This:

“Admire those who admire others!”
Simon Sinek

Only Human

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It’s one of those days where I need to remind myself I am Only Human.

Carpet Beater

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I completely forgot about the existence of Carpet Beaters.

DesignMatters with Oliver Jeffers

Wonderful DesignMatters episode with super talented Oliver Jeffers. Time well spent!

(via brain pickings)

Dominant Thoughts

“Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.”
– Soren Kierkegaard

(via The Book of Life)

Keynote Motion Graphic Experiment

Continuously amazed at what you can do with Keynote, Apple’s version of Powerpoint. The above motion animation by Linda Dong is fantastic! In her blogpost she shares some of the animation secrets.

(via Smashing Magazine)

HazeOver

HazeOver lets you focus on one app by fading out all the background windows on a Mac. So good.

(via Amrit)

How to be a predictable success

In this Do Lectures talk, Les McKeown describes the 7 stages every business goes through. Some stages you don’t want to be in. And some you want to stay in forever. This talk was just what I needed on this Monday morning.

Also highly recommend Les’ book titled Share your vision. Inspire others. Achieve the impossible.

Barber Osgerby Stool

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The height-adjustable Barber Osgerby stools caught my eye. They are made from a die-cast material and will hold up to abrasions and dents. They’re available in a variety of base and seat finishes for personal customization. More here.

Friday Link Pack

I was the proud owner of one of these yellow SONY walkmans. Oh, the memories…

– Interesting (sobering) maps show median 1-bedroom rent in NYC neighborhoods.

– Not sure how to feel about this app: KeyMe App.

Skillshare classes that will make you better at your Marketing job.

Full Moon Sitting Cushion. Lovely.

– The 4 Types of Productivity Styles

Roccbox is not only compact, but it cooks with an uncanny sense of urgency, as it’s able to bake a 12-inch pizzas in as little as 90 seconds. Wait, what?

Streaks – a to-do app that helps you form good habits.

– This little boy makes a compelling case for being a vegetarian.

– Watch this: Nick and the Met.

– Currently enjoying this DO book on leading.

Jumbo Confetti Balloons. YES!

– The tempescope is an ambient physical display that visualizes various weather conditions like rain, clouds, and lightning. By receiving weather forecasts from the internet, it can reproduce tomorrow’s sky in your living room.

Good advice: “4. hire those excited about the future vs. those nostalgic about the past.”

– These waterfront murals by HULA are stunning. Painting with buckets while balancing on a surfboard! Respect.

– I think I might have to book a trip to St.Louis to visit this sprawling 600,000 square-foot urban playground, built in an old shoe factory.

– A horrible new PayPal policy opts you into getting robocalls. Facepalm!

What’s the big deal with gluten? – William D. Chey

Designs John Maeda loves the most.

– Not all who wander are lost, vintage customer painted globe.

– Just listened to this Radiolab episode. Intense.

– A hand-drawn wallpaper that slowly fades into white. Love this.

– Mind blown: A self-folding Origami robot.

– My friends at Sherpaa are looking to hire a Senior UX Designer.

A Global 3 Word Addressing System

Fascinating: what3words is a global addressing system based on a grid of 57 trillion 3mx3m squares. Each square has been allocated a unique, fixed 3 word address. Poor addressing is costly and annoying in some developed countries, but around the world it hampers the growth and development of nations, ultimately costing lives.

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

Fidu alphabet
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.