How To Keep Growing Up

How We Need to Keep Growing Up, by The School of Life.

Criticism vs. Creation

Dan Mall

Dan Mall speaking on the ups and downs of freelancing. He is the founder of Superfriend.ly and a human with really great values. If you haven’t seen his 99u talk I highly recommend it.

More freelancer wisdom over on Freelance.tv.

Synchronized Swimmers Filmed Upside Down

This is totally mesmerizing.

Crows in D

This is visually stunning.

The Solar Do-Nothing Machine

The Solar Do-Nothing Machine by Charles and Ray Eames is one of the first devices to convert solar energy to electricity.

Flute Beatboxing

Clearly I must be living under a rock as I didn’t realize Flute Beatboxing was a thing. Hat tip off to this young man, Cosmic Cioca!

(Thanks Emerline)

Citizen Jane

In 1960 Jane Jacobs’s book The Death and Life of Great American Cities sent shockwaves through the architecture and planning worlds, with its exploration of the consequences of modern planners’ and architects’ reconfiguration of cities. Jacobs was also an activist, who was involved in many fights in mid-century New York, to stop “master builder” Robert Moses from running roughshod over the city. This film retraces the battles for the city as personified by Jacobs and Moses, as urbanization moves to the very front of the global agenda. Many of the clues for formulating solutions to the dizzying array of urban issues can be found in Jacobs’s prescient text, and a close second look at her thinking and writing about cities is very much in order. This film sets out to examine the city of today though the lens of one of its greatest champions.

Check for Tickets and Showtimes near you.

Rapid X High Speed Car Charger

This rapid car charger hosts up to five devices and powers them up twice as fast as your average wall charger.

Brandord Marsalis on Students

From this article: 3 Things School taught you without even realizing it.

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Jon Burgerman

Watch Jon Burgerman’s talk and agree with me that he is a super talented illustrator with a lovely sense of humor. Lucky me, I get to bump into him in the hallways, as both of our workspaces are part of The Invisible Dog in Brooklyn. Also, his Tattly designs are my kids’ favorites!

Longest Domino Line

Watch these 15,524 dominoes fall for 5mins. Impressive.

This Life Insurance Ad

This Thai Life Insurance Ad goes straight in the heart.

Strange Beasts

This short film on a fictitious new augmented reality gave me all the feels.

Words of Wisdom: Casey Neistat

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You Control Your Time

21st Century Leadership

Keith Yamashita shares stories and insights about a new model for 21st century leadership and changing times. If you enjoyed this talk make sure to check out his Skillshare class on How To Craft Stories that Matter.

5 Talks on Empathy

5 CreativeMornings talks on empathy that will change how you connect and create.

Amazon Alexa Hacked Into Billy Bass Fish

I would love this Alexa hack for my home.

Look-See

Look-See, a fascinating animation by Daniel Savage

Fuzzy Yellow

Next time someone wants to label you with something you’re not, just tell them you’re Fuzzy Yellow. This made me and my kids laugh.

WD-40 Hacks

I had never even heard of WD-40 before I moved to the U.S. Some of these 40 hacks are pretty impressive and made me realize it does’ more than just free rusted metal parts or stop things from making squeaky noises.

Dark Matter

Astrophysicist Janna Levin contemplates the mystery of dark matter in this poetic animation.

Miles Davis talks Dizzy and Drawing