This Neighborhood Block Set makes for a lovely gift.
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(Virtual Rotating Moon)
- The noise of stuff, by Mikael Cho
- These Coffee Lid Coasters by Jennifer Daniel made me laugh.
- The story of a man who one day woke up to realize he’s become internet famous and everybody hated him. (via David)
- DIY: Hand-painted Tights.
- Hey UI designers: Facebox offers 50 rights-cleared photos of real people for UI design and business presentations.
- Shopify is giving away over $500,000 in cash, prizes, and mentorship in their most recent Build A Business Competition.
- This made me cry.
- The Rise of the Tech Villain?
- DIY for the weekend: Pom Poms Backpack Charms
- Impressions of 12 Muppet Characters in One Minute
- What it feels like to be a parent.
- A few weeks back I swapped desks with Noah Robischon, an executive editor at Fast Company. Here’s what he thought about the experiment.
- Etsy launched Pages. Here’s mine.
- Shigeto in Studio.
- I forgot my iphone.
- Stop Tweeting Boring Sh*t and other blunt new rules of work.
- 10 Bets You Will Always Win, Part 8
- Here’s your chance to spend 12 weeks where I am from in Switzerland: ICON Worldwide is looking to hire a Print/Web Design Intern. The Appenzell region will blow your mind!
- I agree, this is a rather clever IKEA hack.
A truly wonderful episode of the Good Life Project featuring the iconic designer Milton Glaser.
I wrote about the adult version of the Ostrich Pillow in January of 2012. They now just released a kids version. I continue to be intrigued.
I was thrilled when the fine folks over at Etsy reached out to me and asked if I would like to be one of the first bloggers equipped with what they call Etsy Pages. My love for Etsy and what it stands for, is so big, how could I say no? They just launched the project today which means you can now follow my swissmiss Etsy Page to discover some of my favorite and recent finds.
I’d recommend you also check out other curated pages such as Sweet Paul Magazine, Walker Art Center and Martha Stewart Weddings. And here is Etsy’s official announcement of Pages.
Ampersand Table by Matt Innes.
I took 1000 eggs, 10 pans, 5 burned fingers, 3 hours, 1 bottle of oil for this Typeface made of Eggs. It is made of high-resolution photos and contains of letters, symbols and numbers. Every letter has transparent background and ready for placement in your design.
SLÎT is a minimal bike hook shelf that folds away when not in use.
New York City Ballet filmed NEW BEGINNINGS at sunrise on the 57th floor of 4WTC in lower Manhattan. This stunning short film captures an extraordinary and moving performance of Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain. It is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, and a tribute to the future of the city that New York City Ballet calls home.
Make sure to watch in full screen mode!
(Thank you Joao Unzer)
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I am currently researching ERP Systems for Tattly. Talk about growing up. ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planing.
Research in this space is quite overwhelming, especially, when you’re a small shop like me, but with ambitions to grow and eventually having multiple shipping locations around the globe. There are the big known systems like Netsuite, Sage or Microsoft Dynamics but I am hoping to stumble across a well designed system that is the Justworks equivalent of ERP systems.
It is our goal to have all facets of our operations in one place to handle our order, inventory and warehouse management. As well as function as our CRM system, help us track our financials and overall planning.
I was hoping that some of you, might have some insights and have gone through this decision process as well. If so, anything you’ve learned along the way? Any word of advice?
(Obviously, my over-ambitious maker gene just keeps thinking to build my own.)
Authentic Jobs is turning 8. Cameron Moll and his team are celebrating with a giveaway and $100,000 charity: water campaign. It’s been months in the working and incorporates the talent of several amazing people. (Anyone recognize that lovely voice in the above video!? Yup, it’s @Sazzy.)
Please consider a donation. (I just made mine.) And then enter to win a trip to NYC and to attend the New York City charity:water ball as Cameron’s guest of honor. Also, don’t miss the beautifully designed t-shirts by Sergey Shapiro.
Happy birthday Authentic Jobs. I am proud to be part of such a wonderful job board.
(via minor details)
- Sumhold is a calculator that instantly calculates and stores numbers with a fiercely reductive interface and simple swipe gesture. (Thanks Chris)
- 80s TV Trivia Game.
- Mentioned this blog before, and happily do it again: A carefully curated collection of videos + photos + interviews + goods from Those Who Make.
- For the love of Zucchini!
- A scientific guide to saying “no”: How to avoid temptation and distraction. (via)
- How to do the “slip-and-slide” – mastering the mundane yet endlessly miraculous urban art of walking on crowded sidewalks.
- Khoi sums up services that allow to share passwords within a team.
- T-Rex Tattly!
- A gem of a Tumblr: midcenturymoderndesign.tumblr.com (via)
- 10 People Who Switched Careers After 50 (and Thrived!)
- Shawn Blanc explains how to sell your old iPhone when upgrading to a new one: “Call AT&T and have them “factory unlock” my previous iPhone. Since buying a new device removes the previous one from contract they are happy to do a factory unlock of the old iPhone.”
- 7 Things Happen to You When You Are Completely Honest
- Fantastic interview with Frank Chimero over on The Great Discontent.
- German Preschool Has Delightful Cat-Shaped Building
- New Yorker piece on Light Pollution: The Dark Side by David Owen (via)
- What a lovely, designy stool.
- I set up a recurring yearly sponsorship for 5 children through Wide Horizons for Children. Join me?
- Finally, you can watch all of our 634+ CreativeMornings talk in one place! The new CreativeMornings site makes me so happy.
- Common Words With Very Specific Meanings on Food Labels
- The World’s Largest Lunchbox Museum.
- Etsy is looking to hire a Copy Editor.
I would have LOVED one of these giant Miffy Lamps as a kid.
This Anatomy of a Bicycle print made me look. Lovely.
“New York City does not hold our former selves against us. Perhaps we can extend the same courtesy.”
The Way We Live Now: 11-11-01; Lost and Found, By Colson Whitehead
(via Anna Raff)
A wonderful talk by Mailchimp co-founder Ben Chestnut on creating an environment for creativity and empowerment. I wish I could follow Ben around for 3 months. Just follow him and soak up how he runs Mailchimp.