The Email Signoff

“Forget what you’ve heard about first impressions; it’s the last impressions that count. Last impressions — whether they’re with customer service or a date — are the ones we remember. They’re the ones that keep us coming back. But there’s one kind of final impression that people seem to forget. The email signoff — that line that you write before you type your name — has been all but forgotten. …”

Great read: Second chance for a last impression, by Liz Danzico

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A lightbulb? A speaker? Both?

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Sony’s new LED bulb with an integrated Bluetooth speaker made me look and wonder. I can’t figure out if this is cool or totally absurd. I am weirdly intrigued.

Also, that photo of the couple lovingly smiling at their lamp.

DIY Abstract Picture Frame

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Love the playfulness of this abstract DIY Picture Frame. It comes with a tutorial.

Cone Backpack

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Cone backpack by Doug Johnston. Beautiful.

Clair De Lune

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How incredibly cool is this oversized, glow-in-the-dark moon wall sticker?

Grass Is Greener Picnic Blanket

Grass Is Greener Picnic Blanket

This Grass Is Greener Picnic Blanket made me laugh.

Rollerskating

What a beautiful homage to the joy of rollerskating.

FiDU Alphabet

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Fidu Alphabet

FiDU by Zieta is an “inflated” metal alphabet. Beautiful.

(via Carly)

End Goal

“I think all of our end goal is adventure.”
Jessica Lehrman

InFrame: Jessica Lehrman

Format just launched a beautiful new film series called InFrame in collaboration with crazy talented Bas Berkhout. The first film of the series (above) offers a beautiful glimpse into the life of Brooklyn based photographer Jessica Lehrman.

Makes me so happy when good people collaborate. Check out InFrame.

Bellroy Slim Wallet

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Now this product demo/visualization for bellroy ‘slim wallet’ is seriously effective. (Go here and move the slider) Well done Bellroy. It happens to be John Maeda’s favorite wallet. I can see why.

Freitag Hazzard Bag

Freitag launched a new backpack called Hazzard. Great simple shape and practical size! I’d totally sport one!

Not familiar with Freitag? All of their bags are made out of super durable and recycled truck tarp and are virtually indestructible. Some of my Freitag bags are 16 years old and still going strong.

Haori Cup

Haori Cup is a beautiful Japanese bentwood drink wear. Works both for cold and warm drinks. Head over to their Kickstarter if you want to call some of them your own.

Food Hats

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Every now and then I stumble upon an absolute gem on the internet. This Instagram account with the username ChiliPhilly is one of them. It put the biggest smile on my face. I love the internet so much!

(Thanks Bas)

Friday Link Pack

The School of Life asks: What is Good Business?

– This made me laugh: Please Selfie Responsibly.

– Canada’s Catalin Alexandru Duru just set a new Guinness World Record for the furthest journey by a real life hoverboard. Wow!

– Jessica Hische has a new book out soon. It’s called In Progress.

The banana decided to go on a trip.

Are you raising nice kids?

Is Amazon Prime an EcoCrime?

– A side table big enough to hold ONE cup of tea. Cute.

– Such a talented young woman: This Book Is a Planetarium by Kelli Anderson

Good grammar is sexy.

– Feel “lost” or “un-creative” in your career? Perhaps you’re just “in-between seasons

– This is one cool geometric metal side table.

– I love our office Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree we got from The Sill.

– The Difference Between Mozzarella and Burrata

Bear poster by Enzo Mari fro 1965.

– Published by Volk und Wissen Volkseigener Verlag Berlin, this school-chart shows the horizon system in German.

– Intersting read: How I limited screen time by offering my kids unlimited screen time.

– I want to take this class in which Brené Brown teaches about human connection — our ability to empathize, act authentically, belong, love and even shame. (Thanks Kirby)

cloudreporter

cloudreporter

Stumbled upon this lovely site called cloudreporter. It features cloudy sky photos from around the world. If you want to join and be part of the cloud reporter movement, get in touch here. Lovely.

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Question for My Readers

Synchrony

Synchrony

Synchrony made me look. It is a music therapy platform that helps parents and children with autism develop intimacy and promote understanding with each other through improvised music play.

I want to touch it.

Letterpress at Home Kit

Letterpress At Home Kit

This Letterpress At Home Kit is very tempting. My kids and I could have some serious fun with it. Anyone know if it’s any good?

USB Port Extension

USB port extension

Here’s a product I didn’t know I needed until I saw it: The blueLounge Jimi USB Port Extension will end my constant getting up and trying to plug USB devices into the back of my iMac. YES!

Food For Thought

Salt and Vinegar Zucchini Chips

Salt and Vinegar Zucchini Chips

I want to try to make these Salt and Vinegar Zucchini Chips.