My kids always want a bottle of water next to their beds at night. And often they knock it over and it spills. This is where Litecup comes in. It emits a blue glow so your kid doesn’t have to fumble in the dark. It allows you to drink from anywhere on the lid—there’s a 360-degree valve. And when you’re done, the valve locks automatically. So even if you knock it over, it won’t spill. Pretty cool!
This beautiful print by Geffen Rafaeli is a reminder to everyone in the US to go vote today!
Today’s the day! Go VOTE!
Me asks kids 100s of questions about their feelings, their families, friends, school, and home, with words, pictures, photos, and sounds to create a vibrant, dynamic self-portrait.
Me aims to help kids build skills like self-awareness, social awareness, and emotional literacy. The app is based on research suggesting that the better kids understand themselves, the more able they are to be empathetic and understand others.
“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”
– Maya Angelou
Industrial designer Eva Solo strikes again, this time with the Nordic Pot. Designed to resemble cast iron but made from lightweight aluminum, this pot is easy to use and to clean. Comes with non-stick coating and can be used on stovetop as well in the oven. Love!
Alexis Taylor pedals a stationary bike in random London locations in the video for his solo track “So Much Further To Go”. LOVE this! So much!
Given the upcoming US election here on Tuesday, I could most certainly use some stress reducing tunes. According to Dr. David Lewis-Hodgson of Mindlab International the above song produced a greater state of relaxation than any other music tested to date. In fact, listening to “Weightless” resulted in a striking 65 percent reduction in participants’ overall anxiety, and a 35 percent reduction in their usual physiological resting rates.
OldNYC is a beautiful way to discover historical photos of New York City. Yes to digital time travel!
Are you a sneaker head? You might really dig this sneaker puzzle designed by Yoni Alter, made from 19 colorful, handmade resin pieces.
“I don’t think there’s an artist of any value who doesn’t doubt what they’re doing.”
– Francis Ford Coppola
“Your legacy is every life you have ever touched.”
– Maya Angelou
“Rigor is the key to overcoming obstacles and completing tasks—and good mood doesn’t improve problem-solving, which involves judgments that almost by necessity won’t feel good: critique and evaluation, experimentation and failure. The stress that arises from problems may be unpleasant but it also motivates us to complete tasks, Davis says. In other words, negative emotions are actually beneficial to the creative process.”
Most people instinctively avoid conflict, but as Margaret Heffernan shows us, good disagreement is central to progress. In this TED talk she illustrates how the best partners aren’t echo chambers — and how great research teams, relationships and businesses allow people to deeply disagree.