In A Creative World

In A Creative World

This month’s global CreativeMornings theme is Fantasy and together with Shutterstock we’re rallying the community around fantasies of a world where creativity is infused for the good of all. This #InACreativeWorld campaign couldn’t be more timely and I love seeing the entries coming in:

How do you envision a world in which creativity is playing a major role? How would you finish a sentence that stars with #InACreativeWorld… ? Contribute your thoughts via Twitter or Instagram and see all of the entries over on inacreativeworld.com.

Untranslatable Words

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The other night I got lost in this box of cards with untranslatable words. As someone who grew up in Switzerland, has lived in other parts of the world, having to learn and adapt to new languages, knows the pain of not being able to express something in one language but knowing a word for exactly *that* feeling in another. My love for words is deep. If yours is too, you’ll enjoy this.

Women In Science on Scarves

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This collection titled Women Who Inspire by Brooklyn based Slow Factory is just what the world needs right now. It’s a line of eco-friendly and fair trade based scarves dedicated to women in science. Boss ladies that paved the way. I am wearing my Amelia Earhart scarf every day and am channeling her courage as much as I can. You should put a boss lady around your neck as well.

Also, you should know that Slow Factory is a labor of love of one of the most generous, good hearted, strong women I have ever met: Céline Semaan Vernon.

FormBox

The FormBox is a desktop vacuum former, powered by your vacuum cleaner. Oh the possibilities!

Office Buddy

Office buddy

Office Buddy lets you update your in-real-life status to colleagues, in a beautifully analog way.

NPR Tiny Desk Concert: Gregory Porter

“No Love Dying” by Gregory Porter is a song of compassion and hope, from his Grammy-winning 2013 album Liquid Spirit. I love NPR’s Tiny Desk concerts so much.

Slothful Day!

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These Slothful day and Nap club pins made me smile. I’d wear them.

Being in a living painting

Jill Soloway, creator of TRANSPARENT, talks about equality on film sets and the chance to be working on a living painting. Her leading style is incredibly inspiring – safe leadership.

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Mannequin Challenge

“Groups of people are gathering and freezing themselves in place, often in elaborate poses and scenarios, as one camera-toting person walks through the scene to zoom in on the details. As is often the case, teenagers are leading the way.”

Mannequin Challenge Is the New Viral Video Sensation You Probably Can’t Avoid

Friday Link Pack

– A playlist of Leonard Cohen’s songs to help you make sense of the world. The Canadian poet, singer, songwriter, and author passed away yesterday at the age of 82.

– It’s very strange how often strong feelings don’t seem to carry any message of action.

Safety pins as a symbol of solidarity against racism

– “The way a person does one thing is the way they do everything”.

Love the self-love exercise this mom did with her beautiful daughter..

– I appreciate Chris Anderson’s personal pledge.

This woman!

– How would you envision the world in which creativity is king? Shutterstock and CreativeMornings are asking you to share your vision, starting with #InACreativeWorld….

– Love this personal and thoughtful post by my friend Fabian about 3 things he’s learned in the last 8 years about making the most of living in the NYC

The Pussy Project.

– These pessimistic greeting cards made me chuckle.

– Facebook, for all its wonders has also become a single point of failure for civic information.

Flying cats.

Densters take blanket fort building to the next level. Fun!

Garden House.

– This is a handkerchief after my own heart.

A $21k first class airplane experience documented by Casey Neistat.

– A person in front of me in line, waiting at the airport this weekend, had one of these Jurni suitcases. You can sit on them. Smart.

Gmail and Google Calendar get a whole lot better on iOS

– Leonardo DiCaprio and National Geographic teamed up to make a documentary about climate change called Before the Flood, available in its entirety on YouTube for a limited time.

– Protesting in the US? Know your rights.

– The Spontaneous Pop Up Display made me look.

– The black and white Puma Eskiva is my favorite sneaker. But OMG what is this over-the-knee-Eskiva thing?

– Don’t feel much like Yay this week but I we can get there again with a lot of hard work. YAY pin!

– In case you need some inspirational reminders, Tattly got you covered. I am especially feeling the Warrior not Worrier these days. And, love yourself.

Live Immediately

“Putting things off is the biggest waste of life: it snatches away each day as it comes, and denies us the present by promising the future. The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow and loses today. You are arranging what lies in Fortune’s control, and abandoning what lies in yours. What are you looking at? To what goal are you straining? The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately.”
– Seneca

The Shortness of Life: Seneca on Busyness and the Art of Living Wide Rather Than Living Long

Creativity

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”
– Maya Angelou

Pendulum

A pendulum supercharging with kindness, inclusivity and respect.

The Craziest Thing…

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The Craziest Thing We Can Do is Nothing. Speak up!

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Skepticism and Wonder

“Both skepticism and wonder are skills that need honing and practice. Their harmonious marriage within the mind of every schoolchild ought to be a principal goal of public education. I’d love to see such a domestic felicity portrayed in the media, television especially: a community of people really working the mix — full of wonder, generously open to every notion, dismissing nothing except for good reason, but at the same time, and as second nature, demanding stringent standards of evidence — and these standards applied with at least as much rigor to what they hold dear as to what they are tempted to reject with impunity.”
Carl Sagan

And Still I Rise

In this video Maya Angelou recites her poem, “And Still I Rise” which she published in 1978.

Soothing Spaceship Sound

Exploring the secrets of soothing spaceship sounds.

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Believe Them

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.”
– Maya Angelou

Breathe. Exhale. Repeat.

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I have been doing a lot of controlled breathing exercises in the past 48h.

Challky

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Challky is a black t-shirt with a drawable surface.

Now or Never

Now or Never

So many feels on this monumental day where hopefully we are going to make history here in the United States! Now or Never!

Litecup

My kids always want a bottle of water next to their beds at night. And often they knock it over and it spills. This is where Litecup comes in. It emits a blue glow so your kid doesn’t have to fumble in the dark. It allows you to drink from anywhere on the lid—there’s a 360-degree valve. And when you’re done, the valve locks automatically. So even if you knock it over, it won’t spill. Pretty cool!

How To Cook With Cast Iron

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