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.

(via Per)

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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This Good World

This Good World

This Good World is a search discovery platform that highlights and supports businesses doing good things.

The Importance of Kindness

Animated adaptation of a commencement speech given by George Saunders at Syracuse University, May 2013.

How To Make The Perfect French Omelette

Making an omelette the Julia Child’s way. 1960s!

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LIX a 3D Printing Pen

How stunning is this 3D printing pen? It allows you to doodle in the air! Imagine the possibilities!

UPDATE: My studiomate Jen just pointed me to another 3D printing pen already available at the MoMA Store. Different brand. Same concept.

(thank you Fredrick!)

Traffic at the world’s craziest intersection 

Watching traffic moving trough this intersection in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia makes my heart race a bit faster.

Like Knows Like: Helena Price

The latest installment of Like Knows Like is on the wonderfully talented photographer Helena Price. Enjoy.

(Love the Jessica Hische cameo at the end.)

Reality vs Expectations

“Tom Walked to her apartment intoxicated by the promise of the evening. He believed that this time his expectations would align with reality.”

(500) Days of Summer, directed by Marc Webb.

Art makes data sticky

Laurie Frick is a data artist. She uses self-tracking data to construct hand-built works and installations to imagine a time when sensors track and predict our behavior: Hear her talk about her work in this CreativeMornings talk.

Bern Hyperlapsed

Bern Hyperlapsed is a short and incredibly beautiful portrait of Switzerland’s Capitol, Bern. It merges a view on traditional sights with the novel visual impression allowed by hyperlapse photography. The film consists of around 3500 single pictures, mainly taken between December 2013 and March 2014.

Congrats to Marcel Rolli, of Studium Punctum.

Remember To Say Thank You

In this simple 3-minute TED talk, Dr. Laura Trice muses on the power of the magic words “thank you”. So powerful!

An Interview with Milton Glaser

Wonderful interview with the legendary and wise Milton Glaser, as part of Costa Rica’s International Design Festival.

Giant Bubbles

This must be the most wonderfully zen and magical video on YouTube. Thanks to my studiomate Albert Lee for pointing me to it.

Amazon Dash Wand

amazon dash

Amazon Dash is a handheld Wi-Fi wand that includes a barcode scanner and a microphone, allowing you to scan or say what you’re running low on without having to leave your kitchen. Woah, Amazon is agressively taking convenience to a whole new level. I can’t help but admit that this doesn’t feel good. Don’t get me wrong, I am guilty of ordering from Amazon. But I have consciously started reconsidering what exactly I am ordering online. If a small local business sells it close by, I will go there.

The examples they’re showing in this video are making me a bit sad; milk? You really want to get one jug of milk in a big cardboard delivered the next day? Also, doesn’t the iphone app already do exactly this?

ps: I first thought this was an April’s Fools Joke.

The Expert

I have in fact been in a meeting just like this one.

(via Seth Godin)