Tennis Umpire Chair

I would love one of these colorful Tennis umpire chairs. Just because they are beautiful. I don’t have a tennis court.

Jim Henson: How To Make Puppets with Socks

A young Jim Henson teaches you how to make puppets with socks, tennis balls and other household goods.

Drip by Kickstarter

Kickstarter launched a new service called drip that allows you to directly support a creator you like, similar to Patreon. My first drip support goes to Debbie Millman for her wonderful DesignMatters podcast. I love everything about this.

This Desk!

This desk, titled “Boomerang”, from 1970s totally stopped me in my tracks. What an incredible piece. Also, $85,000.

Amsterdam Necklace

I’d wear this.

Integrity

“Integrity is the essence of everything successful.”
– R. Buckminster Fuller

From Scraps


I absolutely adore this project, celebrating the mundane, by creating objects from scraps.

Watercolor Flower Temporary Tattoo

I am totally ok resisting chilly NYC temperatures with this summery watercolor flower Tattly by Helen Dealtry. See all designs by Helen here.

Brain Game Print

Illustration by Nick Lu, you can buy it as a framed print here.

Balloon Costumes

Carolynn Hayman is my new hero. She makes Balloon Costumes. I can’t stop laughing. So much happy.

Orbitkey Ring, Clip and Strap

Orbitkey is a smartly designed keyring.

Think You’re Thinking for Yourself? Think Again.

“There’s no more central message of psychology than the fact that most of what goes on in our heads we have no access to,” explains social psychologist Richard Nisbett, who offers some smart thinking tools in this video interview. He also delves into the science of influence, in particular the power some parties enjoy by influencing the behavior of others.

Timeless Watch

Timeless is is a unique editioned conceptual work by artist, Daniel Horowitz. Each watch is hand-made by the artist in his personal chemlab, whereby a thin layer of metallic silver is deposited onto glass selectively coating with AgNO 3.

Love. This. So. Much.

Why Germans Can Say Things No One Else Can

I totally feel this. The word I miss the most in English is Fingerspitzengefühl.

(via The School of Life)

Mr. Soul On Top

I just listened to this The Moth episode by Christian McBride titled Mr. Soul on Top. He tells the story of him falling in love with James Brown’s music and dreaming of one day performing with him on stage. It is nothing short of moving and incredibly inspiring. I will make my kids listen to this one!

Extraordinary Routines

Honored to be the latest feature over on Extraordinary Routines.

Seeds

“They tried to bury us, but they didn’t know that we were seeds.”
– Mexican Proverb

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Have A Cool Weekend Everyone!

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Friday Link Pack

– These mugs are beautiful.

Go home evolution, you’re drunk.

– These pop-up bike racks ‘disappear’ into the pavement when they’re not in use

Setu is a community-driven directory for yoga teachers.

Getting blunt with my daughters, because #metoo.

Something is wrong on the internet, an essay on YouTube, children’s videos, automation, abuse, and violence.

– The mini lumio is magical.

– I have been looking for a jewelry box. I think I found it.

– Research: For Better Brainstorming, Tell an Embarrassing Story

Kids, Would You Please Start Fighting?

This is brilliant.

– Guy films brilliant ad to auction off his girlfriend’s used car, but it worked too well.

– Some good tips in here: Time Management and Productivity Tricks

– Ashamed to work in Silicon Valley: how techies became the new bankers

– This is a decorative way to keep matches in your home.

Every Exhibition Held at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Presented in a New Web Site: 1929 to Present

How to make individual Mac & Cheese cups

9 Simple Ways to Boost Your Home Wi-Fi Network

Hate the iPhone X notch? There’s an app for that

– Fascinating: This bike helmet is like an airbag for your head

– These pixelated tea towels would look good in my kitchen.

– “As long as you are tactful, 95% people are extremely receptive to a clear “no.” Especially if you tell them why.” Saying No with Grace

Get your veggies on!

Desktop Wallpapers by Kelly Zellers

I love these desktop wallpapers by Kelly Zellers. You can download them for free, here.

Progress

“No one is going to stand up and hand you a plate of progress in life. You must make progress by your own sheer will, discipline, and efforts every day.”
– Brendon Burchard

♥ / Mondaine

Big thanks to Mondaine for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

Mondaine launches the first wristwatch created using natural castor oil. SBB essence, a collection that combines the brand’s classic minimalist appeal with modern eco-friendly design, also comes with a natural rubber strap and a reusable carrying case made from recycled PET bottles. Perfect to hold a phone or sunglasses.

This Swiss-made watch comes at a very giftable price and is sure to make a statement about your style.

Swiss Miss readers can preorder here before it launches to the public on November 15th.


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Giant Marble Run


Loop, built in a gallery on a mountainside in the South Korean capital, uses 400 metres of track and 100,000 marbles. I would love to see this in person, with my kids.

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Beautiful People Don’t Just Happen

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
– Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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