New Emojis

After a lengthy beta period, Apple finally released iOS 10.2 to the public with 104 new emojis and brand-new 3D emoji designs. The above video shows every new emoji appearing for the first time. I am personally very excited about the bacon and avocado. More info on the release.

Women Who Draw

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Women Who Draw is an open directory of female* professional illustrators, artists and cartoonists who take freelance work. YES!

Over 25,000 Paper Flowers

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This stunning installation of over 25,000 colorful paper flowers by Emmanuelle Moureaux made me look.

Interesting facts about every country in the world

This video, with interesting facts about every country in the world, is *so* great!

Acts That Amplify

Ann Hamilton, Untitled (body object series, 1984–1993

This photo caught my eye. Discovered in a post over on Brain Pickings: Acts That Amplify: Ann Hamilton on Art, the Creative Value of Unproductive Time, and the Power of Not Knowing

How To Stay Married

After filming weddings for two decades, Doug Block tracks down some of the couples to get their perspective on love and marriage.

(via Bas)

When Checking My Email

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This is how I feel when glancing at my inbox. Oh, email…

Like

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In a time where it’s all about the “digital likes”, we might as well hang one on our walls.

Build A New Model

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
— R. Buckminster Fuller

Drake on Cake

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Drake on Cake. You’re welcome.

The Place

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This must be the place.

Paper Sculptures by Li Hongbo

These paper sculptures by Li Hongbo are hurting my brain. Utterly fascinating!

Friday Link Pack

This short about absurdity made me smile.

IKEA products make love less complicated. Made me chuckle. (Going to IKEA as a couple is still the ultimate stress test, I believe)

– Yes to this minimal and beautiful bath rug.

– My friend Brian in Austin can pretty much make all of your wooden engraving drams come true. So great for branded marketing at events. Check it out. At our CreativeMornings organizer summit a few weeks ago he blew my mind with these custom made name tags.

– A curated directory of startup referral programs

Spacetime’s Slack bot helps your team keep track of time across countries and continents.

A Typewriter Orchestra! Oh my!

Copper confetti wall dots.

– 10-year-old Jordan Reeves has invented her own prosthetic arm that shoots glitter that she calls “Project Unicorn.”

You’re probably doing email introductions wrong. YES! Only double opt-in intros please.

– This collapsable silicone water bottle made me look.

Nuzzel has created a prototype feature that allows users to see the most important tweets from their friends.

– This Fence window for dogs made me smile.

The Best Movies of 2016 according to the New York Times.

Na Kim designs beautiful book covers. (via)

I need to get these for the office. How fun would it be to just randomly launch “snowballs” at my team. Yes!

CreativeMornings is hosting an online contest with Wix for you to get your original artwork printed on products. Upload an illustration, design, photograph and you’re in the running to win your very own, custom built e-commerce site. Sweet!

In times of dread, artists must never choose to remain silent. (via)

Put it here pal. I like these coasters.

– I am not a fan of calendars, but this one I would be ok with on my desk.

– A lot of my friends have a Tattly Super Set in their desk drawer at work so they can spruce up a meeting or team building moment. I always carry mine around with me and it never fails putting smiles on my friend’s faces at dinner parties.

– Do you like keeping lists and checking things off? You might enjoy my to-do app called TeuxDeux.

– “New York blends the gift of privacy with the excitement of participation…” from the book Here Is New York by E. B. White

JAM – Online Courses for Kids

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My daughter has recently discovered the joy of cooking. So I am going to gift her the cook for yourself course by JAM for Christmas. JAM offers a variety of online courses for kids. So great!

All World Maps Are Wrong

Fascinating video explaining why all world maps are wrong.

Muemma Bluetooth Speaker

Wow, Muemma is a beauty of a Bluetooth speaker. Incredibly decorative! Definitely #wishlisted.

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The Well

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The Well is a sleek, simple wooden container for boxed wine. I am totally ok with this on my kitchen counter.

Duct Tape Keychain

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I am intrigued by the notion of having Duct Tape on me at all times with this Duct Tape Keychain. Tape everything!

The Confessions Game

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The Confessions Game is designed to get a group of friends to share their lives triumphs, joys, fears and longings. #wishlisted

Simon Sinek on Millennials in the Workplace

Do you work with Millennials? Watch this.

Let there be Spaces in Your Togetherness

“Let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.

And stand together, yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.”

– Kahlil Gibran

The Difficult Balance of Intimacy and Independence: Beloved Philosopher and Poet Kahlil Gibran on the Secret to a Loving and Lasting Relationship

Bill Gates’ Favorite Books of 2016

Bill Gates shares his book recommendations for 2016. The list includes “String Theory” by David Foster Wallace, “Shoe Dog” by Phil Knight, “The Gene” by Siddhartha Mukherjee, “The Myth of the Strong Leader” by Archie Brown, and “The Grid” by Gretchen Bakke.

Give it Away

“The purpose of life is to discover your gift.
The work of life is to develop it.
The meaning of life is to give your gift away.”
– David Viscott

From the book: “Finding Your Strength in Difficult Times: A Book of Meditations