The Uncomfortable


I am having so many feelings looking at these images titled The Uncomfortable, a series of inconvenient household items designed by Katerina Kampran.

Poker Lessons For Life

Professional Poker Player Liv Boeree believes that Poker does a great job of making you figure out where you are in the moment and not live either too much in the past or the present. Made me think.

The Problem With Our Phones

(via The Curious Brain)

Books on Relationships

So many great suggestions in the comments to this question on what relationship books to read when entering a marriage, posted by Amit Gupta.

Make Your Bed

Watch the full commencement address here.

(via Risk Happy)

Law Of Attraction

Keep Your Eye On The Donut

“Keep your eye on the donut, not on the hole.”
– David Lynch

Pleasure vs Happiness

“A life that doesn’t include hard-won accomplishment and triumph over obstacles may not be a satisfying one. There is something deeply fulfilling — even thrilling — in doing almost anything difficult extremely well. There is a joy and pride that come from pushing yourself to another level or across a new frontier. A life devoted only to the present — to feeling good in the now — is unlikely to deliver real fulfillment. The present moment by itself it too small, too hollow. We all need a future. Something beyond and greater than our own present gratification, at which to aim or feel we’ve contributed.” 
— The Triple Package

Found in this article: If It Doesn’t Suck, It’s Not Worth Doing

Low Budget…

This poster sums up my approach to starting companies.

You Are What You Love

This movie scene from Adaption made me gasp:

“You are what you love, not what loves you.
– Charlie Kaufman”

So much yes. YES!

Why Patagonia is Fighting for Public Lands

(via 11am)

A few Words of Advice for Brain Pickers

There’s no such thing as a 15 minute call, or coffee, or meeting with someone you don’t really know.

I keep coming back to this article by Jason Fried

What is Emotional Intelligence?

(via CreativeMornings)

I am learning every day…

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The Imperial Measurement System Versus the Metric System

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Why Children’s Drawings Matter

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Leica’s Never Changing Brand Identity

Powerful 2011 ad by Leica on never changing their brand identity: “When you keep being different from everything, changing makes no sense.”

(via iA)

Jon Burgerman

The story of Jon Burgerman from Bas Berkhout on Vimeo.

Jon Burgerman is a friend, creative workspace neighbor, a Tattly artist and my son’s creative idol. His most recent book It’s Great to Create spurred many super creative adventures in my house. If you have little ones, I highly recommend grabbing a copy!

Being a fan of all things Burgerman, I was delighted to see my friend Bas Berkhout working on a mini documentary on Jon. It JUST went live. It’s personal and oh-so-timely. Watch above!

And make sure to check out other mini documentaries in Bas’ series called Like knows Like. Here’s the one he did on me, years ago.

Catching Fog

Along the foggy coasts of Peru, where millions of people don’t have access to clean water, Abel Cruz Gutiérrez helps catch 200 to 350 liters of water per day with each ‘fog catcher’ he sets up. Very moving.

Go Offline To Read

This is clever: You have to go off-line to read this article.

Our Contentious Culture Explained

Jonathan Haidt Explains Our Contentious Culture from BillMoyers.com on Vimeo.

Don’t Take Life too Seriously

(via Dean)

How To Stay Inspired

I enjoyed hearing Robin Sharma’s take on how to stay inspired.

#HeyTwitter

Shahak Shapira reported about 300 hate tweets. Twitter didn’t delete them, so he sprayed them in front of their office.

Hey @Jack, hate Tweets are a real problem.

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