Malcolm Gladwell on Criticism

“Criticism is a privilege that you earn — it shouldn’t be your opening move in an interaction…”.

Malcolm Gladwell on Criticism, Tolerance, and Changing Your Mind.

Being A Designer

“Being a designer is like being that friend with a pickup truck, and it’s always moving day.”
Jay Quercia

Have your iPhone announce your calls

Pogue’s Basics: Have your iPhone announce your calls

Things You Can Control

I need this as a print on my walls.

Bravery Pins

Loving Emily McDowell’s Bravery Pins. Currently proudly rocking the Chose hope over Fear pin.

Act of Rebellion

“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.” – Albert Camus

Thank you 84 Lumber

So much respect for Maggie Hardy Magerko, owner and president of 84 Lumber, a little-known Pennsylvania-based building material supplier, for buying 90 seconds of airtime on the Super Bowl and airing this spot. Very moving.

Read more here.

100 Questions

3 sets of beautiful cards with questions designed to get a group of people into exceptionally entertaining and meaningful conversations. Love this.

Remember:

It’s Going To Be OK poster by Ladyfingers Letterpress. Also available as a card.

(I posted it before, but simply had to repost, you know why…)

Not Knowing

Truth.

Friday Link Pack

I have reached the point where I am searching for relaxing videos on YouTube. The current U.S. politics are giving me anxiety and crushing my heart.

– Ian McKellen Reads a Passionate Speech by William Shakespeare, Written in Defense of Immigrants

– Wohoo! Our third season of the CreativeMornings podcast just launched. First up: Holley Murchison.

– These Kale Potato Pancakes look yum!

– This soft boiled egg holder is cool.

A Guide to Becoming a Laundry Master

The world’s coolest bookstores.

– “Humility Is the New Smart(via my favorite newsletter)

A directory of people that will match your ACLU donation

– Titus Kaphar takes recognizable styles of art and reworks them with his own style of magic

– This might inspire me to do the same: What I Learned Doing Push-Ups Every Day for a Month

– I dig this bookshelf.

135 Free Philosophy eBooks

– My friend Lucinda wrote a satirical novel about a mother whose life spirals out of control when she’s forced to rethink her bleeding heart liberal ideals. Here’s what the NYTimes says.

– What Are The Colored Circles on Food Packages?

– For when you’re marching: Adjustable pocket belt.

The power of rituals: they calm nerves and boost performance(via my favorite newsletter)

– Calling is the most effective way to influence your representative. Spend 5 minutes, make 5 calls.

– The Creative Solutions Symposium is a week long residency for activists and human rights organizations who are creatively addressing social justice issues.

– I like this room divider system.

Ban Fascists Not Religions T-shirt by Ryan Hamrick. All profits go to ACLU.

– Remember to be kind to yourself.

The Confessions Game

With the help of a dice and some cards, the Confessions Game asks participants to answer a series of questions around career, sex, money, relationships, family, gently inviting everyone to share important bits of themselves. I want to play this.

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Batsheva Dance Company

I just got back from enjoying a performance by the Batsheva Dance Company. What a beautiful experience!

I know absolutely *nothing* about contemporary dance and was sitting there with eyes wide open. I was intrigued. I was surprised. I was thrown off. So many feels. The above video is by the same ensemble but not what they performed tonight. If you have a chance to see them, please do.

All That We Share

This is beautiful.

Lazy: A Manifesto

An essay and excerpt from Tim Kreider’s “We Learn Nothing“.

(via my favorite newsletter)

Valentine’s Card for Single People

Mr.Bingo launched a fun new service for single people: Receive a bespoke piece of hand drawn art, in form of a Valentine’s Card, signed and created (with love) by Mr Bingo. Only drawback, it’s £40. But, thumbs up for the awesome idea.

Camera Restricta

A camera that won’t allow you to take a photo that thousands of others already have taken photos of, based on geo-tagging. Interesting concept.

(via Joe Gebbia)

Pancakes for Breakfast

Breakfast is ready. Photo by Alena Zhandarova.

Retro Keyboard

This typewriter inspired keyboard made me look. Not sure when they will be available.

(via Chris)

Oil Tank House Boat

It’s a houseboat made out of oil tank. I am weirdly intrigued by this.

I am definitely gravitating towards the absurd these days in order to distract and cope with the madness here in the U.S.

Optimism

“Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.”
– Dalai Lama XIV

Lunch Box Book

Your friends might think you love to read but nope, you just like to eat! This Lunch Box Book made me laugh.

Man Ray Revolving Doors handkerchief

Man Ray Revolving Doors handkerchief made by Third Drawer Down Studio using collage artworks created in New York from 1916-1917.