Do things the long, hard, stupid way

Frank Chimero, speaking at DO Lectures, on the art of gift-giving. (via Swissmiss)

Old Fashioned in the Rocks

Experiential chef Grant Achatz and team experiment with mixes injected into hollow ice spheres. Crack one open and enjoy, Mandy!

Ship my pants

Lurpak Butter

If the Dutch masters did film. By W+K London. Welke techniek!

Social farting

This is brilliant!

Pep talk

Symmetrees

Li Hongbo Paper Sculptures

What at first look like delicate works of carved porcelain are actually thousands of layers of soft white paper, carved into busts, skulls, and human forms by Beijing artist Li Hongbo. Thanks, DM!

V is for Val

A cheese-eating, bike-riding Canadian, now living in Amsterdam. Loves great design but creeped out by ballpoint pens. Alternate dream jobs include animals and cooking, but not cooking animals. Personal mantra gifted from an expert on the subject: Fortune favours the brave.

A is for Ali

Design hybrid by day. After hours she shoots film with toy cameras, sew clothes from books with Japanese instructions that she barely understands and hangs out with her husband, two beautiful girls and three crazy dogs. Personal mantra is "Don't worry, everything is going to be amazing". And for the most, it is.