You Got Soul

I know you got soul.

Rainbow Doormat

While I think it could feel wrong to wipe off my shoes on a rainbow I do love the idea of being greeted by a rainbow doormat when I come home.

Hazy Sun Print

This simple gradient print made me look.

(You can find a LOT of interesting prints and art in my “decorate your walls” section?)

The Sum of Your Company’s Working Environment

Your company’s working environment is the sum of these three parts:

1. The character of your employees
2. The business’s priorities
3. How people actually get work done

Found in this FastCompany Article.

Transparency is a Spectrum

“At the end of the day, transparency is truly a positive force. When it does backfire or causes fallout, it’s often because a leader hasn’t often taken the time to consider these two things: Transparency requires context, and transparency is a spectrum.”

How transparent should you be as a leader? by Claire Lew

The Universe Conspires

“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” 
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Lip Reading

This video makes me wonder how ‘clearly’ I speak for someone that reads lips.

(via Mental Floss)

♥ / Miss D

A big thank you to Miss D for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

Imagine what would happen if you let a couple of enthusiast photographers build a language app?

Miss D is a beautiful, multilingual language app that creates an engaging, visual way to learn new vocabulary by taking and browsing photos. Miss D presents comprehensive information in a delightful way and includes up to 10 language translations, Oxford English Dictionary, Emoji, cover photo and Wikipedia.

Last but not the least, you can put a dent in the universe of words by exhibiting your wonderful photo alongside the relevant words or phrases.

Give it a try: www.wearexd.com

Cindy Gallop

“There is a formula for success in business, and it goes like this: You set out to find the very best talent in the marketplace, and then give them a compelling and inspirational vision of what you want them to achieve for you and the company. Then you empower them to achieve those goals using their own skills and talents in any way they choose. If, at the same time, you demonstrate how enormously you value them, not just through compensation, but also verbally, every single day, and if you enable that talent to share in the profit that they help create for you, you’ll be successful. It’s so simple, and virtually nobody does it, because it requires a high-trust working environment, and most business environments are low-trust. In order to own the future of your business, you have to design it around trust.”
– Cindy Gallop

The Most Provocative Woman in the World: Cindy Gallop

What it is Like to Live in Space

Dr. Cady Coleman is a NASA Astronaut, a retired Air Force Colonel, and a veteran of 3 space flights. In this talk she charmingly shares what it is like to live in space.

(Thank you Lisa)

Snow Day in NYC

We are having a big snowstorm here in NYC and my little Swiss alpine soul couldn’t be happier!

Why We Don’t Have Nice Things

“Every creator that desires to fly higher needs an audience willing to cheer them on and go for the ride as well. That’s our part of the deal.”

Why We Don’t Have Nice Things, by Seth Godin

In Connection

In Connection By Djeneba Aduayom.

La Linea

I watched Heidi on Netflix with my kids the other night, which they loved. It made me go down memory lane of shows and movies I used to watch as a kid. This one, La Linea is one I looked forward to every week. It is an Italian animated series created by the cartoonist Osvaldo Cavandoli. What are some of the shows you remember fondly from when you were a kid?

Vegetables!

Trying to convince my body to crave more vegetables. Maybe wearing them will help?

Faith

“Faith is a state of openness or trust.”
– Alan Watts

Cara Breakfast Set

Being a true Swiss, I love a good soft-boiled egg. I’d give this Breakfast Set a good home.

Olive Wood Nesting Bowls

Oh, these Olive Wood Nesting Bowls made me look! Totally wish listed!

Doodle Placemat

I stopped at the MoMA store today and LOVED this doodle placemat and coaster.

James Victore’s Scribble Tattly would make a perfect companion.

Procrastination

“Procrastination gives you time to consider divergent ideas, to think in nonlinear ways, to make unexpected leaps.”
– Adam Grant

Happy My Birthday To You

It’s a new year and as of today, I am a year older. Wishing you all a good start to 2018. Thank you for stopping by and reading!

And, happy my birthday to you!

James Blake | A Case Of You

(Thanks Chris)

Be Nice To People

Anthony Burrill’s Work Hard & Be Nice To People poster is now available in black and white. YES!

Keep on Keeping On

I am definitely watching Keep on Keeping on with my piano-loving son this weekend.

(Thanks for the tip Ulli and Dave!)