Wage Islands by Ekene Ijeoma is an interactive installation about wage and housing inequality in NYC. It’s a 3d topographic map of monthly housing costs submerged in water to show where New Yorkers can afford to live based on hourly wages.
Thomas Heatherwick has unveiled plans for an engaging public landmark that will form the centerpiece of New York’s Hudson Yards Development: A “Building” Made of Staircases. Wonderful!
I recently purchased The Know Yourself Cards for Self-Exploration by The School Of Life and they sure keep me on my toes. I am currently trying to answer one question a night. This one in particular has hit home. I might have to rethink how I prioritize the things that are seemingly important to me.
The bar for the “most creative job application” ever received has been raised. Last week, Ryan Beller dropped off a white box with a beautifully arranged ViewMaster inside. Clicking through it revealed his resume and cover letter. Consider me (and the rest of team Tattly) impressed!
Update: We offered him the job. And, he accepted. So, YAY!
“It is difficult to know what to do with so much happiness. With sadness there is something to rub against, a wound to attend with lotion and cloth. When the world falls in around you, you have pieces to pick up, something to hold in your hands, like ticket stubs or change. But happiness floats. It doesn’t need you to hold it down. It doesn’t need anything… Since there is no place large enough to contain so much happiness, you shrug, you raise your hands, and it flows out of you into everything you touch. You are not responsible. You take no credit, as the night sky takes no credit for the moon but continues to hold it, and share it, and in that way, be known.”
– Naomi Shihab Nye
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Do yourself a favor and watch this incredibly moving, raw and vulnerable CreativeMornings talk by Maggie Doyne. It is a testament to how love reveals itself in unexpected people and places.
(This talk needs a new category: Made me cry)
“Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.”
– Hermann Hesse
Slack added a new feature to their app: All Unreads (as the name may suggest…) gathers all your unread messages in one easily digestible, scrollable view. So good!
“there is no healthier drug than creativity.”
― Nayyirah Waheed
Do you remember the days when receiving an email was *incredibly* exciting?
— Tina Roth Eisenberg (@swissmiss) September 14, 2016