This table on Operators’ vs Visionaries’ Managerial Activities really made me think. It’s from a Canadian research paper on two kinds of entrepreneurs as leaders published in 1998 by Louis Jacques Filion, blogged by John Maeda.
Would it be safe to suggest that we should file these Mosquito Netting Socks under ‘products the world doesn’t need’? They definitely made me laugh tough…
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Today would be Michael Jackson’s 58th birthday, which reminded me of Man in The Mirror, one of my favorites, and a song more timely than ever.
Ben Uyeda built a DIY spiral staircase using layered pieces of plywood cut with a CNC machine. This is absolutely stunning.
“do not choose the lesser life. do you hear me. do you hear me. choose the life that is. yours. the life that is seducing your lungs. that is dripping down your chin.”
― Nayyirah Waheed
If you’re into cats, you might like these cat drawings by Måns Swanberg.
I adopted a cat from the shelter exactly a year and I just recently realized that I have officially become a cat person. Words I never thought I’d say.
Big thanks to Canopy for sponsoring my RSS Feed and blog this week.
Amazon is a great place to shop, but it’s not the best place to discover new, beautiful things.
Canopy brings a more curated, community-driven experience to shopping on Amazon – with an organized catalog of products recommended by domain experts and people with great taste.
On the site, you can see what’s new and trending, shop by category or brand, or find gifts by personality type. They’ve also enlisted artists like Shantell Martin and trashhand to share lists of all the products they use to practice their craft.
How incredibly stunning is this hand-cut paper by Annie Vought?
“Eternal recurrence”: A sense of contentment with one’s life and an acceptance of it, such that one could live exactly the same life, in all its minute details, over and over for all eternity.
“The only calibration that counts is how much heart people invest, how much they ignore their fears of being hurt or caught out or humiliated.”
– Ted Hughes
Ted Hughes on the Universal Inner Child, in a Moving Letter to His Son
“My view of human nature is that all of us are just holding it together in various ways — and that’s okay, and we just need to go easy with one another, knowing that we’re all these incredibly fragile beings.”
– Alain de Botton
Alain de Botton on What Makes a Good Communicator and the Difficult Art of Listening in Intimate Relationships
These soy sauce dipping dishes by Duncan Shotton take advantage of the natural colour gradation that occurs in soy sauce at shallow depths to give the illusion of three-dimensional shapes once filled. LOVE!
“The scariest moment is always just before you start.”
― Stephen King