Water Sommelier

A Short Documentary About “The Water Sommelier“.

How to Email Efficiently

I am never not thinking about how to get better at email. I enjoyed this article: An etiquette update: Brevity is the highest virtue. And then also, my friend Jocelyn K. Glei’s book that just came out: Unsubscribe.

Green Rainbows


Absolutely loving these green watercolor rainbows by industry & alchemy. There are other colors as well.

(via Joanna)

Do Nothing

“To do nothing at all is the most difficult thing in the world.”
— Oscar Wilde

(via Jocelyn)

Indoor Snowball Fight

Indoor snowball fight

Snowball Battle lets you bring snowball fights indoors! Comes with 10 lightweight snowballs, and mesh bag for easy clean up. LOVE IT!

Not So Good | Not So Bad

not so good not so bad

This Not So Good / Not So Bad box by Tina Berning made me look. I might start one of these myself. Also, what a talented illustrator.

Jam Zipper Jar Bag

Jam Zipper Jar Bag

Love these zip-close storage bags modeled after classic French jam jars. The design allows bags to stand when filled. Dishwasher and freezer safe, durable and leak proof.

The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano

Phillip Toledano was terrified of growing old. So he decided to do it as many times as possible. Fascinating.

(via Bas)

Jewelry Box Of Treasures

Jewelry Book

This book-shaped jewelry box made me smile!

Friday Link Pack

Always keep coming back to this one by Louis CK.

– OMG! —> BRIXO blocks are chrome-coated building blocks that act as electric conductors. They interlock to produce complete simple circuits with no wires involved, adding lights, motion and sound to any construction. They are LEGO compatible folks!

Panda Stamp. Cute.

– New York Public Library Installs Tiny Trains to Deliver Books

– I really don’t like houseeshoes (had to wear them as a kid) but I do like these simple crochet slippers.

– Grace Bonney’s new book “In The Company Of Womenhas a launch event on October 5th! I’ll be there! You should come too! Ops! It’s sold out!

– Jason Polan collaborated with Uniqlo on a T-Shirt line. What’s not to love? (His giraffes are my favorite!)

You think you have one to-do list, but really you have three. (via)

– Argentinian design studio Sudaca makes beautiful bookshelves. You can watch them while they make it. Live!

– Interesting long read: On How to Disagree

– This reversible bra is pretty cool.

– “Power is about making a difference in the world by influencing others.” The Power Paradox

– This Rainbow Cord Taco by This Is Ground made me chuckle. ( I use my silver one daily.)

– What an interesting looking drip coffee contraption.

This silver notepad makes me laugh every time I sit down at my desk. Well done, Playtype.

– Have you seen this post on how to improve your city? Love it so much!

5 Foreign sayings that just don’t translate

– Divorces should be looked at more as a “courageous and positive act.” Angelina’s Divorce Shows How ‘Failed Marriages’ Are Failing Us

– Our Tattly Halloween Set is pretty cool.

Universe App


The makers of Universe stopped by at our FRIENDS Happy Hour last night and presented their new app. Everyone was blown away. What a beautifully experimental iPhone app they have built! They have most certainly created a new medium for the mobile world.

The app’s atomic unit is a verse, a 3×5 grid for infinite creativity: art, stories, interactive experiences, radical video collages, immersive soundscapes, musical instruments, even games. Or you can go the practical route and make a portfolio, invitation, how-to guide, recipe, or even a business card.

Download the App, look at examples, then learn how to use it.

I can’t wait to see my ten year old play around wit it! So many possibilities!

Take The Risk of Connection

John Zinsser wants us to wake up, and really “connect”. In this eye-opener, 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.

Congrats to Ivan and his team of CreativeMornings/Charleston for this gem of a talk!

Video by: Jay Wayne Productions, in collaboration with: Mac Kilduff

Natural Sea Sponge

Natural Sea Sponge

I remember having to clean the black board in first grade with a natural sea sponge. My kids love to play with them in the bathtub! And, I simply think they are pretty to look at.

♥ / Mod Tablet 3

A big thank you to This Is Ground for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week!

This Is Ground is excited to announce the launch of the Mod Tablet 3. Three years ago, they conceived the Mod Tablet, a magnetic modular case, built to solve the needs of creative professionals. Since its introduction to the wild, the Mod has become the ultimate day-to-day & travel companion for designers, executives, Silicon Valley tech legends, leading chefs and foodies, actors, musicians, and global citizens of all stripes.

Now, after three years of intensive user testing, countless prototypes and at least two small explosions during experimentation, they are excited to share the most advanced Mod Tablet ever, the Mod 3.

Please use code SWISSMISS when purchasing anything from their site for complimentary Cord Tacos.

This Is Ground

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How Boeing Builds a 737 in Just Nine Days

This blows my mind: How Boeing Builds a 737 in Just Nine Days

101 small ways you can improve your city


What a delightful article: 101 small ways you can improve your city. We all can have an impact on our surroundings and communities, we just have to act, even in the smallest ways. YES!

(via Kottke)

Know Your Font

Know Your Font

Font nerds unite: Know Your Font is a simple typography adventure.

(via Coudal)


As someone who really doesn’t like to clean the stove, I love the idea behind this slightly silly looking product called Frywall. It is a silicone splatter guard that fits inside the rim of any pot or pan, so spattering and sizzling food won’t spray out.

Leather Wrist Ruler

Leather Wrist Ruler

I doubt this leather wrist ruler is practical to measure anything but it sure looks cool.


“Confine yourself to the present.”
– Marcus Aurelius

Sticker Packs

Since the new Apple iOS update texting has become way more fun! These iOS ‘stickers’ by Adam JK are the best!

Adam J K

And these iOS stickers by Jon Burgerman are my kid’s favorites!

jon burgerman stickers

What are your favorite iOS stickers? Any recommendations on what I should download?

Limited Edition Spooky Graveyard Set

Graveyard Set

Loving the super spooky limited edition Graveyard Set.

Love Trumps Hate

Love Trumps Hate

Love trumps hate pin is so needed after last night’s debate. Go Sagmeister & Walsh for launching a store with anti Trump merch. I want all of the pins!

Stop Worrying

“…decide…whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying….”
Amelia Erhart