InFrame: Jessica Lehrman

Format just launched a beautiful new film series called InFrame in collaboration with crazy talented Bas Berkhout. The first film of the series (above) offers a beautiful glimpse into the life of Brooklyn based photographer Jessica Lehrman.

Makes me so happy when good people collaborate. Check out InFrame.

Bellroy Slim Wallet

bellroy wallet

Now this product demo/visualization for bellroy ‘slim wallet’ is seriously effective. (Go here and move the slider) Well done Bellroy. It happens to be John Maeda’s favorite wallet. I can see why.

Freitag Hazzard Bag

Freitag launched a new backpack called Hazzard. Great simple shape and practical size! I’d totally sport one!

Not familiar with Freitag? All of their bags are made out of super durable and recycled truck tarp and are virtually indestructible. Some of my Freitag bags are 16 years old and still going strong.

Haori Cup

Haori Cup is a beautiful Japanese bentwood drink wear. Works both for cold and warm drinks. Head over to their Kickstarter if you want to call some of them your own.

Food Hats

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Every now and then I stumble upon an absolute gem on the internet. This Instagram account with the username ChiliPhilly is one of them. It put the biggest smile on my face. I love the internet so much!

(Thanks Bas)

Friday Link Pack

The School of Life asks: What is Good Business?

– This made me laugh: Please Selfie Responsibly.

– Canada’s Catalin Alexandru Duru just set a new Guinness World Record for the furthest journey by a real life hoverboard. Wow!

– Jessica Hische has a new book out soon. It’s called In Progress.

The banana decided to go on a trip.

Are you raising nice kids?

Is Amazon Prime an EcoCrime?

– A side table big enough to hold ONE cup of tea. Cute.

– Such a talented young woman: This Book Is a Planetarium by Kelli Anderson

Good grammar is sexy.

– Feel “lost” or “un-creative” in your career? Perhaps you’re just “in-between seasons

– This is one cool geometric metal side table.

– I love our office Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree we got from The Sill.

– The Difference Between Mozzarella and Burrata

Bear poster by Enzo Mari fro 1965.

– Published by Volk und Wissen Volkseigener Verlag Berlin, this school-chart shows the horizon system in German.

– Intersting read: How I limited screen time by offering my kids unlimited screen time.

– I want to take this class in which Brené Brown teaches about human connection — our ability to empathize, act authentically, belong, love and even shame. (Thanks Kirby)

cloudreporter

cloudreporter

Stumbled upon this lovely site called cloudreporter. It features cloudy sky photos from around the world. If you want to join and be part of the cloud reporter movement, get in touch here. Lovely.

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Question for My Readers

Synchrony

Synchrony

Synchrony made me look. It is a music therapy platform that helps parents and children with autism develop intimacy and promote understanding with each other through improvised music play.

I want to touch it.

Letterpress at Home Kit

Letterpress At Home Kit

This Letterpress At Home Kit is very tempting. My kids and I could have some serious fun with it. Anyone know if it’s any good?

USB Port Extension

USB port extension

Here’s a product I didn’t know I needed until I saw it: The blueLounge Jimi USB Port Extension will end my constant getting up and trying to plug USB devices into the back of my iMac. YES!

Food For Thought

Salt and Vinegar Zucchini Chips

Salt and Vinegar Zucchini Chips

I want to try to make these Salt and Vinegar Zucchini Chips.

Simple Machines by Tinybop

Simple Machines is the latest app by Brooklyn based Tinybop. The app allows you to explore the playful side of physics. Just like all their earlier apps, Simple Machines is *beautifully* illustrated and thoughtfully executed. Team Tinybop continues to create apps that I *want* my kids to play with; Educational, fun, and well-designed. Two swissmiss thumbs up!

Seabag

waterproof seabags

Summer in Switzerland means people jumping into rivers, in the middle of major cities (!), their clothes tucked away in waterproof bags, and then peacefully drifting for long distances. Eventually they hop out and get their dry clothes out of their bags. These design-y waterproof seabags from Büro Destruct & Kitchener are perfect for this. Also, wish our NYC water was as clean as the rivers and lakes in Switzerland. (le sigh)

(via kusito)

10 Year Blog-iversary

“In all Beginnnings dwells a Magic Force.”
– Herman Hesse

Exactly 10 years ago today, I started this blog with the above quote. Little did I know, that it would redefine my career and life. Happy my 10 year blog-iversary to you. Thank you for reading. Please consider yourself hugged.

Invest in Sugru!

I just opened my Sugru community newsletter and learned that I can now buy shares in the company I love so much.

There’s no other company that makes my heart go pitter patter the way Sugru does. (You can watch their story here.)

I am so totally investing a teeny tiny bit of money. (It starts as low as £10) How can I not? I am such a fan and respect Jane and her team so much! What a smart move!

UPDATE: So, if you live in the US, Canada and Japan, you’re unfortunately out of luck. Crowdfunding is apparently not regulated yet in these countries, so, we’re not allowed to participate. Major womp womp moment here!

Hagar Cygler

Family series by Harga Cycler

Love this embroidery series by Tel-Aviv based artist Hagar Cygler in which she layers embroidered silhouettes from family photos on top of each other.

(via the Jealous Curator)

Fontstand: iTunes for Fonts

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Netherland based Frontstand was introduced just a few days ago at TYPO Berlin and aims to be the iTunes of Fonts. Fontstand has created a Mac OS X app that allows users to test drive fonts from 20 international type foundries and independent designers for an hour at no charge. Fonts can then be rented for 30-day periods at 10 percent of the purchase price, with no location-based restrictions. This is fantastic!

4D Type

3D Type

Type a word into this browser window and see it extrude into 4D. Hit ‘space’ to pause animation and then scroll to rotate type object. Filed under “I enjoyed playing with this for the last 5 minutes”.

Makerbook

makerbook

Makerbook is a hand-picked directory of the best free resources for creatives.

El Prado Rug

el prado rug

El Prado Rug, handwoven by artisan weavers in the Western Highlands of Guatemala using locally sourced and dyed wool. Pretty cool.

Friday Link Pack

Sleeping standing up. Made me smile. (via)

– Now that’s a lunch box I’d be cool with.

This is mesmerizing. So many masks. So many expressions. I want to make one. (via)

– A bag after my own heart, with red dots.

Watermelon cooler bag. Fun!

– I went to a concert recently and my friend smuggled in booze in Tampon Flasks! I had no idea such a thing even existed.

– Big fan of Slack here. It has completely changed how I communicate with my teams. Here’s a list of tips to make Slack even awesomer.

– Best thing that came out of the Webby awards this year: In Memoriam: Clickbait

Beware the Rise of the Pseudo-Intellectual: Tom Wolfe’s Boston University Commencement Address

Today was a good day Tote.

– Big fan of Holstee’s Mindful Art Subscription.

– Intrigued by this sketch.

– What if you could experience yourself as an old person? (via)

– The fine folks of CreativeLive in SF are looking to hire a Head of Marketing and a Visual Designer.