Jad Abumrad on the Function of Music

My office neighbor and über-talented friend Mac Premo sat down with Jad Abumrad, of Radiolab fame and talked about sound, music and the function of music. Then he turned that conversation into a film. I am glad he did.

Weird, or just different?

“There’s a flip side to everything,” the saying goes, and in 2 minutes, Derek Sivers shows this is true in a few ways you might not expect.

Bob Dylan at 20 on Freak Shows

Dylan was just 20 years old when he appeared on the Folksingers Choice radio program on WBAI FM in New York City. He’d arrived in Manhattan just a few years earlier and was playing in the coffee houses of Greenwich Village, at one in particular he was paid “a dollar plus a cheeseburger.”

During this hour-long interview with Cynthia Gooding, Dylan played some of his own songs (“The Death of Emmett Till”, “Standing on the Highway”) and covers of classics by Howlin’ Wolf, Hank Williams, and Woody Guthrie. We scored this Blank on Blank with Dylan tuning up his guitar and playing his harmonica.

It’s a wonderful snapshot in time, with a young Dylan before he was famous and before he even released his debut album. He’s nervous and funny. He’s just a guy with a guitar with a little mischief underneath.

Listen to the full interview and hear some rarely heard songs here.

Hat tip to the team of Blank on Blank for creating this beautiful video series.

StandStand Grand: a beautiful standing desk

One of our Tattly team members must started working with one of these StandStand Grand standing desk that we were lucky enough to get our hands on early. It looks fantastic and most of all, it assembles in seconds! Want one? Order one by supporting their Kickstarter campaign Here!

Six Million Years of Human History



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Under Our Skin

What do we mean when we talk about race?

Under Our Skin grew out of conversations about how The Seattle Times covers race at a time when national and local events — the furor over police shootings, the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, protests on college campuses and charged campaign rhetoric — dominate headlines. Absolutely fantastic.

What do we mean when we talk about race?

Izumi Miyazaki Selfies

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Strangely intriguing selfies by Izumi Miyazaki.

Design Matters: Alain De Botton

“My view of human nature is that all of us are just holding it together in various ways — and that’s okay, and we just need to go easy with one another, knowing that we’re all these incredibly fragile beings.”
Alain De Botton

From a Design Matters episode with Alain de Botton.


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Dr. Seuss Taxidermy

Dr. Seuss Taxidermy

Dr. Seuss’ take on Taxidermy made me laugh. Blue Green Abelard is definitely my favorite.

(via Coudal)

Friday Link Pack

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– I recently got my hands on a Go Pro Hero Session and I am utterly amazed at what this little camera can do. The kids absolutely love filming themselves jumping into pools. F-U-N!

– In the heart: Daddy Don’t Go

– “When leaders want to initiate a project, we always explain the underlying need and give a clear sense of the desired outcome so that people get aligned around a common goal. The best strategies are ones that people can make their own.” IDEO’s Employee Engagement Formula

– Bbenedetto Bufalino turns a car into a playable ping pong table. Fun.

– @iA created a font that turns the 2,000 most used English words into emoji!

– This Halloumi, Peach and Cherry Salad looks delicious.

Don’t ask for permission, come with intent.

Oprah interviewed Michelle Obama at the United State Of Women Summit

– This looks fantastic: New Lab, high-tech entrepreneurial hub, opens in Brooklyn Navy Yard

You Don’t Need More Free Time (via)

– Always wanted a vintage VW Camper. This is the closest I will ever get to owning one.

– Time lapse of two hydroelectric dams being torn down

– Author Steven Pressfield released a new book for free.

DIY Graphic Beach Towels

Ugmonk : Why and How We Rebuilt Our Entire Site

– Oh my! Misleading Thumbnails. (via)

I want this van.

Envy, like fear, is an important emotion that helps us know what we want

– GIT Hub is looking to hire a Web Designer.

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Feeling Safe

“Being able to feel safe with other people is probably the single most important aspect of mental health; safe connections are fundamental to meaningful and satisfying lives.”
– Van der Kolk

The Science of How Our Minds and Our Bodies Converge in the Healing of Trauma

Hug Someone

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Give someone a hug. The world needs it.

CreativeMornings Talk by John Zinsser

John Zinsser wants us to wake up, and really “connect”. In this eye-opener CreativeMornings Charleston talk, John goes out on a limb and challenges the audience to have real connection in this world. He reshapes our understanding of what we truly risk on a day-to-day, to help us understand the need for connecting as a means for growth, and trusting others on the outskirt of separation.

Tattly + 5 Seconds of Summer

Look, it’s a commercial, for Tattly!

Our studio community neighbors, Mac Premo and his team produced and directed the fun, colorful, and energetic Tattly commercial that will be played before the 5 Seconds Of Summer Summer 2016 tour performances in Toronto, New York, San Francisco and Dallas. We are talking BIIIIIIG screens! You will be able to find me in the audience of the NYC concert, most likely tearing up, when it comes on. Tattly sure keeps my life eventful!

Thank you Mac Premo and team. You are the best!

The Biggest Human Temptation

The biggest human temptation

Hasselblad’s mirrorless X1D camera

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Photo nerds unite: Hasselblad’s mirrorless X1D camera brings portability to medium format

Doodle

Doodle

The other day I sent a few friends a Doodle and it turns out they had never heard of this brilliant service. You haven’t either? But you sure know how hard it can be to find a convenient time for several people to meet? Not with Doodle. It allows you to quickly mutually agree on a time. Try it!

(There’s a whole category on my blog filled with Resources and Tools. Have a look!)

LEGO Vintage 1960s Volskwagen

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LEGO designers have developed a new flashback kit, a vintage 1960 Volkswagon Beetle. LOVE!

(via Chris)

A Documentary About Dieter Rams

A first ever feature documentary on Dieter Rams made by Gary Hustwit? YES PLEASE! Definitely supporting this Kickstarter. Gary Hustwit knows what he is doing. Have you seen his previous movies Helvetica and Objectified?

Wooden Spoons

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I approve of the design and color scheme of these simple wooden spoons. Want!

Plume Wi-Fi

Plume Wifi

Plume offers a new take on improving home Wi-Fi by eliminating the router entirely and replacing it with a fleet of mini-hubs that plug right into your wall sockets. YES!

On Being Too Hard on Yourself

“…, people high in self-compassion are honest about their own short-comings and contribution to failure, but they don’t beat themselves up for it. Rather, they comfort themselves, they recognize failure and mistakes as part of life, and they see the situation as a chance to grow.”

The Dangers of Being Too Hard On Yourself, by Christian Jarrett

Liz Danzico: Pros & cons of managing remotely

Hired Liz Danzico

Liz Danzico is Creative Director of NPR and manages the team almost fully remotely. In this recent episode of Hired Cameron Moll discusses the pros and cons of working and managing remotely, as well as her role as Chair of the MFA Interaction Design graduate program at SVA. Oh, and making fresh bread.