My love for The School of Life keeps growing. This video is so good. Totally sharing with my kids.
This beautiful short film follows one of my all-time favorite visual storytellers, Maira Kalman, as she curates her exhibition “Selects.” The reopening of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum features this collection—an exploration of life, love, joy and loss.
The film traces the story behind one of the exhibition’s highlights: Abraham Lincoln’s pocket watch, restored to tick again for the first time in 150 years. It’s an extraordinary opportunity, Maira observes, to “connect us to history, dreaming and the future.”
The fine folks of Freaker are at it again: They just launched a new (and wonderfully absurd) Kickstarter campaign. First they made cozys for drinks, now they aim to take over the world of socks. I am so totally backing this.
UPDATE: They have 20h to go. Come on everyone, let’s rally and make these sock dreams happen!
(Remember their first Kickstarter campaign? One of the best videos I have seen…)
Easton LaChappelle taught himself robotics and combined open source designs with 3D printing to create a completely functional prosthetic arm. Humbling and inspiring.
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 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.
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.
I would have been totally ok with Maroon 5 crashing my wedding. Also, I admit, this made me cry.
I am most definitely going to take this Skillshare class with John Maeda on Creativity, Design and Leadership.
A year ago, when traveling through Japan, I stayed at the Hiiragiya Ryokan in Kyoto. Definitely my most memorable hotel experience to date.
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.
“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.