These serving trays by Darin Montgomery are a thing of beauty.
The details are not the details; they make the product.
– Charles and Ray Eames
This is the first Kickstarter video that made me cry! Maggie Doyne is the most remarkable human I have ever had the honor to meet. What an unstoppable force of good! YES to supporting this project. YES YES YES!
(Last year Maggie Doyne told her moving store at CreativeMornings. You can watch the talk here)
This art piece, titled forest of numbers, by Emmanuelle Moureaux is stunning. If you’re in Tokyo, make sure to experience it at the National Art Center.
It’s been a wonderfully exciting week for team Tattly: In honor of Vogue Magazine’s 125th Anniversary in 2017, Tattly has partnered with the magazine to create a limited edition collection. We spent hours going through their archives to find illustrations from the early 1920s, 1930s and 1940s that would make beautiful temporary tattoos. Have a look, we think they’re stunning.
Nail-clipping history, it turns out, is surprisingly complicated. We might never find out who actually invented the ubiquitous modern nail clipper, but we do know that around 1875, patents for the modern nail clipper began to appear.
I am mostly fascinated by the fact that by the end of the 19th century, superstitions about how and when to trim fingernails were pretty common. People couldn’t cut their fingernails on weekends out of fear that it might lead to back luck.
Here’s a link to the full post The Long, Slightly Strange History Behind Fingernail Clipping by Ernie Smith.
Big thanks to Shoeboxed for sponsoring this week’s RSS feed.
Paper piles and taxes have a way of getting in between humans and the work that matters. At Shoeboxed, we get that, and we’re on a mission to do something about it.
Our combo of mobile apps and Magic Envelopes packs a one-two punch in the fight against mental clutter and the paper you’ve stashed away. (And we’re even developing an expense report killer, too, because those things stink.)
Shoeboxed is offering an exclusive discount for swiss miss readers, just in time to tackle the chaos of tax season.
Wow! Finally an height adjustable standing desk that is actually beautiful to look at when at its lowest position.
Update: The desk is no longer on West Elm’s website.
“‘In every good marriage,’ she counseled, ‘it helps sometimes to be a little deaf.’ I have followed that advice assiduously, and not only at home through 56 years of a marital partnership nonpareil [Ginsburg’s husband Martin died in 2010]. I have employed it as well in every workplace, including the Supreme Court. When a thoughtless or unkind word is spoken, best tune out. Reacting in anger or annoyance will not advance one’s ability to persuade.”
– Ruth Bader Ginsburg
MIT teaches you how to speak Italian and cook Italian food all at once in this Free Online Course.
“Enjoyment appears at the boundary between boredom and anxiety, when the challenges are just balanced with the person’s capacity to act.”
― Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi