FormBox

The FormBox is a desktop vacuum former, powered by your vacuum cleaner. Oh the possibilities!

NPR Tiny Desk Concert: Gregory Porter

“No Love Dying” by Gregory Porter is a song of compassion and hope, from his Grammy-winning 2013 album Liquid Spirit. I love NPR’s Tiny Desk concerts so much.

Being in a living painting

Jill Soloway, creator of TRANSPARENT, talks about equality on film sets and the chance to be working on a living painting. Her leading style is incredibly inspiring – safe leadership.

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And Still I Rise

In this video Maya Angelou recites her poem, “And Still I Rise” which she published in 1978.

Soothing Spaceship Sound

Exploring the secrets of soothing spaceship sounds.

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How To Cook With Cast Iron

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How the Electoral College Works

Today’s the day! Go VOTE!

Simon Sinek Q&A at CreativeMornings/San Diego

If you haven’t seen Simon’s recent CreativeMornings/San Diego talk, I recommend you watch it first. Then the above Q&A. What a remarkable human!

Alexis Taylor and his Stationary Bike

Alexis Taylor pedals a stationary bike in random London locations in the video for his solo track “So Much Further To Go”. LOVE this! So much!

This Song Reduces Anxiety by Up to 65 Percent

Given the upcoming US election here on Tuesday, I could most certainly use some stress reducing tunes. According to Dr. David Lewis-Hodgson of Mindlab International the above song produced a greater state of relaxation than any other music tested to date. In fact, listening to “Weightless” resulted in a striking 65 percent reduction in participants’ overall anxiety, and a 35 percent reduction in their usual physiological resting rates.

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Soviet Arcade Machines

I want to go visit The Museum of Soviet Arade Machines!

Dare to Disagree

Most people instinctively avoid conflict, but as Margaret Heffernan shows us, good disagreement is central to progress. In this TED talk she illustrates how the best partners aren’t echo chambers — and how great research teams, relationships and businesses allow people to deeply disagree.

Mont Saint-Michel

Mont Saint-Michel looks like a fairytale castle, but it’s actually a French monastery. It’s on my list of places to visit one day.

Charlie The Diver

My friend Erik Proulx captured 74-year-old Austin resident Charlie doing some incredible flips of a diving board. Apparently he does so every Sunday 5pm, like clock-work. Yes to routines, and yes to growing old gracefully and full of life.

Scream Room

This made me chuckle: Egyptian bookstore’s ‘Scream Room’ lets customers yell all they want. I bet this would be really popular in the US right now…

Take a Breath | Jason Santa Maria

comp

comp is a redesign of the classic composition notebook––made for the 21st century.

How China Is Changing Your Internet

What was once known as the land of cheap rip-offs may now offer a glimpse of the future — and American companies are taking notice: Chinese Tech Firms Forced to Choose Market: Home or Everywhere Else

Melting Skittles

Totally doing this with my kids this weekend! Melting Skittles with hot water!

FOMO Survival Kit

The idea behind the FOMO Survival Kit made me chuckle. It’s a student project by Lara Défayes, a fresh Media & Interaction design graduate of ECAL in Lausanne.

(FOMO = Fear Of Missing Out)

Palette

If I was a photographer I would jump on buying the Palette Controllers for faster and more convenient photo retouching.

Seth Godin in conversation with Marie Forleo

Beautiful conversation between Seth Godin and Marie Forleo.

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Mortified

Mortified is an event series where adults share their most embarrassing childhood artifacts (journals, letters, poems, lyrics, plays, home movies, art) on stage. Hear grown men and women confront their past with tales of their first kiss, first puff, worst prom, fights with mom, life at bible camp, worst hand job, best mall job, and reasons they deserved to marry Jon Bon Jovi. So incredibly entertaining.

Definitely subscribing to their podcast.

People Watching

People watching by Scott Wayne. Oddly fascinating.