Link Pack


(via)

Roxane Gay’s refreshing honesty on creative challenges. (via)

A set of acrylic template rulers that allow you to easily cut a fold a paper bag into card holders, business card cases or snack pouches.

– Every year on December 12, a handwritten letter on oversized lined paper appears on a residential lawn in Chicago or Austin.

This kid made me laugh. “I really wish I was in school right now.” (via)

What if friendship, not marriage, was the center of our life?

The New Possible → Visions of a world beyond crisis (via DD)

Indifference is the enemy. Agreed.

– The new US Postal Service trucks make me laugh.

– I am surprised how excited I am about this webcam concept: Dell’s wire-free webcam could one day eradicate Zoom side-eye as it uses magnets to stick anywhere on your screen. Would love for it to become reality.

A relationship is about inventing your own language,” says Sciamma. “You’ve got the jokes, you’ve got the songs, you have this anecdote that’s going to make you laugh three years later. It’s this language that you build. That’s what you mourn for when you’re losing someone you love. This language you’re not going to speak with anybody else.”

– “Movies are filled with heroes who take responsibility.” Seth Godin musing on our responsibility preferences

How to Cope with Feeling Unfocused or Overwhelmed, by Tim Ferriss

– Absence of candor: “FOG.” It stands for “fact-deficient, obfuscating generalities.” Great read: Why we Praise Meaningless Jargon and Fail to Realize the Emperor has No Clothes

– I don’t need a pet step ladder but I secretly want it. It’s a beauty.

– For this Valentine’s Day gift your loved one some Tattly.

– There are currently over 2,600 jobs listed on the CreativeMornings job board. of which 725 are remote friendly.

Architecture in Music

My heart can barely handle the awesomeness that is this photo series titled Architecture in Music by Charles Brooks. What would it feel like to live inside your musical instrument?

ps: if you love these, you can buy a print.

Alpaca Blanket

Come into my life, Alpaca Blanket!

Update: I was alerted (rather harshly) that Alpaca Blankets are not something I should promote. I found this article. I didn’t realize.

Hat for Freezing Weather

I had a similar, less design-y hat like this growing up in the Swiss country side. Given that it is -14F (with windchills that make it feel like -24F) in upstate NY right now, I’d love me one of these.

Selfishness, Greed and Apathy

“I used to think the top global environmental problems were biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse and climate change. I thought with 30 years of good science we could address those problems, but I was wrong.

The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed and apathy – and to deal with these we need a spiritual and cultural transformation and we scientists don’t know how to do that.”

Gus Speth

On Making Friends

Nathaniel Drew explores the challenge of making friends as adults.

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The Power of Letting Go

Letting go as a concept simplified by Nietzsche.

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Love Someone As They Are

“Go and love someone exactly as they are. And then watch how quickly they transform into the greatest, truest version of themselves. When one feels seen and appreciated in their own essence, one is instantly empowered.”
– Wes Angelozzi

A Posse of Misfits

Create magic together.

Link Pack

Alan Watts on Trust

52 Things Kottke Learned in 2021. What an awesome list.

Wordle Is a Love Story

This is a lovely thread, full of truths. Especially: “Love always takes work, but it should never take suffering.”

– This is helpful: Inbox Zero trick: How to clean out your inbox on Gmail and start the year fresh.

– Another word for… Try Word Hippo. (Via Chris)

Life’s lines of closeness

100 Notable Books of 2021, according to the NYTimes

– Loving this eye pillow.

This thread is full of interesting newsletters

– I ordered one of these Desk Pads for my office. Can’t wait to try it.

– This LED torch looks beautiful and practical. But is it?

– I would have LOVEd The Nugget when I was a kid. So many possibilities for fun!

How To Apologize

Hiut Denim’s 2021 List of Makers + Mavericks. (Wildly honored to be included)

Leaves with you provides rituals to create healing and ceremony at one’s end of life.

The Year in Type (via Chris)

– Did you know Tattly launched removable Vinyl Stickers? Put art on your stuff!

– A big thank you to The New School for sponsoring my blog this week. The Interior Lighting Design Certificate at Parsons equips you with an understanding of the science of light and vision.

Emojy To Scale

This Emoji to Scale site is delightfully silly.

How Big Is Our Universe?

An updated version of Powers of Ten, based on current science. Fascinating.

The Art Of Disappearing

“When they say Don’t I know you?
say no.

When they invite you to the party
remember what parties are like
before answering.
Someone telling you in a loud voice
they once wrote a poem.
Greasy sausage balls on a paper plate.
Then reply.

If they say We should get together
say why?

It’s not that you don’t love them anymore.
You’re trying to remember something
too important to forget.
Trees. The monastery bell at twilight.
Tell them you have a new project.
It will never be finished.

When someone recognizes you in a grocery store
nod briefly and become a cabbage.
When someone you haven’t seen in ten years
appears at the door,
don’t start singing him all your new songs.
You will never catch up.

Walk around feeling like a leaf.
Know you could tumble any second.
Then decide what to do with your time.”

Naomi Shihab Nye

A Kindness Log

Loving these instructions for keeping a Kindness Log.

(Thank you Annie)

Rope Leash

It’s happening. I have become a person who posts about design-y dog products. This rope leash is pretty. (Comes in a set with poop bag holder and collar. I am into it.)

Little Bit of Good

“Do your little bit of good where you are;
it’s those little bits of good put together
that overwhelm the world.”
– Desmond Tutu

Why We Resist Change

Running Into A New Year

I am running into a new year
and the old years blow back
like a wind
that I catch in my hair
like strong fingers like
all my old promises and
it will be hard to let go
of what I said to myself
about myself
when I was sixteen and
twentysix and thirtysix
even thirtysix but
I am running into a new year
and i beg what I love and
I leave to forgive me

— Lucille Clifton (1936-2010)

Tank And The Bangas: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

I love you Tiny Desk.

(Thank you Casey)

♥ / Interior Lighting Design Certificate

A big thank you to CPE at The New School for sponsoring my blog this week.

Use Lighting Design to Transform Spaces at Parsons

The Interior Lighting Design Certificate at Parsons equips you with an understanding of the science of light and vision.

In this three-course certificate you will gain foundational knowledge of lighting technologies (lamps, luminaries) while developing your eye for bringing out the best in any space. Plus, you can earn your certificate online with one-on-one guidance and support from Parsons faculty at the top of their field.

Enroll today for spring courses starting January 24th.

Here’s to 2022

Daphne Kladis

New year and another trip around the sun. Hey 2022, here’s to:

– more parties in the heart
– more listening. Less talking
– being ok with being misunderstood
– spending time with expansive humans
– staying open
– more dancing
– long walks
– petting dogs
– BELIEVE (Ted Lasso style)
– less sugar
– remembering that fear is the absence of love
– remembering to interpret mixed signals as a no
– continue to gently recognize my limiting beliefs
– trusting that inner whisper
– sprinkle fun and good vibes
– be intentional about rituals / traditions (create new ones)
– notice when the universe is cheering me on
– no more overwatering plants
– notice and celebrate what’s working
– clarity
– recognize when I am swimming upstream and swiflty turning around
– write my book (at least start)
– being open to love

Whispers: Thank you for visiting my garden on the internet. I appreciate you stopping by.

Sardoodledom

This made my day.

No More Billionaires

Reading

“Reading is a basic tool in living of a good life.”
– Joseph Addison