Synchrony

Synchrony

Synchrony made me look. It is a music therapy platform that helps parents and children with autism develop intimacy and promote understanding with each other through improvised music play.

I want to touch it.

Simple Machines by Tinybop

Simple Machines is the latest app by Brooklyn based Tinybop. The app allows you to explore the playful side of physics. Just like all their earlier apps, Simple Machines is *beautifully* illustrated and thoughtfully executed. Team Tinybop continues to create apps that I *want* my kids to play with; Educational, fun, and well-designed. Two swissmiss thumbs up!

Married for 55 Years

The story of a 55 years of marriage.

Comma Queen

The New Yorker has a video series on language. In this episode, Mary Norris talks about commas.

The Reinvention of Normal

I just watched this wonderful mini-documentary on artist, inventor, and designer Dominic Wilcox with my kids. Everyone’s mind was blown.

(In case you’re a parent and not familiar with The Kid Schould See this I recommend you put that blog on your radar.

Son Lux: Change is Everything

Impressive music video for the lead single from Son Lux’s upcoming album Bones.

How To Connect With Anyone

Studies say that 4 minutes of uninterrupted eye contact can increase intimacy.

The Rise of the NYC Skyline

This is breathtaking: The elevators to the observatory atop 1 World Trade Center show an animated time lapse that recreates the development of New York City’s skyline, from the 1500s to today.

The Generosity Experiment

Sasha Dichter’s Generosity Experiment made me think. It’s all about leading with generosity.

Stevie Wonder

Last night I had the incredible privilege to see music legend Stevie Wonder in concert. What a talented human being! There is nothing I respect and admire more than masters in their craft and growing old gracefully, staying relevant and full of life.

Why You Should Be Nice

Stephen Post discusses the mental and physical benefits of altruistic behavior. So much of this resonates with the magic that is the global CreativeMornings volunteer family.

Hakanai

Hakanaï / trailer from Adrien M / Claire B on Vimeo.

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure to enjoy a Hakanaï performance at BAM. It was a stunning visual firework. I wish I could see it another time. Or even better, I’d love to call one of those interactive projection cubes my own. You know, to play with during a coffee break at work… You should check their schedule to see if they’re performing in your city anytime soon.

NYTimes Cooking Techniques

NYTImes Cooking Techniques

I just got lost in a sea of short and refreshingly basic Cooking Technique Videos over on the New York Times. Here’s how you shuck an oyster.

I wish the internet would have been around when I was a kid…

LifePaint

Impressive: Volvo introduces LifePaint: A reflective spray only visible at night.

Michael Bierut on the Power of Logos

Michael Bierut interview at Design Indaba.

(via Quipsologies)

A Tale of Two Americas

What an incredibly powerful talk by Anand Giridharadas. Do yourself a favor and take 19minutes to watch this.

After the Kodak Moment

Kodak has prioritized its patent portfolio and the Eastman Business Park since it declared bankruptcy in 2012. Despite some success, the company might never live up to the legacy of its own past. After the Kodak Moment.

Buckminster Fuller on The Geodesic Life



Buckminster Fuller
on The Geodesic Life in Episode 1, by Quoted Studios.

How to become a better person

My love for The School of Life keeps growing. This video is so good. Totally sharing with my kids.

Winter Wakeskating

This is breathtaking. Hat tip to Brian Grubb.

OK Go + Pilobolus

I took Ella (8) to see Pilobolus at BAM yesterday. We *LOVED* the performance. The last piece was based on the above music video with OK GO. It totally messes with your head and our perception of gravity. Enjoy the full interactive experience at allisnotlo.st.

American Kids Try Breakfast from Other Countries

The Cut created the above video featuring American children testing out breakfast foods they’ve never experienced before. The video was inspired by this NYTimes article. So many priceless expressions.

Maira Kalman: My Favorite Things

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.”

Beautifully executed by Gael Towey! Don’t miss the other videos in her series Portraits in Creativity.

Freaker For Your Feet!

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…)