American Kids Try Breakfast from Other Countries

The Cut created the above video featuring American children testing out breakfast foods they’ve never experienced before. The video was inspired by this NYTimes article. So many priceless expressions.

Maira Kalman: My Favorite Things

This beautiful short film follows one of my all-time favorite visual storytellers, Maira Kalman, as she curates her exhibition “Selects.” The reopening of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum features this collection—an exploration of life, love, joy and loss.

The film traces the story behind one of the exhibition’s highlights: Abraham Lincoln’s pocket watch, restored to tick again for the first time in 150 years. It’s an extraordinary opportunity, Maira observes, to “connect us to history, dreaming and the future.”

Beautifully executed by Gael Towey! Don’t miss the other videos in her series Portraits in Creativity.

Freaker For Your Feet!

The fine folks of Freaker are at it again: They just launched a new (and wonderfully absurd) Kickstarter campaign. First they made cozys for drinks, now they aim to take over the world of socks. I am so totally backing this.

UPDATE: They have 20h to go. Come on everyone, let’s rally and make these sock dreams happen!

(Remember their first Kickstarter campaign? One of the best videos I have seen…)

Jessica Hische and Forever Love

That talented Jessica Hische! Here’s an interview with her on her recent USPS Forever Stamp design. What a talent!

Interview with the inventor of Sugru

Ian Sanders just posted this wonderful interview with one of my industry heroes, Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh, the inventor of Sugru.

Meet Easton LaChappelle

Easton LaChappelle taught himself robotics and combined open source designs with 3D printing to create a completely functional prosthetic arm. Humbling and inspiring.

How to Find Fulfilling Work

The key to finding fulfilling work is to think a lot, analyse one’s fears, understand the market, reflect on capitalism – and to watch this film.

Hakanaï

Hakanaï is the union of two Japanese characters—one meaning “man” and the other “dream”—used to define the ephemeral and the fragile. In this dreamlike environment, a single dancer moves within a cube, interacting with the images projected on its walls, tracing arcing parabolas and sine waves with hands, arms, and feet.”

Coming to BAM in Brooklyn on March 20-22.

How to make hard choices

In this TED Talk Philosopher Ruth Chang speaks on how we we go about big hard choices the wrong way. Anyone who ever had a hard time making a difficult decision will enjoy this talk.

How To Peel An Egg

Tim Ferriss teaches us how to “peel” a hard-boiled egg.

(thanks Wesley)

Maroon 5 Crashes Weddings

I would have been totally ok with Maroon 5 crashing my wedding. Also, I admit, this made me cry.

Struck By A Rainbow

This made me laugh.

(Thanks Bas)

Skillshare Class with John Maeda




An Online Skillshare Class by John Maeda

I am most definitely going to take this Skillshare class with John Maeda on Creativity, Design and Leadership.

Elevated Game

Steve Quote

My favorite quote from Steve Larosiliere’s CreativeMornings talk.

‘Houshi Ryokan’ – A 1300 Year Old Hotel

Houshi Ryokan hotel is the oldest family-run business that is still operating in the world. Really enjoyed this mini documentary on the 1300 year old business, by Fritz Schuman.

A year ago, when traveling through Japan, I stayed at the Hiiragiya Ryokan in Kyoto. Definitely my most memorable hotel experience to date.

Tattly | Built in Brooklyn

Seriously thrilled about this TechCrunch feature on my temporary tattoo company Tattly.

Your Turn


Your Turn

Seth Godin‘s latest book. Do yourself a favor and get it.

Dan Pallotta on Charity

Grateful that my friend Mac pointed me to this powerful TED talk by Dan Pallotta. Some serious food for thought.

Dan is an activist calling out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend — not for what they get done.

A Simple Trick That Makes Batting Around Balloons More Fun

I am so doing this with my kids this weekend.

(via Laughing Squid)

How to Persuade Others with the Right Questions

“When people have their own reason for doing something, they believe those reasons more deeply and adhere to the behavior more strongly.” Always insightful to listen to Daniel Pink.

Tattly featured on MSNBC

This morning I got up early to watch MSNBC’s Your Business with the delightful JJ Ramberg. My heart was bursting of excitement when the above feature on Tattly came on. My little company on national television! What an exciting day!

Plastic Balls on an Escalator

This is somewhat poetic. I totally want to recreate this now. Reminds me of the Sony Bravia Commercial.

It’s Not Too Late To Make A Difference

Via Seth Godin’s post The stories we tell ourselves.

How to Download a YouTube Video

I didn’t realize it was *this* easy to download a YouTube video.