Central Park by Vasco Mourao

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Love this letterpress Central Park Print by Vasco Mourao. Originally a hand drawing published by The New Yorker.

Journeys are the midwives of thought

“Journeys are the midwives of thought. Few places are more conducive to internal conversations than a moving plane, ship or train. There is an almost quaint correlation between what is in front of our eyes and the thoughts we are able to have in our heads: large thoughts at times requiring large views, new thoughts new places. Introspective reflections which are liable to stall are helped along by the flow of the landscape. The mind may be reluctant to think properly when thinking is all it is supposed to do.”
Alain de Botton

Friday Link Pack

Keep coming back to this CreativeMornings talk by Simon Sinek: Love your work.

Love More. Fear Less. Full of good stuff.

– Jessica Hische launched Tilda, the script typeface she designed for Moonrise Kingdom.

Don’t know how to crochet? Here’s your chance to learn something new.

– This Creative Process Poster by Christoph Niemann made me laugh.

– Jonathan Fields of the Good Life Project Podcast series interviewed Jocelyn Glei, force behind the 99u books and the 99u conference. You can listen to it here.

– Hawkeye Huey – A four-year-old analog photographer

– Interesting article on why Germans work fewer hours but produce more: A Study In Culture

– The lettermate: An envelope addressing guide for those of us that have trouble writing in a straight line.

– Oliver Jeffers has a brand new ABC shorty story book out and is selling a letterpress print that goes with it. Love.

– Love this at-home cocktail tool guide by Studioneat

This is how we move, by Human

– Totally going to try to make some paper flowers with my eight year old this weekend.

A Demo Ride on The World’s Tallest Roller Coaster

– The Holstee Manifesto has gone Tote Bag. Also, how cool are these neon drink coasters by Holstee?

– Definitely filing this one for later use: Mapbox allows you to create interactive maps and data visualizations.

– Wonderful metallic neck bangle necklace by Jen Cogliantry.

– The wonderful Cameron Moll interviewed me for his Hired Podcast.

– Airbnb launched a new print magazine with an emphasis on creating communities

– Want to send some good fortune someone’s way? Try the brand new Tattly Lucky Set!

– Donors Choose in NYC is looking to hire a Product Designer.

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Smartphone Virtual Reality

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This site lets you turn your smartphone into a virtual reality device.

(via Curious About)

100 Questions

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Every meaningful conversation starts with a good question. Here are 100 to help kick things off. Makes for a great dinner party companion.

Evolution Meets Photoshop

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This made me laugh.

Breakfast Cereal Popcorn Balls

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Yes to these breakfast cereal popcorn balls. YES!

DIY Tattly Ornaments

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My team surprised me with these DIY Tattly Holiday ornaments. I squealed! Nic wrote a step-by-step guide on how to make them! This makes me so happy! (Reminds me of the eggs I decorated a while back)

What We Love

“We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.”
– Goethe

(via)

Make Your Mark

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There’s no other book series I am more excited about than the one by 99u. Every single one so far has been rock solid, full of super-useful, actionable advice. Volume Three, Make Your Mark launches tomorrow and I am lucky enough to have gotten my hands on an early copy. (And was delighted to discover that Shane Snow wrote a chapter for the book that talks about how we try to sprinkle some love in all things we do at Tattly!)

The contributor list is super impressive; Keith Yamashita, Seth Godin, Jane ni Dhulchaointigh, John Maeda just to mention a few. There’s nothing I value more than advice and insights from people that are doers, getting their hands dirty, building and defining companies, making it all happen.

Make Your Mark, and the two other books in the 99u series, are business books for makers, not managers. In Make Your Mark Jocelyn and her team tapped 21 leading entrepreneurs and experts to share their best practices for launching a purpose-driven business, refining your product, delighting your customers, inspiring your team—and ultimately—making something that matters.

You can pre-order the book here or share the best advice you’ve ever been given in a comment below to enter this week’s Make Your Mark book give-away. 10 winners will be randomly chosen by the end of the week and will receive a copy. Yay! UPDATE: You can still share your best advice but the give-away has ended.

And yes, hell just froze over; Nine years in, this is my first ever give-away on this blog. That’s how much I love (!) this book series.

Friday Link Pack

How to make a paper airplane that flies far

53 New York Times Videos teach essential cooking techniques: From poaching eggs to shucking oysters

The Disease of Being Busy

Kevin Bacon Explains the ’80s to Millennials

Coolest (dancing) little one.

An Architect’s Tips For Turning The Living Room Into An Epic Pillow Fort (via)

Robot Battery Pack

– “When I ask, “How are you?” that is really what I want to know. I am not asking how many items are on your to-do list, nor asking how many items are in your inbox. I want to know how your heart is doing, at this very moment…” The Disease of Being Busy

This Chrome extension lets you play back all the changes you’ve made in a Google Doc.

– What a beauty: The Horse Leather Watch

Cranberries: How Does It Grow?

– Artist Bea Camacho Will Knit Herself into a Yarn Cocoon at the ICA

The Uber Story

A to X Writing Advice, Courtesy of Copy Chief Benjamin Dreyer

– Love these hanging shellyfish plants.

“When entrepreneurs say they hate working for big companies, it’s not because they can’t deal with the obstacles. It’s because they perceive the best case scenario as being a waste of time. They see a better opportunity outside the system.” Entrepreneurial Compensation by Trevor Owens (via)

I Love Typography reviews some great new font releases.

– Thought provoking article by Jurgen Appelo: Pay People for Commitment, Not for Time or Results

– Team CreativeMornings is hiring a Content Curator and a Community Coordinator

– Psst… have you seen these metallic Tattly?

The Floyd Utility Set

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Next year we’re moving our co-working space to Boerum Hill (I’ll announce details soon) and I am considering using the The Floyd Utility Set as a table system for the lounge area. They turn any flat surface into a table. Supercool!

The Things You Do Often

“For many things, your attitudes came from actions that led to observations that led to explanations that led to beliefs. Your actions tend to chisel away at the raw marble of your persona, carving into being the self you experience from day to day. It doesn’t feel that way, though. To conscious experience, it feels as if you were the one holding the chisel, motivated by existing thoughts and beliefs. It feels as though the person wearing your pants performed actions consistent with your established character, yet there is plenty of research suggesting otherwise. The things you do often create the things you believe.”
– Benjamin Franklin

From this Brain Pickings post.

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Typegenius

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Typegenius helps you find the perfect combo of typefaces. Helpful!

(via Kary)

Tinybop Homes

Team Tinybop has been hustling: They just launched their third app, illustrated by Tuesday Bassen, called Homes.

It allows you to explore four unique homes around the world, from NYC to Mongolia. Wander in, cook, and play. You can investigate the utilities but watch out for wires spark and tubs overflowing…

The best part, you’re totally allowed to make a mess! Or clean up, with help from a curious cat. What I love the most is that you can personalize each space with your photos and drawings; see yourself in mirrors.

I love the Human Body and Plants, but Homes is definitely my favorite Tinybop baby so far. Try it!

Print by Stina Persson

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I am a bit on a Stina Persson roll this week: Stina just launched a brand new print over on Wonderwall. Would make a good Tattly as well, no?

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Watercolor Butterflies

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Stina Persson’s new watercolor Butterfly Tattly make me all kinds of happy.

When Panorama Photography Goes Wrong

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These Panorama Photography Accidents made me laugh.

Social Solitude: In a Nutshell

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SVA Product of Design Student Eden Lew created Nutshell, aimed at reducing stress and providing a kind of respite from urban life. It’s a pod-inspired platform for productive break-taking.

I’d use it. Read more.

(Thanks Allan)

Idioms of The World

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Love these visualizations by Matt Lindley illustrating several strange idioms from around the world.

Come on Little Trademark, Time for Your Walk

(via Rob)