Friday Link Pack

A 45-minute documentary about the making of Zootopia.

IKEA launched a bicycle.

– My kids would love this restaurant: Hong Kong Restaurant Makes Cute, Fun Buns Meant For People To Play With

Bizarre Google Earth Glitch Images

How To Pay Attention, 20 Ways To Win The War Against Seeing, by Rob Walker

– “Extreme empaths do not always know when they are absorbing other people’s emotions, traumas, and energy. When this happens, they can become irritable, exhausted, or depressed if they continue to absorb without doing anything about it.”

– Nick Campbell: The Unexpected Benefits of Sharing Everything You Know

– Now that bums me out: MoMA to close galleries dedicated to architecture and design (via)

– Food52 launched a new app called (Not) Recipes, where food lovers can share favorite meals they make in easy steps. (via Joanna)

– Summer-camp for entrepreneurs, makers and world-shakers: Camp Good Life Project. Looks so good.

– I want this stool/wall decoration.

Roadsign signage without the branding.

– The perfect gift for the Bulleit Bourbon / Plant loving friend.

– Interesting: User Experience prototyping app by Adobe

– I would totally welcome this orbit vase into my home.

– Instead of buying a yacht, this person is sending an entire kindergarten class to college

– Trump’s campaign is producing an alarming level of fear and anxiety among children of color and inflaming racial and ethnic tensions in the classroom. Many students worry about being deported.

– Our CreativeMorning Podcast host Matt was on the Jimmy Fallon Show. He is a cool cat!

– Long read: The Sugar Conspiracy: In 1972, a British scientist sounded the alarm that sugar – and not fat – was the greatest danger to our health. But his findings were ridiculed and his reputation ruined. How did the world’s top nutrition scientists get it so wrong for so long?

– Do you like the story of the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle? Tattly turned it into temporary tattoos.

– Brooklyn United is looking to hire an Associated Design Director.

Solitude

“Our capacity for what psychoanalyst Adam Phillips has termed “fertile solitude” is absolutely essential not only for our creativity but for the basic fabric of our happiness — without time and space unburdened from external input and social strain, we’d be unable to fully inhabit our interior life, which is the raw material of all art.”

Artist Louise Bourgeois on How Solitude Enriches Creative Work

Traveller T-Shirt

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This traveller T-Shirt with 40 icons lets you communicate in any country. Smart.

(via Chris)

Change

“Even when change is elective, it will disorient you. You may go through anxiety. You will miss aspects of your former life. It doesn’t matter. The trick is to know in advance of making any big change that you’re going to be thrown off your feet by it. So you prepare for this inevitable disorientation and steady yourself to get through it. Then you take the challenge, make the change, and achieve your dream.” 

– Harvey Mackay

(I have posted this quote before, years ago. Always coming back to this one when I go through phases of massive change. Deep breaths.)

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Fin Trivet

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Beautifully minimal aluminum Trivet that would look good with multiples next to each other.

Sherpa

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Sherpa turns Instagram into a travel guide. Fantastic idea. Can’t wait to give this a try when it launches! Watch the video on their teaser site. Sign up to be a Beta Tester.

Design Matters with Amanda Palmer

“We think that we’re all very connected, we think that we’re all very communicative. But when you actually strip it down, there’s a lot wrong. And the proof is in the pudding — you have a whole society of people who are depressed and insecure and anxious and paranoid and worried … and, fundamentally, feeling very unseen… Maybe we’ve constructed culture in a way that people are not feeling recognized, loved, accepted, happy with their place in society… What have we done to create such unhappiness?”

Amanda Palmer on Art, Love, Loneliness, Motherhood, Vulnerability, Trust, and Our Lifelong Quest to Feel Real

Mysterious Stacks of Books

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Shaheryar Malik has left stacks of books from his own library at popular destinations all over New York City. He doesn’t stick around to see if anyone takes one of his books, nor does he re-visit his stacks. Instead he leaves a bookmark with his email address printed on it inside each book, in the hopes that he’ll hear back from whomever decided to pick that book up.

Beautifully absurd.

(via Sally)

Goobers

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These candles by Talbot & Yon made me chuckle.

Slow and Steady

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The older I get, the more I understand why my parents used to say that slow and steady wins. Nothing worthwhile can be rushed.

Color Wall

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I want to travel to Houston so we can take photos in front of this giant, brightly colored wall.

Are You A Master Freelancer?

Master Freelancer Award

Back in the day, when I was a freelancer, I remember how lonely I got at times. I missed getting feedback from team members. It was hard to get recognition and at the time I couldn’t afford (or justify) entering the prestigious awards that cost hundreds of dollars. That’s why CreativeMornings and FreshBooks launched the Master Freelancer Award: It is completely free. All you have to do is show the best piece of freelance work — the website you designed that bends the rules, the photo you took that made it on that billboard, the copy you wrote for the poster that went viral.

If you’re one of the three winners CreativeMornings will share your story and your work with their global audience in every corner of the Internet. Plus, you’ll receive a trophy AND a free FreshBooks subscription for one year.

Enter to win or suggest a freelancer over at freelancer.creativemornings.com

And, the Freelancer Award page, is curating a list of helpful articles, resources and talks for Freelancers.

Wrapped

In this fascinating short film, Manhattan becomes Mannahatta again, as the plants take over the city.

Land Manifest Destiny Billboard Project

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This billboard art project by Eve Fowler made me look.

Empathy

“Traits like humility, courage, and empathy are easily overlooked – but it’s immensely important to find them in your closest relationships.”
– Laura Linney

Friday Link Pack

RESOLUTIONS – originally Entschlüsse – is an adaptation of a short diary entry written by Franz Kafka in 1911.

– For only the second time in 7.5 years team CreativeMornings is asking our audience for help: Our Kickstarter campaign is ending in less than a day. If you have ever been inspired by what CreativeMornings does, or have attended an event, please consider supporting the volunteers that make it happen.

– This is useful: Battery charger with storage.

The World’s Longest Invoice is an online counter where freelancers can publish the amount they’re owed by deadbeat clients. Sobering.

100% Biodegradable Algae Bottles Is The New Alternative To The Plastic Ones

One day you finally knew what you had to do

– OMG these cat bags!

Working from home vs in an office.

Whiskey in a can? What the what?

Palette Feed is a design and illustration blog that showcases projects with interesting color palettes.

Apple’s new short film starring autistic teen shows how tech transforms lives

– I want to be able to justify the purchase of this guy. But, I can’t.

– An Easy Way To Find Out Who Likes Your Instagram Photos The Most

– Interesting read: Slack, I’m Breaking Up with You

– I want these guys on my living room wall.

How to freeze meals: Tips and freezer-friendly recipes so you’ll always know what’s for dinner.

Meet Toca Boca, the ‘Toy’ Developer Dominating the App Store

– I mean, look at this sweater. What is not to love?

– Tattly launched The Hungry Caterpillar set by Eric Carle this week. It’s a beauty!

– Looking for love and a new job as a product designer? OKCupid d got you covered!

Song Wig

Song Wig is a hairpiece made of headphones. The earbuds at the tips of the “hair strands” make it easy for the wig wearer to listen to music while physically sharing the music with *numerous* people.

OMG! Song Wig… I can’t even!

How Did She Get There

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How did she get there is a series of weekly interviews with successful women from media, communications and the arts. Love this!

Dressed Like Their Surroundings

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This made me laugh so hard: People who accidentally dressed like their surroundings.

(via Katie)

Folded Paper Furoshiki

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What a lovely scarf. I’d wear it.

Remy

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Always been a fan of the indestructible FREITAG truck tarp bags. REMY is my new favorite.

Ice Pop Pool Float

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I don’t have a pool and it’s currently not summer, but I say YES to this Ice Pop Pool Float. Once summer rolls around, if you have a pool, I’ll gladly show and provide the float!

Growing Up the Internet

From the On Being site on this episode: “When Tiffany Shlain thinks of her favorite quote from naturalist John Muir, she thinks of the internet: “When you tug at a single thing in the universe, you find it’s attached to everything else.” As a filmmaker and founder of the Webby Awards — the “Oscars of the internet” — she is committed to reframing technology as an expression of the best of what humanity is capable, with all the complexity that entails. With her young family, she has helped popularize the practice of the “tech shabbat” — 24 unplugged hours each week. Her perspective on our technology-enhanced lives is ultimately a purposeful and enriching one: the internet is our global brain, towards which we can apply all the wisdom we are gaining about the brains in our heads and the character in our lives.”