Happy Halloween

Boo Who and Happy Halloween everyone! May your candy collecting be successful!

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Plastic Bags of New York

plastic bags of new york

This project by Nicole Espina made my day: Plastic bags on the streets of NYC paired with real quotes from Humans of New York.

(Thanks Kiran)

The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home

The makers of the wonderful lost my name books are at it again: The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home. My kids will eat this up!

Guide To Candy Trading

With Halloween just around the corner, this Guide to Candy Trading made me laugh out loud.

How To Draw A Person

My son Tilo (5) started a YouTube Channel teaching you how to draw. Current tutorials include how to draw a person, jaguar, bat, owl and a snake. My heart is bursting.

(It got him his first commissioned illustration over on I Love Typography for a post on First Printed Children’s Books . See the header illustration on the left.)

Ulo Security Camera

This made me laugh: Ulo is a pet owl security camera interacting with you through eye expressions.

(via Chris)

GIF Maker

Gif Maker

The new GIF Maker from GIPHY allows you to easily make animated GIFs from videos. I am way too excited about this. Also, one of these days I will just respond to email with animated GIFs. Or I’ll have my catsistant do it.

(via Product Hunt)

Digit Automates Your Savings

An app that is tricking me into saving? I am down with that. Might give this one a try: Digit.

(via Chris)

Friday Link Pack

Reposting this again. Always good to get a refresher on what actually motivates us in life…

– The latest episode of our CreativeMornings Podcast just went live. It features a deep talk by Simon Sinek and a human rooster sound by our friend Hayley. (Matt our host is doing such a fantastic job.)

Post Script, a photographic series documenting the decline of rural post offices across America. (via)

– A handy Sugru Hack solution to store your phone.

The Dalai Lama’s daily routine and information diet.

– This is a pretty picture of a fish.

– Sarah Di Domenico found an old trunk in a thrift store filled with love letters and photos and decidee to put it all online:

Simple questions for writers.

– Now that the colder days are approaching this Faux Fur Blanket looks pretty good to me.

– The November issue of National Geographic is devoted entirely to climate change. (via)

– My friend Wesley Verhoeve runs a fantastic photo essay series highlighting creative communities: Hello Detroit.

– Woah! British Library on Flickr. (via)

Swiss Style Color Picker (via)

SaneNoReplies is a new feature of SaneBox that puts unanswered outgoing emails in a separate folder, reminding users to follow up the correspondence. (Love Sanebox overall!)

– This is a supercool, multifunctional backpack.

Framebridge Custom Picture Frames & Online Art Framing

– Parents! Check out PlumPrint: They turn your kid’s’ artwork into coffee table books, pillows, shower curtains etc.

– Hey ladies let’s just all stop saying “Sorry…”

– The fine folks at FastCompany in NYC are looking to hire a Senior Digital Designer.

Cooking as Therapy

cooking as therapy

I am not usually not big into tea towels but this one, by School of Life made me smile. I most certainly consider cooking as a form of therapy.

The Pleasure of Community

Yes to the importance of community.

(via Sally)

Kevin’s CreativeMornings Story

Kevin, my first hire at CreativeMornings shares his story and the tools required to build a thriving global creative community. Needless to say, this talk made me cry.

Bower Arch

Bower Arch

I am in love with this floor mirror by Bower called Arch.

Editions of 100

Editions of 1001-11

Editions of 100 is a beauty of a small online design store with original limited edition prints.

Pen Type-B

Love seeing how Che-Wei and Taylor have improved the Pen Type-A. I use mine often. And love it.

They are now launching Pen Type-B, a minimal pen in a pocketable sleeve engineered to last generations. Their current Kickstarter campaign is way over goal already. Totally happy for them.

Yay to makers of minimal, quality products.

Boldness Has Genius…

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back — concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.

Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.“

~ Partly by Goethe

Big thanks to my friend Steve Kroeter for sharing this powerful quote with me.

Shouting This From Rooftops Soon:

Friday Link Pack

(Artist turns vintage book covers into mesmerizing geometric illustrations)

Gems of Wikipedia

– This project by Caio Andrade made me smile: Not On App Store.

– This Clover Light looks supercool. Wish they’d showed it in context of a space.

– The third CreativeMornings Podcast episode went live this morning and features Debbie Millman with an introduction by Paula Antonelli.

In their newest video, the ladies of The BreakWomb show what it would sound like if a group of moms carried out a conversation talking to each other the way they speak to their children. (via)

– This animated GIF perfectly sums up my week.

What is the role of design in a start up?

– Move over Craigslist: MoveLoot is coming for your heavy couches and too-big armoires.

– Wonderful CreativeMornings/LA talk by Andi Teran on Overcoming the blank page.

– Portuguese Royal Studio makes Adobe tutorials look good (and simple!)

– Wow! A foldable bike helmet?

Somebody take me here.

– Wow! It never occurred to me to ask this question before I send my kids to someone else’s house for a playdate.

– Now this is a beautiful toolbox.

– Wow, this is a powerful commercial: Learn it young. Remember it forever.

Fun web clock lets you learn a new fun fact with every passing minute.

– Oh the fun that could be had with these balloon letter ornaments. Also, Christmas just around the corner…

– Leaders, your mission should you choose to accept it is to back yourself out of a meeting.

– Some gems in here: 23 Things I Wish I’d Known at 23, by Hillary Kerr (via Joanna)

11 Life Philosophies of Influential Leaders

– My favorite new way of saying no: I must decline for secret reasons! (via)

Jeff Jarvis in conversation with Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Butter cookies with just three ingredients.

– Woah, talk about awesome job opportunity: Fast Company is looking to hire a Senior Digital Designer.

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Gradient Puzzle


This looks like a seriously zen puzzle.



In his project titled REMOVED, Photographer Eric Pickersgrill removed personal devices from images. As someone who didn’t grow up with these magical devices, these photographs hit home.

(via Jürgen)


Webflow seems to good to be true.

The World’s Lightest Metal

This is fascinating: In 2011, scientists revealed a metal so light that it could sit atop a dandelion without crushing its delicate, fluffy seeds.