Deuce Pitcher/Watering Can

This pitcher / watering can is a beauty.

What 99% looks like

“Shun the non-believers and ship your work.”
– Seth Godin

What 99% looks like

A Good Photograph…

“A good photograph is knowing where to stand.”
– Ansel Adams

More quotes on Photography

Concrete Bowl

This Concrete Bowl won my heart. (I am feeling a slight obsession for all things concrete coming on.)

Stack Trays

These stacked trays are beautiful.

Vintage Film Posters


I just got completely lost in the archives of Posteritati, a New York movie poster gallery that also has an online store featuring more than 40,000 posters. Nice find, Jason!

Desktop Letter Board

Love this playful desktop letter board. Oh, the possibilities.

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Questions To Get To Know Someone

This post has LOTS of questions that help you get to know someone. Here are three that caught my eye:

What have you created that you are most proud of?

What do you value in a friendship?

What question do you always want to ask people but don’t have the courage to ask?

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Art of Government

“The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest.”
– Thomas Jefferson, 1774

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Rubber Band Gun

Rubber Band Gun. My kids would love this.

Bowl and Colander Set

A colander that comes with a bowl. Smart.

Toio

Toio, Sony’s new toy for kids is designed to inspire a future generation of robotics engineers.

I Feel You Cat

Totally feeling this cat.

Friday Link Pack

Need proof that you should never give up on your dream? Here you go! Yep, it made me sob.

– 60 prompt cards with ideas and questions to help us to find confidence and battle against timidity.

– I want to hang this figure it out banner everywhere. Especially my kids’ rooms.

This commercial featuring the iconic blue IKEA bag is pretty poetic.

A Chrome extension that always redirects Amazon to smile.amazon.com so you give with every purchase. (via)

Relationship advice, distilled from 700+ older people

– A NYC style pour over coffee maker. Made me laugh.

– My daughter would love this rainbow-panda pencil pouch.

Saddest phone ever lapel pin.

– This work table!

– Serve milk for your coffee in style with this ceramic beauty.

– Always coming back to this classic stool/side table. One day I will own one.

– Truly interesting read on morning routines

– Now this is a refreshing way to deal with ants.

– David Shrigley Be nice tea towel.

– Couldn’t help but giggle seeing these ear buds.

How to preserve your herbs so they stay fresh longer

This Twitter account keeps making me laugh. I want to hug the person that is the Photoshop wizzard behind it all.

– Change may be inevitable. But our relationship to change can be better or worse. We can use change well or we can be baffled and distressed by change. We can grow or diminish. This essay explores the four key problems that can occur around change – and what we can do about them.

– Here’s your chance to give a 7 minute talk at the August CreativeMornings in NYC. Apply by June 20th.

– Tattly got a shout-out for some of the pride designs in the NYTimes Style Section yesterday! Here is the entire pride collection.

Zjup Shoe Rack

This unusual, wall-mounted shoe rack made me look.

Handkerchiefs

My dad used fabric handkerchief all his life. Still does. They weren’t as design-y as this one or this one though. Are handkerchiefs having a comeback?

Wherever You Are

“Wherever you are, make sure you’re there.” 
— Dan Sullivan

Advice vs Feedback

“What advice does anyone have for me?”

How one little word makes all the difference in unlocking honest feedback. I need to remember and apply this.

How To Have A Good Conversation

We too often imagine that ‘good conversations’ are things we fall into out of luck. According to the School of Life it’s far from it, knowing how to have a good conversation is a skill that can be learnt – and here are the beginning of the rules.

Shape Shifting Pasta

MIT researchers designed a shape-shifting pasta that looks like a flat sheet when it’s dry but will transform into an array of interesting shapes when placed in water.They say this flat-packed pasta is cheaper to package and ship.

Ansel Adams and the Golden Ratio

Ansel Adams is one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century, and photographer Elliot McGucken may have discovered a reason why. While viewing some of Adams’ public domain work, McGucken realized the presence of the golden ratio in the compositions. Read more.

Michael Bierut: How To Design a Library

I could listen to Michael Bierut talking about his craft all day long. If you enjoyed the above talk, you might also want to watch his CreativeMornings talk from a few years back.

Ed Sheeran Carpool Karaoke

I love carpool karaoke so much. This one with Ed Sheehan made me smile.