Google Year in Search 2016

An annual video reviewing the top Google searches of 2016.

Friday Link Pack

The Maggie Doyne’s of the world give me hope. Reposting this talk again, to remind myself of the good in the world, in a terribly confusing time.

Five Leadership Hacks

Which camera shoots the best JPEGs?

To the First Lady, With Love

Go here and then scroll (doesn’t work on mobile). Beautiful.

– America’s most common Christmas-related injuries, in charts

How to Shovel Snow Without Hurting Your Back Using Ordinary Rope and a Snow Shovel

LitKnitBits is a social business that buys knitted goods from grannies who live at a risk of poverty or simply live a very lonely life in their old age but like to knit.

Zadie Smith Answers the Proust Questionnaire

The year in photos 2016

The Lighthouse – beautiful black and white stop motionn by Simon Scheiber.

Tips for getting more responses to your emails. (via)

– All of the ugly Christmas Jumpers. (Thanks Marta)

– Oooooh! Shiny FieldNotes!

– Love this printable, circular calendar.

HeyWow creates personalised, stylishly designed picture books for kids feature their name & photo on every page.

– This is BEAUTIFUL: Artist Spray Paints Colorful Tiles on Floors of Abandoned Buildings

The happiest people in the world define what makes them that way

Self-Control Is Just Empathy With Your Future Self (via)

– OMG! Imagine coming home to this every night?

– THIS! Two kinds of winning

– “We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” – Elie Wiesel

Tattly subscription is the gift that keeps on giving. And, if you’re super last minute, there’s always a digital gift certificate. Instant gift!

Porcelain Nesting Bowls

Porcelain nesting bowls

Beautiful nesting bowls by urbancartel.

Feather Star

Els Van Den Eijnden managed to film the bizarre swimming motions of a feather star in Thailand.


“Tyranny does not begin with violence; it begins with the first gesture of collaboration. Its most enduring crime is drawing decent men and women into its siege of truth.”

– Evan Osnos, When Tyranny Takes Hold

(via Caterina Fake)

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Help Aleppo

Help Aleppo

The news coming out of Aleppo is ripping my heart into pieces. Here are seven real things you can do right now to help.


“We should spare ourselves the burden of loneliness. We are far from the only ones with this problem. Everyone is more anxious than they are inclined to tell us. Even the tycoon and the couple in love are suffering. We’ve collectively failed to admit to ourselves what we are truly like.”

A long and interesting read: Calm by Alan de Botton


Words Neon Sign


Disco Ball Cement Truck

Disco Ball Cement Truck

Thanks to French artist Benedetto Bufalino, you can now dance the night away at a construction site turned night club with the help of his new Diso Ball Cement Mixer.

NO! Poncho

NO! Poncho

This poncho expresses how feel about the current U.S. politics.

New Emojis

After a lengthy beta period, Apple finally released iOS 10.2 to the public with 104 new emojis and brand-new 3D emoji designs. The above video shows every new emoji appearing for the first time. I am personally very excited about the bacon and avocado. More info on the release.

Women Who Draw

Women Who Draw Website

Women Who Draw is an open directory of female* professional illustrators, artists and cartoonists who take freelance work. YES!

Over 25,000 Paper Flowers


This stunning installation of over 25,000 colorful paper flowers by Emmanuelle Moureaux made me look.

Interesting facts about every country in the world

This video, with interesting facts about every country in the world, is *so* great!

Acts That Amplify

Ann Hamilton, Untitled (body object series, 1984–1993

This photo caught my eye. Discovered in a post over on Brain Pickings: Acts That Amplify: Ann Hamilton on Art, the Creative Value of Unproductive Time, and the Power of Not Knowing

How To Stay Married

After filming weddings for two decades, Doug Block tracks down some of the couples to get their perspective on love and marriage.

(via Bas)

When Checking My Email


This is how I feel when glancing at my inbox. Oh, email…



In a time where it’s all about the “digital likes”, we might as well hang one on our walls.

Build A New Model

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
— R. Buckminster Fuller

Drake on Cake


Drake on Cake. You’re welcome.

The Place


This must be the place.

Paper Sculptures by Li Hongbo

These paper sculptures by Li Hongbo are hurting my brain. Utterly fascinating!

Friday Link Pack

This short about absurdity made me smile.

IKEA products make love less complicated. Made me chuckle. (Going to IKEA as a couple is still the ultimate stress test, I believe)

– Yes to this minimal and beautiful bath rug.

– My friend Brian in Austin can pretty much make all of your wooden engraving drams come true. So great for branded marketing at events. Check it out. At our CreativeMornings organizer summit a few weeks ago he blew my mind with these custom made name tags.

– A curated directory of startup referral programs

Spacetime’s Slack bot helps your team keep track of time across countries and continents.

A Typewriter Orchestra! Oh my!

Copper confetti wall dots.

– 10-year-old Jordan Reeves has invented her own prosthetic arm that shoots glitter that she calls “Project Unicorn.”

You’re probably doing email introductions wrong. YES! Only double opt-in intros please.

– This collapsable silicone water bottle made me look.

Nuzzel has created a prototype feature that allows users to see the most important tweets from their friends.

– This Fence window for dogs made me smile.

The Best Movies of 2016 according to the New York Times.

Na Kim designs beautiful book covers. (via)

I need to get these for the office. How fun would it be to just randomly launch “snowballs” at my team. Yes!

CreativeMornings is hosting an online contest with Wix for you to get your original artwork printed on products. Upload an illustration, design, photograph and you’re in the running to win your very own, custom built e-commerce site. Sweet!

In times of dread, artists must never choose to remain silent. (via)

Put it here pal. I like these coasters.

– I am not a fan of calendars, but this one I would be ok with on my desk.

– A lot of my friends have a Tattly Super Set in their desk drawer at work so they can spruce up a meeting or team building moment. I always carry mine around with me and it never fails putting smiles on my friend’s faces at dinner parties.

– Do you like keeping lists and checking things off? You might enjoy my to-do app called TeuxDeux.

– “New York blends the gift of privacy with the excitement of participation…” from the book Here Is New York by E. B. White