♥ / Layers Conference

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

Layers is a design and technology conference in San Jose, CA from June 4-6, 2018. This year’s line-up is packed with designers, developers, artists, and leaders who’ll share their most valuable tools, techniques, and advice.

Use code “swissmiss” for $50 off your conference pass. www.layers.is


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♥ / Humangear

Big thanks to humangear for sponsoring my blog and newsletter this week.

humangear is a small design focused San Francisco based company, passionate about creating thoughtful and responsible products that are simple, useful, considered, and hopefully even a bit delightful. humangear strives to design useful items that make life on the go simple, organized and fun. Favorites are GoToob+ the perfect silicone travel bottle, the GoBites eating utensils and the Flexibowl – collapsible travel bowl. go humans go!


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♥ / Nuno

Big thanks to Nuno for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

Nuno makes reusable fabric gift wraps that are so special they might just outshine the gift inside. They’re stylish and super easy to use—and because they’re reusable, that means less paper waste and more gifting joy. (Psst, you can also wear them!)

Each of Nuno’s products are made from 100% recycled materials. Pretty cool, huh? Don’t forget to sign up for their newsletter—new products will be launched soon and you’ll definitely want to hear about it.

And just for Swissmiss friends, get 15% off your order with code SWISS15. Shop Now


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♥ / Newspaper Club

A big thank you to Newspaper Club for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

Newspaper Club helps everyone make their own newspaper. With flexible print runs – starting at 1 copy! – and fast delivery around the world, putting your ideas in newsprint is easy.

Some of the world’s most creative brands and designers use Newspaper Club to share their work and stories. Together we’re reinventing newsprint to make it more exciting, versatile and affordable than ever. Get free samples!

(I am totally going to give this service a try with my company CreativeMornings!)

♥ / Layers Conference

A big thank you to Layers Conferece for continuously sponsoring my blog and RSS feed.

Layers is a design and technology conference, featuring diverse speakers with educational, engaging talks to hone your skills and broaden your perspective. Sign up now to be notified when tickets go on sale!

layers.is, San Jose, CA, June 4-6, 2018.


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♥ / Dropmark

A big thank you to Oak for continuously sponsoring my blog and RSS feed.

Dropmark is the smart way to organize all your links, files, and notes into visual collections. Perfect for creatives, teams, educators, explorers, and you. All your stuff in one simple, visual, private place.

Try it for free at dropmark.com


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♥ / SaneBox

A big thank you to SaneBox for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed. I started using SaneBox in 2012 and love it. Not sure what I would do without it.

Is your inbox overflowing with emails you don’t have time for?

SaneBox is the all-in-one solution to email overload. It works with any email client or service, and any device – literally anywhere you check your email. Automatic priority filtering, one-click unsubscribe, follow-up reminders, snooze folders, and much more. Oh, and there’s nothing to download or install! It just works.

Use this coupon: sanebox.com/swissmiss for a free 2-week trial (no CC required) plus an extra $15 towards your subscription!


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♥ / Skillshare

A big thank you to Skillshare for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

With over 18,000 classes in graphic design, illustration, photography and more, Skillshare lets you learn the skills you need to create your best work yet. Skillshare teachers include industry experts such as Aaron Draplin, Jessica Hische, Debbie Millman and Ellen Lupton. So whether you’re looking to gain professional skills, want to unlock your creative potential, or are just learning for learning’s sake, Skillshare’s got you covered (for only $8.25 a month).

Want two months of Skillshare for just 99 cents? Try it out here.

♥ / Miss D

A big thank you to Miss D for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

Imagine what would happen if you let a couple of enthusiast photographers build a language app?

Miss D is a beautiful, multilingual language app that creates an engaging, visual way to learn new vocabulary by taking and browsing photos. Miss D presents comprehensive information in a delightful way and includes up to 10 language translations, Oxford English Dictionary, Emoji, cover photo and Wikipedia.

Last but not the least, you can put a dent in the universe of words by exhibiting your wonderful photo alongside the relevant words or phrases.

Give it a try: www.wearexd.com

♥ / Conductor by Frere-Jones Type

A big thank you to Frere-Jones Type for sponsoring my blog, Newsletter and RSS Feed this week.

The latest release from Frere-Jones Type is Conductor, a commanding display family inspired by a range of historical references. Originally based on the delicate, blocky numerals from vintage Bulgarian lottery tickets, it also incorporates elements of vernacular shopfront lettering and mid-century type design. The result is a dual family: the strong and graceful roman, constructed on a grid of rectangles; and the swift and energetic italic, built around triangles.

Conductor offers four widths from Condensed to Wide, anticipating applications from editorial to branding and packaging. The family’s distinctive flavor relies on a seemingly self-contradictory approach: boxes and triangles made of curves, rigid frames that sway and lunge. Conductor is severe at a glance, but the details reveal dimensionality and depth.

See more of Conductor (with live testing!) and read Helen Rosner’s detailed backstory.


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♥ / Ode to Things

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

Ode to Things is a micro-store run by an artist-designer duo based in New England. It is a tribute to and celebration of quality lifestyle objects. Together they gathered products from around the world that are significant in the way they unify form, function, and style. Things that bring joy to humans that care about form and function, that want objects that become an essential part of their living space.

The Ode to Things collection is unique, consistent, and finely curated. It is an absolute visual pleasure to visit their shop. See for yourself.


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♥ / Onsen

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

Towels have two basic jobs—dry my body, and dry itself. So why is it that most towels represent a compromise between the two?

Onsen married functionality with minimalism to craft a lightweight bath towel that dries like its job depended on it. The key to this obsessively designed towel isn’t what they added, but rather what they eliminated. Most towels go through a chemical bathing process so that they feel soft and fluffy, at least at first. Not Onsen. Instead of short-lived softness that washes away, Onsen relies on premium materials and traditional techniques to deliver a thirsty towel that only gets softer over time.

Get 10% off your first order at onsentowel.com with offer code SWISSMISS.


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♥ / Miss D

A big thank you to Miss D for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

Imagine what would happen if you let a couple of enthusiast photographers build a language app?

Miss D is a beautiful, multilingual language app that creates an engaging, visual way to learn new vocabulary by taking and browsing photos. Miss D presents comprehensive information in a delightful way and includes up to 10 language translations, Oxford English Dictionary, Emoji, cover photo and Wikipedia.

Last but not the least, you can put a dent in the universe of words by exhibiting your wonderful photo alongside the relevant words or phrases.

Give it a try: www.wearexd.com

♥ / Offscreen Magazine – The Human Side of Technology

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

These days it’s easy to be pessimistic or even cynical about the tech world. Too often, we hear about irresponsible leadership, unethical practices, or frivolous business ideas – all with the sole aim of making a quick buck or creating the next ‘unicorn’.

Offscreen Magazine is here to remind you of what’s good about tech.

Published three times per year in print only, Offscreen exists to break through the buzzwords and remind us of technology’s ultimate purpose: to advance humanity. We celebrate innovation through human stories and conversations. We seek to promote a tech community guided by ethical, sustainable, inclusive principles. We ask critical questions about how we shape technology and how technology shapes us.

Take a break from your screen, enjoy a high-quality read, and support independent publishing. Use the code SWISSMISS during checkout for a 10% discount on single issues. (Expires January 31st)


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♥ / SaneBox

A big thank you to SaneBox for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed. I started using SaneBox in 2012 and love it. Not sure what I would do without it.

Is your inbox overflowing with emails you don’t have time for?

SaneBox is the all-in-one solution to email overload. It works with any email client or service, and any device – literally anywhere you check your email. Automatic priority filtering, one-click unsubscribe, follow-up reminders, snooze folders, and much more. Oh, and there’s nothing to download or install! It just works.

Use this coupon: sanebox.com/swissmiss for a free 2-week trial (no CC required) plus an extra $15 towards your subscription!


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♥ / Miss D

A big thank you to Miss D for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

Imagine what would happen if you let a couple of enthusiast photographers build a language app?

Miss D is a beautiful, multilingual language app that creates an engaging, visual way to learn new vocabulary by taking and browsing photos. Miss D presents comprehensive information in a delightful way and includes up to 10 language translations, Oxford English Dictionary, Emoji, cover photo and Wikipedia.

Last but not the least, you can put a dent in the universe of words by exhibiting your wonderful photo alongside the relevant words or phrases.

Give it a try: www.wearexd.com

♥ / Bespoke Watch Projects

A big thank you to Bespoke Watch Projects for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

Designer, Artist, and Horologist John Beck McConnico founded Bespoke Watch Projects five years ago, a California-based watch brand that has become known for producing distinctive mechanical timepieces and made-to-order watches—while merging vintage-inspired details with clean modern design.

John’s latest model is called the 72 FLYBACK Chronograph, a robust watch available in 6 unique configurations. He recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for the edition and has assembled a limited number of “early bird” models to be shipped in January.

Each timepiece is assembled by (his) hand in their Oakland, California studio. Don’t miss the chance to own a unique handmade watch at an accessible price point. Click here to support his Kickstarter campaign.

♥ / Skillshare

A big thank you to Skillshare for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

With over 18,000 classes in graphic design, illustration, photography and more, Skillshare lets you learn the skills you need to create your best work yet. Skillshare teachers include industry experts such as Aaron Draplin, Jessica Hische, Debbie Millman and Ellen Lupton. So whether you’re looking to gain professional skills, want to unlock your creative potential, or are just learning for learning’s sake, Skillshare’s got you covered (for only $8.25 a month).

Want two free months of Skillshare? Try it out for free here.

♥ / Squarespace

A big thank you to Squarespace for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.


The New Year is the perfect time to start the side hustle you’ve been thinking about. Squarespace is the simplest way to create a beautiful website and get going. Every template is customizable, so you can make it your own. Add a portfolio to showcase your work, a store to sell your products or services, a blog to share your ideas, and more. Try Squarespace for free and get a head start on your resolutions. When you’re ready to subscribe, get 10% off at squarespace.com with offer code SWISSMISS.

♥ / Prompts – Beat Writers Block

A big thank you to Tanner Christensen for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

If you want to write more this is the app for you. Prompts gives you more than 300,000 creative writing prompts and starting lines at the touch of a button.

Plus: set a daily writing goal and Prompts will help you hit it with writing reminders, stats about your writing habits, and more.

Get Prompts in the iTunes App Store.

♥ / Fair UI

A big thank you to Fair UI for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

How might UI design help counteract racial and gender-based discrimination in online platforms? Are there UI patterns that could make a difference in this area? If so, what are they and how should they be used?

We don’t have the answers to any of these questions yet, but we are trying to find out.

Fair UI is a new Samhæng research project to look into these topics. The objective of Fair UI is to create evidence-based resources for UI professionals aiming to deal with these issues. This survey is our first step in that direction. It aims to get an overview of some of the issues that designers are currently facing and an idea of how we can begin to build better support materials.

Take the 10 minute survey for a chance to win a design book.

♥ / Squarespace

A big thank you to Squarespace for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

Buying a domain from Squarespace is quick, simple, and fun. Search for the domain you want, or type any word or phrase into the search field and Squarespace will suggest some great options. Every domain comes with a beautiful, ad-free parking page, WHOIS Privacy, and a 2048-bit SSL certificate to secure your website — all at no additional cost. Once you lock down your domain, create a beautiful website with one of Squarespace’s award-winning templates. Try Squarespace for free. When you’re ready to subscribe, get 10% off at squarespace.com with offer code SWISSMISS.

♥ / Nuno

Big thanks to Nuno for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

Nuno makes reusable fabric gift wraps that are so special they might just outshine the gift inside. They’re stylish and super easy to use—and because they’re reusable, that means less paper waste and more gifting joy. (Psst, you can also wear them!)

Guess what, they’re made of 100% recycled plastic bottles. Now, that’s a high-five to Mother Earth.

If you’re ready to upgrade your gift-wrapping game, give Nuno a try. And just for Swissmiss friends, get 15% off your order with code SWISSMISS15. SHOP NOW!


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♥ / #FONTACULAR

A big thank you to Monotype for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

Attention designers & type lovers: #FONTACULAR — the legendary font event—has officially landed on MyFonts! We’ve partnered with over 50 type foundries to bring you the year’s most impressive assortment of deals on best-selling fonts—plus some wild, limited-edition swag you just have to get your paws on.

#FONTACULAR runs October 23rd – 27th. Join us for the week’s festivities at MyFonts.us/fontacular