(via Design Milk)
The Reconstructionists, a collaboration between illustrator Lisa Congdon and writer Maria Popova, is a yearlong celebration of remarkable women — beloved artists, writers, and scientists, as well as notable unsung heroes — who have changed the way we define ourselves as a culture and live our lives as individuals of any gender. Beautiful.
The Felicidário is a calendar and a growing dictionary with 365 practical definitions of happiness. Every day for a year, the Felicidário will suggest a new idea of happiness.
In Felicidário, happiness has no age and is illustrated by Afonso Cruz, André Letria e Ricardo Henriques, André da Loba, Aka Corleone, Bernardo Carvalho, Carolina Celas, Irmão Lucia, Julio Dolbeth, Madalena Matoso, Maria Imaginário, Tiago Albuquerque e Yara Kono.
(thank you Barbara)
Do yourself a favor and listen to this interview between Terry Gross and Maurice Sendak. It’s the most moving conversation I think I have ever listened to. I had to listen to it 4 times in a row. Thank you Christoph Niemann for so beautifully illustrating the conversation. #ohsomoving
(via Chris Glass)
I don’t know about your kids but mine are counting the seconds until Santa arrives. Google’s Santa Tracker will help.
Whenever the conversation turns to marriage proposals, I have to share the story of my friends Lori and Matthew which entails a Kinder Surprise Egg. Matthew painstakingly took apart the chocolate egg and replaced the toy inside with a small robot figure and illustrated instructions on how to assemble him into a tiny MatthewBot on bended knee. Also inside was the ring! He then reassembled and rewrapped the egg to look virtually untouched. Fabulous, right?
Paul Cocksdge created the Invisible Bookend, a visual illusion, allowing you to display books without any additional support. Two swissmiss thumbs up.
If there is one kids’ game I find myself playing a lot, it’s the Toca Boca Hair Salon. I admit I giggled in anticipation when I learned that they just came out with a new version today with more hairstyling fun. My favorite new feature? The curling iron!
If you want to buy iPhone and iPad apps for kids, have a close look at the Toca Boca universe. These guys are doing it right!
Are you dreaming of adding a balcony to your apartment. “Balcon Additionel” might be the solution.
How beautiful and brilliant is this packaging tape by Paperfinger that clearly gets the message across to the receiver that he is not allowed to open the package until Christmas?
Do you know about Maddie On Things, the dog from the internet? Well, she just visited Studiomates and took the opportunity to stand on my desk. My year has been made. I don’t think I have ever been this excited about a studio visit.
And if you are as big of a Maddie fan as I am, you might want to know that she has a book coming out. I just pre-ordered my copy. Congrats to Theron Humphrey, Maddie’s owner, for starting the Maddie phenomenon.
Talk about a cool dog and dog owner power house.
This is the best product video I have seen in a long time. I would like to invite the charming Sugru gentleman to come and hang out with us at Tattly and make a video. Yes?