Citizen-Led Walking Tours

Jane’s Walk is an organization offering citizen-led walking tours in over 200 cities. The walks get people to tell stories about their communities, explore their cities, and connect with neighbors. I love EVERYTHING about this.

Here are upcoming walking tours in New York City.

(via Kyle)

Raised Fist

Raised Fist, by Børge Bredenbekk

Am I Normal?

52 cards to find out just how weird (or not) you might be. The School of Life designed this set of cards as a tool of self-assessment and reassurance.

Rapid X High Speed Car Charger

This rapid car charger hosts up to five devices and powers them up twice as fast as your average wall charger.

New Instagram Feature

You can now organize your saved bookmark on Instagram by tapping and holding the bookmark to save posts by collections. Getting all Pinterest-y on us!

The Early Days of The Internet

An exhibition in London gathers 64 artifacts of the early web, from the first site that allowed users to order pizza online to one of the first animated GIFs to go viral. I wish I could see this!

Brandord Marsalis on Students

From this article: 3 Things School taught you without even realizing it.

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How to Raise a Creative Child

“Creativity may be hard to nurture, but it’s easy to thwart. By limiting rules, parents encouraged their children to think for themselves. They tended to “place emphasis on moral values, rather than on specific rules,” the Harvard psychologist Teresa Amabile reports.”

How to Raise a Creative Child. Step One: Back Off, by Adam Grant

Stampville

The Stampville rubber stamp set has what it takes to make your little ones feel like budding architects. Definitely marking this one as a fun birthday gift.

On Measuring

“What gets measured gets managed.”
– Peter Drucker

A quote found in this blog post. (via)

Friday Link Pack

GIF by Thoka Maer.

– “What would happen if we insisted on ‘sort by delight’ instead?” – Seth Godin

– My London friend brought me this small picnic blanket. Love it.

– Wow, these rugs!

The struggle is real.

The joy of slime.

– The true self is just awareness. (via)

Rainbow experiments.

– I like this basket. Would also be great to hold extra bedding or outdoor toys.

– A skinny, modern umbrella stand.

Why are you sad?

Super-detailed visualizations of the complex structure of the human brain

Canopy is a curated Amazon experience.

– SO many interesting posts tagged pleasure principles.

– This drafting kit is pretty cool.

– I found some great Gmail tips in this article. I might want to try Hiver.

How to blow out eggs.

A Very Brief History of Ballet

Rainbow Playing Cards.

Stay or Leave: A tool to decide whether your relationship has a future.

– The 3rd season of the CreativeMornings podcast features some real gems.

– I totally want a pair of these Women Tech Jean by Hiut Denim.

– Which one would you wear? Rosemary or Parsley?

Loneliness

“Loneliness does not come from being alone, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important.”
– Carl Jung

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A Job To Love

I consider helping my kids understand themselves, so they will head into the direction of a career that will fulfill them, the biggest task of my life. Thanks to the newest book by School of Life I now have back up help: A Job To Love is designed to help us better understand ourselves and locate a job that is right for us.

At this point I might as well just give The School of Life my credit card info and have them send me everything they put out. Absolutely love what they do!

Jon Burgerman

Watch Jon Burgerman’s talk and agree with me that he is a super talented illustrator with a lovely sense of humor. Lucky me, I get to bump into him in the hallways, as both of our workspaces are part of The Invisible Dog in Brooklyn. Also, his Tattly designs are my kids’ favorites!

My Girl

I took this photo of E at a waterpark with a GoPro Hero Session. What a fun little camera this is! Thinking of blowing it up and hanging it on my living room wall.

The Greatest Prize of All

“Kindness toward others and radical kindness to ourselves buy us a shot at a warm and generous heart, which is the greatest prize of all.”
Anne Lamott

Longest Domino Line

Watch these 15,524 dominoes fall for 5mins. Impressive.

LIXHT Tray

A beautiful minimal tray by LIXHT.

Opportunity triage

“… In emergency rooms, they put people into three groups: Gonna die no matter what, going to be okay if we help them eventually, and needs help right this moment. By prioritizing where to focus, they serve the patients who can benefit the most.

What happens if instead of ignoring opportunity, you triage it?”

Opportunity triage, by Seth Godin

Cielo Yu

I know the feeling. Photograph by Cielo Yu.

A Llama in Times Square

A llama came to be riding through Times Square in a car.

A Creative Wall Thanks to Sugru

Sugru is one of the most magical materials I have ever come across. Think of it as Play-doh and Superglue having a baby. And I love how they keep sharing ideas on how to use it in your home. It’s my go-to way to fix my iPhone cables.

Also, I highly recommend the Sugru founder’s 99u talk, if you haven’t seen it!

Watercolor Temporary Tattoos

A few weeks ago Tattly launched Helen Dealtry’s Watercolor Flower Tattoos and I can’t get enough of them. I almost wish they weren’t temporary.