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.

Watermelon Party Trick

This Watermelon trick made me laugh!

Elon on the Future

Elon Musk discusses his new project digging tunnels under LA, the latest from Tesla and SpaceX and his motivation for building a future on Mars in conversation with TED’s Head Curator, Chris Anderson.

The LA tunnel project is blowing my mind.

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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