Hasselblad’s mirrorless X1D camera

Hasselblad XiD

Photo nerds unite: Hasselblad’s mirrorless X1D camera brings portability to medium format

Doodle

Doodle

The other day I sent a few friends a Doodle and it turns out they had never heard of this brilliant service. You haven’t either? But you sure know how hard it can be to find a convenient time for several people to meet? Not with Doodle. It allows you to quickly mutually agree on a time. Try it!

(There’s a whole category on my blog filled with Resources and Tools. Have a look!)

LEGO Vintage 1960s Volskwagen

LEGO_VW

LEGO designers have developed a new flashback kit, a vintage 1960 Volkswagon Beetle. LOVE!

(via Chris)

A Documentary About Dieter Rams

A first ever feature documentary on Dieter Rams made by Gary Hustwit? YES PLEASE! Definitely supporting this Kickstarter. Gary Hustwit knows what he is doing. Have you seen his previous movies Helvetica and Objectified?

Wooden Spoons

wooden spoons

I approve of the design and color scheme of these simple wooden spoons. Want!

Plume Wi-Fi

Plume Wifi

Plume offers a new take on improving home Wi-Fi by eliminating the router entirely and replacing it with a fleet of mini-hubs that plug right into your wall sockets. YES!

On Being Too Hard on Yourself

“…, people high in self-compassion are honest about their own short-comings and contribution to failure, but they don’t beat themselves up for it. Rather, they comfort themselves, they recognize failure and mistakes as part of life, and they see the situation as a chance to grow.”

The Dangers of Being Too Hard On Yourself, by Christian Jarrett

Liz Danzico: Pros & cons of managing remotely

Hired Liz Danzico

Liz Danzico is Creative Director of NPR and manages the team almost fully remotely. In this recent episode of Hired Cameron Moll discusses the pros and cons of working and managing remotely, as well as her role as Chair of the MFA Interaction Design graduate program at SVA. Oh, and making fresh bread.

ZigZag City Guides for Kids

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I just got my hands on a ZigZag City Guide New York. It’s a guide made for kids. It comes with beautifully designed cards filled with fun facts, history, and activities to do. Also available in an edition for San Francisco, London, Rome and Paris. Really adorable! Can’t wait to show it to E and T.

JAM – Online Courses for Kids

JAM

I am continuously impressed by what Zach and his team are coming up with. First DIY and now JAM: online courses for kids. I wish this would have been around (and the internet) when I was a kid, growing up on the Swiss country side, *so* hungry to learn and connect with other kids. Can’t wait to see what other classes will be next! (Secretly hoping for a sewing class!)

Fortune Cookie Necklace

Fortune Cookie Necklace

Who doesn’t love a fortune cookie? Here’s one you can wear around your neck, made out of gold. Thumbs up!

So So Tasty

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In need of some cooking inspiration? The So So Tasty algorithm searches Twitter for conversations and musings about food and then ranks and displays the results, giving you insight into the way the world thinks about food at this moment in time. FUN!

(via Jeff)

Creation

“Creation is in large part of merely the business of forgoing the great and small distractions.”
– E.B. White

(Taken from this CreativeMornings talk by Jocelyn K Glei)

Beliefs Are Infectious

“Beliefs are infectious, so choose your friends carefully.”
Steve Pavlina

(via Jocelyn)

Broken Image Tote Bag

Broken Image Tote Bag

This tote bag had a cool image, but the file got corrupted. Please try refreshing your tote or try again later.

Golden Ratio Finder

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Perfect proportions observed in nature often follow the theory of the golden ratio. Historically, artists, designers and architects have used it as a means of defining beauty in a theoretical rather than intuitive way. Use the Golden Section Finder, a pocket sized gazing device, to locate the proportional perfection in your surroundings. Totally going to use this with my kids, walking around the city!

Work in The Age of Distraction

In this CreativeMornings/Los Angeles talk the impressive Jocelyn K Glei Jocelyn talks about work and creativity in the age of distraction.

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Free Wi-Fi Experiment

Imagine if free Wi-Fi was the key to getting strangers to talk with each other! Wonderful little experiment by Michael Reiner and Ivan Cash.

Pool Rug

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This lovely rug was inspired by the historic making technique of colonial American braided rugs. It is made to order from natural undyed wool in Rhode Island.

Friday Link Pack

Impressive work by MethodStudios.

– Not a new read, but still timely: Why Is It Hard to Make Friends Over 30?

Hanging Animal Furoshiki Designed by Cochae

Lacona lets you control your Mac using natural language (via)

A few more vegetables and a little less meat may reduce diabetes risk

Here’s the reason why you can’t photocopy money

Visiting my dad on Google Street View. (via)

British grandma includes “please” and “thank you” in Google searches, on belief that manners make search quicker (via)

– A giant, creepy, realistic wool cat head you can wear as a mask

– Your butt is proof that you should wear sunscreen every day

When emotion is impaired, so was decision-making. (via)

– Here’s the 2016 “World’s 50 Best Restaurants” list

Instagram likes and comments are plummeting

Rainbow sticky Notes.

– An impressive, portable new Bluetooth speaker from Bang & Olufsen.

Banana purse? What?

– Beautiful, minimal pitcher.

– This is a lovely top.

73 Questions with James Corden. I adore this man.

– Here’s how you can make your own essential oil diffuser.

The Warning Signs of Adulthood. Made me chuckle.

The Empty Cups Award

– A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles and other cool shit like sparkly people. Found it here.

– I totally want one of these custom walnut light boxes.

– Woah! Bold move: Zenefits dares its employees: Get behind our turnaround or please get out

– This is important. Please watch: This former CIA officer has a lesson for Americans

The quality of one’s childhood has an overwhelming effect on the course of adult life.

– Carolyn Wood is one of the kindest and most generous souls I have met through the internet. She needs our help. Join me in supporting her.

– Kids are off to Camp and parents are struggling to find cool stuff to send and surprise them. Tattly got you covered with the Camp Bundles. Forget snacks! Send Tattly!

– MTV is looking to hire a Jr Product Designer.

♥ / Kosmosphaera – Giant Glass Marbles

Big thanks to Kosmosphaera for sponsoring my blog and RSS Feed this week.

Kosmosphaera” are oversized, beautiful glass marbles made in Switzerland by a team of Swiss artist and designers: Valérie, Jodoc, both form Lausanne’s prestigious art school, ECAL and Matteo Gonet an impressively talented glassmaker. Each marble is handmade in Basel, Switzerland, and weighs an impressive 13kg (28lbs). Each marble is completely unique and numbered. Want a custom one? Just ask! Or simply want to see them up close? Check out images on Instagram or see them live during the following exhibitions:

Château de Vullierens, Mobilab Art Gallery, Switzerland, June 1-19
Hublot Polo Gold Cup, Gstaadt, Switzerland, August 16-21
London Design Fair, booth L10 sept 22-25


(Interested in sponsoring a week of my RSS feed, learn more here.)

Product Roadmap Planning Tools

Do you run a product company? What software do you use to plan your product roadmap? Care to share in a comment below or in a reply to the above Tweet? Thank you!

Octopus watch for Kids

Octopus is an icon-based watch that teaches kids good habits and the concept of time. Smart.

Purpose

“When you have purpose, you don’t have time for negativity.”
– Mark Victor Hansen

(via)