Believe

“The thing is, ignorance is rarely the problem.

The challenge is that people don’t always care about what you care about. And the reason they don’t care isn’t that they don’t know what you know.

The reason is that they don’t believe what you believe.

The challenge, then, isn’t to inform them. It’s to engage and teach and communicate in a way that shares emotion and values and beliefs.”

Seth Godin

Never be Fearful

“You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.”
– Rosa Parks

5 Talks on Empathy

5 CreativeMornings talks on empathy that will change how you connect and create.

Museum of Broken Relationships

When Croatian artists Olinka Vistina and Drazen Grubisic separated, their reluctance to part with the sentimental reminders of their fizzled love inspired them to open the Museum of Broken Relationships, so that the items could remain together.

Koinobori Travel Laundry Bag

This Travel Laundry Bag made me smile.

Sorry For The Delayed Response

“O.K., so it’s taken me two weeks to get back to you, and I have no excuse beyond the fact that I just didn’t care about your thing. I still don’t care, but I’m trying to foster a false sense of productivity by cleaning out my inbox. Please don’t respond to this response and undo my hard work! Looping in Laura, in case you feel that you have to write to someone.”

Sorry For The Delayed Response, by Susanna Wolff

Friday Link Pack

When the first train rolls into the station after a big snowstorm, you’d best stand well clear.

– This is so fascinating: A San Francisco Startup 3-D Printed a Whole House in 24 Hours

Solid Advice on Living Alone from a 1936 Guide for Single Women

A Phone Case that bathes your selfies in flattering light. The existence of this phone case made me laugh.

The mixtape of podcasts.

Giant pegboard DIY

– I totally forgot about the existence of hot water bottles. We had a pale pink one growing up and I can still remember the odd texture.

– You’re into modern design? Check out designmilkeveryday on Instagram. It’s by Jaime Derringer, force behind design milk.

– A little absurd and therefore beautiful: A trap for self-driving cars.

This made me laugh.

– Beautifully designed air purifiers.

The Good World helps you find discover socially responsible businesses. So far they cover a few select cities in the U.S. I love this and I hope it will grow and inspire others in other countries.

– This is pure gold: A collection of culture decks, core values, mission statements, and more from real companies.

– Yes, I have experienced this first hand: “If someone shifts from a long commute to a walk, their happiness increases as much as if they’d fallen in love.”

When Does Political Correctness Become Orwellian?

Wall of flowers tracks and mirrors your movement. Too bad it’s behind glass.

The product manager’s guide to the care and feeding of humans

– For anyone having had to go through on boarding processes with new employee will agree, Rippling sounds too good to be true.

– Trying to manifest some spring feelings with wearing all of the Tattly Florals I can get my hands on.

Cats on Roombas

Perusing cat gifs with my kids last night I realized that cats riding a Roomba vacuum are apparently a thing. I love the internet so much.

Eraser Mix

Wow, that round eraser with a brush, in the top left, won my heart.

Amazon Alexa Hacked Into Billy Bass Fish

I would love this Alexa hack for my home.

LEGO Tape

The idea of a LEGO Tape gets my two thumbs up!

Two-Tone Balloons

Loving these simple two tone balloons.

Is that Art or a TV?

For the first time ever I might consider owning a TV: The Frame is the first TV that doesn’t turn off; instead of going to black, The Frame displays a stunning piece of art, turning your wall into a museum-worthy art gallery.

Design in Tech Report 2017

John Maeda issued the third Design in Tech Report.

Vogue x Tattly

Tattly partnered with Vogue Magazine. I keep giggling every time I mention those two brands together. It’s making my heart explode a little bit. It doesn’t escape me that it is an absolute privilege for a young company like Tattly to collaborate with an esteemed and trusted brand like Vogue! I remember sitting in their conference room, a few months back, overlooking lower Manhattan and thinking “is this really happening?”

And now it’s here, we launched the Vintage Vogue Collection. My team and I spent days going through their 125 year magazine archive and picked some of our favorite illustrations from the 20s, 30s and 40s.

The lady riding the zebra, which is a Vogue cover illustration is definitely the one that won my heart. But the there’s also the woman holding up a mask in the Vogue Set that keeps making me smile.

This is a limited edition collection, so get it while you can.

(My apologies to my international readers, unfortunately we are only allowed to ship within the U.S)

Figure C

Figure C. Ink on Paper by Kyle Steed.

Will Sanders

This photo by Will Sanders. Totally made me smile.

Companies You Love

Uplifting News

Uplifting news. Much needed.

Look-See

Look-See, a fascinating animation by Daniel Savage

Art Bag

Art Bag chug my eye. It can be used as a portfolio, a perfect way to show off mood boards with hidden magnetic layers or you can use it as a safe place to keep your kids’ masterpieces. I like it.

Timo Kuilder GIFs

Completely charmed by these GIFs. Well done, Timo Kuilder.

Our choices

“It is not our abilities that show what we truly are. It is our choices.”
– Albus Dumbledore

Sun Calculator

Worried about the plants in your garden getting enough sun or if the apartment you saw with a broker yesterday is as bright as he said? Try SunCalc. It’s a little app that shows sun movement and sunlight phases during the given day at the given location. Here’s a sample of my office.

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