Ampersand Trivet

Ampersand Trivet

Type nerds unite: The Ampersand Trivet is here.

Passweird

passweird

Passweird generates weird passwords for you. Nothing else. So good!

(via Chris)

Red Fox

Red Fox

This Red Fox print by Michael O’Neal would will look so good in my home.

Composition in Cinematic Storytelling

This video by Lewis Bond beautifully illustrates The Importance of Composition in Cinematic Storytelling.

Erase The List

A great short taken out of Anthony Casalena’s CreativeMornings talk on Minimalism. Watch the full talk here.

Truebill

Truebill

Truebill helps you find and track your paid subscriptions, fees, and other charges and cancel unwanted payments. Definitely giving this a try.

(via Amrit)

Cookie Puzzle

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This snowflake cookie cutter seems like a very efficient way to go about cookie making…

Can I Pick Your Brain?

1. Picking someone’s brain sounds like an entirely one-sided appeal.
2. There’s no such thing as a 15 minute call, or coffee, or meeting with someone you don’t really know.
3. Offer to come to them.

A few words of advice to brain pickers, by Jason Fried

Important

“Nothing important comes with instructions.”
James Richardson

Missions for your little one

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The folks behind Red Paper Plane believe that “Missions” are a whole new way to learn and play for little ones. They created mission based design challenges for the whole family, based on a creative process – 20 minutes per day for several days. This is fantastic! Especially for snowy winter weekends!

I’ll totally try the Spaceship Mission with Tilo (5) this weekend.

Melancholia Clock

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This minimal beauty of a wall clock is called Melancholia and the designers added a seriously poetic product description:

Like the film Melancholia, my clock also consists of two parts. The minute hand is called ‘Justine’, and she deals with her melancholic sister – the hour hand ‘Claire’. And just as Lars von Trier’s planet, Melancholia, devours the Earth, my minute hand will devour the hour hand twice a day. Twice a day the minute and hour hands are at the top together. But slowly, melancholia descends between them like a curtain she has set in motion. It looks like the “sisters” truly suffer from doubts. Twice a day you see them meet and talk about their experiences of being alone. They have different tempos. But they have been two, and, for a brief moment they become one. Alone in the Universe. It’s a scary and sobering thought. As when you see pictures from outer space, you shiver with the sense that we’re awfully alone.

Icon Diary

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Rachel Berger created Icon Diary, a collection of daily memories, each captured in writing and in a simple animated illustration. Beautiful.

Connection

“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.”
― Brené Brown

Andrew Faris

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Loving this piece tittled DEEP by Andrew Faris.

Ambition

“Ambition, I have come to believe, is the most primal and sacred fundament of our being. To feel ambition and to act upon it is to embrace the unique calling of our souls. Not to act upon that ambition is to turn our backs on ourselves and on the reason for our existence.”
― Steven Pressfield

From the book Turning Pro.

Apollo Space Suits

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Always wanted a big print of these two gentlemen in Apollo Space Suits for my home. The time has come!

A Kids Room Dream

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This is the kids room of my dreams. Minimal and functional and with a cozy cave-like-bed-area. YES!

The Good Life

“The good life is built with good relationships.”
Robert Waldinger

What does it mean to spend our time well?

Interesting talk in which Tristan Harris asks for technology that helps us spend our time well.

Friday Link Pack

Who wouldn’t love an inflatable, portable sofa? Exactly.

Great read: “I do want my daughter to be kind. But I want her to remember to be kind to herself first.”

– The CTFD Method Is the Greatest of All Parenting Trends. Made me laugh.

The strange life of Q-tips, the most bizarre thing people buy

– Love love love this Jean Jullien Print over on Pulpulp.

Kevin Kelly on Artificial Intelligence and Designer Babies

This girl!

Some thoughts on GIFs. (via Chris)

A beard full of sprinkles. That’s all.

– This vertical scroll calendar made me look. Pretty.

– “Vulnerability is a guardian of integrity.” – Anne Truit.

Great read on negotiations. (via)

– Current favorite weekly Newsletter is by Jocelyn K. Glei. Here’s the most recent one.

What chefs pack for their kids’ school lunches. (via)

Who invented that? A Monday to Friday newsletter with a new invention each day. (via)

Still House carries some beautiful, minimal jewelry.

– The 11 digital tools a Head of Product uses every week

– Digital Pulp is looking to hire a Senior Interactive Designer

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Heart Tattly

Heart Set

Just in time for Valentines Day, Tattly launched the Heart Set.

Single folks, this set is for you.

BLOCK

BLOCK

BLOCK is a small work area, bed and storage unit all in one. So smart.

Float

Float

I just discovered Float. And wish I would have heard of it when I still ran my own design studio. It looks like a fantastic way to keep track on who is working now what within a company, especially a project/service oriented studio? Do you use it? Or something similar?