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.

When Elephants Kiss

A post shared by Lucas Zanotto (@lucas_zanotto) on

Made me chuckle. By Lucas Zanotto. Check out his YATATOY apps, my kids love them.

Confetti Map Pillow

I was into this pillow even before I saw it had the word confetti in its name.

What I Will Be

“I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be.”
– Albert Einstein

Avoid Drama

“Avoid drama. Walk away in silence from anything that doesn’t improve your life. Calmness amongst chaos is a sign of emotional maturity.”
Vex King


Yellow Blob

This yellow blob by Hans Hemmert won my heart.

Rug by GUR

This rug made me laugh. Yes, more rugs.

Nanimarquina Shade Rug

Not sure what triggered my sudden rug obsession but this one, by Turkish designer Begüm Cana Özgür is a visual gem.

Irony Doesn’t Scale

“Eventually I realized that success is not about big hits. It’s actually in the opportunity to improve. How could our sales pipeline be better managed? How could our team be coached on client interaction? Who seems frustrated, who could use coffee? How could our meetings be more efficient, and in lesser quantities? Do we need more plants?”

A interesting piece on the highs and lows of becoming a leader. Irony Doesn’t Scale

(via Jocelyn)