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!
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!
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.
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!
“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
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.
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.
A beautiful animation based on a poem by Italian designer Ettore Sottsass, “Some” explores the spectrum of emotions in everyday life. Produced by Wanderlust.
Looking forward to watch the documentary Design Canada, which will premiere this June in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.
I definitely will take this talk by Celeste Headlee to heart. Time to take an honest look at how I ‘listen’.
I weirdly got one of these WISP Broom and Dustpan sent to me last year. I laughed at it. Yet, I took it home and now it’s my favorite cleaning devices I own. It looks a bit awkward, yes, but it has changed the way I feel about sweeping. This is probably one of the very few times where I broke my personal rule of an object having to be aesthetically pleasing to be allowed into my house. The WISP is ugly but oh-so-functional.