Amelia Erhart Scarf

Amelia Erhart

Slow Factory created a series of 8 scarves dedicated to women that inspire. This one with Amelia Erhart is my favorite. She was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean – a trailblazer of a woman!

Library Burning

“When an old person dies it’s like a library burning.”

Overheard at The Nantucket Project

Go Away

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Go Away. I’m all right. Last words by H. G. Wells.

Wage Islands

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Wage Islands by Ekene Ijeoma is an interactive installation about wage and housing inequality in NYC. It’s a 3d topographic map of monthly housing costs submerged in water to show where New Yorkers can afford to live based on hourly wages.

Know Yourself Cards for Self-Exploration

Know Yourself Cards for Self-Exploration

I recently purchased The Know Yourself Cards for Self-Exploration by The School Of Life and they sure keep me on my toes. I am currently trying to answer one question a night. This one in particular has hit home. I might have to rethink how I prioritize the things that are seemingly important to me.

ViewMaster Job Application

View Master job Application

The bar for the “most creative job application” ever received has been raised. Last week, Ryan Beller dropped off a white box with a beautifully arranged ViewMaster inside. Clicking through it revealed his resume and cover letter. Consider me (and the rest of team Tattly) impressed!

Update: We offered him the job. And, he accepted. So, YAY!

CreativeMornings: Maggie Doyne

Do yourself a favor and watch this incredibly moving, raw and vulnerable CreativeMornings talk by Maggie Doyne. It is a testament to how love reveals itself in unexpected people and places.

(This talk needs a new category: Made me cry)

The Old Email Days

Stone Backpack

stone backpack by Jana Sternback

This stone backpack by Jana Sternback is everything.

Ego is stolen. Confidence is earned.

“When we remove ego, we’re left with what is real. What replaces ego is humility, yes—but rock-hard humility and confidence. Whereas ego is artificial, this type of confidence can hold weight. Ego is stolen. Confidence is earned.”
– Ryan Holiday, Ego is the Enemy

Relationships Are Hard, But Why?

Relationships are hard. But what if it’s not you or them or sex, money or even who picks up the socks. What if there is a far more primitive reason? Interesting talk by Stan Catkin.

Where Is The Love?

Nearly 15 years after a post 9/11 landscape inspired them to write the original, the Black Eyed Peas have reimagined Where is the love at what feels another critical moment.

The Art of Embracing Damage

I appreciate the concept of the Japanese practice of Kintsugi, the art of embracing damage.

(via Oliver Jeffers)

Operators’ vs Visionaries’ Managerial Activities

Operators vs Visionaries (1998)

This table on Operators’ vs Visionaries’ Managerial Activities really made me think. It’s from a Canadian research paper on two kinds of entrepreneurs as leaders published in 1998 by Louis Jacques Filion, blogged by John Maeda.

Milton Glaser Wants Your Vote

Milton Glaser wants you to prove you exist, by voting at this upcoming election.

Don’t know who Milton Glaser is?

Things I Didn’t Buy

I recently started keeping a list of things I didn’t buy. I look back at it often and it fills me with all the good feels. The list reminds me that many of the things I think I NEED TO HAVE would end up very quickly just becoming STUFF. Marie Kondo’s approach, by simply asking “does this bring me joy” has changed the way I look at anything I own. But best of all, my “I didnt’ buy this list” is a great reminder of money I saved.

NOW

NOW watch

For the last two months I have been wearing this “watch” and it has quickly become my favorite accessory. As someone who constantly worries about what’s ahead, it’s been a successful way for me to remind myself to stay in the moment! And, the personal reminder on the back of the watch, which is customizable, reminds me be kind to myself.

So much respect to Micah Davis, the founder of Matters for coming up with this beauty. It’s not only beautiful and useful, but also a huge conversation starter.

Who Should I Be With?

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This is a game designed to sharpen our sense of what we should be looking for in love. It comprises a number of cards which describe some leading habits and character traits in people, inviting us to reflect on what truly matters to us and what we could endure, if we had to. Curious about this. Ordering.

The Value of Every Business

Bruce Lee Wall Decal

Bruce Lee Wall Decal

A lot of people don’t know that Bruce Lee was not just a martial arts and movie celebrity but also a deep philosopher. One of his favorite quotes Be Like Water is now available as a wall decal.

Also, if you’re into Bruce Lee and his story, you might enjoy the brand new Bruce Lee Podcast, hosted by no other than his daughter, Shannon Lee and my friend Sharon Lee.

Staring Out Of The Window

Thanks School of Life. I’ll start staring out of the window a bit more often…

Adjust Accordingly

Adjust Accordingly

Dallas Clayton makes it sound so simple. Maybe it is?

A Quote For Every Boss or Parent:

“What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

(via Jonathan Fields)

Get To Work

“The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who’ll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work.

If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to do an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself.

Things occur to you. If you’re sitting around trying to dream up a great idea, you can sit there a long time before anything happens. But if you just get to work, something will occur to you and something else will occur to you and something else that you reject will push you in another direction.

Inspiration is absolutely unnecessary and somehow deceptive. You feel like you need this great idea before you can get down to work, and I find that’s almost never the case.”

— Chuck Close

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