Banner Sticky Notes

banner sticky notes

These Banner Sticky Notes by Fred & Friends made me chuckle. Oh the fun that could be head!

An Interview with Milton Glaser

Wonderful interview with the legendary and wise Milton Glaser, as part of Costa Rica’s International Design Festival.

Easter DIY

Tattly on Eggs

Here’s a fun crafts project: Put Tattly on (Dancing) Easter Eggs.

Retro Cassette iPhone Speaker

Retro Cassette Player Styled Portable Speaker For iPhone

This retro cassette player iphone speaker made me chuckle. Probably sounds horrible, just like the original I had when I was a kid, sans iphone.

Giant Bubbles

This must be the most wonderfully zen and magical video on YouTube. Thanks to my studiomate Albert Lee for pointing me to it.

The Wonders Within Your Head

wonders within your head

There’s a party in my head..

(via Melissa Easton)

I Feel So Online

I feel so online

I feel so online print by Jean Jullien. Made me smile.

YES

YES

I feel as everyone is trying to learn to say NO these days. I feel a bit bad for YES.

Amazon Dash Wand

amazon dash

Amazon Dash is a handheld Wi-Fi wand that includes a barcode scanner and a microphone, allowing you to scan or say what you’re running low on without having to leave your kitchen. Woah, Amazon is agressively taking convenience to a whole new level. I can’t help but admit that this doesn’t feel good. Don’t get me wrong, I am guilty of ordering from Amazon. But I have consciously started reconsidering what exactly I am ordering online. If a small local business sells it close by, I will go there.

The examples they’re showing in this video are making me a bit sad; milk? You really want to get one jug of milk in a big cardboard delivered the next day? Also, doesn’t the iphone app already do exactly this?

ps: I first thought this was an April’s Fools Joke.

Friday Link Pack

(thanks Jessica)

- The art of Japanese gift wrapping. (thanks Yoko)

- Time to vote: 2014 Public Radio Bracket Madness.

- How to Join Girls Dancing on the Floor. (YouTube, you never cease to amaze.)

- Love this Cake Stand.

- My kids *love* using JibJab.

- For the love of Money, by Sam Polk

- “Your grandparents probably drank twice as much coffee as you do.” Read more here.

- Need a simple crafts project for your kids this weekend? We love these Easy Sewing Cards.

- Emily Cohen can help you Take the Pain out of Proposals & Pricing with her Skillshare class.

- Oh the memories: Sony Walkman TPS-L2

- This bird house made me laugh.

- This 12 year old drummer is so legit. Watch it. (via)

- Oh, NYC, you look good from above.

- Excited for the Shaun the Sheep Movie to be released.

- NYTNow is a brand new app by the New York Times featuring the day’s biggest stories, summarized by a team of editors in the Times newsroom.

- If you like built in shelfing systems, you’ll probably dig this loft.

- I wish my hair would cooperate with this bun technique.

- You order some stuff on the Internet and it shows up three hours later. Radiolab looked into the magical process.

- Fred Wilson shares some thoughts on Tweeting vs Blogging.

- My son pointed at one of his superheroes this morning asking me what his name was. I had no idea. Now I know. It was Cyborg.

- James Victore says There Ain’t No Rules.

- My friends at Tinybop are looking to hire a iOS Play Engineer and a iOS Developer (C++ focus).

Fiercely Curious

Fiercely Curious

Fiercely Curious lets you buy local Brooklyn art online. Love this idea. I believe in the buying local, not just when it comes to my veggies.

Habit List

Habit List

I have been trying to change up my daily routines a bit and form new habits. So, when Jessica told me about Habit List last night I made sure to download it asap. It looks just like the app I’ve been waiting for to help me stay focused and on track with my new daily goals. It’s the little things that make a big difference, isn’t it?

The Expert

I have in fact been in a meeting just like this one.

(via Seth Godin)

CreativeMornings in Copenhagen, Rio + Charleston

squarespace unlocking new cities

CreativeMornings is searching for three outstanding organizers who want to bring CreativeMornings to: Copenhagen (Denmark), Charleston (USA), and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). To kickstart these chapters, the chosen organizers will each receive a $1000 (USD) starter sponsorship from Squarespace for their first events.

In the last five years, 71 volunteer teams have hosted over 1000 free CreativeMornings lectures to create an open, accessible space for their local creative communities to meet up and share ideas. Interested? Learn more here.

4 Minute Workout

Quick 4 is based on the concept of high intensity interval training (HIIT). It follows the popular Tabata protocol, a regimen originally used by Japanese Olympic athletes. It’s similar to the much talked about 7 Minute Workout.

Quick 4 is free for download for two days only.

Kaleidoscope Portraits


Kaleidoscope PortraitsNorg Nodis

I am totally mesmerized by these Kaleidoscope Portraits by Norg Nodis.

Pibal Bicycle

Pibal

A bicycle crossed with a scooter? Yes, please! It’s a brainchild of Philippe Starck and car company Peugeot. It’s only a prototype for now, but I sure do hope it will go into production!

Mad Lettering Skills

Designer Tom Williams filmed two gentlemen road painters painting a bus stop. They show some mad lettering skills! You’d think they’d use a pencil but they don’t.

♥ / Edward Tufte, Presenting Data and Information, 1-day course

A big thank you to Edward Tufte for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

EDWARD TUFTE, PRESENTING DATA AND INFORMATION
Chicago, April 14, 15
San Jose, May 5
San Francisco, May 7, 8, 9
Bethesda, June 3
Arlington, June 5, 6
Seattle, Portland, Denver, August

EDWARD TUFTE, THE THINKING EYE
Lecture at University of Illinois,
Urbana/Champaign, Foellinger Auditorium, April 10, 7pm

EDWARD TUFTE, THE COGNITIVE ART OF FEYNMAN DIAGRAMS
Art exhibit at Fermilab Art Gallery,
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory,
Batavia, IL, April 15 – June 26

NEW ONE-DAY ADVANCED COURSE
Lectures by Jonathan Corum, Bret Victor, Mike Bostock, Edward Tufte,
San Jose, May 6

www.edwardtufte.com

Givers and Takers

“People tend to have one of three ‘styles’ of interaction. There are takers, who are always trying to serve themselves; matchers, who are always trying to get equal benefit for themselves and others; and givers, who are always trying to help people.”

Wharton Professor Adam Grant Explains Why The Most Successful People Are Givers, by Drake Baer

Native New Yorker

I am so totally not a Native New Yorker. But I sure do call New York my home, so this song from 1977 made me smile. Native New Yorker is a song written by Sandy Linzer and Denny Randell and was a 1977 hit single for the dance band Odyssey.

Best Drying Rack

While I find it quite bold that they called their drying rack the Best Drying Rack. I admit I am intrigued by its shape.

Invisible Tattly

Invisible Tattly

We *just* launched our very first Invisible Tattly in collaboration with Mario the Magician.

It feels good to innovate.

Let’s Remember to…

be kind

… be kind. I’d totally hang this banner in my office.