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This Good World

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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

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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)

4 Minute Workout

Quick 4 is based on the concept of high intensity interval training (HIIT). It follows the popular Tabata protocol, a regimen originally used by Japanese Olympic athletes. It’s similar to the much talked about 7 Minute Workout.

Quick 4 is free for download for two days only.

Mad Lettering Skills

Designer Tom Williams filmed two gentlemen road painters painting a bus stop. They show some mad lettering skills! You’d think they’d use a pencil but they don’t.

Native New Yorker

I am so totally not a Native New Yorker. But I sure do call New York my home, so this song from 1977 made me smile. Native New Yorker is a song written by Sandy Linzer and Denny Randell and was a 1977 hit single for the dance band Odyssey.

Google Magic Hand

Google Japan wins this April Fools Day.

Jen Mussari’s Brooklyn

My talented studiomate Jen Mussari is currently featured as a finalist in My Life in VOGUE. I am totally voting for her. Join me?

Charity Ball

Ethan King is an inspiring 14 year old. At 10 he started Charity Ball to execute his vision of giving away soccer balls to kids in need. He has since given 4,000+ balls away. Humbling.

Superman with a GoPro

What if Superman was wearing a GoPro Camera? Made me smile. My Superman obsessed son will totally approve.

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The Story of Maggie Doyne

Please, do yourself a favor, watch the inspiring story of Maggie Doyne, founder of the Blink Now Foundation. I had the honor to meet Maggie last week. I have never been more impressed by a young woman. Ever.

Maggie and her children deserve our support.

Bob Burnquist’s Floating Skate Ramp

Pro skateboarder and mega ramp rider Bob Burnquist created a floating skate ramp in Lake Tahoe. This is amazing.

Ballad of a WiFi Hero

An animated adaptation of the famed McSweeney’s Internet Tendency piece, “In Which I Fix My Girlfriend’s Grandparents’ WiFi and Am Hailed as a Conquering Hero,” by Mike Lacher.

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