“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”
– George Bernard Shaw
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I just installed a Orvibo Wi-Fi Smart Socket so I can turn on my A/C, cool down my apartment, when I am on my way home during the hot NYC summer days. The app is beautifully designed and easy to use. I am ready for you, summer!
Designed by Masaharu Asano, the standing coffee measure spoon stands up on its own both when not in use, but also if you need to put it down after scooping up a mound of beans. Beautiful and functional. The two criteria for (almost) everything entering my home.
“…Nothing new would be built if things were never broken. A wise man once said: there’s a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in. Get after that light.”
“You don’t need to save up the goodwill and encouragement you offer to others. It will be automatically replenished, and it pays dividends along the way.”
– Seth Godin
I can’t help but giggle looking at this electronic surf board. No waves needed.
Absolutely loving this deck of cards designed by sub rosa to help enable empathic thinking. I flipped through the cards and found countless uncomfortable questions. I foresee my next dinner party with friends will have lots of deep conversation. My favorite part: When you open the box, it reads “no small talk” on the lid. So good! The world needs this.
“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.”
― Thomas Jefferson
“The ability to perform deep work is becoming increasingly rare at exactly the same time it is becoming increasingly valuable in our economy. As a consequence, the few who cultivate this skill, and then make it the core of their working life, will thrive.”
– Cal Newport
From the book Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, via this post.
This planter design by Chen Chen & Kai Williams is brilliant AND beautiful as they have their own saucers integrated into the design! YES!
I remember the day my dad brought home our fist Mac. I was 11. Looking back now, the first control panel was a thing of beauty. Still cracking up over the turtle and bunny in the keyboard typing speed setting.
Anyone remember the game Frogger? I plaid for hours on end.
Last month, co-founder of Refinery29, Piera Gelardi, delivered an inspiring and actionable talk on living a courageous and creative life.
"Home is where my wifi connects automatically!" – my sister in Switzerland
— Tina Roth Eisenberg (@swissmiss) May 10, 2017
Vegetable Canvas is a photography series by designers Tessa Dóniga and Christian Baumgartner. Made me look. Also, garlic!
Super neat and retro 1970s pocket knives, for opening boxes and cutting paper. Each one measures 5.5cm.
The Portable Ultra Short Throw Projector made me look. As it easily rotates to project images or videos, it can turn any flat surface into a monitor, a movie wall or a work of art.