Friday Link Pack

Taco Pillow. Of course.

– These Banner Sticky Notes made me smile.

– This made me laugh out loud: Apps to download for 2016

– I want to adopt one of these Monstera Plants.

Movies business owners should watch.

– The New Yorker gives us the best facts learned from books in 2015 (via Coudal)

7 TED talks that will make you slow down.

Dog grooming slomo. Favorite Instagram account of the moment. (hat tip Natalie)

– Copyranter: The 5 best ads you didn’t see this year (via)

DesignMilk’s best technology posts of 2015

– What an amazing time we live in: 1150 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

– Recently the American Academy of Pediatrics released a statement saying the group is rethinking it’s low-tolerance approach to screen time. More.

– Watch: a 5-minute history of Syria’s war and the rise of ISIS

– Interesting read on how to surrender and accept situations.

– My awesome and brilliantly smart friends of Oak are looking to hire a Developer intern and a Backend Developer at Siteleaf.

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Words of Wisdom by Carl Sagan

“The cosmos is all that is, or ever was, or ever will be. We long to return, and we can, […] because the cosmos is within us. We’re made of stardust. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.” What will you leave behind?”

(via)

The Concept of Black Sheep

Was nodding my head nonstop watching this. Gareth Kay is now officially on my list of people I’d like to have coffee with in 2016!

(via Sally)

Michele Kingdom Embroideries

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Really beautiful embroidery art work by Michelle Kingdom.

(via BB)

Giant Paper Snow Flakes

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Totally want to make some of these giant paper snow flakes with my kids this weekend!

(via BB)

Paper (Ceramic) Mug

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That moment where you love a Ceramic (Paper) Mug that was gifted to you *so* much you decide to buy 7 more to create a full set, and you realize it costs $58 and you fall off your chair. NOPE!

OMG!

The Impostor Syndrome

The Impostor Syndrome

Good read: Learning to Deal With the Impostor Syndrome, by Carl Richards

Ring Holder

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Love the simplicity of these ring holders.

Totem Intelligent Waste System

Totem Intelligent Waste System

I was just in the market for a new trash bin but for some reason I missed the Totem Intelligent Waste System. Total bummer. I would have gone for this one. It looks good and comes with compartments for recycling, food waste, general trash, and storage for household items (like extra liners or cleaning products). Smart!

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin Celebrate Female Friendship

This conversation about female friendship between Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin made me smile and want to call my girlfriends.

Friday Link Pack (Gone Saturday)

Beautiful animated TMBG music video by my friends Kelli Anderson and Daniel Dunnam.

– These smiley socks made me smile.

The L Shelf. Intriguing.

– My friend Rion put together a really wonderful Gift Guide.

– I tried these Garlic Butter Roasted Mushrooms last night. So easy, so good.

– American photographer Lauren Fleishman set out to capture heartwarming, tender portraits of couples whose love for each other has survived half a century in her series titled “The Lovers.”

– Love this wallpaper by Lisa Congdon. (via Joanna)

– For when the snow hits here in NYC, I want to be prepared. Here’s how you build an Igloo.

– Everyone loves emojis. Now you can buy them as paintings.

Gest is a wearable device that allows you to control your computer or mobile device with your hands.

– Michael Pollan on how America got so screwed up about food

– The Slide Camera Wrist Strap by Hard Graft is a thing of beauty.

– I would give so much to experience this.

– If you’re a woman who wants to work in technology or VC, sign up for this list and you’ll be sent opportunities: dearwomenintech.com

– “The disconnect between internet fame and financial security is hard to comprehend for both creators and fans.” Full Article

– Photographer Delphine Chanet captures the carefree energy of adolescence

Booxup is a super promising book sharing app, applying the sharing economy concept to your bookshelf. What a great way to find likeminded folks.

– This is a whole new level of a job perk: Boxed CEO to pay the tuition of employees’ children

The best Book Covers of 2015 according to the NYTimes.

Refugees Welcome. (via)

– The case for eating cereal for breakfast again

– Having a baby and want to avoid choosing a popular name for your kid? Check this list of names that are the least popular.

– Do you ever wonder what’s taking up so much space on your computer? Use Daisy Disk to find out.

– I find the Swiss Army Shovels all kinds of beautiful. Probably just nostalgia shining though.

– It’s not too late to buy Tattly as a Christmas present. Get a Tattly Gift Card or 3, 6 or one year Subscription!

– Come work with Team Tattly and me: We’re hiring a Design Director.

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CreativeMornings Podcast: John Forté

And here it is, our last episode of our first season of our CreativeMornings Podcast. Listen to the charming and deep John Forté speak on Humility. In his talk, he reminds us that no matter where we are in life, we should never take it for granted.

Dymaxion

In the 1930s, the systems theorist, designer and inventor Buckminster Fuller created the Dymaxion car — an aerodynamic concept car that managed to get 30 miles per gallon while topping out at 90 miles per hour, and transporting 11 passengers. So cool.

Rubberband Ball

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I wouldn’t mind having this rubberband ball sit on my desk.

Comedy Wildlife Awards

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The fact that The Comedy Wildlife Awards exists just made my day.

(Via Katie)

CreativeMornings Close Up: Wesley Verhoeve

Our CreativeMornings/NYC videographer Ben Hallman has recently started creating short mini documentaries on some of our chapter volunteers. The first one was on Yoko Ohama and a few weeks ago he launched this one on Wesley Verhoeve.

Ben has been documenting our NYC talks for years. He is a hard worker. Super reliable. And, it’s his birthday today. So, Happy Birthday Ben!

Cable Organizer

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Intrigued by this cable organizer. I sure could use a cable organization upgrade at home.

Leave Me Alone

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Last week I discovered this Leave Me Alone door hanger by Adam J.Kurtz. I tweeted at him to tell him just how much I love it and he promptly made a Downloadable PDF.

I love the internet. So much!

Secrets of Storytelling

In this rare appearance as a documentary subject, George Saunders reveals the pitfalls of bad storytelling and explains the openness and generosity required to breath life into great characters.

(via Kurt Andersen)

How To Make A Perfect Fluffy Scrambled Egg

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Friday Link Pack

My all-time favorite song. What’s yours?

A collection of old film footage of NYC, taken between 1896 and 1905, along with maps and descriptions of the locations.

Mountain Pillow!

– Visual artist Feliks Tomasz Konczakowski specializes in creating mesmerizing GIFS of everyday objects.

Today Calendar.

– Bill Gates shares the best books he read in 2015. Really lovely video that goes with the post. (via)

How addiction to technology is taking over our lives illustrated by Jean Jullien.

– Loving this scarf and this bag by Felma.

– Now that’s what I call a stylish camera bag.

– Get your very own indoor stoop.

This LEGO chart contains every color LEGO that exists

Ellum is a beautifully designed wall-mounted, decorative lamp. Its high powered LEDs turn on when motion is detected.

– Don’t like your design but don’t know what to do about it? Take Pocket Art Director for a whirl and get unstuck. Made me chuckle.

– This is pretty cool: Hidden dyed hair.

– I want a 3D Doodler Pen

– We should come to terms with, and help others to see, just how hard and unnerving it can sometimes be to get close to some of the things we truly want. On Self-Sabotage

– Xero is looking to hire a Senior Product Designer in SF.

– A gift that keeps on giving: 3, 6 or 12 month Tattly subscription!

Olaf Kick Scooter

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Hat tip to Olaf Kick Scooter inventor Boštjan Žagar and his team for creating this practical and fun rolling bag with a built-in scooter! How fun would it be to scoot through an airport on one of these? Or, even commuting to work? Olaf comes in an urban model or the more sleek business model.