Exquisite Corpse Drawing Game

This is one of my favorite drawing games to do with my 8 year old.

A Mind is Like A Parachute

“A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open.”
– Frank Zappa

(via Bailey)

Listen To Your Heart

I can’t wait until Secret Holiday has this banner back in stock. Definitely a message I wish I would have had hanging in my house a few years ago. And now.

Deficit of Wonder

“We live in an age when you say casually to somebody ‘What’s the story on that?’ and they can run to the computer and tell you within five seconds. That’s fine, but sometimes I’d just as soon continue wondering. We have a deficit of wonder right now.”
– Tom Waits

(via Ingrid Fetell)

Hummingbird Tattly

This new Hummingbird Tattly by Chris Buzelli makes me happy.

The Logo Design Revolution

Beautiful feature on Chermayeff and Geismar who revolutionized logo design.

(via Chris)

CreativeMornings Crew

In a beautiful campaign called #MeetMyCrew JCrew is celebrating the power of the group. Groups that are saving oceans, empowering young men and women, rescuing animals or making space for creativity. The campaign aims to remind us of the simple, optimistic principle that we’re better together. CreativeMornings is one of seven groups featured prominently on their site and in their fall catalog. Mind blown. Can’t believe this actually happened.

Come and attend a CreativeMornings in your city.

Good Things Will Happen Keychain

This keychain by Adam JK made me smile. What a great gift for someone going through a rough life patch. Or someone who just got out of it and needs a reminder that things will work out in the end.

Fundamentals of Team

01 Radical Honesty.
02 Kill The Ego.
03 Clear Purpose.
04 A Safe Place.
05 Never Settle.
06 Follow Through.
07 O Captain. My Captain
08 Change a little. Change a lot.
09 If You Fail, I Fail.
10 Walk + Talk.
11 We Have Enough Of Your Time.
12 Fun.

Read the full Do Lectures post here: Fundamentals of Team

A Decent World

“Either we all live in a decent world, or nobody does.”
― George Orwell

Paul Ferney

Completely in love with Paul Ferney’s paintings.

How To Fill The Glass

“I’m not interested in whether the glass is half empty or half full. I’m interested in figuring out how to fill the glass.”
– Donald Kaberuka, President African Development Bank

(via Larissa)

Stress and Memory

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.

Moments of Lost Self-Control

(via Tim)

Birds of Paradise Tattly

I probably shouldn’t have a favorite Tattly but I simply can’t help being completely totally in love with this bird of paradise. If you are not familiar with the courtship dance these birds put on, then watch this clip. It will make you smile. I promise.

Never Tried That Before

“I have never tried that before, so I think I should definitely be able to do it.”
– Pippi Longstocking


Distinguishing Between Hobbies, Jobs, Careers, & Vocation

Elizabeth Gilbert on distinguishing between hobbies, jobs, careers, & vocation. This was needed.


“How well you take criticism depends less on the message and more on your relationship with the messenger. It’s surprisingly easy to hear a hard truth when it comes from someone who believes in your potential and cares about your success.”
Adam Grant

The Internet and its Phases

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Conserve The Sound

Conserve the Sound« is an online museum for vanishing and endangered sounds. The sound of a dial telephone, a walkman, a analog typewriter, a pay phone, a 56k modem, a nuclear power plant or even a cell phone keypad are partially already gone or are about to disappear from our daily life. Love this!


5 Monclear Craig Green

This made me giggle.


This. Is. Impressive.