Almost Here

Almost Here

Quote by Nayyirah Waheed.

Ultralight Yoga Mat

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The YOGO eco origami yoga mat 2.0 version now comes with a handle! It folds up to a super-portable size and its attached straps form a handle and can also be used to hang and dry the mat. It’s made of durable natural rubber, with a cotton mesh inside that keeps it from stretching. It stays clean because the bottom doesn’t roll onto the top.

And, YOGO now gives one Food Tree per mat plus sustainable agriculture training to poor families in developing countries. Plus, you can buy a tree for $1 in their store. Just like that you can add a tree to your cart during check out. Love this.

Bummer that the grey one is already sold out.

Please Vote

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Wear this t-shirt or tote to make sure people understand the importance of this upcoming election. Let’s scream it from rooftops: Please Vote!

Help us make sure all of our friends and neighbors will have registered and are hitting the polls in this upcoming election. Register here.

The Most Productive Countries

Expert Market analysed GDP data from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and found that of the 10 countries with the highest GDP also make the top 10 list for the shortest working hours. Go Luxembourg for taking first place!

The most productive countries in the world also have the shortest work days

Simplicity

Simplicity

I used to love live model drawing at university. Frédéric Forest’s Instagram feed makes me want to pick it back up.

Uniquely Unique

“… Because, while we’re each unique, we have far more in common than we’re comfortable admitting. Amplifying our differences may make us feel special, but it’s not particularly useful when it comes to getting better.

Being unique is a great way to hide from the change we need when someone offers us a better future. Learning from the patterns and the people who have come before, though, is the only way any of us advance.”

Uniquely unique, by Seth Godin

Wind

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Don’t we all feel like this guy at times? Beautiful etching by Valdas Misevičius.

Photographing New York City

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Whit this vintage photo of a man with a stereoscope camera from 1904, I am kicking off my traditional two week summer vacation in the Swiss Alps! Look out for photos of green rolling hills, cheese and cows over on my Instagram.

Basic House

Basic House

Basic House by Martin Azua is a basic habitable volume; foldable, inflatable and reversible. Is it art? Is it architecture? I don’t care, it gives me joy.

Friday Link Pack

James Curran spent a month in New York City where he animated a new GIF every day for 30 days.

10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Google Maps Master

Feeling worried? These days, much of America is.

Lighting Bolt Space Suit. Made me chuckle.

– I Just spent an eternity looking through Public Domain Images from the New York Times

– “You will never get any more out of life than you expect.”

– I wish this adorable first period kit would have been around when I was a young girl. What a great gift to give to young girls.

The many faces of a people pleaser.

– I just started reading Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps. Very amusing.

– This lightweight, waterproof compact backpack seems like a practical travel companion.

– This is one pretty, long cutting board.

How to Feng Shui Your Home to Attract Love, According to an Expert

– This made me laugh: Mom Finds Genius Way To Make Her Internet Obsessed Kids Do Their Chores

– There are some real gems in here: Advice from some old people

– Sebastian Weiss is passionate about concrete aesthetics and the beauty seen in city shapes. (via)

This.

Joyful and Exuberant

– Boil them, deep-freeze them, crush them, dry them out or blast them into space: tardigrades will survive it all and come back for more

– Make a political statement simply by wearing socks? YES!

– Love these minimal water bottles.

– Do you ever wonder why Olympic athletes are so often photographed biting their medals?

– Now this is an interesting way to fundraise: America votes with Cards Against Humanity.

FTC to Crack Down on Paid Celebrity Posts That Aren’t Clear Ads

Cinefade is a camera system that changes the aperture at the same time as a variable ND, so you can rack the depth but the exposure stays the same. Very cool. (via)

– What an incredible opportunity: 99U and Behance are Hiring a Creative Events Manager

– I am stoked. I am leaving for the Swiss Alps today! You can follow along over on my Instagram account.

Toilet Night Light

Toilet Night Light

This Toilet Night Light made me giggle.

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Comfort Zone

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I am on a mission to push myself out of my comfort zone more often. Last week that resulted in taking an African Dance Class.

At some point, I want to do what the gentleman is doing above. Boy, that would sure make me uncomfortable.

What do you do to push yourself out of your comfort zone?

Cord Keeper

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This minimalist looking Cord Keeper makes sure your power cables stay on top of your desk or nightstand instead of flying off the back every time something is unplugged. Made by hand in Madison, Wisconsin from reinforced concrete.

Late Night Snap Hacks!

Late Night Snap Hacks

My studiomates Gabriel Whaley and Dakota Williams just launched Late Night Snap Hacks, a website that allows you to trick your friends into thinking you’re out and about partying. Visit the site, pick a setting (concert, walking the streets, nightclub etc) and then Snapchat the scene. Hilarious!

Don’t know what Snapchat is? Start here.

Risk

“Most of the things that we do have two possible outcomes: they might work or they might not. Being able to live with the possibility of either is essential if we’re going to move forward.”

The two risk mistakes, by Seth Godin

Never Hem Again

Scale Denim aims to make jeans with different inseam and waist sizes. So no matter how tall or short you are, you will have a pair of jean that perfectly fit your body through the waist, thigh, knee, and calf. As a tall woman, I endorse this idea. But, oh wait, currently only available for men. Ops! Ok then guys, support the Kickstarter and help get this idea off the ground.

Milton Glaser Wants Your Vote

Milton Glaser wants you to prove you exist, by voting at this upcoming election.

Don’t know who Milton Glaser is?

Fridge Files

Fridge Files

Fridge Files extend storage beyond the flat surface of the refrigerator (or any other magnetic surface). For gift cards, business cards, coupons, letters, etc, etc, etc. Made by hand in Madison, Wisconsin.

Things I Didn’t Buy

I recently started keeping a list of things I didn’t buy. I look back at it often and it fills me with all the good feels. The list reminds me that many of the things I think I NEED TO HAVE would end up very quickly just becoming STUFF. Marie Kondo’s approach, by simply asking “does this bring me joy” has changed the way I look at anything I own. But best of all, my “I didnt’ buy this list” is a great reminder of money I saved.

Panda Print by Stina Persson

I Come In Peace print

Love this brand new Panda Bear Print by Stina Persson.

If you love Stina’s illustration style you should check out her growing Tattly collection.

NOW

NOW watch

For the last two months I have been wearing this “watch” and it has quickly become my favorite accessory. As someone who constantly worries about what’s ahead, it’s been a successful way for me to remind myself to stay in the moment! And, the personal reminder on the back of the watch, which is customizable, reminds me be kind to myself.

So much respect to Micah Davis, the founder of Matters for coming up with this beauty. It’s not only beautiful and useful, but also a huge conversation starter.

The Great Animal Orchestra

The Great Animal Orchestra

The Great Animal Orchestra is inspired by the work of American musician and bioacoustician Bernie Krause. The exhibition, which brings together artists from all over the world, invites its audience to immerse themselves in an aesthetic meditation, both aural and visual, on an animal kingdom that is increasingly under threat. Put on headphones and dive in. Soothing!

(via Paola)

Who Should I Be With?

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This is a game designed to sharpen our sense of what we should be looking for in love. It comprises a number of cards which describe some leading habits and character traits in people, inviting us to reflect on what truly matters to us and what we could endure, if we had to. Curious about this. Ordering.