Panta Claus Holiday pants. Made me laugh. #daymade
(Thank you Jen)
“Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.”
― Albert Einstein
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“The price of greatness is responsibility.”
- Winston Churchill
I am so honored to be featured on Warby Parker’s fabulous blog. A big thank you to Liz Furze.
I just got a personal hand-delivery of one of the first OTO Cardboard Ice Cream Trucks by no other than the inventor, Måns Swanberg, himself. (I wrote about the Kickstarter back in March.) If you’re a parent of a little one, you might want to bookmark this one. You can even create a custom plate in your kids name. Totally adorable. My kids will be giddy when they get this for the holidays. A total winner!
UPDATE: Måns just emailed me with a discount code! Use SWISSMISS at checkout and get 10% off.
I just got my hands on the new Yellow Owl’s Little Prints book. Christine Schmidt, author of the bestselling Print Workshop and the creative force behind the acclaimed Yellow Owl Workshop line of artisan stationery and home accessories, shares her inspired ideas for making easy, yet entirely unique items for kids. It’s full of beautifully illustrated tutorials on using stamps, stenciling, and other hand-printing techniques. Ella (7) will be so excited when she sees this tonight! I see some extra crafty weekends in my future.
Today is the Day where I can finally announce our newest Tattly project: Tattly Cards: One Real Card, One Fake Tattoo. Our new stationery line is letterpress printed and includes a single matching Tattly Temporary Tattoo! A happy greeting and fun gift wrapped into one!
I am excited. YAY!
Oliver Jeffers recently launched an updated version of his wonderful World Map. Oliver drew the original map with pencil on paper and reproduced it on beautiful double-weight paper with a self healing natural cork backing for you to easily push pins into. Each print is signed by Oliver, embossed with an exclusive seal and mailed in a tube to ensure it arrives in the very best condition. Cool, right?
I noticed a lady on our office floor today with one of these stunning bags. It’s a Flea Bag. Thanks to Google I now know that Fleabags are the brainchild of Brooklyn based Shira Entis and Alex Bell. All of their bags are made with organic and vintage materials, vegetable-tanned and re-purposed leathers, and sourced in the USA. Consider me a fan!
“Be generous with your time and your resources and with giving credit and, especially, with your words. It’s so much easier to be a critic than a celebrator. Always remember there is a human being on the other end of every exchange and behind every cultural artifact being critiqued. To understand and be understood, those are among life’s greatest gifts, and every interaction is an opportunity to exchange them.”
- Maria Popova
Taken from Maria’s very personal post: 7 Things I Learned in 7 Years of Reading, Writing, and Living
“I was never lonely in space. The loneliest people live in big cities. Being lonely is a state of mind.”
- Commander Chris Hadfield
My studiomates of Editorially just launched STET, a writers’ journal on culture & technology. STET’s goal is to demystify writing by drawing attention to how writing works. It pairs good writing with notes that explain what makes writing good. Topics range across culture and technology, with special attention paid to the intersections between them.
“A pint of example is worth a gallon of advice.”