GOBAG

GOBAG is a carry-on duffel bag with an impressive feature: a vacuum compression system that can compact your soft gear. WOW!

“No Time to Be Nice at Work”

“How we treat one another at work matters. Insensitive interactions have a way of whittling away at people’s health, performance and souls.”

No Time to Be Nice at Work, by Christine Porath

The Life & Death of an iPhone

Paul Trillo shot and edited this film entirely on an iPhone using Vimeo’s Cameo app.

(via The Awesomer)

monYay: Notifly

Notifly

Notifly is a calendar notification device that sits on your desk and lets you know when you have a meeting, by blowing a bubble. It’s one of three joy-filled conceptual provocations created by IDEO NY designers for Studio 360’s Redesigns series. The goal of these inventions: turn much-dreaded Mondays into wahoo-worthy Mon-yays!

Friday Link Pack

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– We can get more done, if we care enough. And trust enough; A good bucket brigade

– I would totally adopt Harold the Jellyfish. Henry the slug is pretty cool too.

– Ok then: Sex in space is going to be way different than it is on Earth

– This made me laugh: Robot slips on Pop Tart while talking to dog.

– This is a beauty of a wall scone.

– Oh, this looks so great: Pineapple Coconut Daiquiri in a Pineapple Cup.

– This is completely nuts: Australian guys sink world record basketball shot off dam

Jar wall light. Or Jar Pendant Light.

Improv lessons applied to entrepreneurship

– Fathers talk about how the experience of raising a daughter altered their perspectives.

– How to hack Google Maps for offline use.

Interesting read on what David Allen did before “Getting Things Done”! (via)

– Hey parents of Minecraft obsessed kids, this will make their heads *explode*.

– Teachers! Did you know Codecademy offers resources to encourage your students to code? Check them out. (via)

– Treasure trove: Tools for designers (via Amrit)

– Good read: The Counterintuitive Art of Leading by Letting Go

– Finally: U.S. Bans Trans Fat

– Never forget to Enjoy The Process

– The fine folks at Sherpaa are looking to hire a Senior UX Designer.

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Charles Eames

“Design is a full time job
It is the way you look at politics, funny papers, listen to music, raise children”

Notes of “Advice to students” by Charles Eames

8 Lessons from Mister Rogers

I didn’t grow up with Mister Rogers, but his advice rings true even as a grown-up. Better late than never.

On Email

In other words, we may despise our inboxes (and 99% of what’s in them), but we’re neurochemically compelled to make sure that there isn’t something potentially important or pleasurable lurking in there this time. And then five minutes from now. And then again. And again. “The internal stimulus is the one that gets you,” Rosen says. “On balance, [email is] maybe 10% pleasure and 90% fear of missing out.”

Great read on How Email Became The Most Reviled Communication Experience Ever

Valentine Typewriter (1969)

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Ettore Sottsass’ Valentine Portable Typewriter design from 1969 makes my heart go pitter patter. What a beauty. Currently for sale over at Sotheby’s for an estimated $15,000-$20,000. An (expensive) beauty.

No Mug

No Mug

This No Mug made me chuckle.

Guest Toothbrush

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Love the simplicity of these bamboo guest toothbrushes by Izola.

One day I’ll read all those books…

The screenwriter, director and author Judd Apatow owns a lot of books and convinced himself that buying books is the same as reading. Glad to see I am not the only one… See the full article over on the NYTimes.

(via David Conrads Newsletter)

Elizabeth Gilbert on Inspiration,

Beautiful Elizabeth Gilbert quote. Taken from this blog post over on Brain Pickings.

Clay and Bros Sandals

Clay and Bros Sandals

Last week the fabulous Paul Octavious stopped by our studio and I couldn’t help but notice his supercool sandals. They are by Clay and Bros and are the most minimal Sandal you could ever buy, made of a parachute cord and a Vibram sole. I wish they had some photos on their site of people wearing them. They looked sharp on Paul…

Exploding Plants

Slow-motion footage of “exploding plants” compiled by the Smithsonian Channel. Mind blown!

(via Laughing Squid)

Friday Link Pack

“Drunk” Robots. Made me laugh.

Six days in North Korea.

– Cameron Moll introduces Spoken.co – like Instagram for audio.

Enough is a Lot.

– His name is simon, he makes typefaces. (This one looks fun)

– Some serious facepalms going on here: 20 astonishing holiday complaints (via Yng)

– First feature review of the iWatch that might make me want to buy one: Filling in the green circle, by Marco Arment.

– I wish we had room for this hammock in our office.

Walking in the Footsteps of Tragedy.

Bottle pouch, for those moments you need to carry a bottle around, stylishly.

Vegan Taxidermy.

– Student proves earth is surrounded by freaky plasma rings.

Lost posture: Why some indigenous cultures may not have back pain. Great listen!

– THIS: Let’s Not Schedule Phone Calls Anymore

– YUMM: Crispy frizzled artichokes

– Interesting read: Say No Without Burning Bridges

Surveillance Aesthetics (via Amrit)

The computer collector

– I am a huge fan of IFTTT! They are hiring a Senior Product Designer!

– Kevin (CreativeMornings former COO) shares his secret on how to pack ultra light for his 3 month trip around the world!

– First there was scouted now there is on the grid, the designer’s guide to NYC.

– The Cool Mom Picks ladies launched a Podcast on parenting. I like their bubbly energy on air.

Spam emails and interpreted as illustrations. (via)

– I can’t stop guessing what professions these animals represent… The cat is definitely an executive assistant that moved up to operations and *loves* it.

– Team CreativeMornings is looking for a Podcast Producer.

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Loopimal

This brand-new called Loopimal by YATATOY lets your kid (or yourself) playfully enter the world of computer sequencing. With intuitive and fun gestures Loopimal lets you create quirky animation sequences for different animals. The content is created with loops of melodies, rhythms or movements. I love this!

Photos of Buildings Up-Close

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Roland Fischer’s up-close photos of buildings around the globe are making my graphic designer heart sing!

(via CreativeMornings)

Make your own LEGO Gummy Bricks

Grant Thompson shares a tutorial on how to make completely edible gummy LEGO bricks and figures using a mixture of corn syrup, Jello, and gelatin.

(via colossal)

This:

“Admire those who admire others!”
Simon Sinek

Only Human

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It’s one of those days where I need to remind myself I am Only Human.

Carpet Beater

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I completely forgot about the existence of Carpet Beaters.