Friday Link Pack

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– I would like this step stool in my home. Also available in white.

– I learned a new term: A spite house is a building constructed or substantially modified to irritate neighbors or any party with land stakes. This article is all about a red and white striped spite house in England. It made me laugh.

– James Greig speaks on self-care for the creative soul.

– This big whale stole my heart.

Food experts share their biggest lessons

How the Internet Is Saving Culture, Not Killing It (via)

– Designers Hamish Smyth and Jesse Reed of Standards Manual just launched a Kickstarter campaign to reissue the 1977 EPA Graphic Standards System as a hardcover book. With every book sold, a portion of the proceeds will go to Earthjustice and AIGA.

– This geometric ring is definitely being wishlisted.

Six Danish Cheeses to try.

– A book for our times: Hope In the Dark

– How do you reinvent a workplace ritual so that it truly inspires?

– Where was Tendr when I got married and organized an “Art-Fund”. The service allows you to gift cash in a simple and elegant way.

– I laughed so hard when I saw this. Also, facepalm!

Shutterstock’s 2017 Creative Trends infographic.

– How to secure your online accounts by revoking access from third-party apps

10 Talks That Will Empower Your Work

How to organize your book collection your way. (via)

– A brief visual history of Studio Ghibli

– I can’t get enough of this Twitter Account.

We might buy the same stuff, but we don’t pay the same price for it.

– A Rainbow Flag inspired typeface.

Scented wearable herbs. I love them.

Resistance

“If you find yourself criticizing other people, you’re probably doing it out of Resistance. When we see others beginning to live their authentic selves, it drives us crazy if we have not lived out our own. Individuals who are realized in their own lives almost never criticize others. If they speak at all, it is to offer encouragement. Watch yourself. Of all the manifestations of Resistance, most only harm ourselves. Criticism and cruelty harm others as well.”
— Steven Pressfield, War of Art

(via Paul)

How To Keep Growing Up

How We Need to Keep Growing Up, by The School of Life.

Portraits of New York Commuters

Intrigued by photographer Louis De Belle’s unconventional portraits of New York commuters.

Build vs Destroy

Then And Now Photos

Then and now photos show people as young adults and at 100 years old. The sentimental series by photographer Jan Langer visually presents the inevitable changes that accompany aging.

What The Hell is a Men’s Group?

“A men’s group is a group of men that commit to getting together on a regular basis, usually weekly, bi-weekly, or even monthly. The general purpose of these meetings is simply to interact and communicate a level (or many levels) deeper than a normal social interaction.”

We all need a Men’s Group. Or two.

Calling In versus Calling Out

“I picture ‘calling in’ as a practice of pulling folks back in who have strayed from us. It means extending to ourselves the reality that we will and do fuck up, we stray, and there will always be a chance for us to return. Calling in as a practice of loving each other enough to allow each other to make mistakes, a practice of loving ourselves enough to know that what we’re trying to do here is a radical unlearning of everything we have been configured to believe is normal.”
– Ngọc Loan Trần

Calling In: A Quick Guide on When and How

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Criticism vs. Creation

Don’t Be a Crehater

“Good creators don’t talk shit about their fellow creators. They champion the work of those around them. They know how hard this stuff is. They accept that stumbles are part of what we do. And they treat one another with respect—because we all deserve that.”
– Eric Karjaluoto

Important read: Don’t Be a Crehater

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A Double Triangular House

This A-Frame inspired house made me gasp. It is by Jean Verville architecture and called the FAHOUSE. It’s a residence burrowed in the middle of a hemlock forest in Eastern Townships, Canada. Click through to design milk for more images.

Mistakes

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.’
– James Joyce

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Dan Mall

Dan Mall speaking on the ups and downs of freelancing. He is the founder of Superfriend.ly and a human with really great values. If you haven’t seen his 99u talk I highly recommend it.

More freelancer wisdom over on Freelance.tv.

Japanese Pearl Hunters

Every day, in an obscure corner of Japan’s Shima peninsula, traditional pearl hunters dive beneath the waves to harvest from the ocean floor. If you live in NYC, you have the chance to see a documentary that follows three female divers of varying ages out onto (and under) open water and back into their homes, describing the little routines which make up their lives. Plays at the Metrograph theater on Saturday May 3rd!

Worries

Synchronized Swimmers Filmed Upside Down

This is totally mesmerizing.

The Eva Bucket Bag

Last weekend I noticed a woman sitting next to me at a cafe with this beautiful leather handbag. Couldn’t help but ask her where she got it from, a thing I was told not to do growing up in Switzerland. Good thing I live in NYC now.

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Promises

“Promises are like debt — they accrue interest. The longer you wait to fulfill them, the more they cost to pay off.”
– Jason Fried

Don’t Promise, by Jason Fried

Crows in D

This is visually stunning.

Friday Link Pack

– Break the binge: How to turn off autoplay for the next episode on Netflix. (via)

How to Make the Most of Your Workday

Climate March is happening on April 29th

Feminist pin.

– Fire Drills: Communications Strategy in a Crisis

– My kind of gun.

– Really cute Kids Travel Blankets.

How To Cook Asparagus

May you feel awesome like this.

World’s “Mattest and Flattest” Black Paint

– “Both the military and professional kitchens are environments where there’s zero tolerance for slackers and indecision” – Why Chefs and Soldiers Make the Best Product Managers

– This is a smart coat for airplane travel.

– This tray!

– The short doc The Culture of Proximity digs into the notion that millennials see themselves as creators as much as consumers. (via)

– Want to convince someone to help you with a project? Try the bingo method.

Dragons love tacos is one of my son’s favorite picture books. I just noticed there’s a sequel!

The new Google Earth

Ways to Use Leftover Eggshells

– Ms. Management: The Hard Work of Hiring Well (via)

Setting intentions versus goals.

– Some of these signs made me laugh out loud.

The Faces behind Craigslist’s “Strictly Platonic” Personal Ads

– I heard this book helps you teach your kids about money. I’ll order it and will see for myself.

What it means to be a seeker

How Often You Should Do 12 Household Chores

– Here’s something to try at home: 6 fun activities to introduce your kids to physics!

How to keep your iMessages from popping up on other devices

– Made me laugh: IKEA “Relationship Saving Station

– Stina Persson’s watercolor Tattly collection now includes a Panda!

Giant Iceberg

A giant 150ft iceberg is floating past Canada. Wow.

Discipline

“The only alternative left for mankind…is discipline…But by discipline I don’t mean harsh routines. I don’t mean waking up every morning at five-thirty and throwing cold water on yourself until you’re blue. Sorcerers understand discipline as the capacity to face with serenity odds that are not included in our expectations. For them, discipline is an art: the art of facing infinity without flinching, not because they are strong and tough but because they are filled with awe.”
– Carlos Castaneda

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