Joe Gebbia: How Airbnb designs for trust

Joe Gebbia, the co-founder of Airbnb, bet his whole company on the belief that people can trust each other enough to stay in one another’s homes. Here’s his story!

Guerilla Gardening

Richard Reynolds runs an organization called Guerrilla Gardening, fighting the scarcity and neglect of public space. I would totally have coffee with him.

The Uses of Envy

Oh, how much do I love the School of Life videos? This one is by Lara Lee and Hannah Jacobs, with words written by Alain de Botton, and narration by Anna Martine.

CreativeMornings: Bill Ury

Do yourself a favor and take 30mins to watch this incredible talk by Bill Ury. I had the pleasure to meet Bill and spend two days with him at a small conference a few months ago. While he might not realize it, but meeting him has had a huge impact on how I think about negotiations, listening and the way we should go about life. He is one of the most remarkable humans I have ever met. Watch the talk. I think you’ll understand…

The First Cut Is the Deepest

Why your $8 Shirt is a Huge Problem

Watch the video and learn why your $8 shirt is a huge problem, by Eve Andrews and Darby Minow Smith

Murals in the Snow

This. Just. Blew. My. Mind: Simon Beck specializes in making ornate snow murals with just his snowshoes. The murals take at least an entire day to complete, and in order to really see them you have to take to the skies.

Instant Dry Umbrella

Doh! Instant Dry Umbrella: Of course every umbrella should be made of water-repellant material, no? Also, why did it take us so long to put wheels on suitcases?

What makes a good life?

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken. The good life is built with good relationships.

(via Sally)

Watch Kandinsky Create an Abstract Composition

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel back in time and look over the shoulder of one of the early 20th century’s greatest artists to watch him work? Here you go, watch Wassily Kandinsky create an abstract composition.

Intelligent Parking Chairs

IntelligentParking Chairs. Just what the world needed. Made me laugh.

Friendship

“Friendship is the dividend of gratitude that flows from an acknowledgement that one has offered something very valuable to someone: not a fancy present, but something even more precious, the key to one’s self-esteem and dignity.”

Friendship and Vulnerability.

We Can’t Live Without Cosmos

We Can’t Live Without Cosmos is a beautiful short film nominated for a 2016 Academy Award in the animated short category. It is about two friends who dream of going into space together.

Dear Klara

A powerful reminder how comfortable we are living these days. The Lynx Vilden programs focus on re-kindling and applying the practical skills based on ancient knowledge, experiencing the inter-dependency necessary in community living, and nurturing an appreciation for the Earth as a living organism.

Thank you Eric Becker.

OK GO | Upside Down and Inside Out

This. Video. Just. Blew. My. Mind. And here is the behind the scenes.

Zun Lee | Visual Storyteller

InFrame – Zun Lee from InFrame on Vimeo.

Love these personal mini documentaries Format is producing in collaboration with Bas Berkhout. They just released a new one on Zun Lee, a Toronto based self-taught photographer.

SledLegs

SledLegs are wearable snow sleds. I am having all the feels watching tis video. This looks terrifying and amazing at the same time.

Toddler GoPro Hide and Seek

These supercool parents strapped a GoPro on their toddler while they were playing hide and seek. So incredibly adorable.

(via Chris)

This Video Makes Me Want To Learn How To Surf

Jaw-dropping drone video of surfers off the coast of Teahupo’o in Tahiti. Wow!

The Last Audio Cassette Tape Factory

“We were too stubborn to quit and now we make more audio cassettes than eve before!” – The King of Analog

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Disposability Consciousness

Had to remind myself of this clip by Julia Butterfly Hill: “When you say you’re throwing something away? Where is away?”

This:

Heinz dressed dozens of Dachshunds in hot dog buns for their Super Bowl ad. This made me laugh.

Self Compassion

I am a champion at being too tough on myself. Here is an exercise in how to lessen the voices of self-flagellation by The School of Life.

Real-time Expression Transfer for Facial Reenactment

Wow, think of the possibilities of this Real-time Expression Transfer for Facial Reenactment. Also, I will never trust any video conference call again once this becomes mainstream! If you’re into this stuff, try the FaceSwap Live App. My kids an I haven’t laughed this much in a long time.