New Life

I could have used this keychain 2.5 years ago when I started a big new chapter in my life. What a great gift for someone embarking on a new adventure.

Bot Candy Heart Messages

Research Scientist Janelle Shane collected all the candy heart messages she could find, and then gave them to a learning algorithm called a neural network. Given a set of data, a neural network will learn the patterns that let it imitate the original data – although its imitation is sometimes imperfect. The candy heart messages it produced are quite humorous. Made me chuckle. Also, Happy Valentine’s everyone. It’s my son’s birthday, so this day is extra special.

(via CoolHunting)

Windows of San Francisco

Windows of San Francisco is an interactive “documentary” featuring views from 100 windows around San Francisco. What a wonderfully conceptual, slightly voyeuristic experiment!

(Thank you Jon Murray!)

Magic

I’ve had a pretty remarkable a few days in Los Angeles this past weekend and felt like I got to see a glimpse of the magic that’s inside of me, coming into my true power. I had to chuckle when I found this banner just now. They got it from a Frances Hodgson Burnett quote:

“No one smiled. They were all too much in earnest. Colin’s face was not even crossed by a shadow. He was thinking only of the Magic.

‘Then I will chant,’ he said. And he began, looking like a strange boy spirit. ‘The sun is shining – the sun is shining. That is the Magic. The flowers are growing – the roots are stirring. That is the Magic. Being alive is the Magic – being strong is the Magic. The Magic is in me – the Magic is in me. It is in me – it is in me. It’s in every one of us.’…”

Three Minutes

If your family reunion only lasts three minutes, what will you do? A unique Chinese New Year story shot on iPhone X by director Peter Chan.

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Puzzle Fail or Art?

This made me look. And chuckle. Alma Haser, Within 15 Minutes, 2017

Barreleye Fish

What? A create with a transparent head? Please meet Barreleye Fish. You can see some fantastic images of this creature in Blue Planet 2. Unreal.

(Thank you Jodi!)

Oliver Jeffers Animal Tattly Tattoos

Yesterday team Tattly launched a Wildlife Set with designs by Oliver Jeffers. I can’t handle the cuteness! The illustrations are pulled from Oliver Jeffers’ books, including his latest, Here We Are, which debuted as #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list.

That Orangutan won my heart! Which one gets your thumbs up?

Substitute Phones

The Substitute Phone by Clemens Schillinger made me laugh, but then also admit it could actually be helpful in trying to combat my raging smartphone addiction. It’s the grown-up equivalent of the fidget cube my kids are playing with.

718 GIFs + 1 Song

My friend Mark clearly had too much time on his hands on a rainy Sunday in November of 2013 when he assembled 718 of his favorite GIFs into one highly entertaining video. This is the BEST!

You would never know…

This illustration made me giggle. It’s taken from Shirley Glaser and Milton Glaser’s Childrens Book called If Apples Had Teeth.

Paper Breakfast Foods

Reina created 100 Paper Breakfasts. She is my hero.

Professional Enthusiast

This sweater gets my two thumbs up.

(Thank you Wendy)

Not So Bad at Holding Things

This Instagram account made me laugh out loud.

(via Cristina)

Askew Notebook

This limited edition notebook by Debbie Millman made me smile. Every single line is hand drawn. For reals.

Crochet Illustrations

These crochet illustrations by textile artist Tuija Heikkinen are delightful!

Steven Pressfield on Investments

In his new book, Tribe of Mentors, Tim Ferris asks Steven Pressfield the following question: “What is one of the best or most worthwhile investments you’ve ever made?”

“I’ve never invested in the stock market or taken a risk on anything outside myself. I decided a long time ago that I would only bet on myself. I will risk two years on a book that’ll probably fall flat on its face. I don’t mind. I tried. It didn’t work. I believe in investing in your heart. That’s all I do, really. I’m a servant of the Muse. All money is on her.”

Vegetables!

Trying to convince my body to crave more vegetables. Maybe wearing them will help?

Cat Illustrations

This guy by Kamwei Fong made me laugh. There are more cat illustrations in this post.

Wow, I am really a cat person now, am I?

How to Hijack Amazon Prime Now for Good

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Kindness Scales

“It scales better than competitiveness, frustration, pettiness, regret, revenge, merit (whatever that means) or apathy. Kindness ratchets up. It leads to more kindness. It can create trust and openness and truth and enthusiasm and patience and possibility.

Kindness, in one word, is a business model, an approach to strangers and a platform for growth.It might take more effort than you were hoping it would, but it’s worth it.”

Seth Godin

Everything Here is Wonderful

This dog bed makes me want to get a dog.

Party Hats for Grown Ups

Party Hats for Grown Ups made me smile. Especially the 2017 Good Riddance New Years Eve Edition, designed by designers and artists!

Food Balancing Bulldog

This post made me laugh out loud. Dog owner stacks food on this sleeping bulldog. I have so many questions! Also, I love you internet!