13 Years!


13 years ago today I started this labor of love. And, I yet have to grow tired of it. Thank you for reading. I appreciate you. So much!

Happy my blog birthday to you!

Friday Link Pack

How to Befriend the Universe: Philosopher and Comedian Emily Levine on the Art of Meeting Reality on Its Own Terms

Bill Gates’ reading recommendations for Summer 2018

This Is How a Brick-and-Mortar Store Can Thrive in the Age of Amazon

– Love this statement of a parent of twins. (via Paul)

How to Pick a Career (That Actually Fits You)

– The New York Times Witty, Irreverent Photos That Satirize Family Living

You Can Now Mute Your Annoying Instagram Friends

– This will be my next read: A life of one’s own

A livesize puppet struggling to get through a revolving door.

Morning Sloth is a personalized wake-up service to help people start their day with a creative boost.

– This made me laugh: Muppet outtakes (Thank you Manu)

– Be still my heart: The Obamas Are Officially Making Netflix Shows Now

– Add yours: What are female owned/run service or e-commerce companies you LOVE?

– Want to see what your Twitter timeline would’ve looked like 10 years ago today, if you followed all the same people you do now?

– Amy Wambach Barnard Commencement 2018: Give me the Ball!

– The USPS is launching scratch-and-sniff stamps!

– Absolutely love this DesignMatters episode with Priya Parker who just published a book called The Art of Gathering.

– I’ve watched 120 hours of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway meetings — these are the top 5 things I learned

– There’s nothing like arriving at a family gathering or party with the FUNNEST Pack from Tattly. instant super friend/aunty status

– So many creative jobs on the CreativeGuild Jobs Board.

– A big thank you to Parsons at Open Campus for sponsoring my blog this week.

Time Since Launch

Time Since Launch is a single-use, long-scale launch clock. This would be fun to use at the birth of a child.

Wait for the Ending:

Joy

“Joy isn’t a signal that you’re not serious. It’s a sign that you’re curious and engaged.”
Ingrid Fetell

Yes, Buttons, Dials

A growing collection of keys, buttons and dials. Love this.

Hair Affairs

Helge Simon’s Hair Affair brushes make me a little uncomfortable, yet I am intrigued. They are made of artificial human hair. And, there is a Kickstarter. I can’t stop giggling.

One Confetto

“One confetto — which happens to be the singular of confetti, in case you were wondering –isn’t very joyful, but multiply it, and you have a handful of one of the most joyful substances on the planet.”
Ingrid Fetell

Making a Case for Joy



So proud of my friend Ingrid Fetell: A few weeks ago she gave a talk on the topic of joy at the prestigious TED Conference and now here it is, featured on the TED Homepage. Just like her, I believe in the importance of joy!

How Much Do You Want It?

“It doesn’t matter how much you want. What really matters is how much you want it. The extent and complexity of the problem does not matter was much as does the willingness to solve it.”
– Ralph Marston

♥ / Advance Your Career

A big thank you to Parsons at Open Campus for sponsoring my blog this week.


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Friday Link Pack

This is STUUUUUNNNNING! ‘Ama’ is a short film performed and directed by deep sea diver and filmmaker Julie Gautier.

Ask a New Yorker on Gothamist is back. (via)

This story! For six decades, ‘the man with the golden arm’ donated blood — and saved 2.4 million babies

Remember when frontend was fun? (via)

– “People will chose things that don’t make them feel bad over time.”

– When I build my dream house, I want to make sure it has exterior built-in window seats.

– It’s bike season. Here are some of the best bike locks.

Indecisive spinner pin.

macOS pro-tip: toggle do not disturb by holding option and clicking on the notification center icon.

This is mesmerizing.

– Yum: Fennel Asparagus Salad

– I really like this note to self.

– More of this: Getty is trying to bring disability inclusion to stock photos

The New York Public Library Lets You Download 180,000 Images in High Resolution: Historic Photographs, Maps, Letters & More

How to use macOS Preview to merge multiple PDFs

A cheese pin. Why not?

– This made me laugh: Flopstarter, a platform for bad ideas.

– The Save Family Photos Instagram account is on a mission to save and share family stories, one photo at a time. Makes me want to take more pictures. (via Cup of Jo)

– This charming short film (part documentary, part cartoon) explains how to use a dial telephone, in 1927.

– Maira Kalman is a delight of a human. Really enjoyed this profile her. Also, I recommend you watch her CreativeMornings talk.

M. C. Escher (1898-1972). Prints and Drawings. The Boston Public Library collection is now digitized. (via Coudal)

– School of Visual Arts Presents 99 Hours of Free Photography Lectures

Put some veggies on you.

– Are you looking for a job in a creative company? Check out the CreativeGuild job board.

– A big thank you to Parsons at Open Campus for sponsoring my blog this week.

This Top:

Who is this by? I love it.

I <3 NYC

A short film about Milton Glaser, the creator of the infamous I Heart NY symbol and his struggle to find love for the city in a trying time.

Forever Rainbow

Love this Forever Rainbow Tattly by Ben Wagner. Also available as a pin.

Optimism

When Kelli Anderson and Maria Popova collaborate, magic happens. How beautiful is this stop motion illustrating a poem by Jane Hirshfeld?

Accepting Responsibility

“Concern yourself more with accepting responsibility than with assigning blame. Let the possibilities inspire you more than the obstacles discourage you.”
– Ralph Marston

Make To Last

Building things that will be still around and bring value in 100 years is on my mind recently. I might have to hang one of these Make To Last Enamel Steel Signs in my office.

Timing Of Your Life

I feel this.

Confident Humility

“Whatever you’re doing, a sense of superiority will make you worse at it. Humility, on the other hand, will make you better.

The moment you think you’ve got it all figured out, your progress stops. Instead, continue to advance and improve by reminding yourself how much more there will always be to discover.

Confidence is positive and empowering, but arrogance is deadly. Be confident, but not at the expense of your respect for others.

Don’t burn up all your energy proving how great you are. Invest your time and energy being thoughtful and helpful.

See the victories not as proof of your supremacy, but as opportunities to offer more value to life. See the defeats not as personal affronts, but as chances to learn and grow stronger.

Take care not to waste your time in delusions of grandeur. Embrace the power of confident humility, and live well.”

Ralph Marston

(via Emerline)

Your Reality

“Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality.”
– Ralph Marston

♥ / Advance Your Career

A big thank you to Parsons at Open Campus for sponsoring my blog this week.


Calling all creatives, innovators, and entrepreneurs! This summer, engage your creativity and advance your career with art & design courses and certificates at Parsons School of Design, recently named the #1 art and design school in the US.

Designed with working professionals in mind, Parsons noncredit programs are offered through Open Campus, The New School’s approach to continuing and professional education that emphasizes future-facing skills, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and maximum flexibility to fit into your schedule.

With Parsons at Open Campus, explore high-demand fields like Design Leadership for Business, Graphic and Digital Design, Digital Marketing, and more. Learn under the guidance of our distinguished faculty, who are practitioners in the field, and immerse yourself in an innovative curriculum enriched by the vast resources of New York City. Whether you choose from our online or on campus offerings, take advantage of the opportunity to network with fellow students and guest industry leaders, build your portfolio, and add an employer-recognized credential to your resume. Summer courses start June 4.

Get started this summer


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8×10.co

8×10.co is a new, easy and intuitive way for artists to sell high quality, limited edition art prints, by simply posting to Instagram. No need to set up a separate online store. I am friends with the founders and was able to see sample prints: They are *impressive*! Overall the service is carefully crafted, intuitive and a pleasure to use. But the best part, they handle all of the shipping. Where has this service been all along? See how it works.

Air Lids by Nendo

This Air Lid Salt Container made me look. What a hygienic way to grab a pinch of salt. (Click through for the whole series, which I found over on Minimalissimo.)