Astronomical Phenomenon Stamp

A new postage stamp reveals a rare astronomical phenomenon when you touch it.

Banana Phone

The Banana Phone made me guffaw. Who doesn’t want to talk on a banana?

Tips for Human Interactions

Simply Turn Key

Edison electric light sign, circa 1900. This made me think of what invention in my lifetime will need a similar sign? Maybe self-driving cars?

Faucet

Stuffed Strawberries Dessert

This http://www.thekitchn.com/gluten-free-no-bake-cheesecake-stuffed-strawberries-226546 is brilliant. I am all for finger food desserts! Must try!

Mixtape

This made me laugh and think of the good old mixtape days.

You Want a Social Life, with Friends

“You want a social life, with friends.
A passionate love life and as well
To work hard every day. What’s true
Is of these three you may have two
And two can pay you dividends
But never may have three.

There isn’t time enough, my friends–
Though dawn begins, yet midnight ends–
To find the time to have love, work, and friends.
Michelangelo had feeling
For Vittoria and the Ceiling
But did he go to parties at day’s end?

Homer nightly went to banquets
Wrote all day but had no lockets
Bright with pictures of his Girl.
I know one who loves and parties
And has done so since his thirties
But writes hardly anything at all.”

– Kenneth Koch

Elon on the Future

Elon Musk discusses his new project digging tunnels under LA, the latest from Tesla and SpaceX and his motivation for building a future on Mars in conversation with TED’s Head Curator, Chris Anderson.

The LA tunnel project is blowing my mind.

Wikitribune

Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia is taking on the news media with Wikitribune. With this project he aims to build an advertising free news platform that brings journalists and a community of volunteers together. If anyone can do it, Jimmy can. Let’s support him.

Friday Link Pack

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– I would like this step stool in my home. Also available in white.

– I learned a new term: A spite house is a building constructed or substantially modified to irritate neighbors or any party with land stakes. This article is all about a red and white striped spite house in England. It made me laugh.

– James Greig speaks on self-care for the creative soul.

– This big whale stole my heart.

Food experts share their biggest lessons

How the Internet Is Saving Culture, Not Killing It (via)

– Designers Hamish Smyth and Jesse Reed of Standards Manual just launched a Kickstarter campaign to reissue the 1977 EPA Graphic Standards System as a hardcover book. With every book sold, a portion of the proceeds will go to Earthjustice and AIGA.

– This geometric ring is definitely being wishlisted.

Six Danish Cheeses to try.

– A book for our times: Hope In the Dark

– How do you reinvent a workplace ritual so that it truly inspires?

– Where was Tendr when I got married and organized an “Art-Fund”. The service allows you to gift cash in a simple and elegant way.

– I laughed so hard when I saw this. Also, facepalm!

Shutterstock’s 2017 Creative Trends infographic.

– How to secure your online accounts by revoking access from third-party apps

10 Talks That Will Empower Your Work

How to organize your book collection your way. (via)

– A brief visual history of Studio Ghibli

– I can’t get enough of this Twitter Account.

We might buy the same stuff, but we don’t pay the same price for it.

– A Rainbow Flag inspired typeface.

Scented wearable herbs. I love them.

Resistance

“If you find yourself criticizing other people, you’re probably doing it out of Resistance. When we see others beginning to live their authentic selves, it drives us crazy if we have not lived out our own. Individuals who are realized in their own lives almost never criticize others. If they speak at all, it is to offer encouragement. Watch yourself. Of all the manifestations of Resistance, most only harm ourselves. Criticism and cruelty harm others as well.”
— Steven Pressfield, War of Art

(via Paul)

How To Keep Growing Up

How We Need to Keep Growing Up, by The School of Life.

Portraits of New York Commuters

Intrigued by photographer Louis De Belle’s unconventional portraits of New York commuters.

Build vs Destroy

Then And Now Photos

Then and now photos show people as young adults and at 100 years old. The sentimental series by photographer Jan Langer visually presents the inevitable changes that accompany aging.

What The Hell is a Men’s Group?

“A men’s group is a group of men that commit to getting together on a regular basis, usually weekly, bi-weekly, or even monthly. The general purpose of these meetings is simply to interact and communicate a level (or many levels) deeper than a normal social interaction.”

We all need a Men’s Group. Or two.

Calling In versus Calling Out

“I picture ‘calling in’ as a practice of pulling folks back in who have strayed from us. It means extending to ourselves the reality that we will and do fuck up, we stray, and there will always be a chance for us to return. Calling in as a practice of loving each other enough to allow each other to make mistakes, a practice of loving ourselves enough to know that what we’re trying to do here is a radical unlearning of everything we have been configured to believe is normal.”
– Ngọc Loan Trần

Calling In: A Quick Guide on When and How

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Criticism vs. Creation

Don’t Be a Crehater

“Good creators don’t talk shit about their fellow creators. They champion the work of those around them. They know how hard this stuff is. They accept that stumbles are part of what we do. And they treat one another with respect—because we all deserve that.”
– Eric Karjaluoto

Important read: Don’t Be a Crehater

(via Chad)

A Double Triangular House

This A-Frame inspired house made me gasp. It is by Jean Verville architecture and called the FAHOUSE. It’s a residence burrowed in the middle of a hemlock forest in Eastern Townships, Canada. Click through to design milk for more images.

Mistakes

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.’
– James Joyce

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Dan Mall

Dan Mall speaking on the ups and downs of freelancing. He is the founder of Superfriend.ly and a human with really great values. If you haven’t seen his 99u talk I highly recommend it.

More freelancer wisdom over on Freelance.tv.

Japanese Pearl Hunters

Every day, in an obscure corner of Japan’s Shima peninsula, traditional pearl hunters dive beneath the waves to harvest from the ocean floor. If you live in NYC, you have the chance to see a documentary that follows three female divers of varying ages out onto (and under) open water and back into their homes, describing the little routines which make up their lives. Plays at the Metrograph theater on Saturday May 3rd!