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

Rhom Trivet

Rhom Trivel

Rhom Trivet by Shane Schneck is beautiful.

Dishwasher Sign

dishwasher sign

We so totally need this reversible dishwasher sign at work! Only problem, our dishwasher is not magnetic.

Christoph Niemann Tattly

Tattly by Christoph Riemann

My favorite perk of running Tattly is that I get to collaborate with talented individuals like Christoph Niemann. Yesterday, we launched a new set with his designs, it’s called The Petting Zoo. And my kids are crazy for them.

I am a huge admirer of Christoph’s work. You might have seen his New York Covers, his Books or maybe you’ve watched his CreativeMornings talk.

And now you can wear more of his art on your skin. Enjoy!

The first secret of design is … noticing

As human beings, we get used to “the way things are” really fast. But for designers, the way things are is an opportunity … Could things be better? How? In this funny, breezy talk, Tony Fadell, the man behind the iPod and the Nest thermostat shares some of his tips for noticing — and driving — change.

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.

Simone Giertz’s Most Spectacular Robots

I adore this woman and her completely absurd robots.

Patience

nerd humor

This nerd humor pin made me chuckle. Patience by Jez Burrows.

A Hotel Room Without Walls

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Leave it to the always inspiring Swiss Riklin Brothers, to reinvent the concept of what makes a hotel room: No real estate, no walls and no roof. Null Stern Hotel simply an open air double bed, available for reservations. What’s not to love?

To Due

To Due

This To Due Notepad by Andrew Neyer made me laugh.

Gemini Espresso Maker

Gemini Espresso Maker

Ah! This Gemini Espresso Maker is the cutest. I bet the coffee is excellent.

Cheese Degrees

cheese degrees cutting board
cheese degrees cutting board

This Cheese Degrees Cutting Board made me laugh. My dad constantly lectured me and my sister on what angles we are allowed to cut cheese.

One Juice. One Dance.

I am virtually high-fiving Marcus Sjögren: His company got a 150 bottle juice delivery but everyone was on vacation. So he biked the city, handing out the juice bottles in exchange for a dance. Adorable!

Cacti Print

Cacti print

I’d hang this Cacti Print.

Love and Self-Love

Alain de Botton says that one of the oddest things we need in order to love is a vital ingredient known as self-love.

Fragile

The Capacity To Be Alone

“The capacity to be alone is the capacity to love. It may look paradoxical to you, but it’s not. It is an existential truth: only those people who are capable of being alone are capable of love, of sharing, of going into the deepest core of another person–without possessing the other, without becoming dependent on the other, without reducing the other to a thing, and without becoming addicted to the other. They allow the other absolute freedom, because they know that if the other leaves, they will be as happy as they are now. Their happiness cannot be taken by the other, because it is not given by the other.”

― Osho


(via Alex)

Things I Didn’t Buy

Things I didn't Buy

I recently started keeping a list of “Things I Didn’t Buy“. It’s refreshing to look back at it and realize how much money I saved and how many of these items would have just become “stuff” in a very short time. Marie Kondo-ing my life last year was one of the best things I have done in a long time and it keeps having a positive effect on my life (and finances). If you are not familiar with her book “The life-changing magic of tiding up“, look it up. But be warned, you might start talking to your socks.

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.

Seven Springs Blanket

seven springs blanket

I would be totally ok with having one of these Seven Spring Blankets in my house.

Momentum

“Never sacrifice momentum. I might know a better path, but if we’ve got a lot of momentum, if everyone’s united and they’re marching together and the path is O.K., just go with the flow. I may eventually nudge them down a new path, but never stop the troops mid march.”
Ben Chestnut

Friday Link Pack

My friend Bas made this beautiful mini documentary on Vanessa O’Brien.

– Come work with me a FRIENDS! We are hiring a part-time studiomanager.

– Did you know that the George Washington Bridge was voted as the one of the Seven Engineering Wonders of the New York Metropolitan Area in 1953 and is the world’s busiest bridge?

– I have zero public napping skills, but the Chinese apparently do.

Love this wall of cabinets.

– Oh, those delivery guys.

Elon Musk’s Break Down on Climate Change

– Woah, this looks like an interesting adventure.

Stolen Dropbox passwords are circulating online. Here’s how to check if your account’s compromised. (Mine was!)

– These slippers are quite good looking. Remind me of the house shoes I had to wear as a kid.

Summer cocktail recipes.

– Some of these abandoned spaces are stunning.

Goethe on the Psychology of Color and Emotion

Shine On!

– “If you get out of the way of your work, your work will tell you exactly what it needs. Usually your work is much more forward-thinking than you are.” Carrie Mae Weems

– What it feels like to be the last generation to remember life before the internet. (I am one of them!)

– I didn’t know this: Central Park’s lamp posts have a hidden trick to help you navigate

10 books for adventurous, brave & strong young girls

– The images on this post are weeeeeeird: Photographer Dons Giant Panda Costume to Help Pandas Born In Captivity Be Released Into the Wild

– Lots of food for thought in this long post by Benjamin Hardy. (If only the title wasn’t so link-baity!)

Wait, what? “Of the 1,000 people surveyed, one in 12 said Comic Sans was the most trustworthy font but Times New Roman was the most trusted.”

When politics feels like satire.

This GIF makes me slightly uncomfortable.

Conscious Style Guide is a community resource for anyone curious or serious about conscious language. (via)

– I like these strip-ey blow bubble containers.

19 Incredibly Useful Websites You Wish You Knew Earlier

The unexpected qualities of great leaders? Productive paranoia, empirical creativity, and fanatic discipline. (via)

Must wear a Taco today.

Happy Friday Everyone!

This rolling Panda made me smile. Happy Friday everyone!

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