Thanks School of Life. I’ll start staring out of the window a bit more often…
I usually don’t like plain decorative things without a purpose but this miniature pine forest won my heart.
Big thanks to Streaks for sponsoring my RSS Feed and blog this week.
Streaks is the to-do list for iPhone that helps you form good habits.
It’s an effective, motivating app that will get you focused on tackling the things you want to achieve: reach your fitness goals, learn a language, write a book, quit smoking – anything!
Oh, and last month it received an Apple Design Award! Apple choose just ten apps each year to receive this prestigious award.
Next time you have a photoshoot you might want to ask the photographer to use a 28mm lens. When they say “The camera adds 10 pounds” they’re not kidding.
The WE LOVE YOU project is a simple but powerful reassurance to our black boys and men that they are a part of a larger community that loves and supports them. Well done Bryon Summers and Sally Rumble. You are making a difference.
After the success of #WELOVEYOUNYC shoot, they will be hitting other cities around the country in the near future. Sign up here if you’d like to stay updated.
“What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
(via Jonathan Fields)
Not sure when I would have use for this water transporter but I strangely want one.
The HotTug is the world’s first wood-fired hot tub that you can bathe and “sail” in. Float down a river in the middle of winter, sipping a cold drink and soaking in the steaming hot water! SO FUN!
“The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who’ll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work.
If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to do an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself.
Things occur to you. If you’re sitting around trying to dream up a great idea, you can sit there a long time before anything happens. But if you just get to work, something will occur to you and something else will occur to you and something else that you reject will push you in another direction.
Inspiration is absolutely unnecessary and somehow deceptive. You feel like you need this great idea before you can get down to work, and I find that’s almost never the case.”
— Chuck Close
I totally want one of these Vintage Slotted Menu Board to tell my kids whats on the menu this week, or to send subliminal messages to my team. But yikes, #expensive.
These Grass Flip Flops made me laugh. I can totally see myself laying in bed thinking “Oh no, I forgot to water my shoes!”
Do you have employees? Then you know the feeling when one of them resigns and you didn’t see it coming. It happened to me recently and I wish I would have known about it earlier. Maybe I could have done something about it.
Know Your Company helps you find out how your employees feel about your business, the work, the culture, etc. You’ll be able to address issues before they turn into bigger problems. I will definitely give this a try! Thanks for pointing me to it, Jason!
A short video about the daily life of a NYC ice cream truck operator. Sounds like a hard job.
This motorized suitcase made me laugh! My kids would totally lose their minds over this way of getting around the airport. SO MUCH FUN!
Mathieu Tremblin paints over Graffiti to make it legible. This made the graphic designer in me chuckle.
(via Chris Glass)
The fine folks over at Tinybop launched yet another wonderful app: Skyscraper! It allows you to playfully contract your own skyline of buildings, send people up and down in elevators, spark a blackout or clog the toilet, fix a pipe or put out a fire and so on! The app was beautifully designed by Berlin-based illustrator Mike Ellis.