Date While You Wait

I absolutely love this Date While You Wait project by Thomas Knox. I wholeheartedly agree with his statement that life is all about human interaction. That’s why I started CreativeMornings.

Tinybop | Infinite Arcade

Team Tinybop did it again. They just launched Infinite Arcade and it’s blowing my mind! It basically allows you (or your little ones, of course) to create your own Arcade games. Start out with a classic game to build on and then add building blocks like hot lava, disco bricks, crystal, trampoline tiles etc. And, the best part: you can design your own characters. I know what I am doing this weekend! Get the game!

Duke Riley and LED equipped Pigeons

On the weekends May 7 through June 12, Creative Time and the Brooklyn Navy Yard will present the public artwork Fly by Night by artist Duke Riley. Thousands of pigeons will be released from a converted historic boat in an orchestrated performance. Leg bands on the pigeons, used historically to carry messages, will be replaced by LED lights controlled by remote control. This will be stunning to whitness!

Hoping the pigeons aren’t suffering though. Seems though as Duke knows what he is doing as he has been raising pigeons most of his adult life and is working with pigeon experts and animal welfare groups on this.

(Did you know Duke Riley designed a Tattly for our Tattly Does Good initiative?)

CreativeMornings Talk: Andrew Hessel

Andrew Hessel, a futurist and catalyst in biological technology, delivers a powerful and thought-provoking CreativeMornings talk about the interplay between ethics, society, and life. Through the lens of his research in 3D-printing cancer-fighting viruses, Andrew challenges us to consider how we build ethical frameworks in our careers and in our lives. 27mins well spent.

David Shrigley: About the Artist

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Sketching New York City Subway Stations

Philip Coppola is a man who loves New York’s subway stations so much that he’s spent the last 38 years sketching them in glorious detail with just a ball point pen. I admire this man’s patience and being in it for the long haul. We need more of this.

Easy Baked Artichoke

I am definitely going to try to replicate this baked artichoke recipe. YES!

Bacon Roses

This Bouquet of Bacon Roses would win my heart. Immediately.

Stay or Leave a Relationship?

Never not inspired by Alain de Botton’s School of Life videos.

Titanic Sink in Real Time

The above video lets you watch the sinking of the Titanic in real time. According to the web site Titanic Facts, the ship sank in two hours and 40 minutes in 1912. And that’s precisely how long things take to unfold in the video above. Wow.

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Rainbow In The Clouds

Beautiful words by the wise Maya Angelou. Are you someone’s rainbow?

Wrapped

In this fascinating short film, Manhattan becomes Mannahatta again, as the plants take over the city.

Song Wig

Song Wig is a hairpiece made of headphones. The earbuds at the tips of the “hair strands” make it easy for the wig wearer to listen to music while physically sharing the music with *numerous* people.

OMG! Song Wig… I can’t even!

’40 Percent Rule’

“When your mind is telling you you’re done, you’re really only 40 percent done.” A Navy SEAL lesson told by Jesse Itzler.

The Growing Pains of Deaf Musician

Hardship can either brake you or make you. This is the story behind the sign language musician Signmark. Beautiful CreativeMornings talk from our Helsinki chapter.

Self-Motivation

Want more motivation? Take this counterintuitive lesson from the Marines.

The surprising habits of original thinkers

Adam Grant shares why great innovators procrastinate, feel doubt and fear and have bad ideas.

Who We Can Love

Always loving the School of Life Videos.

Black Man In a White World

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Fencing Visualized

Woah! Fencing comes to life with the help of motion tracking and gorgeous visual effects by Japanese fencer Yuki Ota and the Fencing Visualized Project.

How to Work Less, Live More, and Thrive in the Digital Age

Jürgen Siebert, our unstoppable CreativeMornings/Berlin host just recently hosted his 50th event! All in his free time, with his team of volunteers. You can’t put a price on what he is doing for the Berlin creative community! Team HQ has so much gratitude for him and his team! SO MUCH!

The talk of that morning was by Adam Fletcher and he speaks on How to Work Less, Live More, and Thrive in the Digital Age.

Lead like the great conductors

An orchestra conductor faces the ultimate leadership challenge: creating perfect harmony without saying a word. In this charming talk, Itay Talgam demonstrates the unique styles of six great 20th-century conductors, illustrating crucial lessons for all leaders. Beautiful talk.

Be Water My Friend

Be Like Water: The Philosophy and Origin of Bruce Lee’s Famous Metaphor for Resilience

Graphic Design Before Computers

This is what graphic design was Like before computers. I am grateful I learned to become a graphic designer with the tools we have today.