Old-School Exercises

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These old-school exercise charts made me chuckle. Click through to mental floss for more.

Friday Link Pack

The Bucket Board by Mac Premo. YES!

– How to make your own bedside iPad stand.

– “When Instapaper creator Marco Arment was asked about his business model, he said, “I sell an app for money, then I spend less than I make.” Sell something for money, spend less than you make. Is there a better model?” Keep your overhead low

– This is a beauty: Brooks Hoxton Wire Bicycle Basket

– Wasn’t sure how I felt about Monica Lewinsky speaking at TED. Now that I’ve watched her talk in which she speaks on The Price of Shame, I give her my respect. This took guts.

– This magnetic bike lamp called Lucetta made me look.

– Love this Triangle Tote.

– Woah! Giant freezing waves in Nantucket. (Via)

Good Vibes Only.

– A glance behind the curtain: How CreativeMornings runs their 106 monthly chapters.

– My head just exploded: Watch this string quartet. They are all kids. Wow!

– What an honor to have our home featured on Joanna Goddard’s blog.

Mirror House.

Indoor Plant Care Tips from The Sill.

– I am moving my coworking space, CreativeMornings and Tattly into a beautiful old factory building in Boerum Hill in two weeks. Now I am hoping for a creative, cool company to take the downstairs storefront and become our neighbor!

– Come work with me! Tattly is hiring a full-time designer.

Buckminster Fuller on The Geodesic Life



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on The Geodesic Life in Episode 1, by Quoted Studios.

This guy!

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I will make sure we find a spot for this guy in our new office. (We are moving in less than two weeks! Eep!)

Disco Dog

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Please, dog owners, don’t yell at me for posting this absurd dog accessory: Disco Dog is the world’s first smartphone controlled LED dog vest. Best part: If the dog walks too far away from you the ‘lost dog mode’ is activated.

Watch the Kickstarter Video to see all the DISCO modes you can choose.

Canary Home Security System

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G and I installed (our Kickstarter purchased) Canary Home Security System today and we’re impressed. Easy to set up and an incredibly elegant user experience all around. It alerts us if there is motion detected in our home and lets us monitor air quality, temperature and humidity using internal sensors. Impressive!

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The Highlights of My Day

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My friend Inaki reads a book a week. I told him I want to subscribe to his Amazon Kindle Highlights. His response: The Highlights of My Day. Instant favorite! I love the internet so much.

Magic Paper

Magnetic Notes looks like a magical product, it’s a paper that sticks to any surface. Post-it notes on Steroids! We could totally use this in our studio!

(Great product idea but that Kickstarter video is painful)

Makers of Things

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Powerful quote from Dave Peth’s CreativeMornings talk.

Redesign for Joy

Some things are just plain annoying, unpleasant. My personal list of bummer experiences includes going to the post office, security at airports, changing sheets and dealing with health insurance. The fine folks at IDEO and Studio 360 are challenging these moments and want to flip it and find a way to infuse it with joy, very much inspired by Ingrid Fetell’s work Aesthetics of Joy.

What do you think needs redesigning? What do you find unnecessarily joyless? Leave a comment below. Or tweet about it with the hashtag #bringjoy.

Simple Tips for Success

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Really loving these Life Tips by Adam J. Kurtz.

(Did you know he is a Tattly artist?)

How to become a better person

My love for The School of Life keeps growing. This video is so good. Totally sharing with my kids.

Winter Wakeskating

This is breathtaking. Hat tip to Brian Grubb.

OK Go + Pilobolus

I took Ella (8) to see Pilobolus at BAM yesterday. We *LOVED* the performance. The last piece was based on the above music video with OK GO. It totally messes with your head and our perception of gravity. Enjoy the full interactive experience at allisnotlo.st.

Friday Link Pack

Keep coming back to this one whenever I need comfort. Pure magic.

Think Clearly – handwritten newsletters. (via)

– Michael Bierut is coming out with a book on his work, titled How to: Use graphic design to sell things, explain things, make things look better, and (every once in a while) change the world.

Connection Tee by Andreas Wikström.

– IKEA unveils a line of wireless charging furniture.

Do One Thing Well. We need this in our new space.

What kind of texter are you?

– Thank you HyperIsland for sharing your “Toolbox“! For free! <---- !!!!! (via)

– I’d be totally ok taking a shower here. OMG the view!

– Icebreaker Boats: Breaking Ice on the Hudson River

– Welcome to the new WIRED.

– Somebody awesome please adopt this vintage Norwegian Ice cream vendor bike.

– Facebook just unveiled a new feature that could save countless lives

Terminally ill woman is taken to ambulance to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam so she can visit it one last time. My heart!

– These magic Vine compilations made my day. So good!

How to stop prioritizing products over people and consumption over creativity
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– Love that Paola Antonelli is putting all of her MoMA Research & Development Salons online.

Meerkat allows you to stream live video from your phone to all of your Twitter followers at once.

– Next time you need a hotel room with short notice, check Hotel Tonight. I got to discover amazing rates for NYC. Wish this existed when I didn’t have little kids and was able to be more adventurous.

The Dress Tee made me laugh. Don’t know what this is about? Here. (via)

– Tattly is having a moving sale until the end of day today!

– Come work with me and team CreativeMornings: We are hiring a Social Media Manager

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Thin-K Longo Outdoor

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Thin-K Longo Outdoor table features a thin, 3 metres long top. Stunning.

CreativeMornings: Lulu Miller

I was lucky enough to attend this absolutely charming and inspiring DC CreativeMornings talk by Lulu Miller in person. Titled Catapulting Pellets of Chance into your Stupid Head, Lulu shares her lessons on crafting remarkable stories by accommodating chance in your creative process. Do yourself a favor and watch it. You won’t regret it.

The Thread

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This email conversation between Maria Popova and Maira Kalman makes me crave more thoughtful, deep email conversations.

(Thanks Inaki)

Mug Tray

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A natural wooden tray that elegantly holds a mug and saucer, memo pad and smartphone.

Friday Link Pack

Finding love after a heart transplant. A truly moving story. 

Monster Scout turns your iOS device into a real monster locator.

– Some of these charts depicting what it’s like to turn 30 made me laugh out loud.

– This Pool Chair might make you want to dive off it…

Phases of the moon towel. Love it.

Alto’s Adventure – a new favorite iOS game.

– How stinking cute is this Shark Pillow from Target?

– One of my favorite blogs, Laughing Squid, launched a store. This is doing o to be dangerous.

– We so totally need one of these Pina Colada lamps for our new co-working space, FRIENDS, opening its doors April 1st.

– I am dreaming of light boxes for my new office space.

How to Save for Your Child’s College Education

This house!

Hub Ladder transforms the classic ladder into an expandable, free-standing rack which hangs clothes, towels and accessories in style.

– There’s something quite magical about this magnetic Woodland feathers.

DIY Tattly cell phone case.

How to enjoy the cold: Advice from an arctic SCUBA diver

Beam: The smart projector that fits in any light socket

Be Like Water: The philosophy and origin of Bruce Lee’s famous metaphor for resilience

If it doesn’t get scheduled, it will never get done.

– In a fascinating article, Hopes&Fears takes a look at how speakers of American Sign Language sign various Internet and pop culture slang terms including “selfie,” “five-second rule,” and “photobomb.”

– Come clean with this simple-yet-genius DIY cleaning solution kit! All you need to make your own spray cleaner – naturally

This dress broke the internet last night. I looked at it at different times, at different places, in different light situations and saw both the white gold and the blue black version. That was way too trippy for me and I went straight to bed.

– The fine folks over at Helpscout are looking to hire a Designer.

Socks With Faces

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Today I brought home some Chatty Socks, socks with faces. Haven’t seen my kids this excited in a long time. (I think they’re pretty cool too!)

Trust me…

I am fine

I am fine, she said, burning the candle at both ends.