Umbra’s U Turn 3 Hook made me look. It’s a wall mounted metal hook with wood tips that swivel forward when in use.
I’d love to decorate an entire wall with my favorite books using this Conceal Vertical Book Display. Smart!
Being a dog just got a whole lot more interesting thanks to Architecture for Dogs. Made me smile.
“Pay attention to when the cart is getting before the horse. Notice when a painful initiation leads to irrational devotion, or when unsatisfying jobs start to seem worthwhile. Remind yourself pledges and promises have power, as do uniforms and parades. Remember in the absence of extrinsic rewards you will seek out or create intrinsic ones. Take into account [that] the higher the price you pay for your decisions the more you value them. See that ambivalence becomes certainty with time. Realize that lukewarm feelings become stronger once you commit to a group, club, or product. Be wary of the roles you play and the acts you put on, because you tend to fulfill the labels you accept. Above all, remember the more harm you cause, the more hate you feel. The more kindness you express, the more you come to love those you help.”
The Benjamin Franklin Effect: The Surprising Psychology of How to Handle Haters
The Lumio Book Lamp is the most magical product I have come across in a long time. When I opened it in my studio yesterday everyone went wwwoooooaaaah! It is truly stunning.
When shut, Lumio masquerades as an elegant wood hardcover book. When opened, it magically transforms into a sculptural light illuminated by a high-performing LED.
Sending a virtual hug to the inventor Max Gunawan. And just like that, Lumio has become my favorite object.
Really honored to be a mentor in this year’s Shopify Build A Business Competition. As a previous winner, it’s really wonderful to be able to connect with and help new entrepreneurs. Did you start a e-commerce business this year? Built on Shopify? Make sure to enter the competition.
And thanks to Huffington Post for this feature.
Adam J. Kurtz sent me this giant handwritten note in the mail. Can’t stop smiling.
Scott Gold and his wife visited Japan this January and beautifully documented their trip. Wish I had memories like this of my recent travels. Also, Japan, you’re beautiful.
A big thank you to Edward Tufte for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.
EDWARD TUFTE, PRESENTING DATA AND INFORMATION
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EDWARD TUFTE, BOOKS ON DATA + INFORMATION + ANALYTICAL THINKING
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The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
“A tour de force.” - John W. Tukey
“A classic. The overall intention and power of the book is stunning.” – Optical Engineering
“An incredibly beautiful, true, refined, and luscious book.” Denise Scott Brown + Robert Venturi “No other book has been so highly recommended by so many—architects, teachers, technicians, hackers, artists.” Kevin Kelly
“The Leonardo da Vinci of data.” New York Times
“This book is a knockout, straightforward, witty, packed with vivid examples.” Wired
“The world’s leading analyst of graphic information.” – - Nature
“A brilliant masterpiece. The Galileo of graphics has done it again.”
- Business Week
My cloud obsession is not slowing down. How stunning are these handmade porcelain clouds? So much YES!
“At the core of criticism, there should always be an intent to assist.”
Inspire or stifle? Reconsider the purpose of criticism, by Sean Minogue
“People don’t mind being challenged to do better if they know the request is coming from a caring heart.”
— Ken Blanchard
(via this collection of leadership quotes)
A big thank you to Creative Labs for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.
Your Wireless Bluetooth Speaker couldn’t possibly do more than the AXX 200:
- Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
- 4-Mic Speakerphone
- Built-in Noise Cancelation
- Voice Effects
- Voice / Music Recorder
- Portable Charger
”The more I played with this system the more I am impressed. It is a Bluetooth speaker, karaoke machine and a music recorder all in one. On top of all that the most amazing thing is its first class Sound Blaster chip.” – Amazon Reviewer
From Idaho to Haiti, Justin Lyon of Yo Gabba Gabba! speaks on building self-esteem, celebrating the weird, and Biz Markie while speaking at CreativeMornings/Los Angeles. With a simple wish of helping foster creativity in youth, Yo Gabba Gabba! has continued to amaze and garner awards as one of the zaniest, unconventional children’s shows that is just as appealing to kids as it is to adults.
“Persuasive communication involves enthusiasm, animation, audience participation, authenticity and spontaneity.”
— John Maxwell
(via this collection of leadership quotes)
Last week I met Sal Lahoud, founder of fcancer.org a non-profit that allows anyone to donate a set number of hours of their skills to cancer charities. Their volunteers which span over more than 32 countries have pledged more than 12,000 hours of their unique skills. That’s equivalent of a single person working full-time for approximately 7 years.
YES! So much YES! This kind of use of the internet to connect people makes me so happy.