circumstances

where
you are.
is not
who
you are.
– circumstances

(via)

Making the New York Times

In September 1942, Office of War Information photographer Marjory Collins paid a visit to the offices of the New York Times, located at the iconic One Times Square and an annex on 43rd Street. Click through to see them all. Beautiful!

Nobody Owns Me

Monstera Leaf Area Rug

This Monstera Leaf Area Rug would look good in my bedroom.

The School of Life: Sex

From the School of Life Product Book Description:

“Despite a veneer of openness, sex remains an extraordinarily complicated business, hard to discuss and surrounded by shame and unspoken desires.This book provides a relief from the loneliness and confusion, explaining how sex truly operates and what it aims at. The book demonstrates that, far from thinking about sex too much, we haven’t begun to think about it as deeply as we should.”

There are so many more The School of Life books that I’d love to read.

Balloon Animals

These Balloon Animals are nothing short of breathtaking.

The Internet, So Glorious

This Article

“I don’t know how to explain to someone why they should care about other people.”

I just kept nodding my head in agreement while reading this article by Kayla Chadwick.

House Powerstation

This House Power Station Cable Holder made me chuckle.

How Table Tennis Balls Are Made

(via The Kid Should See This)

The Chromatic Typewriter

A typewriter that writes with paint. My heart!

(Thank you Cathy)

Skyline Chess

Skyline Chess brings the iconic architecture of New York City to your chess board. Made me smile.

Panobook: A Notebook for Your Desk

Panobook Kickstarter Video from Studio Neat on Vimeo.

A panoramic notebook for your desk? And eventually, your shelf? Panobook looks fantastic!

Tomorrow

There is always tomorrow.

Friday Link Pack (late on Sunday)

You Are Not What You Earn, by Alain de Botton

Sweden’s gender-neutral preschools produce kids who are more likely to succeed

– For the pizza lover: Fluffy Pizza Pillow.

Language alters our experience of time (via)

Twist is a communication app for teams.

Tips for learning a foreign language.

Emoji in architecture.

How To Build an Igloo

– Here’s a framework to help you build meaningful communities.

– This weighted eye pillow made me laugh.

Write a letter of resignation, but don’t deliver it.

– This made me smile: UX of Parenting

Nine minutes of video filmed in New York City in 1911

Why you will marry the wrong person.

– “Executive and team portraits for startups can to be a bit of a drag. From the boring “Hey! It’s me in front of a wall!” shots to the corny “Look at us! We’re so fun!” kind.” Staff Portraits For Startups, by Wesley Verhoeve

– “Good lord, evolution, what is that?”

– No matter what kind of stuff you tell the world, or tell yourself, your actions reveal your real values.

– Interesting read: The funny thing about wanting something badly, by David G. Jensen (via)

– Kids off to summer camp? Send them some Tattly Camp Bundles!

Discipline

“The discipline involved in finishing a piece of creative work is something on which you can truly pride yourself.”
– J.K. Rowling

(via)

A Thought

Current Status

Kind Words

“One kind word can warm three winter months.”
– Japanese Proverb

(via)

What Do You Want?

Face the hard questions and put them on your wall!

This would look good in our co-working space.

Wood + Rope Tree Swing

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

How do you draw a circle?

Analysis suggests that the way you draw a simple circle is linked to geography and cultural upbringing, deep-rooted in hundreds of years of written language, and significant in developmental psychology and trends in education today. Fascinating article!

(thanks Christine)

Minutiae

Minutiae is designed to record mundane moments with no time to pose nor polish shots. The app was created as a response to the polished, carefully selected images we put on Facebook and Instagram. Instead of weddings, pets and brunch, Minutiae wants its users to capture the random, often boring things that happen in between.

As someone who created a 200 page book celebrating “The Beauty in the Ordinary” in 1999 as my thesis, this makes my heart sing.

Problems…