Social Solitude: In a Nutshell

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SVA Product of Design Student Eden Lew created Nutshell, aimed at reducing stress and providing a kind of respite from urban life. It’s a pod-inspired platform for productive break-taking.

I’d use it. Read more.

(Thanks Allan)

Idioms of The World

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Love these visualizations by Matt Lindley illustrating several strange idioms from around the world.

Come on Little Trademark, Time for Your Walk

(via Rob)

Jessica Lawrence: On leading

I truly enjoyed this recent POP Tech talk by Jessica Lawrence in which she shares what she has learned about leadership from early teenage miscues through her tenure with the Girl Scouts of the USA and on to running NY Tech Meetup, the world’s largest meetup with over 40,000 members.

Stay-Brella

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Stay-Brella: a stable umbrella designed by Nendo. Smart.

Friday Link Pack

In case you’ve never seen Playtime, you should.

– This 4-Port Sliding Smart Hub instantly adds four extra USB ports where there once was one.

– First the Floyd Table, now the Floyd Shelf.

– Seriously touching: Woman Photoshops Herself Into Her Mom’s Childhood Pictures For Touching Photo Series

– What a bummer! United Pixelworkers is closing shop.

– I think I know what I am getting G for the holidays: The Access Case.

It’s a mitten, it’s a flask. It made me laugh!

– Making cupcakes that look like ice cream cones

– Six stretches for people who sit at desks

– I am dreaming of driving a snazzy stick shift on these windy roads.

– I just discovered The Sweet Home and
The Wire Cutter. What rock did I hide under?

Storest – a seriously adorable app for kids to play store.

DIY Cardboard Airstream

Apple Power Mac G5 Bench.

– Love the look of this Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A2 Bluetooth speaker.

SurgeProtector helps you call an Uber to the nearest location without surge pricing.

– I love this Cardboard Mushroom.

This lake cabin! A dream!

The Language of Lying: Animated Primer on How to Detect Deception

The 3 Most Valuable Leadership Traits according to Simon Sinek

Microscopic photo of vinyl record grooves

NeoCover is a standard light switch cover that has super-strong rare earth neodymium magnets inside, and that allows you to hang your keys, favorite pen, or even tools from it.

– I grew up with a ski lift in front of my door on the Swiss country side. I used to go night skiing as a kid, granted without LED lights. Oh, the memories.

– This phone case/stand made me giggle.

– Come work with me and team CreativeMornings: We are looking to hire a Content Curator and Community Coordinator.

♥ / Yearlight Calendar — Daylight, Twilight, Moonlight, & You

A big thank you to Bradley Pitts Studio for sponsoring this week of my RSS Feed.

The Yearlight Calendar is a site-specific calendar made-to-order for your location. Beautiful visualizations display the timing of sunrise, sunset, dawn, and dusk, every day of the year. Available for any location on Earth from Brooklyn-based artist Bradley Pitts.

As seen at the Guggenheim, New Museum, and Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum.


(Interested in sponsoring a week of my RSS feed, learn more here.)

Mac Premo – Stuff Maker

Mac Premo from Bas Berkhout on Vimeo.

My studiomate and friend Bas Berkhout just released this beauty of a mini documentary on Mac Premo. Mac is one of the most talented creative forces I know here in Brooklyn. You might know Mac for his art, his video on Oliver Jeffers or for the most recent U2 video, Ordinary Love. He’s a force of nature. I hugely admire his artistic courage and talent.

Thank you Bas for giving us this honest, raw glimpse into Mac’s life.

Yours Truly on Good Life Project

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure to be interviewed by Johnathan Fields, force behind the wonderful Good Life Project. Here’s our conversation:

Slope iPad Stand

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Slope by Dekke is the most beautiful iPad stand I have seen to date. It uses suction, taking inspiration from the suction mechanism in the toe pads of the Gecko lizard!

Old Masters

Old Masters

After 80, some people don’t retire. They reign.

Laser Cat is coming to DUMBO

Laser Cat is coming to NYC. The gigantic laser-shooting art spectacle is eating art from New York’s agencies and blasting them onto the Manhattan Bridge, pew pew!

New Yorkers come and experience this intergalactic art exhibition slash impromptu dance party on Thursday 20 Nov 6:30 – 9:30PM EST.

Start sending your arts. Learn more.

(yours truly is making a small appearance in that video above)

Touchable Memories

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Touchable Memories’ by pirate3D, turns photographs into 3D-printed objects for people without vision. This hits home, as I have a close family member that has been slowly losing his eye sight over the past year.

Friday Link Pack

– I know what I am doing with my kids this weekend: Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment (thanks Gillian)

– A graphical explanation of UI vs UX

Vintage Halloween Masks. (via)

– “Culture in a company is set by your first 10 to 15 hires.” – Jeffrey Raider, Co-founder of Warby Parker

Famous Album Covers come to life.

– This is impressive: Buffer openly shares its salary formulas (via @anildash)

– This is the first nutcracker I would let into my home: Astronaut Nutcracker.

Oozing pumpkins. Needless to say my kids think this is the best thing ever

What if you published a management SLA for the whole company to use? by Jesse Hertzberg

Le Collektor Hoodies: An line of hoodies with interchangeable, collectible hoods designed by your favorite artists. Streetwear made in the USA.

Three rules for a happy designer (via)

A satire Instagram account. (via)

How to draw a perfect circle(via)

Slow Motion Surfing.

– “Really, we all need to be reminded that New York is too much—it’s part of the appeal—but you’ll have to invent ways to cope, so your brain doesn’t become a tea bag that’s steeped too long.” The Woozy Walk, by Frank Chimero

Halloween Pumpkins on Steroids.

– Come work with me: CreativeMornings is hiring a Community Coordinator and Content Curator.

How to make a Caramelized Apple Tarte Tatin

I know what I am making this weekend: Caramelized Apple Tarte Tatin.

♥ / Stated Magazine

A big thank you to Stated Magazine for sponsoring this week of my RSS Feed.

Stated Magazine. Tell us what you think!

We’ve covered breakout artists in every imaginable discipline, done some long-form and short-form interviews, articles and videos, and had fun in the process.

But we’ve decided it’s time to seek the guidance of some advisors. And that’s where YOU come in!

Please visit, subscribe, and email us your thoughts on what you like or don’t like about our website. It’s a passion project for all involved and we would love your feedback.


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Painting with Fire

Artist Steve Pazuk paints with fire. This is stunning.

Planet

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All images on this site were taken on board the International Space Station, which completes an orbit of the Earth in 93 minutes at an altitude of around 400 km and an average speed of 28,000 km/h. Stunning. Scroll! Scroll! Scroll!

Clever Bike Rack

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This clever bike rack made me chuckle. Definitely brings the point across.

Toca Boo

My daughter (8) is getting such a kick out of the newest Toca Boca game called BOO. (My favorite is still the Hair Salon)

Indoor Stoop

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Love the idea behind Thing Industries’ indoor stoop. It’s a shelf, a staircase to something higher up and a drawer unit.

Friday Link Pack

(This video by Ben Derico kicked off our first ever CreativeMornings organizer Summit two weeks ago. Needless to say it made me tear up.)

– Wow! Minecraft Mega-City Took 2 Years And 4.5 Million Blocks To Build (via)

The 2014 Fall Foliage Map (via)

Why Haters hate: Kierkegaard explains the psychology of bullying and online trolling in 1847

WhatFont is now available for mobile! Yay!

– A beautiful self-watering planter by Boskke.

– Kottke explains why we should consider subscribing to Wikipedia.

How might we geo plants in space?

Hacking AirPlay into Sonos by Stephen Wang

– Watch as Stig Severinsen, aka The Man Who Doesn’t Breathe, swims underwater amongst icebergs. So impressive.

Marcel the shell, with shoes.

– This is why I stopped following you on Instagram. (via)

MailChimp Snap allows you to send simple, photo-based email campaigns straight from your phone.

– “Can cool designs overcome the disillusionment of the younger generation? The socially conscious brand Patagonia is betting respected companies can play a role.” These Posters Remind Millennials There’s An Election, And Inspire Them To Vote

Miito is a new take on the electric kettle

– The fine folks over at Harvest are looking to hire a QA Expert.

♥ / No more crappy spatulas

A big thank you to Get It Right (GIR) for sponsoring this week of my RSS Feed.

Get It Right (GIR) makes kitchen tools with attitude. Their flagship unibody silicone spatula is the internet’s best-reviewed spat — and the internet never lies.

The folks at GIR are launching a Kickstarter campaign for a series of silicone lids to top any pot or turn any bowl into a storage container (seeing is believing). To get in on the action, check out their campaign here.

SwissMiss readers can also get their very own GIR Spatula for an excellent 20% off at productofgir.com with code HEARTSWISSMISS. But honestly, you have to see these Lids.


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Respectful Communcation

“Respectful communication under conflict or opposition is an essential and truly awe-inspiring ability.”
– Bryant McGill