Meet Easton LaChappelle

Easton LaChappelle taught himself robotics and combined open source designs with 3D printing to create a completely functional prosthetic arm. Humbling and inspiring.

How to Find Fulfilling Work

The key to finding fulfilling work is to think a lot, analyse one’s fears, understand the market, reflect on capitalism – and to watch this film.

Hakanaï

Hakanaï is the union of two Japanese characters—one meaning “man” and the other “dream”—used to define the ephemeral and the fragile. In this dreamlike environment, a single dancer moves within a cube, interacting with the images projected on its walls, tracing arcing parabolas and sine waves with hands, arms, and feet.”

Coming to BAM in Brooklyn on March 20-22.

How to make hard choices

In this TED Talk Philosopher Ruth Chang speaks on how we we go about big hard choices the wrong way. Anyone who ever had a hard time making a difficult decision will enjoy this talk.

How To Peel An Egg

Tim Ferriss teaches us how to “peel” a hard-boiled egg.

(thanks Wesley)

Maroon 5 Crashes Weddings

I would have been totally ok with Maroon 5 crashing my wedding. Also, I admit, this made me cry.

Struck By A Rainbow

This made me laugh.

(Thanks Bas)

Skillshare Class with John Maeda




An Online Skillshare Class by John Maeda

I am most definitely going to take this Skillshare class with John Maeda on Creativity, Design and Leadership.

Elevated Game

Steve Quote

My favorite quote from Steve Larosiliere’s CreativeMornings talk.

‘Houshi Ryokan’ – A 1300 Year Old Hotel

Houshi Ryokan hotel is the oldest family-run business that is still operating in the world. Really enjoyed this mini documentary on the 1300 year old business, by Fritz Schuman.

A year ago, when traveling through Japan, I stayed at the Hiiragiya Ryokan in Kyoto. Definitely my most memorable hotel experience to date.

Tattly | Built in Brooklyn

Seriously thrilled about this TechCrunch feature on my temporary tattoo company Tattly.

Your Turn


Your Turn

Seth Godin‘s latest book. Do yourself a favor and get it.

Dan Pallotta on Charity

Grateful that my friend Mac pointed me to this powerful TED talk by Dan Pallotta. Some serious food for thought.

Dan is an activist calling out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend — not for what they get done.

A Simple Trick That Makes Batting Around Balloons More Fun

I am so doing this with my kids this weekend.

(via Laughing Squid)

How to Persuade Others with the Right Questions

“When people have their own reason for doing something, they believe those reasons more deeply and adhere to the behavior more strongly.” Always insightful to listen to Daniel Pink.

Tattly featured on MSNBC

This morning I got up early to watch MSNBC’s Your Business with the delightful JJ Ramberg. My heart was bursting of excitement when the above feature on Tattly came on. My little company on national television! What an exciting day!

Plastic Balls on an Escalator

This is somewhat poetic. I totally want to recreate this now. Reminds me of the Sony Bravia Commercial.

It’s Not Too Late To Make A Difference

Via Seth Godin’s post The stories we tell ourselves.

How to Download a YouTube Video

I didn’t realize it was *this* easy to download a YouTube video.

Science + music = audio frequency visualizations

With help from a Chladni Plate, vibrating liquid on a speaker dish, a hose pipe optical trick, ferrofluid, a Ruben’s Tube, and a Telsa Coil, New Zealand musician Nigel Stanford showcases audio frequency visualizations in his music video for Cymatics. Stunning.

(via The Kid Should See This)

Brush Brush Brush

For all my fellow parents: Brush Brush Brush by “Of Montreal”, animated by Kangaroo Alliance for the season 2 “Teeth” episode of Yo Gabba Gabba.

Legacybox

Legacybox is just what the doctor ordered: I have boxes of non-digitized photos and dozens of old VHS tapes that I have been meaning to convert to digital. Legacybox is a mail-in services that will digitize everything for you. Anyone tried this yet? Or a similar service?

Come on Little Trademark, Time for Your Walk

(via Rob)

Jessica Lawrence: On leading

I truly enjoyed this recent POP Tech talk by Jessica Lawrence in which she shares what she has learned about leadership from early teenage miscues through her tenure with the Girl Scouts of the USA and on to running NY Tech Meetup, the world’s largest meetup with over 40,000 members.