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First Impressions

First Impressions by Javier Jaén.

On A Boat

As someone who gets seasick the thought of being on this boat gives me the shivers. But, what a stunning photograph!

WD-40 Hacks

I had never even heard of WD-40 before I moved to the U.S. Some of these 40 hacks are pretty impressive and made me realize it does’ more than just free rusted metal parts or stop things from making squeaky noises.

Write The Power

Writing a letter to Congress is one of the easiest ways to let your voice be heard by your political representatives both in the Senate & The House. Write the Power has made it uber easy to write your rep in just a few minutes with some pretty snazzy political postcards. Simply choose a card design from the political postcards collection, select the representatives you’d like to reach out to and type out your message. They will print and mail the post cards to Congress for you so your voice can be heard. 10% of the proceeds from each postcard will go to the ACLU to help support justice for all.

Key Wrangler

Key Wrangler is a stainless steel keychain with a spring clip and a post to keep your keys in a tidy row. I like it.

(via Carly)

Bored Bookstore Employees

This is what happens when bookstore employees get bored. Made me smile.

Balloon Light

This Balloon light made me look.

Seahorse

This Seahorse Tattly has won my heart. It’s part of the brand new Old Masters set called Natural Curiosities. It’s been almost 6 years since I started Tattly and launching new designs never loses its magic!

A Why To Live

‘He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.’
– Friedrich Nietzsche


(via)

Do Your Bloody Timesheets Mug

This Do Your Bloody Timesheets Mug made me laugh. I remember the timesheet battles…

Expectations

“Expectation is the root of all heartache.”
― William Shakespeare

Ready for Spring

I am trying to channel warmer weather by wearing Stina Persson’s Watercolor Butterflies today.

Northern Exposure

Loving how Evgenia Arbugaeva captured these impressive Alaskan women fishing in extreme environments. Discovered them in this Vogue Article.

Trust

“I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

Monday Morning Feels

Current Status.

Change is Good

“Even when change is elective, it will disorient you. You may go through anxiety. You will miss aspects of your former life. It doesn’t matter. The trick is to know in advance of making any big change that you’re going to be thrown off your feet by it. So you prepare for this inevitable disorientation and steady yourself to get through it. Then you take the challenge, make the change, and achieve your dream.” 

– Harvey Mackay

The one quote I keep coming back to and feel the need to repost. Deep breaths!

Photography by Evgenia Arbugaeva

I have completely fallen in love with Evengia Arbugaeva’s sense of aesthetic. Her photographs are nothing short of magical.

Friday Link Pack

Peaks is a visualization that explores the origin of mountain names in Switzerland.

Cue: Your smart cuckoo clock to build good habits

The science of “hangry”—why some people get grumpy when they’re hungry (via bltd)

– Love this: Wet Cement Perfectly Tells the Tale of a Faceplant

– What happened when one school banned homework — and asked kids to read and play instead

– Interesting read: Why I don’t talk to Google Recruiters.

– I could keep watching this for hours: Oddly Satisfying 3D-Printed Objects

– This Marble Puzzle would drive me crazy. The gradient one is still my favorite.

– Great read on how to give generously without depleting your energy. (via)

– I might have to invest in a Classic Desk Pen given that mine always disappear from my desk.

18 Sheet Pan Suppers Ready in 30 Minutes

How to shoot a 360 video.

– These fish purses made me smile.

– WHAT? The idea that you can’t get Pregnant while you’re already Pregnant? That’s a myth.

This Girl Turned Hillary Clinton’s Concession Speech Into a Song

Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into His Home! WoW!

Seth Godin blogged about food.

– Interesting post on the topic of ‘whether to have kids or not’.

Explore your life in history: Tell The Atlantic your birthday, and they’ll show you how the world has changed during your lifetime.

Bhutan has a ministry of happiness. The U.S should take a lesson here.

I don’t see you so you don’t see me, right?

– Psst… Come work with me! Team Tattly is hiring a Finance & Operations Manager. You can bring your dog!

Inbox of Forgotten Emails

Inbox of Forgotten Emails lets you share all those emails you wrote but never sent. A fun CreativeMornings project, made possible by MailChimp.

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Good Citizens

A page from a 1969 children’s book on “how our government helps us”. Sigh.

Faces in Things

Ever see a face in everyday objects? This Twitter user collects and shares them. An instant favorite.

(via Chris)

NOPE Button

This Nope Button Chrome extension is just what the office world needs: A coworker drops by and wants to ‘pick your brain’? Press a button in your Chrome browser to send a call to your phone. Apologize sincerely as you pick it up. Then watch your co-worker walks away. Funny.