Claustrum Tape Dispenser

Claustrum Tape Dispenser

What a curious looking tape dispenser this is. I love it when objects are intriguingly weird in their form.

The Startup Playbook

The Startup Playbook

Team Y Combinator generously shares insightful startup advice in their Startup Playbook. I want to hug them all for this. I feel like I just hit gold!

(via Jocelyn Glei’s fab Newsletter)

Beyond Work

Beyond Work

Curtis James’ beautiful Beyond Work project is driven by a simple purpose, to unearth the working loves of people who’s jobs are often invisible, and for the stories that come out to inspires all to make the world of work respectful, humane and kind place that rewards people with more than money.

So. Much. YES!

Emotional Baggage

emotional bagggage

This luggage tag made laugh: Emotional baggage.

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Book Thingy

This Instagram Photo needs a caption. I am weirdly intrigued.

Friends Work Here

(Big thanks to the talented Bas Berkhout for the above video. And to Tory Williams for the photos used within.)

Earlier this spring I opened a new co-working space called FRIENDS in the heart of Boerum Hill Brooklyn. It is the more grown-up version of my first co-working space Studiomates which I ran out of DUMBO, Brooklyn, just a few subway stops away.

As someone who puts great emphasis on surrounding myself with people that I admire and that inspire me, this new work home has been life changing. FRIENDS is attached to the artists in residence of the Invisible Dog and Tattly, right below us on the second floor. This beautiful old factory building is bursting with creativity and generous, kind people.

We have one desk available right now. Join us?

DesignMatters with Michael Bierut

In this most recent DesignMatters episode Debbie Millman speaks with Michael Bierut, one of the most impressive and eloquent NYC based graphic designers.

If you enjoyed this conversation, you might also like his CreativeMornings talk in which he speaks on Dealing with Clients.

mini LUMIO


My Lumio is one of my favorite design-objects I own. Seeing that they came out with a mini makes me happy.

(via John)

CreativeMornings Podcast: Ben Chestnut

One of my favorite CreativeMornings talks went up on our CreativeMornings Podcast last Friday. It features insightful and funny lessons learned by Ben Chestnut, Mailchimp CEO and co-founder.

Plastic Bags of New York

plastic bags of new york

This project by Nicole Espina made my day: Plastic bags on the streets of NYC paired with real quotes from Humans of New York.

(Thanks Kiran)

The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home

The makers of the wonderful lost my name books are at it again: The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home. My kids will eat this up!

Guide To Candy Trading

With Halloween just around the corner, this Guide to Candy Trading made me laugh out loud.

How To Draw A Person

My son Tilo (5) started a YouTube Channel teaching you how to draw. Current tutorials include how to draw a person, jaguar, bat, owl and a snake. My heart is bursting.

(It got him his first commissioned illustration over on I Love Typography for a post on First Printed Children’s Books . See the header illustration on the left.)

Ulo Security Camera

This made me laugh: Ulo is a pet owl security camera interacting with you through eye expressions.

(via Chris)

Cooking as Therapy

cooking as therapy

I am not usually not big into tea towels but this one, by School of Life made me smile. I most certainly consider cooking as a form of therapy.

Kevin’s CreativeMornings Story

Kevin, my first hire at CreativeMornings shares his story and the tools required to build a thriving global creative community. Needless to say, this talk made me cry.

The Invisible Dog – Season 7

I have been a fan of The Invisible Dog since I first learned about it, 7 years ago. And by moving my businesses into the Invisible Dog earlier this year, I can now even call myself a lucky member of this talented community. Lucien Zayan, the director of The Invisible Dog, is a giant ball of love. He has artfully curated a small community of artists and visual storytellers that give a damn. I can’t thank Lucien, and our landlord Frank, enough for letting us do our thing on Bergen Street. I am so totally going to support Lucien’s Kickstarter for the 7th’s season.


CreativeMornings Podcast

creativemornings podcast

It’s a very exciting day here at CreativeMornings HQ: Starting today, we will be releasing some of our favorite archived talks in podcast form! We’ll be featuring the best-of the best in the first season of the podcast, while simultaneously shining the spotlight on the CreativeMornings community. Check back every Friday morning from October 2nd through December 18th for a new episode!

You can listen to it on our site, subscribe on iTunes, follow us on Soundcloud, find them on your favorite Podcast app, or download for offline listening.

The first episode is with Casey Gerald on how purpose is the new bottom line. We are off to a powerful start. Tune in! And let us know what you think!

Karaoke Uber Ride

This Uber driver gets my thumbs up for making rides a bit more fun…

Creative People Around the World

creativemornings instagram stream

I am loving the new and improved CreativeMornings Instagram Feed highlighting a creative person a day from around the globe. If there’s someone you think they should feature, leave a comment below. (If possible link to their CreativeMornings Profile.)

Human Mattress Dominoes

850 people world record of Human Dominoes. Made me smile.

What Will You Teach the World?


There is a lot of excitement in the air here at CreativeMornings HQ as we just soft-launched SKILLS. It is an attempt to highlight all of the creative talent in our community, by inviting anyone, in video form, to answer the question: What will you teach the world in two minutes or less? Here is one of the example videos by Adam J.K:

How To Draw A Ladder (Sort Of)

So, what will you teach the world?


missing cat

This made me laugh.

(via Jean)

With this suit…

with this suit

Graphic designer Nick Reeve lined his wedding suit with the text of all the messages he and his future wife had sent each other via the dating site where they met. Adorable.