(via This Isn’t Happiness)

Ji Lee Instagram Portfolio

Smart. Ji Lee turned multiple Instagram accounts into a portfolio site.

(via Jocelyn)

Wow! Spike Jonze Ad for Apple!

Some more background info here. Delightful.

(via Kottke)

The People You Spend Time With

“The people you spend time with literally co-create who you are, down to the near-cellular level. You’re building a life. The ones you build it with will be critical to your professional success, not because they’ll be in your field, but because they’ll be in your corner. The good ones will give you a kind of emotional buoyancy and a head-shrinking perspective that will nourish the person you’re trying to become—and yeah, that’ll enhance your job performance immeasurably.”

not in any particular order, and not exactly a gospel, but

Afraid To Speak

“When I am afraid to speak is when I speak.
That is when it is most important.”
― Nayyirah Waheed

Brompton Bike

After years of dreaming of owning a Brompton Bike, the day has come. I am actively researching which model and which features I want. This spring I will be cruising through Brooklyn on my very own Brompton.

If you follow me on Instagram you might have caught this post from last October, when visiting Minneapolis for the AIGA conference, one of my followers Martha, offered to take me on a Brompton tour through the city. I said yes and proceeded to bike with this wonderful, big hearted stranger. Now she is a friend and I want a Brompton. :)

Do you own one? Have any recommendations? I admit, I am intrigued by the new Electric Model.

Pets Who Just Came Back from The Vet

This made me laugh, but also extend a lot of empathy.

On The Color White

Animated by Jocie Juritz.

Intensity vs Consistency

Love Simon Sinek‘s words here, but man, Jocie Juritz’s animations made it so much more powerful. Mad respect for both.


Complimentary Colors

Cj Hendry‘s Complimentary Colors are hyperrealistic colored pencil drawings. Stunning.

Pool Float

I don’t have a pool but this float makes me want to have one.

Rainbow Door Stopper

This Rainbow Door Stopper is adorable.


“Communities are not built of friends, or of groups with similar styles and tastes, or even of people who like and understand each other. They are built of people who feel they are part of something that is bigger than themselves: a shared goal or enterprise, like righting a wrong, or building a road, or raising children, or living honorably, or worshipping a god. To build community requires only the ability to see value in others, to look at them and see a potential partner in one’s enterprise.”
– Suzanne Goldsmith

How We Define Community: A Collection


“No is a complete sentence.”


“Embrace the energy of ease.”
– Latham Thomas

(via Setu)

NYC Train Sign

Whoa! NYC Train Sign hosts real-time data from official sources to provide up-to-the-minute train, stock, and weather updates, straight to a handmade LED matrix display. A Brooklyn company! Gets my two thumbs up!

Friday Link Pack

Want to build community in NYC? Hate networking? These events are for you>. (I would add CreativeMornings to the list. But I am biased)

– I was talking with friends how there seems to be a major shift in society away from purely monogamous relationships, to a more, open, fluid way of being together. Someone told me I should watch the documentary called Monogamish.

– Beyond Lemons and Vinegar: How to Clean With Ketchup, Vodka, Butter and More

What a talented artist!

Work hard, play hard pin. Cute.

– I want this reading nook.

– “The oxytocin we experience from love or friendship or orgasm is chemically replicated by the molecules derived from the poppy plant. It’s a shortcut — and an instant intensification — of the happiness we might ordinarily experience in a good and fruitful communal life”. The Poison we Pick (via)

– I want some of these Game Over cards.

– “I am more motivated by impact than money, and I know that Open Source is one of the most powerful ideas of our generation

– I keep watching this talk by Josh Clark, in which he asks “What do you want the robots to do for you?”

How to peel and slice a Mango.

Justin Trudeau’s kid makes me laugh.

– Interesting 3 part read asking the question: Can Technology be better for humanity? The Humanic Operating System

– “Failure is not trying, not the outcome!

The School of lIfe is coming to San Francisco, I wish they came to NYC.

– Did you hear Tattly launched a collaboration with Oliver Jeffers?

– A big thank you to Skillshare for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

Always Reminding Myself of This

some people
when they hear
your story.
upon hearing
your story.
this is how
– Nayyirah Waheed



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Jon Setzen speaking at CreativeMornings

7.5 years ago, my dear friend Jon Setzen asked me if he could bring CreativeMornings to Los Angeles. I said yes and boy am I glad I did. He did such a fantastic job that it convinced me to extend trust to other hosts, that I didn’t know, to expand the CreativeMornings network. Jon ran and grew the chapter for over 5 years and now, he got to grace the stage, finally, and tell his story.

Jon is a remarkable human. The world is better because of him. Watch his talk.

Giant Circle Towel

This giant circle towel gets my thumbs up.


This video makes me want to apply for a job at Ueno.