Animated gifs for the win.
My friend Arianna Orland teamed up with the folks over a MOO and created these stunning Moo Luxe Cards. The Luxe Project is a brand new initiative that teams talented creatives with Luxe by MOO. Their designs will be showcased for a month, and 100% of net proceeds will go to the designer’s charity of choice.
I have MOO Luxe business cards both for CreativeMornings and Tattly. Couldn’t be happier. I heart MOO.
Do you consider yourself a nostalgic radio buff? Then this iPhone Radio Dock is for you. It comes with a downloadable public radio app, which finds up to seven public radio stations within a 50-mile radius. You might want to know that the dock utilizes your phone’s built-in speakers, so, it’s really just an adorable, wooden iPhone holder. Made me smile nonetheless.
“Before internet connectivity poured from the sky, I was able to get on a train, plug in my Mac and have nothing to do for four hours but write. And so I wrote. I once bought a round trip ticket to nowhere just to eliminate every possible alternative… pure, unadulterated mental bandwidth.”
During the NYNOW Gift Fair in NYC, Team Tattly met the lovely folks of Stellé Audio. We were lucky enough to have them as our booth neighbors. They provided us with lots of good music as they sell the Stellé Audio Pillar, a beautiful, Apple looking Bluetooth speaker.
(The accent in their name drives me bananas. Their name means “Stars” in Italian, but as far as I know, you don’t spell it with an accent.)
Good stories are about challenge or conflict. Without these elements, stories aren’t very interesting. The compelling part of a story is how people deal with conflict–-so start with the people and the conflict.
“The moon does not fight. It attacks no one. It does not worry. It does not try to crush others. It keeps to its course, but by its very nature, it gently influences. What other body could pull an entire ocean from shore to shore? The moon is faithful to its nature and its power is never diminished.”
- Deng Ming-Dao
Team Tattly and I will spending our coming days working the Tattly booth at NY NOW (formally New York International Gift Fair). Retailers can come by our booth, #12045 at Pier 94 in New York’s Newest, to get Tattly’d up and see our new wholesale catalog! We are releasing several new sets and individual designs!
Where: Javits Center + Pier 94, Booth 12045 (you must have a badge to attend)
When: Saturday August 17 through Tuesday August 20
“Leadership is about making people feel safe. When someone feels heard, they feel safe.”
- Simon Sinek
The Human Body lets you explore a working model of the body. Every part is beautifully animated and interactive: the heart beats, guts gurgle, lungs breathe, the skin feels, and eyes see. Designed for kids ages 4+ to discover what we’re made of and how we work.
Do yourself (and your kids) a favor and download it pronto. It’s stunning. Stunning. Stunning.
On A Wednesday is a project by my studiomates Dave Dawson and Bekka Palmer. The idea behind the site is charmingly simple: Bekka and Dave ask people what they’re doing. On Wednesdays. The results are beautiful and varied portraits of random New Yorkers, telling us about their day. Beautiful.
“Authenticity is about imperfection. And authenticity is a very human quality. To be authentic is to be at peace with your imperfections. The great leaders are not the strongest, they are the ones who are honest about their weaknesses. The great leaders are not the smartest; they are the ones who admit how much they don’t know. The great leaders can’t do everything; they are the ones who look to others to help them. Great leaders don’t see themselves as great; they see themselves as human.”
- Simon Sinek
I discovered Mightybell while researching services that allow you to create mini social networks on the web.
I am part of a quarterly womens salon here in the city, with incredibly inspiring members, but there’s no simple resource where I can see who is part of this small community.
Do you know of similar services like Mightybell that would allow our group to create a small, pretty, private social network online?
Not a big fan of desktop organizers, but this one won my heart: Porcelain containers shaped to look like a post-industrial urban neighborhood of warehouses and factories. Congrats to the designer Héctor Serrano.
“The power of preserving silence is the very first requisite to all who wish to shine, or even please in discourse; and those who cannot preserve it, have really no business to speak. … The silence that, without any deferential air, listens with polite attention, is more flattering than compliments, and more frequently broken for the purpose of encouraging others to speak, than to display the listener’s own powers. This is the really eloquent silence. It requires great genius—more perhaps than speaking—and few are gifted with the talent…”