Friday Link Pack

Peek at the making of Kelli Anderson’s stop-motion film, inspired by Marie Caudry’s original artwork for Plants.

- Talk to Your Team (but Make It Quick)

- “The Next Black” – a documentary about the future of clothing just launched. Watch it on YouTube!

- In this video from the Washington Post, several members of the Washington Ballet demonstrate their most challenging moves.

- Virtue dolls remind you of your better nature: Kindness, Calm and Bravery. Cute.

- A tiny Austrian town is reinventing bus stops. (via Joanna)

- First there are book clubs, now there are documentary movie clubs. Love the idea behind Influence Film Forum.

- Pungas, 3D printed sneaker accessories. My kids would love this.

- Flocabulary teaches academic content through Hip Hop. Brilliant.

- Brooklyn based BAM is hosting a Radio Love Fest June 4-8th. This looks so good.

- Shake combines the simplicity, convenience, and collaborative spirit of a handshake with the protection of a legal agreement. Interesting!

- Just Keep Making. Yup!

- Laser Cat is live. This Hungry Castle guys are something else.

- “Your cover letter, like your CV, should be tantalizing, with personality and enough information to make me want to hear the rest of your story.” The best cover letter.

- Prom couples, a photo experiment. (thanks Bas)

- It’s Memorial Day weekend here in the US! 3 day weekend! Yay!

- Is it better to buy or rent?

- A letterpress printed card + 1 Tattly = Tattly Cards.

- XO Group in Manhattan is looking to hire a UI Designer. You might get to work with my friend Lori. She’s cool.



Panda’s mission is trying to keep designers and hackers inspired by filtering and delivering the highest quality content in a beautiful and non obtrusive way. Nice!

Just launched: Plants by Tinybop

I am so incredibly excited for my friends at Tinybop: They just released their second iOS app called Plants, a vibrant, interactive diorama of the world’s biomes!

Plants is the second app in Tinybop’s Explorer’s Library. The first, The Human Body, reached the #1 spot on the App Store’s education charts in 143 countries and was named one of the App Store’s Best of 2013. Like the Human Body, Plants is a slow-play app which aims to help kids make connections about the world and prompt big questions. Can’t wait to explore it tonight with my kids!

Buy Plants for $1.99 in iTunes. And most of all, make sure to check out this epic (!) stop animation by Kelli Anderson.

Sugru versus Noise

Sugru wins at product videos. They really do. This one from a while back is priceless as well.

Aphorism Cards

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The School of Life printed twenty of their favorite aphorisms for you to buy. Totally ordering a box.

(Aphorisms are short, pithy statements designed to provoke a thrill of recognition at valuable, amusing, dark and perhaps awkward truths.)

Life Is Amazing

Life can be so random and amazing. This makes me so happy.

(via Per)


animated gif magic

Totally mesmerized by this animated gif.


Two Options

Want Less

It seems so simple.

The Best Commencement Speeches, Ever

Library of Commencement Speeches

Some fine folks over at NPR hand-picked over 300 commencement speeches going back to 1774. Search by name, school, date or theme. I want to hug the person responsible for this.

Go listen!

(via Liz)

Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe

In this brand new TED Talk Simon Sinek asks: What makes a great leader? He suggests it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety — especially in an uneven economy — means taking on big responsibility.

Simon just recently published a book titled Leaders Eat Last and his first TED talk is one of my favorite TED talks of all time.

Seth Godin in conversation with Debbie Millman

At the 2014 HOW conference, Debbie Millman, host of interview show Design Matters sat down with Seth Godin to discuss courage, anxiety, change, creative integrity, and why he got thrown out of Milton Glaser’s class. Listen to it here.

(Thank you Maria)



This SlideRunner takes an indoor staircase into a giant slide. Amazing, right?




My kids *love* taking photos with my iphone, which results in thousands of shots cluttering up my library. KidCam is about to solve that. It’s a brand new photo app for kids that limits the number of photos and videos your kids can take. After the limit is reached, the oldest photo or video will be deleted to make room for any newly snapped photos or videos. But the best part is that it keeps a separate photo roll/library. And as for younger kids tapping a shutter button can be difficult, KidCam gives you the option to tap anywhere on the screen to snap a photo or record a video. And, my son of course, is mostly excited about the monster overlays!

Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman All Black

Herman Miller is releasing the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman in an all-black version. Oh my! What a beauty!


kate spade hammock

I wouldn’t say no to lounging in this Kate Spade Saturday Hammock.

Figure it Out

Figure it out

This banner wins.

♥ / IAmElemental Action Figures for Girls

A big thank you to IAmElemental for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

IAmElemental are fierce action figures for girls that embody the Elements of Courage: Bravery, Energy, Honesty, Industry, Enthusiasm, Persistence & Fear.

IAmElemental has designed a series of figures with healthier breast, waist and hip ratios; fierce, strong females worthy of an active, save-the-world storyline that fosters creativity in kids.

“We are not anti-doll, or anti-princess. Rather, we believe that if you give a girl a different toy, she will tell a different story.”

Check out their Kickstarter campaign here.

Link Pack

(Thank you Yoko)

- Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Mom explains how to raise a brilliant child (Thank you Joy)

- Update My VC is a modern guide to keeping in touch with your investors.

- How to Hold A Pencil podcast with the delightful Debbie Millman.

- Seed-Filled caps turn plastic bottles into tiny gardens

- 30 Weeks, a founders program for designers, is an experiment in giving talented visual thinkers the hands-on experience needed to create products that may just change the world. It’s 20 designers. It’s 30 weeks. It’s in New York. And it starts September 2014.

- I keep coming back to this Zappos blog post: Your Culture is Your Brand

- Who knew car back seat inflatable mattresses existed? Wow!

- A guided tour of the National September 11 Memorial Museum.

- This conveyor belt sushi kit would get my kids so excited at the dinner table.

- Cameron Moll’s stunning Brooklyn Bridge Poster is now for Sale.

- Drinkaware animation showing effects of alcohol.

- My friend Tim told me about Nomiku, an imersion circulator. I want one.

- Reamaze looks like a beautifully designed customer support tool.

- Coursera: Learn stuff!

- This video is from a few weeks back. But, man, it still makes me smile: Two older ladies flying for the first time. (It gets really moving at 6:20)

- I definitely have days where I feel like this.

- Interested in the future of email, messages, alerts and notifications? Then you should attend Inbox Awesome 2014!

- Tell the world anything. (The dude that loves Tacos is my favorite)

- Who needs a coffee table if you have Lip Lap?

- “The modern 40s are so busy it’s hard to assess them. Researchers describe the new “rush hour of life,” when career and child-rearing peaks collide. Today’s 40ish professionals are the DITT generation: double income, toddler twins.”

- Calling all eager hustlers! CreativeMornings is looking for a paid summer community intern to take on the world.

- BAGGU in San Francisco is looking for a developer!

- A Moon Rug? YES!


Warrior not Worrier

Warrior not Worrier, a new Tattly design by James Victore.

Everything Good

“Everything good proceeds from enthusiasm.”
- Brian Eno

Brian Eno


Good Eggs

Good Eggs

Good Eggs brings locally farmed groceries to your door. Totally giving this a try!


lost disco ball

I was stuck on the highway yesterday and noticed a disco ball (!) on the side of the road.


How does one loose a disco ball on the highway? I can’t stop thinking about possible scenarios. Life is so wonderfully absurd at times, isn’t it?

This Good World

This Good World

This Good World is a search discovery platform that highlights and supports businesses doing good things.