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Tattly’s Flash Custom Program

Team Tattly just launched ready-to-use personalized custom Tattly templates. The new Flash Custom program allows you to order personalized existing designs in low quantities. A fun surprise at a friend’s birthday, your book club, … you name it!

(Tattly with brands on custom designs. One of the latest exciting examples is this set for Swell!)

Current Status

The Silence Breakers

Time Magazine, consider me impressed!

What Happened to New Media Design?

“Social media is not just personally unhealthy, it has become a threat to democracy. The tech companies that give us access to an infinity of information have become all-powerful and morally corrupt. And the lack of diversity in Silicon Valley fosters the development of products that idolize efficiency and greed, points us towards a dystopic future global monoculture. We don’t just hear all this, but we feel it, too. Something is profoundly wrong.”

What happened to new media design? by David Young

Stay Positive

Holding on to this thought. This sentiment has proven to be true for me in the past.

Doubt. Clarity. Growth.

“Doubt increases with inaction.
Clarity reveals itself in momentum.
Growth comes from progress.
For all these reasons, BEGIN.”
Brandon Burchard

Hygge and West Wallpaper

This wallpaper bathroom detail caught my eye in this lovely house tour on Brownstoner. Turns out it’s designed by Julia Rothman, one of our most iconic Tattly collaborators. The best part, the wallpaper is removable.

A Microsoft Excel Artist

For over 15 years, Japanese artist Tatsuo Horiuchi has rendered the subtle details of mountains, cherry blossoms, and dense forests with the most unlikely tool: Microsoft Excel. Mind blown!

(via Paul)

Empty, Happy Brain

“When I walk, I have an empty, happy brain and I see things.”
Maira Kalman

Patagonia!

Patagonia! I can’t think of another company that impresses me as much with their bold, courageous actions than Patagonia does. I feel inspired by this most recent move, yet still hesitant to be as bold myself with my companies…

Patagonia, take action!

Toni Hamel

There is something magical about this painting by Toni Hamel.

An Essay About a Teenager, Annotated by The Teenager

An essay about raising a teen that was then also annotated by the teen who the essay is about: Raising a Teenage Daughter.

I love the idea of this format and would love to see more of this, about other topics.

The Importance of Having a Breakdown

“A crisis represents an appetite for growth that hasn’t found another way of expressing itself. Many people, after a horrific few months or years of breakdown, will say: ‘I don’t know how I’d ever have gotten well if I hadn’t fallen ill’.”

The Importance of Having a Breakdown

The Tianjin Binhai Library

The Tianjin Binhai Library, a 33,700m2 cultural centre, features a luminous spherical auditorium around which floor-to-ceiling bookcases cascade. The undulating bookshelf is the building’s main spatial device and is used both to frame the space and to create stairs, seating, the layered ceiling and even louvres on the façade. A stunning project by MVRDV. Mind blown! I want to see this IRL! I love architecture!

No Right or Wrong Path

“There is no right or wrong path. There is only the path that you choose. Whatever you choose, there will be many opportunities for you to grow and expand.”
– Kuan Yin

(via)

Friday Link Pack

(via Jocelyn)

– I’d be ok with a Christmas Tree entirely covered in Croissant Ornaments.

– This potato cake looks delicious.

How to raise a feminist son.

– Teens are hard to gift to. Cool Mom Picks’s Teen Gift Guide has some gems in there. E would love the Not Parent Approved Card Game

– He folks in the U.S: Did you know that if you text 741741 when you are feeling really depressed or suicidal, a crisis worker will text with you?

These intricate paper cutouts. WOW!

A snowflake garland. This is fun crafty project for a rainy day.

– Tara Brach: Breath by Breath (23 min) meditation

– FiftyThree to announces Paste™ – a new, collaborative presentation tool to help you and your team turn ideas into compelling stories.

How the way you write changes the way you think.

When habit-forming products become addictive, by Aaron Weyenberg

An email newsletter sent every other Thursday about how technology is killing/saving/changing democracy. By Sean Blanda.

– Finally a house made of LEGO!

– OMG! These pies!

– “when people are struggling, don’t give unsolicited advice. Instead, tell them they won’t go through this alone—and show up for them.” via Adam Grant.

– I would wear these earrings.

– Wanting this “strike up match holder” makes me feel like a most definitely a grown up now.

My LinkedIn photo. (via Jocelyn)

– MailChimp spoke to Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad and learned six key lessons on making. (via the CreativeMornings newsletter)

Tattly Does Goo pairs artists with meaningful not-for-profit organizations to raise awareness and raise funds. The latest design, Pinky Promise, supports Planned Parenthood of New York City.

These Pies!

30-year-old Seattle native, Lauren Ko, is a whiz at creating beautifully sculpted pies.

♥ / Prompts – Beat Writers Block

A big thank you to Tanner Christensen for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

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Add Light

We’re All Pros Already

We’re all pros already.
1) We show up every day
2) We show up no matter what
3) We stay on the job all day
4) We are committed over the long haul
5) The stakes for us are high and real
6) We accept remuneration for our labor
7) We do not overidentify with our jobs
8) We master the technique of our jobs
9) We have a sense of humor about our jobs
10) We receive praise or blame in the real world
― Steven Pressfield

From the book: The War of Art

Cotton Twine Cone

There is something surprisingly beautiful about this simple Cotton Twine Cone.

Line and Form No.2

A beautifully, minimal print.

NOPE Eye Masks


This NOPE Eye Mask made me laugh.