Discipline

“The only alternative left for mankind…is discipline…But by discipline I don’t mean harsh routines. I don’t mean waking up every morning at five-thirty and throwing cold water on yourself until you’re blue. Sorcerers understand discipline as the capacity to face with serenity odds that are not included in our expectations. For them, discipline is an art: the art of facing infinity without flinching, not because they are strong and tough but because they are filled with awe.”
– Carlos Castaneda

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Humor

“Humor has a tremendous place in this sordid world.”
– Dr. Seuss

The Solar Do-Nothing Machine

The Solar Do-Nothing Machine by Charles and Ray Eames is one of the first devices to convert solar energy to electricity.

Endless Loop

Float Utensil Holder

Float is a multi-functional kitchen utensil holder that can be mounted underneath your cabinet or on the wall, accepting a wide range of kitchen tools for easy accessibility.

Flute Beatboxing

Clearly I must be living under a rock as I didn’t realize Flute Beatboxing was a thing. Hat tip off to this young man, Cosmic Cioca!

(Thanks Emerline)

Citizen Jane

In 1960 Jane Jacobs’s book The Death and Life of Great American Cities sent shockwaves through the architecture and planning worlds, with its exploration of the consequences of modern planners’ and architects’ reconfiguration of cities. Jacobs was also an activist, who was involved in many fights in mid-century New York, to stop “master builder” Robert Moses from running roughshod over the city. This film retraces the battles for the city as personified by Jacobs and Moses, as urbanization moves to the very front of the global agenda. Many of the clues for formulating solutions to the dizzying array of urban issues can be found in Jacobs’s prescient text, and a close second look at her thinking and writing about cities is very much in order. This film sets out to examine the city of today though the lens of one of its greatest champions.

Check for Tickets and Showtimes near you.

Integrity

“Be impeccable with your word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.”
– Don Miguel Ruiz

Bog Rug

YES to this simple, strip-y hallway rug.

Citizen-Led Walking Tours

Jane’s Walk is an organization offering citizen-led walking tours in over 200 cities. The walks get people to tell stories about their communities, explore their cities, and connect with neighbors. I love EVERYTHING about this.

Here are upcoming walking tours in New York City.

(via Kyle)

Raised Fist

Raised Fist, by Børge Bredenbekk

Am I Normal?

52 cards to find out just how weird (or not) you might be. The School of Life designed this set of cards as a tool of self-assessment and reassurance.

Rapid X High Speed Car Charger

This rapid car charger hosts up to five devices and powers them up twice as fast as your average wall charger.

New Instagram Feature

You can now organize your saved bookmark on Instagram by tapping and holding the bookmark to save posts by collections. Getting all Pinterest-y on us!

The Early Days of The Internet

An exhibition in London gathers 64 artifacts of the early web, from the first site that allowed users to order pizza online to one of the first animated GIFs to go viral. I wish I could see this!

Brandord Marsalis on Students

From this article: 3 Things School taught you without even realizing it.

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How to Raise a Creative Child

“Creativity may be hard to nurture, but it’s easy to thwart. By limiting rules, parents encouraged their children to think for themselves. They tended to “place emphasis on moral values, rather than on specific rules,” the Harvard psychologist Teresa Amabile reports.”

How to Raise a Creative Child. Step One: Back Off, by Adam Grant

Stampville

The Stampville rubber stamp set has what it takes to make your little ones feel like budding architects. Definitely marking this one as a fun birthday gift.

On Measuring

“What gets measured gets managed.”
– Peter Drucker

A quote found in this blog post. (via)

Friday Link Pack

GIF by Thoka Maer.

– “What would happen if we insisted on ‘sort by delight’ instead?” – Seth Godin

– My London friend brought me this small picnic blanket. Love it.

– Wow, these rugs!

The struggle is real.

The joy of slime.

– The true self is just awareness. (via)

Rainbow experiments.

– I like this basket. Would also be great to hold extra bedding or outdoor toys.

– A skinny, modern umbrella stand.

Why are you sad?

Super-detailed visualizations of the complex structure of the human brain

Canopy is a curated Amazon experience.

– SO many interesting posts tagged pleasure principles.

– This drafting kit is pretty cool.

– I found some great Gmail tips in this article. I might want to try Hiver.

How to blow out eggs.

A Very Brief History of Ballet

Rainbow Playing Cards.

Stay or Leave: A tool to decide whether your relationship has a future.

– The 3rd season of the CreativeMornings podcast features some real gems.

– I totally want a pair of these Women Tech Jean by Hiut Denim.

– Which one would you wear? Rosemary or Parsley?

Loneliness

“Loneliness does not come from being alone, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important.”
– Carl Jung

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A Job To Love

I consider helping my kids understand themselves, so they will head into the direction of a career that will fulfill them, the biggest task of my life. Thanks to the newest book by School of Life I now have back up help: A Job To Love is designed to help us better understand ourselves and locate a job that is right for us.

At this point I might as well just give The School of Life my credit card info and have them send me everything they put out. Absolutely love what they do!