Friday Link Pack

(Artist turns vintage book covers into mesmerizing geometric illustrations)

Gems of Wikipedia

– This project by Caio Andrade made me smile: Not On App Store.

– This Clover Light looks supercool. Wish they’d showed it in context of a space.

– The third CreativeMornings Podcast episode went live this morning and features Debbie Millman with an introduction by Paula Antonelli.

In their newest video, the ladies of The BreakWomb show what it would sound like if a group of moms carried out a conversation talking to each other the way they speak to their children. (via)

– This animated GIF perfectly sums up my week.

What is the role of design in a start up?

– Move over Craigslist: MoveLoot is coming for your heavy couches and too-big armoires.

– Wonderful CreativeMornings/LA talk by Andi Teran on Overcoming the blank page.

– Portuguese Royal Studio makes Adobe tutorials look good (and simple!)

– Wow! A foldable bike helmet?

Somebody take me here.

– Wow! It never occurred to me to ask this question before I send my kids to someone else’s house for a playdate.

– Now this is a beautiful toolbox.

– Wow, this is a powerful commercial: Learn it young. Remember it forever.

Fun web clock lets you learn a new fun fact with every passing minute.

– Oh the fun that could be had with these balloon letter ornaments. Also, Christmas just around the corner…

– Leaders, your mission should you choose to accept it is to back yourself out of a meeting.

– Some gems in here: 23 Things I Wish I’d Known at 23, by Hillary Kerr (via Joanna)

11 Life Philosophies of Influential Leaders

– My favorite new way of saying no: I must decline for secret reasons! (via)

Jeff Jarvis in conversation with Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Butter cookies with just three ingredients.

– Woah, talk about awesome job opportunity: Fast Company is looking to hire a Senior Digital Designer.

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Gradient Puzzle


This looks like a seriously zen puzzle.



In his project titled REMOVED, Photographer Eric Pickersgrill removed personal devices from images. As someone who didn’t grow up with these magical devices, these photographs hit home.

(via Jürgen)


Webflow seems to good to be true.

The World’s Lightest Metal

This is fascinating: In 2011, scientists revealed a metal so light that it could sit atop a dandelion without crushing its delicate, fluffy seeds.

Friday Link Pack

Short animation of Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself” by London-based animator, Sophie Koko Gate.

Asana has been completely redesigned. Thank god.

– This made me laugh. Perfect for kids birthday parties: The Portable Pizza Pocket.

Do says it helps you run productive meetings. Anyone tried it?

– Parabo Press makes me want to print something BIG!

– Kids are asked if they’d rather be rich or happy.

-This image melts my heart: Father invites stepfather to walk the bride down the aisle together.

– Duncan Shotton is the mastermind behind this clever little card case that uses an optical illusion to animate or say “nice to meet you” as you open it.

– U.N. Dreams Big: 17 huge new goals to build a better world (via)

Themefinder is the largest open-source, free Bootstrap template collection. (via)

– Jonathan Harris’s launched a new project about human life on the Internet: The Network Effect which reminds me to re-watch his fantastic CreativeMornings talk from 2012 about the different ways of looking.)

– Hmmm… Brussel sprouts.

– NASA releases totally real definitely not faked high-res moon landing pics

– This made me laugh: Taking a screenshot in 1983.

– My cat loves to watch this YouTube video. Yeah, for reals.

– Currently my favorite GIF.

Avocados used to be called alligator pears? (via)

– Wildcard is looking to hire a Product Designer.

The Invisible Dog – Season 7

I have been a fan of The Invisible Dog since I first learned about it, 7 years ago. And by moving my businesses into the Invisible Dog earlier this year, I can now even call myself a lucky member of this talented community. Lucien Zayan, the director of The Invisible Dog, is a giant ball of love. He has artfully curated a small community of artists and visual storytellers that give a damn. I can’t thank Lucien, and our landlord Frank, enough for letting us do our thing on Bergen Street. I am so totally going to support Lucien’s Kickstarter for the 7th’s season.


Whales Swim With Paddleboarder

Breathtaking video of a paddleboarder being followed by two Southern right whales!

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Two weeks ago, the White House reached out to Kickstarter and asked to help the millions of refugees seeking safety in the Middle East and Europe! Kickstarter said yes and launched this aid refugees campaign.

This isn’t a typical Kickstarter project. The rewards are all about giving, not getting. Kickstarter is donating 100% of their usual fee to support these aid efforts.

I applaud this. Go Kickstarter for opening up their platform. And go internet.

I just “backed” the campaign. Will you join me?. (Your donation is is 100% tax deductible.)

Apparatus Cloud

Apparatus Cloud

I have fallen in love with CLOUD, a stunning hanging ceiling light sculpture by NYC based Apparatus. Someday owning a Cloud is now a new life goal.


“It seems that the presence of an object is required to make its absence felt (or to make the absence of something felt). A kind of longing may have preceded their arrival, but you have to meet in order to feel the full force of your frustration in their absence.”
– Adrienne Rich

Why We Fall in Love, over on brainpickings

Apollo Missions

apollo missions

All of the photos taken during the Apollo missions are up on Flickr in high-res. Thanks for the find, Jason.

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A Walking Bike (!)

The Lopifit is an Electric Walking Bike. Intriguing and absurd all at once.


If I was looking to…

… hire a film editor, I’d definitely try to hire William Laboury. He created this ‘mashup self-portrait’ of movie clips spliced together. Impressive.

(via The Awesomer)

Friday Link Pack

tumblr_ntc5bqUHtb1shn04do1_500A Tumblr full of cute animal GIFs. There goes my day. (via) is the largest social network for academics.

We Need a United Nations of the World’s Religions

– Maker’s Row launched a Made in the US store.

– Boo! Check out these 16 Tattly inspired Halloween costumes? The illegal watch seller made me laugh!

– My friend Mans made an app for cats. It made me laugh. My cat is weirdly fascinated by it.

– Product Hunt launched a podcast channel.

– Cats have been ruling Instagram for a while. Get ready for Pumpkin the Raccoon.

– These design-y student residences in Berlin make me want to be a student again.

– An amusing compilation of some of the most memorable things Tom Waits said on Talk Shows

– This is so cool: Giant megaphones amplify the sounds of nature.

11 interesting questions to ask yourself. Especially this one: If you died tomorrow what would you want your legacy to be?

– Made me laugh: Scotch experts review cheap whiskey.

– Interesting: The cost of mobile ads on 50 news websites.

– Journalists and others are understandably concerned about Peeple, the “Yelp for People” app scheduled to launch in late November.

– I didn’t know this worked: Remove Odors from Your Entire Home by Simmering Vinegar

– What do non-English-speaking people say when it’s raining cats and dogs? France: “It’s raining like a pissing cow.”

– Apparently it’s harder to be thin than it was in the ’80s.

– Fascinating: Millions of Facebook users have no idea they’re using the internet. (via)

– Wow, awesome job alert! IDEO in Chicago is looking to hire a Senior Interaction Designer.


“Where focus goes, energy flows”.
– Tony Robbins.


CreativeMornings Podcast

creativemornings podcast

It’s a very exciting day here at CreativeMornings HQ: Starting today, we will be releasing some of our favorite archived talks in podcast form! We’ll be featuring the best-of the best in the first season of the podcast, while simultaneously shining the spotlight on the CreativeMornings community. Check back every Friday morning from October 2nd through December 18th for a new episode!

You can listen to it on our site, subscribe on iTunes, follow us on Soundcloud, find them on your favorite Podcast app, or download for offline listening.

The first episode is with Casey Gerald on how purpose is the new bottom line. We are off to a powerful start. Tune in! And let us know what you think!

Karaoke Uber Ride

This Uber driver gets my thumbs up for making rides a bit more fun…

Eye Chart Typography

eye chart

A short history of eye chart typography.

(via Kottke)

Tom Givone’s Floating Farmhouse

Team CreativeMornings is currently on our yearly company retreat, and staying in Tom Givone’s *stunning* Floating Farmhouse in upstate New York. What an incredible privilege to dip into this beauty of a home. I can’t stop gushing over all the little details.

I have completely fallen in love with this house.

Friday Link Pack

From now on, sitting in a traffic jam, I will dream of The Trunk Theater driving in front of me…

– One of the most prolific designers Switzerland has ever seen: Adrian Frutiger Dies at 87; His Type Designs Show You the Way

– Applauding Perry Chen and Yancey Strickler of Kickstarter for keeping it real and redefining success beyond money and power. The world needs more of this: Kickstarter Focuses Its Mission on Altruism Over Profit

– Interesting talk: Leadership merit badges.

Dictionary Stories: Very short stories composed entirely of example sentences from the New Oxford American Dictionary.

– A collection of morning routines.

– I keep coming across these flying vintage cars. Makes me smile every time.

– Cat lovers unite and support this Kickstarter for a beautifully designed laser beam toy.

Iconsfeed, an online gallery of iOS icons. (via)

– A visualization of the most iconic sidekicks in history.

– Create a Peanut Character of yourself.

13 of the strangest restaurant spots in America

– My daughter and her girlfriends are going nutty over these Tattly charm bracelets.

– Percolate is looking to hire a Junior Product Designer.

A Nesting Shelf


This Nesting Shelf made me look.