Feelings

feelings

Nobody told me but apparently being in your 40s means all of the feels all the time. So, I am proudly wearing my Adam J.K Feelings Pin.

Reframing Entrepreneurial Success

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Definition of a Designer

“A designer is a planner with an aesthetic sense.”
Bruno Munari

Scorebot

Use Slack with your teams? Have a sense of humor? Then you might want to consider using Scorebot: It turns your everyday Slack conversations a competition. Once you /invite Scorebot to a channel it will listen for Slack reactions (emoji) to be used. When Scorebot sees a Slack reaction it will give that person points! Made me smile.

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Kid Lessons

In this CreativeMornings talk Dallas Clayton shares what he calls ‘kid lessons,’ bite-size lessons that make your life and the lives of the people around you better. You can also listen to it here, in our podcast.

Magic

“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”
Roald Dahl

Words, by Maya Angelou

Friday Link Pack

Behind the scenes of Legoland’s model workshop. My head just exploded! 

– Yuri Suzuki’s new invention lets users turn any object into a functioning musical instrument

Art made out of dots.

This should my kids’ sleepover motto. (Who am I fooling, sprinkle some screen time in there!)

– Need some e-commerce site design inspiration? Here’s a collection.

– Unicef created an animated website to create awareness about Syrian refugee crisis. My heart.

– “men’s sheds” are becoming a thing. They’re a community space where older gents can bro down by way of woodworking or repairing things. Maybe You Should Just Never Retire

– Little girl turns up to Princess Day dressed as a hot dog, inspires us all

– My friend (and first boss, ever), Matthew Waldman of Nooka, has reimagined the umbrella.

10 ways to stop junk mail

– This is one cute headphone splitter.

– Team CreativeMornings is looking to hire a Community Coordinator Intern. Come work with me!

– “For smartphone shooters, the secret to photo nirvana is to take a deep breath and let Google back up and organize everything.” Zen and the Art of Managing Smartphone Photos

The Jean Hanger.

– Spent last Saturday with my friend who owns an O Bag. Supercool concept.

72 New Emojis Are Being Released Later This Month. Avocado! YES!

Little Jazz Man. What a remarkable young man.

– Did you know CreativeMornings has a podcast? Listen to some of our most popular talks on the go!

– Tattly launched a watercolor set and it’s flying off the shelves: Watercolor Butterflies by Stina Persson.

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Soul

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My favorite new mug. Soul by Playtype. They have maaaaany more to choose from.

Box Hyperactive

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I love the flexibility and playfulness that comes with modular furniture. This sofa, called Box Hyperactive caught my eye. My kids would totally approve and constantly rearrange our living room. Love the fact that Hannabi sofas are unique so the width and depth of each is tailored to the customer. Every element fits together but can be separated so they can form many different arrangements.

Autoeromatons

HeyHeydeHass makes beautiful art object machines.

When they started working on this project they had just two requirements: the automata they were about to produce had to perform a sensual act when being handled – in a safe for work way. They also needed to be simple, beautiful objects when in rest, made from high quality materials. Sexy alternatives to all those Executive Ball Clickers.

Team HeyHeydeHaas does the majority of the work on the Autoeromatons in house and by hand. From figuring out the mechanics of the automata and casting bronze at a local foundry, to polishing till you drop. They are a thing of beauty.

Opportunity = People

“Every opportunity is attached to a person. Opportunities do not float like clouds in the sky. They’re attached to people. If you’re looking for an opportunity — including one that has a financial payoff — you’re really looking for a person.”
– Ben Casnocha

From this article: The Key to Luck Is Being a People Connector, by Jocelyn K. Glei

A Quiet Ego

“The volume of the ego is turned down so that it might listen to others as well as the self in an effort to approach life more humanely and compassionately.” The quiet ego brings others into the self without losing the self.

The Surprising Benefits of a Quiet Ego, by Scott Barry Kaufman

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Leaping Long Jump Mat

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My kids would LOVE this leaping long jump mat. My downstairs neighbor not so much.

Words

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Geodome Playhouse

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Let your children channel their inner Buckminster Fuller with this Geodome Playhouse.

Vivian the Dog Moves to Brooklyn

My fellow FRIEND Mitch just launched the above Kickstarter campaign for his children’s book about a big dog moving to the “big city,” made to help kids (and adults) deal with giant-sized changes.

Learn About Community Building

(This is a Reel our San Diego put together. It so beautifully shows the magic of CreativeMornings)

There is not a day that goes by where we don’t get an email being asked to share our CreativeMornings secrets. That’s why, on June 25th, for the first time ever, my team and I are sharing how CreativeMornings scaled its community from one chapter to over 140, in a one day intensive workshop.

If community building is on your mind, com and learn how we built ours of 1,500 volunteer organizers and continue to engage 180k attendees annually in 55 countries around the world. My team and I will share our findings from the last 8 years, what worked what didn’t and we’ll also make time to workshop any challenges you’re facing in your community.

More info: creativemorningsworkshop.com

Something Wonderful

“Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.”
– Albert Schweitzer

Charles Pétillon’s Invasions

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These photographs of Charles Pétillon’s Invasion series made me gasp.

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Anne Buckwalter

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There is something intriguing about this piece by Anne Buckwalter. I’d hang it on my walls.

Kindness

“Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate. ”
― Albert Schweitzer

Totally Waterproof

In case you ever wondered, Tattly are indeed totally waterproof.