Anacleto Coat Hanger

Anacleto Coat Hanger

Superminimal and sculptural coat hanger by Paolo Cappello. Beautiful.

Friday Link Pack



You’re wondering what this video is about? Read the post that goes with it by Meg Lewis: I’m Not a Robot! I’m a Human Female Who Loves To Dance.So much respect!

Food color gradients!

– Julien de Casabianca brings paintings of anonymous figures out of museums and onto the streets. Love this!

– Wow! Respect to Audi for flipping the womens driver stereotype on its head. (via @IamAnneFleming)

– I bought this Liquid Leather Jacket by Clara Sun Woo yesterday and don’t want to take it off, ever again. Neat fact: The designer is my friend and neighbor. I own a dozen of her pieces and am totally ok that her line is slowly but surely taking over my closet.

– This guest house is a dream.

– What a beautifully old-school looking radio.

– How to play the Jaw Harp.

– So many valuable and spot on public speaking tips.

– Brooklyn-based photographer Will Ellis has been documenting eerie abandoned locales in New York City in his ongoing photo series Abandoned NYC.

Apple hack. (The snack kind, not computers)

– I love that our Friends Work Here studio manager Hayley got to model for Joanna: How to Give Yourself a One-Second Makeover

– If you’re a pen-and-paper kind of person when it comes to planning your day to day, the passion planner might be your thing. (If digital is your thing, try my web based to-do app TeuxDeux.)

– A Tattly Mother’s Day gift Guide.

– Team Digg is looking to hire a Product Designer.

Make a Seat The Table For An Apprentice

The idea of “every company needing to make a seat at the table for an apprentice” really stopped me in my tracks. Switzerland has an apprentice system in place for young folks that don’t want to go to college and the USA is really lacking a similar track in my opinion.

EI is a project inspired by Victor Saad’s Leap Year Project, a self-made MBA he completed in 2012. Check out more at The Leap Year Project. And here’s where you can watch Victor Saad’s CreativeMornings talk.

Why You Turn Up

You turn up because of the people around you.

You know, the ones with common interests and sense of ambition.

The ones who want to invent new things and do old things better.

The ones whose distortion of reality present challenges that stretch you.

The ones who give you freedom to do things differently.

The ones you trust not to drop the ball (there are no ball droppers here).

You even turn up for the ones who grate on you (they’re also brilliant).

You turn up because the people around you value what you do.

They believe in you and give you what you need.

Together you create something more than a job.

Don’t settle for anything less.

This Medium Post by Dom Goodrum, Head of Percolate Design perfectly describes why I started my co-working space Friends ( formerly Studiomates).

(Thanks Amrit)

Dangerous Popsicles

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Dangerous Popsicles are a collection of weird shaped popsicles inspired by cacti and life-threatening bacteria/viruses.

Ladislav Sutnar: Visual Design in Action

Graphic design book nerds unite: Out of print for decades, Visual Design in Action is one of the most beautiful books on modern graphic design. Written and designed by Ladislav Sutnar and published in 1961, it has been called a “lost milestone” and a “treasure.” This Kickstarter by Designers & Books is bringing it back.

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Dirt Pattern

Dirt pattern material

Dirt Pattern Material is a camouflage pattern made from a selection of the most common stains from everyday life: A scratched mosquito bite, a forgotten leaking pen. A picnic in the grass, a derailed bike chain. A hot dog accident, a broken nose.

Made me smile.

How To Connect With Anyone

Studies say that 4 minutes of uninterrupted eye contact can increase intimacy.

Snail Mail Stamp

snail mail

I love this snail mail stamp.

To All Tired New Parents

“For every tired, overworked, bitter parent who tells you how much you won’t get done when you have kids, there’s a parent like John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats, who talks about cradling his son in one arm, and picking out melodies on the piano with the other. Or George Saunders, who stole time from his office job for seven years to write the stories that would become CivilWarLand In Bad Decline. Or any number of moms and dads who make it work and make the work. They are out there. Find them. Hang out with them. Ask them how they do it. Let them be your role models.”

On writing post-fatherhood, by Austin Kleon

(via Chris Glass)

Friday Link Pack

Former CreativeMornings COO Kevin Huynh is a man of many talents. This is what he does when he is bored at an airport. Wow.

– Wow! The elevators of 1 World Trade Center show an animated time lapse that recreates the development of NYC’s skyline:

– A shoe that is able to adjust to a child’s growing foot.

– Stunning: Thin sheets of glass are arranged in gorgeous spiraling forms.

Sit. Feast on your life.

– Job related emails exchange gone love story.

– Everything will be ok. Comfort pocket box with sleeping fox.

– Great gift for kids: World Map Cushion.

Agile Domain Search is a beautifully designed domain name generator. Definitely helpful if you’re looking for that perfect startup name or domain.

– Interesting read: How Tall Can A Mountain Actually Be?

Bikestock kiosks are 24/7 accessible, self-service bicycle repair hubs for riders on the move.

– Kitchen Science: Use Peeps To Calculate The Speed Of Light

Daily Overview uses satellite photography to artistically show the places where humans have most impacted the landscape of the planet. Definitely following their Instagram.

– 6 online sites that will teach you to code.

The charm of hotels.

– Great read: 7 habits of highly effective teams

– YES! Pizza Towel! Of course!

Noon Pacific releases a weekly mixtape of the best music – every Monday at noon, Pacific time.

– Tattly Does Good: 80% of this Electric Guitar Tattly design by Julia Rothman will go directly to VH1 Save the Music Foundation, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education in America’s public schools.

– Spark No.9 in NYC is looking for a design intern.

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Trust

“You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don’t trust enough.”
– Frank Crane

Analog Memory Desk

analog memory desk

YES! This analog memory desk made me smile. I want one.

The Rise of the NYC Skyline

This is breathtaking: The elevators to the observatory atop 1 World Trade Center show an animated time lapse that recreates the development of New York City’s skyline, from the 1500s to today.

Success

“Success is liking yourself,
liking what you do,
and liking how you do it.”
– Maya Angelou

(via @tbc_nyc)

CreativeMornings: Paula Scher

I am thrilled to share Paula Scher’s CreativeMornings talk in which she takes us through different types of ink she’s worked in and the way she feels about them.

You can see all the talks on INK, last month’s global theme, over on the CreativeMornings theme page.

Paula Scher’s event was generously hosted by the MoMA.

Friday Link Pack

cat by Mans SwanbergIllustration by Måns Swanberg

Quip aims to change the electric toothbrush game.

– ‘Distraction is a kind of obesity of the mind

– I want to stay here.

Six Shortcuts For Formatting Data In Excel

– Interesting answers on this Quora thread: How do you know you are on the right path in your life? (via)

– 13 vegetables that you can regrow again and again

– This made me laugh: Why Is Your Millennial Crying? (via)

CMYK Necklace: For your print designer friend.

SelfControl app helps you avoid distracting websites.

– A genius (and gentle) way to teach your child not to interrupt

– Loving these geometric rings.

– Nice new SOMA pitcher.

– A giant, creepy, realistic wool cat hat you can wear as a mask

– Design-y catnip: Goodnip. There’s a market for everything.

– Currently enjoying this book: How to Be Useful: A Beginner’s Guide to Not Hating Work

– My studiomate Måns is a man of many talents. I just discovered his musical treats.

Gold Tattly make me happy.

– The fine folks at HappyCog in Philadelphia are looking to hire a Designer.

Design

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The Generosity Experiment

Sasha Dichter’s Generosity Experiment made me think. It’s all about leading with generosity.

Calder Style Mobile

Calder Style Mobile

One of my life dreams is to eventually own a real Calder Hanging Mobile. Until I find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, this one will do just fine.

Emma Backpack

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If there is such a thing as falling in love with a backpack, I just did: Emma.