A-holes: A type book

Did you know that there are at least two A-holes in every typeface? A-holes: A type book. File this under: It made me laugh.

Stevie Wonder

Last night I had the incredible privilege to see music legend Stevie Wonder in concert. What a talented human being! There is nothing I respect and admire more than masters in their craft and growing old gracefully, staying relevant and full of life.

Tinybop: Robot Factory

I have been anticipating the Tinybop’s Robot Factory release for months! The day is finally here! Build a robot and then see them walk, or not, depending on how your construction skills hold up. So much fun! Who doesn’t love to build robots? Exactly.

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Eat More Tacos

Eat More Tacos. YES!

Spaceship Canopy

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I totally want this Spaceship Canopy in my new office. So much fun!

Bad Hair Day

This won the internet today.

This guy!

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I will make sure we find a spot for this guy in our new office. (We are moving in less than two weeks! Eep!)

Disco Dog

Disco Dog

Please, dog owners, don’t yell at me for posting this absurd dog accessory: Disco Dog is the world’s first smartphone controlled LED dog vest. Best part: If the dog walks too far away from you the ‘lost dog mode’ is activated.

Watch the Kickstarter Video to see all the DISCO modes you can choose.

Redesign for Joy

Some things are just plain annoying, unpleasant. My personal list of bummer experiences includes going to the post office, security at airports, changing sheets and dealing with health insurance. The fine folks at IDEO and Studio 360 are challenging these moments and want to flip it and find a way to infuse it with joy, very much inspired by Ingrid Fetell’s work Aesthetics of Joy.

What do you think needs redesigning? What do you find unnecessarily joyless? Leave a comment below. Or tweet about it with the hashtag #bringjoy.

OK Go + Pilobolus

I took Ella (8) to see Pilobolus at BAM yesterday. We *LOVED* the performance. The last piece was based on the above music video with OK GO. It totally messes with your head and our perception of gravity. Enjoy the full interactive experience at allisnotlo.st.

The Thread

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This email conversation between Maria Popova and Maira Kalman makes me crave more thoughtful, deep email conversations.

(Thanks Inaki)

Socks With Faces

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Today I brought home some Chatty Socks, socks with faces. Haven’t seen my kids this excited in a long time. (I think they’re pretty cool too!)

Emails I Like To Open

Out of the Ordinary Newsletters

CreativeMornings just launched a campaign highlighting Out Of The Ordinary Emails featuring exceptional newsletters about creative obsessions. They’re hoping it will inspire others to start their own.

Know some newsletters they should add, submit them. Or better, get inspired and start your own!

Hat tip to Karen Baker who so masterfully has curated this (growing) list.

CreativeMornings: Lucien Zayan

Lucien Zayan is one of my all-time favorite people here in NYC. Last month he spoke on the theme of UGLY at our CreativeMornings/NewYork.

Hard to believe, but it was his first time speaking in public. He won the 200+ crowd over instantly. You could literally feel everyone’s heart open up. In his talk, Lucien is telling the story of The Invisible Dog, the artist space in Brooklyn that I am lucky to call my new work home in another 36 days.

The world needs more people like Lucien, who see beauty where others can’t. NYC is a better place because of him.

American Kids Try Breakfast from Other Countries

The Cut created the above video featuring American children testing out breakfast foods they’ve never experienced before. The video was inspired by this NYTimes article. So many priceless expressions.

Space Egg

UFO egg holder

This egg holder makes your soft-boiled egg look like it just landed on your plate, from outer space. Made me smile.

Creatures and Features

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This customizable monster shirt by Creatures & Features put a smile on my face. What a great gift for little ones.

Freaker For Your Feet!

The fine folks of Freaker are at it again: They just launched a new (and wonderfully absurd) Kickstarter campaign. First they made cozys for drinks, now they aim to take over the world of socks. I am so totally backing this.

UPDATE: They have 20h to go. Come on everyone, let’s rally and make these sock dreams happen!

(Remember their first Kickstarter campaign? One of the best videos I have seen…)

Urban Yoga

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Artist, architect, dancer and yoga teacher Anja Humljan is the force behind the Urban Yoga project. Filed under made me look.

At Home Conveyor Sushi

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What kid wouldn’t love this at home conveyor sushi?

Every Child’s Dream

While his wife was out shopping, YouTube prankster Roman Atwood filled the entire bottom floor of their house with plastic balls. I love this.

Postbox

postbox

This old-school Postbox makes my heart go pitter patter. #wishlisted

Struck By A Rainbow

This made me laugh.

(Thanks Bas)

Ship Your Enemies Glitter

ship your enemy glitter

Every now and then, I stumble upon a business idea that makes me laugh out loud and nearly spill my coffee, Ship Your Enemies Glitter is one of them. As a parent of crafty little ones, I can fully attest that glitter is the most annoying thing that anyone could spill in your house.

(via Thierry)