FREITAG Travel Bag

Whenever I think I can’t possibly love FREITAG more than I already do, they come out with a new, innovative bag, like Zeppelin, their first inflatable travel bag on wheels. The fact that it folds down when not in use gets my two thumbs up! And, of course, that each one of them is unique, as they are made out of recycled truck tarp. So much YES!

Haunted by Data

“In a world where everything is tracked and kept forever, like the world we’re for some reason building, you become hostage to the worst thing you’ve ever done.

Whoever controls that data has power over you, whether or not they exercise it. And yet we treat this data with the utmost carelessness, as if it held no power at all.”

Haunted by Data, Maciej Ceglowski

(via)

Tabagotchi

Tabagotchi is a Tamagotchi-inspired chrome extension designed to help you declutter your browser and eliminate tab anxiety. The fewer tabs you have open, the happier and healthier your “Tabagotchi” will be! For every tab you have open, your Tabagotchi loses 4 HP, making it angrier and sicker.

Made me laugh!

Abandoned States

Watch places in idyllic 1960s postcards transform into scenes of abandonment.

(Thanks Sis)

Mod Florals

I am loving the new Mod Floral Tattly Set by Inaluxe.

Make Your Bed

Watch the full commencement address here.

(via Risk Happy)

Friday Link Pack

A time lapse of Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing 797

– “People are the way they are because of wounds they have not tended to. Whatever the reason, we cannot heal another. Only they can.” Read the full article here.

– A few simple tricks to be less on your phone.

– Love the idea of a swing as a night table in this post. But good luck putting beverages on it, as shown in the photo.

– This made me laugh: Productivity hacks to rule kindergarten like a Silicon Valley boss (via)

– Lovely! Dipped hoop earrings.

There is not greater joy than working together.

– Whoa! Check out this experimental bike which features a frame that twists in the middle.

– I like this minimal Wonky Grid Duvet Cover

5 Mantras for Dealing with Difficult People and Tense Situations. I really liked the first one: “Don’t push buttons that don’t need to be.”

– Beautiful project by Adobe Resident Aundre Larrow studying how our sense of place impacts us.

A literal nest egg, to collect change and be smashed when full. (Ouch, the price though)

– I want one: ‘Kniterate‘, a digital desktop knitting machine, will help you make custom clothing from scratch.

– Mailchimp (100% bootstrapped) has an “investor relations” page about their investments in their community

– A desktop punching bag.

Cure Yourself of Tree Blindness

– I love love love the new Tattly Mod Florals Set by Inaluxe.

Your Face on Your Suitcase

You can now cover your luggage with a giant photo of yourself. Because nothing says “hands off my stuff” like an oversized portrait of yourself soaring down the conveyor belt. This nearly made me snort my coffee out my nose, laughing.

Michelle Rondelli Cotton Blanket

The cotton blankets by Michelle Rondelli make me swoon.

Start With Yes

Start with yes!

Frank Chimero on Community

“Community is critical for creative folks because creating the work is so inwardly focused. … Participating in a community becomes a way to let some sympathetic people into your process so you don’t go crazy, while still protecting the work in its unfinished and fragile state. I see community as people working parallel to one another, sharing information and resources freely with each other. This is how useful information spreads around and how creative people find new opportunities.”
– Frank Chimero

Read the full post: Back to The Cave

Wishbone 3-in-1 Bike

My kids are too big for this 3-in-1 bike at this point, but I would definitely get one if they weren’t.

Laundry Punch Bag

A Laundry Punch Bag? Brilliant!

Feelings

So many feelings.

Transparent Rain Boots

As if the idea of transparent rain boots wasn’t hilarious enough, the Bobo Choses’ product photography is really next level. Hat tip!

Most Unusual Looking Lounge Chair Ever

I walked by a furniture store in San Francisco yesterday and this giant green thing caught my eye. I walked in and simply asked “What is this?” “A lounge chair, the lady replied, very matter of fact!” Ah! Kyle who was traveling with me, immediately proceeded to fall into it. Can’t remember the last time a piece of furniture made me laugh this much. Pratone was designed in 1971 and is sold by Gufram.

Law Of Attraction

Keep Your Eye On The Donut

“Keep your eye on the donut, not on the hole.”
– David Lynch

Leadership

Pleasure vs Happiness

“A life that doesn’t include hard-won accomplishment and triumph over obstacles may not be a satisfying one. There is something deeply fulfilling — even thrilling — in doing almost anything difficult extremely well. There is a joy and pride that come from pushing yourself to another level or across a new frontier. A life devoted only to the present — to feeling good in the now — is unlikely to deliver real fulfillment. The present moment by itself it too small, too hollow. We all need a future. Something beyond and greater than our own present gratification, at which to aim or feel we’ve contributed.” 
— The Triple Package

Found in this article: If It Doesn’t Suck, It’s Not Worth Doing

Giant Colorful Pencils

These giant colorful pencils carved into gray Aspens by Jonna Pohjalainen made me look.

Low Budget…

This poster sums up my approach to starting companies.

Pain

“The pain is a kind of challenge your mind presents — will you learn how to focus and move past boredom, or like a child will you succumb to the need for immediate pleasure and distraction?” 
— Robert Greene

Found in this article: If It Doesn’t Suck, It’s Not Worth Doing

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