Wood + Rope Tree Swing

My kids look at this simple tree swing and see happiness.

The Creature Garden

The Creature Garden App by Tinybop is delightful. It lets you create incredible, fantastical creatures with 100s of different hooves and horns, wings and beaks, paws and claws, and more. So much fun!

SheEO

Last week I had the absolute pleasure to meet Vicki Saunders, the founder of SheEO, a global community of women radically transforming how we finance, support, and celebrate female innovators. SheEO’s goal is to reach 1M Activators, 10,000 women-led Ventures and a $1B perpetual fund to support women for generations to come.

I. LOVE. THIS!

Yes to radical generosity and women supporting women!

Real Words as HEX Colors

Love this playful site showing real words as hex colors. Made me smile.

(via Chris)

Happy Monay!

Rainbow Pool Float

Rainbow pool float!? Made me smile!

Desktop Letter Board

Love this playful desktop letter board. Oh, the possibilities.

Toio

Toio, Sony’s new toy for kids is designed to inspire a future generation of robotics engineers.

I Feel You Cat

Totally feeling this cat.

Ed Sheeran Carpool Karaoke

I love carpool karaoke so much. This one with Ed Sheehan made me smile.

Monument Valley 2

Ustwo launches Monument Valley 2, a sequel to the hit puzzle game. I know what I’ll be doing this weekend!

Digital Stickers by Thoka Maer

One of my favorite GIF makers, Thoka Maer, just released a digital sticker set.

(Love that everything goes to the artist and GIPHY doesn’t take a cut. Classy!)

We Are All Counting On You!

A few days ago I walked into the bathroom in our office building and saw the above situation played out. I took a photo and posted it on our internal Slack channel, expressing my frustration. My studiomate Jeff, took it to the next level and got quite philosophical.

“Dear person who thinks this is OK, I assure you that when you figure out how to break through whatever is holding you back from putting the roll of toilet paper on the axle, there is no telling what you can achieve in life. You can do it. We’re all counting on you.”

Made me smile.

Life

My Life by Mr. Bingo.

Succulent/Cactus Collar Pins

You love plants? Now you can wear them! These succulent/cactus collar pins made me smile.

Colorful Backgammon Set

My family used to play hours and hours of Backgammon when I was a kid. This colorful set put a smile on my face. I would totally give this a home.

Rainbow Chopsticks

Rainbow Chopsticks? YES!

“Will Everything Probably Be Okay?” Flowchart

This framed “Will Everything Probably Be Okay?” Flowchart is much needed these days here in the USA. It provided a much needed chuckle.

Floating Disco Light

This floating bathtub disco light looks fun. Makes me wish I had an outdoor pool!

Sculptural Fabric Brooch

This sculptural fabric brooch made me swoon. Stunning! Seriously wish listed!

Hippo Bottle Opener

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

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!

The Single Greatest Truth

This made me chuckle.

You Are…

Where are you?