Friday Link Pack

How to delete your Netflix history

The 10 most uplifting songs, according to science

The surprising history of the picnic

21 Facts That Are Wholesome Little Rays Of Light In This Cold, Dark World

Rainbow stairs! Want!

– Some of these made me laugh out loud.

Bees necklace: handmade in New York from bees that didn’t survive the winter. By Slowfactory in collaboration with Camille D.

– These Felted Embroideries Remind Us to ‘Chill’

– Oh, this light!

How to Give Humble Feedback

– The two column guilt-free (yet motivating) to-do list (via)

– I just ordered two of these stacking planters. Excited.

– I gave a talk last Thursday at the 10th anniversary 99u conference and made a case for a kinder, more joyful, heart-forward leadership approach. The talk was live streamed and you can watch it here. (It starts around 5:10)

– Still laughing at the custom Tattly my team made a few weeks back of everyone’s head. What a great idea for a family reunion!

– This Feelings Keychain!

– Google is trying to make you more aware of how you use your phone with new controls for dealing with smartphone additions.

– I want to hang this question on a wall in my office.

David Foster Wallace on Ambition (Animated)

This made me smile.

– The forever rainbow Tattly by Ben Wagner makes me so happy. Also available as a Pin.

How to screen print, a video series by Eva Stalinski

– A big thank you to Parsons at Open Campus for sponsoring my blog this week.

Why You Should Make Useless Things

Simone Giertz is my hero. She creates useless machines. They make me laugh.

In a turn of tragic events, she found out shortly after giving this TED talk, that she has a brain tumor. I am sending her all of the love. The world needs her and her silly inventions.

Korbo Handmade Wire Basket

Oh, this Korbo Handmade Wire Basket would make for a nice hamper. Also, expensive hamper.

Small

“Small is not just a stepping-stone. Small is a great destination itself”
― Jason Fried

Palmistry Hand Art Print

Love this Palmistry Hand Art Print.

Yuikoubou Awai Earrings

These Ha-ne (wing) earrings are gradient-dyed with natural indigo on 100% hand spun aoso ramie natural fiber. Beautiful!

Error Message

“If you build software, every error message is marketing”
― Jason Fried

Ubarre

Ubarre is the first workout weight I would actually get for my home as it looks like a beautiful, decorative sculptural object.

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Reality Hand Hooks

This reality hand hook series by Harry Allen is so wonderfully weird. I’d give them a home.

Discreet Artist

This photo made me laugh. It’s part of an ongoing project titled ‘Discreet Artist’ by Paraskevi Frasiola.

Dusen Dusen

Love the graphical look of these Dusen Dusen beach towels.

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Pain is Energy

“When you feel pain, simply view it as energy. Just start seeing these inner experiences as energy passing through your heart and before the eye of your consciousness. Then relax. Do the opposite of contracting and closing. Relax and release. Relax your heart until you are actually face-to-face with the exact place where it hurts. Stay open and receptive so you can be present right where the tension is. You must be willing to be present right at the place of the tightness and pain, and then relax and go even deeper. This is very deep growth and transformation. But you will not want to do this. You will feel tremendous resistance to doing this, and that’s what makes it so powerful. As you relax and feel the resistance, the heart will want to pull away, to close, to protect, and to defend itself. Keep relaxing. Relax your shoulders and relax your heart. Let go and give room for the pain to pass through you. It’s just energy. Just see it as energy and let it go.”
― Michael A. Singer

From the Untethered Soul

Friday Link Pack

Was 2017 really the “worst year ever,” as some would have us believe? In his analysis of recent data on homicide, war, poverty, pollution and more, psychologist Steven Pinker finds that we’re doing better now in every one of them when compared with 30 years ago.

– This Flat-Folding Helmet caught my attention.

– “I need to live to be a hundred years old to do half of my plans.” Erik Spiekermann on why he refuses to let age stand in the way.

Full page screen capture Chrome extension.

– The Twitter account “thoughts of dog” makes me laugh.

Cameraman skills level: ninja!

Elon Musk’s mom is way cool.

Put The Damn Phone Down and Do Something

101 things to love about New York City.

– Wow, this camper trailer!

– igloo home looks like an interesting take on a key lock box

– Food for thought: What if we ended the injustice of bail?

– Oh, of course, a F/ART whoopie cushion.

– As someone who is building a software product and needs to constantly plan for cashflow, Hiringplan looks interesting. It is a visual compensation planning tool with built-in market data. Did you see I launched the CreativeGuild?

– Send your little one in a rocket to dreamland.

– Love these classic scissors. We had these growing up.

– I really enjoyed this conversation between Jocelyn K. Glei and Jonathan Fields: Attention is life.

– My kids can’t get over Tattly’s latest Jon Burgerman collaboration.

– Look! So many interesting jobs at creative companies! (If you’re wondering how your company can post their jobs here. Become a member of the CreativeGuild and you get unlimited job postings.)

Don’t Close

“The only thing you have to know is that opening allows energy in, and closing blocks it out. Now you have to decide whether or not you want this energy. How high do you want to get? How much love do you want to feel? How much enthusiasm do you want to have for the things you do? If enjoying a full life means experiencing high energy, love, and enthusiasm all the time, then don’t ever close.”
― Michael A. Singer

From the Untethered Soul

Thoughts

“The mind is a place where the soul goes to hide from the heart.”
– Michael Singer

From the Untethered Soul

Text Autoresponder

Did you know that your iPhone has a feature that locks down your phone, making it unusable, while you get a much needed break? When enabled, this setting can be set to automatically reply to your texts, letting your friends know that you’re offline.

One Basic Decision

“People tend to burden themselves with so many choices. But, in the end, you can throw it all away and just make one basic, underlying decision: Do you want to be happy, or do you not want to be happy? It’s really that simple. Once you make that choice, your path through life becomes totally clear.”
― Michael A. Singer

From the Untethered Soul

Meno Felt Tote


This felt tote gets my aesthetic two thumbs up! It would look good in my home.

Mini Quick Clips

All I can think is that these mini quick clips would come in handy for blanket construction. No?

Make Your Own Luck

A message I keep telling my kids.

The Bosses We Remember

The bosses we remember:

1 provided safe space to grow
2 opened career doors
3 defended us when we needed it
4 recognized and rewarded us
5 developed us as leaders
6 inspired us to stretch higher
7 led by example
8 told us our worked mattered
9 forgave us when we made mistakes

(via Farbod Saraf)

X-Ray Flower Photography

These x-ray flower photography is stunning.

Tooter Smart Flashcards

If my kids were still little, I would support this Kickstarter and buy a set of Tooder flashcards. The interactive iPad part makes it fun and parent-indepdenent. Winner!