The Purpose of Friendship

Dear School of Life, please never stop producing your educational videos.

Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes Speech

“This instinct to humiliate, when it’s modeled by someone in the public platform, by someone powerful, it filters down into everybody’s life, because it kinda gives permission for other people to do the same thing,” she said. “Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. And when the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.”
– Meryl Streep

Thank you Meryl Streep for reminding us to question and speak up. Read her full Golden Globes speech, or watch it here.

Farewell Video to Obama

This farewell video to Obama made me weep. We must resist this new hateful, insanely conservative administration. We must resist!

David Bowie’s 75 Favorite Books

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David Bowie would have been 70 today. I am glad Brain Pickings reminds us of her post from 2013 with 75 of his favorite books.

Small Room

“In a small room one does not say what one would in a large room.”
– Louis Kahn

Be Optimistic (And Patient)

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The Be Optimistic Enamel Sign inspires conviction that no matter the storm ahead, there is nothing that preparation and perseverance can’t overcome. Given the current political climate here in the U.S. I really want one. Or multiples, for every room and my office. But how ironic, it’s sold out.

Keith Jarrett

I just bought tickets to see Keith Jarrett perform at Carnegie Hall on February 15th. I am thrilled and currently listening to his famous Köln concert. Do you love solo piano? If so, who are our favorites?

Friday Link Pack

Eternal optimistic talking points for 2017

A question Jason Fried asks new entrepreneurs

– From date night to cold showers: 20 habits that changed readers’ lives (via)

Top 10 TED Talks of 2016

– Thumbs up for this concrete toothbrush stand.

– You bought a new MacBook Pro? You might want to look at HyperDrive.

– Uh oh! These rain boots! Want!

– Meet Yolanda Baker, a disco ball maker.

– Love the idea of coming up with 20 new ideas a day, by Rodd Chant : Flex that idea muscle!

– My kids would LVOE this fluffy cave chair.

The 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

– Excellent long read: Why self-love is at the core of answering the riddle of who we are emotionally

– I didn’t know a razor blade sharpener existed.

– Big fan of Adam J. K’s work. Loving his new stationery collection.

This tool looks handy to have in your car during the winter months.

– Audiophiles seem to be losing their minds over these new fancy speakers called Phantom, by Devialet.

100 most-discussed scientific articles of 2016.

Love Under The Stars Duvet Cover. Yes please!

This print.

– Start your year off with some inspirational Tattly.

Eyes Duvet Covers

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Not sure what my current obsession about duvet covers is all about, but here you go, another cute on: Eyes!

How to put on a duvet cover

Now, this was useful. But I doubt it will work with a thick down comforter like I have. I’ll give the burrito method a try though!

Auto Elasticy

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Artist Chris Labrooy playfully positioned colorful Porsche cars into surreal situations and scenarios. The pool one, above, made me laugh.

Listen

“When people talk, listen completely. Don’t be thinking what you’re going to say. Most people never listen. Nor do they observe. You should be able to go into a room and when you come out, know everything that you saw there and not only that. If that room gave you any feeling you should know exactly what it was that gave you that feeling. Try that for practice.”

– Ernest Hemingway

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Paul Klee’s Personal Notebooks

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Wow! 3,900 pages of Paul Klee’s personal notebooks are now online, presenting his Bauhaus Teachings (1921-1931).

Don’t say that word!

This made me cry-laugh just now.

Today

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Loving the TODAY Daily Calendar by Matthew Hoffman.

Tolerations

“One of the things I focus on most when trying to reduce the anxiety in my own home is something called tolerations. Tolerations are things that need attention: shoes that need to be resoled, a drawer handle that is coming loose, a pile of bills that needs to be paid.”

Ways to reduce anxiety in your home through design, by Ingrid Fetell Lee

Gratitude

Are you a giver or a taker?

Always coming back to this TED Talk by Adam Grant based on his book Give and Take.

Who Thinks I Should Fly The Plane?

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New York Cartoon nailed it.

I Feel Great

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Currently wearing this Adam J. Kurtz Tattly. 2017 is going to be GREAT!

Online Knitting Reference Library

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This Online Knitting Reference Library post over on Open culture made me laugh. Go and Download 300 Knitting Books Published From 1849 to 2012!

Teenager Tribe Memberships

“I can’t overstate the significance of a teenager’s tribe membership,” Damour writes. “Teenagers aren’t just looking to make friends, they are replacing the family they have withdrawn from (or at least might barely acknowledge in public) with a tribe they can feel proud to call their own.”

There is a psychological term for that thing mean girls do to each other, by Jenny Anderson

Thrive

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”

– Maya Angelou

Sennheiser X FREITAG

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Wow! Sennheiser and FREITAG collaboration: Headphones individualized with a piece of recycled truck tarp in a rugged FREITAG case. Love this!