The Eternal Creative Struggle

This illustration by Veronica Dearly made me chuckle.

Cristiana Couceiro

Absolutely loving these collages by Portugal based illustrator Cristiana Couceiro.


I have a new favorite website and Instagram account to get lost in: NITCH.


“Honesty always gets my attention. Not particularly someone who is honest to me, but someone who is honest with themselves.”
– Heath Ledger

(via Nitch)

Ideas You Consume

“What you think is a function of the ideas you consume.”

Excellent read: How to balance your media diet.

The Love You Put Into Something

“I strongly believe that the amount of love and care you put into a project is always apparent. Even if people are not conscious of it, they can sense when you have paid attention to every little detail.”
– Jocelyn K. Glei

I wholeheartedly agree with Jocelyn. Read the full interview.

How to do nothing

Jenny Odell believes time and places for the practice and art of doing nothing are crucial to uncover underlying problems and to understand yourself. She regularly spends time in a nearby rose garden for observational activities such as bird watching and doing nothing to discover what unfolds from her inner journey and peace in mind.

Isle of Dog

Can’t wait to see Isle of Dogs. Mad respect for the creators.

♥ / Layers Conference

A big thank you to Layers Conferece for continuously sponsoring my blog and RSS feed.

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The World

“The world needs the sense that we are all in it TOGETHER!”
– Jean Houston

Bustin Moves and Movin Busts

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This animation by Frida Ek made me giggle.

Bird Of Paradise Courtship Spectacle

Why have I never seen this bird of paradise courtship dance before? I must live under a rock! it gets really good at 2:28. I had to laugh out loud. And watch it numerous times.

Every Opportunity Comes with a Cost

“As much as we’d like to be nice people, we owe others a lot less of our time than we believe we do. It’s your business, you’re allowed to be a little selfish with it, especially when the net result of saying “yes” to everything to be “nice” is that you have less time to actually spend on your business and serving your customers.”
Paul Jarvis

(via my favorite newsletter)

Galileo Quilt

Haptic Lab designed the Galileo Quilt featuring the night sky as it appeared on Galileo’s birthday in 1564 from his hometown of Pisa. Yes, please.

Experience Without Fighting

“Let go of the battle. Breathe quietly and let it be. Let your body relax and your heart soften. Open to whatever you experience without fighting.”
― Jack Kornfield

Draw With Type: Weird Type

Zach Lieberman and his wife Molmol Kuo created an iOS app that lets you draw with type, it’s appropriately called Weird Type. Type floating in space makes my heart go pitter patter.

Friday Link Pack

– John Maeda’s 2018 Design in Tech Report is out.

Feelings are a lot of work. They sure are.

– Congrats to Jason Kottke for showing up, every day, for 20 years straight. I admire and love your blog.

A migrant worker’s daily circus-like balancing act is a surreal reflection of China’s economy.

– Life would be a million times better if there were piñatas strategically placed throughout the day.

– Oh, some of these prints are beautiful.

A guide to all things eggs.

Picklestone. I am intrigued.

25 Breakfast Recipes to Make the Night Before

– “If you think about what you’re here to do in life, the answer is probably not ‘get really good at time management.

The Best Websites to Get Your Retro Gaming Fix

The Universe and Beyond, with Stephen Hawking

The Force of Decency Awakens

– This made me laugh: 25+ People Who Deeply Regret Shopping Online

– I can’t wait for Gary Hustwit’s new labor of love, Rams, to come out.

Determined Photographer Captures Recognizable Aerial Patterns Made by Starlings In Flight

Apple’s new page is here. Definitely a step in the right direction, a single stop for learning about tools and resources for keeping your family safe.

– As someone who tends to be on the fast lane in life, I am excited for this new turtle Tattly. (Also, say turtle Tattly 10 times really fast!)


“Life is best thought of as service.”
– W.R. Lethaby


Nanimarquina Rugs

I love oddly shaped rugs. This large one is stunning. Comes in other shapes as well. Want!

Where does Space begin?

(via the kid should see this)


I would love to take a Scrooser for a spin.

Les Passantes


I Feel This:


“Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.”
– Stephen Hawking