DIY Tattly Ornaments

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My team surprised me with these DIY Tattly Holiday ornaments. I squealed! Nic wrote a step-by-step guide on how to make them! This makes me so happy! (Reminds me of the eggs I decorated a while back)

What We Love

“We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.”
– Goethe

(via)

Make Your Mark

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There’s no other book series I am more excited about than the one by 99u. Every single one so far has been rock solid, full of super-useful, actionable advice. Volume Three, Make Your Mark launches tomorrow and I am lucky enough to have gotten my hands on an early copy. (And was delighted to discover that Shane Snow wrote a chapter for the book that talks about how we try to sprinkle some love in all things we do at Tattly!)

The contributor list is super impressive; Keith Yamashita, Seth Godin, Jane ni Dhulchaointigh, John Maeda just to mention a few. There’s nothing I value more than advice and insights from people that are doers, getting their hands dirty, building and defining companies, making it all happen.

Make Your Mark, and the two other books in the 99u series, are business books for makers, not managers. In Make Your Mark Jocelyn and her team tapped 21 leading entrepreneurs and experts to share their best practices for launching a purpose-driven business, refining your product, delighting your customers, inspiring your team—and ultimately—making something that matters.

You can pre-order the book here or share the best advice you’ve ever been given in a comment below to enter this week’s Make Your Mark book give-away. 10 winners will be randomly chosen by the end of the week and will receive a copy. Yay! UPDATE: You can still share your best advice but the give-away has ended.

And yes, hell just froze over; Nine years in, this is my first ever give-away on this blog. That’s how much I love (!) this book series.

Friday Link Pack

How to make a paper airplane that flies far

53 New York Times Videos teach essential cooking techniques: From poaching eggs to shucking oysters

The Disease of Being Busy

Kevin Bacon Explains the ’80s to Millennials

Coolest (dancing) little one.

An Architect’s Tips For Turning The Living Room Into An Epic Pillow Fort (via)

Robot Battery Pack

– “When I ask, “How are you?” that is really what I want to know. I am not asking how many items are on your to-do list, nor asking how many items are in your inbox. I want to know how your heart is doing, at this very moment…” The Disease of Being Busy

This Chrome extension lets you play back all the changes you’ve made in a Google Doc.

– What a beauty: The Horse Leather Watch

Cranberries: How Does It Grow?

– Artist Bea Camacho Will Knit Herself into a Yarn Cocoon at the ICA

The Uber Story

A to X Writing Advice, Courtesy of Copy Chief Benjamin Dreyer

– Love these hanging shellyfish plants.

“When entrepreneurs say they hate working for big companies, it’s not because they can’t deal with the obstacles. It’s because they perceive the best case scenario as being a waste of time. They see a better opportunity outside the system.” Entrepreneurial Compensation by Trevor Owens (via)

I Love Typography reviews some great new font releases.

– Thought provoking article by Jurgen Appelo: Pay People for Commitment, Not for Time or Results

– Team CreativeMornings is hiring a Content Curator and a Community Coordinator

– Psst… have you seen these metallic Tattly?

The Floyd Utility Set

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Next year we’re moving our co-working space to Boerum Hill (I’ll announce details soon) and I am considering using the The Floyd Utility Set as a table system for the lounge area. They turn any flat surface into a table. Supercool!

The Things You Do Often

“For many things, your attitudes came from actions that led to observations that led to explanations that led to beliefs. Your actions tend to chisel away at the raw marble of your persona, carving into being the self you experience from day to day. It doesn’t feel that way, though. To conscious experience, it feels as if you were the one holding the chisel, motivated by existing thoughts and beliefs. It feels as though the person wearing your pants performed actions consistent with your established character, yet there is plenty of research suggesting otherwise. The things you do often create the things you believe.”
– Benjamin Franklin

From this Brain Pickings post.

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Typegenius

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Typegenius helps you find the perfect combo of typefaces. Helpful!

(via Kary)

Tinybop Homes

Team Tinybop has been hustling: They just launched their third app, illustrated by Tuesday Bassen, called Homes.

It allows you to explore four unique homes around the world, from NYC to Mongolia. Wander in, cook, and play. You can investigate the utilities but watch out for wires spark and tubs overflowing…

The best part, you’re totally allowed to make a mess! Or clean up, with help from a curious cat. What I love the most is that you can personalize each space with your photos and drawings; see yourself in mirrors.

I love the Human Body and Plants, but Homes is definitely my favorite Tinybop baby so far. Try it!

Print by Stina Persson

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I am a bit on a Stina Persson roll this week: Stina just launched a brand new print over on Wonderwall. Would make a good Tattly as well, no?

♥ / Home Exchange for Creatives Only

A big thank you to Behomm for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

Travel for free staying in tasteful homes of like-minded people.

@swissmiss: “How often do you come across a website that makes you jump out of your seat of excitement? I just did: Behomm is a house swap website for designers and visual artists only. The homes featured on the site are stunning, absolutely breathtaking. I am a big believer in house swaps, we do it every year with ‘friends of friends’ in Switzerland. You know: I stay at your house while you stay at my house.”

Beautiful Homes. Our members share their love for beauty. We have tasteful homes in all sizes, small to large (aesthetics has nothing to do with luxury!).

Much More Secure. Membership is by invitation-only. Unlike other sites, we do not allow anonymous registrations.

Already 1100 Members. In just 1 year and a half. A fast growing community.

Now Free 1 Year Trial. Apply for an invitation at Behomm.com

Watercolor Butterflies

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Stina Persson’s new watercolor Butterfly Tattly make me all kinds of happy.

When Panorama Photography Goes Wrong

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These Panorama Photography Accidents made me laugh.

Social Solitude: In a Nutshell

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SVA Product of Design Student Eden Lew created Nutshell, aimed at reducing stress and providing a kind of respite from urban life. It’s a pod-inspired platform for productive break-taking.

I’d use it. Read more.

(Thanks Allan)

Idioms of The World

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Love these visualizations by Matt Lindley illustrating several strange idioms from around the world.

Come on Little Trademark, Time for Your Walk

(via Rob)

Jessica Lawrence: On leading

I truly enjoyed this recent POP Tech talk by Jessica Lawrence in which she shares what she has learned about leadership from early teenage miscues through her tenure with the Girl Scouts of the USA and on to running NY Tech Meetup, the world’s largest meetup with over 40,000 members.

Stay-Brella

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Stay-Brella: a stable umbrella designed by Nendo. Smart.

Friday Link Pack

In case you’ve never seen Playtime, you should.

– This 4-Port Sliding Smart Hub instantly adds four extra USB ports where there once was one.

– First the Floyd Table, now the Floyd Shelf.

– Seriously touching: Woman Photoshops Herself Into Her Mom’s Childhood Pictures For Touching Photo Series

– What a bummer! United Pixelworkers is closing shop.

– I think I know what I am getting G for the holidays: The Access Case.

It’s a mitten, it’s a flask. It made me laugh!

– Making cupcakes that look like ice cream cones

– Six stretches for people who sit at desks

– I am dreaming of driving a snazzy stick shift on these windy roads.

– I just discovered The Sweet Home and
The Wire Cutter. What rock did I hide under?

Storest – a seriously adorable app for kids to play store.

DIY Cardboard Airstream

Apple Power Mac G5 Bench.

– Love the look of this Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A2 Bluetooth speaker.

SurgeProtector helps you call an Uber to the nearest location without surge pricing.

– I love this Cardboard Mushroom.

This lake cabin! A dream!

The Language of Lying: Animated Primer on How to Detect Deception

The 3 Most Valuable Leadership Traits according to Simon Sinek

Microscopic photo of vinyl record grooves

NeoCover is a standard light switch cover that has super-strong rare earth neodymium magnets inside, and that allows you to hang your keys, favorite pen, or even tools from it.

– I grew up with a ski lift in front of my door on the Swiss country side. I used to go night skiing as a kid, granted without LED lights. Oh, the memories.

– This phone case/stand made me giggle.

– Come work with me and team CreativeMornings: We are looking to hire a Content Curator and Community Coordinator.

♥ / Yearlight Calendar — Daylight, Twilight, Moonlight, & You

A big thank you to Bradley Pitts Studio for sponsoring this week of my RSS Feed.

The Yearlight Calendar is a site-specific calendar made-to-order for your location. Beautiful visualizations display the timing of sunrise, sunset, dawn, and dusk, every day of the year. Available for any location on Earth from Brooklyn-based artist Bradley Pitts.

As seen at the Guggenheim, New Museum, and Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum.


(Interested in sponsoring a week of my RSS feed, learn more here.)

Mac Premo – Stuff Maker

Mac Premo from Bas Berkhout on Vimeo.

My studiomate and friend Bas Berkhout just released this beauty of a mini documentary on Mac Premo. Mac is one of the most talented creative forces I know here in Brooklyn. You might know Mac for his art, his video on Oliver Jeffers or for the most recent U2 video, Ordinary Love. He’s a force of nature. I hugely admire his artistic courage and talent.

Thank you Bas for giving us this honest, raw glimpse into Mac’s life.

Yours Truly on Good Life Project

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure to be interviewed by Johnathan Fields, force behind the wonderful Good Life Project. Here’s our conversation:

Slope iPad Stand

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Slope by Dekke is the most beautiful iPad stand I have seen to date. It uses suction, taking inspiration from the suction mechanism in the toe pads of the Gecko lizard!

Old Masters

Old Masters

After 80, some people don’t retire. They reign.