Kartoni: A foosball table made entirely from cardboard. Awesome.

(Thanks Newlyswissed)

Engraved Rolling Pins

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These engraved rolling pins made me smile. You can even get one custom made. Oh, the possibilities!

Vifa Copenhagen

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The Vifa Copenhagen Bluetooth speaker is all kinds of beautiful.

Sincere Emotion

“Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary.”
- Mark Twain

♥ / Haptic Lab

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

Haptic Lab makes intricate kites, quilts and furniture that combine new technologies with traditional craft techniques — infusing a sense of play and timelessness into everything they make. Like a cane that safely guides someone down the sidewalk, Haptic Lab projects are tools for sensation.

(Interested in sponsoring a week of my RSS feed, learn more here.)

Friday Link Pack (on Sunday)

When the your team is faced with adversity does it stand strong and act boldly or does it crumble under pressure? Based on his work with over 1000 teams, Keith Yamashita shares his insights about great collaborative environments including: have an awareness beyond your day-to-day, respect the unique talents of your team members, and actively cultivate meaningful one-on-one relationships.

- “Everything is transient, have multiple backup plans.” Working In China, by Shannon Fagan

- We could totally use one of these microfiber display cleaners at Studiomates.

- Live in a city and miss the feeling of walking over grass? These flip flops are for you.

- Ella (8) would totally love this drawing robot.

- Seeing my kids run around with Sharpies in my house surely gets my heart rate up. I know I am not alone. So, these plush Sharpies would make for a good gift to freak fellow non-Sharpie-loving parents out.

- The anonymous students sneak into a classroom each week and create a masterpiece out of nothing but chalk. Stunning.

- Cotton & Flax sells some really lovely pillows.

- Interesting scotch tape dispenser design.

- Gi Bike is a light, full-size, electric folding bike.

- CARROT Fit, a hilarious fitness app designed to make getting fit suck so much less.

- 10 animated social media facts and statistics in USA you should know in 2014.

- Stackable wooden animals.

- With this modular furniture, quickly transition from desk to drafting table, to standing table to easel!

- Love this student project at Lausanne’s EPFL university: Moon over Lausanne.

- Star Wars paper toys.

- Cloud coat hangers.

- Get unstuck. Your in the moment digital coach.

- Freedom is an app that locks you away from the ‘net. If online distractions kill your productivity, Freedom could be the best 10 dollars you’ll ever spend.

- The editors of American Scholar have chosen “Ten Best Sentences”.

- Alain de Botton on Pessimism

- Tattly launched the Inspirational Set.

- Dwell is looking to hire a Digital Product Designer

♥ / Edward Tufte, Presenting Data and Information, 1-day course

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

Bethesda, June 3
Arlington, June 5, 6
Portland, August 4
Seattle, August 5, 6
Denver, August 11

Art exhibit at Fermilab Art Gallery, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL, April 15 – June 26.


Photojojo Human Sized Prints

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Photojojo now offers Human Sized Prints made on industrial printers typically used for architectural and engineering work. That’s why they call them Engineer Prints. Print your photo in halftone black and white ink on extra-light 20lb bond at a whopping 4 feet wide! Once it’s done it ships free, rolled nice and neat for just $25.

Enamel Pin Correspondence Set


City of Industry has been launching new pins. Love them all.

Wanted: CreativeMornings Design Intern

CreativeMornings Design Intern

Team CreativeMornings is looking for a paid summer design intern.

50 Ways to Get a Job

50 ways to get a job that makes good

50 Ways to Get a Job is the brainchild of Dev Aujila, co-author of Making Good. The site breaks down your job hunt into actionable to-do items. Smart.

(Thanks Jerri)

Massimo Vignelli, 1931-2014

“I was already at my desk on my first day of work when Massimo arrived. As always, he filled the room with his oversized personality. Elegant, loquacious, gesticulating, brimming with enthusiasm. Massimo was like Zeus, impossibly wise, impossibly old. (He was, in fact, 49.) My education was about to begin.”

Michael Bierut remembering design legend Massimo Vignelli

Kangaroo Light

The fine folks behind the Ostrich Pillow just launched the Kangaroo Light Kickstarter campaign.

Kangaroo Light is a portable, playful and flexible lighting product. It was originally designed to fit inside your bag so you can easily locate your belongings, but I think I could find lots of other fun uses for it. I just want to play with it… Two thumbs up!

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)