Charity Ball

Ethan King is an inspiring 14 year old. At 10 he started Charity Ball to execute his vision of giving away soccer balls to kids in need. He has since given 4,000+ balls away. Humbling.

Happiness

Happiness quote

Solur Tennis Trainer

Solur Tennis Trainer

IKEA is helping my Tennis withrawals with this Solur Tennis Trainer. I can hit the ball alone, one some big open space, no wall or partner needed. Yes!

Superman with a GoPro

What if Superman was wearing a GoPro Camera? Made me smile. My Superman obsessed son will totally approve.

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Caps

Caps

This post is yet another perfect example why I love Melissa Easton’s blog. Who else would ask themselves “How many caps does a single household possess?

The Story of Maggie Doyne

Please, do yourself a favor, watch the inspiring story of Maggie Doyne, founder of the Blink Now Foundation. I had the honor to meet Maggie last week. I have never been more impressed by a young woman. Ever.

Maggie and her children deserve our support.

Haibara Letter Sets

Haibara Letter Sets

How stunning is this letter writing set by HAIBARA? The coloured rims are done by woodblock prints on washi papers. Also comes in light blue. Totally wishlisting this one.

All-In-One Kitchen Tool Set

All-In-One Kitchen Tool Set

This bottle looking device by Bin Akebono combines eight (!) kitchen essentials in one clever kit. An ideal gift for anyone living in tight spaces. The set includes a funnel, a lemon juicer, a spice grater, an egg masher, a cheese grater, a lid grip for loosening stubborn jar tops, an egg separator, and a 1 1/4 measuring cup. Seriously cool.

Made In The Future

Made in the Future is an effort to capture IDEO’s musings about what a not-so-distant tomorrow might look like. They broke their findings into five themes: Meaning Economy, Outer Skills, Making Exchanges, Raw Systems and New Matter.

Some fascinating food for thought.

(via Kary)

Bob Burnquist’s Floating Skate Ramp

Pro skateboarder and mega ramp rider Bob Burnquist created a floating skate ramp in Lake Tahoe. This is amazing.

♥ / Modern Handmade Glass Lighting by Hennepin Made

A big thank you to Hennepin for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

Hennepin Made is launching their Parallel Series lighting collection. Each piece is hand made from blown glass and spun aluminum in their Minneapolis studio. Over the next two months they will be releasing new pendant light and chandelier designs weekly in conjunction with their 30 Lights/60 Days giveaway.

For more check out hennepinmade.com

Mario The Magician

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A few weeks before my son turned four, he expressed the wish of having a magician at his party. We had Looney Louie the year before, so I felt challenged to find a new magician. So, down I went a Google rabbit hole. Let me tell you, there are *a lot* of frightening magician websites out there. (someone’s gotta tell them about Squarespace) And then, I stumbled on Mario.

My son’s magician dreams came true when Mario showed up at our house on February 14th. He was fantastic, a magician at heart. Magic is his labor of love and it shines through in his performance.

I’ve learned that in addition to the hundreds of private performances he does every year, he is involved in a publication of a children’s magic card tricks book for Barnes & Noble and is performing for Lincoln Center. I am not surprised by his Magician success.

In 2012, filmmaker Kal created a short film about Mario, entitled Building Magic. In August of 2013, a successful Kickstarter campaign secured funding to extend Building Magic into a feature length film. Filming is currently underway, and the film is expected to be complete and ready for the film festival circuit in 2014. Here’s the trailer:

If you’re ever thinking of hiring a magician in NYC, consider Mario. Tilo and Ella couldn’t stop talking about his performance. And look at me, I am writing about it. He’s truly magic.

Ballad of a WiFi Hero

An animated adaptation of the famed McSweeney’s Internet Tendency piece, “In Which I Fix My Girlfriend’s Grandparents’ WiFi and Am Hailed as a Conquering Hero,” by Mike Lacher.

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Abandoned Desert Movie Theater

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This abandoned outdoor movie theater in the desert of Sinai made me look. All I can think is: Can we have a CreativeMornings there?

Giant Origami

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Sipho Mabona has taken Origami to extremes. He’s folded this life-sized (!) elephant out of one sheet of paper. So much respect.

Cork Globe

Cork Globe

CreativeMornings HQ totally needs one of these Cork Globes so we can keep track of our growing chapters. (We are currently at 71, growing by 3-5 chapters a month)

Remember.

“Remember. Before your father was a parent, he was a person. Young, and confused, just like you.” – Phillip Toledano

The Reluctant Father

Washing Machine Drum gone Firepit

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I may have mentioned a similar tutorial before but I am so in love with the idea I had to point to Apartment Therapy’s recent post on how the size and shape of the drum inside a basic washing machine lends itself perfectly to being upcycled into a fire pit.

On Wearing Red

“When in doubt, wear red.”
- Bill Blass

The Reluctant Father

The Reluctant Father

Photographer Phillip Toledano became a father at the age of 40 and fell in love with his daughter about a year and a half later, when he realized she was the most bewitching human being he’d ever seen.

The Reluctant Father follows Phillip’s journey at the beginning of fatherhood.

It’s a raw and honest. And funny. Wish I would have seen this when I was expecting my first child. Buy the book or check out the site.

Mega Desk

Endless Desk Barbarian Group

Woah, the Barbarian Group has one giant endless table that everyone works from. It offers work spaces for 175 people. Stunning.

Here’s a video that shows the entire desk.

Astronaut Smartphone Stand

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This Astronaut Smartphone Stand made me look.

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Success

“So what I want to argue for is not that we should give up on our ideas of success, but we should make sure that they are our own. We should focus in on our ideas. and make sure that we own them, that we are truly the authors of our own ambitions. Because it’s bad enough, not getting what you want, but it’s even worse to have an idea of what it is you want and find out at the end of a journey, that it isn’t, in fact, what you wanted all along.”

Alain De Botton, A kinder, gentler philosophy of success

A Kid’s Guide to How the Internet Ads Work

A kid’s guide to how internet ads work. Much needed.

(Thanks Carly)