Sacrificial Chair

Sacrificial Chair

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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CreativeMornings Podcast: Steve Larosiliere

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.

Export your Rdio Playlists

Conservatorio

Are you as bummed as I am over the recently announced shut-down of Rdio? So was Aaron Bockover, who channeled his frustration into building a tool called Conservatorio that lets you safely export your playlists from Rdio.

(via Amrit)

Happy 5th Birthday TeuxDeux

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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.

How To Easily Recall Large Amounts of Information

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.

Best Gift Ever

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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.

(via Kottke)

Magazine Rack

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While I don’t think it’s all that practical, this magazine rack sure has some serious sculptural qualities.

Beginnings

“And suddenly you know: It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.”
― Meister Eckhart

Persistence

Anthony Burrill Print

Love this new print by Anthony Burrill. (My favorite print by him is still this one.)

Creativity and Science Coming Together

Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about the ways in which logic and creativity enhance one another.

You Are Beautiful

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.

Friday Link Pack

People of Nowhere from Lior Sperandeo on Vimeo.

– “Radical candor is humble, it’s helpful, it’s immediate, it’s in person and it doesn’t personalize.” Radical Candor — The Surprising Secret to Being a Good Boss

– Supercool: A Portable Room-In-A-Box By Juust Design

– Grow a Yeti Kit!

Jessica’s Procrastination Poster speaks the truth.

– What’s the Right Way To Make A Hot Toddy?

Delight is a mini screensaver for the browser, replacing the new tab with breathtaking HD videos.

– Who says Safety Glasses can’t be stylish?

Monster Project: Kids draw monsters, then artists from all over the world recreate them in their own styles! So much fun!

Google’s Offline Maps lets you see turn-by-turn directions, without Wi-Fi or a data connection. YES!

– Made me smile: Australian Shepherd stands absolutely still while his owner stacks doggie treats onto on his nose, head and feet.

This.

– This Pine Dowel Hanger is cool.

– Uhm, yes please, Geodesic Dome Tent for Kids.

– Meet the net mushroom or, Phallus Indusiatus!

– Annoying slideshow but beautiful idea: Father and son take the same photo every year for 30 years

– Hey OCD folks, here’s your perfect egg mold.

– “How to make it without Ikea” is an encyclopedic project on DIY.

– Come work with me and team Tattly. We’re hiring a Design Director.

Gym GIF

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This animated GIF showing simple workout moves made me chuckle.

(via Hirnverbrandt)

♥ / Get your work recognized globally!

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.

Enter your typographic focused design work into the world’s most prestigious typography competitions. The winning entries will be published in the annual Typography 37 and exhibited in eight traveling shows that tour worldwide including Seoul, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Taipei, London, Spain, France, Germany, Japan, Poland, and Russia. As well as at the 2016 ATypI and TypeCon conferences.

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.

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CreativeMornings GIF Channel

CreativeMornings GIF Channel

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.

We launched the GIF Channel with the help Freshbooks, one of our global partners. Check it out and submit your own GIFs! I did already.

Radical Candor

Radical Candor

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

(via Cindy)

Teaching Kids About Online Safety

This is a rather chilling educational piece by Think U Know on teaching kids about online safety.

(Thanks Miranda)

Sesame Street Tattly

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Last Friday team Tattly launched a collaboration with Sesame Street! (Yes, my head is nearly exploding!)

I am personally in love with Mr. Snuffleupagus but will wear a Cookie Monster any day! See all Sesame Street Tattly here. So much excitement for this collaboration! Please allow me a YAY!

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A Tribute to 20 Years of Masterful Storytelling from Pixar Animation

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.

Edible, but Ugly

To combat food waste, Imperfect Produce, a San Francisco Bay Area start-up, sells fresh fruits and vegetables that never make it to grocery store shelves.

(via Laughing Squid)

Bacon Ornament

Bacon Ornament

This is the Christmas Tree decoration of my dreams: Bacon Ornaments!

♥ / Postable

Thanks to my friends at Postable for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

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Fountain Pen

Fountain Pen

This fountain pen is a beauty. Yes, please!