Mac Premo from Bas Berkhout on Vimeo.
My studiomate and friend Bas Berkhout just released this beauty of a mini documentary on Mac Premo. Mac is one of the most talented creative forces I know here in Brooklyn. You might know Mac for his art, his video on Oliver Jeffers or for the most recent U2 video, Ordinary Love. He’s a force of nature. I hugely admire his artistic courage and talent.
Thank you Bas for giving us this honest, raw glimpse into Mac’s life.
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure to be interviewed by Johnathan Fields, force behind the wonderful Good Life Project. Here’s our conversation:
Slope by Dekke is the most beautiful iPad stand I have seen to date. It uses suction, taking inspiration from the suction mechanism in the toe pads of the Gecko lizard!
After 80, some people don’t retire. They reign.
Laser Cat is coming to NYC. The gigantic laser-shooting art spectacle is eating art from New York’s agencies and blasting them onto the Manhattan Bridge, pew pew!
New Yorkers come and experience this intergalactic art exhibition slash impromptu dance party on Thursday 20 Nov 6:30 – 9:30PM EST.
Start sending your arts. Learn more.
(yours truly is making a small appearance in that video above)
‘Touchable Memories’ by pirate3D, turns photographs into 3D-printed objects for people without vision. This hits home, as I have a close family member that has been slowly losing his eye sight over the past year.
– I know what I am doing with my kids this weekend: Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment (thanks Gillian)
– A graphical explanation of UI vs UX
– Vintage Halloween Masks. (via)
– “Culture in a company is set by your first 10 to 15 hires.” – Jeffrey Raider, Co-founder of Warby Parker
– Famous Album Covers come to life.
– This is impressive: Buffer openly shares its salary formulas (via @anildash)
– This is the first nutcracker I would let into my home: Astronaut Nutcracker.
– Oozing pumpkins. Needless to say my kids think this is the best thing ever
– What if you published a management SLA for the whole company to use? by Jesse Hertzberg
– Le Collektor Hoodies: An line of hoodies with interchangeable, collectible hoods designed by your favorite artists. Streetwear made in the USA.
– Three rules for a happy designer (via)
– A satire Instagram account. (via)
– How to draw a perfect circle(via)
– Slow Motion Surfing.
– “Really, we all need to be reminded that New York is too much—it’s part of the appeal—but you’ll have to invent ways to cope, so your brain doesn’t become a tea bag that’s steeped too long.” The Woozy Walk, by Frank Chimero
– Halloween Pumpkins on Steroids.
– Come work with me: CreativeMornings is hiring a Community Coordinator and Content Curator.
I know what I am making this weekend: Caramelized Apple Tarte Tatin.
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All images on this site were taken on board the International Space Station, which completes an orbit of the Earth in 93 minutes at an altitude of around 400 km and an average speed of 28,000 km/h. Stunning. Scroll! Scroll! Scroll!
This clever bike rack made me chuckle. Definitely brings the point across.
My daughter (8) is getting such a kick out of the newest Toca Boca game called BOO. (My favorite is still the Hair Salon)
Love the idea behind Thing Industries’ indoor stoop. It’s a shelf, a staircase to something higher up and a drawer unit.
(This video by Ben Derico kicked off our first ever CreativeMornings organizer Summit two weeks ago. Needless to say it made me tear up.)
– Wow! Minecraft Mega-City Took 2 Years And 4.5 Million Blocks To Build (via)
– The 2014 Fall Foliage Map (via)
– Why Haters hate: Kierkegaard explains the psychology of bullying and online trolling in 1847
– WhatFont is now available for mobile! Yay!
– A beautiful self-watering planter by Boskke.
– Kottke explains why we should consider subscribing to Wikipedia.
– How might we geo plants in space?
– Hacking AirPlay into Sonos by Stephen Wang
– Watch as Stig Severinsen, aka The Man Who Doesn’t Breathe, swims underwater amongst icebergs. So impressive.
– Marcel the shell, with shoes.
– This is why I stopped following you on Instagram. (via)
– MailChimp Snap allows you to send simple, photo-based email campaigns straight from your phone.
– “Can cool designs overcome the disillusionment of the younger generation? The socially conscious brand Patagonia is betting respected companies can play a role.” These Posters Remind Millennials There’s An Election, And Inspire Them To Vote
– Miito is a new take on the electric kettle
– The fine folks over at Harvest are looking to hire a QA Expert.
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Tiffany Pratt, speaker at CreativeMornings/Toronto during the COLOR month.
– Not sure how a copy of Symbol landed on my desk, but I wish I would have had it back in the days when I still designed identities for clients. Symbol: The Reference Guide to Abstract and Figurative Trademarks
– Stay Awesome Tote
– Write a manifesto.
– In love with this old-school leather camera bag.
– Hey nerdy parents, check out this legit Halloween costume. Scroll to the bottom. (via)
– Someone strapped a GoPro to an eagle flying over Paris & mon dieu, it’s magnifique!
– Article: Who Gets the Conference Room?
– How American parenting is killing the American marriage
– Announcing The Winners Of The 2014 Innovation By Design Awards
– 8 year old Aidan Prince dancing to Major Lazer.
– Joanna Goddard, force behind the blog A Cup of Jo shares her beauty uniform.
– A TED-Ed Animation Explaining the History of Tattoos
– Wow, this is well done. World of Swiss.
– Work hard, be nice to people poster, silver on black.
– Keep coming back to the email charter.
– Cool socks alert.
– These erasers made me laugh.
– The Six Mile Pencil indicates how far you’ve drawn.
– Singular console. I want it.
– I needed this 14 years ago: How To Date In NYC Without Losing Your Mind
– Gold Floral Rifle temporary tattoo back in stock!
– Plants make people happy.
– The Brooklyn Museum is looking to hire a Web Developer. I know for a fact that this is for a seriously awesome, big, giant, cool project.
This light switch with a built in dry-erase board is smart and useful. A brainchild of 16 year old Nick Bain. Hat tip!
Here’s a game that helps you master Bézier curves. If you’re a designer, you know what they are. If not, read this.
A page from 99u’s most recent book: Manage Your Day-to-Day. Such a good read. Made me rethink my daily rituals and work habits.
Love the simplicity of studioroller.
What a surprising content of the most recent Patagonia newsletter: It’s about food! Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard shares the traditional Nepali Tsampa Soup. You can buy the provisions for Tsampa soup on their site. Cool!