Loop, built in a gallery on a mountainside in the South Korean capital, uses 400 metres of track and 100,000 marbles. I would love to see this in person, with my kids.
Life is never a straight line, that’s for sure. Fine / Not Fine print by Marc Johns.
– “People are the way they are because of wounds they have not tended to. Whatever the reason, we cannot heal another. Only they can.” Read the full article here.
– A few simple tricks to be less on your phone.
– Love the idea of a swing as a night table in this post. But good luck putting beverages on it, as shown in the photo.
– This made me laugh: Productivity hacks to rule kindergarten like a Silicon Valley boss (via)
– Lovely! Dipped hoop earrings.
– Whoa! Check out this experimental bike which features a frame that twists in the middle.
– I like this minimal Wonky Grid Duvet Cover
– 5 Mantras for Dealing with Difficult People and Tense Situations. I really liked the first one: “Don’t push buttons that don’t need to be.”
– Beautiful project by Adobe Resident Aundre Larrow studying how our sense of place impacts us.
– A literal nest egg, to collect change and be smashed when full. (Ouch, the price though)
– I want one: ‘Kniterate‘, a digital desktop knitting machine, will help you make custom clothing from scratch.
– Mailchimp (100% bootstrapped) has an “investor relations” page about their investments in their community
– I love love love the new Tattly Mod Florals Set by Inaluxe.
– “Observation is no substitute for doing.” On being a bad manager, by Jason Fried.
– “There’s a lot of anxiety right now about Gen Z’s amount of screen time. But have you seen what we’re up to?” Letter home from Camp Wolfram
– Here’s a wall hook for the cycling obsessed.
– Start Planning for Fall Now With This Interactive Foliage Map
– The remarkable James Victore is sharing his wisdom
– If you close the Amazon app, get off the couch, and shop at independent shops this holiday season, you could be helping rebuild your local economy.
– A monthly expenses template for digital workers. Digital expenses sum up quickly.
– You can now see Instagram Stories on the web.
– Son secretly makes a video about his mom to help her find a boyfriend
– Practical:Sink Caddy.
– MIT researchers created a workout suit with ventilating flaps that open when you sweat and get hot.
– Instagram takes up 30% of mine: How to see which apps are wasting your iPhone battery
– psst… Tattly is running a Labor Day Sale. Get 30% off on all pairs with code SUMMERVIBES30.
Yes they look ridiculous but I would totally use one of these privacy helmets called Helmfon.
(Anyone know who created this?)
– Download 200+ Free Modern Art Books from the Guggenheim Museum
– Shining a light on the positive impact immigrants have on the world: thebrightside.co
– Seth Godin is going to teach you how to tell stories that resonate with his brand new online seminar.
– The wonderful Olimpia Zagnoli launched a Skillshare class.
– An alarm rug that forces you to get up. Brilliant and annoying.
– Dieter Rams’ classic design principles updated for the tech industry
– Nomadic gardener rents people’s yards to grow produce
– Here’s your chance to explore Sicily with one of my favorite humans, Linda Sarris, aka The Cheeky Chef. A week of Italian culture and culinary delights. YES!
– Page Weight lets you see how images affect your page speed.
– Helen Dealtry makes beautiful scarves.
– This wall rack is beautiful and practical. The two conditions that have to be met to enter my home.
– A person is a person through other persons. “We know from everyday experience that a person is partly forged in the crucible of community. Relationships inform self-understanding. Who I am depends on many ‘others’: my family, my friends, my culture, my work colleagues.” (via one of my favorite newsletters)
– Jamila Woods – “Holy”
– Beautifully designed weight training equipment? Wow!
– I want to give this Make-Ahead “Ham & Cheese” Breakfast Casserole a try!
– “No parent should ever have to decide if they can afford to save their child’s life. It just shouldn’t happen.” Jimmy Kimmel
– Love what Jason Fried is doing over at Basecamp with their new referral program: You save $50 on your first month if you sign up with this link and the best part: They are going to be donating $50 per signup to the Chicago Food Depository.
– I feel great. I feel great. I feel great.
(Phases of the Moon, animated with Virtual Moon Atlas)
– This color fold poster is stunning.
– Put that Lacoste logo in a fish tank with this brooch.
– FUN: Galaxy Rocket Adventure Cape
– This Wristwatch baby rattle made me laugh.
– The Noun Project put together this “Icons for Change” collection of progressive posters.
– I really really want a stump stool.
– One of my favorite Instagram accounts: Aesthetics of Joy. I especially love the idea of the hashtag “joyspotting”. We should all have our radars out for moments of joy.
– If I lived in Austin I would team up with this Laura Victore.
– I want to live here.
– I love chickens. And I like this Chicken Run Print.
– Don’t miss the massive Spring Sale over at Tattly: Get 40% off until end of day Monday EST with discount code 40SPRING.
– My kids would approve of this pencil porcupine.
– Envelope Template. Love love love.
– This German Wall Calendar won my heart.
– Sometimes things that scare you aren’t actually all that scary.
– Season 3 of the CreativeMornings podcast is in full swing.
I remember having to clean the black board in first grade with a natural sea sponge. My kids love to play with them in the bathtub! And, I simply think they are pretty to look at.
Check out Lucy Engelmann’s portfolio.
– Recommended reading: America Has Never Been So Ripe for Tyranny, by Andrew Sullivan
– Cheese Lovers, listen up, according to this study eating cheese is good for your heart.
– Love this: Doodl Club is a coloring book club for creative kids. Members receive an artist-made, zine-format, 24 page coloring book monthly.
– The person behind this Tumblr is turning temptation of eating something into a blog action item: I didn’t eat this. Smart!
– Loving these minimal notebooks and postcards.
– Need some design inspiration? Top 75 Design Blogs and their Best Articles
– Cindy Gallop’s CreativeMorning talk is now available as a podcast. It went live this morning.
– For more than a century, all New York City leases expired and started on the same day of the year, May 1.
– “.. working mothers are viewed as more distracted and less productive, while working fathers are viewed as more stable because they have kids to support.” This Is Exactly How Hard It Is For Mom Entrepreneurs
– Peas are totally underrated. Here are three recipes that make my mouth water.
– This is a soccer match I would actually watch
– Need a space in NYC or SF for a meeting, photo shoot, pop-up or a party? Check out Splacer.
– My heart is open 7 Days a week. Yours?
– I don’t know about you but I feel GREAT!
A few weeks ago I got a call from my friend Mark at MailChimp in which he asked: “What would you say if we made a commercial on Tattly for Viceland TV?” Needless to say, I nearly fell off my chair. Sure enough, a few weeks later, Vice and their huge crew showed up at Tattly HQ and filmed a day straight. And above is the end product, which you can also see here. How cool is MailChimp? For a small bootstrapped company like Tattly, generous PR gestures like this one are a big deal.
MailChimp was part of Tattly from the very beginning. In fact, when I started the project, almost five years ago, I ran out of money and didn’t have the funds to print the first batch of tattoos. Rusty who helped me at the time had the idea to add a sponsored bonus Tattly in every order. We pitched the idea to MailChimp and they said yes, which allowed us to get production going. Interesting fact: MailChimp knows the pain of being a bootstrapped company. They are still, years later, privately held, which I think you can sense when you pay a bit of attention. They are and have been generously supporting creative projects around the world. (I myself fall into this category also with CreativeMornings. MailChimp was our first global partner) I consider them a “angel investor of the creative world” not just with Tattly but with many other conferences, magazines, experimental-creative-you-name-it-proejcts. Their generous support is making a real difference.
Thank you MailChimp. Tattly (and the rest of the creative world) loves and appreciates you.