Be Brave

Be Brave

Good daily reminder to be brave.

It All Makes Sense

It all makes sense

And all of a sudden, It All Makes Sense.

Wood Rails

wood rails

I love idea of these wood rails to of hang a large print.

Friday Link Pack

I just love James Corden. Did you see him sing carpool karaoke with Stevie Wonder?

– The founder of Squarespace, Anthony Casalena, speaks on Minimalism in the most recent episode of the CreativeMornings podcast.

A concrete chair.

– School of Life founder Alain de Botton discusses how philosophy can change your life.

– Cool: By matching pixel data with image downloads, Shutterstock has identified the latest color and design trends for 2015.

Love love love this home in Utah. Especially the giant wallpaper print in the kids room.

– Fantastic new book on color by Katie Greenwood: 100 Years of Color

This waterproof case turns your iPhone into a GoPro Camera

Dear Teacher: Heartfelt Advice for Teachers from Students (via)

– What’s not to love: Ikea is turning kids’ drawings of imaginary friends into real toys

Brooklyn Bar Menu generator. Made me laugh.

– I keep thinking it’s going to bark any minute.

– Every week, this agenda reveals an awe-inspiring fact that will help you keep your life in perspective as you plan your days.

– You’re a graphic designer? You need this book by Michael Bierut.

Want better, not more.

Choose joy.

– What an unusual, interesting looking desk.

– Emoji lovers! There’s now a physical emoji keyboard, thanks to EmojiWorks

LookTel app lets the blind identify the currency in their hand. (via)

– How Richard Scarry updated his children’s book to be more progressive and inclusive

– This man got some serious parallel parking skills.

– Photographer self-promotes by mailing out 400 action figures of himself

– Tomorrow is our grand opening of the first ever Tattly Parlor in Brooklyn. Come get sleeved up.

– Hoefler & Co. is looking to hire a Front-end Developer

A Sponge Soap Thingy


A sea sponge dipped into a shallow bath of all-natural vegetable-based glycerine soap. Lovely.

Freunde von Freunden

Freunde von Freunden

I am thrilled (and a bit stunned) that my ‘world’ is featured on Freunde von Freunden. A big thank you to Shoko Wanger and Nicole Franzen.

You Don’t Get Forever

What an incredibly moving talk: After Photojojo founder Amit Gupta was diagnosed with leukemia, the community rallied to find a very rare matching bone marrow donor. After recovering, he found himself unable to resume the life he had before, and carrying a secret that took him a year to tell the world.

Amit, so much respect and gratitude for sharing your journey.

Expert Notice Board


Love this Expert Notice Board.

Faces Sucked By Smartphone


The fascinating SUR-FAKE series by Antoine Geiger shows faces sucked by smartphones and screens. Wow.

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Acumin looks fantastic. Definitely going to use it for a project.

(via Chris)

NYC Archives
NYC Archives

I love Instagram as it is but this account is a complete treasure trove. It’s run by the NYC Department of Records collecting and preserving the history of NYC. Everyday is #ThrowbackThursday

(via Maria)

The Wisdom of Pessimism

Pessimism is generally equated with a grumpy and immature kind of mood. But Alain de Botton of the School of Life thinks it’s in fact at the origin of wisdom – and can even leave us feeling surprisingly cheerful.

Does Someone in Your Community Need a Website?

Cover pages CreativeMornings

This week, Squarespace launched Cover Pages, by far the simplest way to create a small online presence for just about anything in minutes.

To celebrate Cover Pages, CreativeMornings is running a campaign encouraging the community to create a web presence for people or organizations that should have one. Know someone in your community who could benefit from a small site? Make them a Cover Page and share their story with the world! But here’s the kicker: In the spirit of generosity, Squarespace is offering the CreativeMornings community a free year* for your Cover Page.

CreativeMornings will be featuring some of the best-ofs throughout the month of November. Get Started!

*Once you’ve signed up for a free trial, select the “Settings,” “Billing and Accounting,” and finally, “Billing.” You’ll need to enter your credit card info and the code DESIGNSOMEGOOD to receive 100% off your first year. Don’t worry, Squarespace will only charge your card when your year is up, and give you plenty of notice beforehand.


“Part of the problem seems to be that nobody these days is content to merely put their dent in the universe. No, they have to f***ing own the universe. It’s not enough to be in the market, they have to dominate it. It’s not enough to serve customers, they have to capture them.”

Fantastic (long) ready: Reconsider, by David Heinemeier Hansson.

Needs Caption

Book Thingy

This Instagram Photo needs a caption. I am weirdly intrigued.

Fonts In Use

Fonts In Use

Typography nerds, listen up! Fonts In Use is a public archive of typography indexed by typeface, format, and industry. Learn how you can contribute to the archive.

I love this!

(via Mac)

Friends Work Here

(Big thanks to the talented Bas Berkhout for the above video. And to Tory Williams for the photos used within.)

Earlier this spring I opened a new co-working space called FRIENDS in the heart of Boerum Hill Brooklyn. It is the more grown-up version of my first co-working space Studiomates which I ran out of DUMBO, Brooklyn, just a few subway stops away.

As someone who puts great emphasis on surrounding myself with people that I admire and that inspire me, this new work home has been life changing. FRIENDS is attached to the artists in residence of the Invisible Dog and Tattly, right below us on the second floor. This beautiful old factory building is bursting with creativity and generous, kind people.

We have one desk available right now. Join us?

Friday Link Pack

In her recent CreativeMornings talk Jennifer Daniel asks designers to consider the role they play within the industry and the wider community.

Typographer’s top typefaces (via)

– My friend and studiomate Josh Clark published a book: Designing for Touch

– Only 7 more days left to get in line for one of Adam J. Kurtz’s Unsolicited Advice Planners.

What a smart kid! (via)

– This made me laugh: World Leaders With Man Buns (via)

– Hooked on this cactus wall hook.

– When a new Oklahoma City food truck isn’t serving burgers at street parties, it will deliver free healthy meals to kids who are struggling with hunger.

– What a stunning retro wall clock!

Forecast looks like a great visual way to schedule your team across projects.

Good Vibes Only.

– There is something about this minimal soap dish.

– “If you don’t want things to get lost, always put them where your instinct is to put them. You don’t forget what you would always do.” Order, Disorder, and Oneself: French Polymath Paul Valéry on How to Never Misplace Anything

MUJI now offers tiny prefab houses.

Three dimensional drawings in ceramic

Paper bag. Plastic Bag. Panda Bag.

– My kids think this Taco Pillow is awesome.

Apple TV tips, tricks, shortcuts and useful settings

– Seals can find fish that they can’t see thanks to their magic Whiskers.

VICE is launching a 24h TV channel.

– I am weirdly excited about this news: A new Star Trek series is coming to CBS in January 2017

100-year old footage of artists Monet, Renoir, Rodin and Degas working and walking near their studios. (via)

– Are you a fan of the Uncharted video game? Tattly has partnered with award-winning studio Naughty Dog Inc. to bring you The Uncharted Collection Tattly Set.

– Fast Company in New York is looking to hire a Senior Digital Designer.

Pledge 1%

Impressed by Salesforce’s 1% model and hoping to find a way to implement something similar with my teams.

Revealing Portraits of Heavily Tattooed People


British photographer Alan Powdrill’s photo series features portraits of heavily tattooed people who normally cover their whole bodies.

Building Empathy

In this episode of the Brian Lehrer show Roman Krznaric talks about his experiment in enhancing empathy, the Empathy Museum, and his book Empathy: Why It Matters, and How to Get It.

Savory Dutch Baby

I only once had a Dutch Baby, but that one time left a huge impression. So happy I stumbled upon this recipe!

A Living Thing

“A business is a living thing, a confluence of energies, each of which wants to see its own self-interest served first.”

From The Republic of Tea: How an Idea Becomes a Business

(via Michael)