Legacybox is just what the doctor ordered: I have boxes of non-digitized photos and dozens of old VHS tapes that I have been meaning to convert to digital. Legacybox is a mail-in services that will digitize everything for you. Anyone tried this yet? Or a similar service?
I truly enjoyed this recent POP Tech talk by Jessica Lawrence in which she shares what she has learned about leadership from early teenage miscues through her tenure with the Girl Scouts of the USA and on to running NY Tech Meetup, the world’s largest meetup with over 40,000 members.
Mac Premo from Bas Berkhout on Vimeo.
My studiomate and friend Bas Berkhout just released this beauty of a mini documentary on Mac Premo. Mac is one of the most talented creative forces I know here in Brooklyn. You might know Mac for his art, his video on Oliver Jeffers or for the most recent U2 video, Ordinary Love. He’s a force of nature. I hugely admire his artistic courage and talent.
Thank you Bas for giving us this honest, raw glimpse into Mac’s life.
Laser Cat is coming to NYC. The gigantic laser-shooting art spectacle is eating art from New York’s agencies and blasting them onto the Manhattan Bridge, pew pew!
New Yorkers come and experience this intergalactic art exhibition slash impromptu dance party on Thursday 20 Nov 6:30 – 9:30PM EST.
Start sending your arts. Learn more.
(yours truly is making a small appearance in that video above)
‘Touchable Memories’ by pirate3D, turns photographs into 3D-printed objects for people without vision. This hits home, as I have a close family member that has been slowly losing his eye sight over the past year.
I know what I am making this weekend: Caramelized Apple Tarte Tatin.
My daughter (8) is getting such a kick out of the newest Toca Boca game called BOO. (My favorite is still the Hair Salon)
What a surprising content of the most recent Patagonia newsletter: It’s about food! Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard shares the traditional Nepali Tsampa Soup. You can buy the provisions for Tsampa soup on their site. Cool!
Miximal is one of these kids apps that I secretly play with when the kids are in bed. It allows you to mix and match over 1000 unique animals. Miximal is available for iPhone and iPad and in 5 languages: English, Spanish, French, German and Italian.
I have written about the ingenious ostrich pillow before and am delighted to see that there is now a more practical version, the ostrich pillow mini in the works. I totally need this for impromptu desk naps. Who is with me?
The August Smart Lock is a new lock and access system, designed by Yves Behar, that allows you to send a virtual key to anyone you choose to have access to your home. I am tempted to try this for our co-working space. No more dealing with copies of keys. Brilliant.
Yan Liang‘s macro videos of chemical reactions are nothing short of breathtaking. See more over on Laughing Squid. Yay science!
I just had chills when my studiomate Bas told me the story of the above video. What you see is the footage of his GoPro that he lost 1.5 years ago while filming this Like Knows Like video.
The GoPro fell off Kelsey’s surfboard and waited over a year on the ocean floor to be discovered by a young scuba diver called Carlo Fezzi. Carlo posted a still from the movie on Instagram, someone recognized the guy and tagged him. And just like that, the internet came to the rescue!
I am simply amazed that the camera held up all this time. Quite a testament to their quality. The GoPro marketing team should be all over this story!
I love the internet so much.
With thousands of bridges in New York State deemed structurally deficient, there are two choices: repair or rebuild. The 60-year-old Tappan Zee Bridge and the Brooklyn Bridge are the latest examples. Read the story.
(via organized wonder)
As a NYC mom, concerned about my kids’ street safety, I love the dancing traffic light concept. And how surprising that this is an idea by smart, the car company.
This secret bookstore is just one of the many examples why I love NYC so much. I have so much respect for Michael Seidenberg, force behind Brazenwood Books.
(via Njeri and Open Culture)
Some interesting thoughts on leadership and storytelling by John Maeda. Are you subscribing to his Tinyletter newsletter? If not, you should. One of my favorites.
A tour of Brooklyn and Queens with James Victore, looking at, talking about and trying to make sense of type on the street. Well done, Makeshift Society Brooklyn!