Look Birdy

Look Birdy is a simple photo app that makes kids look! Made me smile.

LIX a 3D Printing Pen

How stunning is this 3D printing pen? It allows you to doodle in the air! Imagine the possibilities!

UPDATE: My studiomate Jen just pointed me to another 3D printing pen already available at the MoMA Store. Different brand. Same concept.

(thank you Fredrick!)

♥ / Travel Staying In Beautiful Homes for Free

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

@SwissMiss: “How often do you come across a website that makes you jump out of your seat of excitement? I just did: Behomm is a house swap website for designers and visual artists only. The homes featured on the site are stunning, absolutely breathtaking. I am a big believer in house swaps, we do it every year with ‘friends of friends’ in Switzerland. You know: I stay at your house while you stay at my house.”

@ElleDecor: “A New Way to Travel: Behomm, an invite-only site for designers & visual artists offering home exchange worldwide.”

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Behomm is a travel revolution for creatives. A fast growing community. In 1 year we’re more than 700 members from Bali to New York. For security reasons we’re a by invitation-only community, we avoid anonymous registrations. Small homes are more than welcome. Aesthetics has nothing to do with luxury.

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Celebrate

“Celebrate what you want to see more of.”
– Tom Peters

Traffic at the world’s craziest intersection 

Watching traffic moving trough this intersection in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia makes my heart race a bit faster.

Current Status

Working Hard

Current status: working on my talk for Friday’s 99u conference.

30 Second Habit

“Immediately after every lecture, meeting, or any significant experience, take 30 seconds — no more, no less — to write down the most important points. If you always do just this, said his grandfather, and even if you only do this, with no other revision, you will be okay.”

The 30 second habit with a lifelong impact, by Robyn Scott

I Will Survive!

I willl survive

This plant pot made me laugh. (such a great idea, but sad choice of typeface)

Link Pack

– Love this: Sheep & Stitch is all about learning how to knit beautiful patterns through step-by-step videos. But its larger purpose is to bring people back to creating, to the magic of making things with their own two hands.

Are Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000 Hours of Practice Really All You Need?

– Wow! Mailchimp Merge lets you send emails directly from Google Docs and Sheets.

Endless app – brings you great hand-picked content from Wikipedia. It’ll amaze you, inspire you and stay with you forever.

10 Crucial Lessons From History’s Greatest Graphic Designers

– I know what I am trying this weekend: Brooklynite

Deskcamping: A new way for freelancers and startups to rent desk space.

– 43) If you wouldn’t say something to someone’s face, don’t say it to them on Twitter. Twitter Tips.

– Wait, what? Instagram Marshmallows?

– Wow! Google Street View Now Has a ‘Time Machine’ Feature

– Love these wooden kids plates.

– Yes, the world doesn’t need this product, but it made me laugh: Fixie Pizza Cutter

– Wonderful conversation between Brené Brown and Chase Jarvis.

Vintage Movie Archive on YouTube.

How to Take Control of a Difficult Conversation

– Sleep! The Doctor Who Coaches Athletes on Sleep

– Before you speak, THINK!

How to make ketchup!

Knitted Comfort Food. Made me laugh.

This looks like a long pom-pom gone necklace.

Duolingo lets you learn languages by dueling people around the world!

Fixed vs. Growth – the two basic mindsets that shape our lives and how to cultivate the one that predicts success

Eyebombing in Madrid.

– Colorful, washable tote bags made out of recycled materials.

– The fine folks at Harvest are looking to hire a Customer Support Person.

Noisli

Noisli

Noisli is a background noise generator ideal for working and relaxing. (Plus Text Editor for distraction-free writing with plain text and Markdown support.)

So simple. So neat.

Like Knows Like: Helena Price

The latest installment of Like Knows Like is on the wonderfully talented photographer Helena Price. Enjoy.

(Love the Jessica Hische cameo at the end.)

A Permanent Tweet

Permanent Tweet

Now your favorite Tweets can become a lasting work of art: Permanent140 immortalizes great Tweets by laser etching them onto wood or metal.

What a fun gift. Two swissmiss thumbs up.

littleBits Space Kit

Woah! littleBits just launched a Space Kit, in collaboration with NASA.

littleBits is the LEGO of electronics. It’s a library of electronic modules that snap together with magnets for prototyping, learning, and fun.

I am a fan.

Great Design Changes Us

“The issue of craft is the difference between good and great. When you go from good to great, there’s this element of delight and magic that has to happen in design… That’s where great design comes from — great design changes us. We smile, we laugh.”
– Maria Guidice

Design Matters conversation with Maria Guidice, director of product design at Facebook and author of Rise of the DEO: Leadership by Design.

(via Explore)

Stay True

Stay True Keychain

Stay True.

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

Inspired by folk art wall hangings of the late 19th century, Three Potato Four’s Home Sweet Home Banners are printed on imported Belgian linen mounted on solid birch dowels fitted with hanging waxed twine.

Amish Made Scooter

Amish SCooter

Another few days, and I’ll be scooting through Brooklyn with my very own Amish Made Scooter. Can’t wait.

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Reality vs Expectations

“Tom Walked to her apartment intoxicated by the promise of the evening. He believed that this time his expectations would align with reality.”

(500) Days of Summer, directed by Marc Webb.

Benches by Mia Cullin

Benches by Mia Cullen

This bench with adjustable seat by Swedish architect and designer Mia Cullin made me look.

Lady Gaga’s Flying Dress

Created for Lady Gaga, the Volantis is the world’s first flying dress and heralds the beginning of a new era for human flight, says one of its designers Benjamin Males.

It made me laugh.

Custom Made Hand Mosaics by Anne Derian

Mosaics, Anne Derian

Anne Dérian, an architect by trade, is the force behind these beautiful mosaic art pieces. Originally from France, Anne now lives in Berlin and does mosaics on commission basis. In times where everything is about speed, I find incredible beauty in the slowness and thoughtfulness that the mosaic process represents. I’d hire her in a heart beat.

Daily Advice

Daily Advice

Guilherme Menga created a beautiful collection of hand-lettered advice.

Sushi Slippers

Sushi Slippers

These Sushi Slippers made me laugh.