Box Hyperactive

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I love the flexibility and playfulness that comes with modular furniture. This sofa, called Box Hyperactive caught my eye. My kids would totally approve and constantly rearrange our living room. Love the fact that Hannabi sofas are unique so the width and depth of each is tailored to the customer. Every element fits together but can be separated so they can form many different arrangements.

Autoeromatons

HeyHeydeHass makes beautiful art object machines.

When they started working on this project they had just two requirements: the automata they were about to produce had to perform a sensual act when being handled – in a safe for work way. They also needed to be simple, beautiful objects when in rest, made from high quality materials. Sexy alternatives to all those Executive Ball Clickers.

Team HeyHeydeHaas does the majority of the work on the Autoeromatons in house and by hand. From figuring out the mechanics of the automata and casting bronze at a local foundry, to polishing till you drop. They are a thing of beauty.

Opportunity = People

“Every opportunity is attached to a person. Opportunities do not float like clouds in the sky. They’re attached to people. If you’re looking for an opportunity — including one that has a financial payoff — you’re really looking for a person.”
– Ben Casnocha

From this article: The Key to Luck Is Being a People Connector, by Jocelyn K. Glei

A Quiet Ego

“The volume of the ego is turned down so that it might listen to others as well as the self in an effort to approach life more humanely and compassionately.” The quiet ego brings others into the self without losing the self.

The Surprising Benefits of a Quiet Ego, by Scott Barry Kaufman

(via Jocelyn)

Leaping Long Jump Mat

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My kids would LOVE this leaping long jump mat. My downstairs neighbor not so much.

Words

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Geodome Playhouse

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Let your children channel their inner Buckminster Fuller with this Geodome Playhouse.

Vivian the Dog Moves to Brooklyn

My fellow FRIEND Mitch just launched the above Kickstarter campaign for his children’s book about a big dog moving to the “big city,” made to help kids (and adults) deal with giant-sized changes.

Learn About Community Building

(This is a Reel our San Diego put together. It so beautifully shows the magic of CreativeMornings)

There is not a day that goes by where we don’t get an email being asked to share our CreativeMornings secrets. That’s why, on June 25th, for the first time ever, my team and I are sharing how CreativeMornings scaled its community from one chapter to over 140, in a one day intensive workshop.

If community building is on your mind, com and learn how we built ours of 1,500 volunteer organizers and continue to engage 180k attendees annually in 55 countries around the world. My team and I will share our findings from the last 8 years, what worked what didn’t and we’ll also make time to workshop any challenges you’re facing in your community.

More info: creativemorningsworkshop.com

Something Wonderful

“Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.”
– Albert Schweitzer

Charles Pétillon’s Invasions

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These photographs of Charles Pétillon’s Invasion series made me gasp.

(via The Jealous Curator)

Anne Buckwalter

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There is something intriguing about this piece by Anne Buckwalter. I’d hang it on my walls.

Kindness

“Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate. ”
― Albert Schweitzer

Totally Waterproof

In case you ever wondered, Tattly are indeed totally waterproof.

Sometimes We Are Scared For no Reason:

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Example

“Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.”
― Albert Schweitzer

Friday Link Pack

One day a blind man discovered a screw painting by Andrew Myers with his hands. The blind man found as much enjoyment out of the tactile elements of the work as any sighted person ever has by just looking at them. Andrew considers this moment as one of the most inspiring of his career. Which led him to a question: Why is touching artwork so taboo?

– Are you fostering community? Come and learn how CreativeMornings scaled theirs to 145 global chapters. This is the first time we are ever sharing all our secrets.

– OMG! This Error 404 Page! (via)

– Things like this, make me so incredibly happy: Post-It War Between Two Office Buildings Ends With Epic Finale

Soon is a everyday bucket list for movies, restaurants, and more. (I use my someday custom columns in the ‘someday section’ on TeuxDeux for this)

Albert: Actionable financial advice on your phone

– The Artist Residency in Motherhood is a beautiful project.

Pocket Penguin. Go read some classics.

The Creative World’s Bullshit Industrial Complex

Magnus makes you look really knowledagble in a museum!

– Great read: The Lottery of Life

What Does It Mean To Be Poor? (via)

– “Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.” Carl Sagan on Books

Tytan Magnetic Space Putty Slime Super Stress Reliever. YES!

Control Devices by Drawing

Do you know who you are letting in?

Here’s what happens if you work when you’re tired (via)

– I am loving this water color art piece on the walls on this post Available here.

Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person

– Lemkesoft’s GraphicConverter — the “Swiss Army knife” of graphics programs that can convert over 200 different graphic file formats into any of almost 80 graphic formats — has been updated to version 10. (via The Loop)

19 things you didn’t know you could wash in the dishwasher. (via)

– This is so fun for your kids: Make your own puzzlemaker with your own choice of words.

– This safari tiger print dress for little girls is adorable.

– Father’s day is around the corner. Get him a tattoo.

– Come work with me, Tattly is hiring a Summer Intern.

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JR Made The Louvre Disappear

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Paris’s Musée du Louvre played host to the latest installation of prolific French artist, JR, who made its iconic pyramid disappear in an illusory outdoor collage.

David Lynch on Meditation

David Lynch explains how meditation enhances our creativity!

Read More Blogs

“Good blogs aren’t focused on the vapid race for clicks that other forms of social media encourage. Instead, they patiently inform and challenge, using your time with respect.”

Read more blogs, by Seth Godin

The DNA Journey

To celebrate diversity in the world momondo presents The DNA Journey: a journey into who we are and how we are all connected as a global family. They asked 67 people from all over the world to take a DNA test, and it turns out they have much more in common with other nationalities than they would ever have thought.

Serge Bloch

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Illustrator Serge Bloch is showing in NYC, opening reception is today. Love his work!

Whale Strainer

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This whale strainer made me look!