Tinker Friday

I am completely smitten by this collection of videos created by Dina Amin. On Fridays she picks a random product, disassembles it, examines it and makes a stop motion story with its parts. This is delightful!

S’Well Founder Telling Her Story

Love hearing fellow founders tell their stories. In this case Sarah Krauss, founder of S’well bottles.

Now I am wondering, how do I get a call from one of the Oprah Magazine editors to run an article about Tattly?

Minimalism

“Minimalism is not the lack of something. It is simply the perfect amount of something.”
— Najahyia Chinchilla

From this this CreativeMornings talk

The Surfing Dock

I don’t surf. But this Surf concept video is fascinating.

Young Explorers

Young Explorers” is a series of short films about what happens when you allow kids who are very young—who have just learned to walk by themselves—to explore the world completely on their own. Congratulations to the filmmaker Jacob Krupnick.

How To Remove a Tattly

Fireworks Filmed With A Drone

Somebody flew a drone into a fireworks display and this is what happened. Wow.

(via Paul)

Glorious

Turn on sound. Go fullscreen. Heart is full watching this.

(Thanks Amrit)

Bike Powered Elevator

This Bike Powered Elevator made me smile. Love the concept.

The Black Hole

The newest MailChimp commercial featuring a black hole made me giggle. I know that black hole feeling well.

Nothing beats their MailShrimp short film. If you haven’t seen it, please do so now!

Alphabetizing Books

In case you ever wondered what the fastest way is to alphabetize your bookshelf. Now you know.

How Table Tennis Balls Are Made

(via The Kid Should See This)

Toio

Toio, Sony’s new toy for kids is designed to inspire a future generation of robotics engineers.

How To Have A Good Conversation

We too often imagine that ‘good conversations’ are things we fall into out of luck. According to the School of Life it’s far from it, knowing how to have a good conversation is a skill that can be learnt – and here are the beginning of the rules.

Michael Bierut: How To Design a Library

I could listen to Michael Bierut talking about his craft all day long. If you enjoyed the above talk, you might also want to watch his CreativeMornings talk from a few years back.

Ed Sheeran Carpool Karaoke

I love carpool karaoke so much. This one with Ed Sheehan made me smile.

Toposcape

An audiovisual piece made up of over four thousand still images pulled from Google Earth, individually edited, and then manually sequenced to Midnight by Caravan Palace.

(Thank you Amirah)

May I Have This Dance

May I Have This Dance – Francis and the Lights feat. Chance the Rapper

(via Chris)

Argument = Teaching Moment

“If you’re going to have an argument with someone, the best way to do it is to assume they can teach you something.”
– Celeste Headlee

Quote from a conversation between Celeste Headlee and Janet Lee in this article. And here’s Celeste’s TED Talk, 10 ways to have a better conversation.

Talk/Guided Meditation with Tara Brach

A few years back my friend Maria of Brain Pickings pointed me to Tara Brach’s guided meditations. They have carried me through some difficult times and I can’t thank Tara enough for so generously offering these podcasts for free. This morning, I listened to the above talk on relaxing the over-controller and it really hit home. Watch the talk and then enjoy the guided meditation at the end. It’s just what I needed. Maybe some of you do too…

What Is Luck?

Is luck real?

The Empathy of Food

Anna Lappé speaks on the “empathy of food”.

(via Michael Pollan)

The Hello Bench

This bench concept made me laugh. For once a corporate video I actually enjoyed.

(via Kyle)

CreativeMornings: Piera Gelardi

Last month, co-founder of Refinery29, Piera Gelardi, delivered an inspiring and actionable talk on living a courageous and creative life.