+++ Rug

++ Rug

I wish I had a spot for this +++ rug.



This old-school Postbox makes my heart go pitter patter. #wishlisted

30 Minutes Hourglass

30 minute hourglass

Earlier this month, my friend Jen gifted me a beautiful 30min hourglass. It’s a beauty just to look at, but also oh-so-helpful for someone like me who would like to improve focus. I admit, I get easily distracted by the world around me and the always tempting internet.

I now use the hourglass to implement the idea of the Pomodoro Technique. It works! (It’s hard though!)

Struck By A Rainbow

This made me laugh.

(Thanks Bas)

Ship Your Enemies Glitter

ship your enemy glitter

Every now and then, I stumble upon a business idea that makes me laugh out loud and nearly spill my coffee, Ship Your Enemies Glitter is one of them. As a parent of crafty little ones, I can fully attest that glitter is the most annoying thing that anyone could spill in your house.

(via Thierry)

24 hours without complaining

no complaining

Can you go 24 hours without complaining? Let’s do this.

Stylish Sweeper and Funnel

Sweeper and funnel

This sweeper and funnel is a beauty. And yes, it’s crazy to spend $70 on something trivial like this, but it would sure make me happy every time I used it.

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Friday Link Pack

Given how cold it is here in NYC, I totally feel this dog’s love for being blow dried.

– It was a real pleasure being interviewed by Jess Lively. You can listen to the podcast here.

– We all need a Banana Phone Headset. Right?

The Best Art Tattoos of All Time

– Recently some folks at the New York Public Library discovered a box containing old reference questions from the 1940s to 1980s. Talk about a Time Before Google!

– Always wondered what a pigeon brain looked like. Glad I learned something today by discovering this anatomical model.

– Beautiful seaside geometric print over on Present & Correct.

– Pretty cool looking height ruler wall chart.

Pizza Cat. Made me laugh.

Super slow-motion video of snowballs smashing into faces.

Sushi Socks.

– Stunningly minimal thermo cups. #want

– It’s ok to hate your spouse for 10 minutes a day.

– Did you know? Now Is the Best Time to Renew Your Passport

– Every Gmail user’s dealt with this annoyance: You’re writing an email, you copy and paste some text from another page, and the text’s formatting comes along for the ride. Then everything you type after that is formatted the same. Here’s how you can fix that.

– Who doesn’t want to watch a panda cub tumble down a snowy hill?!

– Thinking of getting a barcode tattoo? Read this.

– “Do you know how babies are made?” That moment parents talk to their kids about sex for the first time.

– Make Homemade “Mozzarella Sticks” with a Waffle Iron

– I started using Woof and I love it.

– Eventbrite in San Francisco is looking to hire a Senior UI Designer.

You deserve to take space up in this world.

Plant Talkers Plant Labels

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These Plant Labels made me laugh.

A Teen’s Take on Social Media

“Facebook is something we all got in middle school because it was cool but now is seen as an awkward family dinner party we can’t really leave.”

You’re a parent or simply interested in how teenagers and young adults use Social Media? Read this post. It’s written by Andrew Watts, a 19 year old. Such insights. Fascinating!

(via Mark)


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Now you can draw with emojis. My daughter’s head will explode when I show her this later tonight.

What TV Show Should I watch Next?

I don’t own a TV, I watch shows on Netflix or Amazon Prime. I asked my Twitter followers what show I should watch next. OMG! So many answers! Thanks to everyone that responded. I went with Transparent and ‘devoured’ the first three shows right away.

I love the internet so much.

Skillshare Class with John Maeda

An Online Skillshare Class by John Maeda

I am most definitely going to take this Skillshare class with John Maeda on Creativity, Design and Leadership.

Elevated Game

Steve Quote

My favorite quote from Steve Larosiliere’s CreativeMornings talk.



I could stare at this all day.


Waterballoon Fight Anyone?

how to fill water balloons in no time

Josh Malone has created Bunch O Balloons, a single-use device that allows you to fill up 37 balloons in roughly 20 seconds. Waterfight!



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Stunning macro snowflake photographs by Buffalo based photographer Douglas Levere. (You can buy them as a print!)

‘Houshi Ryokan’ – A 1300 Year Old Hotel

Houshi Ryokan hotel is the oldest family-run business that is still operating in the world. Really enjoyed this mini documentary on the 1300 year old business, by Fritz Schuman.

A year ago, when traveling through Japan, I stayed at the Hiiragiya Ryokan in Kyoto. Definitely my most memorable hotel experience to date.

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Home Organization Advice from Marie Kondo

“Ms. Kondo’s decluttering theories are unique, and can be reduced to two basic tenets: Discard everything that does not “spark joy,” after thanking the objects that are getting the heave-ho for their service; and do not buy organizing equipment — your home already has all the storage you need.”

Kissing Your Socks Goodbye, by Penelope Green

A Bigger Boat


With all that I have planned for 2015, I might need a bigger boat, metaphorically speaking, of course. Happy new year to you all. Thanks for reading and taking part in this little (blog) world of mine. Also, happy my birthday to you!

(Illustration by Martina Flor)

Tattly | Built in Brooklyn

Seriously thrilled about this TechCrunch feature on my temporary tattoo company Tattly.

Pizza Slice Sleeping Bag

pizza slice sleeping bag

My 4 year old son is completely obsessed with pizza. So much, he wants his upcoming birthday party to be pizza themed, inspired by the Secret Pizza Party book. Being a good mom, I am doing pizza research and stumbled upon this pizza slice sleeping bag. Made me laugh.