Backpack by Puritan

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Loving this minimal backpack by Puritan.

Cloud Potholder

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Handmade cloud potholders. YES!

Artists and Their Studios

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Beautiful to see a glimpse into the spaces artists use to create their art: 100 famous artist and their studios.

(via Jocelyn)

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Case Study Cylinder Plant Pot With Stand

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Love this raised cylinder plant pot.

Casey Gerald: The gospel of doubt

In this moving talk, Casey Gerald urges us all to question our beliefs and embrace uncertainty. What a remarkable man.

Paper Room Divider

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This beautiful paper screen by Yasutoshi Mifune can be changed to various shapes and sizes depending on how you assemble the modular pieces of paper.

The First Principles Method

“I think it’s important to reason from first principles rather than by analogy. The normal way we conduct our lives is we reason by analogy. [With analogy] we are doing this because it’s like something else that was done, or it is like what other people are doing. [With first principles] you boil things down to the most fundamental truths…and then reason up from there.”

How Elon Musk Thinks: The First Principles Method

How To Sharpen Pencils

“You can sharpen a pencil without a pencil sharpener, but you can’t sharpen a pencil without a pencil.” How to Sharpen A Pencil. Made me laugh.

(via Coudal)

Remarkable Humans

Hand Cloud Poster

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There is something weirdly fascinating about this Hand Cloud Poster.

Home Screen Homie

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Homescreen Homie lets you put a selfie in the most precious place, the home screen of your friend’s phone, in the form of an app icon. From there, they can tap your face to instantly text, call or view your Instagram profile. You can also create your own gallery of Homies on your phone’s home screen!

If my daughter had a phone she’d be all over this.

Beyond Prison

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Beyond Prison is a creative collaboration between numerous filmmakers, photographers, writers, designers and developers from all over the world. The project was drawn up in the US and its stories – in the form of short documentary films, photography, animated infographics, and articles – explore innovative approaches to rehabilitation and offer a new vision of what prison could be: a place of transformation from the inside out.

Extremely well done. Thoughtful. Moving.

To Round

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Interesting visual approach to a to-do list: To Round is a task manager showing your tasks as bubbles in a funnel. Looks beautiful and seems playful. I am intrigued. Discovered via ProductHunt. (But man, my version of To Round would look like a giant ball pit!)

(I am using TeuxDeux daily and it keeps me sane. Make it your browser landing page and you will stay organized throughout the day!)

Mama Bird

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Totally adorable t-shirts for parents.

Aufschnitt Textile Butchery

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Here’s a butcher I’d totally take my vegetarian friends to: Aufschnitt in Berlin is a textile butchery. Yeah, you read that right. Who wouldn’t want a bacon or ham pillow? Right?

Joe Gebbia: How Airbnb designs for trust

Joe Gebbia, the co-founder of Airbnb, bet his whole company on the belief that people can trust each other enough to stay in one another’s homes. Here’s his story!

Please Support Our CreativeMornings Kickstarter

Full disclosure: I am not someone that asks for help easily, writing this post has me feeling all the feels:

On Friday my team and I launched a Kickstarter campaign to support and celebrate our 1,500 CreativeMornings volunteers around the world. Every month, they pour time and heart into each and every event, which are open to anyone, at no cost. They passionately and tirelessly fuel this engine of generosity.

Just last year alone, we hosted over 1,600 events, in over 50 countries. Did I say CreativeMornings events are free? As in ZERO DOLLARS? And come with free breakfast? Free coffee? And even hugs?

We often try to imagine how many lives CreativeMornings must have touched. How many people found new jobs? New friends? Spouses? Or simply a place where to feel safe and understood. My team and I believe in the power of meeting up, in the power of creating a safe, kind space to share and connect.

Have you ever been inspired by a CreativeMornings event? Or watched our talks online? Then please, consider donating to our Kickstarter which will help us put on our bi-annual Organizer Summit. It’s a two day chance for all volunteers around the world to get together and compare notes, learn from each other and make your local events better.

We put together some pretty neat rewards, have a look. If you have ever been touched by a CreativeMornings event, please consider giving back.

And, if your company might be interested in sponsoring our Summit, and in that case, be invited to participate and meet our hosts from around the world, please email us!

Thank you! (/ Exhale)

UMA Sound Lantern

UMA Sound Lantern

A lantern and Bluetooth speaker in one. Nice!

Raise Your Game

“When we raise our game aesthetically, we elevate it morally and spiritually as well.”
― Steven Pressfield

From the book Turning Pro.

Zero Waste Cashmere Bangles

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I was recently gifted a pair of these Zero Waste Chashmere Bangles and I am loving them. They are made of 100% cashmere scraps. Each piece is unique and hand sewn in Brooklyn. Two thumbs up.

Friday Link Pack

Gregory Porter: A Lion In The Subway

MONEY WORRIES? How to Worry Less

Google Photos on iOS just became a whole lot useful for iPhone 6S users.

– Ever had to look for a logo of a company? Instant Logo Search helps you find and download them instantly.

– Wow! I want to take take this IDEO workshop led by CEO Tim Brown: Leading for Creativity
– I hope this is not how my design team experiences me: CEO Helps Design Team

100 male agency staffers read heartbreaking quotes from their female co-workers

A cast iron skillet that is lighter than a MacBook Pro? YES!

– The New York Times has a new page featuring all Trending Articles.

– Thai artist ceates Ghostly 3D Paintings on layers of fine netting

– Lisa Lahey, Harvard Lecturer and co-founder of Minds at Work studies why we say we want to change — when we really don’t.

Everything Siri can do for you and your Apple TV (via)

– How to make a Sushi Burrito.

5 Types of Personal Projects

Japanese cat using the washing machine as its own spinning exercise wheel. Made me smile.

– “When powerful people are gentle with children (usually their own), they reassure us that they understand vulnerability and know how to be sweet towards weakness.” On Children and Power

Try some of these email lead-ins when what you really need is response, not a bunch of crickets chirping on the other end.

Monotype Type Foundry created a typeface from Quentin Blake’s distinctive handwriting.

– Here’s what fruits and vegetables looked like before we domesticated them (via)

Seth Godin’s next altMBA Program is currently taking applications. I only heard good things.

25 Alkaline-Promoting Foods

– The cat’s out of the bag: Tattly is launching a scented tattoo line in collaboration with Agilex Fragrances.

– Southleft is looking to hire a web designer. It’s a remote position so you can apply from anywhere in the USA.

– Have you ever been inspired by a CreativeMornings talk? Here’s your chance to give back.

Conversation with Adam Grant

Absolutely fantastic interview with Adam Grant in which he speaks on Successful Givers, Toxic Takers, and the Life We Spend at Work.

If you are not familiar with his book Give and Take, I suggest you put it on your radar. One of my all-time favorites.

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This photo series by Aaron Tilley and Kyle Bean made me hold my breath…