The Black Hole

The newest MailChimp commercial featuring a black hole made me giggle. I know that black hole feeling well.

Nothing beats their MailShrimp short film. If you haven’t seen it, please do so now!

A Digital Archive of Soviet Children’s Books


Playing Soviet” is an interactive database of children’s book illustrations drawing from little-known and rarely-seen Soviet children’s books from the Cotsen Collection at Princeton’s Firestone Library.

(via Open Culture)

Alphabetizing Books

In case you ever wondered what the fastest way is to alphabetize your bookshelf. Now you know.

Enough

“The longest lived businesses in the world aren’t the ones that were biggest in their day. Many of them are family firms, or small to mid-sized enterprises content with steady evolvement of their niche. Content with enough.”

Enough by DHH

Line wave

Linewave Print, by Berger & Föhr

That Time of The Year

It’s that time of the year again, here in the U.S! Happy 4th of July everyone!

Current Status

It’s So Simple:

Be Nice Tea Towel by David Shrigley.

The Habit Of Reading

“To acquire the habit of reading is to create for yourself a refuge from almost all of the miseries of life.”
– W. Somerset Maugham

(Available as a print, here.)

Plant Prints

Don’t have a green thumb or can’t have plants for another reason? Put some plants on your walls. Leaf Print 1 and Leaf Print 2.

Le Corsaire Mobile

A Calder inspired mobile. Made me look.

Friday Link Pack

Michael Ventura spoke at CreativeMornings/NYC on how we have savant-like talents residing in us and we don’t take enough changes to find out.

– Super cool: NASA Apollo Saturn V Lego set

– You can now search for jobs on Google. Wow.

Send this 9 year old a birthday Tweet. I just did. He is being bullied. Let’s shower him with love.

– I could use this at the office: Tip-Proof drinkware.

These photographs are stunning.

Chill desk looks super versatile.

Instagram tests favorites, a major rethinking of private sharing (via)

Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?

Neuroscience Tells Us How to Hack Our Brains for Success

– KILD architects have designed a wildlife crossing that will help animals pass over a busy highway near Seoul in South Korea. Beautiful.

The 25 most influential people on the internet, according to TIME Magazine.

– Every citizen of the U.S.A should know about advocate.io.

Go Pro now offers a drone. This is the first time I’d consider getting one.

It’s a Llama. It’s a doorstop. It made me laugh.

Wealthsimple is beautifully designed and seems incredibly thoughtful.

Our Mothers as We Never Saw Them

– Live in NYC? La Marina is magical. We are having our next CreativeMornings there and I CAN NOT WAIT!

– Do you ever wonder if you’re normal? This can help.

– My friend raved about Chime, an app to find a babysitter. Looks really good.

– Hey New Yorkers with interest in Swiss culture: Alain Tanner movies are coming to Metrograph in NYC.

How to Live With Critics (Whether You’re an Artist or the President)

– Lovely: A DIY Japanese kite kit that comes in its own reusable cardboard briefcase.

Philographics is a visual dictionary of philosophy explaining big ideas in simple shapes.

– How did I not know about 1stdibs.com?

– It’s 4th of July weekend. Put a burger on the grill and a Rosemary Tattly on you.

circumstances

where
you are.
is not
who
you are.
– circumstances

(via)

Making the New York Times

In September 1942, Office of War Information photographer Marjory Collins paid a visit to the offices of the New York Times, located at the iconic One Times Square and an annex on 43rd Street. Click through to see them all. Beautiful!

Nobody Owns Me

Monstera Leaf Area Rug

This Monstera Leaf Area Rug would look good in my bedroom.

The School of Life: Sex

From the School of Life Product Book Description:

“Despite a veneer of openness, sex remains an extraordinarily complicated business, hard to discuss and surrounded by shame and unspoken desires.This book provides a relief from the loneliness and confusion, explaining how sex truly operates and what it aims at. The book demonstrates that, far from thinking about sex too much, we haven’t begun to think about it as deeply as we should.”

There are so many more The School of Life books that I’d love to read.

Balloon Animals

These Balloon Animals are nothing short of breathtaking.

The Internet, So Glorious

This Article

“I don’t know how to explain to someone why they should care about other people.”

I just kept nodding my head in agreement while reading this article by Kayla Chadwick.

House Powerstation

This House Power Station Cable Holder made me chuckle.

How Table Tennis Balls Are Made

(via The Kid Should See This)

The Chromatic Typewriter

A typewriter that writes with paint. My heart!

(Thank you Cathy)

Skyline Chess

Skyline Chess brings the iconic architecture of New York City to your chess board. Made me smile.