Son Lux: Change is Everything

Impressive music video for the lead single from Son Lux’s upcoming album Bones.

Friday Link Pack

Gravity from Clemens Wirth on Vimeo.

– Great read by David Hieatt for anyone running a company: Competition is a fact of life.

– Throwing a party anytime soon? Check out Oh Happy Day’s brand new online party shop.

Moon Floor Mat. Supercool.

– Impressive how Poppin has become the place to completely furnish your office, no longer just desk items.

– Did you know you could use Vodka to cure stinky feet, clean your eye glasses or you can use it to make a perfect bendable icepack? There’s more.

– Some really useful, simple writing tips. (via)

– I think we need a few of these plant holders for our new office space. Supercool.

– I wouldn’t mind calling this Farmhouse Reclaimed Walnut Cutting Board my own.

Download 55 Free Online Literature Courses: From Dante and Milton to Kerouac and Tolkien

Ray Bradbury on Storytelling, friendship, and why he never learned to drive: A lost vintage interview

– Keep coming back to this mini documentary of Oliver Jeffers, by the talented Mac Premo.

– The Fermi Paradox — Where Are All The Aliens? (via)

This inventive strap uses your body’s own tension to keep your spine in a healthy position while sitting.

Kickstarter is about to launch in Germany. How exciting.

– These Fruit Notepads made me chuckle.

– Currently one of my favorite design blogs: Ignant.

Designer keychain.

– It’s a stool – it’s a side table: Flip Around Chair

– An inflatable Pizza Slice Float! YES!

The craziest thing we can do is nothing. Sean Tulgetske design for Tattly Does Good. 80% of the proceeds of this Tattly purchase go to Charity Water. Makes me happy.

– Toca Boca in Brooklyn is looking to find a Design Director.

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CreativeMornings: John Forté

In this beautiful CreativeMornings talk, former Fugees band member, John Forté shares his story, from his humble beginnings, to his successes, his 7 years in jail and to where he is now. This is the first time we had a musician perform on stage at one of our New York events. For me, it’s been one of the most magical CreativeMornings I had the chance to experience to date.

(Big thank you to the AV team at Google in providing Ben with some extra awesome footage for this video)

Connection

“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.”

Brené Brown

Piano Chords

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I would mind to hanging this Piano Chords Canvas Poster on my walls.

Design Matters

Design Matters

The wonderful Debbie Millman, force behind the Design Matters podcast has relaunched her website. It’s never been easier to find the gems in her huge archive of conversations with key players in the broader world of creative culture. Check it out: Design Matters

Pastello Draw Act

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“Here’s your crayon-helmet and your crayon-rollers-skates”, now go draw. What a fun project by Mathery Studio!

A spider’s heART.

A spider’s heART is a kid’s artbook for adults. And vice versa.

Anacleto Coat Hanger

Anacleto Coat Hanger

Superminimal and sculptural coat hanger by Paolo Cappello. Beautiful.

Friday Link Pack



You’re wondering what this video is about? Read the post that goes with it by Meg Lewis: I’m Not a Robot! I’m a Human Female Who Loves To Dance.So much respect!

Food color gradients!

– Julien de Casabianca brings paintings of anonymous figures out of museums and onto the streets. Love this!

– Wow! Respect to Audi for flipping the womens driver stereotype on its head. (via @IamAnneFleming)

– I bought this Liquid Leather Jacket by Clara Sun Woo yesterday and don’t want to take it off, ever again. Neat fact: The designer is my friend and neighbor. I own a dozen of her pieces and am totally ok that her line is slowly but surely taking over my closet.

– This guest house is a dream.

– What a beautifully old-school looking radio.

– How to play the Jaw Harp.

– So many valuable and spot on public speaking tips.

– Brooklyn-based photographer Will Ellis has been documenting eerie abandoned locales in New York City in his ongoing photo series Abandoned NYC.

Apple hack. (The snack kind, not computers)

– I love that our Friends Work Here studio manager Hayley got to model for Joanna: How to Give Yourself a One-Second Makeover

– If you’re a pen-and-paper kind of person when it comes to planning your day to day, the passion planner might be your thing. (If digital is your thing, try my web based to-do app TeuxDeux.)

– A Tattly Mother’s Day gift Guide.

– Team Digg is looking to hire a Product Designer.

Make a Seat The Table For An Apprentice

The idea of “every company needing to make a seat at the table for an apprentice” really stopped me in my tracks. Switzerland has an apprentice system in place for young folks that don’t want to go to college and the USA is really lacking a similar track in my opinion.

EI is a project inspired by Victor Saad’s Leap Year Project, a self-made MBA he completed in 2012. Check out more at The Leap Year Project. And here’s where you can watch Victor Saad’s CreativeMornings talk.

Why You Turn Up

You turn up because of the people around you.

You know, the ones with common interests and sense of ambition.

The ones who want to invent new things and do old things better.

The ones whose distortion of reality present challenges that stretch you.

The ones who give you freedom to do things differently.

The ones you trust not to drop the ball (there are no ball droppers here).

You even turn up for the ones who grate on you (they’re also brilliant).

You turn up because the people around you value what you do.

They believe in you and give you what you need.

Together you create something more than a job.

Don’t settle for anything less.

This Medium Post by Dom Goodrum, Head of Percolate Design perfectly describes why I started my co-working space Friends ( formerly Studiomates).

(Thanks Amrit)

Dangerous Popsicles

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Dangerous Popsicles are a collection of weird shaped popsicles inspired by cacti and life-threatening bacteria/viruses.

Ladislav Sutnar: Visual Design in Action

Graphic design book nerds unite: Out of print for decades, Visual Design in Action is one of the most beautiful books on modern graphic design. Written and designed by Ladislav Sutnar and published in 1961, it has been called a “lost milestone” and a “treasure.” This Kickstarter by Designers & Books is bringing it back.

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Dirt Pattern

Dirt pattern material

Dirt Pattern Material is a camouflage pattern made from a selection of the most common stains from everyday life: A scratched mosquito bite, a forgotten leaking pen. A picnic in the grass, a derailed bike chain. A hot dog accident, a broken nose.

Made me smile.

How To Connect With Anyone

Studies say that 4 minutes of uninterrupted eye contact can increase intimacy.

Snail Mail Stamp

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I love this snail mail stamp.

To All Tired New Parents

“For every tired, overworked, bitter parent who tells you how much you won’t get done when you have kids, there’s a parent like John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats, who talks about cradling his son in one arm, and picking out melodies on the piano with the other. Or George Saunders, who stole time from his office job for seven years to write the stories that would become CivilWarLand In Bad Decline. Or any number of moms and dads who make it work and make the work. They are out there. Find them. Hang out with them. Ask them how they do it. Let them be your role models.”

On writing post-fatherhood, by Austin Kleon

(via Chris Glass)

Friday Link Pack

Former CreativeMornings COO Kevin Huynh is a man of many talents. This is what he does when he is bored at an airport. Wow.

– Wow! The elevators of 1 World Trade Center show an animated time lapse that recreates the development of NYC’s skyline:

– A shoe that is able to adjust to a child’s growing foot.

– Stunning: Thin sheets of glass are arranged in gorgeous spiraling forms.

Sit. Feast on your life.

– Job related emails exchange gone love story.

– Everything will be ok. Comfort pocket box with sleeping fox.

– Great gift for kids: World Map Cushion.

Agile Domain Search is a beautifully designed domain name generator. Definitely helpful if you’re looking for that perfect startup name or domain.

– Interesting read: How Tall Can A Mountain Actually Be?

Bikestock kiosks are 24/7 accessible, self-service bicycle repair hubs for riders on the move.

– Kitchen Science: Use Peeps To Calculate The Speed Of Light

Daily Overview uses satellite photography to artistically show the places where humans have most impacted the landscape of the planet. Definitely following their Instagram.

– 6 online sites that will teach you to code.

The charm of hotels.

– Great read: 7 habits of highly effective teams

– YES! Pizza Towel! Of course!

Noon Pacific releases a weekly mixtape of the best music – every Monday at noon, Pacific time.

– Tattly Does Good: 80% of this Electric Guitar Tattly design by Julia Rothman will go directly to VH1 Save the Music Foundation, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education in America’s public schools.

– Spark No.9 in NYC is looking for a design intern.

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Trust

“You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don’t trust enough.”
– Frank Crane

Analog Memory Desk

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YES! This analog memory desk made me smile. I want one.