Uma Basket

Found this seagrass basket at the new Century 21 here in Downtown Brooklyn last week. It now holds all of the kids’ stoop toys. Pretty and affordable.

Friday Link Pack

(via Emerline)

– Digital Revolution: More and More People Are Paying For Content

– My favorite scarf brand, Slowfactory, is running a sale! SPRING40 will take 40% off. Love this one, NYC by night.

Your summer 2017 reading list, provided by Bill Gates

– I always use paper bags for my recycling, but they tend to fall over. This bin will make it more sturdy, and it looks good. Totally getting one.

It was never a dress.

Activist mug.

Periodic table of NYC trash. (via)

Advice vs Feedback.

– This beach tent looks good for someone fair skinned like me.

– MoMA’s ‘unpacking the archive‘ exhibition celebrates 150 years of frank lloyd wright

– Yep, big believer in “suck it up Sundays“. I find them weirdly satisfying.

Airbnb started a magazine to share human stories.

How to customize your Facebook feed, how to improve what the algorithm shows you, how to set up lists that filter your feed, and how to control what you see as shortcuts in your sidebar.

– This Vietnamese playground with multicolored flags is lovely.

– Knife Skills: How to Clean, Trim, and Prepare Artichokes

Trump Snooze.

1Password introduces “Travel Mode” to protect your data when crossing borders

Is the gig economy working?

Never.

Amazon’s data-driven bookstores

– FieldNotes now offers a leather cover & memo books combo. Nice!

– Did you know Tattly makes scented Tattly? It’s like a visual perfume!

12 Years!

Tomorrow marks 12 years of me feeding this blog. So many feelings! How fitting that this was my very first post.

My blog is my longest running labor of love. Dig into my archives and you’ll see how the blog has evolved over time in terms of what catches my attention. Feels good to stick with something for this long.

Thank you for reading and happy my blog birthday to you!

Sasha Katz

These animations by Sasha Katz caught my eye.

Unirider

This pushable unicycle made me giggle!

Shingle Runwell Turntable

The Shinola Runwell Turntable was created as a limited run of 500 units. It made me gasp! What a beauty!

The Single Greatest Truth

This made me chuckle.

What Is Luck?

Is luck real?

A Mobile Phone Contract for Teenagers

13) Learn to overcome the uncomfortable feeling of striking up a conversation with those around you! Try not to use your phone as a means of avoiding others.

Love #13 in Cameron Moll’s phone contract for his teenage sons. Grown ups should have to sign something similar.

You Are…

Where are you?

Sheena Liam

Embroidery artist Sheena Liam hand sews images of women whose hair seems to gracefully dangle from the 2D surfaces. Lovely.

Your Heart

‘Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.’
– Confucius

(via)

Roll-Out Table

The length of the Roll-Out Table can be adjusted by sliding the end out and letting the tabletop follow, while the steel crank on the side is used to retract the length. Totally wish listing this one!

The Empathy of Food

Anna Lappé speaks on the “empathy of food”.

(via Michael Pollan)

Look For The Helpers

Garbage Can Bouquets

Floral designer Lewis Miller has been turning NYC empty garbage cans into voluminous bouquets! Love this!

Good Bones

(via)

Nice One Dad!

A site entirely dedicated to dad jokes? Yes, please!

(via)

Hix


My 7 year old is completely smitten with Hix, a versatile new toy consisting of four soft, convertible cones made of elastic silicone rubber. Each cone transforms into four basic shapes which can be stacked and nested in a myriad of different configurations.

Know Yourself

“Learn to know yourself. To search realistically and regularly, the processes of your own mind and feelings.”
– Nelson Mandela

(via)

These small felt animals by PetitFelts won my heart.

(Thanks Kim)

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Friday Link Pack

20 minutes dinners!

Embroidery art!

Gather is a minimal, modular desk organizer. Really well done!

Why Americans Smile So Much (via)

– This modular shoe might make me consider occasionally wearing higher heels again.

– A Real-Life Education in Protecting Your Creative Work In a Digital Age

Google’s new AI tool turns your selfies into emoji.

Everything is a game. I watched the trailer. And now, my brain hurts but I am intrigued.

– Is this a thing?

– This is my favorite place in the world.

Personal Democracy Forum 2017: A conference exploring and analyzing technology’s impact on politics, government, and society.

This pot. So beautiful.

– My kids would love this desktop edition pool game.

– This is a stunning print.

– This you’re old cake topper made me laugh.

11 Questions to Ask Before Getting a Divorce

8 Captivating Books on Design History

How to cut cake perfectly.

– I can’t stop laughing. There’s a device that helps you take better selfies with or just photos of your dog.

– This is a beautiful, minimal laundry hamper.

– This years Adobe Creative Residents have been announced. In my next life I want to be a resident!

– Is there an upcoming Creativemornings event in your city?

Skateboarding Rainbow. Of course.

Palm Jewelry Dish

This palm shaped jewelry dish is lovely.