mini LUMIO


My Lumio is one of my favorite design-objects I own. Seeing that they came out with a mini makes me happy.

(via John)

How to Peel Potatoes


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Why Do We Get Goose Bumps?

Why do we get goose bumps explanation video produce by Ryan Kellman and Adam Cole.

CreativeMornings Podcast: Ben Chestnut

One of my favorite CreativeMornings talks went up on our CreativeMornings Podcast last Friday. It features insightful and funny lessons learned by Ben Chestnut, Mailchimp CEO and co-founder.

Friday Link Pack

This made me laugh and appreciate Freshbooks even more…

– Interesting: Entro is a Chrome extension for Gmail that helps busy business people manage email introductions quickly and eliminate time suck of back and forth with double opt-in intros. Wondering: Will they feel less thoughtful?

– Standard Studio in Amsterdam helped plan the conversion of a school into apartments. Stunning. I would love to live like that.

Generosity is a new fundraising community by the team of Indiegogo.

– Amusing list of things we no longer see in offices. Carbon paper anyone?

– I use and love Slack at work. These jars make me swoon.

– Photos of cats shaking their heads.

– Love tacos? Love cats? You need this Tacocat shirt.

Fictional hotel notepads. Made me smile.

– New research indicates that GPS’s are hindering our ability to create mental maps of our surroundings. Mental Maps is trying to solve that problem.

– Do you like Noodle soups? Noodler is for you.

– I think my son would approve of this Robot Nightlight.

– This made me smile: A conference celebrating the creative, original, static (no backend) web sites, both old and new, that stand the test of time. Web 1.0 2015 in Portland, OR. (via)

Slidebox lets you organize your photos on your phone: Go through your photos and swipe up to trash unwanted photos and organize them into albums.

– The team at Percolate NYC is looking to hire a Communication Designer

GIF Dance Party. I have no words.


Happy Halloween

Boo Who and Happy Halloween everyone! May your candy collecting be successful!

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Plastic Bags of New York

plastic bags of new york

This project by Nicole Espina made my day: Plastic bags on the streets of NYC paired with real quotes from Humans of New York.

(Thanks Kiran)

The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home

The makers of the wonderful lost my name books are at it again: The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home. My kids will eat this up!

Guide To Candy Trading

With Halloween just around the corner, this Guide to Candy Trading made me laugh out loud.

How To Draw A Person

My son Tilo (5) started a YouTube Channel teaching you how to draw. Current tutorials include how to draw a person, jaguar, bat, owl and a snake. My heart is bursting.

(It got him his first commissioned illustration over on I Love Typography for a post on First Printed Children’s Books . See the header illustration on the left.)

Ulo Security Camera

This made me laugh: Ulo is a pet owl security camera interacting with you through eye expressions.

(via Chris)

GIF Maker

Gif Maker

The new GIF Maker from GIPHY allows you to easily make animated GIFs from videos. I am way too excited about this. Also, one of these days I will just respond to email with animated GIFs. Or I’ll have my catsistant do it.

(via Product Hunt)

Digit Automates Your Savings

An app that is tricking me into saving? I am down with that. Might give this one a try: Digit.

(via Chris)

Friday Link Pack

Reposting this again. Always good to get a refresher on what actually motivates us in life…

– The latest episode of our CreativeMornings Podcast just went live. It features a deep talk by Simon Sinek and a human rooster sound by our friend Hayley. (Matt our host is doing such a fantastic job.)

Post Script, a photographic series documenting the decline of rural post offices across America. (via)

– A handy Sugru Hack solution to store your phone.

The Dalai Lama’s daily routine and information diet.

– This is a pretty picture of a fish.

– Sarah Di Domenico found an old trunk in a thrift store filled with love letters and photos and decidee to put it all online:

Simple questions for writers.

– Now that the colder days are approaching this Faux Fur Blanket looks pretty good to me.

– The November issue of National Geographic is devoted entirely to climate change. (via)

– My friend Wesley Verhoeve runs a fantastic photo essay series highlighting creative communities: Hello Detroit.

– Woah! British Library on Flickr. (via)

Swiss Style Color Picker (via)

SaneNoReplies is a new feature of SaneBox that puts unanswered outgoing emails in a separate folder, reminding users to follow up the correspondence. (Love Sanebox overall!)

– This is a supercool, multifunctional backpack.

Framebridge Custom Picture Frames & Online Art Framing

– Parents! Check out PlumPrint: They turn your kid’s’ artwork into coffee table books, pillows, shower curtains etc.

– Hey ladies let’s just all stop saying “Sorry…”

– The fine folks at FastCompany in NYC are looking to hire a Senior Digital Designer.

Cooking as Therapy

cooking as therapy

I am not usually not big into tea towels but this one, by School of Life made me smile. I most certainly consider cooking as a form of therapy.

The Pleasure of Community

Yes to the importance of community.

(via Sally)

Kevin’s CreativeMornings Story

Kevin, my first hire at CreativeMornings shares his story and the tools required to build a thriving global creative community. Needless to say, this talk made me cry.

Bower Arch

Bower Arch

I am in love with this floor mirror by Bower called Arch.

Editions of 100

Editions of 1001-11

Editions of 100 is a beauty of a small online design store with original limited edition prints.

Pen Type-B

Love seeing how Che-Wei and Taylor have improved the Pen Type-A. I use mine often. And love it.

They are now launching Pen Type-B, a minimal pen in a pocketable sleeve engineered to last generations. Their current Kickstarter campaign is way over goal already. Totally happy for them.

Yay to makers of minimal, quality products.

Boldness Has Genius…

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back — concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.

Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.“

~ Partly by Goethe

Big thanks to my friend Steve Kroeter for sharing this powerful quote with me.

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