Professional Enthusiast

This sweater gets my two thumbs up.

(Thank you Wendy)

Kindess > Intention

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.”
– Oscar Wilde

Real Change

“To make real change, you have to be well anchored – not only in the belief that it can be done, but also in some pretty real ways about who you are and what you can do.”
– Twyla Tharp

Modern Doormat

Now this modern doormat by Heymat I could get behind.


Social Decay

The imagined decaying storefronts of Facebook, Google, and Instagram.

Not So Bad at Holding Things

This Instagram account made me laugh out loud.

(via Cristina)

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The Lewis Model of Cultures

Wow, the The Lewis Model of Cultures is fascinating. Found via Bailey.

Be Nice

Yep. Be Nice.

Be Optimistic Needlepoint Kit

This Be Optimistic Needlepoint Kit looks like a soothing, meditative way to spend ones time….

Resistance Tattoos

I can’t remember the last time I was this excited over the launch of new Tattly designs. Just in time for Saturday’s NYC Women’s March. See you there?

Modern Poster

I noticed this stunning poster at my neighbor Chesley’s home. 8 is my favorite number. Now trying to find the right place for it on my walls…

Soft Body Dynamics

The work of Vickie Vainionpaa made me look.

George Heilmeier’s Method for Solving Research Challenges

Next time I have to break down a problem, I will remember George Heilmeier’s method for solving research challenges:

– What are you trying to do? Articulate your objectives using absolutely no jargon.

– How is it done today, and what are the limits of current practice?

– What is new in your approach and why do you think it will be successful?

– Who cares? If you are successful, what difference will it make?

– What are the risks?

– How much will it cost?

– How long will it take?

– What are the mid-term and final “exams” to check for success?

(via John Maeda)

Monday Feelings

A post shared by goatWOW 🐐 (@goatwow) on

(Curated by my daughter who found it here)

Understand the Entrepreneur

“If you want to understand the entrepreneur, study the juvenile delinquent. The delinquent is saying with his actions, “This sucks. I’m going to do my own thing.”
― Yvon Chouinard

From the book “Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman”

(Thank you Luma)

Hypnotic Rainbow

My daughter E (11 y/o) keeps showing me fun stuff she finds on the internets, so I decided to make her a guest curator. Going forward, you can find all of her post suggestions in the Found-by-E category.

Friday Link Pack

Listen to the sound of the penguin falling. I feel you little penguin. I feel you.

The Need To Be Alone

– Do yourself a favor and read this uplifting post: The Crunch # 51 When I was done reading, I signed up to support Gus and Tane on Patreon.

The 25 films every feminist needs to watch in 2018

What are you trying to do?

– While I hope I won’t have to move ever again, as I love my home so much, I want to remember this simple moving hack.

Stylish IKEA Hacks.

– Self-care is so much more than a social media trend — Mister Rogers explains that when we take care of ourselves, we allow ourselves to grow.

Change in top 10 American companies over the last 100 years

– This after school routine hack is pretty impressive.

The 100 Best Nonfiction Books Of All Time.

– “Real relaxation doesn’t come from doing nothing at all if you’re a busy person but from doing something different.” — Alex Pang in a recent Hurry Slowly Episode

These portraits by Phil Galloway are stunning.

– Two major Apple shareholders push for study of iPhone addiction in children

– Chad Dickerson put together a crowd-sourced list of best books for new, first-time managers.

– Better selfies with this light up selfie case.

This scarf gets my two thumbs up.

– Yes to this cat doormat.

No one really knows.

DIY Tattly Valentine’s Day Cards

– I am determined to navigate 2018 with an open heart. Wearing this at all times.

How To Fill The Glass

“I’m not interested in whether the glass is half empty or half full. I’m interested in figuring out how to fill the glass.”
Donald Kaberuka

Attitude of Optimism

“In 2018, how about cultivating an attitude of optimism? Not as a judgement, or a reaction to the world around you, but as a choice, by which you navigate and affect the world around you. In our own experience, the personal benefits of waking up every day and deliberately making that choice are profound.”

“Most importantly, it’s a collective optimism, one that recognises that progress doesn’t happen by magic, but is the result of sustained, committed efforts by millions of people over decades, who keep on showing up and insisting that it’s possible to create a vibrant, life sustaining global society that works for everyone.”

Do yourself a favor and read the full post: The Crunch # 51 Also, I just signed up to support Gus and Tane on Patreon.

(Thank you Marc)

Offscreen Magazine

I have often held an Offscreen Magazine in my hands but I never knew anything about the person behind it. So lovely to put a face to it, in this case, Kai Brach.

Askew Notebook

This limited edition notebook by Debbie Millman made me smile. Every single line is hand drawn. For reals.

Aji Stone Doorstop

This doorstop gets my two thumbs up.

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