Illustrations by Ron Lent

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Really enjoying Ron Lent’s Instagram Account. It is filled with beautiful, minimal, pattern-y illustrations.

(via Ninja)

A Threaded Light Spectrum

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This Threaded Light Spectrum Exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery in Washington DC by Gabriel Dawe makes me want to jump in my car and drive there pronto. The rainbow sculpture is made from 60 miles of thread. Absolutely stunning!

Whitings Thermo

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Withings Thermo will make parents around the globe rejoice! It is a handheld device that looks about the size of a toothpaste tube and lets you take a person’s temperature by simply holding the device to one’s forehead. 16 infrared sensors will go to work, taking individual readings to find the hottest spot on the person’s skin. A light vibration indicates it has completed its reading, at which point the results will be displayed in either Celsius or Fahrenheit via an embedded LED display.

Thermo Thermometer is supposed to be available sometimes early this year. I can’t wait. (I am already a big fan of their Home Security System)

Paper Display

Paper Display

This minimal Paper Display gently curves its contents, providing them with the structure they need to stand. I can think of several uses. Bookmarked!

Wrist Bangles

Wrist Bangles

Lovely: Minimal Wrist Bangles, hand-made in Brooklyn.

LEGO Lunch Box

Lego Lunch Box

I am not convinced this LEGO Lunch box is all that practical but it sure would make a my little boy’s head explode!

Egg Slide

Egg Slide

If I was an egg I’d want to call this Egg Slide my home.

CreativeMornings with Mac Premo

My friend Mac Premo recently spoke at CreativeMornings/NYC. In his talk he discusses the relationship between his art and commercial practices, and how they enhance each other.

Please note the podium he is standing next to. I would tweak the slides of my talks forever, he builds a podium that holds his hat and drink. –> !!!

If you are not familiar with Mac, watch this short, personal documentary done by Bas Berkhout. Mac is one of the most creative and talented people I’ve met. Good people.

Face Swap Live

Want to see your kids giggle their heads off? Download Face Swap Live and swap your face with your kid. I haven’t laughed this much in a while.

(via Cesar)

A Trip To The Faroe Islands

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These images of Faroe Island make me want to book a plane ticket.

Photo by Alex Mazurov and Anastasia Glebova.

What are you Willing to Struggle For?

“Who you are is defined by the values you are willing to struggle for. People who enjoy the struggles of a gym are the ones who get in good shape. People who enjoy long workweeks and the politics of the corporate ladder are the ones who move up it. People who enjoy the stresses and uncertainty of the starving artist lifestyle are ultimately the ones who live it and make it.”

You probably know to ask yourself, “What do I want?” Here’s a way better question, by Mark Manson

Unforgettable Thank You Notes

How to write unforgettable thank you notes.

(via Chris)

Movi, the Live Event Camera

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A few weeks back I had the honor to experience a first proto-type of Movi, a brand-new live event camera by the team of Livestream. Movi lets you edit video on the fly and stream live or share later. I am impressed.

Movi launched for pre-orders..

Friday Link Pack

Happy My Birthday to YOU! I have reached 42 which means I have the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything. Right?

– 7 TED talks that explain what makes a company successful.

– David Pogue gives us 13 iPhone settings change recommendations.

– The most popular Serious Eats recipes and Techniques of 2015.

Google Photos; once it indexes your photos you can search for objects in the photos, not just faces.

– My kids love ball pits. They’d probably also love these ball pit themed sheets.

– Two Furbys entered my home this holiday season… And I stumbled upon this Furby Hack

– Why don’t I own a portable row boat?

– This is my kind of minimal, modular shelfing system.

– Who doesn’t need an ESCAPE bag?

– Love simple solutions like this one.

– Wait, what?

– My heart hurts and I feel numb. My friend Maggie Doyne lost her beautiful baby boy Ravi through a tragic accident.
Not knowing where else to put my energy, I set up a fundraiser for Ravi’s siblings.

– The old year is done. Let it go.

Lovely minimalist poster.

– This Trampoline Duvet set made me smile.

– New year! New job? Come work with me!

♥ / buddhify

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

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Being a Grown Up

A few weeks ago I asked the following question:

My wonderful friend Jocelyn K. Glei responded with a thoughtful post. Here’s an excerpt:

“When the going gets rough in any creative or entrepreneurial project, what we require isn’t reason or rationality, it’s sheer tenacity—commitment to our abilities, commitment to our process, commitment to finishing even in the face of the inevitable setbacks. This is what separates children from the adults, and the Peter Pans from the Pros.

If being grown up means being committed—to a business, a project, a person—then it’s impossible to peak. And the deeper the commitment, the deeper the meaning that can emerge.”

Read the full post: What Separates the Peter Pans from the Pros

A Celebration of Ravi’s Life

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In 2014, my friend Maggie Doyne saved a little baby boy’s life and allowed the world to cheer her on and follow the heartwarming rescue story along. Maggie named him Ravi and became his legal guardian. And then today, she shared this Instagram update. Ravi passed a day ago in a tragic accident. With a heavy heart I put together a fundraising campaign to celebrate Ravi’s life.

My heart!

Following Maggie’s Instagram and Facebook updates, as she was fighting for Ravi’s life showed me a new side of Social Media: The world rallied and poured their hearts into Maggie’s mission to save this little fragile boy. The love shining through the comments was incredibly powerful.

Now, let’s put our hearts together one more time and give Maggie strength. If you can, please consider supporting the Fundraiser I set up in Celebration of Ravi’s Life. All money raised will go to his brothers and sisters.

Go to Ravi’s Fundraiser.

(In case you’re wondering, I got the approval of Maggie’s BlinkNow Team to run this Fundraiser)

Tattly Parlor in The New York Times

 A Temporary-Tattoo Parlor With Ink for the Whole Family

What an exciting last day of 2015 for team Tattly! Our Tattly Parlor is featured in The New York Times! Here’s the article. (Not to brag but we made the Style’s section twice in 6 months! Here’s the article from just a few months back.)

Team Tattly killed it in 2015: We moved offices, were part of the Easter Egg Roll at the White House, launched collaborations with Naughty Dog (of Sony) and Sesame Street, we were part of Art Basel, we brought old Masters back to life at Christie’s and opened a Tattoo Parlor. And we paid over $750,000 in royalties to our artists.

Time to celebrate! 2016 here we come!

Doug Johnston Baskets

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I have been a fan of Doug Johnston’s bags for a while now. I just recently discovered my love for their baskets. The Slider and Big & Tall Basket won my heart.

Are We There Yet?

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Next time I go on a road trip with my kids, I’ll put this flag on my car. It sure will make all fellow traveling parents laugh.

BAAAAACON!

This little guy gets to enjoy his glorious first piece of bacon. I am right there with him. Baaaaaacon!

Gromm It

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Gromm It, an art/media project by Paul Lukas, explores the juxtapositions resulting from the installation of metal grommets in unlikely surfaces, especially foodstuffs. Beautifully absurd.

(via Stephanie)

Modern Music Cabinet

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Italian designer Paolo Cappello created this modern music cabinet called ‘Caruso‘. Reminds me of the old TVs from back in the days…

Friday Link Pack

Taco Pillow. Of course.

– These Banner Sticky Notes made me smile.

– This made me laugh out loud: Apps to download for 2016

– I want to adopt one of these Monstera Plants.

Movies business owners should watch.

– The New Yorker gives us the best facts learned from books in 2015 (via Coudal)

7 TED talks that will make you slow down.

Dog grooming slomo. Favorite Instagram account of the moment. (hat tip Natalie)

– Copyranter: The 5 best ads you didn’t see this year (via)

DesignMilk’s best technology posts of 2015

– What an amazing time we live in: 1150 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

– Recently the American Academy of Pediatrics released a statement saying the group is rethinking it’s low-tolerance approach to screen time. More.

– Watch: a 5-minute history of Syria’s war and the rise of ISIS

– Interesting read on how to surrender and accept situations.

– My awesome and brilliantly smart friends of Oak are looking to hire a Developer intern and a Backend Developer at Siteleaf.