NNF Bike Lock

NNF Bike Lock

Now these are some nice looking Japanese bike locks.

New DoLectures Site

Do Lectures

DoLectures redesigned their site. Beautifully minimal! Go watch some talks.

Gold Passport Wallet

Gold passport wallet

I wouldn’t say no to this Gold Passport Wallet. #wishlisted

Side-Project Man

side-project man

Given that I believe in the importance of side-projects and in recognizing your own superpower, this illustration of Side-Project Man by Andy J. Miller made me chuckle.

Earth Patterns

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Lauren Manning collects Earth Patterns, spectacular satellite images of the planet found on Google Maps. Love this so much.

Roll Your T-Shirts for Efficient Packing

Fascinating tutorial on how to ‘roll’ your t-shirts in a way that they won’t crease and save space in your suitcase! Taken from this Lifehacker post on The Best Military Tricks to Make Your Daily Life Easier.

Shiner

SHiner

Chicago based Shiner takes photos off your Instagram feed and puts them into your life. Shiner turn your images into beautiful, ready-to-hang art. Jenn has two examples hanging over her desk. Looks really fantastic.

Playing Card Deck by Debbie Millman

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These limited edition playing cards designed by Debbie Millman made me look. Taking on every card as an empty canvas, Debbie Millman created 54 intimate works of art. Totally backing this. You?

More People Saying Less

“… It’s much easier to spend a lot of time making your microphone louder than it is working on making your message more compelling…

The path of chiming in is safe and easy and carries little apparent risk and less reward (for you and for your readers). Choosing to dig deep and say more, though, is where both risk and reward live.”
- Seth Godin

From this post: More people saying less (and a few more people saying more)

Remember to Drink Water

The refresh cap, by Vittel, pops up a tiny red flag every hour to prompt you to hydrate. When you put the bottle cap back on the bottle the timer automatically begins. So fun!

(thanks Sally)

Santtu Mustonen

Santtu Mustonen

Julia Rothman pointed me to Santtu Mustonen’s work. Isn’t this stunning?

Shine Craft Vessel

Shine Craft Vessel

How beautiful are these Shine Craft Vessels? The 64oz growlers are obviously designed and finished with the craft beer drinker in mind, but I totally want to use these as giant water bottles! They come in so many pretty colors!

Be Careful What You Wish For

Absolutely loved this talk by Keith Yamashita at the most recent PSFK conference: Be Careful What You Wish For. (And yes, I just blogged another talk by Keith in my Friday Link Pack! It’s Keith week!)

Kartoni

Kartoni

Kartoni: A foosball table made entirely from cardboard. Awesome.

(Thanks Newlyswissed)

Engraved Rolling Pins

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These engraved rolling pins made me smile. You can even get one custom made. Oh, the possibilities!

Vifa Copenhagen

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The Vifa Copenhagen Bluetooth speaker is all kinds of beautiful.

Sincere Emotion

“Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary.”
- Mark Twain

♥ / Haptic Lab

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

Haptic Lab makes intricate kites, quilts and furniture that combine new technologies with traditional craft techniques — infusing a sense of play and timelessness into everything they make. Like a cane that safely guides someone down the sidewalk, Haptic Lab projects are tools for sensation.


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

Friday Link Pack (on Sunday)

When the your team is faced with adversity does it stand strong and act boldly or does it crumble under pressure? Based on his work with over 1000 teams, Keith Yamashita shares his insights about great collaborative environments including: have an awareness beyond your day-to-day, respect the unique talents of your team members, and actively cultivate meaningful one-on-one relationships.

- “Everything is transient, have multiple backup plans.” Working In China, by Shannon Fagan

- We could totally use one of these microfiber display cleaners at Studiomates.

- Live in a city and miss the feeling of walking over grass? These flip flops are for you.

- Ella (8) would totally love this drawing robot.

- Seeing my kids run around with Sharpies in my house surely gets my heart rate up. I know I am not alone. So, these plush Sharpies would make for a good gift to freak fellow non-Sharpie-loving parents out.

- The anonymous students sneak into a classroom each week and create a masterpiece out of nothing but chalk. Stunning.

- Cotton & Flax sells some really lovely pillows.

- Interesting scotch tape dispenser design.

- Gi Bike is a light, full-size, electric folding bike.

- CARROT Fit, a hilarious fitness app designed to make getting fit suck so much less.

- 10 animated social media facts and statistics in USA you should know in 2014.

- Stackable wooden animals.

- With this modular furniture, quickly transition from desk to drafting table, to standing table to easel!

- Love this student project at Lausanne’s EPFL university: Moon over Lausanne.

- Star Wars paper toys.

- Cloud coat hangers.

- Get unstuck. Your in the moment digital coach.

- Freedom is an app that locks you away from the ‘net. If online distractions kill your productivity, Freedom could be the best 10 dollars you’ll ever spend.

- The editors of American Scholar have chosen “Ten Best Sentences”.

- Alain de Botton on Pessimism

- Tattly launched the Inspirational Set.

- Dwell is looking to hire a Digital Product Designer

♥ / Edward Tufte, Presenting Data and Information, 1-day course

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

EDWARD TUFTE, PRESENTING DATA AND INFORMATION
Bethesda, June 3
Arlington, June 5, 6
Portland, August 4
Seattle, August 5, 6
Denver, August 11

EDWARD TUFTE, THE COGNITIVE ART OF FEYNMAN DIAGRAMS
Art exhibit at Fermilab Art Gallery, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL, April 15 – June 26.

www.edwardtufte.com

Photojojo Human Sized Prints

human sized prints

Photojojo now offers Human Sized Prints made on industrial printers typically used for architectural and engineering work. That’s why they call them Engineer Prints. Print your photo in halftone black and white ink on extra-light 20lb bond at a whopping 4 feet wide! Once it’s done it ships free, rolled nice and neat for just $25.

Enamel Pin Correspondence Set

ENAMEL PIN CORRESPONDENCE SET

City of Industry has been launching new pins. Love them all.

Wanted: CreativeMornings Design Intern

CreativeMornings Design Intern

Team CreativeMornings is looking for a paid summer design intern.

50 Ways to Get a Job

50 ways to get a job that makes good

50 Ways to Get a Job is the brainchild of Dev Aujila, co-author of Making Good. The site breaks down your job hunt into actionable to-do items. Smart.

(Thanks Jerri)