The Sacrificial Chair is designed to replace ‘that chair’ in your bedroom that is constantly covered in clothes. Made me smile.
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Steve Larosiliere is a dear friend of mine and a person I truly admire: He is the founder and president of STOKED, an award winning development organization for underserved youth that seeks to inspire these teens through action sports.
In this CreativeMornings talk from November 2014 in New York City, Steve speaks about the chances he’s been given in life — about the things that happened to him and the things that happened because of him — and how each one informed his mission to close the opportunity gap and pay it forward in his community.
Have a listen. It’s well worth it.
Five years ago today, Cameron, Evan and I announced TeuxDeux, a simple, design-y to-do app. (Cameron’s very first product video still puts a huge smile on my face. Keep in mind, the app UI has changed since then…)
TeuxDeux was born over a lunch conversation where I shared my vision of a calendar based to-app and 3 days later we had a working prototype. 5 years and several updates and revisions later, TeuxDeux is helping keep thousands of happy user stay organized.
The secret is to keep TeuxDeux as your browser landing page, so every time you open a browser window you are being reminded what you should be working on. Organize your to-do’s on our simple, list based calendar view. Cross off what you’ve completed and whatever you don’t cross off, will automatically move to the next day. You can also create your custom ‘someday’ columns on the bottom area for the things that you just need to get out of your head. And, take your to-do’s with you on the go, with our iPhone app.
Happy 5th birthday TeuxDeux. I don’t know what I would do without you.
Joshua Foer demonstrates a visual technique for being able to easily memorize and recall large amounts of information such as the first 100 digits of Pi.
Quartz asked 40 leaders in art, business, fashion, science and social justice the question: What’s the best gift you’ve ever received? (Really well done with the exception of the giant Rolex Ads in between)
What’s the best gift you’ve ever received? Mine was a print by an artist I love.
While I don’t think it’s all that practical, this magazine rack sure has some serious sculptural qualities.
“And suddenly you know: It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.”
― Meister Eckhart
Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about the ways in which logic and creativity enhance one another.
How would you react if someone told you that you’re beautiful? Shea Glover, a highschool student from Chicago, conducted a social experiment to find out.
Thanks to my friends at the Type Directors Club for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.
The Type Directors Club TDC62 Communication and Typeface Design Competitions Call for Entries is open.
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The competition is open to professionals and students for works produced or published during 2015. Entries can be submitted in more than 20 categories! Enter by December 11th, 2015 and avoid late fees.
I am really excited over the launch of our CreativeMornings GIF Channel. I include GIFs in my emails regularly. I find them often way more efficient as words. They bring lightness and fun to what otherwise would be a very serious and dry message.
HHIPP: “Radical candor is humble, it’s helpful, it’s immediate, it’s in person — in private if it’s criticism and in public if it’s praise — and it doesn’t personalize.”
Fantastic read: Radical Candor — The Surprising Secret to Being a Good Boss
Last Friday team Tattly launched a collaboration with Sesame Street! (Yes, my head is nearly exploding!)
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With this supercut, van Dijkhuizen uses a segment from Toy Story director Andrew Stanton‘s TED Talk to play over clips from Pixar’s movies, reminding us of all the great things they’ve done for storytelling and animation.
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