Wooden Doorstop

This minimal wooden doorstop gets my two thumbs up.

Papa Felt Trivet

This Felt Trivet is a thing of beauty.

They / Them Enamel Pronoun Pin

Last week, while buying new prescription glasses, the lovely person at the store was wearing this pin. It resulted in a wonderfully honest, open conversation around gender. It was a lovely moment. This pin made it happen. More of this.

100% of profits are donated to Camp Aranu’tiq, a nonprofit program serving transgender & gender-variant youth and their families.

Three Ways to Ultimate Success

“There are three ways to ultimate success:
The first way is to be kind.
The second way is to be kind.
The third way is to be kind.”
― Fred Rogers

Books capes

Functional sculptures to display your favorite books. Love.

Everimal

The talented Lucas Zanotto launched a new book, it’s called Everimal. I am a big fan of his books, apps and illustrations. You can even wear some of them, as Tattly.

Yes To All The Love

Yes to all the love Bandana. I’d wear it.

Successful Human Relationship

“If you mount two clock pendulums side by side on the wall, they will gradually begin to swing together. They synchronize each other by picking up tiny vibrations they each transmit through the wall.

Any two things that oscillate at about the same interval, if they’re physically near each other, will gradually tend to lock in and pulse at exactly the same interval. Things are lazy. It takes less energy to pulse cooperatively than to pulse in opposition. Physicists call this beautiful, economical laziness mutual phase locking, or entrainment.

All living beings are oscillators. We vibrate. Amoeba or human, we pulse, move rhythmically, change rhythmically; we keep time. You can see it in the amoeba under the microscope, vibrating in frequencies on the atomic, the molecular, the sub-cellular, and the cellular levels. That constant, delicate, complex throbbing is the process of life itself made visible.

We huge many-celled creatures have to coordinate millions of different oscillation frequencies, and interactions among frequencies, in our bodies and our environment. Most of the coordination is effected by synchronizing the pulses, by getting the beats into a master rhythm, by entrainment.

Like the two pendulums, though through more complex processes, two people together can mutually phase-lock. Successful human relationship involves entrainment — getting in sync. If it doesn’t, the relationship is either uncomfortable or disastrous.”

– Ursula K. Le Guin

Telling Is Listening: Ursula K. Le Guin on the Magic of Real Human Conversation

(Thank you Michelle)

Heaven

“The connections we make in the course of a life–maybe that’s what heaven is.”
― Fred Rogers

I just went down a massive internet rabbit hole watching Mr. Rogers clips on YouTube. In this one, Mr. Rogers moved an entire room to tears when he got up to receive his Life Achievement Award at the Emmys in 1997. Instead of going on about his accomplishments and listing off a bunch of thank-yous, he asked everyone to take 10 seconds “to think of the people who have helped you become who you are, those who cared about you and wanted what was best for you in life.” “I’ll count the time,” he said gently, looking at his watch.

What a remarkable man! A ball of love!

Friday Link Pack

GateGuru is an airport terminal guide. It will show you all the eateries, shops, and services located in your terminal, along with the location. (via KK)

– What actually happens when you recycle? What happens after you put it in your recycling bin? Listen in. (What stood out to me: The companies that own the recycling centers also most of the time own the landfills. Uh oh!)

Silent Dinners would make me uncomfortable, in the best way possible.

– This is an interesting and thought provoking Twitter thread on Wealth and money by Michael Karnjanaprakorn.

– Congrats to Seth Godin for his new and shiny blog home. (Yay! WordPress!) One of the few blogs I read daily!

– Three friends recommended How to change your mind by Michael Pollan to me over the past few weeks. I think it’s a sign. Downloading the audiobook pronto.

– In iOS 12, you can use your iPhone as a remote microphone, and listen on AirPods. Great for noisy restaurants or lecture halls, or anyone who has trouble hearing!

– Loving this soft purse by Baggu.

Galaxy Glass water bottle.

Hand gesture posters. (via)

– This is an interesting listen: After years of pay secrecy, Fog Creek has revealed the salaries of all its employees.

– I love this shower curtain by Quiet Town.

Why no one answers the phone anymore

Logos with Hidden Meanings (via)

– Some of these free embroidery patterns are stunning.

Start Something Pin.

– What the what? Zaha Hadid’s only completed private residence (via)

The Day the Crayons Quit by Oliver Jeffers is one of my kid’s favorite picture books. Love the poster that goes with it.

professional professional!

– These breasty vessels made me chuckle.

– I have been a fan of Various Keytags for a long time. They now offer a sterling silver version. LOVE!

Summer Tattly!

– A big thank you to Onsen for sponsoring my blog this week. I *LOVE* their towels!


Earlier this week:

– The future will be glorious: Beat Saber

Weekend Flow Chart

Understanding egg labels

A Real, Effective Apology Has Three Parts

This dog:

May we all walk through life and seemingly difficult moments with such confidence.

Any Fun Plans This Weekend?

This weekend questions flow chart made me laugh.

Tattly Tin

Want to earn super aunt status? Or need a fun gift for a party? Consider Tattly Tins. They are solid tins filled with a selection of 25 high quality tattoos designed by professional artists. Above pictured is the Funnest Pack. There’s also the Floral Pack or the Realistic Pack.

♥ / Onsen

A big thank you to Onsen for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

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The Noun Project

I am continuously amazed by The Noun Project: Search a database of over a million of royalty free icons. Such a delight!

Virtual Reality Beat Saber

I think I would enjoy playing this: VR Beat Saber.

(via Chris)

Miserable vs Strong

“We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same”
― Carlos Castaneda

From Journey to Ixtlan, via Jocelyn.

Egg Labels

Is cage-free better than organic? Are omega-3 eggs worth the extra money? This Lifehacker post breaks down the terms you’ll see on egg cartons.

Standing On A Little Ball of Dirt

“You’re just standing on one little ball of dirt and spinning around one of the stars. From that perspective, do you really care what people think about your clothes or your car?”
― Michael A. Singer

The Original Lifehackers

In this CreativeMornings talk, Liz Jackson, founder of The Disabled List, talks about the misconceptions around disability and shares practical tips on how to design with disability, not for it. This is an important talk.

Swiss Pavilion

Swiss Pavilion invites you to explore bland rental homes as if you’re Alice in Wonderland. I would love to see this in person.

(via Better Living Through Design)

All You Got

Mare sure to Give it All You Got.

To Be Unavailable

“To be unavailable means that you deliberately avoid exhausting yourself and others… A hunter knows that he will lure game into his traps over and over again, so he doesn’t worry. To worry is to become accessible, unwittingly accessible. And once you worry, you cling to anything out of desperation; and once you cling you are bound to get exhausted or to exhaust whoever or whatever you are clinging to.”
—Carlos Castaneda

From Journey to Ixtlan, via Jocelyn.