This lovely rug was inspired by the historic making technique of colonial American braided rugs. It is made to order from natural undyed wool in Rhode Island.
Big thanks to Kosmosphaera for sponsoring my blog and RSS Feed this week.
“Kosmosphaera” are oversized, beautiful glass marbles made in Switzerland by a team of Swiss artist and designers: Valérie, Jodoc, both form Lausanne’s prestigious art school, ECAL and Matteo Gonet an impressively talented glassmaker. Each marble is handmade in Basel, Switzerland, and weighs an impressive 13kg (28lbs). Each marble is completely unique and numbered. Want a custom one? Just ask! Or simply want to see them up close? Check out images on Instagram or see them live during the following exhibitions:
Château de Vullierens, Mobilab Art Gallery, Switzerland, June 1-19
Hublot Polo Gold Cup, Gstaadt, Switzerland, August 16-21
London Design Fair, booth L10 sept 22-25
Hey product tweeps: What software do you use for product/roadmap planning?
— Tina Roth Eisenberg (@swissmiss) June 17, 2016
Do you run a product company? What software do you use to plan your product roadmap? Care to share in a comment below or in a reply to the above Tweet? Thank you!
Octopus is an icon-based watch that teaches kids good habits and the concept of time. Smart.
Designer Sebastian Bergne was asked to design a soap dish and after much thought decided to redesign the soap instead: The Ring Soap doesn’t need a soap dish and it stays dry. Brilliant! Plus, it looks beautiful.
When G and I got married a long time ago, we didn’t want ‘stuff’. We wanted art. We bluntly asked our family and friends to contribute to an ‘art fund’ that would allow us to buy art for our new home. We got checks and cash. It was awkward. But hey, we did end up purchasing beautiful art!
I wish Tendr already existed. Tendr takes the awkwardness out of giving money. Imagine if Paperless Post and Venmo had a baby. Yep, that’s Tendr. Have an occasion you’re raising money for and asking family and friends to contribute? Use Tendr. Really good people behind this service!
My favorite part is that every time you use their service, send a beautifully designed card to send someone money, the artist that designed the card gets a generous cut of the service fee. Just like Tattly, Tendr believes in supporting artists. YES!
Fellow New Yorkers, my friends are organizing a Human Rainbow to span the Brooklyn Bridge today to mourn the victims of the Orlando mass shooting. Dress monochromatic, in one bright rainbow color and show up at the middle of the Brooklyn Bridge at 6.30pm. TODAY! Yes to Human Rainbows and love.
I love to cook with cast iron pans but have never seen this type of shape. I’d give it a loving home.
An IKEA museum is scheduled to open at the end of this month inside the building that housed the company’s first ever store. I’d visit.
Nobody told me but apparently being in your 40s means all of the feels all the time. So, I am proudly wearing my Adam J.K Feelings Pin.
Use Slack with your teams? Have a sense of humor? Then you might want to consider using Scorebot: It turns your everyday Slack conversations a competition. Once you /invite Scorebot to a channel it will listen for Slack reactions (emoji) to be used. When Scorebot sees a Slack reaction it will give that person points! Made me smile.