Inspired by traditional Japanese fishermen’s packs, the Bucket Bag can be carried as a spacious tote or cinched shut and slung over your shoulder. I like.
If you run a company, think a lot about what it means to create a healthy company culture, you will enjoy this episode of This American Life on a car plant called NUMMI in Fremont California that might have saved the U.S. car industry. In 1984, General Motors and Toyota opened NUMMI as a joint venture. Toyota showed GM the secrets of its production system: How it made cars of much higher quality and much lower cost than GM achieved.
The part that really made me listen up is when they talk about how Team Toyota taught the American employees what it means to work as a team and help each other out. Really shows the importance of a healthy company culture where employees stick together and help each other, where your co-workers care about you doing a good job and lift you up, if necessary.
Really inspiring episode. Listen in!
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Wonderful ugmonk and krochet kids collaboration reminding consumers that behind every product is a person.
Writer Alain De Botton says that status anxiety is more pernicious and destructive than most of us can imagine, and recommends getting out of the game altogether.
This gentleman sings the same song in 15 different places experimenting with natural revert, early reflections and short delays. Beautiful.
(via one of my favorites, Open Culture)
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Designer Inka Mathew matches tiny objects with their corresponding Pantone color. Made me smile.
While on vacation in Switzerland, Ella (9) made a friend that didn’t speak English, so I downloaded them the SayHi Translate App. The app covers 43 languages and dialects. While it’s not always perfect, it sure is helpful and makes for a good laugh here and then. What an amazing time we live in.
Zoetropes is a pre-film animation technique that relies on a rotating sequence of images or objects that’s photographed or displayed with a strobe light to create the illusion of motion. For his degree project at the ANU School of Art in Australia, digital artist Elliot Schultz devised his own method: the Embroidered Zoetrope.
Today’s a big day! Tattly turns 4! What was meant as a side project so my kids could walk around with cool temporary tattoos, designed by actual artists, illustrators and designers has taken off like a rocket. We are now in over 1,000 stores around the world including the Tate Modern Shop, MoMA, JCrew and have a roster of over 100 artists. Someone pinch me!
We’re celebrating the big milestone with our yearly “happy our birthday to you sale”: Now thru Monday, July 13th, take 50% off with code BDAYSUIT. This year’s The Super Set includes a gift from us: an advance offering of the upcoming Application Kit which includes a Tattly Sponge, Water Bottle, and an It’s Only Temporary Apron with a matching Tattly designed by Ladyfingers Letterpress.
It’s fun being 4, right?