Dog With Sign

I previously posted about the Dude with Sign account, now here comes the Dog With Sign. I like the dog better.

Blow Torch And Hair Dryer Popcorn

This video on How to Make Popcorn Using a Blow Torch & Hair Dryer is pure delight. Kudos to the creative duo of Zita Bernet and Rafael Sommerhalder.

The Ultimate Touchstone of Friendship

”But no matter the medicinal virtues of being a true friend or sustaining a long close relationship with another, the ultimate touchstone of friendship is not improvement, neither of the self nor of the other, the ultimate touchstone is witness, the privilege of having been seen by someone and the equal privilege of being granted the sight of the essence of another, to have walked with them and to have believed in them, and sometimes just to have accompanied them for however brief a span, on a journey impossible to accomplish alone.”
— David Whyte

2020 Framework

This 2020 Framework is wonderful. Thank you for sharing, Marie Andrew.

“Dude With Sign”

I might have just found my favorite new Instagram account: Dude with sign.

RIP Carroll Spinney

Sad news: Carroll Spinney, Puppeteer of Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, passed a little over a week ago.

I noticed this graphic over on Jason’s blog and was fascinated by how Big Bird was operated. Beautiful.

Happy 10th Birthday, TeuxDeux!

10 years ago today, my friends at FictiveKin and I launched TeuxDeux, a simple, minimal to-do app. If you like paper lists, you’ll like TeuxDeux.

Happy our birthday to you!

I keep my TeuxDeux as the browser landing page, which means, every time I open a browser window I am being reminded what I should be focusing on. Whatever you don’t check off today, will automatically roll over to the next day. You see the week at a glance and it’s delightfully simple. And in the ‘someday section’ below I keep lists like shopping, movies I want to watch, gift ideas for the kids, etc

Try it for free for 30 days! And if you do, do me a favor and enable the flying cat in the settings. You’ll see!

ps: We have an iOS app, but no Android yet. Someday!

The Idea

The Idea from Blue Zoo on Vimeo.

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Pins

Lydia Daum designs beautiful pins.

(I asked the internet which small shops/makers I should support. This was one of the suggestions.)

Andrew Zuckerman Prints

Andrew Zuckerman launched an online shop. His prints are stunning. Absolutely stunning. This Mandrill Monkey won my heart.

Wave Memo

Paper memo’s that stand out by standing up and wave, by Duncan Shotton! Write, fold, wave! SO FUN!

(I asked the internet which small shops/makers I should support. This was one of the suggestions. I agree.)

DIY Growing Kit

How lovely is this handmade ceramic avocado growing starter?

(I asked the internet which small shops/makers I should support. This was one of the suggestions. I agree.)

Hand Stitched Zipper Pouch

This Hand Stitched Zipper Pouch looks like it has a story to tell.

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Personal Messages

These personal messages by Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber make my heart sing. My favorite discovery in a long time. Inernet, I love you so much.

Face Mug

This Face Mug is charming.

(I asked the internet which small shops/makers I should support. This was one of the suggestions.)

Modern Wool Scarf

Yes to this modern Wool Scarf by See Design. Wishlisted!

Extruded Blob

I am a huge fan of Zach Lieberman and am so happy to see he started selling prints now. This extruded blob won my heart. If you haven’t seen his talk from the 2017 National AIGA Conference, it’s well worth 30min of your time.

Start Where You Are Keychain

Start Where You Are Keychain. Lovely.

(I asked the internet which small shops/makers I should support. This was one of the suggestions. I agree.)

Creator Tote

This Creator Tote by Rayo And Honey makes for an excellent gift. Also available as a keychain.

(I asked the internet which small shops/makers I should support. This was one of the suggestions. I agree.)

Only Love Banner

Yes to this message. Only love. Banner by Rayo and Honey.

(I asked what small shops/makers I should support. This was one of the suggestions.)

Wearable Sleeping Bag Suit

This wearable sleeping bag suit made me look.

Hurt Travels Through Time

By one of my favorite poets in Instagram: Yung Pueblo.

Design Matters: Malcolm Gladwell

In this Design Matters episode Malcolm Gladwell discusses his new book, “Talking to Strangers”—and how we default to truth … but not necessarily the whole truth.

No one does interviews better than Debbie Millman. No one.

A Beautiful Fire Extinguisher

A Japanese company that has been making firefighting equipment for almost 130 years, designed a minimal set of fire extinguishers to encourage people to keep one in their home. Love. Love. Love.