Wishbone 3-in-1 Bike

My kids are too big for this 3-in-1 bike at this point, but I would definitely get one if they weren’t.

Laundry Punch Bag

A Laundry Punch Bag? Brilliant!

Feelings

So many feelings.

Transparent Rain Boots

As if the idea of transparent rain boots wasn’t hilarious enough, the Bobo Choses’ product photography is really next level. Hat tip!

Most Unusual Looking Lounge Chair Ever

I walked by a furniture store in San Francisco yesterday and this giant green thing caught my eye. I walked in and simply asked “What is this?” “A lounge chair, the lady replied, very matter of fact!” Ah! Kyle who was traveling with me, immediately proceeded to fall into it. Can’t remember the last time a piece of furniture made me laugh this much. Pratone was designed in 1971 and is sold by Gufram.

Law Of Attraction

Keep Your Eye On The Donut

“Keep your eye on the donut, not on the hole.”
– David Lynch

Leadership

Pleasure vs Happiness

“A life that doesn’t include hard-won accomplishment and triumph over obstacles may not be a satisfying one. There is something deeply fulfilling — even thrilling — in doing almost anything difficult extremely well. There is a joy and pride that come from pushing yourself to another level or across a new frontier. A life devoted only to the present — to feeling good in the now — is unlikely to deliver real fulfillment. The present moment by itself it too small, too hollow. We all need a future. Something beyond and greater than our own present gratification, at which to aim or feel we’ve contributed.” 
— The Triple Package

Found in this article: If It Doesn’t Suck, It’s Not Worth Doing

Giant Colorful Pencils

These giant colorful pencils carved into gray Aspens by Jonna Pohjalainen made me look.

Low Budget…

This poster sums up my approach to starting companies.

Pain

“The pain is a kind of challenge your mind presents — will you learn how to focus and move past boredom, or like a child will you succumb to the need for immediate pleasure and distraction?” 
— Robert Greene

Found in this article: If It Doesn’t Suck, It’s Not Worth Doing

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You Are What You Love

This movie scene from Adaption made me gasp:

“You are what you love, not what loves you.
– Charlie Kaufman”

So much yes. YES!

Friday Link Pack


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Rejection (and the four paths)

– “Observation is no substitute for doing.” On being a bad manager, by Jason Fried.

– “There’s a lot of anxiety right now about Gen Z’s amount of screen time. But have you seen what we’re up to?” Letter home from Camp Wolfram

– Here’s a wall hook for the cycling obsessed.

– Start Planning for Fall Now With This Interactive Foliage Map

– The remarkable James Victore is sharing his wisdom

– If you close the Amazon app, get off the couch, and shop at independent shops this holiday season, you could be helping rebuild your local economy.

– A monthly expenses template for digital workers. Digital expenses sum up quickly.

3 Ways to Make Your OOO More Human

– You can now see Instagram Stories on the web.

AR Experiments is a site that features work by coders who are experimenting with augmented reality (via)

Son secretly makes a video about his mom to help her find a boyfriend

– Practical:Sink Caddy.

– MIT researchers created a workout suit with ventilating flaps that open when you sweat and get hot.

– Instagram takes up 30% of mine: How to see which apps are wasting your iPhone battery

10+ Times Kids Came Up With Amazing DIY Inventions

Let Anthony Bourdain teach you how to fight food waste

Why Are Airplane Windows Round?

We the people.

Chinese Company Sets Guinness World Record for the Most Robots Dancing Simultaneously

– psst… Tattly is running a Labor Day Sale. Get 30% off on all pairs with code SUMMERVIBES30.

Why Patagonia is Fighting for Public Lands

(via 11am)

Uncertainty

“The greatest creators train not only in their chosen fields, but in the alchemy of fear.”
– Jonathan Fields

From this interview in which Jonathan talks about his book from 2012 on Uncertainty.

Caption this

I am quite excited about this: For the month of September CreativeMornings is running a Caption Contest in partnership with our global partner Shutterstock.

What you see above is the first image to kick it off. Head over to Instagram or Twitter to add your caption.

(Underwater selfie with friend by Kletr)

Playfully Interactive Paper Toys

Love these animated paper puppets by Japanese designer Haruki Nakamura.

The Pessimist’s Umbrella


The Pessimist’s Umbrella is for those who know that expecting the worst need not be cause for despair. The umbrella has a rainfall print on the inside, along with Seneca’s pessimistic aphorism: ‘What need is there to weep over parts of life? The whole of it calls for tears.’ Made me laugh.

Good Vibes hooks

These hooks come with good vibes. Made me smile.

A few Words of Advice for Brain Pickers

There’s no such thing as a 15 minute call, or coffee, or meeting with someone you don’t really know.

I keep coming back to this article by Jason Fried

Love

“Love is the only way to grasp another human being in the innermost core of his personality. No one can become fully aware of the very essence of another human being unless he loves him. By his love he is enabled to see the essential traits and features in the beloved person; and even more, he sees that which is potential in him, which is not yet actualized but yet ought to be actualized. Furthermore, by his love, the loving person enables the beloved person to actualize these potentialities. By making him aware of what he can be and of what he should become, he makes these potentialities come true.”
– Viktor Frankl

(via Bailey)

Skateboarding Dog

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