Lava Lamps Keeping The Internet Secure

The lava lamps that help keep the internet secure. Here’s how.

Relationships

“Most people seem to believe that if a relationship doesn’t last until death, it’s a failure. But the only relationship that’s truly a failure is one that lasts longer than it should. The success of a relationship should be measured by it’s depth, not by its length.”
― Neil Strauss

The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships

Book

“A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.”
Carl Sagan

Emergence

Emergence: how many stupid things become smart together.

Friday Link Pack

– This shoe organizer seems quite useful.

Mondaine launches the first wristwatch created using natural castor oil.

Real Life is ups and downs.

– Lovely episode of the Clever Podcast with the beautiful soul Paola Antonelli.

– Every new or soon-to-be-new-parent should read this raw and honest story on fatherhood by Phil Toledano.

– I truly enjoyed this conversation between Steven Pressfield and Mark McGuinness. If you don’t know his books, look him up.

How to find love.

– My son (7) loves this book by Jon Burgerman so much! It’s like rocket fuel for his imagination.

A photographer’s old college classmates, back then and now.

– This Silicone Dish Scrubber seems smart.

Mother by Amanda Palmer. (via)

– An uplifting read: How the ‘Shalane Flanagan Effect’ Works

This Instagram account asks good questions.

Real Life is ups and downs.

Stray Cats Captured in Martial Arts Poses by Hiroyuki Hisakata

A Pine Romance. Switzerland is so darn majestic. (Thanks Cory)

– Did you know Tattly offers custom temporary tattoos for your next event, tradeshow, company give away etc?

The Weekend

Happy weekend everyone. Remember this flow chart by Mr.Bingstagram.

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Phil Toledano

Inspired by the way New York based photographer Phil Toledano reflects on his creative life.

(He is speaking at CreativeMornings/NYC tomorrow. YAY!)

Tennis Umpire Chair

I would love one of these colorful Tennis umpire chairs. Just because they are beautiful. I don’t have a tennis court.

Jim Henson: How To Make Puppets with Socks

A young Jim Henson teaches you how to make puppets with socks, tennis balls and other household goods.

Drip by Kickstarter

Kickstarter launched a new service called drip that allows you to directly support a creator you like, similar to Patreon. My first drip support goes to Debbie Millman for her wonderful DesignMatters podcast. I love everything about this.

This Desk!

This desk, titled “Boomerang”, from 1970s totally stopped me in my tracks. What an incredible piece. Also, $85,000.

Amsterdam Necklace

I’d wear this.

Integrity

“Integrity is the essence of everything successful.”
– R. Buckminster Fuller

From Scraps


I absolutely adore this project, celebrating the mundane, by creating objects from scraps.

Watercolor Flower Temporary Tattoo

I am totally ok resisting chilly NYC temperatures with this summery watercolor flower Tattly by Helen Dealtry. See all designs by Helen here.

Brain Game Print

Illustration by Nick Lu, you can buy it as a framed print here.

Balloon Costumes

Carolynn Hayman is my new hero. She makes Balloon Costumes. I can’t stop laughing. So much happy.

Orbitkey Ring, Clip and Strap

Orbitkey is a smartly designed keyring.

Think You’re Thinking for Yourself? Think Again.

“There’s no more central message of psychology than the fact that most of what goes on in our heads we have no access to,” explains social psychologist Richard Nisbett, who offers some smart thinking tools in this video interview. He also delves into the science of influence, in particular the power some parties enjoy by influencing the behavior of others.

Timeless Watch

Timeless is is a unique editioned conceptual work by artist, Daniel Horowitz. Each watch is hand-made by the artist in his personal chemlab, whereby a thin layer of metallic silver is deposited onto glass selectively coating with AgNO 3.

Love. This. So. Much.

Why Germans Can Say Things No One Else Can

I totally feel this. The word I miss the most in English is Fingerspitzengefühl.

(via The School of Life)

Mr. Soul On Top

I just listened to this The Moth episode by Christian McBride titled Mr. Soul on Top. He tells the story of him falling in love with James Brown’s music and dreaming of one day performing with him on stage. It is nothing short of moving and incredibly inspiring. I will make my kids listen to this one!

Extraordinary Routines

Honored to be the latest feature over on Extraordinary Routines.