What You See

“It’s not what you look for that matters, it’s what you see.”
— Henry David Thoreau

Emma Studd Separation

This print by Emma Studd! Wow!

♥ / See Design Travel Pouches

A big thank you to See Design Shop for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

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Link Pack

This Shitt’s Creek scene made me laugh so hard.

– This week Jessica Hische taught a class on pricing out creative work. I have seen people raving about it all over the internet in how generous and useful it was. Jessica decided to put everything into a PDF and make it available for download. I wish I would have had this when I started out as a freelancer.

Why Everyone’s Suddenly Hoarding Mason Jars

Eighth Generation provides an ethical alternative to “Native-inspired” art. Thet are proudly owned by the Snoqualmie Tribe.

The Case for Adding DesignOps to Your Org Chart

– This is a beautifully designed Murphy Wall Bed

– Whoa! This rare phenomenon is called “Baikal Zen“, where rocks lying on the surface of frozen lakes are heated by sunlight that emits infrared rays, melting the ice below. When the sun sets, the ice freezes again, creating these incredible frozen near-impossible structures.

– Thank you Tasha Blank for this excellent mix.

How to put more hours back in your day: Automate what you can. Outsource what you can. Don’t meet when a Slack or email will do. Stop treating all decisions like big decisions. Bundle unpleasant tasks with enjoyable ones.

– Italian singer Adriano Celentano released a song in the 70s with nonsense lyrics meant to sound like American English, apparently to prove Italians would like any English song. It was a hit, and resulted in this.

– Who doesn’t want a Face Pot?

– Oh, these are fun kids bed sheets!

– What an oddly beautiful looking pet toy.

– Didn’t know this was a thing. Makes me want to be a dog and fence owner.

– Jon Burgerman’s Black Friday Snail made me laugh.

This is a pretty and multifunctional cat carrier / bed.

How To Cook With Cast Iron (I love my cast iron pan so much! I learned that Flax Seed Oil is the best to treat your pan. I didn’t know that.)

– Joey Roth strikes again. He created Osma, a portable coffee device that makes cold brew in under two minutes using our biodegradable pods or your favorite coffee. (Joey is also known for the Sorapot, a felt mouse and his Ceramic Speakers.)

– The MoMA sells an old-school looking Toolbox and I like it.

Tattly make for excellent stocking stuffers. (Psst.. There is currently a 30% off sale happening.)

– Looking for a new job? Want to learn something new? Want to travel around the world, virtually? CreativeMornings has you covered.

– A big thank you to Loftie for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week. Did you know the alarm clock needed reinventing? Because it did. Why? One word: Smartphones. Learn more.

What Do You Wish Someone Had Told You When You Were a Kid?

Click through for the responses on this thread.

My response was: Your body will tell you what is right for you and what is not. (Jobs, friends, homes, … really anything) It all comes down to resonance.

Stuck To The Job

“A diamond is a piece of coal that stuck to the job.”
— Thomas A. Edison

(via)

Ebb + Flow Knitted Blanket

I am loving the new ebb + flow collection by my friend Claudia Pearson. The knitted blanket won my heart especially.

Noboru Step Ladder

Noboru means ’to climb’ in Japanese and is a multifunctional step ladder. The lower step can slide in, taking up less space and turning the step ladder into a stool or side table. Lovely.

Cable Management Box

This is a sleek looking cable management box. Love the aesthetic of all things Yamazaki.

♥ / Loftie: Less Screen, More Dream

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

Did you know the alarm clock needed reinventing? Because it did. Why? One word: Smartphones.
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No Fixed Plans

“A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.”
– Lao Tzu

(via)

Raising Baby Grey, a Gender-Neutral Child

Thank you Kottke for surfacing this fascinating piece on raising children in a gender-neutral way. Thought provoking.

Illustrations by Livia Falcaru

I am so happy I discovered the work of Livia Falcarus. She sells prints! YAY!

My Own Lane

Lovely.

Cut/Untie

“Never cut what you can untie.”
— Joseph Joubert

(via)

Catbird Letter Ring

I love this customizable ring by Catbird. Wishlisted!

(Via Joanna)

Listening Across Lines

“The purpose of listening across lines of difference is not agreement or compromise. It is understanding.”
— Valarie Kaur

Toiletry Bag

Loving this Toiletry bag by See Design.

Creative Experiments

This is fun.

(via Chris)

Destroyed Illusions

“Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed.”
— Friedrich Nietzsche

Iron and Wood Bench

This little bench would make perfect a plant stand!

The Minimalist’s Wall Calendar | Visualize Your Year

I admit, I am not a big fan of wall calendars, but this one won my heart. Only 3 days left to back it on Kickstarter.

Link Pack

I love this website. The forest experience is my favorite.

They found a small owl inside of this year’s Rockefeller Christmas tree, he hitched a ride all the way to NYC and is now being treated and cared for at a wildlife rehab facility.

What’s your Charlie Brown Dance?

– These are some good Cleaning Hacks

This TED talk illuminates how you can apply this “design thinking” to designing your own life. (via)

– My friend Fred Dust wrote a book helping us have meaningful and difficult conversation.

YDays helps you unlock your creativity and inspire your friends with delightful, surprising drawing prompts each day.(via)

Reflection.app helps you start and keep a meaningful reflection practice (via)

– Pardon the language but it’s funny: Stay The Fuck at Home with Samuel L. Jackson

A German informercial urging folks to stay home, to fight Covid. Surprisingly funny. (via Chris)

– You have half a dozen eggs left. Which one are you?

– On January 21, 2021, the day after the presidential inauguration, we will hold the “People’s Inauguration.” We will come together as human beings to recommit to the project of building a nation with liberty and justice for all.

– I love this interview with my friend Patricia Garcia-Gomez.

– Bekka from Closed Mondays launched a fun new shelf. Check it out.

Henrybuilt kitchens make me swoon.

– I know it’s a bit over the top and silly but I really want Bird Buddy, a smart bird feeder. I noticed two Blue Jays outside my window, staring at my bird feeder yesterday. It made me so happy!

10 Art Books That Will Nourish Your Creative Soul

How to focus on changing your behavior and not your goals.

Tattly makes for really good stocking stuffers.

– A big thank you to Onsen for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week. I have replaced all of my towels with Onsen Towels. Never looked back.

Be Patient With Yourself

“Be patient with yourself, nothing in nature blooms all year.”
— ???