Dogs herding Sheep

This aerial view of dogs herding sheep is fascinating.

(via Chris)

Christoph Niemann’s TED Talk

I admire Christoph Niemann. I am not surprised I loved his TED talk.

I See Rivers

Completely enamored with I See Rivers since I saw them perform at the Do Lectures a few weeks ago and I have been listening to their tunes nonstop ever since.

Stairs

My stoop community (aka neighbors) and I are featured in this Mac Premo piece on stairs. Our cameo is at the very end!

Sue Austin … Deep Sea Diving in a Wheelchair

When Sue Austin got a power wheelchair, she felt a tremendous sense of freedom — yet others looked at her as though she had lost something. What a moving and inspiring talk. What an inspiring woman!

Tips for a Creative Life by David Hieatt

David Hieatt, co-founder of The Do Lectures, spoke at their daughter’s Teen Do Conference in 2017. Love his message to this room of teenagers: Stop Caring What Other People Think.

Turtle Tears

Nature never ceases to amaze: In this video you can watch butterflies and bees drinking turtle tears in the Peruvian Amazon.

What Netflix Taught Me About Life

“The most radical act we can take is to make a commitment to a particular thing. … Pick a damn movie and see it all the way through.” – Pete Davis.

(via Chris)

An Honest Look at The Personal Finance Crisis

Millions of baby boomers are moving into their senior years with empty pockets and declining choices to earn a living. And right behind them is a younger generation facing the same challenges. In this deeply personal talk, author Elizabeth White opens up an honest conversation about financial trouble and offers practical advice for how to live a richly textured life on a limited income.

My Recent 99u Talk

A few weeks ago I gave my second 99u talk, at their 10th anniversary conference here in NYC. And I am happy to see they just made it public for everyone to watch. In fact, they released all of the talks. So many good ones! Dive in!

10 Hours of Relaxing Oceanscapes

Wow! 10 Hours of Relaxing Oceanscapes, from BBC Earth. I know what I am projecting on my walls when I get back home from Wales!

Submarines Emerge From Beneath The Arctic Ice

This is crazy mind-blowing.: U.S. Navy and UK Royal Navy submarines got their readiness to operate in frigid environments tested by breaking through the North Pole ice.

Update: This comment on Twitter made my heart sink. Talk about perspective.

The Illusionists Documentary

The Illusionists is an award-winning documentary about the globalization of beauty and the dark side of advertising. Directed by Elena Rossini. Definitely watching this one.

How many people do you need to change the world?

How many social activists does it take to change the world? No, this isn’t the setup for some lame joke. It’s a question no one really knew the answer to. Until now.

I just went down a massive internet rabbit hole watching Mr. Rogers clips on YouTube. In this one, Mr. Rogers moved an entire room to tears when he got up to receive his Life Achievement Award at the Emmys in 1997. Instead of going on about his accomplishments and listing off a bunch of thank-yous, he asked everyone to take 10 seconds “to think of the people who have helped you become who you are, those who cared about you and wanted what was best for you in life.” “I’ll count the time,” he said gently, looking at his watch.

What a remarkable man! A ball of love!

Virtual Reality Beat Saber

I think I would enjoy playing this: VR Beat Saber.

(via Chris)

One Confetto

“One confetto — which happens to be the singular of confetti, in case you were wondering –isn’t very joyful, but multiply it, and you have a handful of one of the most joyful substances on the planet.”
Ingrid Fetell

Making a Case for Joy



So proud of my friend Ingrid Fetell: A few weeks ago she gave a talk on the topic of joy at the prestigious TED Conference and now here it is, featured on the TED Homepage. Just like her, I believe in the importance of joy!

I <3 NYC

A short film about Milton Glaser, the creator of the infamous I Heart NY symbol and his struggle to find love for the city in a trying time.

Optimism

When Kelli Anderson and Maria Popova collaborate, magic happens. How beautiful is this stop motion illustrating a poem by Jane Hirshfeld?

8×10.co

8×10.co is a new, easy and intuitive way for artists to sell high quality, limited edition art prints, by simply posting to Instagram. No need to set up a separate online store. I am friends with the founders and was able to see sample prints: They are *impressive*! Overall the service is carefully crafted, intuitive and a pleasure to use. But the best part, they handle all of the shipping. Where has this service been all along? See how it works.

Why You Should Make Useless Things

Simone Giertz is my hero. She creates useless machines. They make me laugh.

In a turn of tragic events, she found out shortly after giving this TED talk, that she has a brain tumor. I am sending her all of the love. The world needs her and her silly inventions.

Crying on Command

Over lunch I was talking with Wesley about the incredibly fascinating Black Mirror episode with Bryce Dalls. Apparently she can cry on command. The video above is prove. Wow!

“Insert Complicated Title Here”

I love Virgil Abloh‘s notion of creating a personal design language.

The talk comes with a looooong introduction. Skip to 5:00 and you’ll get to the beginning.

(via Michael)