Field Notes Reporter’s Notebook

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The new Reporter’s Notebook by Field Notes caught my eye. Love that they are experimenting with new formats. I have always loved long, skinny notebooks! Must order. Not familiar with Field Notes? Check out their entire collection.

Friday Link Pack

Love this song by New York based singer songwriter Matt Sucich. He also happens to be our CreativeMornings Podcast host. So many talents.

– A collection of Japanese matchbox labels from the 20s-40s (via Coudal)

– This made me cry: Colorblind brothers take turns seeing color for the very first time

Colorful animation visualizes 200 years of immigration to the U.S. (1820-Present)

Stories from the design teams at National Public Radio

Never Not Hungry. Yes.

– YIKES! U.S. Adults Consume an Entire Hour More of Media Per Day Than They Did Just Last Year

Animade in London does beautiful animation work. Totally want to collaborate with them at some point.

– Quietly, over the last year, Facebook has killed the concept of a private account.

Why Lights at Night Can Lead to Less Restful Sleep

– One of the biggest reasons couples get into trouble is because they haven’t cultivated emotional fluency in themselves.

Dad trolls his daughter by recreating her selfies.

Flour Bag designs from the 40s and 50s. Didn’t know this was a thing.

When you are consistently generous, you create an audience that cares for you deeply.

4 essential body language tips from a public speaker

The Philosophy of Bill Murray

– I want these stairs.

– Do yourself a favor and snag up the last DoLectures ticket, happening at the end of July in Hopland California. Most intimate conference I have ever attended.

– Hilariously silly: A Vacuum Cleaner Plays the Harmonica

Bill cunningham. New York lost a remarkable man this week.

Do you know how you learn?

– A list of Google Voice commands. (via)

Infinite scream! (via)

tabtag – Glowing & Reusable MacBook Stickers

Every time I grab my MacBook and see our custom CreativeMornings tabtag, it puts a smile on my face. I am usually not someone that would E-V-E-R put a sticker on anything I own, but the concept of tabtags won me over: They are glowing (!) and reusable MacBook stickers. You can remove them without a trace and reuse them over and over. SO MUCH FUN!

Chose from their huge archive of designs or make your own.

Jellies

Jellies

I would totally hang this Jellies print in my office.

♥ / Maker’s Row

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Algorithmic Art

Algorithmic Art

Beautiful: Algorithmic Art.

On Top Of The Mountain

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Always reminding my children of this, in different words though. Maybe I should try it this way.

Glass Slide

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A thrilling glass slide at 1,000 feet above Los Angeles jusy opened to the public. OH MY!

Book Rainbow

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Jonathan Whitfill is the force behind this book rainbow. Really wonderful. Made me look.

FUEL

Hat tip to Jalabert Camille for this beautiful short. This is next level student work!

Foot-Powered Washing Machine

Yirego created a foot-powered, mobile washing machine. Smart.

Being Different

“Being unafraid of being different comes from realizing and knowing that it is all you can really be.”
– John Maeda

3D-Printed Light-Based Zoetrope

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Media artist Akinori Goto designed this 3d-printed zoetrope that when lit from the side reveals dancing or walking people. AMAZING! See more images and videos here.

360° Book: Mt. Fuji

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Drawing on both art and architecture, the award-winning 360° book allows the reader to get a 3D, panoramic view of Mt. Fuji, illustrated by Yusuke Oono. Lovely!

Pink Peony

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Summer is in full swing here on my side of the planet. All I want to do is cover myself with this Pink Peony Tattly and lay in the grass!

(Did you know it this Tattly set is scented? It’s a visual perfume!)

The Problem With The World

“The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.”
– Charles Bukowski

Jad Abumrad on the Function of Music

My office neighbor and über-talented friend Mac Premo sat down with Jad Abumrad, of Radiolab fame and talked about sound, music and the function of music. Then he turned that conversation into a film. I am glad he did.

Weird, or just different?

“There’s a flip side to everything,” the saying goes, and in 2 minutes, Derek Sivers shows this is true in a few ways you might not expect.

Bob Dylan at 20 on Freak Shows

Dylan was just 20 years old when he appeared on the Folksingers Choice radio program on WBAI FM in New York City. He’d arrived in Manhattan just a few years earlier and was playing in the coffee houses of Greenwich Village, at one in particular he was paid “a dollar plus a cheeseburger.”

During this hour-long interview with Cynthia Gooding, Dylan played some of his own songs (“The Death of Emmett Till”, “Standing on the Highway”) and covers of classics by Howlin’ Wolf, Hank Williams, and Woody Guthrie. We scored this Blank on Blank with Dylan tuning up his guitar and playing his harmonica.

It’s a wonderful snapshot in time, with a young Dylan before he was famous and before he even released his debut album. He’s nervous and funny. He’s just a guy with a guitar with a little mischief underneath.

Listen to the full interview and hear some rarely heard songs here.

Hat tip to the team of Blank on Blank for creating this beautiful video series.

StandStand Grand: a beautiful standing desk

One of our Tattly team members must started working with one of these StandStand Grand standing desk that we were lucky enough to get our hands on early. It looks fantastic and most of all, it assembles in seconds! Want one? Order one by supporting their Kickstarter campaign Here!

Six Million Years of Human History



(via Kottke)

Under Our Skin

What do we mean when we talk about race?

Under Our Skin grew out of conversations about how The Seattle Times covers race at a time when national and local events — the furor over police shootings, the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, protests on college campuses and charged campaign rhetoric — dominate headlines. Absolutely fantastic.

What do we mean when we talk about race?

Izumi Miyazaki Selfies

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Strangely intriguing selfies by Izumi Miyazaki.

Design Matters: Alain De Botton

“My view of human nature is that all of us are just holding it together in various ways — and that’s okay, and we just need to go easy with one another, knowing that we’re all these incredibly fragile beings.”
Alain De Botton

From a Design Matters episode with Alain de Botton.


(via brain pickings)