Learn

“Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.”
– Bill Nye

Argument = Teaching Moment

“If you’re going to have an argument with someone, the best way to do it is to assume they can teach you something.”
– Celeste Headlee

Quote from a conversation between Celeste Headlee and Janet Lee in this article. And here’s Celeste’s TED Talk, 10 ways to have a better conversation.

Compost Bin

My Brooklyn neighborhood is starting to collect food scraps to compost. YAY! Every household was given a bin to use for the collecting of the food scraps. I looked at it and simply sad NOPE. It might be functional, but boy, it’s ugly. So, I found this beauty of a compost bin. According to the product description and the reviews it keeps the waste smelling fresh with a thick carbon filter. Let’s see. Let the composting begin.

Geometry Notecard Set

This Geometric Notecard Set is a beauty!

Hippo Bottle Opener

I don’t need a bottle opener. But I need a bottle opener hippo. Made me smile.

Talk/Guided Meditation with Tara Brach

A few years back my friend Maria of Brain Pickings pointed me to Tara Brach’s guided meditations. They have carried me through some difficult times and I can’t thank Tara enough for so generously offering these podcasts for free. This morning, I listened to the above talk on relaxing the over-controller and it really hit home. Watch the talk and then enjoy the guided meditation at the end. It’s just what I needed. Maybe some of you do too…

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Uma Basket

Found this seagrass basket at the new Century 21 here in Downtown Brooklyn last week. It now holds all of the kids’ stoop toys. Pretty and affordable.

Friday Link Pack

(via Emerline)

– Digital Revolution: More and More People Are Paying For Content

– My favorite scarf brand, Slowfactory, is running a sale! SPRING40 will take 40% off. Love this one, NYC by night.

Your summer 2017 reading list, provided by Bill Gates

– I always use paper bags for my recycling, but they tend to fall over. This bin will make it more sturdy, and it looks good. Totally getting one.

It was never a dress.

Activist mug.

Periodic table of NYC trash. (via)

Advice vs Feedback.

– This beach tent looks good for someone fair skinned like me.

– MoMA’s ‘unpacking the archive‘ exhibition celebrates 150 years of frank lloyd wright

– Yep, big believer in “suck it up Sundays“. I find them weirdly satisfying.

Airbnb started a magazine to share human stories.

How to customize your Facebook feed, how to improve what the algorithm shows you, how to set up lists that filter your feed, and how to control what you see as shortcuts in your sidebar.

– This Vietnamese playground with multicolored flags is lovely.

– Knife Skills: How to Clean, Trim, and Prepare Artichokes

Trump Snooze.

1Password introduces “Travel Mode” to protect your data when crossing borders

Is the gig economy working?

Never.

Amazon’s data-driven bookstores

– FieldNotes now offers a leather cover & memo books combo. Nice!

– Did you know Tattly makes scented Tattly? It’s like a visual perfume!

12 Years!

Tomorrow marks 12 years of me feeding this blog. So many feelings! How fitting that this was my very first post.

My blog is my longest running labor of love. Dig into my archives and you’ll see how the blog has evolved over time in terms of what catches my attention. Feels good to stick with something for this long.

Thank you for reading and happy my blog birthday to you!

Sasha Katz

These animations by Sasha Katz caught my eye.

Unirider

This pushable unicycle made me giggle!

Shingle Runwell Turntable

The Shinola Runwell Turntable was created as a limited run of 500 units. It made me gasp! What a beauty!

The Single Greatest Truth

This made me chuckle.

What Is Luck?

Is luck real?

A Mobile Phone Contract for Teenagers

13) Learn to overcome the uncomfortable feeling of striking up a conversation with those around you! Try not to use your phone as a means of avoiding others.

Love #13 in Cameron Moll’s phone contract for his teenage sons. Grown ups should have to sign something similar.

You Are…

Where are you?

Sheena Liam

Embroidery artist Sheena Liam hand sews images of women whose hair seems to gracefully dangle from the 2D surfaces. Lovely.

Your Heart

‘Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.’
– Confucius

(via)

Roll-Out Table

The length of the Roll-Out Table can be adjusted by sliding the end out and letting the tabletop follow, while the steel crank on the side is used to retract the length. Totally wish listing this one!

The Empathy of Food

Anna Lappé speaks on the “empathy of food”.

(via Michael Pollan)

Look For The Helpers

Garbage Can Bouquets

Floral designer Lewis Miller has been turning NYC empty garbage cans into voluminous bouquets! Love this!

Good Bones

(via)