Scented Sacred Geometry Tattly

Today’s Tattly release is a multisensory experience combining the calming scent of Eucalyptus, a sound meditation, and six sacred geometric shapes. The accompanying sound meditation download by Sara Auster features her playing crystal singing bowls. Zen out everyone!

(Not sure what sacred geometry is? Here you go)

Everything Is Hard Again

“As someone who has decades of experience on the web, I hate to compare myself to the tortoise, but hey, if it fits, it fits. Let’s be more like that tortoise: diligent, direct, and purposeful. The web needs pockets of slowness and thoughtfulness as its reach and power continues to increase. What we depend upon must be properly built and intelligently formed. We need to create space for complexity’s important sibling: nuance. Spaces without nuance tend to gravitate towards stupidity. And as an American, I can tell you, there are no limits to the amount of damage that can be inflicted by that dangerous cocktail of fast-moving-stupid.”

Everything is Hard Again, by Frank Chimero

Art In Progress

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My son has been drawing on giant paper rolls, which made me show him the above video: Art in progress, featuring Caroline Denervaud aka @ideih on Instagram.

Community vs Network

“The difference between a community and a network is that you belong to a community, but a network belongs to you. You feel in control. You can add friends if you wish, you can delete them if you wish. You are in control of the important people to whom you relate. People feel a little better as a result, because loneliness, abandonment, is the great fear in our individualist age. But it’s so easy to add or remove friends on the internet that people fail to learn the real social skills, which you need when you go to the street, when you go to your workplace, where you find lots of people who you need to enter into sensible interaction with.”

Zygmunt Bauman, taken from this article: “Social media are a trap

(via iA)

Friday Link Pack

This 99u talk from 4 years ago is one of my favorite talks I have ever given. I am honored they invited me back this year, for their 10 year anniversary conference in May. Also, when I gave this talk, CreativeMornings was in 80 cities. Now we are in 180! GAH!

The world needs more modest, linear growth companies. Please make some.

Digital Dating and the Content Commitment

– I want this card: Game over. Thank you for playing.

– I feel this.

– “My ideas are nothing more than a new
combination of old elements. I have highlighted the text Ihave stolen to demonstrate this principle.

– This book! Dear Client: This Book Will Teach You How to Get What You Want from Creative People

Mondo Neon can make your neon sign dreams come true.

The Chrome extensions team Wired can’t live without!

– This Veggie Lasagna looks tasty.

What The Screen Time Experts Do With Their Own Kids (thank you Ajay)

Early Facebook and Google Employees Form Coalition to Fight What They Built

18 Things I Wish I’d Known When Starting Out in UX Design (via)

Maria Kreyn: A millennial with an Old Master’s hand

What gives life meaning, according to kids. (via)

Ellsworth Kelly’s Temple for Light

How better listening leads to better conversations on this week’s HurrySlowly Podcast with Fanny Auger, from the School of Life in Paris.

This house! My heart!

Shuttered Storefronts Are Destroying The West Village’s Character

Eucalyptus scented Tattly! For reals!

– Honored that Ode to Things sponsored my blog this week. I pretty much want everything in their store. Talk about finely curated and a clear aesthetic!

– I am hiring a Community Coordinator at CreativeMornings and a Social Media and Marketing Manager at Tattly. Come work with me!

– Have a good weekend everyone! May you conquer what you need to conquer!

Parachute Sheets = Heaven

At a dinner party a few weeks ago my neighbors listed the five best products they bought in 2017. Without hesitation, they started raving about these linen sheets called Parachute. As someone who has never spent a lot of money on sheets, I was surprised at the excitement and enthusiasm that oozed out of both of my neighbors, especially as they are more the quiet, reserved types. Their love for these sheets was palpable. So much, that I spontaneously bought a set after I got home, even though they are super duper pricy. Granted, the 3 glasses of wine might have had something to do with it.

A few days later the sheets arrived. The moment of truth was here! And the verdict: They are F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C. They feel a tiny bit rough, but in a good way. I admit, I am excited to go to bed because of my sheets. And, yes, I do sound like a bored suburban housewife by talking about how much I love my sheets. BUT I REALLY DO!

I admit though, I can’t get over how much I paid for them. They better last a loooooong time! Also, yes, adulting hard!

♥ / Ode to Things

A big thank you to Ode to Things for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

Ode to Things is a micro-store run by an artist-designer duo based in New England. It is a tribute to and celebration of quality lifestyle objects. Together they gathered products from around the world that are significant in the way they unify form, function, and style. Things that bring joy to humans that care about form and function, that want objects that become an essential part of their living space.

The Ode to Things collection is unique, consistent, and finely curated. It is an absolute visual pleasure to visit their shop. See for yourself.


(Interested in sponsoring a week of my RSS feed, learn more here.)

Tug

I was beyond bummed when I learned Apple killed the MagSafe on their latest laptops. I am clumsy and tend to trip over cables and thanks to MagSafe my laptops didn’t go flying. No longer.

Meet Tug: It works with any power cord you might trip on, by placing the magnetic break-away connection at the outlet. Smart.

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!)

The Things Inside Your Head

“The things that you put inside your head are like lego blocks. If you are trying to build with just with one shape and one colour your creations will always be limited. The more blocks you have and the more diverse their shapes and colours, the more interesting castles you can build.”
– Maria Popova

(via consumersbook.net)

Here Is The World

“Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid.”
― Frederick Buechner

Outline Rubber Stamp Set

This rubber stamp set is looooovely! Oh the possibilities!

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.’…”

Slowdown Throws

How stunning is this throw by Slowdown?

(via)

Making a Difference

“What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
– Jane Goodall

(via Emerline)

Leaf Shaped Serving Plates

These leaf shaped serving plates made my heart jump a little when I saw them in a store in LA last weekend. How stunning are these? Hat tip to the designer, Nao Tamura.

Hand-knit, Sculptural Jewelry

Absolutely loving this hand-knit, sculptural jewelry by Nora Fok.

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.

(via)

The Art of Living

“The art of living is neither careless drifting on the one hand nor fearful clinging to the past and the known on the other. It consists in being completely sensitive to each moment, in regarding it as utterly new and unique, in having the mind open and wholly receptive.”
Alan Watts

Ypperlig Bench

This minimal IKEA bench is lovely.

Friday Link Pack

Music video for Jane Bordeaux’s ‘Ma’agalim‘. Beautiful. (via)

– Repair a broken zipper without tools or sewing: FixnZip (via)

Dancing Without Sound, Performing Without Sight

– This looks delicious: Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Chickpeas, Feta, and Herbs

– Comedian Tim Minchin imparts nine life lessons full of hilarity and wisdom, revealing the only sensible thing you should do with your existence. (via)

– This headline made me laugh: 50 Escaped Baboons Shut Down a Paris Zoo

12 tips for using Google Maps on your phone

– It doesn’t get much more minimal than with this wall calendar.

– What If You Never Ate Fruits And Vegetables?

– I’d wear these earrings.

– Some gems in this article: The 30 Best Pieces of Advice for Entrepreneurs in 2017

– Revolve: The Wheel in Foldable Form

How to control a negotiation like a game theorist. Being patient is key!

When you see yourself first thing in the morning

– Interesting read: The Follower Factory

– It’s a shable!

This looks magical.

– Keep Your Head Up: How Smartphone Addiction Kills Manners and Moods

Tattly did a collaboration with Oliver Jeffers. And everyone seems to love it. Yay!

– Thanks to Onsen for sponsoring my blog this weeks. Also, for making awesome towels.

Large-Scale Participatory Bubble Wall


This large-scale participatory Bubble Wall by Rintaro Hara is delightful!

Goober Candles

These candles by Area Ware are stunningly sculptural. Don’t think I could get myself to lighting them.

Puzzle Fail or Art?

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