Wilson Tennis Ball Factory

How fascinating to see how tennis balls are made.

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Ocean Ramsey and a whale shark

This. Is. Stunning.

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Success at School vs. Success in Life

We want to do well at school for an obvious reason: because – as we’re often told – it’s the primary route to doing well at life. But what’s the correlation?

Amy Vachal

The remarkable Amy Chaval performed at today’s CreativeMornings. What an incredible talent.

Tell Your Monkey Mind What To Do

There are many misconceptions about meditation that Tibetan Buddhist master Mingyur Rinpoche wants to set straight. The biggest one? You don’t have to quiet your mind for an extended period of time in order to reap the benefits. Here’s How You Can Meditate Anytime, Anywhere

Ikea x Hay

A trio of Danish creative agencies – Morten Kühl Christensen from Kühl & Solvstrom with Nikextension and Barkas – have unveiled the first in a new series of ad teasers in support of Ikea and Hay’s 2017 collaborative collection. Lovely!

This is Bananas!

I don’t even have words. This is Bananas!

CreativeMornings Podcast: MOBY

In this CreativeMornings Podcast you can listen to the renowned musician MOBY speak on moving to LA from NYC, creativity, inspiration, and the freedom to fail. You can also watch the recorded talk here.

Names For Things You Didn’t Know Had Names

In this MentalFloss video you learn names for 48 things you might have not known had names. I just learned that a Semordnilap is a word that reads one way forward and another way back. Example: desserts.

FUEL

Hat tip to Jalabert Camille for this beautiful short. This is next level student work!

Foot-Powered Washing Machine

Yirego created a foot-powered, mobile washing machine. Smart.

Jad Abumrad on the Function of Music

My office neighbor and über-talented friend Mac Premo sat down with Jad Abumrad, of Radiolab fame and talked about sound, music and the function of music. Then he turned that conversation into a film. I am glad he did.

Weird, or just different?

“There’s a flip side to everything,” the saying goes, and in 2 minutes, Derek Sivers shows this is true in a few ways you might not expect.

Bob Dylan at 20 on Freak Shows

Dylan was just 20 years old when he appeared on the Folksingers Choice radio program on WBAI FM in New York City. He’d arrived in Manhattan just a few years earlier and was playing in the coffee houses of Greenwich Village, at one in particular he was paid “a dollar plus a cheeseburger.”

During this hour-long interview with Cynthia Gooding, Dylan played some of his own songs (“The Death of Emmett Till”, “Standing on the Highway”) and covers of classics by Howlin’ Wolf, Hank Williams, and Woody Guthrie. We scored this Blank on Blank with Dylan tuning up his guitar and playing his harmonica.

It’s a wonderful snapshot in time, with a young Dylan before he was famous and before he even released his debut album. He’s nervous and funny. He’s just a guy with a guitar with a little mischief underneath.

Listen to the full interview and hear some rarely heard songs here.

Hat tip to the team of Blank on Blank for creating this beautiful video series.

Six Million Years of Human History



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Under Our Skin

What do we mean when we talk about race?

Under Our Skin grew out of conversations about how The Seattle Times covers race at a time when national and local events — the furor over police shootings, the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, protests on college campuses and charged campaign rhetoric — dominate headlines. Absolutely fantastic.

What do we mean when we talk about race?

Tattly + 5 Seconds of Summer

Look, it’s a commercial, for Tattly!

Our studio community neighbors, Mac Premo and his team produced and directed the fun, colorful, and energetic Tattly commercial that will be played before the 5 Seconds Of Summer Summer 2016 tour performances in Toronto, New York, San Francisco and Dallas. We are talking BIIIIIIG screens! You will be able to find me in the audience of the NYC concert, most likely tearing up, when it comes on. Tattly sure keeps my life eventful!

Thank you Mac Premo and team. You are the best!

Free Wi-Fi Experiment

Imagine if free Wi-Fi was the key to getting strangers to talk with each other! Wonderful little experiment by Michael Reiner and Ivan Cash.

Synchronizing Fireflies

Trailer for Synchronicity (Thailand) by Robin Meier & Andre Gwerder, 2015.

(via Jad)

Sleepy Steve

Don’t you sometimes wish for a machine that helps you get ready in the morning? I do!

Lightpainting-Stopmotion

This Lightpainting-Stopmotion by Daniel Barreto made me look.

Reframing Entrepreneurial Success

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Kid Lessons

In this CreativeMornings talk Dallas Clayton shares what he calls ‘kid lessons,’ bite-size lessons that make your life and the lives of the people around you better. You can also listen to it here, in our podcast.

Words, by Maya Angelou