“This instinct to humiliate, when it’s modeled by someone in the public platform, by someone powerful, it filters down into everybody’s life, because it kinda gives permission for other people to do the same thing,” she said. “Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. And when the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.”
– Meryl Streep
This farewell video to Obama made me weep. We must resist this new hateful, insanely conservative administration. We must resist!
David Bowie would have been 70 today. I am glad Brain Pickings reminds us of her post from 2013 with 75 of his favorite books.
“In a small room one does not say what one would in a large room.”
– Louis Kahn
The Be Optimistic Enamel Sign inspires conviction that no matter the storm ahead, there is nothing that preparation and perseverance can’t overcome. Given the current political climate here in the U.S. I really want one. Or multiples, for every room and my office. But how ironic, it’s sold out.
Not sure what my current obsession about duvet covers is all about, but here you go, another cute on: Eyes!
Now, this was useful. But I doubt it will work with a thick down comforter like I have. I’ll give the burrito method a try though!
Artist Chris Labrooy playfully positioned colorful Porsche cars into surreal situations and scenarios. The pool one, above, made me laugh.
“When people talk, listen completely. Don’t be thinking what you’re going to say. Most people never listen. Nor do they observe. You should be able to go into a room and when you come out, know everything that you saw there and not only that. If that room gave you any feeling you should know exactly what it was that gave you that feeling. Try that for practice.”
– Ernest Hemingway
Wow! 3,900 pages of Paul Klee’s personal notebooks are now online, presenting his Bauhaus Teachings (1921-1931).
“One of the things I focus on most when trying to reduce the anxiety in my own home is something called tolerations. Tolerations are things that need attention: shoes that need to be resoled, a drawer handle that is coming loose, a pile of bills that needs to be paid.”
Ways to reduce anxiety in your home through design, by Ingrid Fetell Lee
This Online Knitting Reference Library post over on Open culture made me laugh. Go and Download 300 Knitting Books Published From 1849 to 2012!
“I can’t overstate the significance of a teenager’s tribe membership,” Damour writes. “Teenagers aren’t just looking to make friends, they are replacing the family they have withdrawn from (or at least might barely acknowledge in public) with a tribe they can feel proud to call their own.”
There is a psychological term for that thing mean girls do to each other, by Jenny Anderson
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”
– Maya Angelou
Wow! Sennheiser and FREITAG collaboration: Headphones individualized with a piece of recycled truck tarp in a rugged FREITAG case. Love this!