Hakanaï

Hakanaï is the union of two Japanese characters—one meaning “man” and the other “dream”—used to define the ephemeral and the fragile. In this dreamlike environment, a single dancer moves within a cube, interacting with the images projected on its walls, tracing arcing parabolas and sine waves with hands, arms, and feet.”

Coming to BAM in Brooklyn on March 20-22.

Tattly Does Good

The craziest thing you can do

Tattly recently started a new campaign called “Tattly Does Good”. They connect artists with not-for-profit organizations to create a Tattly which then will raise awareness and funds. In this case Tattly connected charity: water with artist Sean Tulgetske and the result is this design, called The Craziest Thing.

80% of the proceeds will go directly towards clean and safe drinking water in developing nations. You can do nothing, or you can wear this Tattly and feel great about it.

How to make hard choices

In this TED Talk Philosopher Ruth Chang speaks on how we we go about big hard choices the wrong way. Anyone who ever had a hard time making a difficult decision will enjoy this talk.

How To Peel An Egg

Tim Ferriss teaches us how to “peel” a hard-boiled egg.

(thanks Wesley)

Every Child’s Dream

While his wife was out shopping, YouTube prankster Roman Atwood filled the entire bottom floor of their house with plastic balls. I love this.

Michael Sydney Moore

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I just stumbled upon Michael Sydney Moore‘s work. It’s breathtaking. Michael is a 23 year old oil painter working out of his studio in London. His most recent work is centered around high-realism in portraiture. Can you believe the above portrait is a painting?

His work is so labor intensive that he only gets to produce 8-10 pieces a year. I admire Michael’s ability to focus and his endurance.

Friday Link Pack

With beautiful insight, Elizabeth Gilbert reflects on why success can be as disorienting as failure and offers a simple — though hard — way to carry on, regardless of outcomes.

– Love this jewelry line called Tiro Tiro.

Animated GIF of David Bowie hairstyles.

– Woah: How to outsource your life.

– Here’s an app that will teach your kids what it was like, taking photos, back in the day, before we had digital: The WhiteAlbum App lets you take 24 photos and see them for the first time when they’re delivered to your door.

– A Digital Reconstruction of Washington D.C. in 1814

Emoji Type is a custom keyboard that autosuggests emojis as you type.

– Sebastian Errazuriz is turning Times Square into one giant yawnfest.

-The 99U Quarterly Is Now Available for Purchase

– What happens when a group of talented and driven people come together to solve problems – Swarm is the future ideas. (via David)

– Dreaming of this coffee table called Tablo.

– Netdiver is back after a 5 year hiatus: Best of the Year 2014

Stunning Storage Containers by Stelton.

– Study: “smartest” teams have more women, communicate a ton, participate equally, possess good emotion-reading skills. Why Some Teams Are Smarter Than Others (via)

– Breathtaking photos of a flipped iceberg that looks like a giant floating gem

– Learn something new every day with Wikipedia’s Randompage

Design Ah!, a Japanese TV series that teaches kids to look at reality “like a designer”.

– Look at the staircase in this place. A total nightmare for living with little kids, but stunning nonetheless.

11 TED Talks on Success.

– Wildcard is looking for a Designer.

– Which Metallic Tattly is your favorite?

What’s your Favorite Newsletter?

Earlier today I asked my tweeps about their favorite newsletters. I discovered so many interesting looking new ones in the replies. Do you have a favorite?

Maroon 5 Crashes Weddings

I would have been totally ok with Maroon 5 crashing my wedding. Also, I admit, this made me cry.

James Victore Print Set

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I am so happy to see that James Victore and Holstee teamed up and created these beautiful letterpress prints.

Dancers by Jeffrey Vanhoutte

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Stunning photography of dancers by Jeffrey Vanhoutte.

Silence

“There is the dumb silence of slumber or apathy… the fertile silence of awareness, pasturing the soul… the silence of peaceful accord with other persons or communion with the cosmos.”
– Paul Goodman

Paul Goodman on the Nine Kinds of Silence

+++ Rug

++ Rug

I wish I had a spot for this +++ rug.

Postbox

postbox

This old-school Postbox makes my heart go pitter patter. #wishlisted

30 Minutes Hourglass

30 minute hourglass

Earlier this month, my friend Jen gifted me a beautiful 30min hourglass. It’s a beauty just to look at, but also oh-so-helpful for someone like me who would like to improve focus. I admit, I get easily distracted by the world around me and the always tempting internet.

I now use the hourglass to implement the idea of the Pomodoro Technique. It works! (It’s hard though!)

Struck By A Rainbow

This made me laugh.

(Thanks Bas)

Ship Your Enemies Glitter

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Every now and then, I stumble upon a business idea that makes me laugh out loud and nearly spill my coffee, Ship Your Enemies Glitter is one of them. As a parent of crafty little ones, I can fully attest that glitter is the most annoying thing that anyone could spill in your house.

(via Thierry)

24 hours without complaining

no complaining

Can you go 24 hours without complaining? Let’s do this.

Stylish Sweeper and Funnel

Sweeper and funnel

This sweeper and funnel is a beauty. And yes, it’s crazy to spend $70 on something trivial like this, but it would sure make me happy every time I used it.

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Friday Link Pack

Given how cold it is here in NYC, I totally feel this dog’s love for being blow dried.

– It was a real pleasure being interviewed by Jess Lively. You can listen to the podcast here.

– We all need a Banana Phone Headset. Right?

The Best Art Tattoos of All Time

– Recently some folks at the New York Public Library discovered a box containing old reference questions from the 1940s to 1980s. Talk about a Time Before Google!

– Always wondered what a pigeon brain looked like. Glad I learned something today by discovering this anatomical model.

– Beautiful seaside geometric print over on Present & Correct.

– Pretty cool looking height ruler wall chart.

Pizza Cat. Made me laugh.

Super slow-motion video of snowballs smashing into faces.

Sushi Socks.

– Stunningly minimal thermo cups. #want

– It’s ok to hate your spouse for 10 minutes a day.

– Did you know? Now Is the Best Time to Renew Your Passport

– Every Gmail user’s dealt with this annoyance: You’re writing an email, you copy and paste some text from another page, and the text’s formatting comes along for the ride. Then everything you type after that is formatted the same. Here’s how you can fix that.

– Who doesn’t want to watch a panda cub tumble down a snowy hill?!

– Thinking of getting a barcode tattoo? Read this.

– “Do you know how babies are made?” That moment parents talk to their kids about sex for the first time.

– Make Homemade “Mozzarella Sticks” with a Waffle Iron

– I started using Woof and I love it.

– Eventbrite in San Francisco is looking to hire a Senior UI Designer.

You deserve to take space up in this world.

Plant Talkers Plant Labels

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These Plant Labels made me laugh.

A Teen’s Take on Social Media

“Facebook is something we all got in middle school because it was cool but now is seen as an awkward family dinner party we can’t really leave.”

You’re a parent or simply interested in how teenagers and young adults use Social Media? Read this post. It’s written by Andrew Watts, a 19 year old. Such insights. Fascinating!

(via Mark)

emoji.ink

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Now you can draw with emojis. My daughter’s head will explode when I show her this later tonight.