The Fourth Wall

The Fourth Wall: A Rare View of Famous European Theater Auditoriums Photographed from the StageThe Fourth Wall: A Rare View of Famous European Theater Auditoriums Photographed from the StageThe Fourth Wall: A Rare View of Famous European Theater Auditoriums Photographed from the Stage

These photographs of famous European theater auditoriums taken from the stage are breathtaking. Hat tip to Klaus Frahm, the photographer.



It’s a teabag, it’s a marionette. Wonderful idea by Naoto Fukasawa.

(via Duncan)

The Same Song in 15 Places

This gentleman sings the same song in 15 different places experimenting with natural revert, early reflections and short delays. Beautiful.

(via one of my favorites, Open Culture)


Escape Bag

This bag made me chuckle.

(via Joanna)

Friday Link Pack


– Love this outdoor DIY wine cooler table.

Pad Thai Spring Rolls. Never made anything like his.

– I didn’t realize Richard Saul Wurman (Founder of TED) was a graphic designer: Unsung graphic design visionaries you should know

– “Everything starts with you and your values and how you set the agenda for your business.” – Cindy Gallop

– OH! It’s Nice That is having a 50% off Summer Sale!

– Currently enjoying this udemy class by Brené Brown on Vulnerability. Worth every penny.

– Next time you realize you forgot to put on deodorant, remember this trick.

– This golden sloth pendant made me smile.

– Didn’t we all wonder: Why Do Mammals Have Penises?

Willing is a free way to make your legal will.

– How to easily peel the skin of a Mango. Cool hack.

– Learn IDEO’s approach to moving from ideas to action.

– Next time you have an idea and it gets rejected, I want you to think of these emails.

– So happy I got to experience the Edna Lawrence Nature Lab at RISD in person.

– This case will turn your iPhone into a Super-8-Style camera. Cool.

– Oh, these LED old-school oil design lanterns are superfun.

– You’re into hiking? You can now borrow your own Google Street View Trekker rig. (via)

– Made me think: How to know your life purpose in 5 minutes

– This is an interesting looking stool.

– Shopify in Montreal is looking to hire a Theme Designer.

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Tiny Objects and their Pantone Chip

Tiny object and their pantone color
Tiny object and their pantone color
Tiny object and their pantone color

Designer Inka Mathew matches tiny objects with their corresponding Pantone color. Made me smile.


“Stories are data with a soul.”
Brené Brown

SayHi Translate App

Say Hi Translate

While on vacation in Switzerland, Ella (9) made a friend that didn’t speak English, so I downloaded them the SayHi Translate App. The app covers 43 languages and dialects. While it’s not always perfect, it sure is helpful and makes for a good laugh here and then. What an amazing time we live in.

Opera Singer Ring Holder

Opera Singer Ring Holder

This Opera Singer Ring Holder made me laugh.

Caran D’Ache Pencil Set

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I was just browsing the NEW section on the MoMA Store site and noticed this colored pencil set by Caran D’Ache. These are the coloring pencils I grew up with. Who knew they are MoMA Store worthy! Made me smile!

Embroidered Animations

Embroidered Zoetrope from Elliot Schultz on Vimeo.

Zoetropes is a pre-film animation technique that relies on a rotating sequence of images or objects that’s photographed or displayed with a strobe light to create the illusion of motion. For his degree project at the ANU School of Art in Australia, digital artist Elliot Schultz devised his own method: the Embroidered Zoetrope.

Donut Plates

ceramic dount plates

I don’t need these Ceramic Donut Plates. But I want them.

The Case for the 32-Hour Workweek

This is inspiring. Respect to Ryan Carson.

Cloud Classifications

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Lovely poster by James Brown showing the cloud classifications that Luke Howard, the ‘father of meteorology’ devised in 1803. Similarly cool is this poster showing the Morse, Semaphore and Phonetics Alphabet all in one.

Tattly = 4

Tattly turns four

Today’s a big day! Tattly turns 4! What was meant as a side project so my kids could walk around with cool temporary tattoos, designed by actual artists, illustrators and designers has taken off like a rocket. We are now in over 1,000 stores around the world including the Tate Modern Shop, MoMA, JCrew and have a roster of over 100 artists. Someone pinch me!

We’re celebrating the big milestone with our yearly “happy our birthday to you sale”: Now thru Monday, July 13th, take 50% off with code BDAYSUIT. This year’s The Super Set includes a gift from us: an advance offering of the upcoming Application Kit which includes a Tattly Sponge, Water Bottle, and an It’s Only Temporary Apron with a matching Tattly designed by Ladyfingers Letterpress.

It’s fun being 4, right?

Friday Link Pack

Bibliophilia is a video-essay that takes looks at the books in Wes Anderson films.

– Totally loving this grid dot wool rug.

– The Hungry Castle guys did it again. First you were able to walk into Lionel Richie’s head now they put Nicholas Cage in a cage.

Camping with architects. (via)

– This is so cool: Expandable origami planter grows along with plants to cut waste. (via)

The Secrets of Happiness – in 60 Seconds

– Interesting read: Screen Addiction Is Taking a Toll on Children

The anatomy of a credit card form (via)

– Research suggests gluten per se is not the problem, but living in a rich society: The Myth of Big, Bad Gluten (via)

– I wouldn’t mind one of these conversation pits in my home, or office.

The rejectionists

– New research suggests a vegan diet is best for losing weight.

40 maps that explain the internet

– This is cool: Paper Maché ZigZag Drum Side Table.

– How Software Projects are managed: “I’ve set the wedding date. I’ve not asked her out yet.” (via)

– Jonathan Fields of the Good Life Project in conversation with Susan Cain, the world’s most famous introvert. See her TED talk?

– Woah: The Abandoned Soviet Space Centre complete with two Unfinished Spacecrafts Inside

– Tattly turns 4 this weekend! YAY! We’re having our annual 50%-OFF-Happy-Our-Birthday-To-You-Sale!

– ICON Worldwide is looking for an Graphic Design Intern to join them in Switzerland, where I am currently transmitting from, on my vacation.

Bang Bang Pegboard

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I would LOVE this modular pegboard shelving system in my home. Imagine the possibilities. Perfect for a kids room as well. Well done, again, George & Willy.

Herman Miller Picnic Posters

Considered modern design classics, Steve Frykolm’s Herman Miller Picnic Posters are in the permanent collections of museums all over the world, including the Museum of Modern Art.

The Picnic Posters offers a rare glimpse into Steve’s meticulous archives unearthing sketches and stories over 40 years old, alongside a visit to reprint his first picnic poster from 1970.

STEWI Dry Rack


I chuckled when I hung our bed sheets to dry out in my sister’s backyard on a STEWI fold-up-dry-rack. They are *such* a Swiss household staple. But the thing that made me laugh and facepalm was when I discovered the product names on the STEWI site: they range from Lady to First Lady to Lady Compact. Oh, Switzerland….

Friday Link Pack

A bit of history of the area I used to call home until I moved to NYC at the age of 26 (and where I am currently on vacation.)

Framed Palm Leaf DIY

– This Graffiti artist versus city pressure washer experiment made me chuckle.

– I would totally live in one of these. No problem.


How people respond to life-changing inventions

SpreadTHAT! Advanced Butter Knife is an ingenious, award-winning design that uses the warmth of your hand to make short work of cold butter.

– Ha, these nametags made me laugh.

Chicken Drumstick Pillow. Made me chuckle.

– Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson talks about inaccurate perceptions, and how we view ourselves is often not how we come across to others. Halvorson’s latest book is No One Understands You and What to Do About It (via)

– “People are magnets. When you’re grateful for what you have, you will attract more of the positive and good. Gratitude is contagious.” 8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M. <-- annoying title, great read. - Wow this is some seriously cool, futuristic clothing for kids.

– Lovely: Strangers drawing strangers.

– Who knew you could use coffee grounds to produce dyes for screen printing.

– Esther Perel shares some interesting thoughts on relationships and intimacy.

– Mule in SF is looking for a Senior Designer.

An Unconventional NYC Friendship

Ricky Syers is an off-beat 50 year old street performer who found his calling as a puppeteer after a lifetime of manual labor. While performing in New York City’s Washington Square Park, he met Doris Diether, an 86 year old community activist. They became friends and he made a marionette that looks just like her. Now she’s joined his act and the two of them can often be seen performing together.

YES to living a creative life and human connection!

An Adventurer Explores the Art World

Norwegian explorer, lawyer, and writer Erling Kagge shared some insights on the international art market in his new book A Poor Collector’s Guide to Buying Great Art. Kagge’s practical yet entertaining step-by-step guide shows readers how to get started in collecting art and how to find pieces that they will enjoy for many years, as well as how to identify and avoid pitfalls and deceptive temptations.

Give A Damn

“There’s no line item on a balance sheet for ‘give a damn,’ but it’s the most valuable thing you’ve got in the business.”
Casey Gerald