♥ / Scan beautifully – Doxie Flip and Doxie Go

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

Scan drawings, sketches, notebooks, posters, artwork, receipts, and anything else with Doxie. It scan everything brilliantly with batteries and built-in memory, so there’s no computer required to scan your world.

Doxie Flip reimagines the flatbed scanner with a twist – it’s cordless, battery powered, and just about the size of a book. Doxie Flip uniquely flips over to perfectly capture photos, sketches, notes, books, creative ideas, and Field Notes brand pocket notebooks.

Doxie Go is the tiny, rechargeable paper scanner that scans anywhere with no computer required, then syncs directly to your Mac or PC. Create searchable PDFs with a click. It’s the perfect way to go paperless, with great Mac/PC software to boot.


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

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

EDWARD TUFTE, PRESENTING DATA AND INFORMATION, ONE-DAY COURSE
Portland, August 4
Seattle, August 5, 6
Denver, August 11

AND, A NEW ONE-DAY ADVANCED COURSE:
SEE, THINK, DESIGN, PRODUCE.

Lectures by Jonathan Corum, Randall Munroe = xkcd, Maria Popova, Edward Tufte
Seattle, August 7

www.edwardtufte.com

♥ / Real Thread

A big thank you to Real Thread for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

Custom T-shirts you’ll love to wear & talk about.

Your brand deserves retail quality apparel. We’ll put you in the company of Google, VSCO, Mama’s Sause and many more. By using our custom printing process and super soft fabrics we’ll create a shirt people will not want to take off.

Promoting your story.


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♥ / Real Thread

A big thank you to Real Thread for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

No one wants to be naked. Let us help.

Real Thread prints shirts people love to wear and love to talk about. Using water based inks, the crew at Real Thread screen prints retail quality shirts that are breathable, beautiful and long lasting.

Your story is rad. Make people want to wear it.


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Friday Link Pack

Connecting: Makers is the second film in the Connecting Series. See the first film, Connecting, at connectingthefilm.com.

- This animated gif wins.

- Just like Joanna, this Seinfeld clip about bedtime routines made me laugh out loud. Start listening at 4:07.

- Cat Sushi. (no worries, not to eat) Made me laugh.

- David Bowie’s Top 100 Books

- Build for Love.

- This made me laugh: Kids react to old computers.

- Oh my, does Ringly mean I’d have to also charge my jewelry?

- UseSparingly explores the role of common language through satirical redefinition. i.e Two cents: A value affixed to an opinion that is simultaneously unwelcome and annoyingly helpful

- A pile of bunnies and hover boarding bears. Wonderfully absurd.

- Sat next to an incredibly adorable 2 year in the subway this week and offered her some Tattly. Turns out the dad is Seb Gorey, a ridiculously talented graffiti artist and fashion designer. I love NYC. So much.

- Keep coming back to this TED Talk by Sarah Kay: If I should have a daughter …

- Rifle Paper Wallpaper. #headexplode

- John Updike on Family Affairs

- The iconic Brooklyn Kentile Floors sign will be removed but resurrected nearby

- Tattly launched a with Rifle Paper Co Set this week.

- The fine folks of Area 17 in SF are looking to hire an Interactive Designer.

- “Like all tools, the baloney detection kit can be misused, applied out of context, or even employed as a rote alternative to thinking. But applied judiciously, it can make all the difference in the world — not least in evaluating our own arguments before we present them to others.” The Baloney Detection Kit by Carl Sagan

♥ / Elmastudio WordPress Themes

A big thank you to Elmastudio for sponsoring this week of my RSS Feed.

Elmastudio is a small, creative WordPress theme shop run by Ellen and Manuel, two passionate designers, typography lovers and WordPress fans from Germany.

Ellen and Manuel have been creating WordPress themes since 2010 and are taking a very refreshing approach towards more minimal, easy to use WordPress themes that just work.

So if you are looking for a fresh, minimal WordPress theme, don’t miss out on their beautiful WordPress theme collection.


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♥ / 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.


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♥ / 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

♥ / IAmElemental Action Figures for Girls

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

IAmElemental are fierce action figures for girls that embody the Elements of Courage: Bravery, Energy, Honesty, Industry, Enthusiasm, Persistence & Fear.

IAmElemental has designed a series of figures with healthier breast, waist and hip ratios; fierce, strong females worthy of an active, save-the-world storyline that fosters creativity in kids.

“We are not anti-doll, or anti-princess. Rather, we believe that if you give a girl a different toy, she will tell a different story.”

Check out their Kickstarter campaign here.

♥ / Picturelife: a smart home for your photos

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

Picturelife smartly syncs photos from everywhere – your phone, computer, Dropbox, Instagram, Flickr and more – and brings them all together in one safe place.

With beautiful, powerful apps for iPhone, Android, and the web, Picturelife makes it easy to search, browse, and share your favorite photos, no matter where you are.

Remember that road-trip? Picturelife does! Memories surfaces the photos you’ve loved and forgotten, reminding you of your best (and worst;) moments.

Picturelife is free to try, and plans start at just $5 a month.

♥ / Siteleaf

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

Siteleaf is a new, simple content management system for web designers.

Develop locally, write in the cloud, and publish to your favorite web host. There is no database to worry about or server software to install.

Best of all, your clients will love it.

Try a free developer account at siteleaf.com.

♥ / Travel Staying In Beautiful Homes for Free

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

@SwissMiss: “How often do you come across a website that makes you jump out of your seat of excitement? I just did: Behomm is a house swap website for designers and visual artists only. The homes featured on the site are stunning, absolutely breathtaking. I am a big believer in house swaps, we do it every year with ‘friends of friends’ in Switzerland. You know: I stay at your house while you stay at my house.”

@ElleDecor: “A New Way to Travel: Behomm, an invite-only site for designers & visual artists offering home exchange worldwide.”

@SilviaGalluzzi: “Living in a beautiful home anywhere in the world for free and meeting people with shared interests is a dream for those who love the aesthetics! Thanks Behomm.”

Behomm is a travel revolution for creatives. A fast growing community. In 1 year we’re more than 700 members from Bali to New York. For security reasons we’re a by invitation-only community, we avoid anonymous registrations. Small homes are more than welcome. Aesthetics has nothing to do with luxury.

Apply for an invitation and try Behomm for free at Behomm.com

♥ / lostmy.name

A big thank you to lostmy.name for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

“Personalized books for kids that will blow their minds. And yours”. @CoolMomPicks

“My kids absolutely love their personalised lostmy.name books” @SwissMiss

“The ultimate personalised book for children” @ObserverMagazine

For fellow SwissMiss readers: enter LOVESWISSMISS at checkout, for a rather awesome 20% off!

www.lostmy.name


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♥ / Little Speaker by LON

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

LON just launched Little Speaker. This modern 2×2″ bluetooth speaker is designed to produce a full and crisp sound. The five hour battery is charged by USB and works with any mobile phone, tablet, or computer. $38 and includes shipping. Now available exclusively at LON.

♥ / Reimagine Your Workplace

A big thank you to 1407 Broadway for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

The office as we know it is boring — innovation requires something different. Here’s your chance to do something about it.

The Space Forward Ideas Competition is centered on a simple task: reimagining your workplace. We want to know what environments inspire you to create, collaborate and excel — how does it look, feel and sound? What makes it unique? How does it challenge you? 
 How would you reimagine your workplace? Enter for a chance to win.

Space Forward is sponsored by 1407 Broadway, a newly re-designed building and workspace in New York City that empowers forward-thinking leaders and companies to grow, create and achieve new possibilities.

♥ / 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
Chicago, April 14, 15
San Jose, May 5
San Francisco, May 7, 8, 9
Bethesda, June 3
Arlington, June 5, 6
Seattle, Portland, Denver, August

EDWARD TUFTE, THE THINKING EYE
Lecture at University of Illinois,
Urbana/Champaign, Foellinger Auditorium, April 10, 7pm

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

NEW ONE-DAY ADVANCED COURSE
Lectures by Jonathan Corum, Bret Victor, Mike Bostock, Edward Tufte,
San Jose, May 6

www.edwardtufte.com

♥ / Modern Handmade Glass Lighting by Hennepin Made

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

Hennepin Made is launching their Parallel Series lighting collection. Each piece is hand made from blown glass and spun aluminum in their Minneapolis studio. Over the next two months they will be releasing new pendant light and chandelier designs weekly in conjunction with their 30 Lights/60 Days giveaway.

For more check out hennepinmade.com

♥ / Icebergs — Visual organization for Creatives

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

Collaborate with your team like never before.

Icebergs is a private space in the cloud where you can save your inspiration from the web (Images, text, videos and screenshots), upload your files and write notes in one single place. Made with ♥ for creative professionals and teams to make their workflow easier.

Try Icebergs today for free at icebergs.com.

♥ / Symbolset

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

Symbolset is a library of icon fonts, perfect for websites, user interfaces, Photoshop comps, and more.

Now available in 12 styles from the charming Pika, to the playful Steedicons, to the thin and elegant Air.

Made with ♥ for computers and people.

symbolset.com


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♥ / 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
1-DAY COURSE

Boston, March 11, 12, 13, 14
Chicago, April 14, 15
San Jose, May 5
San Francisco, May 7, 8, 9

EDWARD TUFTE, BOOKS ON DATA + INFORMATION + ANALYTICAL THINKING

NEW paperback editions $32 each. All 4 books $100.
All 4 autographed clothbound $150.

The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
“A tour de force.” - John W. Tukey
“A classic. The overall intention and power of the book is stunning.” – Optical Engineering

Envisioning Information
“An incredibly beautiful, true, refined, and luscious book.” Denise Scott Brown + Robert Venturi “No other book has been so highly recommended by so many—architects, teachers, technicians, hackers, artists.” Kevin Kelly

Visual Explanations
“The Leonardo da Vinci of data.” New York Times
“This book is a knockout, straightforward, witty, packed with vivid examples.” Wired

Beautiful Evidence
“The world’s leading analyst of graphic information.” – - Nature
“A brilliant masterpiece. The Galileo of graphics has done it again.”
- Business Week

www.edwardtufte.com

♥ / Sound BlasterAxx AXX 200 Intelligent Bluetooth Speaker by Creative Lab

A big thank you to Creative Labs for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.



Your Wireless Bluetooth Speaker couldn’t possibly do more than the AXX 200:



- Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
- 4-Mic Speakerphone
- Built-in Noise Cancelation
- Voice Effects
- Voice / Music Recorder
- Portable Charger



”The more I played with this system the more I am impressed. It is a Bluetooth speaker, karaoke machine and a music recorder all in one. On top of all that the most amazing thing is its first class Sound Blaster chip.” – Amazon Reviewer



AXX 200 is now on sale for a limited time at Creative.com and Amazon.com.



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♥ / Craig Frazier

A big thank you to Craig Frazier for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

How to make pretty good illustrations.

Craig Frazier is featured in the first video of the Worker Series. See his five-minute answer to the question “what’s with the knife?”


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♥ / International Master of Design UIC/HGK Basel

A big thank you to The Basel School of Design for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

The International Master of Design UIC/HGK (MDes/MAS) is a collaboration of the University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC) and the Visual Communication Institute, The Basel School of Design (FHNW/HGK). Our two-year intensive graduate program addresses students who want to be part of an international program influenced by the tradition of Swiss Graphic Design and the current academic perspective and standards of practice- based design research.

The program is currently accepting applications for Fall 2014 admissions.
DEADLINE: February 17th, 2014.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.


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♥ / Edward Tufte | Books on Data + Information + Analytical Thinking

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

NEW paperback editions $30 each. All 4 books $100. All 4 autographed clothbound $150.

The Visual Display of Quantitative Information “A tour de force.” John W. Tukey
“A classic. The overall intention and power of the book is stunning.” Optical Engineering

Envisioning Information “An incredibly beautiful, true, refined, and luscious book.” Denise Scott Brown + Robert Venturi “No other book has been so highly recommended by so many— architects, teachers, technicians, hackers, artists.” Kevin Kelly

Visual Explanations “The Leonardo da Vinci of data.” New York Times
“This book is a knockout, straightforward, witty, packed with vivid examples.” Wired

Beautiful Evidence “The world’s leading analyst of graphic information.” Nature “A brilliant masterpiece. The Galileo of graphics has done it again.” Business Week

Edward Tufte, Presenting Data and Information, 1-day course
Atlanta, January 24
Austin, January 27
Houston, January 28
Boston, March 11, 12, 13, 14
Chicago, April 14, 15

www.edwardtufte.com