Rainbow

rainbow

This rainbow photograph by Sarah Illenberger made me chuckle. Would make for a good wall piece in any kitchen…

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Maria Popova in Conversation with Krista Tippett

Maria Popova On Being

I am a fan of the podcast On Being as it is, but this episode with Maria Popova, force behind brain pickings, stopped me in my tracks. What a gentle, wise, old soul Maria is. I am lucky to call her a friend.

Married for 55 Years

The story of a 55 years of marriage.

Rope Masks

Rope Masks

I am alternating between being terrified and fascinated looking at these Rope Masks.

Happy House

Happy House

Yes, I would hang this happy house print by Eliot Kruszynski in my home.

Something You Love

“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.”
— Maya Angelou

Yup.

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It’s Gonna Be Ok. Pin by Adam J. Kurtz.

Comma Queen

The New Yorker has a video series on language. In this episode, Mary Norris talks about commas.

Procastinator Patch

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Procastinator Patch by NO FUN. Made me smile.

Friday Link Pack

(Beautiful mini documentary of one of my former employees and longstanding CreativeMornings volunteers: Yoko Ohama. Created by our CreativeMornings videographer Ben Hallman!)

– Someones looking at me. It might be this shirt.

– My son’s head exploded when I showed him this LEGO Car, built by Raul Oaida, out of half-a-million Lego pieces. Also, it actually drives.

– Interesting job opportunity: The New Republic is looking to find a Director of Product Design.

– These little black photo books are stunning.

Wallpaper you can color in by Jon Burgerman.

– Always remember to Do your best.

Leano, half picnic mat, half lounging chair.

– This portable speaker by Marshall makes me swoon.

– The Bench Go Round, an interactive two-way city bench that spins on its axis. So much fun.

– WOW: The octobass is a string instrument that’s almost twice the size of a bass, so big that it makes a cello look like a violin.

– DIY Folding Letters.

– Animated GIF recipe: How to chiffonate

Interesting answers by MoMA Curator Paola Antonelli in her Reddit Ask Me Anything!

– This article made me laugh: Playground Purgatory.

What 2,000 calories looks like

– Congrats to CoolMomPicks on launching a food section; CoolMomEats.

– Father and daughter building an (ineffective) cereal eating machine. What a cool dad!

– Homemade Rainbow popsicles. Yes!

– Tattly launched a new collaboration with Rifle Paper, the Lovely Set.

– NYC based technology startup Just Works is looking to hire a Front-End Designer. We use Just Works for CreativeMornings and absolutely love it.

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The Reinvention of Normal

I just watched this wonderful mini-documentary on artist, inventor, and designer Dominic Wilcox with my kids. Everyone’s mind was blown.

(In case you’re a parent and not familiar with The Kid Schould See this I recommend you put that blog on your radar.

Pizza in the Wild

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Pizza in the wild by Los Angeles based photographer Jonpaul Douglass. Made me smile.

Rainbow Cake

Rainbow Cake

How can you not fall in love with this rainbow cake?

Not Seeing The World

Not seeing The World

This photo series by fellow Swiss Clarina Bezzola is hitting a cord with me. It’s titled Not seeing the World and depicts an individual who is constantly absorbed in the dialogues with her inner voices and misses the beautiful world around.

Lovely Set

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Really thrilled about today’s launch of the Lovely Tattly Set by Rifle Paper. It’s the sequel to the super popular Floral Set. The continued joy my team and I get out of launching new temporary tattoos is refreshing. I hope it never stops.

How To Read The Menu in…

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I just received a copy of these incredibly charming booklets that will help you navigate restaurant menus in Spain, Italy and France. The three phrase books feature simple A–Z listings that make it easy to find items that perplex the diner, allowing for navigation around ingredients that offend, disgust or just don’t appeal. While it’s probably easier to quickly Google the ingredient on your phone, I appreciate the analog approach to this ‘problem’.

No Shoe Policy

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We have a no shoe policy in our home. This doormat would make that quite clear, wouldn’t it?

Pillow

pillow

I am not a pillow person. But this one caught my eye.

Son Lux: Change is Everything

Impressive music video for the lead single from Son Lux’s upcoming album Bones.

Friday Link Pack

Gravity from Clemens Wirth on Vimeo.

– Great read by David Hieatt for anyone running a company: Competition is a fact of life.

– Throwing a party anytime soon? Check out Oh Happy Day’s brand new online party shop.

Moon Floor Mat. Supercool.

– Impressive how Poppin has become the place to completely furnish your office, no longer just desk items.

– Did you know you could use Vodka to cure stinky feet, clean your eye glasses or you can use it to make a perfect bendable icepack? There’s more.

– Some really useful, simple writing tips. (via)

– I think we need a few of these plant holders for our new office space. Supercool.

– I wouldn’t mind calling this Farmhouse Reclaimed Walnut Cutting Board my own.

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Ray Bradbury on Storytelling, friendship, and why he never learned to drive: A lost vintage interview

– Keep coming back to this mini documentary of Oliver Jeffers, by the talented Mac Premo.

– The Fermi Paradox — Where Are All The Aliens? (via)

This inventive strap uses your body’s own tension to keep your spine in a healthy position while sitting.

Kickstarter is about to launch in Germany. How exciting.

– These Fruit Notepads made me chuckle.

– Currently one of my favorite design blogs: Ignant.

Designer keychain.

– It’s a stool – it’s a side table: Flip Around Chair

– An inflatable Pizza Slice Float! YES!

The craziest thing we can do is nothing. Sean Tulgetske design for Tattly Does Good. 80% of the proceeds of this Tattly purchase go to Charity Water. Makes me happy.

– Toca Boca in Brooklyn is looking to find a Design Director.

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CreativeMornings: John Forté

In this beautiful CreativeMornings talk, former Fugees band member, John Forté shares his story, from his humble beginnings, to his successes, his 7 years in jail and to where he is now. This is the first time we had a musician perform on stage at one of our New York events. For me, it’s been one of the most magical CreativeMornings I had the chance to experience to date.

(Big thank you to the AV team at Google in providing Ben with some extra awesome footage for this video)

Connection

“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.”

Brené Brown