Slow Growth

“The more slowly trees grow at first, the sounder they are at the core, and I think that the same is true of human beings. We do not wish to see children precocious, making great strides in their early years like sprouts, producing a soft and perishable timber, but better if they expand slowly at first, as if contending with difficulties, and so are solidified and perfected.”
– Henry David Thoreau

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Critical Edit Checks Before You Hit Publish

This article by Barry Davret is helpful if you do editing work: 10 Unusual But Critical Edit Checks Before You Hit Publish

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Loyalty

“Our modern, rootless times do seem to be a particularly inhospitable environment for loyalty. We come and go so relentlessly that our friendships can’t but come and go too. What sort of loyalty is there in the age of Facebook, when friendship is a costless transaction, a business of flip reciprocity…. Friendship held together by nothing more permanent than hyperlinks is hardly the stuff of selfless fidelity.”
– Eric Felten

The Uncomfortable Rain Boots

I posted abut The Uncomfortable Collection before. I keep going back to it. These rain boots are especially discomfort inducing. Also, this cooking pot.

Hurry Slowly

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this conversation between Jocelyn Glei and Jason Fried. It’s the first episode of the podcast called Hurry Slowly, which is all about how you can be more productive, creative, and resilient through the simple act of slowing down. You can subscribe to it in iTunes.

Love That Will Be Ready

“Someone can be madly in love with you and still not be ready. They can love you in a way you have never been loved and still not join you on the bridge. And whatever their reasons you must leave. Because you never ever have to inspire anyone to meet you on the bridge. You never ever have to convince someone to do the work to be ready. There is more extraordinary love, more love that you have never seen, out here in this wide and wild universe. And there is the love that will be ready.”
― Nayyirah Waheed

C’est rare…

“C’est rare, un chat qui vous regarde dans le yeux.”
– Jean Paul Sartre

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The Internet is A Magical Place

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Defined by What We Create

A quote by Mark Stevenson taken from this CreativeMornings/London talk.

Closed Mondays

This large Circle Handbag by Closed Mondays made me gasp! What a beauty! Definitely wish listed!

Grated Daikon Radish Sculptures

These Grated Daikon Radish Sculptures made me smile.

Parenthood

“i do not expect my child’s respect.
just because i have given birth to their life.
does not mean they owe me.
anything.
what i want most
is to look into my child’s eyes
and
see
that i have given birth
to
a
heart.
have
honored.
held and feed.
someones
heart.
from the moment we first met.
and
they love me for it.”
― Nayyirah Waheed

Friday Link Pack

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– You have read this, right? ‘Our minds can be hijacked’: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia

– IKEA introduces ‘LURVIG,’ the company’s first collection of furniture and accessories for pets

The 2017 MacArthur Fellows.

How to clear the data on your old phone before you sell it.

The woman in the room.

The Wirecutter got a facelift.

– This container home in the middle of the desert made me look.

– What are white writers for?

– Hiring: It’s About Cultural Contribution, Not Cultural Fit

Why do communities exist? For internal or external purpose? Or both?

To give better feedback, you must fully understand the agony of receiving it

How stores trick you into buying more things.

– If only all Twitter conversation were this pure.

– This must indeed be the best Google Image Search of all times.

This made me laugh. Tragically.

– A woman saw a pigeon in danger so she called the pigeon a cab.

– Students email professor with study question, get an unexpectedly kind response

This prosthetic transforms your hand into a tool

– I asked on Twitter “What is a book that has changed your life?” The answers are amazing.

– Please tell me you have watched Paola Mendoza’s tremendous CreativeMornings talk?

– Get spooky with the Tattly Graveyard Set.

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An Extra Thumb

I would totally take an extra thumb. Yes please.

Csilla Klenyánszki’s Photography

Csilla Klenyánszki’s Photography made me look. Click through to IGNANT to see more.

Giant, Fully Functional LEGO Cardboard Costume

This is the best: How to make a giant, fully functional LEGO cardboard costume!

Green Home Print

Don’t have a green thumb? Get this Green Home Print instead of plants.

What Is A Book That Has Changed Your Life?

I asked this question yesterday on Twitter. OMG so many answers and so many books I want to read right now. What is yours? Add yours in a comment below?

Flower Head

Tattly just launched two new designs by Estée Preda. I am in love with this Flower Head.

The Invisible Dog’s Season 9

Lucien, the force behind The Invisible Dog Art Center is one of my favorite humans, ever. I love the creative community he has built here on Bergen street, and let me be part of. He gets my support for Season 9 of The Invisible Dog. Does he get yours?

The video is by the super talented team of Mac Premo. Definitely my favorite Kickstarter video to date!

Feelings

This Feelings banner would look good in my living room.

German Untranslatable Words

As a native German speaker living in the USA this Untranslatable German Words Box of Cards delights me to no end. I hope it includes FINGERSPITZENGEFUEHL and ESELSBRUECKE.