Snowflake Tree Skirt

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I have never cared about a tree skirt until I saw this one by Haptic Lab. Also, their quilts! My heart!

Ignite Talk by Yours Truly

At a recent un-conference at the Kickstarter HQ a few weeks back I was invited to give an Ignite talk. Here it is! And if you’d like to see the other presenters as well, you can see them all here! Enjoy!

(In case you’re wondering why I am talking so fast and am out of breath at the end. It’s the format of Ignite: Presenters get 20 slides, which automatically advance every 15 seconds. The result is a fast and fun presentation which lasts just 5 minutes.)

OK Go – The One Moment

OK Go’s latest music video is a visual firework, once again. My head nearly exploded! In case you’re new to OK Go check out these: Three Primary Colors, Upside down and inside out, The Writings on the Wall and I won’t let you down.

Ugly Sweater Time

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Get your ugly sweaters out everyone, Christmas is fast approaching! Or, you can wear one with this new Reindeer Tattly by Berkley Illustration.

Also, you might want to know that today is Cyber Monday here in the U.S. which means crazy online sales everywhere, including Tattly. Take 35% off your order with Code THANKYOU35!

A Man Without Ethics

‘A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.’
– Albert Camus

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Dwiss Recycling Center

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Loving this beautifully designed recycling center by Dutch designer Paul Timmer. (I would also be ok with that kitchen!)

Friday Link Pack (On A Thursday)

– It’s Thanksgiving in the U.S and I am currently in Switzerland, speaking at the Swiss Innovation Forum and visiting Family. That’s why I launched this week’s Friday Link Pack a week early. Enjoy!

– Do yourself a favor and enjoy these images of cats in hats made from their own hair. (via)

– “Money Face Challenge” Has People Lining Up Their Heads with Folded Bills. So good.

What do you care enough about that you’re prepared to expose yourself to fear, risk and hard work to get?

This vertical loft is a dream.

– Uh oh! Now you can post live video on Instagram.

The Bubble. (via)

– At 56, Peggy Whitson Becomes Oldest Female Astronaut (via)

– My Monstera Leaf obsession is still going strong.

– Here are Google, Amazon and Facebook’s Secrets to Hiring the Best People

– A list of some of the most useful Chrome Extensions

A tiny camera drone.

– This new view of Google Earth is a love letter to cities: Google Earth in VR.

– Unusual tutorial on how to tie a tie.

Amazon App for iPhone Now Has X-Ray Vision to See Inside Your Packages

– Feeling this minimal coat rack.

– Whoa! This is creepy.

A reading list for resistance.

– This snowflake Tattly by Tea Leigh is a new favorite.

Thank you Internet!

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Dad accidentally texted with voice recognition while playing the tuba. Thank you Internet! (May I point out this wasn’t MY dad!)

(via Katherine)

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The Empathy Toy

The Empathy Toy

This made me look: The Empathy Toy is a blindfolded puzzle game that can only be solved when players learn to understand each other.

Twenty One Toys, the company behind the Empathy Toy offers Professional Development Workshops, “Intro To Empathy In Your Team”. I can think of some folks here in the U.S. who we should gift this to.

Hopes

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”
– Nelson Mandela

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Snowflake Tattly

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Loving this Snowflake Tattly. It just went on sale.

LED Tinsel Wreath

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I am totally into this LED Light-Up Tinsel Wreath.

Short Stories for Bored Commuters

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Love this simple idea: Machines dispensing short stories for bored French commuters.

What is Breakfast?

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Solange | Cranes in the Sky

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Hope

Hope is a state of mind, not a state of the world
Either we have hope within us or we don’t.
Hope is not a prognostication—it’s an orientation of the spirit.
You can’t delegate that to anyone else.

Hope in this deep and powerful sense is not the same as joy
when things are going well,
or the willingness to invest in enterprises
that are obviously headed for early success,
but rather an ability to work for something to succeed.

Hope is definitely NOT the same as optimism.
It’s not the conviction that something will turn out well,
but the certainty that something makes sense,
regardless of how it turns out.

It is hope, above all, that gives us strength to live
and to continually try new things,
even in conditions that seem as hopeless as ours do, here and now.
In the face of this absurdity, life is too precious a thing
to permit its devaluation by living pointlessly, emptily,
without meaning, without love, and, finally, without hope.

– Vaclav Havel

(via a commenter in this post)

20 Brutalist Sandcastles

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These 20 brutalist sandcastles took my breath away.

Some Helpful Responses In This Thread:

Double-Handed Umbrella

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Branch is a double-handed umbrella, that ensures couples guide their path together, and at the same pace.

Affirm and Lift Up

“People are complicated… Societies and cultures are really complicated… These are living organisms, and it’s messy. And your job as a citizen and as a decent human being is to constantly affirm and lift up and fight for treating people with kindness and respect and understanding.”
– Barack Obama

From this New Yorker piece by David Remnik.

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LET’S PLAY

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LET’S PLAY is what happens when you challenge 100 Swiss artists, designers & architects to play with building blocks for 30minutes and then document it. Beautiful.

Turn Your Face Into A Cookie

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Copypastry produces 3D printed custom-made cookie cutters that look exactly like your face. Have any silhouette, family portrait, logo or drawing printed and bake your heart out! Fun!

No Place for Self-Pity

“This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.

I know the world is bruised and bleeding, and though it is important not to ignore its pain, it is also critical to refuse to succumb to its malevolence. Like failure, chaos contains information that can lead to knowledge — even wisdom. Like art.”

– Toni Morrison

No Place for Self-Pity, No Room for Fear: Toni Morrison on the Artist’s Task in Troubled Times