The Windows of New York is a weekly illustration project by Jose Guizar, an ode to architecture and personal challenge to never stop ‘looking’. Beautiful.
Here’s an info graphic that shows us how to best walk on ice: Channel your inner penguin .
The FPO Engagement Ring is definitely the most amazing submission I have ever received! Do you know anyone that is about to propose to a lady that knows what she wants when it comes to jewelry? Use the For Placement Only ring when you pop the question and then go shop for the real one together! Congrats to Miriam Farooq for this fantastic idea!
(Not familiar with the term FPO?)
Yokoo Spectacles are not for reading, but for accessorizing and come with high entertainment value. Made me smile.
My favorite discovery so far at the New York International Gift Fair is Whooz, the best thing for multi iphone households like mine. G and I always often blame each other for stealing each other’s iphone chargers. No longer, then now, they are clearly marked. G’s has a dude’s face on it and mine a lady’s face. G was chuckling when he discovered the chargers in our kitchen yesterday. Congrats to Sativa Turner for the fun idea!
I wish I would have known about Chewbeads when my kids were little. It’s jewelry that looks cool but is also ok to chew on for babies. I saw them across from our booth at the NY Gift Fair yesterday. They’re minimal, and stylish, I would wear them now, even though my kids are over their teething stages.
Chewbeads are 100% Silicone and made with non toxic ingredients and are dishwasher safe.
And yes, I just posted a commercial for Internet Explorer. Nobody saw that coming.
(via Daring Fireball)
Go JetBlue for showing a sense of humor and using Nevermind instead of Cancel on this UI. Made me smile and think about small details can leave a big impression.
Also, isn’t Never Mind two words?
Last night I was telling my friend Ted how I refuse to believe that you have to be a jerk in order to be super-crazy-successful. And just now, I stumbled upon this post by Marc Johns in which he states that he believes kindness is underrated. I couldn’t agree more.
“Stop praising the jerks. It reinforces bad behavior.”
- Marc Johns
Read his full post: Be Kind.
Kerntype is a online game showing you the importance of proper letter spacing. Your mission is simple: achieve pleasant and readable text by distributing the space between letters. Typographers call this activity kerning. Your solution will be compared to a typographer’s solution, and you will be given a score depending on how close you nailed it.
Every now and then, I come across an idea that gets me so excited I need to jump up! The Amazings is one of them. It was born out of the single, simple idea that society has always learned from its elders. But somewhere along the way we have lost that connection between generations – which means losing rich, valuable, and rare skills. The Amazings is on a mission to fix this.
Have a look at what some of the teachers have to offer: Tony can help you master the art of making a deal. David is a therapist and can teach you how to listen. Lucy is a vocal coach and can teach you how to speak in public with confidence.
The Amazings is based in London, and boy, am I hoping for a NYC branch!
(Thank you @papermuse)
This made me laugh. Yes, please, Tina Fey, please be in charge of giving out Twitter licenses!
(via Laughing Squid)