Who Should I Be With?

who should I be with?who should I be with?

This is a game designed to sharpen our sense of what we should be looking for in love. It comprises a number of cards which describe some leading habits and character traits in people, inviting us to reflect on what truly matters to us and what we could endure, if we had to. Curious about this. Ordering.

Creativity

“creativity keeps the world alive, yet, everyday we are asked to be ashamed of honoring it, wanting to live our lives as artists. i’ve carried the shame of being a ‘creative’ since i came to the planet; have been asked to be something different, more, less my whole life. thank spirit, my wisdom is deeper than my shame, and i listened to who i was. i want to say to all the creatives who have been taught to believe who you are is not enough for this world, taught that a life of art will amount to nothing, know that who we are, and what we do is life. when we create, we are creating the world. remember this, and commit.”
― Nayyirah Waheed

Beard Man

beard man

This is what happens when you have a beard and look straight up.

Never Grow Up

Never Grow Up

Love this t-shirt designed by Kyle Scheele. Also available as a print.

How To Vote in Every State

Click here and find instructions for your state. Also, don’t forget to register early! There’s no reason not to!

Look for honor

“Look for integrity, selflessness, sacrifice, and compassion. Find those who champion justice and fidelity. But above all, seek men who emulate humility and meekness. Do not, as so many others do, be deceived into thinking it is a weakness. Meekness is strength wrapped in humility, my dear daughter. It is strength under control in a world where so many are out of control.”

A Letter to My Daughter About Young Men, by Benjamin Sledge

Do Not Be Intimidated by Glamorous People

Do not be intimidated by Glamorous people

I get intimidated all the time. ALL THE TIME! Looks like an interesting read: Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps. I know, I know: two kids and two businesses and still trying to feel like a grown up. Maybe I never will…

(via Tracy Chou’s Twitter stream)

On Friendship

“It’s not about what someone can do for you, it’s who and what the two of you become in each other’s presence.”

Do Your Friends Actually Like You? Interesting article by Kate Murphy.

Zip And Flip Bear Head Rest Black

Zip & flip pillow KikkerlandZip & Flip Pillow Kikkerland

This coming Friday I will be taking the kids to the Swiss Alps for our yearly sausage-eating-fresh-air-breathing-family-hugging-summer-vacation. Ever since they were little, they have been getting gifts on the airplane. It has been one of my secret weapons to keep them entertained. Simple, tiny surprises, such as stickers, post-itnotes and washable markers, tiny puzzles, etc. They’d get one whenever they would start go stir-crazy. Even though they’re older now and totally capable to entertain themselves, they love the tradition of getting little surprises. They don’t know yet that I will be surprising them with Kikkerland’s Zip & Flip Pillows. It’s a night flight to Zurich so they’ll come in handy. I can already see their smiles…

Friday Link Pack

Telephone Courtesy – 1950’s Social Guidance / Educational Documentary

What Happens To A Workplace When All The Salaries Are Public?

– “My father called me after reading a blog post I had written about my son’s first signs of puberty. It seems an obvious line-crossing that I wrote about such an intimate detail, but I did.” Why I Decided to Stop Writing About My Children, by Elizabeth Bastos

– I like this bean bag chair/floor cushion for kids.

GIFs that explain nine basic principles of responsive design

A sense of appreciation is the single most sustainable motivator at work

– Just spent salivating over stunning homes on behomm. They are the first home exchange community only for creatives and design lovers.

The 5-hour rule: learning, reflecting, experimenting, & other habits business leaders do. (via)

You are what you seek.

– “The Olympic swimming pool has lifeguards, just in case someone like Michael Phelps, winner of 18 gold medals, needs to be rescued.” What?

– So simple: Tell people what they can do with your product, not what your product does.

Scrivener seems to be writers go to app of choice.

– Interesting read: “Nussbaum is drawn to the idea that creative urgency—and the commitment to be good—derives from the awareness that we harbor aggression toward the people we love.” The philosopher of feelings, by Rachel Aviv

– WHAT? Everyone recommends flossing – but there’s hardly any proof it works

– Everyone should read this: If you ever lose your iPhone, iPad or iPod, be extra alert for upcoming identity theft attempts.

A wind turbine in India caught fire. I feel for the people that built it and the owner but I can’t help but think that the rotating smoke looked really cool.

– “Women, according to my dissertation, are less likely to respond to messages from men who are incredibly attractive. For men, the opposite applies. Men are more likely to respond to women who are more attractive.” How To Get A Match, According to Tinder’s Sociologist

– Favorite new conceptual Instagram feed: bychefchloe. The croissant with eyes made me giggle. (via)

You Can Now Print 3D Holograms on Your Inkjet Printer

Totallee makes ultra thin iPhone cases. I like.

– This article on forest bathing gets me extra excited for my upcoming trip to the Swiss country side.

– “[Being your own beloved] means you do not hold onto people, you let them come to you, or not — you still suffer, but not to the core, because that core is safe.”

– Brooklyn-based watercolor artist paints gorgeous portraits of your loved ones. (via)

– A butterfly makes everything better.

Very Serious Poll

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Be

Be

Be is an interactive website poem constructed from corporate brand mottos.

(via Carly)

Out of Office Replies

“When you write, everything is literature. Your grocery list. The note to your wife. The email to your mom. Your out-of-office reply. If it’s going to be read by someone, you owe it to them to make it worth their time.”

How my out-of-office reply became national news, and what we can learn from that, by Michael Herschel

Fun Times Guaranteed with the Super Set

Super Set

The Tattly Super Set is a tin can filled with our 100 most popular temporary tatto designs. It’s been my secret INSTANT FUN BUTTON for the last 5 years! My friends and my kids know, I carry one with me at all times. Let me tell you, its contents can turn any boring meeting around. A playdate gone sour? I pull out the Super Set and giant waves of smiles flood over everyone involved! A boring dinner party? I pull out the Super Set and even the most reserved dinner guest will eventually find a good spot to slap a Tattly on. IT WORKS!

Basically, every aunt/uncle, grandparent, boss and college student should own a Super Set. And yes, friends have invited me to dinner and then texted me the day of, gently asking, ‘You’re bringing your Tattly Tin Can, right?’ Whatever gets you to be the popular one, right? FUN TIMES GUARANTEED!

Martin Azua

HALO

I would totally say yes to these floating HALOS over my dining table. Designed by Martin Azua.

Make Your Own Font in Illustrator

Fontself lets you easily make your own font in Illustrator. Something I want to show my 10 year old…

Please Notice

Take Flight Mobile

take flight mobile

I wouldn’t mind having this carbon steel sculpture airplane fly over my desk…

Dropbox Paper

Given that my companies Tattly and CreativeMornings run on Dropbox, I was excited to see that they launched a new collaborative tool called Paper. It enables teams to collaborate on different projects. It’s a virtual piece of paper where teams can write things down and that can also handle things like YouTube videos, Google docs, and images, all of which automatically appear embedded on the page when added. Interesting.

Explore the Himalayas

Verne

Woah! Explore Google Maps’ beautiful 3D imagery of the Himalayas alongside a 500 foot Yeti named Verne.

Support Wikipedia

wikipedia

I just donated to Wikipedia to help keep it ad free and independent. Join me!

Joy

“What if joy is my only metric for success?”
– Sarah Jones

(via Elizabeth Gilbert)

The Value of Every Business