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Stone Backpack

stone backpack by Jana Sternback

This stone backpack by Jana Sternback is everything.

Pool Rug

Pool Rug

I endorse rugs that break out of the good old rectangle format. Pool Rug gets my thumbs up.

Secret Room

secret room

These books shelves hide a secret room.

When Nobody is Looking

“You know, I’m not a huge fan of the concept of ‘passion’ when it comes to careers. Instead of trying to answer the daunting question of ‘What’s your passion?’ it’s better simply to watch what you do when you’ve got time of your own and nobody’s looking.”
– Daniel H. Pink

Hello there, dressed Lemur.

Dressed Lemur

There is something about animals dressed in clothes. This lemur by Yago Partal really speaks to me. And, then of course, there’s the Berkley Animals.

Bardos in Mandagon

Mandagon is a video game inspired by Tibetan Buddhism.

(via Chris)

Monday!

Monday Morning

Hello there, Monday! (Photography by Alena Zhandarova)

Zubits, Magnetic Shoe Closures

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My son would totally approve: Zubits are magnetic shoe closures that easily snap together allowing the wearer to quickly put on or remove a pair of shoes without having to tie the laces.

Moving: Vincent van Gogh Today

This is surprisingly moving: In an episode of Doctor Who from 2010, the Doctor and his companion Amy take Vincent van Gogh, who was not a commercially successful artist in his own lifetime, to the Musée d’Orsay to see an entire room filled with his paintings.

(via Kottke)

“Soy Yo” Video

Fantastic video by Bomba Estéreo – an ode to independent girls! Definitely showing this my 10 year old today!

Friday Link Pack

Seventy-five year old Ruben Pardo is the oldest elevator manual operator in Los Angeles. For six days a week over the past 40 years, he has helped the patrons of the Art Deco marvel at 5514 Wilshire Blvd “up and down” while enlightening them with positive musings on the simple joys of life. Congrats on 40 years Ruben!

– Infographic: 50 Useful Keyboard Shortcuts

– My kids think this Doo Doo Head Mask is hilarious.

Inflatable furniture that you can also use in the pool.

A Napkin Novel.

– This cloud light is aaaaadorable.

Mondrian Emoji.

This girl is winning at life.

– We all want to be part of a club. Now you can be part of a sock club. And you’ll get a new pair of socks every month.

David Bowie Answers the Famous Proust Questionnaire

Radiooooo: A Musical Time Machine That Lets You Hear What Played on the Radio in Different Times/Places

Ne vous trumpez pas.

– Whoa! Super interesting geometric rugs!

– You should totally get a Brooklyn Brownstone for your cat.

– This made me laugh: niceballs dangle beneath your desk so you can discretely de-stress

– Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston talk about their collaboration, ‘A Child of Books’.

Google’s guide to effective teams.

Leonardo Da Vinci’s To Do List (circa 1490) Is Much Cooler Than Yours

Vote Gif!

– I like this custom photo necklace.

– Loving loving loving the new Tattly set by Christoph Niemann.

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Ego is stolen. Confidence is earned.

“When we remove ego, we’re left with what is real. What replaces ego is humility, yes—but rock-hard humility and confidence. Whereas ego is artificial, this type of confidence can hold weight. Ego is stolen. Confidence is earned.”
– Ryan Holiday, Ego is the Enemy

Rhom Trivet

Rhom Trivel

Rhom Trivet by Shane Schneck is beautiful.

Dishwasher Sign

dishwasher sign

We so totally need this reversible dishwasher sign at work! Only problem, our dishwasher is not magnetic.

Christoph Niemann Tattly

Tattly by Christoph Riemann

My favorite perk of running Tattly is that I get to collaborate with talented individuals like Christoph Niemann. Yesterday, we launched a new set with his designs, it’s called The Petting Zoo. And my kids are crazy for them.

I am a huge admirer of Christoph’s work. You might have seen his New York Covers, his Books or maybe you’ve watched his CreativeMornings talk.

And now you can wear more of his art on your skin. Enjoy!

The first secret of design is … noticing

As human beings, we get used to “the way things are” really fast. But for designers, the way things are is an opportunity … Could things be better? How? In this funny, breezy talk, Tony Fadell, the man behind the iPod and the Nest thermostat shares some of his tips for noticing — and driving — change.

Relationships Are Hard, But Why?

Relationships are hard. But what if it’s not you or them or sex, money or even who picks up the socks. What if there is a far more primitive reason? Interesting talk by Stan Catkin.

Simone Giertz’s Most Spectacular Robots

I adore this woman and her completely absurd robots.

Patience

nerd humor

This nerd humor pin made me chuckle. Patience by Jez Burrows.

A Hotel Room Without Walls

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Leave it to the always inspiring Swiss Riklin Brothers, to reinvent the concept of what makes a hotel room: No real estate, no walls and no roof. Null Stern Hotel simply an open air double bed, available for reservations. What’s not to love?

To Due

To Due

This To Due Notepad by Andrew Neyer made me laugh.

Gemini Espresso Maker

Gemini Espresso Maker

Ah! This Gemini Espresso Maker is the cutest. I bet the coffee is excellent.