Thought Hopper 3000

Thought Hopper 3000 – an online destination for a 5 minute vacation by Vera van Wolferen. Beautiful. And mad respect for the x-acto knife skills.

(via Chris)

Stay cool!

I am feeling this GIF by Thoka Maer these days. Stay cool everyone!

Below The Surface

Below The Surface is an archaeological project of the North/South metro line in Amsterdam. At Damrak and Rokin in the city centre, archaeologists had a chance to physically access the riverbed, thanks to the excavations for the massive infrastructure project of the North/South metro line between 2003 and 2012. Rivers in cities are unlikely archaeological sites. It is not often that a riverbed, let alone one in the middle of a city, is pumped dry and can be systematically examined. The excavations in the Amstel yielded a deluge of finds, some 700,000 in all: a vast array of objects, some broken, some whole, all jumbled together.

So. Many. Stories! See all the objects.

(Thank you Wesley)

Mermaid

My current favorite Tattly: Mermaid by Jessi Preston.

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Rainbow Long Exposure Photography

I can not stop looking at these rainbow long exposure photographs by Daniel Mercadante. He captured his partner running with a custom built lighting rig. So much appreciation for this. So much!

Pride Tattly






This Sunday New York will be out on the streets for the NYC Pride Parade. Tattly has plenty of pride themed designs for you.

Goals!

(This post was originally titled “Happy Friday”. Yes, I was a bit confused this morning.)

Urban Heroes

I live for these joyful NYC moments: I stood on a subway platform waiting for a train to arrive when these two women showed up, casually taking an impressive amount of balloons onto the subway. Urban heroes! Swipe right to see the video. Watch the guy on the right very very slowly realize what’s happening. I LOVE NYC!

This dog:

May we all walk through life and seemingly difficult moments with such confidence.

Any Fun Plans This Weekend?

This weekend questions flow chart made me laugh.

Human Sized Balloon Bouquet

This photo of Katie Sokoler as a human sized balloon bouquet made me smile.

13 Years!


13 years ago today I started this labor of love. And, I yet have to grow tired of it. Thank you for reading. I appreciate you. So much!

Happy my blog birthday to you!

Wait for the Ending:

Hair Affairs

Helge Simon’s Hair Affair brushes make me a little uncomfortable, yet I am intrigued. They are made of artificial human hair. And, there is a Kickstarter. I can’t stop giggling.

Making a Case for Joy



So proud of my friend Ingrid Fetell: A few weeks ago she gave a talk on the topic of joy at the prestigious TED Conference and now here it is, featured on the TED Homepage. Just like her, I believe in the importance of joy!

Why You Should Make Useless Things

Simone Giertz is my hero. She creates useless machines. They make me laugh.

In a turn of tragic events, she found out shortly after giving this TED talk, that she has a brain tumor. I am sending her all of the love. The world needs her and her silly inventions.

Reality Hand Hooks

This reality hand hook series by Harry Allen is so wonderfully weird. I’d give them a home.

Discreet Artist

This photo made me laugh. It’s part of an ongoing project titled ‘Discreet Artist’ by Paraskevi Frasiola.

I adore Simone Giertz!

Simeon Giertz’s super weird robots make my heart so happy.

Mac OS Archives

Oh the memories: A collection of early Apple Computer User Interfaces.

All At Sea

This story by Tim FitzHigham, about crossing the English Channel in a bathtub, must be my favorite The Moth story I have ever heard. It is laugh out funny.

No Is a Complete Sentence T-Shirt

A while back I tweeted “No is a complete sentence”, which Debbie Millman surprisingly turned into a t-shirt over at Cotton Bureau. HOW FUN!

36 Questions that Lead to Love

What happens when 3 couples try to answer the “36 Questions that Lead to Love”? Authentic connection.