Confetti Balloons

confettiballoon

Everything is better with a Jumbo Clear Confetti balloon by Knot and Bow.

High Definition Macro Videos of Chemical Reactions

Yan Liang‘s macro videos of chemical reactions are nothing short of breathtaking. See more over on Laughing Squid. Yay science!

Food Huggers

FOod Hugger

Food Huggers are silicone ‘food hats’ designed to save that half of a lemon or an apple you don’t want to throw away. The Avocado Foodhugger alone is a total winner, no? foodhuggers.com

Nobody Knows What The Hell They Are Doing

“… The real trick to producing great work isn’t to find ways to eliminate the edgy, nervous feeling that you might be swimming out of your depth. Instead, it’s to remember that everyone else is feeling it, too. We’re all in deep water. Which is fine: it’s by far the most exciting place to be.”

Nobody Knows What The Hell They Are Doing, by Oliver Burkeman

Values

“To be mature you have to realize what you value most. It is extraordinary to discover that comparatively few people reach this level of maturity. They seem never to have paused to consider what has value for them. They spend great effort and sometimes make great sacrifices for values that, fundamentally, meet no real needs of their own. Perhaps they have imbibed the values of their particular profession or job, of their community or their neighbors, of their parents or family. Not to arrive at a clear understanding of one’s own values is a tragic waste. You have missed the whole point of what life is for.”

- Eleanor Roosevelt

(via Gretchen Rubin’s Newsletter)

Friday Link Pack (on Sunday)

- When to Delegate? Try the 70% Rule

- Babies cracking up at ripping paper compilation.

- Big Hero 6 Trailer.

- First animated New Yorker cover. Go Christoph Niemann!

- Dice Furniture changes shape when you roll it.

- Lampersand. Get it?

- A ball stand? I had no idea this exists.

- Lobster claws. Who doesn’t want to be a lobster on Halloween?

- This Should Only Take a Minute or Four, Probably

- What Went Wrong After DailyCandy’s $125 Million Sale

- Architects design cat shelters.

- The Most Important Skill for Great Leaders? Trustworthiness.

- Boah. What It’s Like to Fly Aboard a Singapore Airlines A380 in the Über Fancy Suites Class

- Sunday Pleasure – Having fun with paper

- Would a Different Job Make You a Different Parent?

- Email Marketing Best Practices: 20 Tips for Dramatically Better Emails, by Jimmy Dali (via)

- Although these stunning images might look like the work of Photoshop magic, photographer Robert Bösch captured them for the Swiss mountaineering brand Mammut by carefully coordinating an entire team of mountaineers on the snowy Alps.

- Using looks of ‘sticky’ bookmarks? Why not create miniature scenes while doing so?

- A System For Email Productivity, by George Kao (keep coming back to this one)

- “You are pure potential in Manhattan, limitless, you are making yourself every day.” Find your Beach, by Zadie Smith (via)

- “Starting a successful startup is similar to having kids in that it’s like a button you push that changes your life irrevocably.” Paul Graham

- The Brooklyn Botanic Garden team is looking to hire a part-time web developer.

Resist The Presence

“Hurrying and delaying are alike ways of trying to resist the present.”
- Alan Watts

on the art of timing and the pleasure of presence

Dandelion Objet d’Art

Dandelion

This Dandelion, frozen in time, made me look.

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Aspirational

ASPIRATIONAL from Matthew Frost on Vimeo.

(via Kottke)

Friday Link Pack

- How to teach meditation to kids. Also, check out Gabrielle’s Bernstein Beginners Guide to Meditation.

- This sleeping bear butter dish made me smile.

- Urban Tricycle.

- Old-school NYC Subway poster. I’d hang it.

- Audrey Hepburn wearing Valentino on the set of Charade.

- Newest A Book Apart book is by Mike Monteiro titled You’re My Favorite Client.

- This infographic on our world’s population and its city density difference is fascinating. (via BB)

- A Golden Age of Design, by Rob Walker

- Animals with weapons

- 3D Printed Lamp Shades.

- Wow! You can take a Guy Kawasaki Skillshare class. Impressive.

- The Monocle Guide to Good Business

- One of Many Photo Essays make me happy. Latest installment: Denver Edition.

- I want pretty much everything in this store. Also, hand-made in Brooklyn FTW!

- I agree with Joanna: Lena Dunham gives great advice.

- Discovered Quip today, thanks to this tweet. Wow, Quip might be just the productivity app I didn’t know I was missing.

- The Modern Craftsman’s Guide: Work with Dignity, by Sam Spurlin

- “Hurrying and delaying are alike ways of trying to resist the present.” The Art of Timing: Alan Watts on the Perils of Hurrying and the Pleasures of Presence

- A few months ago I gave a talk at 99u. I worked hard for it.

- From the author of the bestselling children’s book Go the Fuck to Sleep comes a sequel of sorts: You Have to Fucking Eat.

- Team Tattly is hiring a Head of Wholesale.

Ask More Questions

Aks more questions

Hand printed poster by Anthony Burrill – a daily reminder to stay curious. Framed in Portland in a black matte metal frame.

3 Rules for Emailing a Busy Person

Never Forget To…

Enjoy the process

Never forget to enjoy the process. No matter what you do. Beautiful lettering work by Sean Tulgetske, who I’ve just discovered thanks to this stunning Charity Water Mural.

Net Neutrality Pins

Net Neutrality Pins

Show your support for a free and open internet by buying Tumblr’s Net Neutrality Pin and putting small holes in your shirt. You’ll be making a stand against internet slow lanes and look good doing it. Well done, Dan Blackman!

(I already have one and love it!)

Make Your Mark

Make your Mark

I can’t wait to get my hands on 99u’s latest book: Make Your Mark, a business book for makers, not managers. (I just pre-ordered a copy!) If you’re not familiar with 99u books, I recommend you check them out. The first two volumes are Manage your day-today and Maximize your potential. Continuously impressed by what 99u puts out!

It’s A Month

This giant calendar called It’s A Month made me laugh! Totally backing this Kickstarter. Well done, Dave!

♥ / Elmastudio WordPress Themes

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Lost GoPro

I just had chills when my studiomate Bas told me the story of the above video. What you see is the footage of his GoPro that he lost 1.5 years ago while filming this Like Knows Like video.

The GoPro fell off Kelsey’s surfboard and waited over a year on the ocean floor to be discovered by a young scuba diver called Carlo Fezzi. Carlo posted a still from the movie on Instagram, someone recognized the guy and tagged him. And just like that, the internet came to the rescue!

I am simply amazed that the camera held up all this time. Quite a testament to their quality. The GoPro marketing team should be all over this story!

I love the internet so much.

Cheap Art

cheap art

Here’s an interesting new project by the folks of Krrb: Cheap Art features local classifieds dedicated to buying and selling artwork priced under $1,000. The idea is based off the Bread and Puppet Cheap Art Manifesto. The folks behind Cheap Art believe art should be available to everyone, not just the privileged. The ‘Cheap’ in ‘Cheap Art’ is not meant to degrade the value of art but rather celebrate the everyday consumption of it. They believe walls don’t need to be decorated with mass-produced prints from Ikea, but rather original works created by our neighbors. Check it out: buycheapart.com

A Tale of Two Bridges

With thousands of bridges in New York State deemed structurally deficient, there are two choices: repair or rebuild. The 60-year-old Tappan Zee Bridge and the Brooklyn Bridge are the latest examples. Read the story.

(via organized wonder)

Seatylock

Seatylock

Seatylock is a bike seat that doubles as a bike lock. Brilliant.

(via Jonny)

Play House

bungalow play home

The Land of Nod folks keep coming out with the coolest stuff for kids. They never cease to impress me. Check out this Bungalow Play Home. My kids would go nutty over this.

The Dancing Traffic Light

As a NYC mom, concerned about my kids’ street safety, I love the dancing traffic light concept. And how surprising that this is an idea by smart, the car company.

(via)