Send A Post Card

I agree with Oliver Jeffers: “People of the USA, if you are concerned about the steps the new administration has already taken in the first few days of office (regarding climate change, women’s reproductive rights, LGBT rights, immigrant rights, civil rights, and the creation of ‘alternative facts’), then outline what matters to you in a postcard mailed to your senator. That is why they are there.”

Here’s instructions how to go about it.

Toe, Petal, Cosmos

Qieer Wang created this piece based on Quantum Theory which describes that one object could exist at the same time in different parts of this world in any unexpected form.

Retribution

“The noblest kind of retribution is not to become like your enemy.”
– Marcus Aurelius

Astronaut.io

Astronaut.io lets you watch random YouTube videos with almost no views.

(via Kottke)

Body Part Jewelry

Now that politics here in the U.S. has become entirely absurd, we might as well wear fingers and ears as jewelry.

Pocket Manfriend

This made me laugh out loud. Who doesn’t need a pocket manfriend? We all do!

Also available: Pocket Girlfriend.

(via artistic moods)

Don’t Be A Bully, Loser

(via The Curious Brain)

Chickens In Sweaters

What better way to start out this Monday morning than with pictures of chickens in sweaters.

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My Favorite Protest Sign

There were so (!) many good signs at the Women’s March yesterday, but this one, takes the cake. Way to go, little girl!

Males and E-Males

Males and E-Males, by Jean Jullien. Made me smile.

Confetti Handknit Mittens

These confetti handknit mittens are the best. Unfortunately no longer for sale. Have to re-learn how to knit, I guess…

(via artistic moods)

Hopeful (Again)

I marched in NYC today. It was peaceful, kind, massive and filled me up with hope.

Question For My Readers:

Women’s March + Tattly

I will be marching at the Women’s March in NYC tomorrow, proudly wearing our three custom Tattly that we did in partnership with the Women’s March on Washington. A team of volunteers will distribute them at the march in Washington, D.C. and New York City on Saturday, Jan 21st. More information on how you can get your hands on them here.

Big thanks to my Tattly team members Yng, Arianna, Hayden and Cristina for pulling this all off last minute.

Immense gratitude to our portrait sitters: Miss Info, Rana Batyske, Helene Begun, Lucien Zayan, David Loftis, Sharon McClendon, Sally Rumble, Calvin Harris, Sarah Megan Thomas, Paola Antonelli, Ken Leung, Lenore Diglio, Divya Gadangi, Catherine Morris, Tina Roth Eisenberg, Sara Raza, Cristina Gómez, Celine Semaan Vernon, Eugenie Tsai, Joanna Goddard, Hillary Frey, Khin Mai Aung, Lisa Cifuentes, and Estelle Bailey-Babenzien

Friday Link Pack

I will spend today celebrating the remarkable President Barack Obama was over the past 8 years. What an incredible leader. My heart is full.

86 Books Barack Obama Has Recommended During His Presidency

A history of the first African American White House—and of what came next

Dalai Lama: 5 things to keep in mind for the next four years

– I am definitely getting one of these Obama Baggu’s.

How To Be Calm Under Pressure: 3 Secrets From A Bomb Disposal Expert (via)

Making forts out of old newspapers. Supercool.

This Yoga Mat Bag made me laugh.

A tool to decide whether your relationship has a future.

Super interesting read by Daniel Mall on how he revamped his whole approach to using a calendar.

What it’s like to be a host at CreativeMornings 29 Creative events later

– Wow. This Jacket Designed For Homeless People Takes Wireless Donations Electronically

– Urban explorers take note – here are 11 of New York City’s most accessible and intriguing ruins

– This one month at a time notepad is great.

– Fascinating: How Warren Buffet schedules his meetings.

– A map that guides you to great photography hotspots around the world

– The CIA Puts Hundreds of Declassified Documents About UFO Sightings Online

– How cool is this scooter for older people? I am ready for one now.

LinkedIn’s major makeover is designed to make you want to actually use LinkedIn

The Resistance Manual

Art is Theft

(via The Curious Brain)

100+ Makers And Mavericks – 2016

Each year the fine folks of Hiut Denim compile a list of 100+ Makers And Mavericks, the one hundred+ people that got them to utter those words ‘I wish I had done that, made that, invented that, thought like that, changed that’. These are the people who shone the brightest for them back in 2016!

(Gah! I am included!)

Reclaim Your Creative Confidence

“Schedule daily “white space” in your calendar, where your only task is to think or take a walk and daydream. When you try to generate ideas, shoot for 100 instead of 10. Defer your own judgment and you’ll be surprised at how many ideas you have—and like—by the end of the week.”

Reclaim Your Creative Confidence, by Tom Kelley and David Kelley

Mr. Rogers Introduces Kids to Experimental Electronic Music

Mr. Rogers Introduces Kids to Experimental Electronic Music by Bruce Haack & Esther Nelson (1968). Made me smile.

Tsumiki Stacking Blocks

Any architect will tell you that, structurally, a triangle is the strongest geometric shape. Architect Kengo Kuma has taken this wisdom and rendered it into a playful and interactive building set. I’d love to play with these.

Westcott/Clauss Scissors

Beautiful scissors, crafted in Italy. YES!

Tiny Museum Housed in NYC Freight Elevator

Mmuseumm is a curated display of artifacts housed in a NYC freight elevator. The museum fits 3 people at a time. I love this so much. Find it at 4 Cortlandt Alley in lower Manhattan, New York City.

How Louis CK Tells A Joke

(via)