Designer Inka Mathew matches tiny objects with their corresponding Pantone color. Made me smile.
While on vacation in Switzerland, Ella (9) made a friend that didn’t speak English, so I downloaded them the SayHi Translate App. The app covers 43 languages and dialects. While it’s not always perfect, it sure is helpful and makes for a good laugh here and then. What an amazing time we live in.
Zoetropes is a pre-film animation technique that relies on a rotating sequence of images or objects that’s photographed or displayed with a strobe light to create the illusion of motion. For his degree project at the ANU School of Art in Australia, digital artist Elliot Schultz devised his own method: the Embroidered Zoetrope.
Today’s a big day! Tattly turns 4! What was meant as a side project so my kids could walk around with cool temporary tattoos, designed by actual artists, illustrators and designers has taken off like a rocket. We are now in over 1,000 stores around the world including the Tate Modern Shop, MoMA, JCrew and have a roster of over 100 artists. Someone pinch me!
We’re celebrating the big milestone with our yearly “happy our birthday to you sale”: Now thru Monday, July 13th, take 50% off with code BDAYSUIT. This year’s The Super Set includes a gift from us: an advance offering of the upcoming Application Kit which includes a Tattly Sponge, Water Bottle, and an It’s Only Temporary Apron with a matching Tattly designed by Ladyfingers Letterpress.
It’s fun being 4, right?
Considered modern design classics, Steve Frykolm’s Herman Miller Picnic Posters are in the permanent collections of museums all over the world, including the Museum of Modern Art.
The Picnic Posters offers a rare glimpse into Steve’s meticulous archives unearthing sketches and stories over 40 years old, alongside a visit to reprint his first picnic poster from 1970.
A bit of history of the area I used to call home until I moved to NYC at the age of 26 (and where I am currently on vacation.)
– This Graffiti artist versus city pressure washer experiment made me chuckle.
– I would totally live in one of these. No problem.
– SpreadTHAT! Advanced Butter Knife is an ingenious, award-winning design that uses the warmth of your hand to make short work of cold butter.
– Ha, these nametags made me laugh.
– Chicken Drumstick Pillow. Made me chuckle.
– Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson talks about inaccurate perceptions, and how we view ourselves is often not how we come across to others. Halvorson’s latest book is No One Understands You and What to Do About It (via)
– “People are magnets. When you’re grateful for what you have, you will attract more of the positive and good. Gratitude is contagious.” 8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M. <-- annoying title, great read.
- Wow this is some seriously cool, futuristic clothing for kids.
– Lovely: Strangers drawing strangers.
– Who knew you could use coffee grounds to produce dyes for screen printing.
– Esther Perel shares some interesting thoughts on relationships and intimacy.
– Mule in SF is looking for a Senior Designer.
Ricky Syers is an off-beat 50 year old street performer who found his calling as a puppeteer after a lifetime of manual labor. While performing in New York City’s Washington Square Park, he met Doris Diether, an 86 year old community activist. They became friends and he made a marionette that looks just like her. Now she’s joined his act and the two of them can often be seen performing together.
YES to living a creative life and human connection!
Norwegian explorer, lawyer, and writer Erling Kagge shared some insights on the international art market in his new book A Poor Collector’s Guide to Buying Great Art. Kagge’s practical yet entertaining step-by-step guide shows readers how to get started in collecting art and how to find pieces that they will enjoy for many years, as well as how to identify and avoid pitfalls and deceptive temptations.
“There’s no line item on a balance sheet for ‘give a damn,’ but it’s the most valuable thing you’ve got in the business.”
— Casey Gerald
How incredibly supercool is this fold-up ORU Kayak? I noticed one while spending a day at the lake of Constance today. They fold down to a compact, backpack-able package. Supercool. All I kept thinking is that I could easily take this on the NYC subway. Ha!
Assembly instructions below:
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