This billboard art project by Eve Fowler made me look.
“Traits like humility, courage, and empathy are easily overlooked – but it’s immensely important to find them in your closest relationships.”
– Laura Linney
How did she get there is a series of weekly interviews with successful women from media, communications and the arts. Love this!
This made me laugh so hard: People who accidentally dressed like their surroundings.
I don’t have a pool and it’s currently not summer, but I say YES to this Ice Pop Pool Float. Once summer rolls around, if you have a pool, I’ll gladly show and provide the float!
From the On Being site on this episode: “When Tiffany Shlain thinks of her favorite quote from naturalist John Muir, she thinks of the internet: “When you tug at a single thing in the universe, you find it’s attached to everything else.” As a filmmaker and founder of the Webby Awards — the “Oscars of the internet” — she is committed to reframing technology as an expression of the best of what humanity is capable, with all the complexity that entails. With her young family, she has helped popularize the practice of the “tech shabbat” — 24 unplugged hours each week. Her perspective on our technology-enhanced lives is ultimately a purposeful and enriching one: the internet is our global brain, towards which we can apply all the wisdom we are gaining about the brains in our heads and the character in our lives.”
“When your mind is telling you you’re done, you’re really only 40 percent done.” A Navy SEAL lesson told by Jesse Itzler.
Techies is a portrait project focused on sharing stories of tech employees in Silicon Valley. The projects covers subjects who tend to be underrepresented in the greater tech narrative. This includes (but is not limited to) women, people of color, folks over 50, LGBT, working parents, disabled, etc.
The project has two main goals: to show the outside world a more comprehensive picture of people who work in tech, and to bring a bit of attention to folks in the industry whose stories have never been heard, considered or celebrated. Helena Price believes storytelling is a powerful tool for social impact and positive change.
Totally impressed. And, I wish it will grow beyond Silicon Valley. Read the original post introducing the project over on Medium.
“Too often we apply metrics — that are frankly bullshit — to our lives: job status, money, flash cars, holidays, blah blah blah. This experiment reminded me that there are more effective indicators for success, by simply keeping a weekly list of ‘good times’.”
Last week during a conversation Ian Sanders mentioned his Good Times Experiment. Each week he makes a list — headed ‘Good Times’ — where he scribbles down all the good things that have happened. Some weeks the list runs to over 30 ; other weeks just to 15 or 16. Some days heI writes nothing down, other days there’ll be a rush of experiences all in one go.
What’s the point of this exercise? The point is = the importance of noticing. I think, I’ll join Ian in this experiment. You?
Stash: a beautifully simple phone wallet. Designed and handcrafted in Los Angeles.
Liking this new sliding door cabinet by IKEA. (I’d totally change the color of the sliding doors, but loving the shape)
Hardship can either brake you or make you. This is the story behind the sign language musician Signmark. Beautiful CreativeMornings talk from our Helsinki chapter.
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Want more motivation? Take this counterintuitive lesson from the Marines.
“What about fear? Originals feel fear, too. They’re afraid of failing, but what sets them apart from the rest of us is that they’re even more afraid of failing to try. They know you can fail by starting a business that goes bankrupt or by failing to start a business at all. They know that in the long run, our biggest regrets are not our actions but our inactions. The things we wish we could redo, if you look at the science, are the chances not taken.”
– Adam Grant
Adam Grant shares why great innovators procrastinate, feel doubt and fear and have bad ideas.
The above video is me asking the 600 people CreativeMornings NYC audience at our most recent event to support CreativeMornings and its volunteers.
I am being told on a daily basis that the business model I have set CreativeMornings up on, is bound to fail. CreativeMornings is fueled and can grow because of the generosity of companies that believe in this creative community, our global partners Mailchimp, Freshbooks and Shutterstock. And, only for the second time in 7.5 years, we are asking our community for help.
I believe in the economy of generosity and that it can sustain an organization like CreativeMornings. If you do too, show your support, over on our CreativeMornings Kickstarter.
We reached our goal yesterday, which means we can secure a venue for our Organizer summit, but now, we need to raise money for AV equipment, chairs, food etc. Support the volunteers that put on thousands of events every year. It all will come back to you, in form of even better CreativeMornings events in your local city.