Give it Away

“The purpose of life is to discover your gift.
The work of life is to develop it.
The meaning of life is to give your gift away.”
– David Viscott

From the book: “Finding Your Strength in Difficult Times: A Book of Meditations

Game of Phones

Game of Phones

Turn your trusty cellular companion into the subject of a scavenger hunt between you and your friends: Game of Phones.

NPR’s Book Concierge

NPR's book concierge

The NPR Book Concierge let’s you filter and search over 300 titles that the NPR staff and critics loved this year.

Thoughtfulness

“If there were one word that could act as a standard of conduct for one’s entire life, perhaps it would be thoughtfulness.”
– Confucius

Crazy Horn

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We all should blow our crazy horn at bit more often. Print by Marc Johns.

Amazon Go

Amazon has created a small grocery store in Seattle that allows customers to grab items off shelves and walk out without having to wait in a checkout line. They’re charged automatically. This is terrifying and fascinating all at once.

Amazon Moves to Cut Checkout Line, Promoting a Grab-and-Go Experience

Mevo Camera

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Mevo is a stunning camera that lets you easily livestream or simply record any event. We recently used Mevo at a CreativeMornings and I walked away incredibly impressed by the quality that this little camera delivers. It’s quite magical! It’s like having access to multiple cameras in one device. And the app it comes with lets you edit on the fly. Two swissmiss thumbs up!

Various Keytags

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Love Various Keytags so much. Such a great gift. Also, customizable.

How to Keep a Commonplace Book With Evernote

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Paul Jun explains how he uses Evernote to keep track of all the books he’s read and the things he’s learned by keeping a Commonplace Book.

Belonging

“The truth is: Belonging starts with self-acceptance. Your level of belonging, in fact, can never be greater than your level of self-acceptance, because believing that you’re enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic, vulnerable and imperfect.”
– Brene Brown

Quiet Town Shower Curtain

Quite Town Shower Curtain

Quiet Town is a husband wife team in Brooklyn that makes beautiful shower curtains and bath rugs with canvas that is 100% GOTS certified organic 10oz cotton from India. They source the most ethical and quality materials and work with people who care about the environment and their employees. Brooklyn made. Yes, please!

(via Cool Hunting)

Mini Lumio Book Lamp

Mini Lumio Book Lamp

One of the most magical objects I own: The Lumio Book Lamp.

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Friday Link Pack

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– For you traveling folks. The Ostrich Pillow Go looks fab.

– It looks like a paint firework exploded over this sheep skin. So good.

– 10 Ways to Build a Snack Board with Stuff Already in Your Kitchen

Why You Should Start Using a VPN (and How to Choose the Best One for Your Needs)-

– What a beauty of a tote, made with cotton cord.

– I want all of the letter boards.

An electronic megaphone that automatically translates a speaker’s words into multiple languages.

– The world needs good juju.

– You can donate the sound of your voice for someone that is voiceless. Fascinating.

– Some of the reviews on this $199.99 Trump Christmas ornament are a work of art.

5 ways to curb your media addiction (via)

– A friend gifted me one of these Brooklyn Slate Cheese Boards. One of my favorite gifts I have received recently.

Why Every High School Should Teach A Social Media Class

– The 10 most beautiful libraries on earth. Makes me want to travel.

Send someone a plant.

– I like how simple, bold and large this is.

– A state shaped cutting board. Such a fun gift. (I proudly own one in the shape of Switzerland)

– Really excited over this collaboration: Quotes by Bruce Lee in his handwriting as Tattly.

17 Apps for Managing Email Overload, Anxiety, and Distraction

– A desk opened up at FRIENDS my small, kind, creative co-working community in Boerum Hill Brooklyn. Join us!

Tinybop: Space

Space by Tinybop from Tinybop on Vimeo.

Tinybop just launched their latest educational app for kids: SPACE Can’t wait to show my six year old tonight!!

Perspective in Form of a Scarf

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I will not leave my house without a Slow Factory scarf these days. Wearing a NASA Space Telescope Image of a globular cluster or honoring Amelia Erhart gives me the perspective I need these days. Ever since the presidential election here in the U.S. I feel like there is a heavy gray cloud hanging over my world.

But we can’t have our spirits broken. We need to show up and be a positive force in the world. Slow Factory’s Scarves remind me of this. Every day. And yes, I am most likely their biggest fan.

Dead Bookstore

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Designer Ben Pieratt creates collages out of old deconstructed books. Series 1 is now available and made of 12 found works spanning the last 65 years.

Macy Gray – I Try

Forest Friendly Tissues

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Forest friendly tissues in a design-y box. No trees harmed – made with 100% bamboo. They also offer paper towels and toilet paper.

Resist & Thrive

This Ignite talk by Yancey Strickler was presented at People We Love Camp, an unconference hosted by Kickstarter in October 2016.

Pouf

pouf

Yes, the pouf is staring at you.

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Bruce Lee x Tattly Collaboration

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Best known as a legendary martial arts expert and inspiring cultural icon, Bruce Lee was also a profound philosopher and poet. Viewing the practice of philosophy as inseparable from day-to-day life, Lee carried a small pocketbook that he would fill with training regimens and general notes, as well as thought-provoking reflections, affirmations, and writings. To this day, more than 40 years after his untimely passing, these writings continue to inspire and motivate generations.

Team Tattly had the incredibly honor to collaborate with Shannon Lee, Bruce Lee’s daughter just launched a set of temporary tattoos in honor of her dad’s legacy.

Be Water My Friend is one of my all-time favorite sayings and being able to wear it in Bruce Lee’s handwriting makes me so happy!

The Be Water, My Friend set launched yesterday and is flying off the shelves! My heart!

Rainbow Playing Cards

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What’s not to love about these colorful playing cards? They feature a full spectrum of colors on their face and a uniform black and white pattern on their backs.

(I discovered them via a comment in my blog post yesterday asking about what smaller companies should we be supporting this holiday season?)