YAY! I am so totally turning 40 today! And I am taking the day off, pampering myself to a fun day in NYC! Happy my birthday to you!
Thank you for reading my blog. Please accept a virtual hug.
A few months ago I had the absolute honor to attend the Do Lectures USA, a conference that was originally started by David and Clare Hieatt. I publicly admitted in 2010 that it was indeed my dream to attend one of these intimate retreat/conferences. Being invited to speak pushed me into complete happiness overload!
There’s nothing that compares to the 3 days I spent at Campovida with all the fine folks of the 2013 Do Lectures. If you have the chance to attend one of these, be it in Wales, California or now in Australia, do yourself a favor and just do it.
Last week they launched my talk in which I speak on the 4 core principles I base all of my life decisions on and why I believe in labors of love.
Make sure to dive into their talks archive. So many gems.
Thank you David and Clare for starting something truly beautiful.
Another beautiful mini documentary by the fab folks of Like Knows Like: Brandon Doman founded an unusual storytelling initiative called “The Strangers Project“. Living in New York City he has collected over 7000 stories from strangers who have passed his sign saying;
Hi there! I’m collecting your stories.
Share them anonymously or just ask “what for?”
Kirby Ferguson just released the Everything Is A Remix: iPhone case study. Truly fascinating to see how we all copy and influences each other.
If you’re not familiar with Kirby’s series, I recommend you check it out here.
In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities.
An illustrated version of Dan Pink’s TED talk debunking the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace. Via this brain pickings post.
I am a huge fan of Toca Boca apps and always get excited when a new one is about to launch. I am counting the minutes until Toca Lab launches tomorrow. Toca Lab lets you explore the colorful and electrifying world of science and meet all 118 of the elements from the periodic table.
Going down memory lane. This is one of my Loriot favorites.
Shots Of Awe, where science, philosophy, and inspiration collide, by Jason Silva.
“We have a responsibility to awe!”
- Jason Silva
Fascinating. Totally fascinating.
(Thank you Cara)
I find the Forever Pillow brilliant and hilarious at the same time. I’d use it.
I just happily submitted a pledge to David Hieatt’s Do Purpose Book Project. I couldn’t agree more with his outlook on business and the world in general. I had the pleasure to meet David at a conference called the Do Lectures earlier this year, which by the way, he co-founded with his wife.
He is also the founder of Hiut Denim Co, a Denim label based in Cardigan, North Wales. In this post over on The Holborn he shares Ten Lessons. I can’t wait to read his book. Help make it happen!
Worn Wear is a film about the stories we wear, presented by Patagonia. Released as an antidote to the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping frenzy, Worn Wear is an invitation to celebrate the stuff you already own. Bravo Patagonia.
(via Do Book)
As a mom and a person who’s life is fueled by creativity, I can’t applaud Zach Klein and his team enough for what he is building with DIY. Thanks for the video, Collaborative!
Also, here’s a great Fast Company article on Zach’s latest venture.
In this Small Empires interview Alexis Ohanian speaks with Anthony Casalena, founder of Squarespace. I have so much respect for Anthony’s story.
Also, nice to see the fine folks of JaegerSloan represented in this mini documentary.
Love that the beginning of the Coin product video was filmed at Poketo. Also, cool (1st world problem) product.
Pensa’s DIWire Bender transforms drawn curves into bent wire that can be assembled to make just about anything. #Want
I am completely charmed by this mini documentary on Ashrita Furman, the man with the most Guinness World Records of all time. Film maker Brian McGinn follows Furman as he prepares to climb Machu Picchu on stilts. (!)
My studiomates of Like Knows Like just launched another mini documentary featuring Amanda Jasnowski, known as @hokaytokay on Instagram. Wonderful.
For our CreativeMornings birthday we asked a few of our former NYC speakers to share 2mins of advice. (You can view all of them here.) This one, by Jason Santa Maria really resonated with me. Remember the human on the other side, when criticizing others.
There is nothing more frightening than the moment we expose our ideas to the world. Author and vulnerability researcher Brené Brown shows us how to deal with the critics and our own self-doubt by refusing to “armor up” and shut ourselves off. “Not caring what people think,” she says, “is its own kind of hustle.”
From last year’s 99U Conference. Did you get your ticket for the 2014 99U?