Loving this minimal backpack by Puritan.
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In this moving talk, Casey Gerald urges us all to question our beliefs and embrace uncertainty. What a remarkable man.
This beautiful paper screen by Yasutoshi Mifune can be changed to various shapes and sizes depending on how you assemble the modular pieces of paper.
“I think it’s important to reason from first principles rather than by analogy. The normal way we conduct our lives is we reason by analogy. [With analogy] we are doing this because it’s like something else that was done, or it is like what other people are doing. [With first principles] you boil things down to the most fundamental truths…and then reason up from there.”
How Elon Musk Thinks: The First Principles Method
Ever think someone is a remarkable human being? Tell them! They might not realize and be really hard on themselves…
— Tina Roth Eisenberg (@swissmiss) March 17, 2016
Homescreen Homie lets you put a selfie in the most precious place, the home screen of your friend’s phone, in the form of an app icon. From there, they can tap your face to instantly text, call or view your Instagram profile. You can also create your own gallery of Homies on your phone’s home screen!
If my daughter had a phone she’d be all over this.
Beyond Prison is a creative collaboration between numerous filmmakers, photographers, writers, designers and developers from all over the world. The project was drawn up in the US and its stories – in the form of short documentary films, photography, animated infographics, and articles – explore innovative approaches to rehabilitation and offer a new vision of what prison could be: a place of transformation from the inside out.
Extremely well done. Thoughtful. Moving.
Interesting visual approach to a to-do list: To Round is a task manager showing your tasks as bubbles in a funnel. Looks beautiful and seems playful. I am intrigued. Discovered via ProductHunt. (But man, my version of To Round would look like a giant ball pit!)
(I am using TeuxDeux daily and it keeps me sane. Make it your browser landing page and you will stay organized throughout the day!)
Here’s a butcher I’d totally take my vegetarian friends to: Aufschnitt in Berlin is a textile butchery. Yeah, you read that right. Who wouldn’t want a bacon or ham pillow? Right?
Full disclosure: I am not someone that asks for help easily, writing this post has me feeling all the feels:
On Friday my team and I launched a Kickstarter campaign to support and celebrate our 1,500 CreativeMornings volunteers around the world. Every month, they pour time and heart into each and every event, which are open to anyone, at no cost. They passionately and tirelessly fuel this engine of generosity.
Just last year alone, we hosted over 1,600 events, in over 50 countries. Did I say CreativeMornings events are free? As in ZERO DOLLARS? And come with free breakfast? Free coffee? And even hugs?
We often try to imagine how many lives CreativeMornings must have touched. How many people found new jobs? New friends? Spouses? Or simply a place where to feel safe and understood. My team and I believe in the power of meeting up, in the power of creating a safe, kind space to share and connect.
Have you ever been inspired by a CreativeMornings event? Or watched our talks online? Then please, consider donating to our Kickstarter which will help us put on our bi-annual Organizer Summit. It’s a two day chance for all volunteers around the world to get together and compare notes, learn from each other and make your local events better.
We put together some pretty neat rewards, have a look. If you have ever been touched by a CreativeMornings event, please consider giving back.
And, if your company might be interested in sponsoring our Summit, and in that case, be invited to participate and meet our hosts from around the world, please email us!
Thank you! (/ Exhale)
“When we raise our game aesthetically, we elevate it morally and spiritually as well.”
― Steven Pressfield
From the book Turning Pro.
I was recently gifted a pair of these Zero Waste Chashmere Bangles and I am loving them. They are made of 100% cashmere scraps. Each piece is unique and hand sewn in Brooklyn. Two thumbs up.
Absolutely fantastic interview with Adam Grant in which he speaks on Successful Givers, Toxic Takers, and the Life We Spend at Work.
If you are not familiar with his book Give and Take, I suggest you put it on your radar. One of my all-time favorites.