Friday Link Pack

Secret Decoder Ring

– Ben Vida is an artist and composer who sat six people in front of a camera and told them to smile. He recorded them and studied the video to plot music to each person’s micro-expressions. Love the idea. But some of these sounds don’t sound ‘happy’ enough for me though.

Prince Performs “Purple Rain” During Downpour at Super Bowl XLI Halftime Show and simply asks: “Can you make it rain harder?”

– The NYT Obituary: Prince, an Artist Who Defied Genre, Is Dead at 57

#FeelTheKern! Oh, Graphic designer jokes!

This etsy store is full of weird hat creations. I spent way too much time scrolling through it. The egg sunny side up is definitely a winner.

10 indoor pools with incredible views.

– Watch: How to make a rainbow grilled cheese at home

– Let your kitchen herbs thrive with this self-watering garden jar.

On raising kids who are more than “hoop jumpers”: A teenage TED speaker’s mom on how she encourages her sons to innovate (via)

– Jennifer Aaker helps us understanding happiness: The Happiness Narrative.

– I have a thing for Tapirs. This stuffed one is seriously cute.

– My obsession with Monstera leaves continues. Here comes the Monstera leaf pin.

7 Better Ways to Answer “What Do You Do?”

– This travel pillow and mask makes sense.

Grabr is a fascinating concept: Get anything from anywhere in the world delivered to you by a trusted Traveler going your way.

– This made me laugh: Louis CK on divorce. “Divorce is forever! It really actually is!”

Watch Them Whip: A Decade of Viral Dance Moves (via Kottke)

Stasi-Prison, a beautiful and austere set of photos by Philipp Lohöfener. (via)

– Long read: Hail the maintainers (via)

– Excellent read on Self-Esteem.

– 8 Product Designers share what’s most challenging about what they do.

House proud: Cornelia Parker places a 1920s-inspired house on The Met’s rooftop

Moving documentary by Brooklyn-based filmmaker Floyd Russ follows women in Shanghai deemed “Sheng-Nu” or “Leftover Women” simply because they don’t conform to social pressure to marry by the age of 25.

– Trying to think of a gift for your next dinner invite or stay at someone’s house? Scented perennial Tattly are the new bouquet of flowers.

– Cool job Alert: HoeflerCo is looking to hire a Graphic Designer in NYC

Easy Baked Artichoke

I am definitely going to try to replicate this baked artichoke recipe. YES!

Bacon Roses

This Bouquet of Bacon Roses would win my heart. Immediately.

Stay or Leave a Relationship?

Never not inspired by Alain de Botton’s School of Life videos.

Titanic Sink in Real Time

The above video lets you watch the sinking of the Titanic in real time. According to the web site Titanic Facts, the ship sank in two hours and 40 minutes in 1912. And that’s precisely how long things take to unfold in the video above. Wow.

(via Open Culture)

Wall Typography

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If you like type and bold colors you’ll love this Instagram account.

(via CreativeMornings)

Sfrido Peeler

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The shape of Sfrido is quite ap-peel-ing. No?

Moderation

“Having small touches of colour makes it more colourful than having the whole thing in colour.”
— Dieter Rams

Scented Tattly – The Perennial Set

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I can barely contain my excitement over the launch of Tattly’s first scented tattoos. The Perennial Set launched yesterday, featuring sumptuous florals by French watercolor artist Vincent Jeannerot.

Their unique fragrance was created in collaboration with Agilex Fragrances, and includes notes of Dewy Fuchsia Petals, Pink Poppies, Ylang Ylang, and Poplar Wood. Next time, instead of a bouquet of flowers for that special someone, bring a Perennial Set instead.

Work at a fragrance house or beauty company? We also do custom tattoos with fragrance.

The perennial set

This Wall

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This wall won my heart. Also, the floors! Swoon!

Color Me Book

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Color Me Book turns your photos into a personalized 5 page coloring book. Fun!

(via Producthunt)

Challenged

“I know that I’m not the easiest person to live with. The challenge I put on myself is so great that the person I live with feels himself challenged. I bring a lot to bear, and I don’t know how not to.”
– Maya Angelou

Magnetic House Numbers

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Not sure why you’d want your house numbers to be magnetic but I like the look of these.

Lay-n-Go Cosmo

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This cosmetics mat cinches closet into a travel-ready clutch. Seems quite practical.

Confetti Sweatshirt

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I believe in confetti. I would rock this Confetti Sweatshirt. No doubt.

Rainbow In The Clouds

Beautiful words by the wise Maya Angelou. Are you someone’s rainbow?

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Tell Me What You Did Today

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” — Mahatma Gandhi

Tell Me What You Did Today, And I’ll Tell You Who You Are, by Benjamin P. Hardy

(via Jocelyn)

Friday Link Pack

A 45-minute documentary about the making of Zootopia.

IKEA launched a bicycle.

– My kids would love this restaurant: Hong Kong Restaurant Makes Cute, Fun Buns Meant For People To Play With

Bizarre Google Earth Glitch Images

How To Pay Attention, 20 Ways To Win The War Against Seeing, by Rob Walker

– “Extreme empaths do not always know when they are absorbing other people’s emotions, traumas, and energy. When this happens, they can become irritable, exhausted, or depressed if they continue to absorb without doing anything about it.”

– Nick Campbell: The Unexpected Benefits of Sharing Everything You Know

– Now that bums me out: MoMA to close galleries dedicated to architecture and design (via)

– Food52 launched a new app called (Not) Recipes, where food lovers can share favorite meals they make in easy steps. (via Joanna)

– Summer-camp for entrepreneurs, makers and world-shakers: Camp Good Life Project. Looks so good.

– I want this stool/wall decoration.

Roadsign signage without the branding.

– The perfect gift for the Bulleit Bourbon / Plant loving friend.

– Interesting: User Experience prototyping app by Adobe

– I would totally welcome this orbit vase into my home.

– Instead of buying a yacht, this person is sending an entire kindergarten class to college

– Trump’s campaign is producing an alarming level of fear and anxiety among children of color and inflaming racial and ethnic tensions in the classroom. Many students worry about being deported.

– Our CreativeMorning Podcast host Matt was on the Jimmy Fallon Show. He is a cool cat!

– Long read: The Sugar Conspiracy: In 1972, a British scientist sounded the alarm that sugar – and not fat – was the greatest danger to our health. But his findings were ridiculed and his reputation ruined. How did the world’s top nutrition scientists get it so wrong for so long?

– Do you like the story of the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle? Tattly turned it into temporary tattoos.

– Brooklyn United is looking to hire an Associated Design Director.

Solitude

“Our capacity for what psychoanalyst Adam Phillips has termed “fertile solitude” is absolutely essential not only for our creativity but for the basic fabric of our happiness — without time and space unburdened from external input and social strain, we’d be unable to fully inhabit our interior life, which is the raw material of all art.”

Artist Louise Bourgeois on How Solitude Enriches Creative Work

Traveller T-Shirt

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This traveller T-Shirt with 40 icons lets you communicate in any country. Smart.

(via Chris)

Change

“Even when change is elective, it will disorient you. You may go through anxiety. You will miss aspects of your former life. It doesn’t matter. The trick is to know in advance of making any big change that you’re going to be thrown off your feet by it. So you prepare for this inevitable disorientation and steady yourself to get through it. Then you take the challenge, make the change, and achieve your dream.” 

– Harvey Mackay

(I have posted this quote before, years ago. Always coming back to this one when I go through phases of massive change. Deep breaths.)

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Fin Trivet

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Beautifully minimal aluminum Trivet that would look good with multiples next to each other.