Crying on Command

Over lunch I was talking with Wesley about the incredibly fascinating Black Mirror episode with Bryce Dalls. Apparently she can cry on command. The video above is prove. Wow!

“Insert Complicated Title Here”

I love Virgil Abloh‘s notion of creating a personal design language.

The talk comes with a looooong introduction. Skip to 5:00 and you’ll get to the beginning.

(via Michael)

Where Malcolm Gladwell’s Ideas Come From

Malcolm Gladwell explains where his Ideas come from.

“Some”

A beautiful animation based on a poem by Italian designer Ettore Sottsass, “Some” explores the spectrum of emotions in everyday life. Produced by Wanderlust.

I adore Simone Giertz!

Simeon Giertz’s super weird robots make my heart so happy.

Design Canada

Looking forward to watch the documentary Design Canada, which will premiere this June in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.

You Don’t Have To Live Life By The Rules

I have been following Mr.Bingo’s work for a long time and was excited to see that Do Lectures uploaded a talk he gave at Teen Do last year. He is as weird, fast and bubbly as I imagined him to be. Consider me a fan.

10 Ways To Have A Better Conversation

I definitely will take this talk by Celeste Headlee to heart. Time to take an honest look at how I ‘listen’.

Interactive and Participatory Art

One & Other work on Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth. Anthony Gormley left the burden of the performance entirely in the hands of the audience members, each of whom applied to win the spotlight for an hour.

(via)

WISP Broom and Dustpan

I weirdly got one of these WISP Broom and Dustpan sent to me last year. I laughed at it. Yet, I took it home and now it’s my favorite cleaning devices I own. It looks a bit awkward, yes, but it has changed the way I feel about sweeping. This is probably one of the very few times where I broke my personal rule of an object having to be aesthetically pleasing to be allowed into my house. The WISP is ugly but oh-so-functional.

Growing Kidney Bean

Will show this to my kids. But I admit, I thoroughly enjoyed it myself.

David Bowie’s Verbasizer

The nerd in my admits that the Verbasizer was my favorite part of David Bowie’s exhibit currently at the Brooklyn Museum.

36 Questions that Lead to Love

What happens when 3 couples try to answer the “36 Questions that Lead to Love”? Authentic connection.

Steve Jobs on Privacy

“Privacy means people know what they sign up for.”

(Thanks Bailey)

David Attenborough’s Light on Earth

David Attenborough has a new documentary about Earth’s most otherworldly wonder: bioluminescence.

(via)

Fabric Sculptures

How breathtaking are these fabric sculptures?

The Era of Blind Faith in Data Must End

“Algorithms don’t make things fair. They repeat our past practices, our patterns. They automate the status quo.”

Interesting and timely talk by Cathy O’Neil, a data skeptic.

Seth Godin Facebook Live

Seth Godin had me as a guest on his Facebook live today. What an honor!

He is the force behind numerous bestseller books, the creator of AltMBA. Watch his CreativeMornings talk and see his magic.

The Broccoli Tree

When you share something, you risk losing it.”

How to do nothing

Jenny Odell believes time and places for the practice and art of doing nothing are crucial to uncover underlying problems and to understand yourself. She regularly spends time in a nearby rose garden for observational activities such as bird watching and doing nothing to discover what unfolds from her inner journey and peace in mind.

Isle of Dog

Can’t wait to see Isle of Dogs. Mad respect for the creators.

Bird Of Paradise Courtship Spectacle

Why have I never seen this bird of paradise courtship dance before? I must live under a rock! it gets really good at 2:28. I had to laugh out loud. And watch it numerous times.

Draw With Type: Weird Type

Zach Lieberman and his wife Molmol Kuo created an iOS app that lets you draw with type, it’s appropriately called Weird Type. Type floating in space makes my heart go pitter patter.

Where does Space begin?

(via the kid should see this)