Friday Link Pack

GateGuru is an airport terminal guide. It will show you all the eateries, shops, and services located in your terminal, along with the location. (via KK)

– What actually happens when you recycle? What happens after you put it in your recycling bin? Listen in. (What stood out to me: The companies that own the recycling centers also most of the time own the landfills. Uh oh!)

Silent Dinners would make me uncomfortable, in the best way possible.

– This is an interesting and thought provoking Twitter thread on Wealth and money by Michael Karnjanaprakorn.

– Congrats to Seth Godin for his new and shiny blog home. (Yay! WordPress!) One of the few blogs I read daily!

– Three friends recommended How to change your mind by Michael Pollan to me over the past few weeks. I think it’s a sign. Downloading the audiobook pronto.

– In iOS 12, you can use your iPhone as a remote microphone, and listen on AirPods. Great for noisy restaurants or lecture halls, or anyone who has trouble hearing!

– Loving this soft purse by Baggu.

Galaxy Glass water bottle.

Hand gesture posters. (via)

– This is an interesting listen: After years of pay secrecy, Fog Creek has revealed the salaries of all its employees.

– I love this shower curtain by Quiet Town.

Why no one answers the phone anymore

Logos with Hidden Meanings (via)

– Some of these free embroidery patterns are stunning.

Start Something Pin.

– What the what? Zaha Hadid’s only completed private residence (via)

The Day the Crayons Quit by Oliver Jeffers is one of my kid’s favorite picture books. Love the poster that goes with it.

professional professional!

– These breasty vessels made me chuckle.

– I have been a fan of Various Keytags for a long time. They now offer a sterling silver version. LOVE!

Summer Tattly!

– A big thank you to Onsen for sponsoring my blog this week. I *LOVE* their towels!


Earlier this week:

– The future will be glorious: Beat Saber

Weekend Flow Chart

Understanding egg labels

A Real, Effective Apology Has Three Parts

This dog:

May we all walk through life and seemingly difficult moments with such confidence.

Any Fun Plans This Weekend?

This weekend questions flow chart made me laugh.

Tattly Tin

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♥ / Onsen

A big thank you to Onsen for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

Towels have two basic jobs—dry my body, and dry itself. So why is it that most towels represent a compromise between the two?

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The Noun Project

I am continuously amazed by The Noun Project: Search a database of over a million of royalty free icons. Such a delight!

Virtual Reality Beat Saber

I think I would enjoy playing this: VR Beat Saber.

(via Chris)

Miserable vs Strong

“We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same”
― Carlos Castaneda

From Journey to Ixtlan, via Jocelyn.

Egg Labels

Is cage-free better than organic? Are omega-3 eggs worth the extra money? This Lifehacker post breaks down the terms you’ll see on egg cartons.

Standing On A Little Ball of Dirt

“You’re just standing on one little ball of dirt and spinning around one of the stars. From that perspective, do you really care what people think about your clothes or your car?”
― Michael A. Singer

The Original Lifehackers

In this CreativeMornings talk, Liz Jackson, founder of The Disabled List, talks about the misconceptions around disability and shares practical tips on how to design with disability, not for it. This is an important talk.

Swiss Pavilion

Swiss Pavilion invites you to explore bland rental homes as if you’re Alice in Wonderland. I would love to see this in person.

(via Better Living Through Design)

All You Got

Mare sure to Give it All You Got.

To Be Unavailable

“To be unavailable means that you deliberately avoid exhausting yourself and others… A hunter knows that he will lure game into his traps over and over again, so he doesn’t worry. To worry is to become accessible, unwittingly accessible. And once you worry, you cling to anything out of desperation; and once you cling you are bound to get exhausted or to exhaust whoever or whatever you are clinging to.”
—Carlos Castaneda

From Journey to Ixtlan, via Jocelyn.

Fun Babysuits

These onesies made me laugh! Fun sized, I still live with my parents and, I believe you were expecting me.

Swedish Spring Poster

I am in love with this Swedish Spring Poster, illustrated by designer Lotta Olsson.

Human Sized Balloon Bouquet

This photo of Katie Sokoler as a human sized balloon bouquet made me smile.

Rest Poster

Lovely poster titled Rest, by E. Dunker.

A Real, Effective Apology Has Three Parts

A real, effective apology has three parts:
(1) Acknowledge how your action affected the person;
(2) say you’re sorry;
(3) describe what you’re going to do to make it right or make sure it doesn’t happen again. Don’t excuse or explain.

Read full post.

Friday Link Pack

A waste bin with feet. Made me chuckle.

– I like this simple Yin Yang Hat by Ghostly.

Snurk, you guys keep making me laugh: Invisible Man Duvet Cover.

– This is a lovely, simple dish rack.

– This site is for all of you hardcore pet lovers!

– The fastest way to Brand Assets.

The Power of Listening in Helping People Change (via)

– These rainbow sponge and clouds made me giggle.

Royal Wedding Bag Lip Reading. Made me laugh.

– Oh, this Neon Fluorescent Lamp could definitely spice up some bland spaces. Where to put it?

– In this Hurrly Slowly episode on Feedback Jocelyn speaks on how criticism constrains creativity, while questions and appreciations help it expand. It really made me think.

– What a lovely notebook.

– Can you recycle coffee cups or greasy pizza boxes? If you’re tossing things in the recycling bin out of sheer hope, you might be an “aspirational recycler.”

Kindness prompt cards. The world needs this.

– I have linked to Gather before. Deserves another shout-out. Organize your desk.

– What Starbucks anti-bias training day was like, according to employees

– I like this poster by Fanny Schultz.

Jon Burgerman spoke at CreativeMornings/NYC today. My heart is full. If you’re in NYC you can visit his studio this weekend.

– I want to go see this dentist.

– Can’t stop gushing about how much this book has changed my life.

Digital besties.

– A big thank you to Parsons at Open Campus for sponsoring my blog this week.

Change

“Nobody ever changes when they do things they like.”
— Marina Abramovic

(via Jocelyn)

What Do You Do For Fun?

I was asked yesterday “What do you do for fun?” I had to think. Spend time with my kids. Sit on my stoop. Host dinner parties. I couldn’t come up with a typical ‘hobby’ though. My work is my passion and is FUN.

And then this morning, I read this Tweet:

I need a hobby.

Calamari Will Never Be The Same

The fine folks of This American Life got a tip about a meat plant selling pig intestines as fake calamari. They investigated and now I can never eat Calamari again.

Listen in.

The Feedback Rush



In this Hurrly Slowly episode on Feedback Jocelyn speaks on how criticism constrains creativity, while questions and appreciations help it expand. And, why effective feedback focuses on outcomes, not just opinions.

It made me rethink how I will give feedback going forward. And, it made me apologize to a friend. Thank you Jocelyn! And, Illustration by Yukai Du