3D Space Cookie Cutter

3D Space Cookie Cutter

Love this 3D Space Cookie Cutter.

(via Joanna’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide)

See-saw Table

De Tafelwip by Marleen Jansen

De Tafelwip by Marleen Jansen

This see-saw table, De Tafelwip by Marleen Jansen, should make for interesting dinners. Also, it will prevent you from ever eating alone. Made me laugh.

International Space Station

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This keychain made me laugh.

Dead Fish

“The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow.”
– Jim Hightower

Do Your Best

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A good reminder! Do Your Best Banner by Three Potato Four.

Minimize

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Love the design and message of this UGMONK shirt: Minimize. I might call that the theme of 2015.

How to Download a YouTube Video

I didn’t realize it was *this* easy to download a YouTube video.

Tattly Gold Bracelet Set

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The new Tattly Gold Bracelet Set is seriously stunning. Get your gold on!

Science + music = audio frequency visualizations

With help from a Chladni Plate, vibrating liquid on a speaker dish, a hose pipe optical trick, ferrofluid, a Ruben’s Tube, and a Telsa Coil, New Zealand musician Nigel Stanford showcases audio frequency visualizations in his music video for Cymatics. Stunning.

(via The Kid Should See This)

Friday Link Pack

In this CreativeMornings talk Steve Larosiliere speaks about chances he’s been given, and how he payed it forward with Stoked, a development organization for underserved youth.

What does the liver do?

– 4 million songs on Spotify have never been played. Not even once. Forgotify wants to change that. (via)

5 Thanksgiving Leftover Hacks

– Country Bar (or Swiss Chalet) Camouflage Shirt.

– 7 Pieces of Wisdom That Will Change the Way You Work

– Wow! 1890 Victorian burlesque dancers

The Kid Should See This just launched a gift guide full of “sciency, smart gift ideas for kids.

– Impressed by how Snapchat is evolving their product: Snapchat Murders Facebook.

Tornado and Rainbow Over Kansas

RadioISS plays streams of the radio stations that the International Space Station passes over on its continual orbit of Earth.

– “In a study conducted at Cornell University in 2009, researchers found that people who received the menu without the dollar signs, spent significantly more money than those who received a menu with the usual currency sign present.” Take Off That Dollar Sign from Your Prices

Flio, an ultra-slim portable laptop stand

– Did you catch the step by step DIY instructions on how to decorate your Christmas ornaments with Tattly?

Two new iPhone commercials.

– Despite a temperature of -61 degrees Fahrenheit, a group of travelers work together to push an airliner across a frozen tarmac in a remarkable video shot in the Siberian town of Igarka.

Emojiary asks you how you’re feeling once a day. You answer visually—in emoji.

– Really intrigued by the Boom Boom Speaker/Recorder.

Simmer makes it easy to create your own step-by-step cooking videos.

A three-step marketing ladder

– This week, MailChimp published its first ebook, The UX Reader.

– Mother of 4 wakes up early to make creative breakfasts for her kids. Impressive!

– Did you know Tattly offers 3, 6 and 12 month subscriptions? Makes for a perfect gift!

– My friends at Flocabulary are looking to hire an UI/UX Designer. Such good people!

– There’s a desk available in my co-working space Studiomates in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Email me if you’re interested in renting it and join our little community of creative types. (–> desk at swiss-miss.com)

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Tiny Cloud

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It’s a Tiny Cloud. It’s a light. It’s a Bluetooth Speaker. It’s awesome. Also comes in large. #wishlisted

Art by Brock Davis

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Brock Davis turns everyday things into works of art.

TACO TRUCK!!!

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My studiomate Mans just launched the OTO Taco Truck. (You might have seen the Icecream truck from last year) I don’t know about you, but my son’s head will explode when he gets this for the holidays. Goes perfectly with his favorite book Dragons Love Tacos.

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Brush Brush Brush

For all my fellow parents: Brush Brush Brush by “Of Montreal”, animated by Kangaroo Alliance for the season 2 “Teeth” episode of Yo Gabba Gabba.

On Candor

“As a leader my responsibility is to tell hard truths to my team and to my CEO. I can only do that when folks truly believe that I have their best interests at heart and my intention is to push them to being their better selves.”
– Jesse Hertzberg

In his most recent blog post, Jesse Hertzberg, former COO of Etsy and Squarespace, shares some of his principles on how to build a culture centered around speaking the truth: On Candor.

If this is your thing, make sure to also read his older posts On Recruiting, On Feedback and On Walking and Talking.

Jumbo Bananagrams

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I would totally love playing with this oversized version of Bananagrams.

Escrime by Jean Baptiste Courtier

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Photography that made me look by Jean Baptiste Courtier, titled ‘Escrime’ (‘Fencing’). Excellent find via IGNANT.

Legacybox

Legacybox is just what the doctor ordered: I have boxes of non-digitized photos and dozens of old VHS tapes that I have been meaning to convert to digital. Legacybox is a mail-in services that will digitize everything for you. Anyone tried this yet? Or a similar service?

Night Cable

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A smartly designed retro inspired iPhone charging cable: The weighted knot anchors the cable on any flat surface so it’s always there when you need it.

(via)

Central Park by Vasco Mourao

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Love this letterpress Central Park Print by Vasco Mourao. Originally a hand drawing published by The New Yorker.

Journeys are the midwives of thought

“Journeys are the midwives of thought. Few places are more conducive to internal conversations than a moving plane, ship or train. There is an almost quaint correlation between what is in front of our eyes and the thoughts we are able to have in our heads: large thoughts at times requiring large views, new thoughts new places. Introspective reflections which are liable to stall are helped along by the flow of the landscape. The mind may be reluctant to think properly when thinking is all it is supposed to do.”
Alain de Botton

Friday Link Pack

Keep coming back to this CreativeMornings talk by Simon Sinek: Love your work.

Love More. Fear Less. Full of good stuff.

– Jessica Hische launched Tilda, the script typeface she designed for Moonrise Kingdom.

Don’t know how to crochet? Here’s your chance to learn something new.

– This Creative Process Poster by Christoph Niemann made me laugh.

– Jonathan Fields of the Good Life Project Podcast series interviewed Jocelyn Glei, force behind the 99u books and the 99u conference. You can listen to it here.

– Hawkeye Huey – A four-year-old analog photographer

– Interesting article on why Germans work fewer hours but produce more: A Study In Culture

– The lettermate: An envelope addressing guide for those of us that have trouble writing in a straight line.

– Oliver Jeffers has a brand new ABC shorty story book out and is selling a letterpress print that goes with it. Love.

– Love this at-home cocktail tool guide by Studioneat

This is how we move, by Human

– Totally going to try to make some paper flowers with my eight year old this weekend.

A Demo Ride on The World’s Tallest Roller Coaster

– The Holstee Manifesto has gone Tote Bag. Also, how cool are these neon drink coasters by Holstee?

– Definitely filing this one for later use: Mapbox allows you to create interactive maps and data visualizations.

– Wonderful metallic neck bangle necklace by Jen Cogliantry.

– The wonderful Cameron Moll interviewed me for his Hired Podcast.

– Airbnb launched a new print magazine with an emphasis on creating communities

– Want to send some good fortune someone’s way? Try the brand new Tattly Lucky Set!

– Donors Choose in NYC is looking to hire a Product Designer.

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