I’m Offended

The modern world, especially online, is full of people getting offended with one another. The School of Life dissects the problem.

Gallery Art Rail


Got lots of kids art, photos or posters sitting around the home? This oversized Gallery Wall Clip by Land of Nod will help!

Cloud Nightlight

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This cloud nightlight is all kinds of adorable.

Friday Link Pack

This very personal story by studiomate Michael Yates really touched me. He should totally give a TED talk on this story.

– “RBF is a face that, when at ease, is perceived as angry, irritated or simply … expressionless.” Totally part of the RBF club.

– I agree with Booooooom: Some fantastic visuals in this video for Awwz’s dreamy track Awake.

– Love how Frank Chimero shares his favorite books online.

– Practical: Contemporary minimalist wooden foldable coat stand

How to write a condolence note.

– This Carry On Cocktail Kit made me laugh.

– This is the coolest, minimalist bunkbed I have seen in a long time.

Price comparison for Airbnb x couchsurfing x hotels around the world. (via)

– What’s the best way to spend $20,000 to help the common good? (via)

Collective Quarterly is a travel and design magazine about discovery. Each issue spotlights a single geographic location, focusing on the artisans, music, food, and natural wonders that make it special.

– This website lets you chat with your future self. (via)

Black Cat Shower Curtain. Also available as a mug.

How to spend time alone in NYC

– This is so weird it’s good. How to make unicorn poop cookies!

I look like an engineer. Yes!

– This is one cool dad: Inventive Father Builds a 50 Meter Crazy Straw For His Daughter’s Fifth Birthday

– Still smiling and happy because of yesterday’s NYTimes Styles feature.

– Vox Media is looking to hire a Designer.

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Tattly in the New York Times

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Today was a big day for Tattly: We got featured in the New York Times’ Styles section. It’s a long and positive article. I can’t thank the writer, Courtney Rubin, enough for her kindness and generosity. Want to read it yourself? Here you go!

Hazmat Surfing


Michael Dyrland’s Hazmat Surfing Photo Series imagines what life might be like twenty or twenty-five years into the future, when our waters become so poisoned that we might only enter them in full biohazard gear. Yikes.


The Purgatory of Monotony

As someone who’s thesis consisted of a 200 book on the beauty of the ordinary, I appreciate this short called The Surrealism of The Mundane by Ace Norton.

(via Malcolm)

Society 6 Duvet Covers

I just spent an eternity clicking through the insanely big archive of Duvet Cover Designs over Society 6. Below are some of the ones that made m look and that I would totally put on my bed or use in my kids room. Anyone know how they hold up after a few cycles in the washing machine?

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Wow! Google Translate App

I could have made some serious use of Google’s Translate App when I traveled to Asia a little over a year ago. Impressive!

How New York City’s subway technologies are being modernized

This is an astounding behind-the-scenes video about the technologies running the NYC subway system. While I knew that the system is *old* I didn’t realize the infrastructure has never really updated and still is run with 1930 equipment.

(via The Kid Should See This)

CreativeMornings: Wilson Miner

In this CreativeMornings/SF talk Wilson Miner talks about collaboration and it’s crossover with appropriation.

And if you enjoyed this talk, make sure to also watch this one by him titled When We Build from 2011.

Felt Cat Bed

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Last week this little family adopted a rescue cat from an ASPCA shelter in Manhattan. While we are still trying to figure out a name (most difficult process in history) the cat is super happy and so are my kids. And I have discovered pet accessories. What a huge market! Can we talk about this felted cat bed. Made me smile.

Friday Link Pack

At the age of 17, José was sentenced to '15 years to life' for murder. He incurred additional charges inside, and was denied parole 9 times. After serving nearly 40 years in prison, he is about to be released. Directed and shot by Bas Berkhout.

– Danit Peleg, a 27 year old Israeli fashion design student 3D-printed an entire fashion collection

10 CEOs who prove liberal arts degrees aren’t worthless

– I totally want a customized version of these lightbulb signs.

– Love this Angle Flask Bracelet.

– The most common complaint about intense interval training is that people hate it. The 10-20-30 training may solve that problem.

Stay awesome.

Here are the tools Team CreativeMornings uses to collaborate.

– I would be totally ok with this whale mug on my desk.

– We adopted a rescue cat this week and with that I discovered the pet store world. Favorite cat product so far: Hepper Cat Bowl

– This plant water tower made me chuckle.

– Don’t forget to Enjoy This Beautiful Day!

– This coat and shoe rack is pretty cool.

– How much can you read with all letters cut in half? Play around with typesnap.us to find out! (via + via)

Huge Water Slide coming to Downtown Manhattan in August. Wow.

– Penguin’s new website offers free book extracts to London Underground passengers. (via)

Skylodge is a transparent sleeping capsule hanging from a mountain

Tim Ferris interviews Kevin Kelly. One of the best interviews I’ve heard in a long time. Also, you can download the transcript if you don’t want to listen to it.

Gifpop turns your GIFs into Prints.

– Four useful Gmail tips.

– Wow, this is useful: Google now tells you when places are busiest. (via)

The User Experience of Creative Sprints (via)

Cool cat!

– Slate is looking to hire a Designer Director.

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Daily Overview

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The Overview Effect, first described by author Frank White in 1987, is an experience that transforms astronauts’ perspective of Earth and mankind’s place upon it. Common features of the experience are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment. ‘Overview’ is a short film that explores this phenomenon through interviews with astronauts who have experienced the Overview Effect and features important commentary on the wider implications of this understanding for our society and our relationship to the environment.

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Modernist Sandcastles

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Calvin Seibert sculpts impressive Modernist Sandcastles. So much YES!

The Museum of Four in the Morning

Rives has a contagious obsession with 4 a.m. At TED2007, the poet shared what was then a minor fixation with a time that kept popping up everywhere and turned into fourinthemorning.com.

(Thank you Emily)

50 Books | 50 Covers

Established in 1923 by the American Institute of Graphic Arts as “Fifty Books,” the 50 Books | 50 Covers competition is now the longest continually running design competition in the United States. Since 2011, Design Observer has hosted it. And in 2015, for the first time, they are publishing a book and mounting an exhibition to commemorate the competition winners of 2014, narrowed down from a field of 500 entries from fourteen countries. If you love books and want to own this one, support their Kickstarter campaign.

The Bucket Bag

The Bucket Bag

Inspired by traditional Japanese fishermen’s packs, the Bucket Bag can be carried as a spacious tote or cinched shut and slung over your shoulder. I like.

This American Life: NUMMI 2015

If you run a company, think a lot about what it means to create a healthy company culture, you will enjoy this episode of This American Life on a car plant called NUMMI in Fremont California that might have saved the U.S. car industry. In 1984, General Motors and Toyota opened NUMMI as a joint venture. Toyota showed GM the secrets of its production system: How it made cars of much higher quality and much lower cost than GM achieved.

The part that really made me listen up is when they talk about how Team Toyota taught the American employees what it means to work as a team and help each other out. Really shows the importance of a healthy company culture where employees stick together and help each other, where your co-workers care about you doing a good job and lift you up, if necessary.

Really inspiring episode. Listen in!

Friday Link Pack

Always trying to find more Keith Jarrett gems online. If you’re not familiar with Keith Jarrett’s The Koeln Concert, do yourself a favor and listen in.

How to Do Almost Anything

– Woah! Ultimate glamping: caravan that floats like a boat.

– Loving Malcolm Brown’s Face Reader Project.

R/m Design School is a series of educational projects about design, a constantly expanding “design primer”, covering such fundamental concepts as typography, color, grids and layout.

– Gah! Free: Download Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Short Course, The Inexplicable Universe, in Audio or Video Format

– I want to see this in person: ‘The Beach’, an interactive architectural installation by Snarkitecture

– I am a HUGE Kinder Surprise Eggs fan: Kinder Surprise eggs are wildly popular around the world but banned in the United States.

Pluto Through the Years: A GIF Showing Gradually Improved Views of Pluto from 1930-2015

– (Intense) Street photography shot on an iPhone during fake phonecalls by Jay Giampietro

James Murphy wants to turn NYC’s subway system into a symphony (via)

– My daughter used to have this bunk bed from IKEA. These are some inspiring IKEA hacks. Wish I would have seen this earlier…

You have no credibility (yet)

– Interesting: Cushion aims to help manage a freelancer’s unpredictable schedule and unsteady income.

– This is moving: Color blind young man’s reaction to seeing color for the first time

Rainy Day Umbrella Stand is awesome. And then I looked at the price. Not.

– Everything I am afraid might happen if I ask new acquaintance to get coffee. (Nr. 13 made me laugh)

– Looking for more Design Blog inspiration. This is a good start.

First World Problem Store. Made me laugh.

Silverware that won’t make a mess when you put it down. Smart.

Explaining graphic design to four-year-olds (via)

– I used GlamSquad for the first time this week. Highly recommend.

– That’s one cool Banana.

– Hillary for America is looking to hire Designers. In Brooklyn.

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Behind Every Product…

behind every product...

Wonderful ugmonk and krochet kids collaboration reminding consumers that behind every product is a person.