Hubert Vykukal demonstrates the mobility of his Hardsuit AX-3 Space Suit design. All kinds of fascinating!
This minimal advent calendar is after my own heart. It lets you write a daily note to the recipient. Love it.
Soft boiled eggs were a big sunday breakfast tradition in my house, growing up. I couldn’t help but chuckle seeing this thief egg cozy.
I believe I just found the perfect (and most adorable) kid’s travel pillow. It’s by Bla Bla Kids.
(I realize this has been around for a while, no need to tell me it’s not new!)
The New York Transit Museum is my son’s favorite place in Brooklyn. Lucky us, it’s just down the street from our apartment. The museum is in an actual subway stop and allows you to go back in time in subway history. It’s totally worth a visit, not just for kids. I give it two swissmiss thumbs up!
A message that is worth spreading in the design community: Name your Layers by Photoshop Etiquette
Martin Schmid, Art School Teacher at Schule für Gestaltung in St.Gallen, Switzerland sent me the above image of type potato stamps he did with his students. Each student did two letters. It put a big smile on my face and yes, I am totally going to do this with Ella.
Hamburg-based artist Robert Rickhoff invades public space with humor through a series of digitally manipulated photographs in his Bachelor project entitled ‘Out of Place’.
I listened to an incredibly fascinating Radiolab episode on Color and learned about the mighty Mantis Shrimp. It has the most sophisticated visual system in the world, as its eyes contain 16 different types of photoreceptors (12 for color analysis, compared to humanity’s 3 cones). Mantis shrimps can thus see polarized light and 4 colors of uv light, and they may also be able to distinguish up to 100,000 colors (compared to the 10,000 seen by human beings).
Do yourself a favor and listen to the Color Radiolab Podcast.
(image by p@ragon)
“If everybody else your age is doing something very different than what you’re doing, there’s always going to be someone saying to you you might not succeed with it, you might not make any money with that… there’s always going to be some type of obstacle in the way. All of those things will go away if you really focus on what makes you happy.”
― Kevin Clash
Anyone who has ever seen me speak, knows that I believe that you need to do something you truly love. Life is too short to go into a career that doesn’t make you happy, that fuels your passion and makes you want to get up every morning in excitement.
There is one person that personifies this personal rule of mine; Kevin Clash, the person that brought Sesame Street’s Elmo to life.
If you haven’t seen his documentary do yourself a favor and watch it. (It’s on Netflix) At 10 years old Kevin knew he wanted to be a puppeteer and he followed his dream, relentlessly, with the support of his parents. No documentary has ever touched me as much as Being Elmo. (Have a box of tissues next to you)
Yesterday, thanks to Louis Mitchell, I got to visit the set of Sesame Street and watch a taping.
I can’t remember when I last was this excited and giddy. My heart started racing when I spotted Kevin Clash on set. And when Louis introduced me to Kevin, I was speechless, just smiling ear to ear. Here’s proof:
Now my dream is to have Kevin speak at a CreativeMornings.
(And yes, I live a charmed life.)