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.

♥ / Shoeboxed

Big thanks to Shoeboxed for sponsoring this week’s RSS feed.

Paper piles and taxes have a way of getting in between humans and the work that matters. At Shoeboxed, we get that, and we’re on a mission to do something about it.

Our combo of mobile apps and Magic Envelopes packs a one-two punch in the fight against mental clutter and the paper you’ve stashed away. (And we’re even developing an expense report killer, too, because those things stink.)

Shoeboxed is offering an exclusive discount for swiss miss readers, just in time to tackle the chaos of tax season.

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

Concrete Tissue Box Cover

Loving this concrete tissue box cover.

Personalized Pillow Case

Oh, there’s some fun to be had with these personalized pillow cases.

Toast Sweater PJ

This toast pattern on this PJ made me chuckle. Also available as duvet covers.

That Red Thing

A solid aluminum bar, painted a striking red-orange, and bearing the text “TO PLACE AMONG OTHER COLORS AND FORMS.” Made me look.

Friday Link Pack

– We need to send more of these cards and encourage people around us. More lifting up!

The Best Noise-Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones

– ‘Muzo‘ is a portable acoustic device that prevents vibrations to cancel out unwanted noise.

I work from home. (via)

– After decades of heavy and cumbersome suits, astronauts are getting an upgrade

– A tiny humidifier.

Free Coloring Books from World-Class Libraries & Museums

– Now that I am officially a cat person (never thought I would ever say that) I might as well wear this adorable Cat Pendant. Or at least get one for my daughter. So adorable.

– Hey parents, here are some ideas for class Valentines.

– The olive filled surgical glove in this video made me laugh out loud. What the heck!?

This will make coffee loving New Yorkers smile.

– A VHS-ripped video shows how the internet/web looked in 1996

Tutorial to create a morphing hamburger menu with CSS

Apple’s BeatsX earphones are out!

A Border Wall That Unites Instead Of Divides

Quiet Mornings. Lovely idea.

– Not new, but so good. Thelonious Monk Creates a List of Tips for Playing a Gig: “Don’t Listen to Me, I’m Supposed to Be Accompanying You!”

– How about a disposable bike helmet you can buy from a vending machine?

How to Get Out of the Cycle of Outrage In a Trump World

Runforsomething.net helps progressives under 35 run for office.

– I keep stumbling upon this Cloudy Day Toilet Paper Storage. And it keeps making me smile.

– A bag to carry your favorite stew to your mom’s house. I don’t need it, but I love it.

– Love these kids duvet covers.

– Meetup just launched a platform to more easily organize with fellow resisters.

– Look. It’s a very fancy pussy hat. Made me laugh.

– I woke up this morning thinking I am ready for spring.

– Did you know I created a to-do app a few years back? I don’t know what I would do without it.

Data Selfie

A new Chrome extension reveals the unsettling amount of information Facebook might have on you.

Folding The World Record Plane

John Collins demonstrates how to fold his design for a long distance paper airplane for the Harvard Graduate School of Design.