Watermelon Party Trick

This Watermelon trick made me laugh!

Avoiding Organizational Debt

“…, organizational debt is the accumulation of changes that leaders should have made but didn’t.”

Avoiding Organizational Debt, by Scott Belsky

Record Player P1

A thing of beauty, the Dieter Rams designed Record Player P1 from 1959.

Goals

“The reason most of us are unhappy most of the time is that we set our goals – not for the person we’re going to be when we reach them – we set our goal for the person we are when we set them.”
– Dan Gilbert

Kevin Waldron

Kevin Waldron is a Brooklyn based illustrator. His tiger paper collage won my heart and is now proudly watching over us in our co-working space. Check out his work and his prints for sale over on society 6.

Communal Groupthink

“Most of our views are shaped by communal groupthink rather than individual rationality, and we cling to these views because of group loyalty. Bombarding people with facts and exposing their individual ignorance is likely to backfire. Most people don’t like too many facts, and they certainly don’t like to feel stupid.”

People Have Limited Knowledge. What’s the Remedy? Nobody Knows, by Yuval Harari

(via Bailey)

Shattered Glass Ceiling Necklace

A friend of mine gifted me this Shattered Glass Ceiling Necklace. It’s a tribute to all the women who have ever crushed it and symbolizes all the milestone breakthroughs achieved by women past, present, and future.

Love this so much!

Friday Link Pack

(Anyone know who created this?)

Download 200+ Free Modern Art Books from the Guggenheim Museum

– Shining a light on the positive impact immigrants have on the world: thebrightside.co

– Seth Godin is going to teach you how to tell stories that resonate with his brand new online seminar.

– The wonderful Olimpia Zagnoli launched a Skillshare class.

An alarm rug that forces you to get up. Brilliant and annoying.

– The ‘Shazam For Plants‘ Will Identify Any Plant From A Picture (via)

The self-healing letter of complaint

– Dieter Rams’ classic design principles updated for the tech industry

Check who has access to your Google account (via)

Nomadic gardener rents people’s yards to grow produce

– Here’s your chance to explore Sicily with one of my favorite humans, Linda Sarris, aka The Cheeky Chef. A week of Italian culture and culinary delights. YES!

– The delicate art of “managing up”. (via)

Page Weight lets you see how images affect your page speed.

– Helen Dealtry makes beautiful scarves.

Best shot of all time.

Forget about brainstorming, try brainwriting.

This wall rack is beautiful and practical. The two conditions that have to be met to enter my home.

A person is a person through other persons. “We know from everyday experience that a person is partly forged in the crucible of community. Relationships inform self-understanding. Who I am depends on many ‘others’: my family, my friends, my culture, my work colleagues.” (via one of my favorite newsletters)

– Jamila Woods – “Holy

– Beautifully designed weight training equipment? Wow!

– I want to give this Make-Ahead “Ham & Cheese” Breakfast Casserole a try!

– “No parent should ever have to decide if they can afford to save their child’s life. It just shouldn’t happen.” Jimmy Kimmel

– Love what Jason Fried is doing over at Basecamp with their new referral program: You save $50 on your first month if you sign up with this link and the best part: They are going to be donating $50 per signup to the Chicago Food Depository.

– This throw! So fun! (via)

– Did you know CreativeMornings is now happening in 170 cities? Here are all of the upcoming events this month.

I feel great. I feel great. I feel great.

♥ / Layers

A big thank you to Layers Design Conference for sponsoring this week.

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www.layers.is, San Jose, CA, June 5-7, 2017.


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Rules for Making Memorable Connections

1. Convey genuine appreciation.
2. Listen with intent.
3. Use humility markers
4. Offer unvarnished honesty.
5. Blue-sky brainstorm.

How to Become Insanely Well-Connected, by Chris Fralic

Astronomical Phenomenon Stamp

A new postage stamp reveals a rare astronomical phenomenon when you touch it.

Banana Phone

The Banana Phone made me guffaw. Who doesn’t want to talk on a banana?

Tips for Human Interactions

Simply Turn Key

Edison electric light sign, circa 1900. This made me think of what invention in my lifetime will need a similar sign? Maybe self-driving cars?

Faucet

Stuffed Strawberries Dessert

This http://www.thekitchn.com/gluten-free-no-bake-cheesecake-stuffed-strawberries-226546 is brilliant. I am all for finger food desserts! Must try!

Mixtape

This made me laugh and think of the good old mixtape days.

You Want a Social Life, with Friends

“You want a social life, with friends.
A passionate love life and as well
To work hard every day. What’s true
Is of these three you may have two
And two can pay you dividends
But never may have three.

There isn’t time enough, my friends–
Though dawn begins, yet midnight ends–
To find the time to have love, work, and friends.
Michelangelo had feeling
For Vittoria and the Ceiling
But did he go to parties at day’s end?

Homer nightly went to banquets
Wrote all day but had no lockets
Bright with pictures of his Girl.
I know one who loves and parties
And has done so since his thirties
But writes hardly anything at all.”

– Kenneth Koch

Elon on the Future

Elon Musk discusses his new project digging tunnels under LA, the latest from Tesla and SpaceX and his motivation for building a future on Mars in conversation with TED’s Head Curator, Chris Anderson.

The LA tunnel project is blowing my mind.

Wikitribune

Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia is taking on the news media with Wikitribune. With this project he aims to build an advertising free news platform that brings journalists and a community of volunteers together. If anyone can do it, Jimmy can. Let’s support him.

Friday Link Pack

(via)

– I would like this step stool in my home. Also available in white.

– I learned a new term: A spite house is a building constructed or substantially modified to irritate neighbors or any party with land stakes. This article is all about a red and white striped spite house in England. It made me laugh.

– James Greig speaks on self-care for the creative soul.

– This big whale stole my heart.

Food experts share their biggest lessons

How the Internet Is Saving Culture, Not Killing It (via)

– Designers Hamish Smyth and Jesse Reed of Standards Manual just launched a Kickstarter campaign to reissue the 1977 EPA Graphic Standards System as a hardcover book. With every book sold, a portion of the proceeds will go to Earthjustice and AIGA.

– This geometric ring is definitely being wishlisted.

Six Danish Cheeses to try.

– A book for our times: Hope In the Dark

– How do you reinvent a workplace ritual so that it truly inspires?

– Where was Tendr when I got married and organized an “Art-Fund”. The service allows you to gift cash in a simple and elegant way.

– I laughed so hard when I saw this. Also, facepalm!

Shutterstock’s 2017 Creative Trends infographic.

– How to secure your online accounts by revoking access from third-party apps

10 Talks That Will Empower Your Work

How to organize your book collection your way. (via)

– A brief visual history of Studio Ghibli

– I can’t get enough of this Twitter Account.

We might buy the same stuff, but we don’t pay the same price for it.

– A Rainbow Flag inspired typeface.

Scented wearable herbs. I love them.

Resistance

“If you find yourself criticizing other people, you’re probably doing it out of Resistance. When we see others beginning to live their authentic selves, it drives us crazy if we have not lived out our own. Individuals who are realized in their own lives almost never criticize others. If they speak at all, it is to offer encouragement. Watch yourself. Of all the manifestations of Resistance, most only harm ourselves. Criticism and cruelty harm others as well.”
— Steven Pressfield, War of Art

(via Paul)

How To Keep Growing Up

How We Need to Keep Growing Up, by The School of Life.

Portraits of New York Commuters

Intrigued by photographer Louis De Belle’s unconventional portraits of New York commuters.