Ricky Syers is an off-beat 50 year old street performer who found his calling as a puppeteer after a lifetime of manual labor. While performing in New York City’s Washington Square Park, he met Doris Diether, an 86 year old community activist. They became friends and he made a marionette that looks just like her. Now she’s joined his act and the two of them can often be seen performing together.
YES to living a creative life and human connection!
Notifly is a calendar notification device that sits on your desk and lets you know when you have a meeting, by blowing a bubble. It’s one of three joy-filled conceptual provocations created by IDEO NY designers for Studio 360’s Redesigns series. The goal of these inventions: turn much-dreaded Mondays into wahoo-worthy Mon-yays!
This brand-new called Loopimal by YATATOY lets your kid (or yourself) playfully enter the world of computer sequencing. With intuitive and fun gestures Loopimal lets you create quirky animation sequences for different animals. The content is created with loops of melodies, rhythms or movements. I love this!
Fascinating: what3words is a global addressing system based on a grid of 57 trillion 3mx3m squares. Each square has been allocated a unique, fixed 3 word address. Poor addressing is costly and annoying in some developed countries, but around the world it hampers the growth and development of nations, ultimately costing lives.
Every now and then I stumble upon an absolute gem on the internet. This Instagram account with the username ChiliPhilly is one of them. It put the biggest smile on my face. I love the internet so much!
Summer in Switzerland means people jumping into rivers, in the middle of major cities (!), their clothes tucked away in waterproof bags, and then peacefully drifting for long distances. Eventually they hop out and get their dry clothes out of their bags. These design-y waterproof seabags from Büro Destruct & Kitchener are perfect for this. Also, wish our NYC water was as clean as the rivers and lakes in Switzerland. (le sigh)
Really thrilled about today’s launch of the Lovely Tattly Set by Rifle Paper. It’s the sequel to the super popular Floral Set. The continued joy my team and I get out of launching new temporary tattoos is refreshing. I hope it never stops.
I just received a copy of these incredibly charming booklets that will help you navigate restaurant menus in Spain, Italy and France. The three phrase books feature simple A–Z listings that make it easy to find items that perplex the diner, allowing for navigation around ingredients that offend, disgust or just don’t appeal. While it’s probably easier to quickly Google the ingredient on your phone, I appreciate the analog approach to this ‘problem’.