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ABBA announced a new album. First album in 40 years! Watch the video to hear them talk about how they are putting on the show. This is WILD! More here.

A guide for better conversations. (PDF)

How to Remember What You Read

Check out these toasters. WOW!(Also, who doesn’t want to go visit a Toaster Museum?)

– I am way way past this stage with my kids, obviously, but wow would I have bought this radish chewable toy! Hilarious!

SurfaceSnaps is such a simple product. I didn’t realize how much I would appreciate the cable tidi-ness they bring.

Bread lamps are funny.

Why Kids Need Spirituality, By Lisa Miller

Plastic Dip!? I want to dip all of the things!

– Yeah, I want to be a person who owns a boot brush.

Team Tattly is hiring a Graphic Designer. Application deadline is Monday!

The Founder Library. What a wonderful resource!

This office chair is a bit silly looking to me but I am sure my kids would be into it.

Salad Tragedies

– My grandma used to crochet me slippers like these. Thanks for the memory lane moment, Bombas socks.

How Mushroom Time Lapses Are Filmed

– “Human beings are immensely complicated creatures, living simultaneously in a half dozen different worlds. Each individual is unique and, in a number of respects, unlike all the other members of the species. None of our motives is unmixed, none of our actions can be traced back to a single source and, in any group we care to study, behavior patterns that are observably similar may be the result of many constellations of dissimilar causes.” Aldous Huxley on Making Sense of Ourselves and Each Other

– I just learned a new term: Business bigamy in this article: My Colleague Is Secretly Holding Two Jobs. Should I Expose Her?

– In love with this old-school fountain pen.

This purse is also a backpack. Love.

When will we stop calling successful women ‘abrasive’?

To Live Life Creatively

“Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you are doing. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself.”
– Alan Alda

Encouragement

“Encouragement is the oxygen of the soul.”
– George M. Adams

Ilex Studio | Avocado & Acorn Vase


This avocado vase and this acorn vase by Ilex make me swoon! Wishlisted!

This Wall!

This wall in Zoe Schlacter‘s home made me look. I discovered their textiles at a trade show yesterday.

How to Stop Languishing and Start Finding Flow

This Bumper Sticker Made Me Laugh

I saw this bumper sticker on a car from Maine and it made me laugh out loud!.

Life

:Life is your art. An open, aware heart is your camera. A oneness with your world is your film. Your bright eyes, your easy smile is your museum.”
– Ansel Adams

Born With One Obligation

“We are born with only one obligation – to be completely who we are.”
– Mark Nepo

Gasta

These blobs by Gasta are mesmerizing.

To Listen

“To listen is to lean in, softly, with a willingness to be changed by what we hear.”
– Mark Nepo

Zen Garden

This is incredibly calming to watch.

Modern Bird Feeder

I am in love with this modern, sculptural bird feeder! (I know, I know, it’s price-y!)

Shared Earth

Never not dreaming of a simpler life.

(via)

Photography by Raf Maes

What stunning images. I would hang a large print in my home, for sure! Consider me a fan, Raf Maes.

Never Too Small

What a beautiful small space!

(via)

Hand-Free Leash

My kids and I are thinking of adopting an adult or senior dog. (Squeal!) As I have been talking about it with friends, the internet is of course promptly serving me up ads for dog related products. Here’s one that made me look: A hands-free leash. I am wondering if dog-owners are shaking their heads at this or if this is actually useful.

Fewer Regrets

“For me, success is not a public thing. It’s a private thing. It’s when you have fewer and fewer regrets.”
– Toni Morrison

(via Kai)

Pleated Pitcher

This pitcher makes my heart sing.

XOX Toilet Paper Holder Shelf

Alright, this is clever. It made me chuckle.

Storm

“Every storm runs out of rain.”
– Maya Angelou

Link Pack

Tenderly by Roland Tempelaar

How Should We Meet? And Who Decides? by Priya Parker

– This is so real and shows how broken most of the web is today: This is how we experience the internet today.

– I like the look of this refillable mouthwash container.

These ceramic heads make me smile.

– Whoa, design-y toilets from France.

– Random and weirdly delightful: Teaching cats to ring a bell

Parents Are Not Okay. We’re not even at a breaking point anymore. We’re broken. By Dan Sinker

Nature Track is a podcast that opens a window on the beautiful sounds of the Australian wilderness. These long, uninterrupted soundscapes are the perfect relaxing soundtrack for your work, exercise, meditation or sleep.

Miniature Calendar (via)

You’re Still Exhausted, by Anne Helen Petersen (via)

– A few years back, Lara Hogan wrote the book Demystifying Public Speaking. Now she made it available online, for free. (Via Kai)

– Yes to these ultra-absorbent, washable cloths. They are free of all plastics, petrochemicals.

Questions Jason Fried asks when checking references. (The question I always ask is “Would you hire this person again?”)

Hair-ties that look like bracelets. Smart.

Ikea is launching a furniture buyback program

Stoop concerts. I love you Brooklyn.

The Humane Home, a sustainable living guide. Via Kai Brach’s remarkable Newsletter Dense Discovery.

– Come work with me! CreativeMornings is hiring a Support Coordinator. You will make friends around the world. Seriously.

– Pretending is fun. Put some Tattly on you.

_ A big thank you to Studio for sponsoring my blog this week. Studio helps Freelancers by providing support, structure, and accountability in its curated community of creatives.(Whispers: I wish Studio would have been around when I was a freelancer, many moons ago.)

Completely Undone

“For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.”
— Cynthia Occelli

Finding Your Hammer

Adam Robinson shares some wonderful nuggets of wisdom in this DO Lectures talk from 2017. My favorite: “In any interaction, create fun and delight for the other person with enthusiasm!” And the notion of ‘rehearsing your best self’ every day.