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
I am a total extrovert but I also appreciate some good alone time. This sign made me chuckle.
Big thanks for Squarespace for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed continously. Over the years, they have become a loyal and supportive partner in my labor of love. So much gratitude!
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“And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”
– T.S. Eliot
Airplane neck pillows do nothing for me. I don’t understand why they are so popular. This head hammock on the other hand might be useful.
And yeah, I couldn’t care less that it looks silly. That’s what happens when you reach your 40s.
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.
In this video Stuart Langfield and Marco Patricio outline the procrastination problem and some solution(s).
(via Chris Glass)
“…When you make something, when you improve something, when you deliver something, when you add some new thing or service to the lives of strangers, making them happier, or healthier, or safer, or better, and when you do it all crisply and efficiently, smartly, the way everything should be done but so seldom is – you’re participating more fully in the whole grand human drama. More than simply alive, you’re helping others to live more fully, and if that’s business, all right, call me a businessman.”
“when you meet that person. a person. one of your soulmates. let the connection. relationship be what it is. it may be five mins. five hours. five days. five months. five years. a lifetime. let it manifest itself, the way it is meant to. it has an organic destiny. this way if it stays or if it leaves, you will be softer from having been loved this authentically. souls come into, return, open, and sweep through your life for a myriad of reasons, let them be who and what they are meant.”
― Nayyirah Waheed
The minimalist in me wants to get these Felt Bedside Caddies and ditch my nightstands.
The YOGO eco origami yoga mat 2.0 version now comes with a handle! It folds up to a super-portable size and its attached straps form a handle and can also be used to hang and dry the mat. It’s made of durable natural rubber, with a cotton mesh inside that keeps it from stretching. It stays clean because the bottom doesn’t roll onto the top.
And, YOGO now gives one Food Tree per mat plus sustainable agriculture training to poor families in developing countries. Plus, you can buy a tree for $1 in their store. Just like that you can add a tree to your cart during check out. Love this.
Bummer that the grey one is already sold out.