Go MailChimp!

“It’s possible to create a huge tech company without taking venture capital, and without spending far beyond your means. It’s possible, in other words, to start a tech company that runs more like a normal business than a debt-fueled rocket ship careening out of control. Believe it or not, start-ups don’t even have to be headquartered in San Francisco or Silicon Valley.”

MailChimp and the Un-Silicon Valley Way to Make It as a Start-Up, by Farhad Manjoo

Scented Tattly Jewelry Tattoos

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My daughter is going nuts over the Tattly Candy Jewelry Tattoos we launched this week. The designs are by Julia Rothman and the unique sweetly scented fragrance was created in collaboration with Agilex Fragrances. Think light notes of vanilla frosting, candy corn, cotton candy, and all things sweet and delicious!

Artists Who Want To Sell


Let’s make a 2016 version of these tips by John Baldessari, shall we?

Blue Man Group: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

So good! Blue Man Group: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Sketching with Two Point Perspective Hack

Two Point Perspective Drawing Hack

This video demonstrates how to use an elastic string anchored at the horizon of a canvas to sketch a drawing with two point perspective. Brilliant!

LEGO Hair Bike Helmet

LEGO Hair Bike Helmet

This LEGO Hair Bike Helmet designed by Simon Higby and Clara Prior made me laugh. It’s just a prototype for now. I’d buy it.

Young Polar Bear

Start your day out with a smile watching this young polar bear frolic in a ice-filled kiddie pool. You’re welcome.

Dark Sky Weather App

Dark Sky Weather App

Always loved Dark Sky on my phone and now it is avaible in the browser. Here’s the official announcement.

(via doobybrain)

Mega Swing

This mega swing in the sky took my breath away. WOW!

Size Comparison

perspective1Worlds Largest Oil Tanker

perspective8The 2.6 Trillion Dollar Rock

perspective4The Pulmonoscorpius kirktonensis or (Breathing Scorpion)

These visual size comparisons Kevin Wisbith are impressively impactful.

Words by Christoph Niemann

Words by Christoph Niemann

The mighty Christoph Niemann published a new book called Words. More than 300 words inspired by Dr. Edward Fry’s list of sight words are paired with playful illustrations. I am such a fan of his work! And Team Tattly is proud to carry some of his designs, the Petting Zoo is a favorite!

Water Sommelier

A Short Documentary About “The Water Sommelier“.

How to Email Efficiently

I am never not thinking about how to get better at email. I enjoyed this article: An etiquette update: Brevity is the highest virtue. And then also, my friend Jocelyn K. Glei’s book that just came out: Unsubscribe.

Green Rainbows


Absolutely loving these green watercolor rainbows by industry & alchemy. There are other colors as well.

(via Joanna)

Do Nothing

“To do nothing at all is the most difficult thing in the world.”
— Oscar Wilde

(via Jocelyn)

Indoor Snowball Fight

Indoor snowball fight

Snowball Battle lets you bring snowball fights indoors! Comes with 10 lightweight snowballs, and mesh bag for easy clean up. LOVE IT!

Not So Good | Not So Bad

not so good not so bad

This Not So Good / Not So Bad box by Tina Berning made me look. I might start one of these myself. Also, what a talented illustrator.

Jam Zipper Jar Bag

Jam Zipper Jar Bag

Love these zip-close storage bags modeled after classic French jam jars. The design allows bags to stand when filled. Dishwasher and freezer safe, durable and leak proof.

The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano

Phillip Toledano was terrified of growing old. So he decided to do it as many times as possible. Fascinating.

(via Bas)

Jewelry Box Of Treasures

Jewelry Book

This book-shaped jewelry box made me smile!

Friday Link Pack

Always keep coming back to this one by Louis CK.

– OMG! —> BRIXO blocks are chrome-coated building blocks that act as electric conductors. They interlock to produce complete simple circuits with no wires involved, adding lights, motion and sound to any construction. They are LEGO compatible folks!

Panda Stamp. Cute.

– New York Public Library Installs Tiny Trains to Deliver Books

– I really don’t like houseeshoes (had to wear them as a kid) but I do like these simple crochet slippers.

– Grace Bonney’s new book “In The Company Of Womenhas a launch event on October 5th! I’ll be there! You should come too! Ops! It’s sold out!

– Jason Polan collaborated with Uniqlo on a T-Shirt line. What’s not to love? (His giraffes are my favorite!)

You think you have one to-do list, but really you have three. (via)

– Argentinian design studio Sudaca makes beautiful bookshelves. You can watch them while they make it. Live!

– Interesting long read: On How to Disagree

– This reversible bra is pretty cool.

– “Power is about making a difference in the world by influencing others.” The Power Paradox

– This Rainbow Cord Taco by This Is Ground made me chuckle. ( I use my silver one daily.)

– What an interesting looking drip coffee contraption.

This silver notepad makes me laugh every time I sit down at my desk. Well done, Playtype.

– Have you seen this post on how to improve your city? Love it so much!

5 Foreign sayings that just don’t translate

– Divorces should be looked at more as a “courageous and positive act.” Angelina’s Divorce Shows How ‘Failed Marriages’ Are Failing Us

– Our Tattly Halloween Set is pretty cool.

Universe App


The makers of Universe stopped by at our FRIENDS Happy Hour last night and presented their new app. Everyone was blown away. What a beautifully experimental iPhone app they have built! They have most certainly created a new medium for the mobile world.

The app’s atomic unit is a verse, a 3×5 grid for infinite creativity: art, stories, interactive experiences, radical video collages, immersive soundscapes, musical instruments, even games. Or you can go the practical route and make a portfolio, invitation, how-to guide, recipe, or even a business card.

Download the App, look at examples, then learn how to use it.

I can’t wait to see my ten year old play around wit it! So many possibilities!

Take The Risk of Connection

John Zinsser wants us to wake up, and really “connect”. In this eye-opener, John goes out on a limb and challenges the audience to have real connection in this world. He reshapes our understanding of what we truly risk on a day-to-day, to help us understand the need for connecting as a means for growth, and trusting others on the outskirt of separation.

Congrats to Ivan and his team of CreativeMornings/Charleston for this gem of a talk!

Video by: Jay Wayne Productions, in collaboration with: Mac Kilduff

Natural Sea Sponge

Natural Sea Sponge

I remember having to clean the black board in first grade with a natural sea sponge. My kids love to play with them in the bathtub! And, I simply think they are pretty to look at.