Vintage Slotted Menu Board

Vintage Slotted Menu Board

I totally want one of these Vintage Slotted Menu Board to tell my kids whats on the menu this week, or to send subliminal messages to my team. But yikes, #expensive.

Power Generating iPhone Case

Power Generating iPhone Case

I saw this Power Generating iPhone Case and all I can think is that we need to bring boatloads of these to all of the world’s refugees trying to stay connected and getting information. Did you see this video?

Motorized Luggage

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This motorized suitcase made me laugh! My kids would totally lose their minds over this way of getting around the airport. SO MUCH FUN!

Legible Graffiti

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Mathieu Tremblin paints over Graffiti to make it legible. This made the graphic designer in me chuckle.

(via Chris Glass)

Tinybop: Skyscraper

The fine folks over at Tinybop launched yet another wonderful app: Skyscraper! It allows you to playfully contract your own skyline of buildings, send people up and down in elevators, spark a blackout or clog the toilet, fix a pipe or put out a fire and so on! The app was beautifully designed by Berlin-based illustrator Mike Ellis.

Superhumans

This trailer for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games is an ode to human resilience and willpower. Definitely showing this to my kids tonight!

(via John Maeda)

Wilson Tennis Ball Factory

How fascinating to see how tennis balls are made.

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Black/White Gradient Puzzle

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This Gradient Puzzle makes me incredibly happy. How zen! Also available in Blue and Orange.

Step Ladder / Art Wall Piece

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Here’s a step ladder that you don’t have to hide away after use. It folds flat and you can hang it beautifully on a wall or on the side of a cabinet.

Look Up

Look Up

Look Up is a participatory public art app that prompts New Yorkers to look away from their phones and into the street intersections to engage in the diversity and serendipity of the city.

(via Carly)

Success at School vs. Success in Life

We want to do well at school for an obvious reason: because – as we’re often told – it’s the primary route to doing well at life. But what’s the correlation?

tiny cards by Duolingo

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I have always used flashcards to memorize things. Duolingo uses the concept of flashcards to turn learning into a game where you have fun unlocking new levels. Tiny cards looks superfun. Totally downloading the app.

Work Avoidance Cycle

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Oh, I am feeling this illustration. Definitely been there. Jocelyn pointed to it and the corresponding article on How to Be Productive.

Origami ‘Star Wars’ X-Wing Starfighter

How To Make An Origami ‘Star Wars’ X-Wing Starfighter!

Emoji Cap

Emoji Cap

EmojiCap sells baseball hats with emojis on it. My kids vote for the poop. Of course.

Freddie And Co.

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In order to better understand its e-commerce customers, Mailchimp started an online store. The concept is simple: They collaborate with creative people to make fun, unique products for good causes. First they started out with design-y socks, and yesterday they launched 4 pins inspired by some of their favorite Atlanta rappers. The one above gets my vote. My favorite part of this experiment is the newsletters they send out, documenting the challenges of starting an online store. All so familiar! Love what their doing! Also, T (6) and I got to visit Mailchimp HQ yesterday and look what happened!

Glasses for Water

Glasses for Water by Jane Kim

Love these beautiful water glasses by Jane Kim.

Ten Virtues for the Modern Age

PATIENCE: We lose our temper because we believe that things should be perfect. We’ve grown so good in some areas (putting men on the moon etc.), we’re ever less able to deal with things that still insist on going wrong; like traffic, government, other people… We should grow calmer and more forgiving by getting more realistic about how things actually tend to go.

Ten Virtues for the Modern Age, by Alain de Botton

Hand Painted Found Items

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Loving this series of handpainted found items by Dirty Bandit. Long live puns!

Handmade Leather Backpack

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Last week I had a meeting with a charming young lady and I couldn’t help but notice her stunning leather backpack. The one pictured above. It’s handmade in the Ukraine. And there are many other styles

Ikea x Hay

A trio of Danish creative agencies – Morten Kühl Christensen from Kühl & Solvstrom with Nikextension and Barkas – have unveiled the first in a new series of ad teasers in support of Ikea and Hay’s 2017 collaborative collection. Lovely!

This is Bananas!

I don’t even have words. This is Bananas!

Every top 5 song from 1958 – 2016

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Polygraph visually lists every top 5 song from 1958 – 2016. That was quite a trip down memory lane…

The Internet Doesn’t Forget

The Internet Doesn’t Forget

Carolyn Sewell said it. Chris Piascik illustrated it. And I am trying to teach it to my kids.