Bob Burnquist’s Floating Skate Ramp

Pro skateboarder and mega ramp rider Bob Burnquist created a floating skate ramp in Lake Tahoe. This is amazing.

♥ / Modern Handmade Glass Lighting by Hennepin Made

A big thank you to Hennepin for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

Hennepin Made is launching their Parallel Series lighting collection. Each piece is hand made from blown glass and spun aluminum in their Minneapolis studio. Over the next two months they will be releasing new pendant light and chandelier designs weekly in conjunction with their 30 Lights/60 Days giveaway.

For more check out hennepinmade.com

Mario The Magician

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A few weeks before my son turned four, he expressed the wish of having a magician at his party. We had Looney Louie the year before, so I felt challenged to find a new magician. So, down I went a Google rabbit hole. Let me tell you, there are *a lot* of frightening magician websites out there. (someone’s gotta tell them about Squarespace) And then, I stumbled on Mario.

My son’s magician dreams came true when Mario showed up at our house on February 14th. He was fantastic, a magician at heart. Magic is his labor of love and it shines through in his performance.

I’ve learned that in addition to the hundreds of private performances he does every year, he is involved in a publication of a children’s magic card tricks book for Barnes & Noble and is performing for Lincoln Center. I am not surprised by his Magician success.

In 2012, filmmaker Kal created a short film about Mario, entitled Building Magic. In August of 2013, a successful Kickstarter campaign secured funding to extend Building Magic into a feature length film. Filming is currently underway, and the film is expected to be complete and ready for the film festival circuit in 2014. Here’s the trailer:

If you’re ever thinking of hiring a magician in NYC, consider Mario. Tilo and Ella couldn’t stop talking about his performance. And look at me, I am writing about it. He’s truly magic.

Ballad of a WiFi Hero

An animated adaptation of the famed McSweeney’s Internet Tendency piece, “In Which I Fix My Girlfriend’s Grandparents’ WiFi and Am Hailed as a Conquering Hero,” by Mike Lacher.

(via)

Abandoned Desert Movie Theater

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This abandoned outdoor movie theater in the desert of Sinai made me look. All I can think is: Can we have a CreativeMornings there?

Giant Origami

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Sipho Mabona has taken Origami to extremes. He’s folded this life-sized (!) elephant out of one sheet of paper. So much respect.

Cork Globe

Cork Globe

CreativeMornings HQ totally needs one of these Cork Globes so we can keep track of our growing chapters. (We are currently at 71, growing by 3-5 chapters a month)

Remember.

“Remember. Before your father was a parent, he was a person. Young, and confused, just like you.” – Phillip Toledano

The Reluctant Father

Washing Machine Drum gone Firepit

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I may have mentioned a similar tutorial before but I am so in love with the idea I had to point to Apartment Therapy’s recent post on how the size and shape of the drum inside a basic washing machine lends itself perfectly to being upcycled into a fire pit.

On Wearing Red

“When in doubt, wear red.”
- Bill Blass

The Reluctant Father

The Reluctant Father

Photographer Phillip Toledano became a father at the age of 40 and fell in love with his daughter about a year and a half later, when he realized she was the most bewitching human being he’d ever seen.

The Reluctant Father follows Phillip’s journey at the beginning of fatherhood.

It’s a raw and honest. And funny. Wish I would have seen this when I was expecting my first child. Buy the book or check out the site.

Mega Desk

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Woah, the Barbarian Group has one giant endless table that everyone works from. It offers work spaces for 175 people. Stunning.

Here’s a video that shows the entire desk.

Astronaut Smartphone Stand

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This Astronaut Smartphone Stand made me look.

(via)

Success

“So what I want to argue for is not that we should give up on our ideas of success, but we should make sure that they are our own. We should focus in on our ideas. and make sure that we own them, that we are truly the authors of our own ambitions. Because it’s bad enough, not getting what you want, but it’s even worse to have an idea of what it is you want and find out at the end of a journey, that it isn’t, in fact, what you wanted all along.”

Alain De Botton, A kinder, gentler philosophy of success

A Kid’s Guide to How the Internet Ads Work

A kid’s guide to how internet ads work. Much needed.

(Thanks Carly)

♥ / Icebergs — Visual organization for Creatives

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DartStrip

We just mounted an 8 foot long DartStrip in our office and we are all loving it. It’s a super simple magnetic display system. Beautifully packaged. Easy to mount. A total winner.

Friday Link Pack

Jon Lax takes CreativeMornings attendees through an informative and insightful history of the billable hour, including its origin and probable cause for its proliferation across industries. Jon proposed that it’s time to end the billable hour.

- I get cranky when I am hungry, I need this shirt.

- I discovered some cool new apps via this post in which Michael Galpert shares his iphone screens. Also, superhappy to see the TeuxDeux app icon on there.

- This 1954 Alfa Romeo Bat 7 took my breath away.

- Jobs that no longer exist.

- Fascinated by this tutorial on YouTube on how to make a Japanese Omelette with a square frying pan!

- Getty Images now lets you embed and share its imagery – at no cost – for non-commercial use on websites, blogs and social media channels through a new embed tool. This is big.

- Yes, please: A Typographic Approach to Email. (via)

- Wallpockets

- This Instagram account might turn me into a lover of dogs and naps.

- A candle that melts into a new candle. So cool.

- “focus on building a company, not a startup” – Chris Poole (via)

- Corkers Totem. Made me smile.

- Google Overlays Historical Data Onto Modern-Day Maps

- This pattern design toy called Kaleidograph is pretty cool. I want to play with it!

- Web economy bullshit generator. (via)

- The famous Oscar selfie built out of LEGO.

- Recipes to try with your 6-9 Year Old.

- Interesting: Unmark is the to do app for bookmarks.

- I love my co-workers, so much.

- One day I will live in a white box like this one. To some it looks sterile, to me it looks zen.

- Guys, 2014 will be awesome. Who agrees?

- Househappy is looking to hire a Sr. Ruby Engineer. I would totally work for this company, just based on the name alone.

Denim on Demand

Flint & Tinder is trying to change the way stuff gets made and bought, especially here in the USA. They’ve come up with a system called Denim on Demand. Basically it’s super high quality selvedge jeans made to order for just $98. But here’s the kicker: When people are done with them, they’re going to find the jeans a new home and credit them back for their purchase. Woah!

Tickle helps you Escape Awkward Situations

Tickle is an app (concept?) to help you escape awkward situations. Using your phone’s accelerometer, Tickle can sense awkward gestures, and in turn, generate a phantom phone call to allow you to gracefully excuse yourself from whatever awkward situation you’re in. This made me laugh and double check if it’s not April 1st.

UPDATE: It’s a joke. Bummer.

DAAME Laptop Bag

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DAAME is an all-girls startup and creator of this beautiful, high-end laptop tote.

#wishlisted

David Foster Wallace on Leadership

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“A leader’s real “authority” is a power you voluntarily give him, and you grant him this authority not with resentment or resignation but happily.”

Love this felt-on-felt typographic illustration by Debbie Millman of David Foster Wallace’s timeless wisdom. The artwork is available as a print, with 100% of proceeds benefiting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

(via Maria)

Happy At Studiomates

After discovering Happy In NYC a few days ago I kept telling my studiomate Kevin he should dance through Studiomates, our co-working space. Today is Kevin’s birthday and Bas (of Like Knows Like) made it happen. You should see the smile on my face. I was holding the stereo as we walked through our spaces, and I am making a quick cameo at the end.

HAPPY!

Happy birthday Kevin! You’re the best!

Sip Snap

SipSnap is a simple, spill-proof, kid’s drinking lid that fits any cup. Brilliant.