Steve Powers

I consider Steve Powers a Brooklyn typography superhero. The building featured in this video is directly outside my apartment building. It makes me smile every time I walk by.

Rush Hour

RUSH HOUR from Black Sheep Films on Vimeo.

(Thanks Dominie)

Leadership as Storytelling

Some interesting thoughts on leadership and storytelling by John Maeda. Are you subscribing to his Tinyletter newsletter? If not, you should. One of my favorites.

Hold Them Together

“A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.”
- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Felt Popsicles

Felt iCe Cream

I love felt and I love ice cream. Two thumbs up for Freezy Dream Treats.

Navigating the Open Sea of Knowledge

Thoughts on navigating the open sea of knowledge by Maria Popova.

Do One Thing Well

Do One Thing Well

Do One Thing Well. It’s Enough. Is it?

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2 Essential Rules in Sales

1. Never answer a question that the customer hasn’t asked.

2. Never provide information that the customer hasn’t requested.

2 Essential Rules Most Salespeople Forget, by Geoffrey James

(In some way, we are all in Sales, aren’t we?)

Friday Link Pack

Tripp and Tyler Share a Clever Collection of Life Hacks to Make Life Easier

- What’s the brief? (thanks)

- Wallet-Sized Engagement Ring Case for the Sneakiest of Proposals

- “The Eyefi Mobi Card automagically syncs to your phone, resulting in a 20-second DSLR-to-Instagram workflow.”

- This Three in One Wagon is supercool. Makes me want to be a three year old.

- 101 years after the first box of Crayola rolled off the factory line, Wired looks at how the iconic crayons are made.

- I would have never thought I’d say “wow, these guns are gorgeous”. But I just did: 1890′s Handguns decorated by Tiffany

- Different kind of broken systems

- A Five Story House that hangs off the edge of a cliff. Seriously.

- You drink coffee, I drink tea.

- Why Starbucks spells your name wrong

- Helicopter drawing by Adel Abdessemed. Makes my job look boring.

- Wow: A Glass Pot.

- Get Dancing.

- In the studio | Vera Wang.

- Here’s how you make a Classic French Apple Tart.

- How sugar affects the brain.

- Here’s how your newsletter looks in various desktop mail clients. Found in Mailchimp’s Email Design Reference. It teaches you everything you need to know to build a mobile-ready template.

- The fine folks over at Mule are looking to hire a Junior Designer.

Robot Nutcracker

Robot Nutcracker

I would gladly give this Robot Nutcracker a home.

Super Looper

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Super Looper. You have to try it! Make sure to put headphones on, then, get in the zone.


(via coudal)

Wes Anderson | Vehicles

Wes Anderson // Vehicles from Jaume R. Lloret on Vimeo.


(via Coudal)

NOI Worktable

Noi Worktable

Gasp! NOI Worktable by OHIO Design is the most beautiful, minimal giant desk I have ever seen. You can customize it in length and you can chose from a variety of surface materials. Me, I am all for white.

Type Safari with James Victore

A tour of Brooklyn and Queens with James Victore, looking at, talking about and trying to make sense of type on the street. Well done, Makeshift Society Brooklyn!

(Via Jacob)

Your Brain and Meditation

Dan Harris explains the neuroscience behind meditation and predicts that the exercise will soon become regularly scheduled maintenance, as commonplace as brushing your teeth or eating your veggies.

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Friday Link Pack

- Ever favorite Tweets but forget to get back to them? Hubble sends you a weekly email with your Twitter favorites. (thanks John)

- Did you see The Coolest? A Cooler Kickstarter project that managed to raise $13,285,226. (!!!)

- A simple tool for figuring retirement income

- Learn how much tip you’re supposed to leave based on the country you’re in. Tipthismuch.com

- I no longer have patience. (via)

- A Ping Pong Conference Table by Poppin. Wow!

- When was the last time you felt truly lit up?

- Joan Rivers’ funeral request is poetic in itself. I hope they honor it.

- The Handpresso, a travel-sized espresso maker.

- Love the stairs/built-ins in this small Paris apartment.

- I am tempted to apply to this Internship with Seth Godin.

- Classic 1934 Bourbon Cocktail Recipe Book

- If you’re worried at all about the security of your Apple ID, you should have two-step verification enabled. Allyson Kazmucha explains what it is and how to enable it. (via)

- Indoor Cat Reactions to Going Outside for the First Time (via)

- “It’s easy to say no if you love something.” A lesson.

- Yoko, my longest standing Tattly employee, one of the most wonderful people I have ever met, is looking to switch things up professionally. She is an extraordinary, hard-working, kind, super talented gem. You should hire her.

- Lovely 404 page.

- Antler toothbrush or headphones holder.

- Team Tattly is looking to find a Front-End Developer (with design skills).

Hello New York

Hello New York

Hello New York is a wonderful personal by Sophia Richter, an explorer’s guide to a New York less traveled. Beautiful!

Thinking of a Master Plan

Thinking of a master plan(photo by Julia Robbs)

I don’t know about you, but I am constantly thinking about my master plan. So, this tote, by Paper Jam Press is absolutely perfect for me. (Also available: Everyday I’m Hustling.)

What started with a few posters has turned into a small empire; wall decals, temporary tattoos and now bags. Well done, Arianna!

YOHANN

Now this is an iPad stand after my own heart: I like YOHANN.

oogi

My kids are obsessed with oogi, a rubber figure toy by Swiss company moluk. Watch the above video, you’ll understand why.

Memobottle

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This flat, reusable water bottle made me look: It’s memobottle, a slimline, BPA free, dishwasher-friendly, reusable bottle that resembles the size and shape of pieces of paper.

VW Bus Keychain and Garage

VW Bus Keychain and Garage

This VW Bus Keychain that comes with its wall-mounted garage made me giggle. Good find, BB, and yes, bummer they’re currently only available in Europe.