JAM – Online Courses for Kids

JAM

I am continuously impressed by what Zach and his team are coming up with. First DIY and now JAM: online courses for kids. I wish this would have been around (and the internet) when I was a kid, growing up on the Swiss country side, *so* hungry to learn and connect with other kids. Can’t wait to see what other classes will be next! (Secretly hoping for a sewing class!)

Fortune Cookie Necklace

Fortune Cookie Necklace

Who doesn’t love a fortune cookie? Here’s one you can wear around your neck, made out of gold. Thumbs up!

Golden Ratio Finder

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Perfect proportions observed in nature often follow the theory of the golden ratio. Historically, artists, designers and architects have used it as a means of defining beauty in a theoretical rather than intuitive way. Use the Golden Section Finder, a pocket sized gazing device, to locate the proportional perfection in your surroundings. Totally going to use this with my kids, walking around the city!

Fish in a Jellyfish

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I would love to know wha this fish swimming inside a jellyfish is thinking.

Ring Soap

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Designer Sebastian Bergne was asked to design a soap dish and after much thought decided to redesign the soap instead: The Ring Soap doesn’t need a soap dish and it stays dry. Brilliant! Plus, it looks beautiful.

Synchronizing Fireflies

Trailer for Synchronicity (Thailand) by Robin Meier & Andre Gwerder, 2015.

(via Jad)

Today! Human Rainbow on Brooklyn Bridge

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Fellow New Yorkers, my friends are organizing a Human Rainbow to span the Brooklyn Bridge today to mourn the victims of the Orlando mass shooting. Dress monochromatic, in one bright rainbow color and show up at the middle of the Brooklyn Bridge at 6.30pm. TODAY! Yes to Human Rainbows and love.

Human Rainbow

IKEA Museum

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An IKEA museum is scheduled to open at the end of this month inside the building that housed the company’s first ever store. I’d visit.

Soul

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My favorite new mug. Soul by Playtype. They have maaaaany more to choose from.

Autoeromatons

HeyHeydeHass makes beautiful art object machines.

When they started working on this project they had just two requirements: the automata they were about to produce had to perform a sensual act when being handled – in a safe for work way. They also needed to be simple, beautiful objects when in rest, made from high quality materials. Sexy alternatives to all those Executive Ball Clickers.

Team HeyHeydeHaas does the majority of the work on the Autoeromatons in house and by hand. From figuring out the mechanics of the automata and casting bronze at a local foundry, to polishing till you drop. They are a thing of beauty.

Leaping Long Jump Mat

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My kids would LOVE this leaping long jump mat. My downstairs neighbor not so much.

Words

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Serge Bloch

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Illustrator Serge Bloch is showing in NYC, opening reception is today. Love his work!

Whale Strainer

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This whale strainer made me look!

prompt

prompt

Prompt is an experimental email-based community project.

The premise is simple: every day, you get a prompt in your inbox. You get 18 hours to write back with anything you want. The next day, you get a new prompt, but you also get to see what everybody else on the list wrote back.

Not that I want one more extra email in my inbox, but I do find the idea charming.

Set The Light Bulb Free

Flyte

FLYTE is a levitating light which hovers by magnetic levitation and is powered through the air. OMG! This is stunning!

The Little Prince

(via On Animation)

Creative Spark: Deborah Cook

Really enjoyed this mini documentary on stop motion costume designer Deborah Cook in which she takes viewers inside her creative process. Fascinating.

Jay Keeree

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Jay Keeree creates mesmerizing animated GIFs.

(via Carly)

It’s ok to..

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I think I need to make a list inspired by this one for new employees on my teams. My last line would definitely be: Make use of our confetti drawer.

(via josh)

Flowers

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Next time you are going over to someone’s house and want to bring some flowers, try a bouquet of scented Tattly. They are water color designs by French artist Vincent Jeannerot.

(image by Ace Boothby)

Candy-colored Field Notes

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Loving the new candy colored Field Notes!

Small Victories

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Small Victories takes files in a Dropbox folder and turns them into a website. Here are some super fab examples:

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Try it yourself: Small Victories

Pencil Bowl

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A bowl made of pencils, designed by Michiel Cornelissen Ontwerp. Love this.