Nose Bandana

Nose Bandana

This quirky Nose Bandana made me think of my dad who was known for alway carrying a real fabric handkerchief in his pocket. Made me smile.

DIY Cloud Light

DIY CLoud Light

Making this DIY Cloud light takes about an hour and costs only $10. Super adorable!

Dyson Blow Dryer

Now look at that! Dyson has come out with a hair dryer. Looks fancy. My friend Sally put it right: If it sucks or blows, you know Dyson’s redesigning it. You can get one by dropping $400! Uhm. Yeah.

Zero Talent Required

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So good: 10 things that require no talent or luck.

(via Jocelyn)

Elephant Tantrums

Elephant Tantrums

Who knew baby elephants have temper tantrums too? Reminds me of when my son had his silent epic meltdowns and I documented them over in itshardbeingtwo.com.

(thanks C.A. Vulliamy)

Life While-You-Wait

Amanda Palmer reads Polish Nobel Laureate Wislawa Szymborska’s poem “Life While-You-Wait”.

(via Brain Pickings)

Know Yourself Prompt Cards

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These Know Yourself Cards by The School of Life are going to help you understand who you really are: what you want, how you feel and why you react as you do. A lack of self-knowledge can be trouble, for it makes us get into the wrong relationships, pick unsatisfactory jobs or spend money unwisely. As Socrates said: ‘Know Yourself’.

How to Wrap Cheese

Cheese Storage Paper

While visiting my friend in Charlottesville last week I noticed her wrapping her cheese in this super design-y Cheese Storage Paper by Formaticum. The two-ply paper allows cheese to breathe while maintaining optimal humidity preventing the cheese from drying out. Love that they include a video on how to perfectly wrap your cheese on their product page:

Respect your cheese!

Leaning Wooden Bench

Leaning Wooden Bench

This Leaning Wooden Bench by Studio Izabela Boloz made me look. Always fond of everyday objects that playfully challenge gravity.

Velocipedia

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Seems like most people have a hard time remembering how a bike is made, when asked to draw one. Some get close, some actually nail it perfectly, but most end up drawing something that is pretty far off from a regular men’s bicycle. Gianluca Gimini collected hundreds of these drawings and then turned them into 3D renderings. So refreshing! Love this project.

(Thanks Dominie)

Date While You Wait

I absolutely love this Date While You Wait project by Thomas Knox. I wholeheartedly agree with his statement that life is all about human interaction. That’s why I started CreativeMornings.

Wire & Twine

Enjoy this beautiful dayPlaid T Shirt

The fine folks over at Wire & Twine are running a Spring sale. Good people. Fun designs.

Tinybop | Infinite Arcade

Team Tinybop did it again. They just launched Infinite Arcade and it’s blowing my mind! It basically allows you (or your little ones, of course) to create your own Arcade games. Start out with a classic game to build on and then add building blocks like hot lava, disco bricks, crystal, trampoline tiles etc. And, the best part: you can design your own characters. I know what I am doing this weekend! Get the game!

Duke Riley and LED equipped Pigeons

On the weekends May 7 through June 12, Creative Time and the Brooklyn Navy Yard will present the public artwork Fly by Night by artist Duke Riley. Thousands of pigeons will be released from a converted historic boat in an orchestrated performance. Leg bands on the pigeons, used historically to carry messages, will be replaced by LED lights controlled by remote control. This will be stunning to whitness!

Hoping the pigeons aren’t suffering though. Seems though as Duke knows what he is doing as he has been raising pigeons most of his adult life and is working with pigeon experts and animal welfare groups on this.

(Did you know Duke Riley designed a Tattly for our Tattly Does Good initiative?)

Friday Link Pack

Well done Rbook campaign: The average human lifespan is 71 years. That’s 25,915 days. 25,915 opportunities to make the most of our time, honoring the body you’ve been given through a commitment to physicality. Calculate yours over at Reebok.com/CountYourDays.


– Have a Middle Schooler? You need to listen to this American Life Episode

– OMG! Bike riders of Brooklyn, put this on your radar!

– I’ll file this under Brooklyn Real Estate Dreams: 146 Willow Street

– List of most expensive domain names (via)

Why Becoming Parents Makes People Better Employees

– What the what? Homemade hoverbike.

This is what a knockoff Amazon or eBay charger does to your $1200 MacBook Pro

Finding Love Again, This Time With a Man

– I LOVE THIS: Color palettes of masterpieces from famous artists. (via)

– Are you a Freelancer? Check out the Master Freelancer Award.

The World According to Star Wars

– Not sure what I would do without Trello.

Celebrating Prince through his album covers over at Format Magazine. (via)

– Apple sees a huge opportunity to connect patients, doctors, and caregivers using mobile technology: Apple’s First CareKit Apps Are Here

– Bring some wild into your bedroom with this Wild Thing Wallpaper by Flavorpaper.

– The ladies of Cup of Joe recommend 8 podcasts.

– The Entrepreneur’s 8-Step Checklist For Taking A Business Risk

– Quite moving: Player Two. (thanks Chris)

– Love how the wind-up key on this lamp allows you to dim and brighten the light.

– Great read on relationships: Stay or Leave? (I posted the animated video a few days ago, this is the written article)

– Did you know that Tattly launched scented tattoos?

– Movable Ink is looking to hire a Creative Director in NYC.

CreativeMornings Podcast / Season 2

CreativeMornings Podcast Season 2

Team CreativeMornings is giddy this morning: We just launched Season 2 of our CreativeMornings Podcast, starting out with a bang. Our first episode features Seth Godin’s talk on what we’re getting wrong at work — and how we can change it!

Download it over on iTunes, or listen to it on Soundcloud. And, if you’re not the podcast type and want to watch the talk, head over to our site and watch it online.

Really love podcasts? Check out the first Season of our CreativeMornings podcast. There are some real gems in there.

Small Steps Are Giant Leaps

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This touching father-son photo project made my heart melt a bit: Aaron Sheldon documents his four year old son as he discovers the world wearing an astronaut helmet. The helmet symbolizing how astronauts are brave and face their fears, this little four year old braves and discovers the world astronaut style.

Sheldon is turning the series into a photo book. Get a copy by backing his Kickstarter.

One Of Many / Austin

One of Many

My friend Wesley just launched his 10th visual essay in his One of Many series. This time highlighting the Austin creative community. So proud of him and how he is running with this project. So much respect!

Ecuador Earthquake Lithograph

Equador Earthquake Lithograph

12 days ago Ecuador experienced a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake, killing over 500 people and leaving thousands of families without a home.

Portoviejo, where my friend Juan Miguel is from, was one of the towns most heavily affected by the earthquake. Marin’s family survived but sadly, some of his friends lost their lives, a family member, or their homes.

One of Marin’s way of helping with the reconstruction efforts is through the sale of his drawing of the map of Ecuador, part of his “Under The Influence” series. The earthquake’s epicenter, near the coastal town of Muisne, is shown in the top left. The date and magnitude of the earthquake appear at the bottom of the lithograph. Hemlock Printers in Vancouver, Canada, generously donated 300 lithographs of Marin’s print and all proceeds from this sale will go help the children of Portoviejo.

Each 18″ x 24″ lithograph, printed on 130lb Coronado stock, is signed, numbered, and shipped (this May) in reinforced tubes.

Get yours here.

Misplaced New York

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The Misplaced Series by Anton Repponen removes notable New York buildings from their surroundings and “misplaces” them in desolate landscapes around the world. LOVE!

(via Kottke)

Uhhhh

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Kind of a bummer when you realize you’re a blob and you have no arms to pick up the phone. Thanks for the chuckle, Julian Glander.

(via)

CreativeMornings Talk: Andrew Hessel

Andrew Hessel, a futurist and catalyst in biological technology, delivers a powerful and thought-provoking CreativeMornings talk about the interplay between ethics, society, and life. Through the lens of his research in 3D-printing cancer-fighting viruses, Andrew challenges us to consider how we build ethical frameworks in our careers and in our lives. 27mins well spent.

Nonsense

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.”
— Dr. Seuss

(via)

American Modern Cup + Saucer

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There is something incredibly elegant and beautiful about this American modern cup and saucer. Originally introduced in 1939 and designed by Russel Wright, this line is handcrafted exclusively by Bauer Pottery in Southern California.