Well, that just put my day into perspective. Thanks, Neil deGrasse Tyson.
IKEA came out with this incredibly adorable cardboard kids market stand. It’s a mere $15. Imagine the fun to be had.
A big thank you to Megadeluxe for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.
The brand new Megadeluxe store showcases artists, designers and craftsmen who have a passion for speed, sport and design. It also features one-of-a-kind finds such as vintage watches, art and objects. Items that have a tested pedigree & patina (“perfect imperfection” is what team Megadeluxe likes to call it).
This month the site features famed automotive illustrator Peter Hutton, offering select limited edition pieces of his work. Also available are The Lost Drag Racing Photos of Robert Carter. Most of his photos of 1960′s drag races in England have never been seen by the public.
Megadeluxe. For the Love of Speed, Sport & Design.
I am all for multifunctional furniture like this kids ping pong table gone coffee table gone chalk board surface by Huzi.
“The thing that doesn’t fit is the thing that is most interesting.”
- Richard Feynman
(via Brain Pickings)
(thank you Keef)
- Diego Stocco created another sound experiment, this time including leaves and a turntable.
- David Bowie Releases a Collection of His Vintage Videos Online. Pure Gold.
- An overview of CRM tools.
- According to a BBC survey there are seven different social classes. These range from the “elite” at the top, distinguished by money, connections and rarefied cultural interests, to the “precariat” at the bottom, characterized by lack of money, lack of connections and unrarefied cultural interests. Multiplying the Old Divisions of Class in Britain, by Sarah Lyall
- German photographer Karsten Thormaehlen’s beautiful portraits of centennials.
- Interesting Quora thread: What are the top 10 things that we should be informed about in life?
- When you deliver information verbally, people only remember 10% of it. If you add a picture, retention is 65%. Carmine Gallo: Three Secrets All Inspiring Messages Share. (via)
- We got one of these galvanized trunks for our studio. We love it.
- This silicon egg shaper will turn your breakfast plate into a work of art.
- Fascinated by the old-school looking vacuums.
- FDNY is a growing list of NYC designers that took the leap and started their own businesses.
- Like sports much? The Brooklyn Nets are looking to hire a Web Developer/Designer.
“An entrepreneur is someone who, almost artistically, designs a living entity which embodies the values, beliefs, and ambitions of the creator. It’s impossible for a larger entity to swallow a smaller one without completely reshaping it. When this process begins, a wild visionary – the entrepreneur type – is the most toxic, indigestible actor imaginable. And this is why I roll my eyes when a new acquisition is announced: Because I don’t see it as a triumphant graduation but a sacrifice to an industry that is afraid to dream big.”
- Jake Lodwick
An acquisition is always a failure, by Jake Lodwick
My studiomate Kio Stark just launched her latest ebook titled Don’t Go Back to School. Fact is, schools don’t have a monopoly on learning anymore as more people are declining traditional education and college degrees. Instead they’re getting the knowledge, training, and inspiration they need outside of the classroom.
In Don’t Go Back to School Kio draws on extensive research and over 100 interviews with independent learners, and with that offers the ultimate guide to learning without school. The book provides models and methods for taking a new kind of path through learning, and transforming that alternative education into an exciting career path.
Kio provides concrete strategies and resources for getting started as an independent learner. If you’re debating whether college, trade school, or independent learning will get you where you want to be, Don’t Go Back to School is essential reading.
Buy her ebook here.
Distance to Mars illustrates quite beautifully, well, you guessed it, the earth’s distance to Mars.
“Why don’t we decide to look at the choices we make in our lives not as sources of anxiety, but as enormous opportunities for inspiration, both to and from our children? That connection, that authentic reflection of one another, the flow between the mother and the child, each inspiring the other to lead a beautiful, full life — that’s where our focus should be. It’s a gift like none other.”
Kathryn Tucker, CEO and founder of RedRover wrote this beautiful personal story about her personal struggle of starting a company and at the same being a great mom. Moving and encouraging at the same time.
(Thank you Michael)
New York based photographer Andrew Zuckerman just launched a new site featuring his growing library of animal photography. CREATUREbook.com includes over 400 images from the expanding catalogue along with taxonomical data for each of the species.
(Wish there was a keyboard shortcut to switch between the photos. Or did I miss this?)
“There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm that is not to be doubted.”
- Washington Irving, born 4-3-1783
(thank you Nate)
A typeface made out of cats? I am not even a cat person but this is making my head explode: Helveticat. Congrats to Bethany Lesko, the designer.