Serving Trays

These serving trays by Darin Montgomery are a thing of beauty.

Fuzzy Clutch

I am weirdly intrigued by this colorful fuzzy clutch.

This Is Coffee

This is Coffee!: A 1961 Tribute to Our Favorite Stimulant

Details

The details are not the details; they make the product.
– Charles and Ray Eames

A queer Vision of Love and Marriage

This talk by Tiq and Kim Katrin Milan hit me in the heart.

(via Kim)

Beautiful Sweeper and Funnel

This is one beautiful sweeper and funnel. Also comes in white.

Friday Link Pack

Where the Sounds From the World’s Favorite Movies Are Born

A Philly Guy Filled a Crack in the Street With Sprinkles

Good vibes only.

– A lot of my family members in Switzerland make their own cleaning products. And they totallyy work! But most of all, they’re better for the environment. Here are a few simple cleaning product recipes to follow.

– Of course, there is now a Monstera Leaf Float.

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– This made me cry: Black parents talk to their kids about the police

– What a beautiful doorstop.

These images of women’s faces half done up with make up and half left as is are powerful.

Carpet on Carpet made me chuckle.

I agree with Debbie Millman in that you “have to create your own happiness.”

Subway Love Stories.

– This is a beautiful DIY nightstand.

What being an adult feels like.

– The Privacy Enthusiast’s Guide to Using an iPhone

– This is one cool baby blanket.

– When I don’t have the time to go Visit THE MET, I just browse the collection virtually.

– Look, it’s a Broccoli Treehouse!

– Passengers in Dubai can soon choose a drone taxi for their commute

How to Reduce Your Anxiety about the News & Protect Your Psyche

– Can’t stop thinking about whether platforms like Twitter, Facebook or in this case Shopify should take a stand. I think they should: there is no such thing as a neutral platform anymore.

I’ll never bring my phone on an international flight again—neither should you

Can one actually ride a Zebra? <--- From Tattly's new limited edition vintage Vogue Collection.

Love Letters for My Children

This is the first Kickstarter video that made me cry! Maggie Doyne is the most remarkable human I have ever had the honor to meet. What an unstoppable force of good! YES to supporting this project. YES YES YES!

(Last year Maggie Doyne told her moving store at CreativeMornings. You can watch the talk here)

Let’s Share A Meal

This commercial made me tear up! And yes, we need to have more face-to-face connections! (Hence me starting CreativeMornings eight years ago!)

(via Lisa)

Forest of Numbers

This art piece, titled forest of numbers, by Emmanuelle Moureaux is stunning. If you’re in Tokyo, make sure to experience it at the National Art Center.

The Vintage Vogue Collection

It’s been a wonderfully exciting week for team Tattly: In honor of Vogue Magazine’s 125th Anniversary in 2017, Tattly has partnered with the magazine to create a limited edition collection. We spent hours going through their archives to find illustrations from the early 1920s, 1930s and 1940s that would make beautiful temporary tattoos. Have a look, we think they’re stunning.

Hammer Out a Geoboard

This DIY Geoboard project looks like so much fun. Definitely something I’d love to try with my kids.

(via)

The Strange History of Fingernail Clipping

Nail-clipping history, it turns out, is surprisingly complicated. We might never find out who actually invented the ubiquitous modern nail clipper, but we do know that around 1875, patents for the modern nail clipper began to appear.

I am mostly fascinated by the fact that by the end of the 19th century, superstitions about how and when to trim fingernails were pretty common. People couldn’t cut their fingernails on weekends out of fear that it might lead to back luck.

Here’s a link to the full post The Long, Slightly Strange History Behind Fingernail Clipping by Ernie Smith.

“Table Games”

I will definitely bring up this game by Sarah Kay at a future dinner with my friends.

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The Queen of Shitty Robots

Robot queen Simone Giertz tours her mad laboratory. Adore her.

The Fashion Search Engine

Tagwalk is apparently the world’s first fashion search engine. According to this Fast Company article the site was created by a former Vogue assistant called Alexandra Van Houtte.

Stack Sit + Stand Adjustable Desk

Wow! Finally an height adjustable standing desk that is actually beautiful to look at when at its lowest position.

Update: The desk is no longer on West Elm’s website.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Marriage

“‘In every good marriage,’ she counseled, ‘it helps sometimes to be a little deaf.’ I have followed that advice assiduously, and not only at home through 56 years of a marital partnership nonpareil [Ginsburg’s husband Martin died in 2010]. I have employed it as well in every workplace, including the Supreme Court. When a thoughtless or unkind word is spoken, best tune out. Reacting in anger or annoyance will not advance one’s ability to persuade.”
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Valentine’s Day and the Romance of Cobwebs

These cobweb Valentine’s have me swoon.

(via)

Sound

The sound effects in this FREITAG x Sennheiser commercial made me look and smile. Cool to see how it’s been done.

Kaleidoscope Glasses

Do you think these Kaleidoscope glasses will make everything better?

Speak Italian With Your Mouth Full

MIT teaches you how to speak Italian and cook Italian food all at once in this Free Online Course.

Enjoyment

“Enjoyment appears at the boundary between boredom and anxiety, when the challenges are just balanced with the person’s capacity to act.”
― Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi