Workspace Organization System of Little Red Boxes

I love boxes. And I love seeing how other people organize their stuff. Knowing that, you will understand why I love this short video by filmmaker Casey Neistat in which he explains a clever organizational system, consisting of 39 little red boxes.

Michael Bierut

Michael Bierut Graphic Designer – The Creative Influence Ep.13 from THE CREATIVE INFLUENCE on Vimeo.

Michael Bierut talks about his mentor Massimo Vignelli, how the internet has changed the way we do design work in the 20th century and what make a logo endure. Also, watch his fantastic CreativeMornings talk here.

Will Lisak of Etwas

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Will Lisak of Etwas believes in old school craftsmanship. I am completely in love with his Standard No. 3 Bag.

Portraits in Creativity: Maira Kalman

Portraits in Creativity

The talented and delightful Gael Towey recently started a short film series called Portraits in Creativity in which she documents artists and their inspirations, revealing the courage and curiosity that propel the creative act.

Last night she launched her latest short film on illustrator Maira Kalman. It’s a deep yet humorous glimpse into Maira’s world, a woman I hugely admire. Watch it.

(In 2012 Maira gave a beautiful Maira’s CreativeMornings talk)

Welcome to the Era of the Side Hustle

Inspiring TEDx talk by Jullien Gordon on the importance of a side hustle.

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Net Neutrality Matters (And What You Can Do To Help)

Thanks College Humor for breaking down NetNeutrality. Also, go to dearfcc.org to make your voice heard!

You & I (Nobody In The World)

Beautiful video by John Legend. (Late to the game. I know.)

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Magical Pool

Next time you jump into a pool, watch out, you might come out like this lady… Did you know Tattlys are waterproof? (They just really don’t like moisturizer, that will take them off!)

(Thanks to Nic and Ace for putting this video together. And a big giant thank you to my friends Kim & Jiro for letting us use their beautiful pool!)

CreativeMornings: Joshua Cogan on Freedom

In this CreativeMornings/DC talk photographer and anthropologist, Joshua Cogan, explores his work and what freedom really means.

What does freedom mean to you?

Monument Valley

I am currently on vacation in Switzerland with my family and my sister got us hooked on Monument Valley. Ella (8) and I just figured out the last level. What a beauty of a game. Absolutely stunning. My respect to the makers, USTWO.

Sharing my 5 Personal Rules

I recently gave a talk at the wonderful 99u conference here in NYC and am thrilled to see it just went live. This is probably my most polished talk to date. Makes me happy. Hope you enjoy.

The Making Of OK Go’s ‘The Writing’s On The Wall’ Video

Hopefully you’ve seen the OK Go video I posted a few days ago. Here’s glimpse behind the scenes of the actual shoot. Fascinating.

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The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

The Writing’s On the Wall

(thanks Gigi)

Times New Roman

A short film about the typeface Times New Roman.

Call Someone You Love

Matt Adams and Katie Sokoler covered a Brooklyn pay phone with quarters and placed a sign above it that read, “Call Someone You Love” to see what would happen. So good!

Mini Documentary on James Victore

Here’s a beautiful and very private glimpse into the life of Brooklyn based designer and educator James Victore.

Want to see more of James? Watch this 99u talk or check out his work or his Burning Questions YouTube Channel full of advice.

The fine folks of Like Knows Like really know what they’re doing: Check out their other mini documentaries. (They’ve done one on me as well!)

Roll Your T-Shirts for Efficient Packing

Fascinating tutorial on how to ‘roll’ your t-shirts in a way that they won’t crease and save space in your suitcase! Taken from this Lifehacker post on The Best Military Tricks to Make Your Daily Life Easier.

Be Careful What You Wish For

Absolutely loved this talk by Keith Yamashita at the most recent PSFK conference: Be Careful What You Wish For. (And yes, I just blogged another talk by Keith in my Friday Link Pack! It’s Keith week!)

Friday Link Pack (on Sunday)

When the your team is faced with adversity does it stand strong and act boldly or does it crumble under pressure? Based on his work with over 1000 teams, Keith Yamashita shares his insights about great collaborative environments including: have an awareness beyond your day-to-day, respect the unique talents of your team members, and actively cultivate meaningful one-on-one relationships.

- “Everything is transient, have multiple backup plans.” Working In China, by Shannon Fagan

- We could totally use one of these microfiber display cleaners at Studiomates.

- Live in a city and miss the feeling of walking over grass? These flip flops are for you.

- Ella (8) would totally love this drawing robot.

- Seeing my kids run around with Sharpies in my house surely gets my heart rate up. I know I am not alone. So, these plush Sharpies would make for a good gift to freak fellow non-Sharpie-loving parents out.

- The anonymous students sneak into a classroom each week and create a masterpiece out of nothing but chalk. Stunning.

- Cotton & Flax sells some really lovely pillows.

- Interesting scotch tape dispenser design.

- Gi Bike is a light, full-size, electric folding bike.

- CARROT Fit, a hilarious fitness app designed to make getting fit suck so much less.

- 10 animated social media facts and statistics in USA you should know in 2014.

- Stackable wooden animals.

- With this modular furniture, quickly transition from desk to drafting table, to standing table to easel!

- Love this student project at Lausanne’s EPFL university: Moon over Lausanne.

- Star Wars paper toys.

- Cloud coat hangers.

- Get unstuck. Your in the moment digital coach.

- Freedom is an app that locks you away from the ‘net. If online distractions kill your productivity, Freedom could be the best 10 dollars you’ll ever spend.

- The editors of American Scholar have chosen “Ten Best Sentences”.

- Alain de Botton on Pessimism

- Tattly launched the Inspirational Set.

- Dwell is looking to hire a Digital Product Designer

Sugru versus Noise

Sugru wins at product videos. They really do. This one from a while back is priceless as well.

Life Is Amazing

Life can be so random and amazing. This makes me so happy.

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Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe

In this brand new TED Talk Simon Sinek asks: What makes a great leader? He suggests it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety — especially in an uneven economy — means taking on big responsibility.

Simon just recently published a book titled Leaders Eat Last and his first TED talk is one of my favorite TED talks of all time.

Brian Eno

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