The Colors of Motion

A visualization of the use of color in movies. The average color of each frame is extracted and presented in a highly interactive way. Not necessarily useful but fascinating.

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Strange Beasts

This short film on a fictitious new augmented reality gave me all the feels.

Canot Cutting Board

A beautiful cutting board. But I was mostly fascinated by the oddly arranged carrots. So good.

Flow state

I watched my coworker Emerline use Flowstate and it blew my mind. It is a writing tool designed to snowball a person’s primal focus into a serene state of creative flow. No overthinking what you wrote. No instant deleting, going back and editing. Just writing! How? You set a focus time, you start writing and when you pause, the app blurs out and makes everything you wrote disappear. The document only gets saved if you complete your timed-writing exercise. Terrifying and brilliant all at once. Try it: Flowstate.

How To Open A New Book

How To Open A New Book: “Never force the back: if it does not readily yield, it is too tightly or strongly lined! It needs gentle treatment, much the same as a machine needs lubricating.”

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Nima Chaichi

These soft, layered photographs made me look. They are by Iranian born, NYC based photographer Nima Chaichi. What an eye!

Creator Profiles

Stumbled upon these lovely creator profiles over at This Is Ground. The animated portraits are the best.

A Map of Every Tree in the United States

Have you ever wondered what the tree population and density of the United States looks like? This amazing map shows just that.

Half Half Travel

Half Half Travel is a beautifully creative project by a long-distance photographer couple. Their photos meet in the middle when they can’t.

Desk Lunch Extreme

This takes eating lunch at your desk to a whole new level. Watching her cook her lunch at her desk, all I could think of is “come on, protect the desk surface”. My mom sure got that pounded into me…

Fishing Pole Campfire Roaster

How have I never heard of this Fishing Pole Campfire Roaster?

21st Century Leadership

Keith Yamashita shares stories and insights about a new model for 21st century leadership and changing times. If you enjoyed this talk make sure to check out his Skillshare class on How To Craft Stories that Matter.

Museum of Broken Relationships

When Croatian artists Olinka Vistina and Drazen Grubisic separated, their reluctance to part with the sentimental reminders of their fizzled love inspired them to open the Museum of Broken Relationships, so that the items could remain together.

Sorry For The Delayed Response

“O.K., so it’s taken me two weeks to get back to you, and I have no excuse beyond the fact that I just didn’t care about your thing. I still don’t care, but I’m trying to foster a false sense of productivity by cleaning out my inbox. Please don’t respond to this response and undo my hard work! Looping in Laura, in case you feel that you have to write to someone.”

Sorry For The Delayed Response, by Susanna Wolff

Eraser Mix

Wow, that round eraser with a brush, in the top left, won my heart.

LEGO Tape

The idea of a LEGO Tape gets my two thumbs up!

Is that Art or a TV?

For the first time ever I might consider owning a TV: The Frame is the first TV that doesn’t turn off; instead of going to black, The Frame displays a stunning piece of art, turning your wall into a museum-worthy art gallery.

Design in Tech Report 2017

John Maeda issued the third Design in Tech Report.

Vogue x Tattly

Tattly partnered with Vogue Magazine. I keep giggling every time I mention those two brands together. It’s making my heart explode a little bit. It doesn’t escape me that it is an absolute privilege for a young company like Tattly to collaborate with an esteemed and trusted brand like Vogue! I remember sitting in their conference room, a few months back, overlooking lower Manhattan and thinking “is this really happening?”

And now it’s here, we launched the Vintage Vogue Collection. My team and I spent days going through their 125 year magazine archive and picked some of our favorite illustrations from the 20s, 30s and 40s.

The lady riding the zebra, which is a Vogue cover illustration is definitely the one that won my heart. But the there’s also the woman holding up a mask in the Vogue Set that keeps making me smile.

This is a limited edition collection, so get it while you can.

(My apologies to my international readers, unfortunately we are only allowed to ship within the U.S)

Uplifting News

Uplifting news. Much needed.

Art Bag

Art Bag chug my eye. It can be used as a portfolio, a perfect way to show off mood boards with hidden magnetic layers or you can use it as a safe place to keep your kids’ masterpieces. I like it.

Timo Kuilder GIFs

Completely charmed by these GIFs. Well done, Timo Kuilder.

Sun Calculator

Worried about the plants in your garden getting enough sun or if the apartment you saw with a broker yesterday is as bright as he said? Try SunCalc. It’s a little app that shows sun movement and sunlight phases during the given day at the given location. Here’s a sample of my office.

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Spring Juju

Trying to manifest some spring juju with these beautiful flowers and the scented pink Peony Tattly by watercolor artist Vincent Jeannerot. Go away snow! Go away!