Seth Godin on the tribes we lead

Seth Godin argues the Internet has ended mass marketing and revived a human social unit from the distant past: tribes. Founded on shared ideas and values, tribes give ordinary people the power to lead and make big change. He urges us to do so.

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FAVRD lists interesting things that show up on Twitter, based on the number of times an item has been declared a ‘favorite’. (Any website/organization with a rooster as their logo gets an instant thumbs up from swissmiss.)

Buclo Foam Cloud


I am completely smitten with Buclo’s Foam Clouds. Yes, please!

Virgin Trains Commercials

These cheesy Virgin Train Commercials made me laugh. (btw: freeze-frame second 0:08 and you’ll see Richard Branson cameo as a trolley driver.)

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Tumble Chairpicture-23

TUMBLE is a chair that playfully suggests to be flipped. Hotel lobbies, gallery spaces, and resort pools are some of the public spaces that tumble can add color and vibrancy, but it is also whimsical enough for a child to roll around on at home. Made me smile!

Default Folder X

Saw that Khoi loves this Default Folder X app that helps you save and find files faster. Fantastic!

Show Me Your Dock! Series | Khoi Vinh


Grace Smith has a fun series on her site where she asks designers to reveal the contents of their Mac OS X Dock. Check out Khoi’s dock. (I wish she would link to the applications in her post!)

Open Bottle Here

Open Bottle here

I just spent the last 10minutes looking for the bottle opener. I think it’s time we get a Wall Mounted Bottle Opener. What a lovely, affordable gift!


survs | a survey application

Survs is a collaborative tool that allows you to build, deploy and analyze online surveys. It is collaborative in the sense that you can cooperate with your teammates through the journey of building, deploying and analyzing your surveys. You can even share your surveys results, templates and themes online.

This could come in handy one day. What other survey services have you used?



Soma wanted to know what was half an hour from his house, so he made Triptrop. Put in an address and you get a map of how far everything is away from it. 15 minutes, forty minutes, two hours – all set up with nice little colors. Very cool!

(thank you joanna)

NYC Networking Event this friday


Every creative person is looking for great work. Every creative organization is looking for great people. This friday’s Creative Employment Confab matches these two groups for an intense 3 hour networking and recruiting experience focused on making productive connections for advancing your career.

The afternoon event will feature a panel discussion on trends and strategies in creative hiring for the present, and over the next 2-5 years. Our all-star panelist line-up: Khoi Vinh, Design Director of, Tom Nicholson, CEO of IconNicholson, Michael Lebowitz, CEO of Big Spaceship, and Judy Wert, CEO and Executive Recruiter at Wert & Co. The panel will be moderated by Carl Alviani, Editorial Director of

More info, here.

The Simpsons theme song – a cappella

(thank you max)

The TED Commandments


Thanks to Tim Longhurst (The TED Commandments – rules every speaker needs to know) you can see the list in an easier to read format below.

01. Thou Shalt Not Simply Trot Out thy Usual Shtick.
02. Thou Shalt Dream a Great Dream, or Show Forth a Wondrous New Thing, Or Share Something Thou Hast Never Shared Before.
03. Thou Shalt Reveal thy Curiosity and Thy Passion.
04. Thou Shalt Tell a Story.
05. Thou Shalt Freely Comment on the Utterances of Other Speakers for the Sake of Blessed Connection and Exquisite Controversy.
06. Thou Shalt Not Flaunt thine Ego. Be Thou Vulnerable. Speak of thy Failure as well as thy Success.
07. Thou Shalt Not Sell from the Stage: Neither thy Company, thy Goods, thy Writings, nor thy Desperate need for Funding; Lest Thou be Cast Aside into Outer Darkness.
08. Thou Shalt Remember all the while: Laughter is Good.
09. Thou Shalt Not Read thy Speech.
10.Thou Shalt Not Steal the Time of Them that Follow Thee

From the post Making presentations in the TED style over at PresentationZen.

(via twittering alldaybuffet)

Neutraface Slab Blocks


Houseindustries developed this beautiful, compact set of 12 Neutraface Slab alphabet blocks that will transmit subliminal stylistic messages to both young impressionable minds or the odd dolt whose narrow view of typography is defined by a partial screening of the Helvetica movie.

Cookie Monster Interview

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Liquid Bookmark

Liquid Bookmark

Made me smile: ‘Liquid Bookmark‘, by Kyouei Co ltd, Japan.

Awkward Family Photos

awkward family photos

I admit, some of these made me chuckle: Awkward Family Photos

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What are you optimistic about?

The Optimist Conspectus

The Optimist Conspectus is simply a survey of optimism; a series of answers to a deceptively-simple question: What are you optimistic about?

It bears no commercial viability. It has no lofty world-changing goal. Rather, it is a series of snapshots that aim to paint a larger picture. How that picture looks will depend both literally and figuratively on your own perspective – and whether you choose to provide one.

So, tell me, What are you optimistic about?

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Curve wall mounted pet bed


If we had a cat, she’d totally sleep on one of these Curve wall mounted beds.

CreativeMornings with Michael Surtees


Last Friday Michael Surtees of DesignNotes gave a fantastic talk on agile design at our May CreativeMornings. A big thank you to our host Daylife and breakfast sponsor Core-Industries.

In his 10 minute talk, Michael was sharing a pretty broad view of agile design. The idea of iterating isn’t something that only happens in an agile process, but letting go of perfection on the first try is a hard concept to grapple. Michael posted the links from his resources slides, check them here.

A big thank you also to our Virtual Guest James A. Reeves who was joining us from Helsinki Finland. James is a writer, teacher, designer and co-foundeder Red Antenna, a creative studio in New York City. James also writes about chivalry, typography, and techno music at

A video of Michael’s talk will go up shortly! Watch the video of Michael’s talk.

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Madsen Bikes

Madsen Bikes

I am literally gasping for air! I *love* these MADSEN Cargo Bikes. Ella’s head would explode if I’d show up with one of these!

(thank you billy!)

Le Sens Propre

(thank you kyle)

Markus Georg


Die macht der Bilder by Markus Georg.

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This One Time

This one time… from nelson boles on Vimeo.

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