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!
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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!
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
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!
“Whatever the problem, be part of the solution. Don’t just sit around raising questions and pointing out obstacles.”
“…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
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.
“A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.”
– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Thoughts on navigating the open sea of knowledge by Maria Popova.