I love love love Thoka Maer’s GIFS.
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Mexican artist and designer Joel Escalona has created 10 objects that challenge the laws of equilibrium. These bowls are one of them. They are beautiful and make me uncomfortable at the same time.
“If you want a meeting, ask for a meeting. Provide some time options and ask for a specified length. If you want an introduction, ask for an introduction. If you’re looking for funding, tell him you’re currently fundraising and ask to meet to show him your pitch. Don’t be sly. Don’t hint. Make the process ridiculously easy by just asking for what you want.”
How to email busy people, by Jason Freedman
“Algorithms don’t make things fair. They repeat our past practices, our patterns. They automate the status quo.”
Interesting and timely talk by Cathy O’Neil, a data skeptic.
“Sometimes we are just the collateral damage in someone else’s war against themselves.”
– Lauren Eden
I don’t think I have ever said this: I wish this book, the Untethered Soul, would have found me sooner.
I don’t think I have ever raved about a laundry detergent. Until now: This laundry soap by Zum Clean makes my laundry and my house smell delightful. I discovered it thanks to my friend Camella. Every time I’d hang out with her or visit her house I’d wonder why she smells so good. We “sniffed around” until we realized it was her laundry detergent! :)
“The future of content, in my opinion, is all about creating context. We are bombarded with so much information from so many channels every single day, that people crave editorial that can actually help them make sense of everything. We get so much of our “content” in these little bursts now — be it an email, a tweet, a blog post. But it’s always this little bite-sized, isolated bit of information. We rarely understand how it actually fits into our lives.
Given this, I think what’s needed are curators, editors, writers, filmmakers, etc who can really zoom out from that narrow perspective and take the long view. Who can do some of that sense-making for people so that they understand how this political development fits into the long arc of history, or how developing this particular habit will give their life more meaning in the long run. The future of content is about creating a rich, well-thought-out context that makes it possible for people to really process and synthesize ideas in depth — not in this surface-y way we’re all accustomed to now.”
– Jocelyn K. Glei
This interview with my friend Jocelyn really made me think.
I would totally hang this eraser collection print by Lisa Congdon in my house. (I had that blue/orange one as a kid!)
Absolutely loving these collages by Portugal based illustrator Cristiana Couceiro.
“Honesty always gets my attention. Not particularly someone who is honest to me, but someone who is honest with themselves.”
– Heath Ledger