Disco Ball Helmet

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I totally want one of these disco ball helmets.

Friday Link Pack

“You’re making something just for you, it’s not about showing off your work… it’s just about making something functional” – Jay Nelson

Leather made from Pineapple waste. Cool.

A Bike In A Backpack

Handmade refillable notebooks. Lovely.

– I am currently in Austin, probably eating one of these.

No one should have the word ‘strategy’ in their job title, by Kevin J. Delaney

Secret Facebook settings to un-clutter your news feed

– Wow. Student finds lost Mayan city by studying ancient charts of the night sky from his bedroom

The toddler strategy

– This Monstera leaf Tattly photo makes me happy.

How to remove Flash on the Mac (via)

Smartphone controlled Bionic Bird

– 1.8 Million Free Works of Art from World-Class Museums: A Meta List of Great Art Available Online

– You’re into crafting with yarn and like a modern aesthetic? You’ll love this new magazine called KOEL.

– This is how you cut a pineapple like a pro.

Behind the scenes photos from the original Star Wars trilogy (via)

Book Block allows you to order your own personalized custom printed notebooks.

– “A screaming song is good to know in case you need to scream.”

– The new Seymour Chwast book protests 5,000 years of war.

– Great read: You don’t celebrate enough..

– This Montauk beach house makes me swoon.

– Pixar: What Makes a Story Relatable?

– Cool job alert! CASE in NYC is looking to hire a Digital Designer.

Google released Gboard

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You can now Google search right from your Apple iPhone’s keyboard, thanks to Gboard.

YES!

Adidas color wheel sneaker

These Adidas Kicks just made me rejoice. YES!

A Poster A Day

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Vasjen Katro is designing a poster a day, for 365 days straight. Impressive.

KAYTRANADA Lite Spots

This KAYTRANADA music video made me smile. How can you resist a dancing robot?

BioLite BaseLantern

I am not even an outdoorsy person but I totally want one of these Base Lanterns from BioLite. It’s the first flat packed smart lantern that doubles as your own miniature smart grid. These BioLite folks, always pushing new ideas…

The Life House

The School of Life just launched a modern version of a Monastery. I’d like to visit.

The Poetry Of Underwater Choreography

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Known for her fine art underwater photography, Mallory Morrison captures poetic images of dancers in water.

Tokyo Rain Commuters

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Love this rain commuter photo by Yoshinori Mizutani.

(via Chris)

Harvesting Ideas

“It is not simply the brightest who have the best ideas; it is those who are best at harvesting ideas from others. It is not only the most determined who drive change; it is those who most fully engage with like-minded people. And it is not wealth or prestige that best motivates people; it is respect and help from peers.”

Alex “Sandy” Pentland

Solitude

“Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius.”
– Edward Gibbon

(via Quietrev.com)

Adam Harriden

Adam Harridan challenged the notion of showing up at an office building Monday to Friday working 14 hours a day for someone else. One day, while walking the streets of New York City, he saw something that both intrigued and inspired him. This is his story.

Daily Overview

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I keep coming back to Daily Overview. Probably a metaphor to me needing to zoom out a lot these days to remind myself of the bigger picture, in life.

Histography

400 years of history

Histography” is an impressive interactive timeline that spans across 14 billion years of history, from the Big Bang to 2015. The site draws historical events from Wikipedia and self-updates daily with new recorded events. The viewer can choose to watch a variety of events which have happened in a particular period or to target a specific event in time. For example you can look at the past century within the categories of war and inventions.

WoW!

(via)

MRI Opera Singing

Watch German baritone Michael Volle sing the Wagner aria “Song to the Evening Star” from Tannhäuser while undergoing a MRI scan.

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What Would Happen?

Creative Process

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Don’t we all know what this feels like? Creative Process by Christoph Niemann.

Dear mom,

“…Because I know that somewhere, out there, there is a mom who feels guilty every time she goes to “work” (whether it’s a job, a business, a personal creative project, or any vocation that feels meaningful to her). Somewhere, I know there’s a mom who feels guilty about writing her novel, running her blog, or pursuing her dream job, because she feels like throwing herself into that type of endeavor might “steal” time away from her kids and her family. Because it might make her a “bad mom.”…”

A letter to my mom, by Alexandra Franzen.

Friday Link Pack

Check out Lucy Engelmann’s portfolio.

Where does confidence come from?

– Recommended reading: America Has Never Been So Ripe for Tyranny, by Andrew Sullivan

– Cheese Lovers, listen up, according to this study eating cheese is good for your heart.

– Love this: Doodl Club is a coloring book club for creative kids. Members receive an artist-made, zine-format, 24 page coloring book monthly.

– The person behind this Tumblr is turning temptation of eating something into a blog action item: I didn’t eat this. Smart!

– Loving these minimal notebooks and postcards.

– The Eurovision Song Contest was always such a (cheesy) big deal growing up. It’s coming to the US!(via)

– Need some design inspiration? Top 75 Design Blogs and their Best Articles

Cindy Gallop’s CreativeMorning talk is now available as a podcast. It went live this morning.

– Interesting: Radiohead and Thom Yorke have erased themselves from the internet

– For more than a century, all New York City leases expired and started on the same day of the year, May 1.

Time-Lapse of Northern Lights in Alaska

– Have some die hard Pizza Lovers in your life? Show them this pizza jumpsuit and bedding. I mean…OMG!

– “.. working mothers are viewed as more distracted and less productive, while working fathers are viewed as more stable because they have kids to support.” This Is Exactly How Hard It Is For Mom Entrepreneurs

– Peas are totally underrated. Here are three recipes that make my mouth water.

– This is a soccer match I would actually watch

– Need a space in NYC or SF for a meeting, photo shoot, pop-up or a party? Check out Splacer.

– My heart is open 7 Days a week. Yours?

– I don’t know about you but I feel GREAT!

– FiveStars in San Fransisco is looking to hire a Senior Visual Designer and a Head of Design

Internet Argument Robot

European Starlings by Nic A. Miller

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Nic A. Miller just launched these stunning European Starlings. They are woodcut printed onto mulberry paper and individually hand-dusted with green iridescent pigment, then adhered onto 3/4″ thick plywood. The exact image is then scroll sawed out and sanded. Absolutely stunning. We have one of her large bears in our office, and everyone comments on it. What a talent!

You can buy a set of 7 starlings for $385. (It’s a limited edition of 100!)

Flossie Lewis on Growing Old

I’d like to meet 91 year old Flossie Lewis. Just because her body is starting to go doesn’t mean her personality or character should. Taking walks, watching politics and writing a little bit of light verse help keep Lewis as optimistic now as she was at 15. Lewis gives her brief but spectacular take on growing old with grace.