Friday Link Pack

RESOLUTIONS – originally Entschlüsse – is an adaptation of a short diary entry written by Franz Kafka in 1911.

– For only the second time in 7.5 years team CreativeMornings is asking our audience for help: Our Kickstarter campaign is ending in less than a day. If you have ever been inspired by what CreativeMornings does, or have attended an event, please consider supporting the volunteers that make it happen.

– This is useful: Battery charger with storage.

The World’s Longest Invoice is an online counter where freelancers can publish the amount they’re owed by deadbeat clients. Sobering.

100% Biodegradable Algae Bottles Is The New Alternative To The Plastic Ones

One day you finally knew what you had to do

– OMG these cat bags!

Working from home vs in an office.

Whiskey in a can? What the what?

Palette Feed is a design and illustration blog that showcases projects with interesting color palettes.

Apple’s new short film starring autistic teen shows how tech transforms lives

– I want to be able to justify the purchase of this guy. But, I can’t.

– An Easy Way To Find Out Who Likes Your Instagram Photos The Most

– Interesting read: Slack, I’m Breaking Up with You

– I want these guys on my living room wall.

How to freeze meals: Tips and freezer-friendly recipes so you’ll always know what’s for dinner.

Meet Toca Boca, the ‘Toy’ Developer Dominating the App Store

– I mean, look at this sweater. What is not to love?

– Tattly launched The Hungry Caterpillar set by Eric Carle this week. It’s a beauty!

– Looking for love and a new job as a product designer? OKCupid d got you covered!

Song Wig

Song Wig is a hairpiece made of headphones. The earbuds at the tips of the “hair strands” make it easy for the wig wearer to listen to music while physically sharing the music with *numerous* people.

OMG! Song Wig… I can’t even!

How Did She Get There

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How did she get there is a series of weekly interviews with successful women from media, communications and the arts. Love this!

Dressed Like Their Surroundings

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This made me laugh so hard: People who accidentally dressed like their surroundings.

(via Katie)

Folded Paper Furoshiki

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What a lovely scarf. I’d wear it.

Remy

Remy

Always been a fan of the indestructible FREITAG truck tarp bags. REMY is my new favorite.

Ice Pop Pool Float

Ice Pop Pool Float

I don’t have a pool and it’s currently not summer, but I say YES to this Ice Pop Pool Float. Once summer rolls around, if you have a pool, I’ll gladly show and provide the float!

Growing Up the Internet

From the On Being site on this episode: “When Tiffany Shlain thinks of her favorite quote from naturalist John Muir, she thinks of the internet: “When you tug at a single thing in the universe, you find it’s attached to everything else.” As a filmmaker and founder of the Webby Awards — the “Oscars of the internet” — she is committed to reframing technology as an expression of the best of what humanity is capable, with all the complexity that entails. With her young family, she has helped popularize the practice of the “tech shabbat” — 24 unplugged hours each week. Her perspective on our technology-enhanced lives is ultimately a purposeful and enriching one: the internet is our global brain, towards which we can apply all the wisdom we are gaining about the brains in our heads and the character in our lives.”

’40 Percent Rule’

“When your mind is telling you you’re done, you’re really only 40 percent done.” A Navy SEAL lesson told by Jesse Itzler.

Techies

Techies Project

Techies is a portrait project focused on sharing stories of tech employees in Silicon Valley. The projects covers subjects who tend to be underrepresented in the greater tech narrative. This includes (but is not limited to) women, people of color, folks over 50, LGBT, working parents, disabled, etc.

The project has two main goals: to show the outside world a more comprehensive picture of people who work in tech, and to bring a bit of attention to folks in the industry whose stories have never been heard, considered or celebrated. Helena Price believes storytelling is a powerful tool for social impact and positive change.

Totally impressed. And, I wish it will grow beyond Silicon Valley. Read the original post introducing the project over on Medium.

The Good Times Experiment

“Too often we apply metrics — that are frankly bullshit — to our lives: job status, money, flash cars, holidays, blah blah blah. This experiment reminded me that there are more effective indicators for success, by simply keeping a weekly list of ‘good times’.”

Last week during a conversation Ian Sanders mentioned his Good Times Experiment. Each week he makes a list — headed ‘Good Times’ — where he scribbles down all the good things that have happened. Some weeks the list runs to over 30 ; other weeks just to 15 or 16. Some days heI writes nothing down, other days there’ll be a rush of experiences all in one go.

What’s the point of this exercise? The point is = the importance of noticing. I think, I’ll join Ian in this experiment. You?

Stash Phone-Wallet

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Stash: a beautifully simple phone wallet. Designed and handcrafted in Los Angeles.

TILLFÄLLE Cabinet

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Liking this new sliding door cabinet by IKEA. (I’d totally change the color of the sliding doors, but loving the shape)

The Growing Pains of Deaf Musician

Hardship can either brake you or make you. This is the story behind the sign language musician Signmark. Beautiful CreativeMornings talk from our Helsinki chapter.

Self-Motivation

Want more motivation? Take this counterintuitive lesson from the Marines.

What time is it?

Matters

This watch is a beautiful reminder that the most important moment we have is NOW.

Fear

“What about fear? Originals feel fear, too. They’re afraid of failing, but what sets them apart from the rest of us is that they’re even more afraid of failing to try. They know you can fail by starting a business that goes bankrupt or by failing to start a business at all. They know that in the long run, our biggest regrets are not our actions but our inactions. The things we wish we could redo, if you look at the science, are the chances not taken.”
Adam Grant

The surprising habits of original thinkers

Adam Grant shares why great innovators procrastinate, feel doubt and fear and have bad ideas.

Friday Link Pack

My Year in Startup Hell, by Dan Lyons (via)

– I probably will never use this but fun idea: Sayable allows you to send a link with an easy to remember phrase (via)

– This Glue Gun Pin is so stinking adorable!

When Friends Are ‘Like Family’

– I keep coming back to the modular Brickbox Shelving system. One day, I’ll furnish a room with it. One day.

30 Things You Can Get Squeaky Clean with a Toothbrush

– This made me laugh: The World’s First Denim Drone Delivery. Also, love the ethos and values behind Hiut Denim Co. In an ideal world I’d only buy products that are created by people with values I believe in. David and his team are that.

– Instagram and the Cult of the Attention Web: How the Free Internet is Eating Itself

– I have one of these Monstera plants in my home and it makes me ridiculously happy.

Magnetic Kitchen Accessories.

– I want this sweater in my size: Fox on a bike with clouds.

– The Cactus Pillow made me chuckle.

I am a scientist. Neil deGrasse Tyson speaking on whether he is an atheist or not.

– I’d be ok checking things off on this to-do-list notepad by Rifle?

– There is something beautiful about a classic water carafe.

re.bin is a clever simple recycling bin.

– Designer turns a Mondrian painting into a playable Pong game. Fun.

– You can now watch 99U talks with their new Apple TV App.

Eerie compilation of deep sea creatures with unusual eyes.

– The new Philodendron Monstera Leaf Tattly by French watercolor artist Vincent Jeannerot is my new favorite. Buy one before end of day Sunday and you might be the winner of this beautiful print.

– Supercool job alert: The Whitney Museum in NYC is looking to hire a Web Developer.

The Economy of Generosity

The above video is me asking the 600 people CreativeMornings NYC audience at our most recent event to support CreativeMornings and its volunteers.

I am being told on a daily basis that the business model I have set CreativeMornings up on, is bound to fail. CreativeMornings is fueled and can grow because of the generosity of companies that believe in this creative community, our global partners Mailchimp, Freshbooks and Shutterstock. And, only for the second time in 7.5 years, we are asking our community for help.

I believe in the economy of generosity and that it can sustain an organization like CreativeMornings. If you do too, show your support, over on our CreativeMornings Kickstarter.

We reached our goal yesterday, which means we can secure a venue for our Organizer summit, but now, we need to raise money for AV equipment, chairs, food etc. Support the volunteers that put on thousands of events every year. It all will come back to you, in form of even better CreativeMornings events in your local city.

Generosity

“Being a giver is not good for a 100-yard dash, but it’s valuable in a marathon.”
Adam Grant

What to do with that half onion?

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Ever wonder what to do with that left-over half onion? Here’s a way to keep it fresh. Made me chuckle.

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Multi Spot Bedding

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Loving the polka dot bedding you can get over on castle.