Fish in a Jellyfish

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I would love to know wha this fish swimming inside a jellyfish is thinking.

Ring Soap

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Designer Sebastian Bergne was asked to design a soap dish and after much thought decided to redesign the soap instead: The Ring Soap doesn’t need a soap dish and it stays dry. Brilliant! Plus, it looks beautiful.

Synchronizing Fireflies

Trailer for Synchronicity (Thailand) by Robin Meier & Andre Gwerder, 2015.

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Pencil Shaving Flowers

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How poetic and beautiful are these pencil shaving flowers by Haruka Misawa?

Tendr – Giving Money in Style

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When G and I got married a long time ago, we didn’t want ‘stuff’. We wanted art. We bluntly asked our family and friends to contribute to an ‘art fund’ that would allow us to buy art for our new home. We got checks and cash. It was awkward. But hey, we did end up purchasing beautiful art!

I wish Tendr already existed. Tendr takes the awkwardness out of giving money. Imagine if Paperless Post and Venmo had a baby. Yep, that’s Tendr. Have an occasion you’re raising money for and asking family and friends to contribute? Use Tendr. Really good people behind this service!

My favorite part is that every time you use their service, send a beautifully designed card to send someone money, the artist that designed the card gets a generous cut of the service fee. Just like Tattly, Tendr believes in supporting artists. YES!

Sleepy Steve

Don’t you sometimes wish for a machine that helps you get ready in the morning? I do!

Today! Human Rainbow on Brooklyn Bridge

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Fellow New Yorkers, my friends are organizing a Human Rainbow to span the Brooklyn Bridge today to mourn the victims of the Orlando mass shooting. Dress monochromatic, in one bright rainbow color and show up at the middle of the Brooklyn Bridge at 6.30pm. TODAY! Yes to Human Rainbows and love.

Human Rainbow

Cast Iron Pan

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I love to cook with cast iron pans but have never seen this type of shape. I’d give it a loving home.

Today

Absolutely loving the concept behind Today: A 24-hour clock that simplifies the day into a perfect balance of dawn, noon, dusk, and midnight. Hat tip to the inventor, Scott Thrift.

IKEA Museum

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An IKEA museum is scheduled to open at the end of this month inside the building that housed the company’s first ever store. I’d visit.

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This Lightpainting-Stopmotion by Daniel Barreto made me look.

Feelings

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Nobody told me but apparently being in your 40s means all of the feels all the time. So, I am proudly wearing my Adam J.K Feelings Pin.

Reframing Entrepreneurial Success

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Definition of a Designer

“A designer is a planner with an aesthetic sense.”
Bruno Munari

Scorebot

Use Slack with your teams? Have a sense of humor? Then you might want to consider using Scorebot: It turns your everyday Slack conversations a competition. Once you /invite Scorebot to a channel it will listen for Slack reactions (emoji) to be used. When Scorebot sees a Slack reaction it will give that person points! Made me smile.

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Kid Lessons

In this CreativeMornings talk Dallas Clayton shares what he calls ‘kid lessons,’ bite-size lessons that make your life and the lives of the people around you better. You can also listen to it here, in our podcast.

Magic

“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”
Roald Dahl

Words, by Maya Angelou

Friday Link Pack

Behind the scenes of Legoland’s model workshop. My head just exploded! 

– Yuri Suzuki’s new invention lets users turn any object into a functioning musical instrument

Art made out of dots.

This should my kids’ sleepover motto. (Who am I fooling, sprinkle some screen time in there!)

– Need some e-commerce site design inspiration? Here’s a collection.

– Unicef created an animated website to create awareness about Syrian refugee crisis. My heart.

– “men’s sheds” are becoming a thing. They’re a community space where older gents can bro down by way of woodworking or repairing things. Maybe You Should Just Never Retire

– Little girl turns up to Princess Day dressed as a hot dog, inspires us all

– My friend (and first boss, ever), Matthew Waldman of Nooka, has reimagined the umbrella.

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– This is one cute headphone splitter.

– Team CreativeMornings is looking to hire a Community Coordinator Intern. Come work with me!

– “For smartphone shooters, the secret to photo nirvana is to take a deep breath and let Google back up and organize everything.” Zen and the Art of Managing Smartphone Photos

The Jean Hanger.

– Spent last Saturday with my friend who owns an O Bag. Supercool concept.

72 New Emojis Are Being Released Later This Month. Avocado! YES!

Little Jazz Man. What a remarkable young man.

– Did you know CreativeMornings has a podcast? Listen to some of our most popular talks on the go!

– Tattly launched a watercolor set and it’s flying off the shelves: Watercolor Butterflies by Stina Persson.

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Soul

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My favorite new mug. Soul by Playtype. They have maaaaany more to choose from.

Box Hyperactive

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I love the flexibility and playfulness that comes with modular furniture. This sofa, called Box Hyperactive caught my eye. My kids would totally approve and constantly rearrange our living room. Love the fact that Hannabi sofas are unique so the width and depth of each is tailored to the customer. Every element fits together but can be separated so they can form many different arrangements.

Autoeromatons

HeyHeydeHass makes beautiful art object machines.

When they started working on this project they had just two requirements: the automata they were about to produce had to perform a sensual act when being handled – in a safe for work way. They also needed to be simple, beautiful objects when in rest, made from high quality materials. Sexy alternatives to all those Executive Ball Clickers.

Team HeyHeydeHaas does the majority of the work on the Autoeromatons in house and by hand. From figuring out the mechanics of the automata and casting bronze at a local foundry, to polishing till you drop. They are a thing of beauty.

Opportunity = People

“Every opportunity is attached to a person. Opportunities do not float like clouds in the sky. They’re attached to people. If you’re looking for an opportunity — including one that has a financial payoff — you’re really looking for a person.”
– Ben Casnocha

From this article: The Key to Luck Is Being a People Connector, by Jocelyn K. Glei