The Creature Garden

The Creature Garden App by Tinybop is delightful. It lets you create incredible, fantastical creatures with 100s of different hooves and horns, wings and beaks, paws and claws, and more. So much fun!

The Bunt Machine

On June 27th, The Bunt Machine opens at The Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn.

It’s a one man performance by my friend, office building mate and artist in residence, Mac Premo. The play is about that familiar intersection between death, learning to listen, M*A*S*H, and baseball. Life, you know!?

The Bunt Machine is directed by Donal Brophy (a divine derelict from Dublin), with sound design by Jad Abumrad (of Radiolab notoriety).

This first run is a short one with limited seating— just six nights, from June 27th through July 2nd. And if you come on June 28th, you’ll bump into me! Excited to see Mac perform!

Here’s a video piece by Mac that I love. And here’s his CreativeMornings talk.

SheEO

Last week I had the absolute pleasure to meet Vicki Saunders, the founder of SheEO, a global community of women radically transforming how we finance, support, and celebrate female innovators. SheEO’s goal is to reach 1M Activators, 10,000 women-led Ventures and a $1B perpetual fund to support women for generations to come.

I. LOVE. THIS!

Yes to radical generosity and women supporting women!

Facebook Social Fixer

Social Fixer, a plugin for Facebook lets you hide sponsored posts, remove politics, make your feed chronological again and much more.

(thanks Manu)

Gotham Chocolates

I have fallen in love with the packaging of Gotham Chocolate. Yet have to taste it!

Real Words as HEX Colors

Love this playful site showing real words as hex colors. Made me smile.

(via Chris)

Happy Monay!

IKEA now on Amazon

OMG! You can now order IKEA products on Amazon? My head just exploded. This changes everything!

UPDATE: Uh-oh. Looks ike it’s resellers and not IKEA directly selling on Amazon. This bums me out.

Questions To Get To Know Someone

This post has LOTS of questions that help you get to know someone. Here are three that caught my eye:

What have you created that you are most proud of?

What do you value in a friendship?

What question do you always want to ask people but don’t have the courage to ask?

(via)

Rubber Band Gun

Rubber Band Gun. My kids would love this.

Bowl and Colander Set

A colander that comes with a bowl. Smart.

Toio

Toio, Sony’s new toy for kids is designed to inspire a future generation of robotics engineers.

Handkerchiefs

My dad used fabric handkerchief all his life. Still does. They weren’t as design-y as this one or this one though. Are handkerchiefs having a comeback?

How To Have A Good Conversation

We too often imagine that ‘good conversations’ are things we fall into out of luck. According to the School of Life it’s far from it, knowing how to have a good conversation is a skill that can be learnt – and here are the beginning of the rules.

Shape Shifting Pasta

MIT researchers designed a shape-shifting pasta that looks like a flat sheet when it’s dry but will transform into an array of interesting shapes when placed in water.They say this flat-packed pasta is cheaper to package and ship.

Monument Valley 2

Ustwo launches Monument Valley 2, a sequel to the hit puzzle game. I know what I’ll be doing this weekend!

Velosock – Indoor Bike Cover

Not sure I would understand this product if I didn’t live in NYC. But here, you most likely have to store your bike in your smallish apartment and it scratches the walls and gets stuff dirty. Velosock makes totally sense to me. I am just wondering how annoying it must be to put on?!

(via Do Lectures)

Digital Stickers by Thoka Maer

One of my favorite GIF makers, Thoka Maer, just released a digital sticker set.

(Love that everything goes to the artist and GIPHY doesn’t take a cut. Classy!)

Toposcape

An audiovisual piece made up of over four thousand still images pulled from Google Earth, individually edited, and then manually sequenced to Midnight by Caravan Palace.

(Thank you Amirah)

We Are All Counting On You!

A few days ago I walked into the bathroom in our office building and saw the above situation played out. I took a photo and posted it on our internal Slack channel, expressing my frustration. My studiomate Jeff, took it to the next level and got quite philosophical.

“Dear person who thinks this is OK, I assure you that when you figure out how to break through whatever is holding you back from putting the roll of toilet paper on the axle, there is no telling what you can achieve in life. You can do it. We’re all counting on you.”

Made me smile.

Bracelet Flask

What? A Bracelet Flask?

This Contract!

“You give me money, I give you creative!” This contract is after my own heart.

Virtual Fidget Spinner

What has the world come to? Here is your virtual Fidget Spinner.

Colorful Backgammon Set

My family used to play hours and hours of Backgammon when I was a kid. This colorful set put a smile on my face. I would totally give this a home.