I wouldn’t mind having this carbon steel sculpture airplane fly over my desk…
Given that my companies Tattly and CreativeMornings run on Dropbox, I was excited to see that they launched a new collaborative tool called Paper. It enables teams to collaborate on different projects. It’s a virtual piece of paper where teams can write things down and that can also handle things like YouTube videos, Google docs, and images, all of which automatically appear embedded on the page when added. Interesting.
Woah! Explore Google Maps’ beautiful 3D imagery of the Himalayas alongside a 500 foot Yeti named Verne.
The value of every business is simply this.
PRODUCT – MEANING = COMMODITY
PRODUCT + MEANING = BRAND
— Bernadette Jiwa (@bernadettejiwa) October 22, 2014
“But what can happen over time is this: You wake up one day and realize that you have put yourself back together completely differently. That you are whole, finally, and strong – but you are now a different shape, a different size. This sort of change — the change that occurs when you sit inside your own pain — it’s revolutionary. When you let yourself die, there is suddenly one day: new life. You are Different. New. And no matter how hard you try, you simply cannot fit into your old life anymore. You are like a snake trying to fit into old, dead skin, or a butterfly trying to crawl back into the cocoon, or new wine trying to pour itself back into an old wineskin. This new you is equal parts undeniable and terrifying.”
Tasarım Takarım (I Wear Design) turns children’s drawings into fine jewelry, translating the doodles into small pendants made of silver or gold. Totally doing this.
“In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.”
– Dalai Lama
There are currently so many people living with no sense of potential, zero positive vision. We must change that, but not with fueling their fears…
A lot of people don’t know that Bruce Lee was not just a martial arts and movie celebrity but also a deep philosopher. One of his favorite quotes Be Like Water is now available as a wall decal.
Also, if you’re into Bruce Lee and his story, you might enjoy the brand new Bruce Lee Podcast, hosted by no other than his daughter, Shannon Lee and my friend Sharon Lee.
Thanks School of Life. I’ll start staring out of the window a bit more often…
I usually don’t like plain decorative things without a purpose but this miniature pine forest won my heart.
Big thanks to Streaks for sponsoring my RSS Feed and blog this week.
Streaks is the to-do list for iPhone that helps you form good habits.
It’s an effective, motivating app that will get you focused on tackling the things you want to achieve: reach your fitness goals, learn a language, write a book, quit smoking – anything!
Oh, and last month it received an Apple Design Award! Apple choose just ten apps each year to receive this prestigious award.
Next time you have a photoshoot you might want to ask the photographer to use a 28mm lens. When they say “The camera adds 10 pounds” they’re not kidding.
The WE LOVE YOU project is a simple but powerful reassurance to our black boys and men that they are a part of a larger community that loves and supports them. Well done Bryon Summers and Sally Rumble. You are making a difference.
After the success of #WELOVEYOUNYC shoot, they will be hitting other cities around the country in the near future. Sign up here if you’d like to stay updated.
“What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
(via Jonathan Fields)
Not sure when I would have use for this water transporter but I strangely want one.
The HotTug is the world’s first wood-fired hot tub that you can bathe and “sail” in. Float down a river in the middle of winter, sipping a cold drink and soaking in the steaming hot water! SO FUN!