Never Forget To…

Enjoy the process

Never forget to enjoy the process. No matter what you do. Beautiful lettering work by Sean Tulgetske, who I’ve just discovered thanks to this stunning Charity Water Mural.

Net Neutrality Pins

Net Neutrality Pins

Show your support for a free and open internet by buying Tumblr’s Net Neutrality Pin and putting small holes in your shirt. You’ll be making a stand against internet slow lanes and look good doing it. Well done, Dan Blackman!

(I already have one and love it!)

Make Your Mark

Make your Mark

I can’t wait to get my hands on 99u’s latest book: Make Your Mark, a business book for makers, not managers. (I just pre-ordered a copy!) If you’re not familiar with 99u books, I recommend you check them out. The first two volumes are Manage your day-today and Maximize your potential. Continuously impressed by what 99u puts out!

It’s A Month

This giant calendar called It’s A Month made me laugh! Totally backing this Kickstarter. Well done, Dave!

♥ / Elmastudio WordPress Themes

A big thank you to Elmastudio for sponsoring this week of my RSS Feed.

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Lost GoPro

I just had chills when my studiomate Bas told me the story of the above video. What you see is the footage of his GoPro that he lost 1.5 years ago while filming this Like Knows Like video.

The GoPro fell off Kelsey’s surfboard and waited over a year on the ocean floor to be discovered by a young scuba diver called Carlo Fezzi. Carlo posted a still from the movie on Instagram, someone recognized the guy and tagged him. And just like that, the internet came to the rescue!

I am simply amazed that the camera held up all this time. Quite a testament to their quality. The GoPro marketing team should be all over this story!

I love the internet so much.

Cheap Art

cheap art

Here’s an interesting new project by the folks of Krrb: Cheap Art features local classifieds dedicated to buying and selling artwork priced under $1,000. The idea is based off the Bread and Puppet Cheap Art Manifesto. The folks behind Cheap Art believe art should be available to everyone, not just the privileged. The ‘Cheap’ in ‘Cheap Art’ is not meant to degrade the value of art but rather celebrate the everyday consumption of it. They believe walls don’t need to be decorated with mass-produced prints from Ikea, but rather original works created by our neighbors. Check it out: buycheapart.com

A Tale of Two Bridges

With thousands of bridges in New York State deemed structurally deficient, there are two choices: repair or rebuild. The 60-year-old Tappan Zee Bridge and the Brooklyn Bridge are the latest examples. Read the story.

(via organized wonder)

Seatylock

Seatylock

Seatylock is a bike seat that doubles as a bike lock. Brilliant.

(via Jonny)

Play House

bungalow play home

The Land of Nod folks keep coming out with the coolest stuff for kids. They never cease to impress me. Check out this Bungalow Play Home. My kids would go nutty over this.

The Dancing Traffic Light

As a NYC mom, concerned about my kids’ street safety, I love the dancing traffic light concept. And how surprising that this is an idea by smart, the car company.

(via)

A Secret Bookstore in New York City

This secret bookstore is just one of the many examples why I love NYC so much. I have so much respect for Michael Seidenberg, force behind Brazenwood Books.

(via Njeri and Open Culture)

Stackable Candles by Andrej Urem

Au collection Candle

My friend Jen gifted me this stunning Brooklyn made candle yesterday. It’s the design of Andrej Urem, who hand pours them here in the Gowanus area of Brooklyn. He has several designs that interlock, which means you can stack them. Not sure that’s practical but it sure is fun. Check out the entire collection and don’t let yourself deter you from the low-quality photography on his site. The candles are stunning!

Friday Link Pack

In this CreativeMornings talk Dallas Clayton shares what he calls ‘kid lessons,’ bite-size lessons that make your life and the lives of the people around you better.

Rainbow tape dispenser. If this doesn’t put a smile on your face I don’t know what will.

– I *loved* this conversation at 99u between Jason Fried and Scott Heiferman.

10 Foreign Words We Need in English

– Thinking of switching mobile carriers? Check Sensorly for “unbiased” coverage maps of AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, and even smaller companies like Metro PCS and US Cellular. (via Kottke)

Cyber-Seniors: You’re Never Too Old For The Internet

Poligon is a collection of foldable metal sculptures inspired by the animal kingdom which you sculpt into their final shape yourself.

Electric Powered Wakeboard. Way cool.

Photographs of sightseers in the USA from the 1970s and 1980s

The Evolution of Peggy Olson (Mad Men Supercut) (via)

– During a super short trip to Switzerland last week I noticed three Japanese ladies taking Selfie after Selfie with the help of a Selfie Click Stick. They were traveling together yet took photos of themselves. Odd.

– Schiller’s X1 lets you ride a bike on water, sort of.

– Currently reading and thoroughly enjoying: Give and Take

– I dig this little guy.

– These SUMO Egg Cups made me laugh.

Anatomical Frog Brain Model. Why not?

Duolingo – an interesting model for free language learning. You learn and at the same time help translate.

This small white desk is quite beautiful. (And unusual looking.)

Construction of the Flatiron Building, New York, ca. 1902.

– I am seriously tempted to buy this Panda (?) Bear Sweater for my four year old.

Realistic looking Dorito Pin. Totally useless but made me laugh.

– Mike Monteiro gives good advice on what to avoid when presenting designs to a client.

– Great post by Joanna Goddard on 10 lessons she learned in her career.

– This Enamel Baking Set is seriously beautiful.

– A desk is becoming available at my DUMBO based co-working space Studiomates in November. Email desk (at) swiss-miss.com if interested.

– My friend Maggie Doyne, founder of Blink Now is looking to hire a Director of Development.

20 under 20

20 under 20

Love what Flickr is doing with 20 under 20: They combed Flickr for young artists and worked with a panel of judges to nominate and award 20 as the 20 most talented young photographers on Flickr.

Solution

“Whatever the problem, be part of the solution. Don’t just sit around raising questions and pointing out obstacles.”
—Tina Fey

15 Career Tips from Smart Women.

The Only Note To Self

“…This is the only note to self: other people are real. That’s all there is to learn. It takes forever, but you can start now.”

The Only Note To Self, by Frank Chimero

Steve Powers

I consider Steve Powers a Brooklyn typography superhero. The building featured in this video is directly outside my apartment building. It makes me smile every time I walk by.

Rush Hour

RUSH HOUR from Black Sheep Films on Vimeo.

(Thanks Dominie)

Leadership as Storytelling

Some interesting thoughts on leadership and storytelling by John Maeda. Are you subscribing to his Tinyletter newsletter? If not, you should. One of my favorites.

Hold Them Together

“A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.”
– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Felt Popsicles

Felt iCe Cream

I love felt and I love ice cream. Two thumbs up for Freezy Dream Treats.

Navigating the Open Sea of Knowledge

Thoughts on navigating the open sea of knowledge by Maria Popova.

Do One Thing Well

Do One Thing Well

Do One Thing Well. It’s Enough. Is it?