Rebel Wisdom

Rebel Wisdom by SHutterstockShutterstock-CM3

Shutterstock, our official CreativeMornings partner for visual inspiration, created a set of beautifully illustrated posters based on CreativeMornings talk quotes. They totally made me smile. See them all here.

Upside Down Russian Home

Upside down home

A russian home built completely upside down. Made me smile.

(via Ted)

F1 Pit Stop Ballet 

Watch Ferrari’s F1 pit crew do a pit stop in a bit over two seconds. Crazy impressive.

Baby Bottle Holder

Baby Bottle Holder

Wish I would have gotten my hands on this Baby Bottle Holder when my little ones were tiny! Smart!

Cosmic Tote

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This limited edition Cosmic Tote made me look. Love to discover more and more products made in the USA! YAY!

Anger

He who angers you conquers you.
- Elizabeth Kenny

Saprotrophs, Mesophiles, Psychrophiles and More…

growth thingy

Melissa Easton’s blog is one of my favorite corners of the internet. She always manages to dig up some interesting finds, celebrating the seemingly mundane, just like these Saprotrophs, Mesophiles and Psychrophiles.

Find A Way

“We will either find a way or make one.”
– Hannibal

Sunlight Pills

sunlight pills

I think we could all use some Sunlight Pills just about now. Which ones would you like? Bahamas, Seychelles or BoraBora?

(Waving to you Australia! Enjoy that summer!)

Smiling Cloud Pillow

Cloud Pillow

This Smiling Cloud Pillow wins. Totally ordering one for my couch.

Could You Close that Door, One More Time?

I love it when people question and re-invent something that is seemingly not broken, i.e. the mechanics of a door. Congrats Austria based Klemens Torggler for this stunning door concept.

Dropmark

dropmark

Dropmark is one of the few services I use daily and that I could not do without. So, I figured I’d share again. It’s a super simple cloud-based collaboration tool. Do you ever do research and save a bunch of links or images? Dropmark helps you with that! You can easily organize what you found and invite colleagues to view and collaborate privately, or share your content with the world. I use Dropmark in my search for new Tattly artists, research toys for my kids, bookmark recipes, to save my favorite YouTube videos and to share design mock-ups.

What do you use Dropmark for?

Andrew Neyer

Andrew Neyer

I need to hang this print by Andrew Neyer above my computer so I remember to drink water throughout the day. Oh, healthy habits…

#toomuchcoffee

The 3 C’s of Leadership

“The three C’s of leadership are consideration, caring, and courtesy. Be polite to everyone.”
— Brian Tracy

(via this collection of leadership quotes)

♥ / Craig Frazier

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

How to make pretty good illustrations.

Craig Frazier is featured in the first video of the Worker Series. See his five-minute answer to the question “what’s with the knife?”


(Interested in sponsoring a week of my RSS feed, learn more here.)

Bill Cunningham | Whiteout

Men, get over yourselves, buy boots.

(Thanks Jen)

Kale Salad with Pecorino and Walnuts

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This Kale Salad recipe by Smitten Kitchen is so good I had to make it two days in a row. I am raving about Kale!? I guess, I am a real Brooklynite now.

(Thanks for the tip, Jason!)

Friday Link Pack

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- Nicholas Felton’s Reporter app launched today. If you’re into data, personal data, this is for you. I want to download it just for the App icon alone. A beauty.

- True facts that sound false

- Sammy Screamer is a cute little movement sensor that’s controlled by your smartphone. Protect that cookie jar! :)

- Who says archival boxes have to look boring?

- I want one of these with my age. Why stop at 6?

- How Brooklyn Neighborhoods Got Their Names

- How do trees survive winter? This episode of Minute Earth explains.

- ‘Secret’ is a stream of anonymous posts. Wow. (via)

- Long Read: How the Brain Creates Personality: A New Theory (via)

- New York is about success. Maybe that’s why it’s no longer the world’s cultural capital. MOBY on why he left NYC.

- Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad on Storytelling with Sound. If you don’t listen to Radiolab yet, go here.

- This Tattly Hack made me smile.

- Pay It Forward: Why Generosity Is The Key To Success, by Sean Blanda

- These photos took my breath away: Portraits of the world’s remotest tribes

- Here’s your chance to join Team Tattly and become friends with Sheila the Dog. We are hiring a Head of Wholesale.

The Challenge of Leadership

“The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.”
— Jim Rohn

(via this collection of leadership quotes)

Heart of Gold

Heart of Gold

Gold foil stamp heart poster by Bethany Lesko. Beautiful.

The Great Discontent Magazine

The fine folks behind The Great Discontent, Tina and Ryan Essmaker are taking the plunge; they are making what started as a side-project their fulltime gig. I am *so* supporting that! Join me in backing their Kickstarter?

MOO Cards

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I remember what a hassle and expense it was to get business cards printed when I got my first design job in 1999. How the world has changed! MOO has completely redefined the landscape of business cards and notecards for that matter. They have made rich looking, full-color printed business cards affordable and accessible for anyone. I get so many compliments when I hand out my CreativeMornings card (see above). I love my cards so much, that we teamed up with MOO to send all of them a set of CreativeMornings Luxe Business Cards. Needless to say, the surprise was a success.

But my love for MOO goes beyond just the beauty and affordability of their cards. It’s the level of detail they put into everything they do. If you have ever received a MOO package you know what I am talking about. From the YAY sticker on the outside to the beautiful (!) business card box they come in. MOO cares. They care about good design. They care about delighting the customer. Consider me a fan.

moo.com

Lucid Mirror

Lucid Mirrow Adam Frank

I happend to stumble upon Adam Frank’s Lucid Mirror at NYNOW and it took my breath away. It’s a stunning décor mirror that places luminous 3D sunrays illuminating clouds behind the plane of the reflective surface. Viewers can ‘touch’ the illusion with their reflected image.

The above image doesn’t do it justice. It’s magical. Believe me.

Shape Boards

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Shape Boards by Brooklyn based Bower are equal parts cutting boards and art. The blank side is a cutting board surface, and the painted side is decorative, painted to give the illusion of a 3D geometric shape. They can either hang on your wall of rest on it’s edge. They’re available in different shapes, sizes and types of wood.

Shape Boards are most definitely my favorite find of walking the NYNOW Gift Show yesterday, currently happening in NYC.