Link Pack

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Amanda Gorman on Women. Wonderful!

– I loved reading these: These things I know for sure, by Andrea Zittel

– Wow: An innovative installation embeds lights into a five-acre field to spur crop growth

– This Heinz Ketchup campaign made me smile. The mustard guy at the end! LOL!

– Come into my life, Brussel Sprout Bacon Frittata.

– I love a pretty blanket over my bed. This one is lovely. (Thank you Pamela)

– I gifted myself this big red canvas tote and it makes me happy.

We Are What We Remember

The most intelligent photo ever taken.

– Don’t understand why it’s a big deal that Kamala Harris is VP? Read this.

– This is lovely: The Airplane Collector. Thank you Present & Correct.

Shattered glass ceiling ring? YES PLEASE! And, thank you Mrs Vice President Harris.

– I would have loved to play with follies as a kid. My inner architect would have had a field day.

– Love this typographic mural by Anthony Burrill (via)

– Excited to read The Trust Manifesto: What You Need to Do to Create a Better Internet

– My currently most priced obsession: The Ostrich Heatbag.

A backgammon quilt!

A butterfly house?

ONWARD!

– Loving Julia Rothman’s and Shaina Feinberg’s latest labor of love: Every Body: An Honest and Open Look at Sex from Every Angle

– I can’t get over the fact that squirrel benches are a thing.

Amateurs think they are good at everything. Professionals understand their circles of competence.

– I recently purchased this Fold up Tripod for when I have long Zoom or FaceTime calls with friends and don’t want to be holding or propping up my phone. It’s perfect. Small, folds ups tiny and you can even use it as a selfie stick if you wanted to.

This elaborately armored Samurai was folded from a single sheet of paper

What can you do about QAnon?

Pika lets you easily and quickly detect and clipboard-copy the colour value of any area of your screen. (via Dense Discovery)

– Thank you Jocelyn for pointing me towards this deeply soothing “hang drum” playlist.

You’re the macaroni to my cheese.

– There are currently 430 remote friendly jobs listed on the CreativeMornings Job Board.

Big Friendship

(via Bailey)

Chomp Jumper

I would have loved this jumper as a little kid.

(via Chris)

Melt Mirror

Bower Studios keep delivering fresh ideas. Love the sculptural quality of their Melt Mirrors.

The Hill We Climb

When day comes, we ask ourselves:
Where can we find light
In this never-ending shade?
The loss we carry, a sea we must wade.
We braved the belly of the beast,
We’ve learned that quiet isn’t always peace,
And the norms and notions of what ‘just is’
Isn’t always justice.
And yet the dawn is ours before we knew it,
Somehow, we do it.
Somehow, we’ve weathered and witnessed
A nation that isn’t broken, but simply unfinished.
We, the successors of a country and a time
where a skinny Black girl, descended from slaves
and raised by a single mother,
can dream of becoming president
only to find herself reciting for one.
The Hill We Climb, by Amanda Gorman

Amanda Gorman

Amanda Gorman took my breath away during today’s inauguration.

I cried my eyes out when Kamala Harris was sworn in. Madame Vice President! What a moment!

Kindness

“Kindness multiplies and it enables possiblity. When we’re of service to people, we have the chance to make things better.”

Three types of kindness, by Seth Godin

Where Are My Chickens?

I don’t have chickens, gut the sheer existence of this egg-pocket-apron makes me want to have chickens. It helps you collect the eggs in the chicken coop.

Animals Interrupting Wildlife Photographers

These photos of animals interrupting wildlife photographers made me smile. So stinking adorable.

(via Chris)

Shitaku Lemon Squeezer

This simple porcelain lemon juicer was made in Hasami, a small town in Nagasaki Prefecture, known as the birthplace of fine Japanese ceramics. So simple. So beautiful.

Link Pack

Complete strangers playing a card game called, We are not really strangers. (via Chris)

– National Gallery: How do you make six huge frames for Titian’s mythological paintings? (via)

– Emily Nussbaum asked what’s your biggest life hack? I loved reading the answers on this thread.

– Hang with your friends, digitally with Gather. (looks like a modern version of Habbo hotel which I used to enjoy in 1999/2000)

– It’s a dream of mine to one day get to drive the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. (I love the quote: There is nothing more aerodynamic than a wiener.)

– Ah, yes, I like you, white marble bath caddy.

– How cool is this freestanding, modern fireplace? My heart!

This picture made me look. More context here.

I love the resilience of humans.

Letterboxd allows you to track films you’ve watched and save those you want to see.

– This is currently my favorite recipe: Creamy cauliflower soup. What’s yours?

– I am trying to be more knowledgable and thoughtful about money and investing. This is a good start. Also this Reddit thread.

Magical ice bubbles

This parkour video made my head spin. (Via)

– Want some more poetry in your life? Here are hundreds of free poetry audio books.

– You know you want one of Arlo’s handmade Lightsabers.

The internet is so weird. I love it.

– Hard to believe Tattly is turning 10 this year.

– Over 370 remote friendly job on the CreativeMornings job board. Whoo!

– A big thank you to Parsons at Open Campus for sponsoring my blog this week.

Bond


Bond’ appears as a combination of photographic, sculptural and performative elements. The Finnish photographer Anna Reivilä uses the traditional rope technique to bind rocks, trees and other elements of the landscape, presenting a series of images that are ultimately representative of transient objects.

You Are The Sky

“You are the sky.
Everything else –
it’s just the weather.”
– Pema Chödrön

Car Choir Concert

I love how resilient hoomans are. For members of Luminous Voices, a professional choir ensemble in Alberta, Canada, rehearsing and performing safely during the pandemic has meant getting into their cars, driving to an empty parking lot and singing with each other’s voices broadcast through their car radios.

Old Concept Cars

This archive of old concept cars is pure delight! I love you, internet! (If only it didn’t feature all those ads. Ugh)

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Teak Black Stool

Love this minimal Teak Black Stool.

Squirrel Ninja Obstacle Course

My son Tilo (10) just shared this delightful Squirrel Ninja video with me. 20 minutes well spent.

Ethel Smyth

Beautiful Read: Dignity, Daring, and Disability: The pioneering queer composer and defiant genius Ethel Smyth on making music while going deaf. Thank you Maria!

Black Dip Mug

Can you fall in love with a mug? Yes you can! I got a few of these CB2 mugs and I can’t get over how beautiful they are and how good they feel. They have an incredibly smooth finish.

Switzerland Mountain Coaster

I haven’t been back in Switzerland in over a year. I usually visit my family every summer. I miss it. So I just found myself randomly searching for Switzerland related YouTube videos. This one is pretty good as well. Appenzell, the first feature, is where I am from.

Deviation from the Norm

“Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.”
Frank Zappa

♥ / Fashion Sustainability

A big thank you to Parsons at Open Campus for sponsoring my blog this week.

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The Potential of the Internet

“I don’t think we’ve even seen the tip of the iceberg. I think the potential of what the internet is going to do to society, both good and bad, is unimaginable. I think we’re actually on the cusp of something exhilarating and terrifying… I’m talking about the actual context and the state of content is going to be so different to anything that we can really envisage at the moment. Where the interplay between the user and the provider will be so in simpatico, it’s going to crush our ideas of what mediums are all about… The idea that the piece of work is not finished until the audience come to it and add their own interpretation and what the piece of art is about is the grey space in the middle. That grey space in the middle is what the 21st century is going to be about.”
David Bowie

Point

Love this. Thank you John Wood and Paul Harrison.

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