New Yorkers vs the Subway

Oh don’t we all know that feeling of JUST missing the subway train: “There is no quintessential NYC experience quite like running down a subway station platform with your arms flapping all about like a distressed penguin, making eye contact with the conductor, and then hesitantly stretching out your hand to try to slip between the doors before they close.”

Action Button

Often when we read the news we feel compelled to do something but we don’t know how. Action Button is an interactive technology featured on news content to make it faster and easier for you to impact the stories you care about — whether by donating to a nonprofit, signing a petition, or emailing a local policymaker. Don’t just read the headlines, change them.

Love where this is going.

Duffy Shelter

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Duffy London brings you a shelter kit that can be assembled from flat-packed very quickly, providing housing for disasters, first-aid, exploration and glamping.

Tattly on National TV

Yesterday Yng and I were invited to be on Tamron Hall’s live show over at MSNBC to talk about Tattly. What an incredible experience and honor for our company. I have become a person that talks about temporary tattoos on national tv. Someone please pinch me!

Up close humpback whale

This footage of an up close humpback whale took my breath away and almost made me drop my coffee.

Sizing Chart

sizing chart reinvented

Leave it to a small company to make a simple thing as a t-shirt sizing chart less boring. Well done, Boomslank.

It’s little details like this that make me appreciate a company.

Bunnie Reiss

cosmic gloves

I am dreaming of a pair of cosmic animal gloves by Bunnie Reiss on my living room walls. They’re hand painted and quite magical.


To-Do List Make Over

“One of the reasons that so many of the tasks on our to-do lists end up woefully undone is because we have to go to meetings, and we have to do email; they create their own urgency. But if you want to make sure that you regularly accomplish meaningful work—the type of work that helps you advance your career, push forward important projects, or expand your skill set—you have to make time for it. (Productivity guru Stephen Covey calls this putting the “big rocks” in first.)

It so obvious yet I have never done it, but carving out time for ‘meaningful work’ is the first thing I’ll start doing after reading this article by Jocelyn G. Klei.

Landmarks Bowl by Klemens Schillinger

Landmarks Bowl by Klemens Schillinger

I don’t get excited about bowls unless they look mighty architectural like this one by Klemens Schillinger.

Tattly Halloween

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Every year Team Tattly comes up with Halloween outfits that uses our designs. It’s my favorite time of the year! It takes the silliness and happiness level in the office to a whole new level! Here are this years 13 Tattly Halloween ideas.

From top to bottom: Katherine handles our social media channels and writes all of our newsletters. Hans used to run our temporary tattoo parlor and helps us with production. Super rad Alison juggles all of our numbers!

X-Cap Light Up Hat


I totally don’t need this X-Cap Light Up Hat but I can’t help being intrigued.

The Invisible Dog | Season 8

The Invisible Dog is my work home. I am lucky to be part of this wonderful community of artists and creators. (My businesses run out of the ‘office space’ side of the building) Every year Lucien, the director of this cultural hub, runs a Kickstarter to help keep the lights on.

In a city where everything is making room for shiny new condo buildings, the Invisible Dog is a refreshing reminder on how important is to create an affordable studio space for artists.

If you, just like me, appreciate what Lucien is doing on Bergen street, help me support his Invisible Dog Kickstarter Campaign!

Ping Pong FM

Ping Pong FM is a musical take on table tennis. Choose a song and keep it playing at the correct tempo by keeping the ball in play. Rally too slowly, or drop the ball, and the music will wind down to a stop. Made me laugh!

Roxy Marj

Roxy Marj

This blanket from Roxy Marj made me chuckle. Would look great on my bed.

Making Weather

This levitating cloud, a collaboration between Crealev and Richard Clarkson Studio made me gasp!

The Artist

“It seems that two qualities are necessary if a great artist is to remain creative to the end of a long life; he must on the one hand retain an abnormally keen awareness of life, he must never grow complacent, never be content with life, must always demand the impossible and when he cannot have it, must despair. The burden of the mystery must be with him day and night.”


“The image that concerns most people is the reflection they see in other people’s minds.”
– Edward de Bono



Amsterdam-based design studio We Smell The Rain created these beautiful indoor floating plants, called Kokedamas.

Friday Link Pack

Imagine you’re a musician and before every concert you have to go to the market and buy your instrument, because, it is a vegetable. So refreshing! The Vegetable Orchestra.

– We all need to blow our own crazy horn a bit more often.

– Now this is a stylish camera bag. (via)

– A new site called KidTech aims to shine a spotlight on great, innovative products that leverage technology to help kids and families. The site is meant to celebrate how children’s products have changed dramatically in the last decade.

Cute! Litter Box DIY. (via)

Always Be Moving (via)

Stop adopting other people’s anxiety. (via)

How To Write To-Do Lists That Make You Happier At Work

– Born to be Mild is a short documentary about The Dull Men’s Club, an online community of men wishing to escape the hurly-burly of everyday life and just be ordinary.

– In case you need a rainy day activity this weekend: Making a Tiny Toaster.

– Dutch fashion designer Pauline van Dongen has created a smart top that vibrates in response to bad posture

– Filmmaker Accidentally Captures Perfect Drone Shot of Newlyweds on a Rooftop

– Google has just introduced a new Wi-Fi system that aims to bring a fast signal to every room of your apartment

– Interesting: Negative Reps Help You Do Exercises You Thought Were Impossible

– Smart! Facebook Introduces “Marketplace” – A Way of Selling To Those Nearby

– Efil Türk takes your basic flat puzzle to a new 3D level.

Teaching Your Child Emotional Agility

– Meet Samson, New York’s Biggest Cat

– Google Launches “Google Trips” Travel App

R2-D2 coffee press.

The science behind why the ketchup struggle is real.

How to delete your Yahoo account

– The new Squarespace office is something else. Impressive.

– Imagine your teenage son coming up to you one day and telling you he is going to be a rapper! And you go “Ok!?” And then the next thing you know he has a record label and is performing his own music at concerts around the country. That’s what happened to our friend’s son, Nemo. His first video came out today, and my heart is bursting for him. He has worked relentlessly for this and is taking the Swiss music scene by storm. Go Nemo!

– So many good quotes in our CreativeMornings quotes section. (Hit the “play” button underneath and it takes you to that part in the talk.)

Artbox animation.

– “We have the cake but the cake needs sprinkles. What are the sprinkles?” This made me laugh: 9 Tricks to Appear Smart in Brainstorming Meetings

– Not big into Halloween? Well, at least you can wear some spooky Tattly.



Panorella lets you create and purchase your own panoramic 360° photo umbrella. This is so cool!


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One Can Steal Ideas

“One can steal ideas, but no one can steal execution or passion.”
– Tim Ferriss


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Rockaway Beach

Rockaway Beach from Pentagram on Vimeo.

Next time I fly into JFK I hope to spot this large-scale typography at the restored Rockaway Beach boardwalk in Queens, New York. The installation spells out the name of the beach in letters that are each 100 to 150 feet wide and almost 50 feet tall, and together span nearly a mile. Design by the mighty Paula Scher/Pentagram.