(via This Isn’t Happiness)
“As long as you live, keep learning how to live.”
“Angst is easy. Doing anything, really doing anything, is harder. Nihilism offers nothing, and yes, I do realize that is its point.
This is a time for sharp edges. This is a time for ruthlessness. This is a time for taking sides. You cannot be neutral when you are under threat.
Do you think you are not under threat? Whose safety have you mortgaged for your own?”
Visitors at the Des Moines Art Center are invited to crawl and slide inside this massive suspended tape structure. I would love to experience this!
“I think my blocks more have to deal with interacting with the world, or keeping sure that all my work relationships are flowing… you try to understand people and listen. Then to accept that sometimes, some work relationships have a clock attached to them. It’s just like a fruit. It’s harvest time, and then that’s it. It’s really sad, but that’s the way it goes. You just have to hope that you mature enough that you can let go when things like that happen.”
This illustration made me giggle. It’s taken from Shirley Glaser and Milton Glaser’s Childrens Book called If Apples Had Teeth.
I have just fallen into the biggest internet rabbit hole since ffffound. Please everyone, welcome Are.na, an online platform for collaborative research. Here’s how they boldly talk about themselves: “Think of it as a visual Slack, or Pinterest for smart people. It sits in a unique position between a productivity tool and social media platform. Launched as a side-project by a developer at Artsy, Are.na has gained significant traction amongst designers, programmers, academics, and agencies.” While the ‘smart people part’ might rub some people the wrong way, I am impressed by what they are building. It seems to be improving daily. Love seeing folks pulling their sleeves back, building a new platform by pouring their hearts into it, guided by a strong mission and values statement: I am impressed by their vision for 2018.
“We are in the “Internet Two” phase as Steven Johnson called it. Internet One was an open network, open protocols, open systems. Internet Two is closed platforms that increasingly dominate the market and own and control our content and us. We need to get to Internet Three where we take back control of ourselves. It is high time for that to happen.”
– Fred Wilson
I am so happy to see more and more folks are talking about how we need to be more thoughtful about owning our content. I predict blogs/personal sites will have a major comeback in 2018. The fine folks of iA put it like this.
“Life, well lived, is long enough.”
This Present and Correct photo from 2014 fuels my love for all things slightly OCD. Or in the words of my daughter, E: “So satisfying!”
It felt powerful and so poignant to me that I marched with Vicki, founder of SheEO, as she is single handedly changing the landscape for women entrepreneurs, but much more than that, creating a global support and mentor eco-system built on radical generosity. I am hopeful for the future my daughter is growing into. A world where women support women and where women will eventually get equal rights and respect. We will get there!
Interested in Vicki’s work? Watch her CreativeMornings talk.
– Be Like Water: The Philosophy and Origin of Bruce Lee’s Famous Metaphor for Resilience/ (Tattly licensed his famous words and turned them into tattoos!)
– A Beginner’s Guide to Backing Up Photos (Thanks Ajay)
– I own one of these Disco Ball Tumblers and it gives me a ridiculous amount of joy.
– A Thermometer broke at -62°C (-80°F) in the world’s coldest village. Totally impressive photos.
– This hero bookend made me chuckle.
– This stop motion made me giggle.
– Love this geometric ring.
– Adam Grant and his wife share tips on how to negotiate your way to a better marriage
– What a treasure trove! 36 Ideas for Finding More Creativity & Meaning in Your Daily Work
– I bought this pretty three minute hourglass and now my kids brush their teeth longer. It works.
– See you at the Women’s March in NYC tomorrow, wearing these.