I find this Dot Desk over on the Land of Nod quite charming. Perfect for a small corner desk in a small apartment.
1. You should attempt to re-express your target’s position so clearly, vividly, and fairly that your target says, “Thanks, I wish I’d thought of putting it that way.
2. You should list any points of agreement (especially if they are not matters of general or widespread agreement).
3. You should mention anything you have learned from your target.
4. Only then are you permitted to say so much as a word of rebuttal or criticism.
- Daniel Dennet
From this brain pickings blog post.
Last week Tattly launched the brand new SUPER SET whiche contains their top 100 super sellers! Plus a bonus “Super” Tattly by Oliver Jeffers! The Super Set is enclosed in a sturdy, shiny, hinged-lid tin with “Super” screen printed by Brooklyn-based Haven Press.
A big thank you to Edward Tufte for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.
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Portland, August 4
Seattle, August 5, 6
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Seattle, August 7
Three years ago today I posted about the launch of Tattly. Today, we have a team of 14 shipping orders around the world. Never in a million years would I have imagined Tattly would grow the way it did. Talk about a humbling experience!
To celebrate the occasion, we will take 50% off your order with discount code TATTLY3. This sale lasts as long as a Tattly – up to 5 days! Happy our Tattly birthday to you!
“Knowledge is power, but enthusiasm pulls the switch.”
– Ivern Ball
A big thank you to Real Thread for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.
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“Outside the room nobody really knows or even cares about your grand vision. Instead, your product is all there is.”
- Albert Wenger
From this article: Your Product Is All There Is
‘Flying Formation’ is a series of digital photo collages by Shaun Kardinal of birds flying in precise geometric formations.
Ebay announced yesterday that they would be “sunsetting” Svpply. On August 31, it will be no more. They’ve been considerate and provided Svpply users an option to export their data. If you are logged in to Svpply, you can go to your settings page and hit the “Export your account” link at the bottom to get your stuff (if your export fails you might need help from this).
Svpply is being shut down and that sucks. Let’s get together and make a new one. I am backing this Kickstarter.
oon by OKUM is a stunningly beautiful multi-outlet power cord. Totally wish listed.
“Criticism is a privilege that you earn — it shouldn’t be your opening move in an interaction…
The notion that the only way you can critically engage with a person’s ideas is to take a shot at them, is to be openly critical — this is actually nonsense. Some of the most effective ways in which you deal with someone’s idea are to treat them completely at face value, and with an enormous amount of respect. That’s actually a faster way to engage with what they’re getting at than to lob grenades in their direction…
If you’re going to hold someone to what they believe, make sure you accurately represent what they believe.”
- Malcolm Gladwell
From this Brain Pickings post: Malcolm Gladwell on criticism, tolerance, and changing your mind