An Unconventional NYC Friendship

Ricky Syers is an off-beat 50 year old street performer who found his calling as a puppeteer after a lifetime of manual labor. While performing in New York City’s Washington Square Park, he met Doris Diether, an 86 year old community activist. They became friends and he made a marionette that looks just like her. Now she’s joined his act and the two of them can often be seen performing together.

YES to living a creative life and human connection!

John Waters’s RISD Commencement Address

John Waters gave a spectacular 2015 RISD graduation speech on creative rebellion and the artist’s task to cause constructive chaos. Find annotated highlights transcribed over on Brain Pickings.

Human Head Helmets

Human Head Helmets

These Human Head Helmets make me all kinds of uncomfortable. A goosebumps inducing project by Dubai based digital designer Jyo John Mullor.

Bike Desk

Bike Desk reminds us to get out there and ride, no matter how busy we are. #mademelaugh

(Thanks Scott)

The Life & Death of an iPhone

Paul Trillo shot and edited this film entirely on an iPhone using Vimeo’s Cameo app.

(via The Awesomer)

monYay: Notifly

Notifly

Notifly is a calendar notification device that sits on your desk and lets you know when you have a meeting, by blowing a bubble. It’s one of three joy-filled conceptual provocations created by IDEO NY designers for Studio 360’s Redesigns series. The goal of these inventions: turn much-dreaded Mondays into wahoo-worthy Mon-yays!

8 Lessons from Mister Rogers

I didn’t grow up with Mister Rogers, but his advice rings true even as a grown-up. Better late than never.

Loopimal

This brand-new called Loopimal by YATATOY lets your kid (or yourself) playfully enter the world of computer sequencing. With intuitive and fun gestures Loopimal lets you create quirky animation sequences for different animals. The content is created with loops of melodies, rhythms or movements. I love this!

Make your own LEGO Gummy Bricks

Grant Thompson shares a tutorial on how to make completely edible gummy LEGO bricks and figures using a mixture of corn syrup, Jello, and gelatin.

(via colossal)

Only Human

Only Human Tattly Temporary Tattoo

It’s one of those days where I need to remind myself I am Only Human.

Keynote Motion Graphic Experiment

Continuously amazed at what you can do with Keynote, Apple’s version of Powerpoint. The above motion animation by Linda Dong is fantastic! In her blogpost she shares some of the animation secrets.

(via Smashing Magazine)

A Global 3 Word Addressing System

Fascinating: what3words is a global addressing system based on a grid of 57 trillion 3mx3m squares. Each square has been allocated a unique, fixed 3 word address. Poor addressing is costly and annoying in some developed countries, but around the world it hampers the growth and development of nations, ultimately costing lives.

Grass Is Greener Picnic Blanket

Grass Is Greener Picnic Blanket

This Grass Is Greener Picnic Blanket made me laugh.

Rollerskating

What a beautiful homage to the joy of rollerskating.

Food Hats

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Every now and then I stumble upon an absolute gem on the internet. This Instagram account with the username ChiliPhilly is one of them. It put the biggest smile on my face. I love the internet so much!

(Thanks Bas)

Seabag

waterproof seabags

Summer in Switzerland means people jumping into rivers, in the middle of major cities (!), their clothes tucked away in waterproof bags, and then peacefully drifting for long distances. Eventually they hop out and get their dry clothes out of their bags. These design-y waterproof seabags from Büro Destruct & Kitchener are perfect for this. Also, wish our NYC water was as clean as the rivers and lakes in Switzerland. (le sigh)

(via kusito)

4D Type

3D Type

Type a word into this browser window and see it extrude into 4D. Hit ‘space’ to pause animation and then scroll to rotate type object. Filed under “I enjoyed playing with this for the last 5 minutes”.

Yup.

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It’s Gonna Be Ok. Pin by Adam J. Kurtz.

Procastinator Patch

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Procastinator Patch by NO FUN. Made me smile.

Rainbow Cake

Rainbow Cake

How can you not fall in love with this rainbow cake?

Lovely Set

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Really thrilled about today’s launch of the Lovely Tattly Set by Rifle Paper. It’s the sequel to the super popular Floral Set. The continued joy my team and I get out of launching new temporary tattoos is refreshing. I hope it never stops.

How To Read The Menu in…

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I just received a copy of these incredibly charming booklets that will help you navigate restaurant menus in Spain, Italy and France. The three phrase books feature simple A–Z listings that make it easy to find items that perplex the diner, allowing for navigation around ingredients that offend, disgust or just don’t appeal. While it’s probably easier to quickly Google the ingredient on your phone, I appreciate the analog approach to this ‘problem’.

Pastello Draw Act

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“Here’s your crayon-helmet and your crayon-rollers-skates”, now go draw. What a fun project by Mathery Studio!

A spider’s heART.

A spider’s heART is a kid’s artbook for adults. And vice versa.