Teenager Tribe Memberships

“I can’t overstate the significance of a teenager’s tribe membership,” Damour writes. “Teenagers aren’t just looking to make friends, they are replacing the family they have withdrawn from (or at least might barely acknowledge in public) with a tribe they can feel proud to call their own.”

There is a psychological term for that thing mean girls do to each other, by Jenny Anderson

Thrive

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”

– Maya Angelou

Sennheiser X FREITAG

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Wow! Sennheiser and FREITAG collaboration: Headphones individualized with a piece of recycled truck tarp in a rugged FREITAG case. Love this!

Wonky Grid Duvet Cover

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Uh oh! Loving these wonky grid duvet covers!

CDR Original Drawings

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Love these simple original drawings by Christopher David Ryan.

Pocket-Sized Duct Tape

Now you can finally carry Duct tape easily with you wherever you go: Pocket-friendly Duct Tape. It’s the little things, people!

Freezing soap bubbles

This is stunning.

Embroidered Portraits

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Stunning embroidered portraits by artist Cayce Zavaglia.

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Friday Link Pack

Not entirely sure why but for some reason Dinner for One is something we watched every New Years Eve growing up in Switzerland.

– After years of intensive analysis, Google discovers the key to good teamwork is being nice. Doh!

Amazon and Goodwill team up to use empty shipping boxes! Smart!

One Shot is a new kind of online gallery. For each edition, they commission a world-class photographer to shoot a single roll of film and then sell prints of the exclusive shots. The twist is that each One Shot photo is printed in an edition of one and sold sight unseen—meaning that buyers won’t know what their 1/1 shots look like until after they’ve received them in the mail. LOVE THIS!

This world map reveals what each country does best. (via CreativeMornings Newsletter)

– Sleep right under the Northern Lights in this futuristic glass igloo.

– Oh, the possibilities: The first ever mass production kinetic display.

– Loving this Oak tray.

– Wow. This is a beautiful print wall calendar/planner.

– How did I not know about Honey?

Florist quietly adorns weathered public statues with elaborate flower bouquets. So good.

bionicTOYS are flexible building bricks for new LEGO® play

99 Reasons 2016 Was a Good Year

– MailChimp demystifies that ominous three letter word: SEO.

11 Netflix Picks You Can Watch With the Whole Family

Books on being better. I hope this site will keep growing.

– Presenting the most stunning space photos of 2016

– Any parent with a super picky eater will appreciate the adorable idea behind Milton.

– A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

– What can you or I do about Trump? Here’s 5 things each of us should do this week.

– These simple tricks can help you avoid binge eating without relying on your willpower

– Oh, this Fibonacci clock is cool.

– We will CONQUER 2017. Won’t we?

How Stamps Get Designed

Learn what goes into designing a stamp for the U.S. Postal Service. (But wait, that FOREVER stamp, wasn’t that designed by Jessica Hische? Doesn’t it sound like he’s taking credit for it in this video?)

2017?

HabitStrap

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Love the analog and very visual, always present idea behind the HabitStrap. Backed the project on Kickstarter and will give it a try!

Primer and Twin Primer Machine

Primer and Twin Primer

Weirdly intrigued by this simple looking hand made machine. Press the button and it spins up to the next prime number. That’s it. Nothing else. So nerdy and refreshing. See it in action here.

Soul

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(via @DesignCrush)

Let’s Channel our Inner Bumblebees:

German Words We Need In English

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German words that the English language desperately needs given the current political climate.

Bruno Mars on Carpool Karaoke

This is pure joy.

George Michael on the Media

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George Michael in 1990 describing the role of the media in manipulating people into cruelty and lack of compassion.

(via Sarah Kendzior)

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

My childhood is filled with George Michael memories and tunes. R.I.P.

The year in photos 2016

the year 2016 in photos

This photo offers some much needed perspective. From Kottke’s post The year in photos 2016.

Hazel Scott on 2 Grand Pianos

What Is an “Existential Crisis”?

An animated video explains what the expression of an existential crisis really means.

Reflecting on 2016