The Egg is Hard

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

Lucid Stead by Phillip K Smith |||

Fascinating. Totally fascinating.

(Thank you Cara)

Forever Pillow

I find the Forever Pillow brilliant and hilarious at the same time. I’d use it.

Do Purpose

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

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)

Founders First: DIY

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.

Anthony Casalena / Founder of Squarespace

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.

Freitag Tough Business Bags

F301 Freitag

In this wonderfully absurd product video Freitag introduces their F301 Moss and F302 Roy tough Business Bags. Definitely made me smile.

As if that wasn’t enough, this takes product videos to a whole new level:

Nothing beats the durability of a Freitag bag. I own 4 and one of them is 14 (!) years old and still going strong. And I will now add the F302 ROY on my wish list for santa this year.

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Timelapse

Coin

Love that the beginning of the Coin product video was filmed at Poketo. Also, cool (1st world problem) product.

DIWire Bender

Pensa’s DIWire Bender transforms drawn curves into bent wire that can be assembled to make just about anything. #Want

The Record Breaker

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. (!)


(via booooooom.com)

Amanda Jasnowski (Like Knows Like)

My studiomates of Like Knows Like just launched another mini documentary featuring Amanda Jasnowski, known as @hokaytokay on Instagram. Wonderful.

Take A Breath

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.

Why Your Critics Aren’t The Ones Who Count

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?

Laser Cat Aims to Project Your Art on The Moon

Laser Cat from Hungry Castle on Vimeo.

Last week I had the honor to meet the fine gentlemen behind Laser Cat: Kevin O’Callaghan and Hungry Castle. Their excitement over Laser Cat, a collaboration between them and ADC was refreshingly adorable. The project aims to get us creative types to submit personal art to Laser Cat so that he can show it to the world. We all got into this game because we loved art but many creatives have lost touch with their art because of the nature of the business. Laser Cat is hungry to change that.

Make Laser Cat happy by sending in Drawings, Ceramics, Sculptures, Paintings, Photography, Cat Photography or Film. The more art he’s fed the stronger he grows. 100 submitted artworks gives him the power to project on walls, 1000 means he can cover buildings and if he’s fed 1 Million artworks then Laser Cat will be able to project art onto the moon. (!!!)

You have until November 30 to feed Laser Cat. The launch of the biggest art show ever will take place on Miami Beach at the Bass Museum next April 7-9 as part of the ADC Annual Awards + Festival of Art and Craft in Advertising and Design.

Yes, this all is a bit strange. But that’s ok.

The Never Talked About Side of Doing Good

What is it to give yourself to an idea? Where the thing you love is the thing that hollows you out. Dedicating yourself to something that becomes all consuming because you believe in the idea and the impact this has on yourself and your relationships. Finding something where you have to give up something of yourself and your relationships and not think about the problems this might create because you believe in the idea. Adil gives a heartfelt talk about his own very personal journey of making his ideas happen.

Lots of more fantastic talks to be found here, over at the Do Lectures Archive.

Homeless Veteran Time-Lapse

Jim Wolf is a U.S. Army Veteran who fell on hard times, struggling with alcoholism and homelessness. Let’s make sure other Veterans get helped as well, donate to Dégagé Ministries. Serving 400-500 individuals daily, Dégagé Ministries offers help and hope to homeless and disadvantaged individuals in our community.

And remember, today is Veterans Day.

(via The Awesomer)

Dancing Traffic Cop

Brad Ludden

I’ve had the pleasure to meet Brad Ludden a few weeks back at the wonderful Do Lectures in California. His Do Lectures talk (it’s not up yet) has left a big impression on me. That’s why I am so *incredibly* excited Brad will be our speaker at tomorrow’s CreativeMorning/NewYork. There are a few seats left, if you’re in NYC, you should consider attending. His story is powerful.

Sign up. Or if they are all gone, sign up for the wait list. There’s a chance you still get it.

See The Beauty of Math

This video by Yann Pineill & Nicolas Lefaucheux is stunning. It powerfully illustrates the beauty of math, even if you don’t understand math. Make sure to watch fullscreen!

(via this FastCo article)

Subtle Looping Video Portraits

The Fox is Black blogged about these stunning, subtle looping video portraits by Yves Lemoigne. Is it photography? Is it video? It’s beautiful!

(via Carl)

The New York Subway Signs Experiment

(Thanks Jen, who saw it on Reddit)