Lazy: A Manifesto

An essay and excerpt from Tim Kreider’s “We Learn Nothing“.

(via my favorite newsletter)

Valentine’s Card for Single People

Mr.Bingo launched a fun new service for single people: Receive a bespoke piece of hand drawn art, in form of a Valentine’s Card, signed and created (with love) by Mr Bingo. Only drawback, it’s £40. But, thumbs up for the awesome idea.

Camera Restricta

A camera that won’t allow you to take a photo that thousands of others already have taken photos of, based on geo-tagging. Interesting concept.

(via Joe Gebbia)

Pancakes for Breakfast

Breakfast is ready. Photo by Alena Zhandarova.

Retro Keyboard

This typewriter inspired keyboard made me look. Not sure when they will be available.

(via Chris)

Oil Tank House Boat

It’s a houseboat made out of oil tank. I am weirdly intrigued by this.

I am definitely gravitating towards the absurd these days in order to distract and cope with the madness here in the U.S.

Optimism

“Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.”
– Dalai Lama XIV

Lunch Box Book

Your friends might think you love to read but nope, you just like to eat! This Lunch Box Book made me laugh.

Man Ray Revolving Doors handkerchief

Man Ray Revolving Doors handkerchief made by Third Drawer Down Studio using collage artworks created in New York from 1916-1917.

Do Something!

This Tattly is a good reminder: The craziest thing we can do is nothing.

Countable helps you understand the laws Congress is considering and streamline the process of contacting your lawmakers. You can use Countable to: Read clear and succinct summaries of upcoming and active legislation. Directly tell your lawmakers how to vote on those bills by clicking “Yea” or “Nay”. Follow up on how your elected officials voted on bills, so you can hold them accountable in the next election cycle.

Download the app.

Alphacrete, Concrete Neon Light

Concrete neon light. Love this.

Given the current political climate here in the U.S. I should wear this heart 24/7.

(photo by Jordan)

Tramps

Chilling and absurd times. Tramps by Kate Pugsley

Carl Sagan

“I believe our future depends powerfully on how well we understand this cosmos in which we float like a mote of dust in the morning sky.”
– Carl Sagan

(via Open Culture)

Automaton

Human Decency

Friday Link Pack

Puppies can fall asleep anywhere.

Will Smith on the Law of Attraction

– A DIY platform bed with a ton of storage space made out of IKEA cabinets.

– Tim Ferris’ shares a list of apps he uses regularly.

– Love what DesignSponge is doing by reaching out to stationery designers and shops to help people write their officials.

– Point your phone at Japanese text and get an instant translation

– I am in love with the art pieces on the walls in this home.

Bibliomania: the strange history of compulsive book buying

Apple Shaped Cushions. I dig it.

Hugs are the best. I wish I grew up with them. No hugging in Switzerland.

Cards Against Humanity is hiring a CEO! (Chicago)

– The call for excellent Swiss Design has begun: Design Prize Switzerland! Deadline is Feb 6.

– Watch Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future

The Stelton Chrome would look good in my house.

– Dreaming of one of these chunky knitted blankets in white.

NOPE Desk Plaque.

– Tattly is hiring a Custom Sales Representative. Join our team!

– This is a beautiful apron.

A Bad Lip Reading of Donald Trump’s Inauguration

Scientists are planning a march on Washington.

Cats don’t care.

More rainbows, please.

How The Blind Cook

(via)

Piano. Push. Play

Piano. Push. Play. rescues pianos and puts them on the street for everybody to enjoy. I love everything about this!

Activism

“Activism is my rent for living on the planet.”
― Alice Walker

Wearable Furniture

Yang Zhao created SharkMan, a modular, wearable object that will give you a “private space”. Made me smile.

(via Apartment Therapy)

Marriage

“Marriage: a hopeful, generous, infinitely kind gamble taken by two people who don’t know yet who they are or who the other might be, binding themselves to a future they cannot conceive and have carefully omitted to investigate.”

The Course of Love, by Alain de Botton

Play 1 Screen Print

Beautiful, minimal screen print.

Best Kept Secret in Radio

The charming Lulu Miller gives us an animated look into the lives and practices of radio personalities and broadcasters, and speaks to the effects radio can have on us as individuals and a society.