A Kid’s Guide to How the Internet Ads Work

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

(Thanks Carly)

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We just mounted an 8 foot long DartStrip in our office and we are all loving it. It’s a super simple magnetic display system. Beautifully packaged. Easy to mount. A total winner.

Friday Link Pack

Jon Lax takes CreativeMornings attendees through an informative and insightful history of the billable hour, including its origin and probable cause for its proliferation across industries. Jon proposed that it’s time to end the billable hour.

- I get cranky when I am hungry, I need this shirt.

- I discovered some cool new apps via this post in which Michael Galpert shares his iphone screens. Also, superhappy to see the TeuxDeux app icon on there.

- This 1954 Alfa Romeo Bat 7 took my breath away.

- Jobs that no longer exist.

- Fascinated by this tutorial on YouTube on how to make a Japanese Omelette with a square frying pan!

- Getty Images now lets you embed and share its imagery – at no cost – for non-commercial use on websites, blogs and social media channels through a new embed tool. This is big.

- Yes, please: A Typographic Approach to Email. (via)

- Wallpockets

- This Instagram account might turn me into a lover of dogs and naps.

- A candle that melts into a new candle. So cool.

- “focus on building a company, not a startup” – Chris Poole (via)

- Corkers Totem. Made me smile.

- Google Overlays Historical Data Onto Modern-Day Maps

- This pattern design toy called Kaleidograph is pretty cool. I want to play with it!

- Web economy bullshit generator. (via)

- The famous Oscar selfie built out of LEGO.

- Recipes to try with your 6-9 Year Old.

- Interesting: Unmark is the to do app for bookmarks.

- I love my co-workers, so much.

- One day I will live in a white box like this one. To some it looks sterile, to me it looks zen.

- Guys, 2014 will be awesome. Who agrees?

- Househappy is looking to hire a Sr. Ruby Engineer. I would totally work for this company, just based on the name alone.

Denim on Demand

Flint & Tinder is trying to change the way stuff gets made and bought, especially here in the USA. They’ve come up with a system called Denim on Demand. Basically it’s super high quality selvedge jeans made to order for just $98. But here’s the kicker: When people are done with them, they’re going to find the jeans a new home and credit them back for their purchase. Woah!

Tickle helps you Escape Awkward Situations

Tickle is an app (concept?) to help you escape awkward situations. Using your phone’s accelerometer, Tickle can sense awkward gestures, and in turn, generate a phantom phone call to allow you to gracefully excuse yourself from whatever awkward situation you’re in. This made me laugh and double check if it’s not April 1st.

UPDATE: It’s a joke. Bummer.

DAAME Laptop Bag

laptop tote

DAAME is an all-girls startup and creator of this beautiful, high-end laptop tote.


David Foster Wallace on Leadership


“A leader’s real “authority” is a power you voluntarily give him, and you grant him this authority not with resentment or resignation but happily.”

Love this felt-on-felt typographic illustration by Debbie Millman of David Foster Wallace’s timeless wisdom. The artwork is available as a print, with 100% of proceeds benefiting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

(via Maria)

Happy At Studiomates

After discovering Happy In NYC a few days ago I kept telling my studiomate Kevin he should dance through Studiomates, our co-working space. Today is Kevin’s birthday and Bas (of Like Knows Like) made it happen. You should see the smile on my face. I was holding the stereo as we walked through our spaces, and I am making a quick cameo at the end.


Happy birthday Kevin! You’re the best!

Sip Snap

SipSnap is a simple, spill-proof, kid’s drinking lid that fits any cup. Brilliant.

Stamp Yo Face!

stamp yo facestamp yo face

A custom stamp of your face. Why not? Definitely makes for a fun gift.


(via Jonathan)


Beef PosterBeef Poster

A poster celebrating Beef. My apologies to you vegetarians out there. But, this made me chuckle.

It Gets Better

it gets better tattly

It always gets better. You just have to believe.

Happy in NYC

happy in nyc

Happy In NYC was obviously inspired by Pharrell’s Happy project. As someone who *loves* living in NYC, this site is a big giant ball of I-love-living-here-happiness.

Interested in participating? Have an idea for an unusual or unique location for a video? Contact them!

(via Sally)

Better World Books

Better World Books
collect and sell books online to donate books and fund literacy initiatives worldwide. Every time you buy a book someone else in need gets one.
In addition to selling new titles, Better World Books supports book drives and collects used books and textbooks through a network of over 2,300 college campuses and partnerships with over 3,000 libraries nationwide. So far, the company has converted more than 117 million books into over $15 million in funding for literacy and education. In the process, they’ve also diverted more than 73,000 tons of books from landfills.

I know where I am donating my books to from now on. They even pay for shipping! Awesome!

♥ / Symbolset

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

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Will It Beard

Will It Beard

A blog, entirely dedicated to stuff stuck to a beard. The internet is amazing.

(via Chris)

Horse Head Squirrel Feeder

Horse Head Squirrel Feeder

I want to be friends with the inventor of this Horse Head Squirrel Feeder. Made me laugh.



HUM seems to try to apply a more email inbox looking interface on what has until now been now as a typical chat interfaces. Interesting.

Arm Knitting

I shared an Instagram of Ella (7) knitting a few days ago and one of my followers left a comment saying I should look into arm knitting. A quick Google search let me to the above YouTube video. Looks fascinating, no? Also, lots of arm knitting stuff to find on Etsy.

I love the internet so much!

Friday Link Pack

- How to Get a Job at Google

- Human Loop De LoopLink

- An iphone app that can help you get pregnant or avoid pregnancy: Kindara.

- This Craft Tape Dispenser by Lakeshore makes my kids so happy.

- 550 (!) Free Audio Books. No catch!

- This egg holder made me laugh.

- Mexican Wrestling Bottler Opener. Made me smile.

- “While You Were Steeping” with Geoff McFetridge

- Good Job, you’re still alive.

- Always going back to this advice by Georg Lois: Be courageous!

- This Plant Watering Cloud is all kinds of adorable.

- Love this simple pitcher.

- Marshmallow Clouds!

- Wow, this is something else: Dad makes butterfly pancakes for his kids.

- A recent study suggests that “coffee … provides similar hydrating qualities to water.

- I started using Contactually this week. It helps me organize and nurture my contacts. How? Contactually reminds you automatically when you’ve fallen out of touch. Brilliant!

- I am an astronaut at heart. I should buy this brooch.

- The Problem of Facebook

- Watch University of Toronto’s Professor Stephen Morris knock over a 1-meter tall domino that weighs over 100 pounds by starting with a 5mm high by 1mm thick domino. Yup!

- I usually don’t post about beauty products, but this Superbly Smoothing Argan Hair Pak by Kiehl’s is rocking my world.

- Sometimes you just gotta let go.

“Gut Churn”

In this 2013 99U talk, Radiolab creator and host Jad Abumrad describes “Gut Churn” as the radical uncertainty that’s a core part of any creative process that really pushes the envelope.

Just what I needed to be reminded of tonight. Watch it over on 99U.

Don’t Be A Bear

dont' be a bear

The Don’t Be A Bear project was started as a 2013 illustrated resolution. Jared Rippy created a new bear each day of 2013 as a reminder to avoid the pitfalls of a bearish attitude. Love this!



Ok then. I’ll wait.