, superstitions about how and when to trim fingernails were pretty common. People couldn’t cut their fingernails on weekends out of fear that it might lead to back luck.

Here’s a link to the full post The Long, Slightly Strange History Behind Fingernail Clipping by Ernie Smith.

The Queen of Shitty Robots

Robot queen Simone Giertz tours her mad laboratory. Adore her.

The Fashion Search Engine

Tagwalk is apparently the world’s first fashion search engine. According to this Fast Company article the site was created by a former Vogue assistant called Alexandra Van Houtte.

Valentine’s Day and the Romance of Cobwebs

These cobweb Valentine’s have me swoon.

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Sound

The sound effects in this FREITAG x Sennheiser commercial made me look and smile. Cool to see how it’s been done.

That Red Thing

A solid aluminum bar, painted a striking red-orange, and bearing the text “TO PLACE AMONG OTHER COLORS AND FORMS.” Made me look.

Data Selfie

A new Chrome extension reveals the unsettling amount of information Facebook might have on you.

Folding The World Record Plane

John Collins demonstrates how to fold his design for a long distance paper airplane for the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

More Heart

The world needs more empathy and more heart (pins).

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Traffic Lights

This “>Traffic Light Series by Lucas Zimmerman is stunning.

(via Matthew)

Have your iPhone announce your calls

Pogue’s Basics: Have your iPhone announce your calls

Things You Can Control

I need this as a print on my walls.

Thank you 84 Lumber

So much respect for Maggie Hardy Magerko, owner and president of 84 Lumber, a little-known Pennsylvania-based building material supplier, for buying 90 seconds of airtime on the Super Bowl and airing this spot. Very moving.

Read more here.

100 Questions

3 sets of beautiful cards with questions designed to get a group of people into exceptionally entertaining and meaningful conversations. Love this.

Not Knowing

Truth.

The Confessions Game

With the help of a dice and some cards, the Confessions Game asks participants to answer a series of questions around career, sex, money, relationships, family, gently inviting everyone to share important bits of themselves. I want to play this.

Lazy: A Manifesto

An essay and excerpt from Tim Kreider’s “We Learn Nothing“.

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Pancakes for Breakfast

Breakfast is ready. Photo by Alena Zhandarova.

Oil Tank House Boat

It’s a houseboat made out of oil tank. I am weirdly intrigued by this.

I am definitely gravitating towards the absurd these days in order to distract and cope with the madness here in the U.S.