Things Fall Into Place

“Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.”
― Albert Schweitzer

DailyDoodle

Daily Doodle

My love for Geffen Refaeli’s DailyDoodle is a deep one. If you don’t follow her on Instagram, I’d highly recommend you’d change that. I keep coming back to the one above as that is how I felt growing up in Switzerland. The guy represents me and the snail is Switzerland.

(We sell some of her designs as Tattly.)

A Ship in a Harbor

“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.”
– John A. Shedd

This:

“I have 238,795 unread emails in my inbox. Emails are a suggestion but not an obligation.”
– James Altucher

How Minimalism brought me freedom and joy

(via Jocelyn)

The Dipped Painting Project

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It is my personal dream to one day own a dipped painting by Oliver Jeffers.

The Importance of Grit!

Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of “grit” as a predictor of success.

If there is one thing I want to teach my children, besides being kind, it’s the importance of GRIT!

Print by Kristina Sostarko

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Loving this abstract print by Kristina Sostarko. It would look mighty fine on my living room walls.

Lemon Tart

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I hosted a ladies dinner last night and my friend Hayley brought this homemade Lemon Tart. It completely rocked my world. I firmly believe this is the *perfect* dessert: refreshingly lemon-y with a hint of rosemary and of course, a little sweet! I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS TART!

prompt

prompt

Prompt is an experimental email-based community project.

The premise is simple: every day, you get a prompt in your inbox. You get 18 hours to write back with anything you want. The next day, you get a new prompt, but you also get to see what everybody else on the list wrote back.

Not that I want one more extra email in my inbox, but I do find the idea charming.

This house!

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The images of this weekend house in the woods outside of Stockholm took my breath away. Stunning.

Blog-iversary! 11 Years Today!

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11 years ago today I started this blog, not knowing it would become the catalyst for so much good in my life. Here’s my first post ever. All the feels. Happy my 11th blog-iversary to you! And, thank you for reading!

Friday Link Pack

– Silly. Tiny set of CSS3 animations for your checkboxes. (via)

– Love this modular shelfing system.

The Design Kids is an impressive community of student and graduate graphic designers.

The Ultimate Designer Buzzword Quiz

Hopscotch teaches kids coding fundamentals in a visual way. LOVE IT!

– Check the download speed of your internet with this link.

Chefsteps.com teaches you how to become a better cook. I love the internets.

– WOAH! Drive-thru future bus concept in action!

– “To reach across what can be a huge void between human beings… it’s a way to move in the world.” – Elizabeth Alexander Listen to the On Being episode.

Twitter announced big changes.

Summer weather friendly reminder.

Creativity Is Much More Than 10,000 Hours of Deliberate Practice

– Customers are offered a glimpse into the future of shopping through a pair of VR goggles

– Interesting parenting read: This is what it’s like to grow up in the age of likes, lols and longing (via)

– France’s new labor law recognizes that not everything—our devices, and ourselves—can be switched “on” all the time: The French counterstrike against work email.

30 Pounds of Dry Ice Is Dumped Into a Swimming Pool. Cool!

Agencies need to stop giving clients appalling advice – and clients need to stop asking for it (via)

Dad’s raw, beautiful post about wife trying to get pregnant delivers every single emotion. (via)

The Design Legacy of Dieter Rams.

Startup Advice from @msuster delivered via Snapchat.

Comparably lets employees rate their own companies anonymously. (via Product Hunt)

– Barrel in NYC is looking to hire a Designer.

– Happy official beginning of US summer everyone. Here’s a GIF.

Look-Se

This new film by Daniel Savage is beautiful. What a talented human!

Set The Light Bulb Free

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FLYTE is a levitating light which hovers by magnetic levitation and is powered through the air. OMG! This is stunning!

Trouble On Behalf of Women

“Whatever you choose, however many roads you travel, I hope that you choose not be a lady. I hope you will find some way to break the rules and make a little trouble out there. And I also hope that you will choose to make some of that trouble on behalf of women.”
– Nora Ephron

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Broad Mic Podcast

The lovely Kelly Hoey interviewed me for Broad Mic a few weeks ago. The podcast just went live!

Note to self: Must talk slower!

Mover Kit: The 1st educational wearable kids make & code

The Mover Kit is an intuitive way for kids ages 8 and over to learn the fundamentals of electronics, programming and solve problems creatively. I think my kids would totally love this.

Quality

“Quality is not an act, it’s a habit.”
– Aristotle

The Little Prince

(via On Animation)

Waiting to be ready

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Don’t wait.

The Myth of Average

High school dropout turned Harvard faculty talks about how a simple new way of thinking helps nurture individual potential.

(via Katie)

Creative Spark: Deborah Cook

Really enjoyed this mini documentary on stop motion costume designer Deborah Cook in which she takes viewers inside her creative process. Fascinating.

Jay Keeree

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Jay Keeree creates mesmerizing animated GIFs.

(via Carly)