♥ / Traadee Custom Stock Ticker Pillow

A big thank you to Traadee for sponsoring my blog and RSS Feed this week.

Stock Ticker as never seen before! Traadee.com lets you personalize a throw pillow with colorful designs, turning simple Ticker Symbol into miniature works of art perfect for your couch or bed.

A meaningful gift for your favorite investor or trader—or yourself!

♥ / Ode to Things

A big thank you to Ode to Things for sponsoring my blog and RSS Feed this week.

Ode to Things is an online store for the discerning collector, featuring quality home/office goods and accessories. Its founders believe that the more everyday an item is, the higher quality it needs to be. They have sought artisans, makers, and designers from around the world to source products that are inspired and meaningful. Every piece is created to be timeless, using the finest materials and craftsmanship.

Get 15% off your order at odetothings.com with offer code SWISSMISS. Good opportunity to add some style to your Thanksgiving.

♥ / Onsen

A big thank you to Onsen for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

What do your towels smell like? Are they still a little wet from yesterdays shower? Ew.

If you’re ready for a different toweling experience, try the Onsen towel. Surprisingly lightweight, absurdly absorbent, and dries like its job depended on it. But don’t take our word for it, see what these complete strangers are saying get them so excited about a towel.

Try it for 60 days at onsentowel.com.

(Psst… I have replaced all towels with Onsen towels in my house! LOVE them!)


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♥ / New Layer Podcast

A big thank you to Tanner of Shape for sponsoring my blog and RSS Feed this week.

Shape’s New Layer podcast is a conversation on everything digital product design, with hosts Tanner Christensen and Jasmine Friedl.

Each week they cover topics around design careers, tools, education, critique, and more. Listeners call New Layer insightful, delightful, and thought-provoking, a “must listen podcast” for product designers.

New Layer is available on all your favorite podcasting apps, listen and subscribe!

♥ / Ode to Things

A big thank you to Ode to Things for sponsoring my blog and RSS Feed this week.

Ode to Things is an online store for the discerning collector, featuring quality home/office goods and accessories. Its founders believe that the more everyday an item is, the higher quality it needs to be. They have sought artisans, makers, and designers from around the world to source products that are inspired and meaningful. Every piece is created to be timeless, using the finest materials and craftsmanship.

It is an absolute visual pleasure to visit Ode to Things. Don’t forget to sign up for their mailing list to get 15% off your first order.

♥ / Dropmark

A big thank you to Oak for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

Dropmark is the smart way to organize all your links, files, and notes into visual collections. Perfect for creatives, teams, educators, explorers, and you. All your stuff in one simple, visual, private place.

Try it for free at dropmark.com


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♥ / 365 Free Prompts to Boost Your Creativity

A big thank you to Peculiar Prompts for sponsoring my blog this week.

Looking for a mindful way to spark your creativity? Need an excuse to get a little weird?

Peculiar Prompts is for you. This free download includes 365 prompts for exploring, making, thinking, and writing, like…

– Prompt 080: Sketch the blueprint of your childhood home from memory.
– Prompt 052: Make a flip book about something that happened to you today.
– Prompt 130: Watch a feature-length film before work.

Peculiar Prompts is the brainchild of social entrepreneur and educator Matthew Manos and organizational consultant and coach Austin Bauer.

BONUS: Anyone who downloads Peculiar Prompts this week will be eligible to win one of three coaching sessions with the authors along with a custom box of Peculiar Thinking materials sent directly to you.

♥ / Float

A big thank you to Float for sponsoring my blog this week.

Float is a visual resource scheduling tool for teams.

Born in Brooklyn in 2012, Float is used by the world’s best brands to plan their projects and schedule their team’s time. Built by creatives, for creatives, Float makes resource planning simple—like it should be! Schedule tasks with an easy drag-and-drop interface, make changes on the fly with a variety of editing tools, and stay up to date on the go using the mobile app.

Float saves your team time, so you can get back to doing what you love!

Try out a free 30 day trial here.

♥ / Up Your Sartorial Savvy with Parsons at Open Campus

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

With fall Fashion Weeks fast approaching, now is the time to gain inspiration to take the next step in your design journey. The Fashion Design Certificate offered by Parsons at Open Campus will enable you to understand historical influences in today’s fashion, learn sketching techniques, and gain a deeper appreciation for textiles and materials. In this series of six or eight courses, offered in NYC, you will:

– Learn basic draping, flat patternmaking, and sewing techniques, along with principles of design.
– Become adept at identifying various fabric types, yardage specifications, notions, trimmings, and sewing supplies.
– Understand fashion design and manufacture in a global societal context.
– Gain exposure to a variety of methods and practices needed in the art of sewing, construction, and garment design.
– Learn how to successfully draw a balanced, well-proportioned fashion figure.

Get started now >>


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♥ / Ello

A big thank you to Ello for sponsoring my blog and RSS Feed this week.

Ello is a Chicago-based drinkware design company on a mission to replace single-use food and beverage containers.

Ello recently partnered with a nonprofit, H2OpenDoors, selling a limited-edition line of products to raise money for a solar-powered water system in East Africa that will become the foundation for a women-run social enterprise. They’ll be working with a local community to design a custom water bottle that will suit their needs with the new filtration system. All profits will go towards social services in the partner community.

Support the project here.

♥ / Master Visual Storytelling with a Certificate in Infographics & Data Visualization

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

Transform hard data into compelling visuals with an online certificate program in Infographics and Data Visualization, offered through Parsons at Open Campus. In this series of five online courses, you will:

– Learn how to strategize and adapt large quantities of data into a visual medium
– Enhance your skills in color theory, typography, design hierarchy, balance, symmetry, composition, and grid
– Draw upon elements of graphic design, statistics, and computer science to bring complex data to life
– Learn under the guidance of our distinguished faculty, who are practitioners in the field.
– Develop a digital portfolio of data visualization projects that showcase your ability to perform in the contemporary Data Viz workplace

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♥ / Create World-Class User Experiences with UX Design

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

This fall, broaden your skill set and learn more about the rapidly expanding field of user experience design. With the new User-Centered Design (UX/UI) Certificate offered by Parsons at Open Campus, you can learn to increase users’ satisfaction and encourage interaction with systems, services, or products by drawing on user research and human-centered design. In this five-course online program, you will:

– Learn about the iterative design process in which designers and stakeholders focus on user needs

– Gain an understanding of the design cycle, the user journey, persona development, analysis, affinity mapping, and user flow

– Prototype software products (apps or websites), services, or physical products

– Set up Web analytics, conduct A/B testing, delegate remote testing, and validate and improve your designs with feedback

Get started now >>


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♥ / noissue – custom, sustainable packaging

A big thank you to noissue for sponsoring my blog and RSS Feed this week.

For custom, sustainable packaging, check out noissue!

One of the most important aspects of branding in 2019 is creating an exciting and enjoyable unboxing experience. When receiving an order in premium, branded packaging, an estimated 4 in 10 consumers will share it on social media. That’s crazy! Not only does you packaging show off who you are as a business, it shows your customers that you care about their experience.

With noissue, you can create custom tissue paper, and custom printed stickers (with custom packing tape coming soon!), and get them shipped to you anywhere in the world in 3 weeks or less. Shipping is free, and our support team of designers can help with any questions you might have! Get started today.

ps: Team Tattly made some custom tissue Paper with noissue and loves it!

♥ / Web Design and Development—With Creatives In Mind

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

The defined lines between web designers and web developers are becoming blurred as more designers are learning to code and more developers are paying closer attention to design. With the new Web Design and Development Certificate offered by Parsons at Open Campus, you can combine elements of both into human-centered design for websites and mobile devices using the latest tools, techniques, and technologies. In this five-course online curriculum, you will:

– Start with two introductory courses, then choose between the Web Design track or Web Development track

– Learn how to build and design websites, produce digital applications, and produce portfolio-worthy projects

– Acquire coding skills in programming languages like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

– Integrate elements of color, typography, and spatial relationships to create a pleasant user experience

– Create new job opportunities by listing coding skills on your resume

Transform the digital landscape—and your career—today. Get started now >>


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♥ / Gessato Design Store

A big thank you to Gessato Design Store for sponsoring my blog and RSS Feed this week.

Gessato Design Store is an online shop that offers the latest in contemporary design.

The shop’s expertly-curated selection includes everything from minimalist lighting and furniture to kitchen essentials, stylish accessories, and fun homeware – all of them hand-picked to make the everyday effortless and effortlessly cool.

The collection features products designed by talented, up-and-coming creatives and iconic designers who have left their mark on the world of contemporary design. Minimalist or playfully creative but always timeless and crafted with care – for design lovers, these are the kind of products that become cherished heirlooms.

Don’t forget to sign up for their newsletter–and just for Swissmiss friends, get 15% off your order with code SWISSMISS. Shop Now!

♥ / Your Data Tells a Story

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

Take a design-oriented approach to data in an online certificate program in Infographics and Data Visualization, offered through Parsons at Open Campus. In this series of five online courses, you will:

– Expand your knowledge of strategic information design, data analytics and filtering, visualization best practices, and programming basics
– Bring complex statistics to life for a variety of audiences and uses
– Develop a data visualization portfolio to use for career advancement
– Gain an advantage in fields driven by design, big data, and metrics
– Network with industry leaders and creative peers

Learn the fundamentals you need to succeed in big data– and metrics-driven environments. Get started now >>

♥ / Use Your Creativity for Good

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


Harness the power of the design process to create and develop a socially innovative business, or master strategies for leading socially conscious initiatives within your organization. In the online Business Design for Social Impact Certificate program, offered by Open Campus at The New School, you will:

– Learn to develop new entrepreneurial or intrapreneurial ventures with social impact, using equity-centered design methodologies
– Address issues of power and privilege in the design process
– Develop and iterate prototypes for your product, service, or program
– Identify and pitch a venture to investors
– Join a network of like-minded peers, industry leaders, and faculty experts who are actively engaged in their fields

Create a pathway for social entrepreneurship. Get started now >>

♥ / Lead Innovation Through Design Thinking

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

Master human-centered design thinking methodologies that can be applied to effect change in a range of professional contexts. Developed for working professionals, the Design Leadership for Business Certificate is a five-course curriculum offered by Parsons at Open Campus.

In this program, you will:

– Master techniques for facilitation, project management, and the creation of viable business models

– Investigate user challenges, unlock hidden needs, and design groundbreaking innovations to address those needs

– Examine the social and environmental implications of design

– Develop skills integral to the design thinking process, including interviewing and observing

– Learn from strategists, entrepreneurs, and design thinkers with years of experience working across industries, from consulting to technology

Transform business practices with creative solutions. Get started now >>

♥ / Surge Send: Painless file transfer

Big thanks to Surge Send for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

Surge Send makes file transfer painless so you are more productive and have the mind space to do more of what you love. Transfer up to 50GB per file, pause and resume transfers, get guaranteed uploads and downloads with Super Surge, and all this with complete privacy!

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♥ / Sugru

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

Sometimes the smallest design tweak can have the biggest impact. David Constantine, inspirational designer, photographer and founder of the global mobility charity, Motivation, used Sugru Mouldable Silicone Glue to customise his world and reignite his passions. This video shares his story. In the right hands, Sugru is a life-changing product, and its inventor, Jane, is just lovely.

Sign up to their newsletter here, and get 25% off this week.

♥ / Nuno

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

Nuno is an art and design focused brand creating products from recycled materials. Their proprietary NeoSilk™ fabric looks and feels like silk—but it’s made of 100% recycled plastic!

The team at Nuno believes eco-friendly products should still be fun and fabulous. Every Nuno® product is crafted with care, artfully designed to make a splash and always eco-fabulous.

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♥ / Lingo

A big thank you to Lingo for sponsoring my blog and RSS Feed this week.

Lingo is reinventing the folder for today’s visual world. Use Lingo’s flexible canvas to build and share living style guides, image libraries and design systems with your entire team. It’s the perfect tool to help designers and marketers ensure brand consistency at scale. Built by the team at Noun Project.

Try it free at lingoapp.com.

♥ / Newspaper Club

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

Print your own newspaper with Newspaper Club.There’s no minimum order, 24/7 online ordering and fast worldwide shipping. Make a portfolio to showcase your work, a catalogue to sell your products, a poster to promote your event and more.

Get started with free sample newspapers and see how easy it can be to share whatever you want in print.

♥ / Ode to Things

A big thank you to Ode to Things for sponsoring my blog and RSS Feed this week.


Ode to Things is an online shop based in NewEngland, featuring quality lifestyle objects. Its founders believe that the more everyday an item is, the higher quality it needs to be. With this as their mantra, they evaluate dozens of products each week, and only acquire one or two per month — those that adhere to a stringent set of criteria they call “the ode-worthiness checklist”. The result is a unique, consistent, and finely-curated collection for your home and office.

It is an absolute visual pleasure to visit Ode to Things. You can get 15% off your first order when you sign up for their mailing list.