Hopeful (Again)

I marched in NYC today. It was peaceful, kind, massive and filled me up with hope.

Question For My Readers:

Women’s March + Tattly

I will be marching at the Women’s March in NYC tomorrow, proudly wearing our three custom Tattly that we did in partnership with the Women’s March on Washington. A team of volunteers will distribute them at the march in Washington, D.C. and New York City on Saturday, Jan 21st. More information on how you can get your hands on them here.

Big thanks to my Tattly team members Yng, Arianna, Hayden and Cristina for pulling this all off last minute.

Immense gratitude to our portrait sitters: Miss Info, Rana Batyske, Helene Begun, Lucien Zayan, David Loftis, Sharon McClendon, Sally Rumble, Calvin Harris, Sarah Megan Thomas, Paola Antonelli, Ken Leung, Lenore Diglio, Divya Gadangi, Catherine Morris, Tina Roth Eisenberg, Sara Raza, Cristina Gómez, Celine Semaan Vernon, Eugenie Tsai, Joanna Goddard, Hillary Frey, Khin Mai Aung, Lisa Cifuentes, and Estelle Bailey-Babenzien

Friday Link Pack

I will spend today celebrating the remarkable President Barack Obama was over the past 8 years. What an incredible leader. My heart is full.

86 Books Barack Obama Has Recommended During His Presidency

A history of the first African American White House—and of what came next

Dalai Lama: 5 things to keep in mind for the next four years

– I am definitely getting one of these Obama Baggu’s.

How To Be Calm Under Pressure: 3 Secrets From A Bomb Disposal Expert (via)

Making forts out of old newspapers. Supercool.

This Yoga Mat Bag made me laugh.

A tool to decide whether your relationship has a future.

Super interesting read by Daniel Mall on how he revamped his whole approach to using a calendar.

What it’s like to be a host at CreativeMornings 29 Creative events later

– Wow. This Jacket Designed For Homeless People Takes Wireless Donations Electronically

– Urban explorers take note – here are 11 of New York City’s most accessible and intriguing ruins

– This one month at a time notepad is great.

– Fascinating: How Warren Buffet schedules his meetings.

– A map that guides you to great photography hotspots around the world

– The CIA Puts Hundreds of Declassified Documents About UFO Sightings Online

– How cool is this scooter for older people? I am ready for one now.

LinkedIn’s major makeover is designed to make you want to actually use LinkedIn

The Resistance Manual

Art is Theft

(via The Curious Brain)

100+ Makers And Mavericks – 2016

Each year the fine folks of Hiut Denim compile a list of 100+ Makers And Mavericks, the one hundred+ people that got them to utter those words ‘I wish I had done that, made that, invented that, thought like that, changed that’. These are the people who shone the brightest for them back in 2016!

(Gah! I am included!)

Reclaim Your Creative Confidence

“Schedule daily “white space” in your calendar, where your only task is to think or take a walk and daydream. When you try to generate ideas, shoot for 100 instead of 10. Defer your own judgment and you’ll be surprised at how many ideas you have—and like—by the end of the week.”

Reclaim Your Creative Confidence, by Tom Kelley and David Kelley

Mr. Rogers Introduces Kids to Experimental Electronic Music

Mr. Rogers Introduces Kids to Experimental Electronic Music by Bruce Haack & Esther Nelson (1968). Made me smile.

Tsumiki Stacking Blocks

Any architect will tell you that, structurally, a triangle is the strongest geometric shape. Architect Kengo Kuma has taken this wisdom and rendered it into a playful and interactive building set. I’d love to play with these.

Westcott/Clauss Scissors

Beautiful scissors, crafted in Italy. YES!

Tiny Museum Housed in NYC Freight Elevator

Mmuseumm is a curated display of artifacts housed in a NYC freight elevator. The museum fits 3 people at a time. I love this so much. Find it at 4 Cortlandt Alley in lower Manhattan, New York City.

How Louis CK Tells A Joke

(via)

Speaking Truth to Trump

Thank you Nicholas Kristof.

This Week’s Motto:

My motto for this week with marches happening all around the world. Thanks Dallas Clayton.

Style is Substance | Saul Bass

(via The Curious Brain)

Women’s March Protest Signs

Wow, this archive of Women’s March protest signs is impressive. So many good ones to chose from. (You can download them and tile-print them on your home printer or download a high-res pdf to have printed at your local print shop.)

Womens March Posters by Tia

These downloadable Women’s March Posters are fantastic. You can also design your own!

I’ll be attending the Women’s March here in NYC on Saturday, handing out custom Womens March Tattly. Follow me on Instagram the day of the March, if you want to get your hands on some.

(via Carly)

Garlic Blast Off

This Garlic Blast Off Miniature Diorama made me chuckle.

… and it bends toward justice

“… It’s taken us 100,000 years to figure out that we are only as well off as the weakest ones in our tribe, and that connection and community and respect lead to a world that benefits everyone.

The irony of Dr. King’s holiday is that he surely believed that anyone could take on this calling, that anyone could organize, speak up and stand for justice.

We can connect, we can publish, we can lead. Anyone reading this has the ability to care, and to do something about it. We have more power than we dare imagine.

And so it bends.”

… and it bends toward justice, by Seth Godin

Jump

Photographer Philippe Halsman believed that when you ask a person to jump, his/her attention is mostly directed toward the act of jumping and the mask falls so that the real person appears.

More photos of jumping celebrities over on Kottke.

What’s Stopping You?

what's stopping you?

Timely questions.

(via)

Rise and Shine Wall Mirror

rise-and-shine-mirror

Absolutely smitten with this wall mirror by Hunting & Narud. Counterbalanced by a weight, it can be adjusted to various heights.

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Friday Link Pack


If you spin these sculptures by artist John Edmark at a certain speed and light them with a strobe, they appear to animate in slowly mesmerizing ways.

– Find recycling locations in your zip code based on what you want to recycle, i.e Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs.

9 Ways To Stay In Touch With Long-Distance Friends

– Dr. Seuss Putting Rhymes to Good Use

How to set up family sharing, and then a shared family calendar

– The eero wifi system looks fantastic. Have you tried it?

– There is a Neon Museum in Las Vegas. I want to go.

– This gadget allows you to shoot 360° videos right on your iPhone!

– Wow. Simply wow: How I made sure all 12 of my kids could pay for college themselves

– YES! JetBlue Just Announced Free Wi-Fi On All Flights

– Here’s why you’ll be seeing pink ‘pussyhats‘ during the Women’s March on Washington

– Go knit a Pussy Hat!

We Miss You.

– Obama joked about opening a t-shirt shack in Hawaii that only sold medium-sized, white t-shirts. Emily Spivack decided to open it for him.

Don’t underestimate a chicken.

– Here’s a puppy learning how to bark. You’re welcome.

We Are the Youth is an ongoing photojournalism project that shares the stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth in the United States. (via Katie)

– Learned a new term today: Social Jetlag, the misalignment of biological and social time.

Congratulations to team Trello. I use Trello daily and it helps me tremendously in staying organized.

– I didn’t know these invisible socks existed. Not that I will buy them. But, wow.

The Right Way to Pop Your AirPods Out of the Case
– I’ll be speaking at HighFive Conference in Raleigh this spring. (TINA10 will give you a 10% discount on the ticket)

– Very confusing political times here in the U.S. I keep holding on to this saying by Bruce Lee: Be Water My Friend.