LET’S PLAY

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LET’S PLAY is what happens when you challenge 100 Swiss artists, designers & architects to play with building blocks for 30minutes and then document it. Beautiful.

Turn Your Face Into A Cookie

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Copypastry produces 3D printed custom-made cookie cutters that look exactly like your face. Have any silhouette, family portrait, logo or drawing printed and bake your heart out! Fun!

No Place for Self-Pity

“This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.

I know the world is bruised and bleeding, and though it is important not to ignore its pain, it is also critical to refuse to succumb to its malevolence. Like failure, chaos contains information that can lead to knowledge — even wisdom. Like art.”

– Toni Morrison

No Place for Self-Pity, No Room for Fear: Toni Morrison on the Artist’s Task in Troubled Times

Friday Link Pack

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– Dalai Lama: Behind Our Anxiety, the Fear of Being Unneeded (via my favorite Newsletter)

– A group of children and young adults are suing the United States over climate change.

– Have you watched Simon Sinek’s recent Creativemornings talk? Highly recommend.

– Google is finally rolling out new tools for cleaning up YouTube comments.

Ubiquiti Networks Amplifi HD Wi-Fi system is an internet solution for a wholly modern day problem: spotty residential wi-fi coverage. We could use one in my home.

– This is pretty cool; Modify lets you customize their watches. Great gift!

– The Unicode Consortium has today proposed a shortlist of 51 emojis for acceptance in Unicode 10. New emojis include a giraffe, pretzel, vampire, bearded man, soda/milkshake, breastfeeding, a “shhh” face1, pie, starry-eyed face, woman in hijab and zebra2.

– And then, there are these emojis made from old master paintings. Made me laugh.

– My kids think this panda stamp is pretty darn cute.

– “Properly deployed kindness is a form of activism.” Ludo Hunter

– Open office layout + Noisli = Focus.

HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA…NO.

– Winter is Coming, so please enjoy this 1980s Book of Knitted Sweaters

I needed this.

– My 10 year old likes graphic novels. Thanks for pointing us to new ones, Cool Mom Picks.

– My friend Carly would file this under “things that make me uncomfortable”.

– I want to get lost in this giant knitted sweater. I like it.

– Love these simple gold stud earrings.

– After reading Jocelyn’s post I might have to make my own “stop-doing list”.

Too Rad To Be Sad Shirts.

– Need a fun gift for someone? Tattly subscription!

– White House photographer Pete Souza has taken nearly two million photos of Barack Obama. These are his 55 favorites. And then also, this one: 34 Times Barack And Michelle Obama’s Love Made Us Weak In The Knees. My heart!

– My Swiss friend Markus will be back in NYC later in the month hosting one of his Innovation Champ Training Workshops. He has helped me with my companies and is one of the most interesting up-side-down-thinkers I know. He is remarkable.

– My ten year old will love this: Learn To Make A Nail Polish Remover Sponge In 4 Easy Steps

The world needs an enormous hug.

– Maybe if I keep wearing Natasha Lawyer’s Feathers I eventually will be able to fly.

PhotoScan by Google Photos

Old printed photos floating around in your house? Digitize them with PhotoScan by Google.

A New Way of Cracking Nuts

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This nutcracker made me look.

The Compliment Project

The Compliment Project

After all that’s been happening in the U.S. recently Anna Sergeeva wanted to do something positive. With the goal to spread some much needed kindness she designed compliment posters: passersby can tear off compliments for themselves or their friends. On thecomplimentproject.org, anyone can download these posters. Go, print them out and share some compliments…

Kritzelbuch (Scribble Book)

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Zuni Fellehner and Kirsten Fabinski are the creators of Kritzelbuch, German for Scribble Book. 80 lined pages to create designs in. I would love to have this during phone meetings as I am a notorious scribbler. (I unfortunately couldn’t find it on their website, it might be so new it’s not up yet.) You can buy the book here.

LIMINAL: A minimal adaptable lighting unit

LIMINAL is a robust, stylish and sleek lighting product that can adapt to various settings and respond to changing usage needs. Loving this!

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I Feel So Online

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I feel this sentiment illustrated by Jean Jullien.

Quick, Draw

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I just spent way too much time on Quick, Draw, a game built with machine learning. You draw, and a neural network tries to guess what you’re drawing. Of course, it doesn’t always work. But the more you play with it, the more it will learn.

(via The Latest)

Recipe: Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Sautéed Shallots

Recipe: Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Sautéed Shallots

These Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Sautéed Shallots look delicious. Definitely going to give this recipe a try.

The Unknown

The Unknown

What a timely pin given recent U.S. politics.

Paperweight

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This paperweight by Carl Auböck made me chuckle. I found it on a site dedicated exclusively to vintage Auböck.

My Unusual Emotional Support Animal

Marc Philippe Eskenazi tests out which New York City establishments with previously strict human-only policies will allow in his menagerie of emotional-support animals.

Life

“Life is best thought of as service.”
– W.R. Lethaby

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Japanese Daily Calendar

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This Japanese Daily Calendar is a thing of beauty. And I don’t even like calendars.

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NPR How I Built This

I recently discovered NPR’s How I Built This Podcast and loved Sara Blakely’s story. Granted, I don’t care much for her product, Spanx, but I was impressed by her founder story. She is delightful to listen to.

Raining Clouds

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Loving this rainy cloud illustration by James Gulliver Hancock which just launched as part of the Radiant Set over at Tattly. Rainy clouds for rainy days! Waving with my umbrella!

Together List

Together List

YES! TogetherList is a database of women’s rights, POC, LGBT+, immigrant, Muslim-American and climate change advocacy groups that need your support.

(via Natalie)

Tips for Human Interactions

Time

“Time heals what reason cannot!”
– Seneca

In A Creative World

In A Creative World

This month’s global CreativeMornings theme is Fantasy and together with Shutterstock we’re rallying the community around fantasies of a world where creativity is infused for the good of all. This #InACreativeWorld campaign couldn’t be more timely and I love seeing the entries coming in:

How do you envision a world in which creativity is playing a major role? How would you finish a sentence that stars with #InACreativeWorld… ? Contribute your thoughts via Twitter or Instagram and see all of the entries over on inacreativeworld.com.