Zip And Flip Bear Head Rest Black

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This coming Friday I will be taking the kids to the Swiss Alps for our yearly sausage-eating-fresh-air-breathing-family-hugging-summer-vacation. Ever since they were little, they have been getting gifts on the airplane. It has been one of my secret weapons to keep them entertained. Simple, tiny surprises, such as stickers, post-itnotes and washable markers, tiny puzzles, etc. They’d get one whenever they would start go stir-crazy. Even though they’re older now and totally capable to entertain themselves, they love the tradition of getting little surprises. They don’t know yet that I will be surprising them with Kikkerland’s Zip & Flip Pillows. It’s a night flight to Zurich so they’ll come in handy. I can already see their smiles…

Friday Link Pack

Telephone Courtesy – 1950’s Social Guidance / Educational Documentary

What Happens To A Workplace When All The Salaries Are Public?

– “My father called me after reading a blog post I had written about my son’s first signs of puberty. It seems an obvious line-crossing that I wrote about such an intimate detail, but I did.” Why I Decided to Stop Writing About My Children, by Elizabeth Bastos

– I like this bean bag chair/floor cushion for kids.

GIFs that explain nine basic principles of responsive design

A sense of appreciation is the single most sustainable motivator at work

– Just spent salivating over stunning homes on behomm. They are the first home exchange community only for creatives and design lovers.

The 5-hour rule: learning, reflecting, experimenting, & other habits business leaders do. (via)

You are what you seek.

– “The Olympic swimming pool has lifeguards, just in case someone like Michael Phelps, winner of 18 gold medals, needs to be rescued.” What?

– So simple: Tell people what they can do with your product, not what your product does.

Scrivener seems to be writers go to app of choice.

– Interesting read: “Nussbaum is drawn to the idea that creative urgency—and the commitment to be good—derives from the awareness that we harbor aggression toward the people we love.” The philosopher of feelings, by Rachel Aviv

– WHAT? Everyone recommends flossing – but there’s hardly any proof it works

– Everyone should read this: If you ever lose your iPhone, iPad or iPod, be extra alert for upcoming identity theft attempts.

A wind turbine in India caught fire. I feel for the people that built it and the owner but I can’t help but think that the rotating smoke looked really cool.

– “Women, according to my dissertation, are less likely to respond to messages from men who are incredibly attractive. For men, the opposite applies. Men are more likely to respond to women who are more attractive.” How To Get A Match, According to Tinder’s Sociologist

– Favorite new conceptual Instagram feed: bychefchloe. The croissant with eyes made me giggle. (via)

You Can Now Print 3D Holograms on Your Inkjet Printer

Totallee makes ultra thin iPhone cases. I like.

– This article on forest bathing gets me extra excited for my upcoming trip to the Swiss country side.

– “[Being your own beloved] means you do not hold onto people, you let them come to you, or not — you still suffer, but not to the core, because that core is safe.”

– Brooklyn-based watercolor artist paints gorgeous portraits of your loved ones. (via)

– A butterfly makes everything better.

Very Serious Poll

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Be

Be

Be is an interactive website poem constructed from corporate brand mottos.

(via Carly)

Out of Office Replies

“When you write, everything is literature. Your grocery list. The note to your wife. The email to your mom. Your out-of-office reply. If it’s going to be read by someone, you owe it to them to make it worth their time.”

How my out-of-office reply became national news, and what we can learn from that, by Michael Herschel

Fun Times Guaranteed with the Super Set

Super Set

The Tattly Super Set is a tin can filled with our 100 most popular temporary tatto designs. It’s been my secret INSTANT FUN BUTTON for the last 5 years! My friends and my kids know, I carry one with me at all times. Let me tell you, its contents can turn any boring meeting around. A playdate gone sour? I pull out the Super Set and giant waves of smiles flood over everyone involved! A boring dinner party? I pull out the Super Set and even the most reserved dinner guest will eventually find a good spot to slap a Tattly on. IT WORKS!

Basically, every aunt/uncle, grandparent, boss and college student should own a Super Set. And yes, friends have invited me to dinner and then texted me the day of, gently asking, ‘You’re bringing your Tattly Tin Can, right?’ Whatever gets you to be the popular one, right? FUN TIMES GUARANTEED!

Martin Azua

HALO

I would totally say yes to these floating HALOS over my dining table. Designed by Martin Azua.

Make Your Own Font in Illustrator

Fontself lets you easily make your own font in Illustrator. Something I want to show my 10 year old…

Please Notice

Take Flight Mobile

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I wouldn’t mind having this carbon steel sculpture airplane fly over my desk…

Dropbox Paper

Given that my companies Tattly and CreativeMornings run on Dropbox, I was excited to see that they launched a new collaborative tool called Paper. It enables teams to collaborate on different projects. It’s a virtual piece of paper where teams can write things down and that can also handle things like YouTube videos, Google docs, and images, all of which automatically appear embedded on the page when added. Interesting.

Explore the Himalayas

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Woah! Explore Google Maps’ beautiful 3D imagery of the Himalayas alongside a 500 foot Yeti named Verne.

Support Wikipedia

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I just donated to Wikipedia to help keep it ad free and independent. Join me!

Joy

“What if joy is my only metric for success?”
– Sarah Jones

(via Elizabeth Gilbert)

The Value of Every Business

Flag Letters

flag letters

What are you going to spell out?

Thoughts on Divorce

“But what can happen over time is this: You wake up one day and realize that you have put yourself back together completely differently. That you are whole, finally, and strong – but you are now a different shape, a different size. This sort of change — the change that occurs when you sit inside your own pain — it’s revolutionary. When you let yourself die, there is suddenly one day: new life. You are Different. New. And no matter how hard you try, you simply cannot fit into your old life anymore. You are like a snake trying to fit into old, dead skin, or a butterfly trying to crawl back into the cocoon, or new wine trying to pour itself back into an old wineskin. This new you is equal parts undeniable and terrifying.”

Beautifully honest post on divorce, by Glennon Doyle Melton. The PS at the end resonated especially. Thanks for sharing, Elizabeth Gilbert.

Children’s Drawings Gone Jewelry

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Tasarım Takarım (I Wear Design) turns children’s drawings into fine jewelry, translating the doodles into small pendants made of silver or gold. Totally doing this.

Positive Vision

“In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.”
– Dalai Lama

There are currently so many people living with no sense of potential, zero positive vision. We must change that, but not with fueling their fears…

Bruce Lee Wall Decal

Bruce Lee Wall Decal

A lot of people don’t know that Bruce Lee was not just a martial arts and movie celebrity but also a deep philosopher. One of his favorite quotes Be Like Water is now available as a wall decal.

Also, if you’re into Bruce Lee and his story, you might enjoy the brand new Bruce Lee Podcast, hosted by no other than his daughter, Shannon Lee and my friend Sharon Lee.

Axel Oswith

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Love following Axel Oswith on Instagram. Always conceptual and visually beautiful.

Staring Out Of The Window

Thanks School of Life. I’ll start staring out of the window a bit more often…

Adjust Accordingly

Adjust Accordingly

Dallas Clayton makes it sound so simple. Maybe it is?