Drywall

As someone who really doesn’t like to clean the stove, I love the idea behind this slightly silly looking product called Frywall. It is a silicone splatter guard that fits inside the rim of any pot or pan, so spattering and sizzling food won’t spray out.

Inside the mind of a master procrastinator

I had the pleasure to see Tim Urban speak at The Nantucket Project yesterday. He spoke on artificial intelligence and it blew my mind. I looked him up and found this talk on procrastination. Such a talented and incredibly smart speaker.

Glitter

Sony BRAVIAT commercial fills a derelict casino with 4000 glitter balloons. The is visually stunning.

Fake Cabbage

What are you good at? Making cabbage you can’t eat. What?

Bardos in Mandagon

Mandagon is a video game inspired by Tibetan Buddhism.

(via Chris)

Moving: Vincent van Gogh Today

This is surprisingly moving: In an episode of Doctor Who from 2010, the Doctor and his companion Amy take Vincent van Gogh, who was not a commercially successful artist in his own lifetime, to the Musée d’Orsay to see an entire room filled with his paintings.

(via Kottke)

“Soy Yo” Video

Fantastic video by Bomba Estéreo – an ode to independent girls! Definitely showing this my 10 year old today!

The first secret of design is … noticing

As human beings, we get used to “the way things are” really fast. But for designers, the way things are is an opportunity … Could things be better? How? In this funny, breezy talk, Tony Fadell, the man behind the iPod and the Nest thermostat shares some of his tips for noticing — and driving — change.

Relationships Are Hard, But Why?

Relationships are hard. But what if it’s not you or them or sex, money or even who picks up the socks. What if there is a far more primitive reason? Interesting talk by Stan Catkin.

Simone Giertz’s Most Spectacular Robots

I adore this woman and her completely absurd robots.

One Juice. One Dance.

I am virtually high-fiving Marcus Sjögren: His company got a 150 bottle juice delivery but everyone was on vacation. So he biked the city, handing out the juice bottles in exchange for a dance. Adorable!

Love and Self-Love

Alain de Botton says that one of the oddest things we need in order to love is a vital ingredient known as self-love.

Fragile

Where Is The Love?

Nearly 15 years after a post 9/11 landscape inspired them to write the original, the Black Eyed Peas have reimagined Where is the love at what feels another critical moment.

Happy Friday Everyone!

This rolling Panda made me smile. Happy Friday everyone!

Listen To The Whisper

Kio Stark: Why you should talk to strangers

So happy to see my friend Kio Stark‘s TED talk just having gone live. She speaks on the magic that happens when you talk to strangers. By doing so, you’re making beautiful interruptions into the expected narrative of your daily life — and theirs. Can’t wait to read her book on the topic.

KENZO Perfume Commercial

Now, this is a fragrance commercial that made me look. Thanks for breaking the mold, Spike Jonze.

Michael Jackson’s Birthday

Today would be Michael Jackson’s 58th birthday, which reminded me of Man in The Mirror, one of my favorites, and a song more timely than ever.

How To Overcome Procrastination

In this video Stuart Langfield and Marco Patricio outline the procrastination problem and some solution(s).

(via Chris Glass)

Milton Glaser Wants Your Vote

Milton Glaser wants you to prove you exist, by voting at this upcoming election.

Don’t know who Milton Glaser is?

Staring Out Of The Window

Thanks School of Life. I’ll start staring out of the window a bit more often…

A Floating Hot Tub

The HotTug is the world’s first wood-fired hot tub that you can bathe and “sail” in. Float down a river in the middle of winter, sipping a cold drink and soaking in the steaming hot water! SO FUN!

The Life of a NYC Ice Cream Truck Driver

A short video about the daily life of a NYC ice cream truck operator. Sounds like a hard job.