Friday Link Pack

MANERA – ISLANDS OF THE STRANGERS from MANERA – Stay Salty – on Vimeo.

– Wow! Zooniverse is the world’s largest and most popular platform for people-powered research. (via)

– I would LOVE one of these blankets.

String art. Love it.

– Emily Cohen has tons of experience in running and advising design studios and agencies. She came out with a book.

– Please tell me you know about Various Keytags? Right?

Skim reading is the new normal.

– Interesting! Collaborative gift books for your favorite people.

CMYK Rainbows.

– More of this: Phluid is New Yorks’ first ‘gender-free’ clothing store celebrating non-binary fashion.

The Art of Being Completely Alone

– Hey US based folks, are you registered to vote? Do you need an absentee ballot? (No link, just a question!)

This photo!

What if we only worked on projects we’re willing to commit to doing 100 times?

Dense Discovery is a weekly newsletter helping web workers be productive, stay inspired, and think critically. I admire Kai Brach’s work.

Is it true?

– Ooooh! Giant Paper Sculptures Inspired by Microscopic Organisms

– Wait what? You can buy a $4,759 meat slicer in the MoMA store. I would have loved to be in that buyer meeting.

How to run a better meeting

– I keep coming back to this one. I don’t have a dog. But I want this dog bed.

– This new Fuchsias Tattly by Vincent Jeanerot is beautiful.


Cool jobs to apply for:

Herman Miller is looking to hire a Product Manager.

Factory 360 is looking for a lead designer.

Adobe is hiring a Creative Director.

UncommonGoods is looking to hire a COO.

There are over 1,300 jobs listed on the new CreativeMornings job board.Search full time, part time, contract, remote, freelance, internships.

Friday Link Pack

– OMG! Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards!

– I love this new Sea/Dusk print by Christoph Niemann.

Compare iPhone models.

– “Your anger is a sign that somebody has crossed a boundary.

Tim Ferriss and Scott Belsky in conversation.

This auction of Paul Rand work, and belongings, is an absolute joy. (via)

Did you know? “If you start counting from zero your lips won’t touch until you reach 1 million.”

Wealthsimple asked me to talk about money.

– Comedian continues to create witty parodies of bizarre celebrity photos. Made me laugh.

– This throw!

– I like this approach on how to deal with the onslaught of marketing/product solicitations. (I get about 30-50 per week!)

Colorplan is a fun way to play around with color combinations. (via Chris)

Inflatable pug.

– This is one beautiful, wooden step ladder. (Yes, also expensive!)

– These hot water bottles put a smile on my face.

– I love these polka dotted sheets.

– Ever wondered what the world would look like without billboards bus decals, and banners?

When running was for weirdos.

– Today is a Rosemary day for me.


Cool jobs to apply for:

– Better is hiring a Head of Product Design in New York.

– Flatiron School is hiring a Community Marketing Associate in Chicago, Dallas, Denver and more.

– MailChimp is hiring an Android Engineer in Atlanta.

– The Creative Exchange is hiring a part-time Designer/Photographer in Brooklyn (remote friendly).

Asana is hiring a Head of Sales in Sydney, Australia.

There are over 1,000 jobs listed on the new CreativeMornings job board.

Friday Link Pack

Choreographer & acrobat Yoann Bourgeois and pianist Alexandre Tharaud have collaborated on a performance that combines a trampoline, a staircase, and Claude Debussy’s most famous composition, Clair de Lune.

This commercial made me giggle.

Animals interrupting wildlife photographers. The best.

Letters from immigrants.

– I feel this: The Alternative to Thinking All the Time (via)

– So much respect for Cory Booker. Hear him in conversation with Krista Tippett in On Being. (via)

Doodle Addicts is an online art community of 20k+ artists, built by a team of two. Love going through the submissions. Lovely.

– Wow, Coca Cola, you have my respect. This is good. (via)

– My friend Yng recommended this solo show by James Clar about all forms of reality at the Jane Lombard Gallery in NYC. I’ll definitely check it out. (It’s free to see!)

– I can’t stop laughing at this.

Urban wind turbines. Wow.

– For our CreativeMornings Summit last week we ordered Custom Oxford Pennants. They looked fantastic.

Wait for it.

– My kids would dig this beanbag.

– I love this piece of advice my friend Larissa got from her grandfather.

– “Give All” Agency open sourced every method they’ve used with clients for the past 10 years. All available here: Design Strategy Toolkits.

– Oliver Jeffers collaborated with Veja. I’d wear these. (You can get the same designs as Tattly as well)

– I want a family t-shirt like this.

People are creating threads of simple pleasures. (via)

Glyphs App lets you make your own fonts.

– Use this checklist to determine how your three closest friends are positively influencing your life and which areas need improving: Blue Zone Checklists


Cool jobs to apply for:

MailChimp is looking to hire a Senior Product Designer in Brooklyn.
Spredfast is looking to fill multiple roles from Sydney, to Austin, to London to Paris.
Asana is looking to hire UR Engineering interns and content writers.
JustWorks is hiring from Receptionists, to Business Intelligence Analysts, to Products Operation Coordinators. Check them out.

There are over 700 jobs listed on the CreativeMornings job board.

Friday Link Pack

– Dan Cederholm interviewed me for the Dribbble podcast. We had some good laughs.

– Did you get your tickets yet to the NYC edition of Color Factory? I can’t wait to go!

This is what it’s like to drive through a wildfire. My heart rate went up watching this. How terrifying. And how good to know they made it out safe and sound.

– YES! 32 Lessons from this year’s Do Lectures.

– I couldn’t stop laughing seeing this Girlfriend Pillow. (There’s no boyfriend version. I checked.)

No Caller ID

– The Dutch call sprinkles Disko Dip?

– I agree with Joanna: A great, important Twitter thread about race. Worth reading, rereading and sharing.

Kids furniture made from old plastic toys.

Solving the spaghetti problem

International Smart 4 Charger. Want!

Why I use Paper Notebooks in 2018 (via Chris)

– Some of my personal experience made it into this article on divorce.

– You’ve seen this delightful TED talk by Christoph Niemann? Just making sure.

New York Public Library Is Now Lending Out Ties and Other Accessories for Job Interviews

– I love this Large Leaf Bolster Pillow.

Women’s Pockets are Inferior (via Chris)

– I want to play with these Archiblocks

Happy Children Do Chores

– A big thank you Codecademy for sponsoring my blog and RSS Feed this week.


Cool jobs to apply for:

– First Principle in Brooklyn is looking to hire a Product Designer.
– Seed in Los Angeles is looking to hire a Social Media Manager and a Senior Designer.
Bluebeam in Pasadena is looking to hire a Product Manager, User Experience Designer and Visual Designer.
Herman Miller is looking to hire a Writer/Editor.
Flocabulary in Brooklyn is looking to hire a Director of Sales, an Event Marketing Manager and a VP of Engineering.
Adobe in San Francisco is looking to hire a Copywriter, Community and Social Support Strategist, A Product Marketing Manager and a Creative Director.

See hundreds more jobs over on the CreativeGuild job board.

Friday Link Pack

Happy Weekend Everyone!

– I want to visit this off-the grid, minimal cabin.

The Alternative to Thinking All the Time (via)

– “We now live in a country where it is seen as abnormal, or even criminal, to allow children to be away from direct adult supervision, even for a second.” Motherhood in the Age of Fear

There ain’t no half stepping.

– Adam Grant’s simple trick for actually enjoying your successes (via)

– Artist/designer Ron Hemphill is making a flag a day, for 100 consecutive days. When he is not making flags, he works as Creative Director at a busy start up. Love this!

12 Facts About the Liver

MailChimp made a video game. I love this company so much.

A Definition of Success

– Knowing how painful it can be planning for a tradshow booth, I like the modularity and clean looks of Play Wood.

– The new Wolf Tattly by Victor Melendez is beautiful.

– I aspire to have a living room with such tall ceilings and this much art on the walls one day.

This dog!

The underestimated power of a hand-written ‘thank you’ letter.

– This newsletter archive is full of goodness and inspiration.

– I was interviewed by the Adobe blog folks.

Brooklyn Mom & Pop is a guide to independent, family-run restaurants, bars and stores. Places that do things just as they have for decades. Love this!

– A big thank you Skylar Yoo for sponsoring my blog this week.


Cool jobs to apply for:
Access Ventures in Louisville are looking to hire an Operations, Principal.
Asana is hiring a Product Designer.
California Sunday Magazine is looking to hire a Creative Director and Creative Associate.
We Transfer is looking for a Product Designer in Amsterdam.
Spredfast in Austin is looking to hire a Social Media Coordinator.
Firebelly in Chicago is looking to hire a Project Producer and Design Apprentice.

Friday Link Pack

(via)

– Tattly is having its once-a-year-totally-bonanza-50%-birthday-sale right now!

Women Who Design, a directory of women working in the design industry (via)

A Primer on UX/UI Design

Glyphs App allows you to create Fonts on your Mac

– Completely in love with this cat furniture company. Modern and beautiful cat trees, beds, etc.

Quick, Easy-to-Finish Tasks Build Momentum in the Morning

– Cute overload: Baby throws his hands up after being un-swaddled

Hold Your Fire: The shirt that raises money to support gun control, made by a girl who misses her dad.

5 signs you are doing better than you think you are.

How to Notice and Avoid Dark Patterns Online

– I would love to experience an Outstanding in the Field Dinner.

Hurry Slowly Episode with Austin Kleon – Pencil vs Computer

What pigeons do for fun!

– This 6 month old baby has some epic hair.

– A big thank you to Allen Gannett for sponsoring my blog this week. I’ll definitely give Can You Learn To Be More Creative? a read!


Cool jobs to apply for:

California Sunday Magazine is looking to hire a Creative Director, Creative Associate and Assistant Editor.

We Transfer is looking for a Product Designer in Amsterdam.

Firebelly in Chicago is looking to hire a Project Producer and Design Apprentice.

Alchemy is looking to hire a front-end developer and junior developer. Remote!

MailChimp is hiring a whole army! Some of the jobs that stood out: Senior Producer (Atlanta), Talent Scout (Atlanta), Senior Designer (Atlanta), Software Engineer (Brooklyn and Oakland). See all jobs.

Did you know CreativeMornings recently launched a job board and a creative company directory?

Friday Link Pack

Birds of Paradise mating dance never fails to make me smile ear to ear.

– This quote on love and being patient made me think.

– “People are just less connected with other people…. So *in fact*, there is less community. It’s not just that people feel it, it’s actually happening.

What does sleep do?

– I can’t stop watching this: A guy dropping something in Brasil

– ‘The Erasures’: a collection of oil and acrylic-on-canvas paintings that depict historical paintings of prominent political figures and landscapes, that have had large parts of their form erased.

– “Over-scheduled people develop a kind of tunnel vision. They’re just keeping their heads above water – scrambling from one meeting to the next, or one to-do list item to the next – and they become less insightful, less controlled, and less forward-thinking.”

A complete guide to getting what you want. (via)

– Finally, Slack improved search.

Instapaper is going independent. Wow. Hat tip off to Pinterest.

Five ways to make your presentation better.

– Simone, the queen of silly robots, talks about her experience of having had to undergo brain surgery. Love this woman.

Barack Obama’s 2018 Summer Reading List

What a NYC moment. Made me laugh.

– I never understood why the Venom transactions are public to begin with: Make your Venmo transactions private. Seriously

– And I thought Lyft was the good guy. I guess I was wrong: MIT study shows how much driving for Uber or Lyft sucks

– Love this minimal Rail Wardrobe System.

– I’d call this “winning at life

– Psst… Tattly launched a new website last week. Who knew filtering 700 designs by color is so much fun?

– A big thank you to Fundit for sponsoring my blog this week. Their service is super cool. I have some ideas on what t-shirts I want to make…


Cool jobs to apply for:
Did you know CreativeMornings recently launched a job board and a creative company directory?

– Ultravirgo in Brooklyn is looking to hire a Graphic Designer.

– The fine folks at HelpScout are looking to hire a Lead Product Manager. This position is remote.

– Spredfast in Austin is looking to hire a Creative Director.

– MailChimp is looking to hire a Senior Product Designer for their Brooklyn Office.

Asana in SF is hiring 65 folks: From head of sales, to a German speaking Sales Rep. It’s like a buffet of jobs.

View all 400+ global job listings here.

Friday Link Pack

(via The Curious Brain)

– Today is Tattly’s 7th Birthday. I love this little, quirky, creative company of mine. So much gratitude to everyone on my team (past and current) for helping shape and build this labor of love.

keyword void, or search void, n.: a situation where searching for answers about a keyword returns an absence of authoritative, reliable results, in favor of “content produced by a niche group with a particular agenda.”

– A Microburst Drops Heavy Rain Over Austria’s Lake Millstatt – Time Lapse

Street Wisdom

– Stunning! Winners of the 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

– I enjoy the new financial column on Cup of Jo.

An Open Letter From A Corgi To The People Who Laugh At His Butt

– To Get Your Kid Moving, Walk Out the Door

– I always have a hard time finding a good movie on Netflix. I am really talented at digging out all of the mediocre ones. This list of 100 movies to stream on Netflix will hopefully help.

– The difference between success and failure can be as simple as keeping in touch. Keep in touch. (via)

– I feel this GIF.

“Magical” Waterfall Glowing at Night Captured With a Simple Lighting Trick

– Uh oh. Open offices make you less open (via)

Five Women Fashion Photographers Who Changed The Industry

– This three piece sloth ring made me giggle.

– These black and white baskets are beautiful.

– A big thank you to Ode to Things for sponsoring my blog this week.


Cool jobs to apply for:

– Mucca Design is looking for a Project Manager in Brooklyn or remote.

– Pop-Up Magazine is hiring a Creative Director, Assistant Editor for Social Media, and an Art Director in San Francisco.

– Commoner is looking for a part-time Account Manager in Melbourne.

– Food 52 is looking to hire a Project Manager.

Did you know CreativeMornings now has a job board and a creative company directory?

Friday Link Pack

Dancing in Movies.

The Everyone Welcome Initiative

– “About sixty thousand different thoughts are said to go through a person’s mind over the course of a day. …”

– “A good cheese knife is very important.” I like this couple.

– “Keep showing up despite the chaos.”

– Love these alphabet rubber stamps.

This is a mirror.

– Great read: Tim Berners-Lee, the man who created the world wide web, has some regrets (Thank you Manu)

Bertrand Russell on What Makes a Fulfilling Life

– In case you missed this: 10 Hours of Relaxing Oceanscapes, from BBC Earth

I like the way I feel.

– Mexican social anthropologist and photographer Anuar Patjane Floriuk shares his unique perspective of the seas with his stunning series Underwater Realm.

French Bookstore Invites its Instagram Followers to Judge Books by Their Covers

This thread! What‘s something that seems obvious within your profession, but the general public seems to misunderstand?

Beat Generosity Burnout. (via Jocelyn)

Sal’s Shoes is an organization making sure that your used, loved (and barely worn) outgrown children’s shoes are delivered straight from you to those in need.

– Totally intrigued by Street Wisdom.

– This Norwegian Public Toilet is something else!

– I am downloading and installing this pronto: A Tool to Make OS X Great Again

– A few weeks ago I gave a talk at 99u in which I share some of my favorite interview questions when hiring and talk about the kind, big hearted, fun work culture I am after.

– A big thank you to Onsen for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed. I use and LOVE them!

Friday Link Pack

My link pack this week is shorter than usual as I am on a farm in Wales, attending the wonderful, heart opening Do Lectures, sleeping in teepees. (You can tune in on the (paid) lifestream.)

IKEA Hacks for your patio

– “The problem with the jerk path is not that it isn’t more effective, it’s that you have to spend your days being a jerk.” The Jerk Fallacy

– Holy smokes: Eminem’s sign language interpreter is remarkable.

Paul McCartney Carpool Karaoke

– Adobe Has Created Five Fonts From the Lost Lettering of Original Bauhaus Designers (via Chris)

10 Ways To Lose The Underdog Spirit.

– Widly fascinating: Dr. Robert Lanza MD and astronomer Bob Berman have developed an explanation of the universe in which none of us dies. It’s called “biocentrism,” and states that life and consciousness create the reality we experience, and without those two elements, it’s just not there.

– A big thank you to Pipsticks and Workman Publishing for sponsoring my blog this week.

Friday Link Pack

Here’s How You Can Help Fight Family Separation at the Border

– This story! A lonely 94-year-old man put a pool in his backyard and let kids in neighborhood use it.

A huge community where yoga is free and events promote neighborhood bonding. This sounds like the future.

10 Unusual Musical Instruments From Around the World

– “For the first time in its history, New York is, well, boring.”‘

– !!!! Woman Spends 3 Years Converting Old Bus Into Mobile Home, And It Looks Better Than Most Apartments

19 Tactics to Solve the Chicken-or-Egg Problem and Grow Your Marketplace

– What the what? Two Human Toes Were Stolen From an Anatomy Exhibit

Domino Park looks stunning!

– I love this website and Instagram account so much: Nitch. I want to have coffee with the person that runs it. Who is it?

Human feet as a geological force

– Do you have negatives or slides in your closet from the days before smartphones? I do, and I haven’t gotten around to tackling the task of transferring them into digital format. Wondering if PictoScanner is any good.

The Observers is a curious community dedicated to photography and books, an interview series in which notable photographers, curators, and filmmakers speak about the photo books that inspire their work.

– From earlier this week: Seized Belongings of Migrants

– A big thank you to Elegante Press for sponsoring my blog this week.

Friday Link Pack (on a Thursday!)

– This vintage pin made me laugh out loud.

– “In every endeavor that isn’t already easy for you, progress requires you to move into certain uncomfortable feelings with regularity. So it makes sense, if you can, to interpret those feelings as good, rewarding, and reassuring—even though they aren’t, in and of themselves, pleasant.” The Art of Enjoying The Burn (via)

– I feel this: Live to Make Enamel Sign

– This Best Bud + Patch card is adorable.

In Praise of Extreme Moderation

– A resource for learning about indigenous territories, languages and treaties native-land.ca

– “de-personalizing” the situation by viewing feedback as useful data rather than an attack on your character. Pay attention to the facts you’ve received rather than your emotional response to it, and compartmentalize the feedback by incorporating only what’s useful to you. How to deal with negative feedback

– Meg Lewis created a self-discovery workbook and video series empowering to be you, called FullTimeYou. This looks fun.

– This Tweet on dating made me laugh, then sigh.

How to Work Alone, by Paul Jun

– I captured my favorite NYC moment of this week. It was glorious!

– An old mobile home turned into a swimming pool. So cool!

– I am a huge Raceltte fan and own a big Raclette grill, but I am tempted to get one of these small ones for a dinner of two.

Thoughts of dog. Made me chuckle.

Neon Moiré is a curated event guide of the world’s most interesting design conferences and events on our digitized world.

– “The point is, when you’ve been conducting your working life at the speed of a freight train, it takes quite a long time to roll to a stop and/or point yourself in a new direction—toward a new way of being, living, and working.” Confessions of a Burnt Out Over-Achiever

– I am collecting favorite songs to dance to. What is yours?

– A big thank you to the Noun Project for sponsoring my blog this week.

Friday Link Pack

GateGuru is an airport terminal guide. It will show you all the eateries, shops, and services located in your terminal, along with the location. (via KK)

– What actually happens when you recycle? What happens after you put it in your recycling bin? Listen in. (What stood out to me: The companies that own the recycling centers also most of the time own the landfills. Uh oh!)

Silent Dinners would make me uncomfortable, in the best way possible.

– This is an interesting and thought provoking Twitter thread on Wealth and money by Michael Karnjanaprakorn.

– Congrats to Seth Godin for his new and shiny blog home. (Yay! WordPress!) One of the few blogs I read daily!

– Three friends recommended How to change your mind by Michael Pollan to me over the past few weeks. I think it’s a sign. Downloading the audiobook pronto.

– In iOS 12, you can use your iPhone as a remote microphone, and listen on AirPods. Great for noisy restaurants or lecture halls, or anyone who has trouble hearing!

– Loving this soft purse by Baggu.

Galaxy Glass water bottle.

Hand gesture posters. (via)

– This is an interesting listen: After years of pay secrecy, Fog Creek has revealed the salaries of all its employees.

– I love this shower curtain by Quiet Town.

Why no one answers the phone anymore

Logos with Hidden Meanings (via)

– Some of these free embroidery patterns are stunning.

Start Something Pin.

– What the what? Zaha Hadid’s only completed private residence (via)

The Day the Crayons Quit by Oliver Jeffers is one of my kid’s favorite picture books. Love the poster that goes with it.

professional professional!

– These breasty vessels made me chuckle.

– I have been a fan of Various Keytags for a long time. They now offer a sterling silver version. LOVE!

Summer Tattly!

– A big thank you to Onsen for sponsoring my blog this week. I *LOVE* their towels!


Earlier this week:

– The future will be glorious: Beat Saber

Weekend Flow Chart

Understanding egg labels

A Real, Effective Apology Has Three Parts

Friday Link Pack

A waste bin with feet. Made me chuckle.

– I like this simple Yin Yang Hat by Ghostly.

Snurk, you guys keep making me laugh: Invisible Man Duvet Cover.

– This is a lovely, simple dish rack.

– This site is for all of you hardcore pet lovers!

– The fastest way to Brand Assets.

The Power of Listening in Helping People Change (via)

– These rainbow sponge and clouds made me giggle.

Royal Wedding Bag Lip Reading. Made me laugh.

– Oh, this Neon Fluorescent Lamp could definitely spice up some bland spaces. Where to put it?

– In this Hurrly Slowly episode on Feedback Jocelyn speaks on how criticism constrains creativity, while questions and appreciations help it expand. It really made me think.

– What a lovely notebook.

– Can you recycle coffee cups or greasy pizza boxes? If you’re tossing things in the recycling bin out of sheer hope, you might be an “aspirational recycler.”

Kindness prompt cards. The world needs this.

– I have linked to Gather before. Deserves another shout-out. Organize your desk.

– What Starbucks anti-bias training day was like, according to employees

– I like this poster by Fanny Schultz.

Jon Burgerman spoke at CreativeMornings/NYC today. My heart is full. If you’re in NYC you can visit his studio this weekend.

– I want to go see this dentist.

– Can’t stop gushing about how much this book has changed my life.

Digital besties.

– A big thank you to Parsons at Open Campus for sponsoring my blog this week.

Friday Link Pack

How to Befriend the Universe: Philosopher and Comedian Emily Levine on the Art of Meeting Reality on Its Own Terms

Bill Gates’ reading recommendations for Summer 2018

This Is How a Brick-and-Mortar Store Can Thrive in the Age of Amazon

– Love this statement of a parent of twins. (via Paul)

How to Pick a Career (That Actually Fits You)

– The New York Times Witty, Irreverent Photos That Satirize Family Living

You Can Now Mute Your Annoying Instagram Friends

– This will be my next read: A life of one’s own

A livesize puppet struggling to get through a revolving door.

Morning Sloth is a personalized wake-up service to help people start their day with a creative boost.

– This made me laugh: Muppet outtakes (Thank you Manu)

– Be still my heart: The Obamas Are Officially Making Netflix Shows Now

– Add yours: What are female owned/run service or e-commerce companies you LOVE?

– Want to see what your Twitter timeline would’ve looked like 10 years ago today, if you followed all the same people you do now?

– Amy Wambach Barnard Commencement 2018: Give me the Ball!

– The USPS is launching scratch-and-sniff stamps!

– Absolutely love this DesignMatters episode with Priya Parker who just published a book called The Art of Gathering.

– I’ve watched 120 hours of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway meetings — these are the top 5 things I learned

– There’s nothing like arriving at a family gathering or party with the FUNNEST Pack from Tattly. instant super friend/aunty status

– So many creative jobs on the CreativeGuild Jobs Board.

– A big thank you to Parsons at Open Campus for sponsoring my blog this week.

Friday Link Pack

This is STUUUUUNNNNING! ‘Ama’ is a short film performed and directed by deep sea diver and filmmaker Julie Gautier.

Ask a New Yorker on Gothamist is back. (via)

This story! For six decades, ‘the man with the golden arm’ donated blood — and saved 2.4 million babies

Remember when frontend was fun? (via)

– “People will chose things that don’t make them feel bad over time.”

– When I build my dream house, I want to make sure it has exterior built-in window seats.

– It’s bike season. Here are some of the best bike locks.

Indecisive spinner pin.

macOS pro-tip: toggle do not disturb by holding option and clicking on the notification center icon.

This is mesmerizing.

– Yum: Fennel Asparagus Salad

– I really like this note to self.

– More of this: Getty is trying to bring disability inclusion to stock photos

The New York Public Library Lets You Download 180,000 Images in High Resolution: Historic Photographs, Maps, Letters & More

How to use macOS Preview to merge multiple PDFs

A cheese pin. Why not?

– This made me laugh: Flopstarter, a platform for bad ideas.

– The Save Family Photos Instagram account is on a mission to save and share family stories, one photo at a time. Makes me want to take more pictures. (via Cup of Jo)

– This charming short film (part documentary, part cartoon) explains how to use a dial telephone, in 1927.

– Maira Kalman is a delight of a human. Really enjoyed this profile her. Also, I recommend you watch her CreativeMornings talk.

M. C. Escher (1898-1972). Prints and Drawings. The Boston Public Library collection is now digitized. (via Coudal)

– School of Visual Arts Presents 99 Hours of Free Photography Lectures

Put some veggies on you.

– Are you looking for a job in a creative company? Check out the CreativeGuild job board.

– A big thank you to Parsons at Open Campus for sponsoring my blog this week.

Friday Link Pack

How to delete your Netflix history

The 10 most uplifting songs, according to science

The surprising history of the picnic

21 Facts That Are Wholesome Little Rays Of Light In This Cold, Dark World

Rainbow stairs! Want!

– Some of these made me laugh out loud.

Bees necklace: handmade in New York from bees that didn’t survive the winter. By Slowfactory in collaboration with Camille D.

– These Felted Embroideries Remind Us to ‘Chill’

– Oh, this light!

How to Give Humble Feedback

– The two column guilt-free (yet motivating) to-do list (via)

– I just ordered two of these stacking planters. Excited.

– I gave a talk last Thursday at the 10th anniversary 99u conference and made a case for a kinder, more joyful, heart-forward leadership approach. The talk was live streamed and you can watch it here. (It starts around 5:10)

– Still laughing at the custom Tattly my team made a few weeks back of everyone’s head. What a great idea for a family reunion!

– This Feelings Keychain!

– Google is trying to make you more aware of how you use your phone with new controls for dealing with smartphone additions.

– I want to hang this question on a wall in my office.

David Foster Wallace on Ambition (Animated)

This made me smile.

– The forever rainbow Tattly by Ben Wagner makes me so happy. Also available as a Pin.

How to screen print, a video series by Eva Stalinski

– A big thank you to Parsons at Open Campus for sponsoring my blog this week.

Friday Link Pack

Was 2017 really the “worst year ever,” as some would have us believe? In his analysis of recent data on homicide, war, poverty, pollution and more, psychologist Steven Pinker finds that we’re doing better now in every one of them when compared with 30 years ago.

– This Flat-Folding Helmet caught my attention.

– “I need to live to be a hundred years old to do half of my plans.” Erik Spiekermann on why he refuses to let age stand in the way.

Full page screen capture Chrome extension.

– The Twitter account “thoughts of dog” makes me laugh.

Cameraman skills level: ninja!

Elon Musk’s mom is way cool.

Put The Damn Phone Down and Do Something

101 things to love about New York City.

– Wow, this camper trailer!

– igloo home looks like an interesting take on a key lock box

– Food for thought: What if we ended the injustice of bail?

– Oh, of course, a F/ART whoopie cushion.

– As someone who is building a software product and needs to constantly plan for cashflow, Hiringplan looks interesting. It is a visual compensation planning tool with built-in market data. Did you see I launched the CreativeGuild?

– Send your little one in a rocket to dreamland.

– Love these classic scissors. We had these growing up.

– I really enjoyed this conversation between Jocelyn K. Glei and Jonathan Fields: Attention is life.

– My kids can’t get over Tattly’s latest Jon Burgerman collaboration.

– Look! So many interesting jobs at creative companies! (If you’re wondering how your company can post their jobs here. Become a member of the CreativeGuild and you get unlimited job postings.)

Friday Link Pack

– This Friday Link Pack gone Saturday is being dispatched from the Swiss Alps. It’s beautiful where I am from.

The Florence Experiment in photography

– Moby Lets You Download 4 Hours of Ambient Music to Help You Sleep, Meditate etc

– This minimal lunch box makes my heart sing.

Alexa Is a Revelation for the Blind

Scuttlebutt, a decentralized social platform.

– What would you put on a custom Linen Pillow. So many ideas.

The Bail Project is an unprecedented national effort to combat mass incarceration by disrupting the bail system, one person at a time.

When your favorite song comes on.

Why The U.S. Chills Its Eggs And Most Of The World Doesn’t

Entrepreneurship is not a job

One question for a more joyful day

Minimalist Youtube. (via)

– Never before published photos of Summer of 1978! You can’t help but notice that nobody is holding a smartphone! (Thanks Bailey)

– I find Qoobo highly amusing. It’s basically a pillow with a wagging tail.

– The Prince Estate has launched an extensive site of Prince’s albums. (via)

– This Tweet made me laugh.

A pledge of alliance to yourself.

SmugMug bought Flickr and I am hoping they will be able to bring this gem of a photo service back to life.

– Need a reminder for some zen in your life? Try Christopher David Ryan’s Float Tattly.

The face of distracted driving.

– I can hardly believe these images. What a historic moment.

– Thank you RookieUp for sponsoring my blog this week.

Friday Link Pack – on Thursday!

Listen to Prince’s Original Version of “Nothing Compares U2

– I am still giddy over the reveal of my latest project: The CreativeGuild, think of it as the LinkedIn of the creative world. And over 184 companies have already signed up! YAY!

Spending time with like-hearted people vs like-minded people (via)

DIY mid-century slatted bench

– Wow! Society6 Launches Modern Wallpaper

At Work With MoMA Design Store’s Merchandising Team

– This doormat!

– I want this reading nook!

– “Your attention is your soul spending yourself.(via)

Dr. Weil’s 60-Second Technique for Falling Asleep

These pants! Gah! (Thanks Jodi)

Your personality, according to IBM Watson

How Andrea Wan Creates Her Beautiful Papercut Art

– Love this song by Ted Leo.

I want to hug this hockey player.

– Grace Bonney of DesignSponge is launching a magazine called Good Company. Grace is doing important, heartfelt, inclusive work. I admire her. Pre-ordered!

– Create a festive mood anywhere with this waterproof, color-changing LED rope light

How and Why to Keep Your Team Out of Communication Debt, by Henry Poydar.

3D Printed Earth Pendant.

Spruce up your planters with some Tattly!

– Come work with me! I am hiring a Project Manager for the CreativeGuild.

– A big thank you to Layers Conference for sponsoring my blog this week.

Friday Link Pack

– Wow! The Evolution of the Alphabet

– Matthew Smith created a simple Typefoundry directory and shared it with the world.

– The mighty Paula Scher on Hurry Slowly. Worth a listen.

Mark Nixon photographs well loved stuffed animals.

– Are you looking for a job? CreativeMornings now has a job board.

This Radiolab episode is fascinating and terrifying. What we think is credible will be soon not be so simple to discern.

– A study by Harvard University scientists confirms that meditating regularly can improve both your physical and mental health!

This house! The pool! Gah!

– Oh, I like this modern cat scratcher/house.

– A moving read: The silence: The legacy of childhood trauma

– I think these cement planters are beautiful.

Fake Instagrams are one of the last refuges of the authentic online self (via)

– Some of the world’s most beautiful banknotes.

Soft robots. Wow!

– Love this kids girls shirt: La fille du futur! (via Joanna)

– My friend Bekka makes these colorful jewelry trays. I love mine.

Hey Zuckerberg, ‘well shucks’ isn’t enough from a billionaire.

LEGO compatible furniture.

– This made me chuckle: A messenger that forces people to converse using just GIFs

I can relate.

Where Your Cat Wants to Be Petted, According to Science

– The panorama feature on your phone is great to create cute little cars when you scan a highway with it. This made me laugh.

– The Tattly Mermaid by Jessi Preston makes me giggle.

– It’s been an incredible week for me and my team. We launched the LinkedIn of the creative world. We call it CreativeGuild.

Friday Link Pack

If you haven’t seen Jacques Tati’s Playtime, look it up.

Uniqlo has a collection honoring Eames

4 Types of Leaders

This Twitter account is full of pure gold.

– This story of a man being banned from a hotel is hilarious. (via Clay)

– My sister and brother-in-law are visiting from Switzerland and they got me hooked on Geocaching. The world’s biggest treasure hunt.

Marimekko And Uniqlo’s Collaboration Is A Midcentury Dream

– School of Visual Arts Presents 99 Hours of Free Photography Lecture

Every IKEA catalogue since 1951. (via)

A database of women of color, queer women, and nonbinary folks working in the food world.

– These combo cards look fun!

Hermetica – A Library of Occult Symbols for Designers

This Tweet made me laugh.

– My 8y/o son is hooked on this game called Chuchel. The illustration style is supercool!

Debbie Millman designed a t-shirt with a statement I tweeted! FUN!

– “What you resist, persists. That is because, by your continued attention to it in a negative way, you continue to place it there.”

Unearthed footage of Sylvester Stallone/Carl Weathers Choreography for Rocky in 1976

– Beautiful, strange, minimal hangers.

– “I have a little different definition of evil than most people. When you have the opportunity and the ability to do good and you do nothing, that’s evil. Evil doesn’t always have to be an overt act. It can be merely the absence of good.” Patagonia vs. Donald Trump

– The new American Tattly set by Jessi Preston is flying off the shelves. The mermaid is awesome.

– Big thanks to Nuno for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

Friday Link Pack

Austin Kleon speaking on how to press forward when doing creative work, even when times get challenging.

Instagram Stories gets ‘quote tweet’-style feed post resharing

Tim Ferris interviews the wonderful Debbie Millman. 1h 55mins well spent.

– Put some greenery on your walls.

I got to sit down with Seth Godin this week and chat about the Tina Universe.

– I am speaking at 99u in NYC this May. Excited they’re having me back! It’s a fantastic conference.

NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts are delightful.

– There are some entrepreneurial nuggets of wisdom in this thread.

How to Separate Your Work and Personal Life on Your Devices

Netflix is getting the entire Monty Python Catalog! WOW!

– Lots of questions being answered about eating right in this interview.

– Oh, I want to play with this!

Amanda Palmer shows us how the Patreon model is changing everything for artists.

How to be Good at Meeting People Offline (via)

– Oh, I remember having one of these baskets.

How to Think for Yourself When Algorithms Control What You Read

– This is a beautiful laundry basket.

Polishing tinfoil balls? It’s a thing.

Facebook and Google store a lot of information about you without you even realizing it.

-When we don’t have the capacity for solitude, we turn to other people in order to feel less anxious or in order to feel alive… It’s as though we’re using them as spare parts to support our fragile sense of self.” Ways to Keep Technology from Ruining Your Relationships (via Jocelyn)

Facebook Container Extension: Take control of how you’re being tracked (via Chris)

Meanwhile in Saudi Arabia

– Need to stop procrastinating? Watch this! This made me laugh.

– I love Eucalyptus. And now I can wear it, as a scented Tattly.

– A big thank you to Newspaper Club for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

Friday Link Pack


What are the most popular email clients?

Lock down your Facebook privacy settings with these simple steps.

Supporting Musicians: A Practical Guide (discovered this blog because of this thread)

– 3 things employees really want: Career, Community, Cause

AIGA launched a Magazine called Eye on Design. It was created by an all-women team based in NYC, London and Berlin. WOW!

– Curious Emperor penguins have been captured in Antarctica getting up close and personal on film. (via Coudal)

– It’s Official: The VW Bus is Back and it’s Electric

– I love how my friend Sawyer shares the books he is reading.

Slow Hack: Ask “Why?” 5 Times. (discovered this blog because of this thread)

– Some digital wallpaper gems in here.

– I am quite enamored with Evi O’s bold art.

Symmetry. (discovered this blog because of this thread)

Whatever you do, don’t run back to what broke you.

OpenIDEO got a facelift.

– “Reading books can make you happier and reading is for awesome people. Visiting art galleries and museums can make you smarter and trips to see live theatre “enhance tolerance, and empathy”.” How to Balance Your Media Diet

– Gulp. How much do I need to retire?

12 things everyone should know about tech, by Anil Dask. (via)

Why are sloths so slow?

This boy! Wow!

– “Amazon is slowly but surely chipping away at its larger advertising rivals. This year, its US ad revenues will climb 63.5% to surpass $2 billion for the first time.” Article.

How to get back your privacy online without completely checking out.

– This new peacock feather Tattly is flying off the shelves.

– Thank you Layers conference for sponsoring my blog this week.