OldNYC is a beautiful way to discover historical photos of New York City. Yes to digital time travel!
Are you a sneaker head? You might really dig this sneaker puzzle designed by Yoni Alter, made from 19 colorful, handmade resin pieces.
“I don’t think there’s an artist of any value who doesn’t doubt what they’re doing.”
– Francis Ford Coppola
“Your legacy is every life you have ever touched.”
– Maya Angelou
“Rigor is the key to overcoming obstacles and completing tasks—and good mood doesn’t improve problem-solving, which involves judgments that almost by necessity won’t feel good: critique and evaluation, experimentation and failure. The stress that arises from problems may be unpleasant but it also motivates us to complete tasks, Davis says. In other words, negative emotions are actually beneficial to the creative process.”
Most people instinctively avoid conflict, but as Margaret Heffernan shows us, good disagreement is central to progress. In this TED talk she illustrates how the best partners aren’t echo chambers — and how great research teams, relationships and businesses allow people to deeply disagree.
Mont Saint-Michel looks like a fairytale castle, but it’s actually a French monastery. It’s on my list of places to visit one day.
“My fan mail is enormous – everybody is under six.”
– Alexander Calder
From the book Art is the highest form of hope
My friend Erik Proulx captured 74-year-old Austin resident Charlie doing some incredible flips of a diving board. Apparently he does so every Sunday 5pm, like clock-work. Yes to routines, and yes to growing old gracefully and full of life.
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“Be a practical dreamer, backed by action.”
– Bruce Lee
Did you know Tattly partnered with the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C and helped them turn elements of old master paintings into temporary tattoos? So stunning!
Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk doesn’t stop. Check out these glass tiles with solar energy gathering powers he just introduced. Say goodbye to awkward solar power panels and say hello to Tesla’s Tuscan Glass Tiles.
This made me chuckle: Egyptian bookstore’s ‘Scream Room’ lets customers yell all they want. I bet this would be really popular in the US right now…
This is the first time I would consider a traditional rug in my home! Baku-based artist Faig Ahmed combines the beauty of traditional Azerbaijani rugs with technological glitches in his on-going series of contemporary carpets.
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The fact is: sometimes you just have to do things for no other reason than to do them. Do them because you can. Because they exist. As George Mallory said when asked why he wanted to climb Mt. Everest: “Because it’s there.”
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