A Nesting Shelf


This Nesting Shelf made me look.


“We are always in the position of beginning again.”
Michael Foucault



Luna is an artistic lamp design inspired by the Moon, available in a range of seven sizes from the XXS 3.2 inch model to the XXL 23.6 version. Stunning.


“People who want to change the world need to hang out with people who want to change the world!”
Maggie Doyne

Flop Chair

Flop Chair

I get very excited when furniture is multi functional: The Flop chair looks comfortable and spacious, and it can be easily turned into a functional twin bed. And as a bonus feature, all the guest bed paraphernalia (pillows, comforters, and sheets) can be stored right inside the chair. So good!

Creative People Around the World

creativemornings instagram stream

I am loving the new and improved CreativeMornings Instagram Feed highlighting a creative person a day from around the globe. If there’s someone you think they should feature, leave a comment below. (If possible link to their CreativeMornings Profile.)

Designers & Book Fair

Designers and Books

Hey NYC based designers, listen up: The fine folks of Designers & Books are having another Book Fair on October 2nd-4th and it looks fantastic! Just look at that speaker line-up! YES!

Friday Link Pack

(via The Kid Should See This)

– My friend started using the No Poo Method for washing her hair. Wow. Worst name in history. She swears by it though. Also, her hair looks great.

– Wohoo! CreativeMornings is launching a Podcast on Oct 2nd! Follow on SoundCloud or subscribe on iTunes.

How to Eliminate Procrastination (The Surprising Strategy One Man Used)

– This old-school Marshall speaker is a thing of beauty.

– Want! Volkswagen just re-released everyone’s favorite hippy-van! (via)

– Adorable: Seal rides on the back of a whale on the NSW south coast

– Adrian Frutiger was a Swiss design, typography legend. He will be missed.

– These floral wallpapers are stunning.

– French Zig Zag socks.

– This minimal keychain gets my two thumbs up.

Bluetooth Padlock. (Made for someone like me who always forgets the number combinations of regular padlocks.)

Amazon Web Services in Plain English (via)

– That’s one slick looking bar cart.

20 Questions for Business Leaders (via)

– The Pixelstick might be the coolest thing I have seen in a while. Hello there light painting!

Mailchimp launched a new toolset which offers multivariate testing, comparative reports, priority support and more for additional $200 per month.

– Maria’s labor of love got a facelift. Beautiful site redesign, brain pickings.

This is my daughter’s favorite Tattly. Oh, the mind of a 9 year old!

– The fine folks at Hyperakt are looking to hire a Senior UI/UX Designer.

The Solar System In The Nevada Desert

On a dry lakebed in Nevada, a group of friends build the first scale model of the solar system with complete planetary orbits: a true illustration of our place in the universe. Stunning.

(via Kottke)

The Little Book of IDEO

Tim Brown shares the 7 values that drive IDEO.

Geodesic Dome for your Backyard

garden igloo

Yes, I totally want this geodesic dome (Garden Igloo) for my backyard. What the heck, it would even be cool as a conference room in our office.

Splacer – like airbnb but for Event Spaces

splacer venue screenshot

I had the pleasure to meet one of the co-founders of Splacer, a service that helps you find event space for a party, off-site, photo shot etc. As someone who is and has been putting on events in NYC for years, I know how hard it can be to find the perfect venue. Splacer is an absolute delight to browse. I was told they are just about to come out with a new and imroved website but I am already impressed with what I am seeing. If you know someone that has an event space here in NYC (or in Tel Aviv) tell them to sign up. It doesn’t cost anything to sign up and you’d just give Splacer a cut of your rental fee. They will be soon expanding to other cities.

I for now want to have a dinner party on this rooftop farm or simply find a reason to hang out in this jacuzzi.

See for yourself: Splacer.

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Minimalissimo Magazine

Carl Brandenburg, the force behind one of favorite blogs Minimalissimo just launched a Kickstarter campaign to create their first print issue. He is good people. He gets my support.

Ships from Above

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These photographs of ships from above by Dirk Broemmel have me completely mesmerized.

(via recent raddness / via Fubiz)

What really matters at the end of life

Very moving TED talk by BJ Miller on What really matters at the end of life.

I grew up with a dad who thought and talked a lot about death. He introduced me to the work of Elizabeth Kuebler-Ross and even did past life regressions in our living room.

I realized quickly that not everyone is as comfortable talking about death as I am. This became especially clear once I moved to New York City.

While we don’t have to all believe in past lives, we should all be comfortable talking about death. I will make sure my kids will.

Friday Link Pack

(Thanks for pointing me to this talk, James. Deep and funny at the same time.)

– Love this minimal glass pitcher.

– What a crazy privilege to be two animals in one life: butterfly.

– A unique, cleverly designed watch that is inspired by vintage car speedometers

MacWorld’s iPhone 6s and 6s Plus FAQ

– “There are genetic differences between human populations. But none of that supports the concept of race.” Science Vs podcast asks: Does race exist? (via)

– CreativeMornings skills video: How to Storyboard

The difference that 25 years makes.

William Ury’s video archive with talks about the art of negotiating is a treasure trove.

– This Plum Cake looks so scrumptious.

– A new app that lets you walk your friends walk home virtually.

Drawing as Therapy sketchbook.

7 styles of decision making. Interesting.

– “The patterns of our lives reveal us. Our habits measure us.” Mary Oliver

Your hunch is probably wrong and the importance of testing. (via)

The Tools Designers are Using Today

– My friends over at Hyperakt are looking to hire a Senior UI/UX Designer.

– The Paper App is now available for iPhone! This makes me very happy.

Beth Cavener – Sculptor

My friend Bas Berkhout released yet another personal Like Knows Like mini documentary. This time on the sculptor Beth Cavener.

Bas has a way of getting people to open up, and feel comfortable in front of the camera. He did one on me, a few years back.

The Secret to a Successful Network

Based on a decade of research developing detailed case studies on a range of successful networks, the authors of this article have identified a common pattern of factors that are essential to effective collaboration.

– focus on mission before organization;
– manage through trust, not control;
– promote others, not yourself;
– and build constellations, not stars.

Four Network Principles for Collaboration Success, by Jane Wei-Skillern

(via William Ury)

Thought of the day

Black Dip Coffee Mug


Love this black dipped coffee mug.

Does the Internet Threaten Creativity or Nurture It?

Video by The Atlantic.

Remembering Oliver Sacks


Maria wrote a beautiful post remembering Oliver Sacks. To commemorate this irreplaceable man, she asked artist Debbie Millman to create a piece of art illustrating the passage that captures not only the heart of that heartening story, but the spirit in which Dr. Sacks inhabited and exited our world. The artwork is available as a print and I am donating all proceeds to the Oliver Sacks Foundation.

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