Death to Flakiness

Nothing pushes my buttons more than flakiness. And there’s a lot of it in NYC. Must teach my children to be reliable. Yes. Yes. Yes.

Friday Link Pack

In this beautifully shot video, four skateboarders discover the joys of skating on the frozen sand of a Norwegian beach.

– This coffee table, bench, or whatever you want it to be, caught my eye.

Burly men at sea looks lovely.

– So much respect to the fine folks at Uncommon Goods for their efforts to raise awareness and act as a role model when it comes to Paid Family Leave.

You’re a completely different person at 14 and 77, the longest-running personality study ever has found

Groupmuse helps you organize a classical music concert in your living room. Also, in the same vein, Sofar Sounds.

– This feminist patch made me laugh out loud.

Noun Project on your desktop

– YES! ‘Cards Against Humanity’ Creator Vows To Buy And Publish Congress’s Internet History. Here’s an update.

– My kids and I would like this hammock.

Trump Regrets

Small Victories takes files in a Dropbox folder and turns them into a website. No CMS, no installation, no server, no coding required.

– This faux cactus caught my eye.

– This fold-up meditation stool would totally help my inability of sitting on the floor for a long period of time.

Taking a line for a walk.

Dear neighbor, I don’t love you.

– Of course, my kids couldn’t stop laughing: Fart in a can

– My nerd dad just pointed me to this app called Workflow, an automation tool, enabling you to drag and drop any combination of actions to create powerful workflows for your iPhone. Reminds me a bit of IFTTT. Definitely giving this a try.

– Getting fit takes time, and progress can be hard to notice. Progress app makes it easy to see the small changes as they happen,

– My daughter loves these paper dolls.

– How to use a bullet journal for your mental health. The rant boxes made me smile. (via)

– A Guggenheim curator put Tattly on her living room walls. So good!

This Life Insurance Ad

This Thai Life Insurance Ad goes straight in the heart.

Be A Full Person

“Never apologize for working. You love what you do, and loving what you do is a great gift to give to your child.” – Marlene Sanders

From the book Dear Ijeawele, or aA Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

(via Youngna)

Best Freelance Copywriter Website

Joe Coleman created this website for his freelance copywriting skills and now I want to hire him. This is brilliant. It made me laugh!

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YESAQ instead of FAQ

This roadside rest stop inspired Jason Friend to try an entirely different approach to FAQs.

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Spout Pitcher

Stoneware Spout Pitcher. Lovely.

Security

“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is not safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.”
– Helen Keller

The Colors of Motion

A visualization of the use of color in movies. The average color of each frame is extracted and presented in a highly interactive way. Not necessarily useful but fascinating.

(via Jon)

Erase Your Own History

The only way to walk forward is to erase your own history, by Juan Arata. Beautiful.

Strange Beasts

This short film on a fictitious new augmented reality gave me all the feels.

Canot Cutting Board

A beautiful cutting board. But I was mostly fascinated by the oddly arranged carrots. So good.

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Flow state

I watched my coworker Emerline use Flowstate and it blew my mind. It is a writing tool designed to snowball a person’s primal focus into a serene state of creative flow. No overthinking what you wrote. No instant deleting, going back and editing. Just writing! How? You set a focus time, you start writing and when you pause, the app blurs out and makes everything you wrote disappear. The document only gets saved if you complete your timed-writing exercise. Terrifying and brilliant all at once. Try it: Flowstate.

How To Open A New Book

How To Open A New Book: “Never force the back: if it does not readily yield, it is too tightly or strongly lined! It needs gentle treatment, much the same as a machine needs lubricating.”

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The Big Bucket Bag

I like this Big Bucket Bag by Best Made Co. Would make for a nice hamper, no?

Immersive, Completely Silent “Desert”

An immersive, completely silent “desert” has been installed at the Guggenheim. Can’t wait to experience this!

Remarkable NYC Company Founders

Small Victories

Small Victories takes files in a Dropbox folder and turns them into a website. I just gave it a try with an photo folder that is sitting on my Dropbox but I am not doing anything with. It works like magic. Wheee!

Words of Wisdom: Casey Neistat

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Nima Chaichi

These soft, layered photographs made me look. They are by Iranian born, NYC based photographer Nima Chaichi. What an eye!

Wooden Bowl

This minimal wooden bowl won my heart.

Mammals by Tinybop

The fine folks over at Tinybop have been busy and launched a new app, called Mammals. The app comes with a free handbook to play and learn with your kids. It entails interactivity tips, fun facts and questions you can ask the kids.

Creator Profiles

Stumbled upon these lovely creator profiles over at This Is Ground. The animated portraits are the best.