Cooking Lobster

This scene! I will never think of steak the same way. “We should have gotten steak, because they don’t have legs, they don’t run around.”

♥ / Beautiful, Sustainable and Affordable

A big thank you to Baleen for sponsoring my blog and RSS Feed this week.

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The perfect opportunity to support a small maker this holiday season.

Never Too Late

“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.”
― Francis Scott Fitzgerald

Happy 10th Birthday, TeuxDeux!

10 years ago today, my friends at FictiveKin and I launched TeuxDeux, a simple, minimal to-do app. If you like paper lists, you’ll like TeuxDeux.

Happy our birthday to you!

I keep my TeuxDeux as the browser landing page, which means, every time I open a browser window I am being reminded what I should be focusing on. Whatever you don’t check off today, will automatically roll over to the next day. You see the week at a glance and it’s delightfully simple. And in the ‘someday section’ below I keep lists like shopping, movies I want to watch, gift ideas for the kids, etc

Try it for free for 30 days! And if you do, do me a favor and enable the flying cat in the settings. You’ll see!

ps: We have an iOS app, but no Android yet. Someday!

Marble Machine

This is pretty magical.

The Idea

The Idea from Blue Zoo on Vimeo.

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Link Pack

How to Build a Sobriety Toolbox

– Now this is a practical way to protect your AirPods and keep them handy. Want!

How to Find Your Brand Heart (Plus Free Workbook Template) (via)

– Kottke’s list of Best Books of 2019

Why Does Time Slow Down and Speed Up?

The Difficult Art of Giving Space in Love: Rilke on Freedom, Togetherness, and the Secret to a Good Marriage

Intuitive hat. I’d wear it.

– You like to cook? You know about Smitten Kitchen, right?

How to Set Your Google Data to Self-Destruct

– These Bath Robes make me swoon.

Be A Nice Human Hoodie

Life Goals: A New York woman dressed as a unicorn has made something as mundane as clearing snow from her driveway a little more magical!

– What a beautiful read: “Please tell me how I can love you better.(via Joanna)

Tattly Stocking Stuffers! The tattoos are temporary, the fun is not.

– Trying to find a new job? Trying to hire a heart-forward, kind, creative human? CreativeMornings has a global job board that can help.

– A big thank you to Ode to Things for sponsoring my blog and RSS Feed this week.

Walk Beside Me

“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend”.
Albert Camus

Incense Holder


This is a refreshing design of an incense holder.

Pins

Lydia Daum designs beautiful pins.

(I asked the internet which small shops/makers I should support. This was one of the suggestions.)

Not The Moon

NOT THE MOON is a pancake, digitized as a high-res, film quality scan, its texture applied to a true-to-scale sphere representation and virtually photographed with a 600 mm telescopic lens using minimal shutter and small aperture. Post-production (brightness & contrast, positive/negative) has intentionally been kept to an absolute minimum. Each variant is available as a limited edition of 100 silkscreen prints, signed, numbered and coded in reference to how minor planets are formally designated: e.g. 129 PNCK, while “1” indicates the variant/edition and “29” describes the amount of pancakes it took for that perfect one to make it all the way through and into the final edition.

Made me smile.

(I asked the internet which small shops/makers I should support. This was one of the suggestions.)

Andrew Zuckerman Prints

Andrew Zuckerman launched an online shop. His prints are stunning. Absolutely stunning. This Mandrill Monkey won my heart.

♥ / Ode to Things

A big thank you to Ode to Things for sponsoring my blog and RSS Feed this week.

Ode to Things is an online store for the discerning collector, featuring quality home/office goods and accessories. Its founders believe that the more everyday an item is, the higher quality it needs to be. They have sought artisans, makers and designers from around the world to source products that are inspired and meaningful. Every piece is created to be timeless, using the finest materials and craftsmanship.

Get 15% off your order at odetothings.com with offer code SWISSMISS. It’s time to start shopping stylish gifts for everyone on your list.

Crush

“A crush represents in pure and perfect form the dynamics of romantic philosophy: the explosive interaction of limited knowledge, outward obstacles to further discovery – and boundless hope.”

On the Madness and Charm of Crushes

The Ideal Place

“I’ve been searching for years for the ideal place. And I’ve come to the realization that the only way to find it is to be it.”
— Alan Watts

Wave Memo

Paper memo’s that stand out by standing up and wave, by Duncan Shotton! Write, fold, wave! SO FUN!

(I asked the internet which small shops/makers I should support. This was one of the suggestions. I agree.)

How to Build a Sobriety Toolbox

This post by Holly Whitaker is full of useful tips on how to build a sobriety toolbox.

I have been on a journey of cutting down on alcohol for a good year now and Kava tea has really helped me substitute that glass of wine at night.

I also started tracking days where I didn’t drink any alcohol at all to have a visual reminder of how I am shifting my habits. I use an app called DONE for that. Besides ‘not drinking’ I track when I meditate, do something physical, dance, didn’t eat sugar.

My goal is not to cut drinking alcohol all together but to be more aware why I am drinking. When I am with friends and I am having a good time, I totally want to enjoy a glass of wine. When I am home alone and want to “numb” with alcohol, I now stop myself. I replace that glass of wine with tea, meditation, a bath, etc. Small steps.

Pile Of Good Things

“So, what if, instead of thinking about solving your whole life, you just think about adding additional good things. One at a time. Just let your pile of good things grow.”
— Rainbow Rowell


(Thank you Madeleine)

First Things First

One of the only Podcast Interviews I did this year just went live. Thank you for having me, Paddy Harrington. You got me to dig deep.

DIY Growing Kit

How lovely is this handmade ceramic avocado growing starter?

(I asked the internet which small shops/makers I should support. This was one of the suggestions. I agree.)

Hand Stitched Zipper Pouch

This Hand Stitched Zipper Pouch looks like it has a story to tell.

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Personal Messages

These personal messages by Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber make my heart sing. My favorite discovery in a long time. Inernet, I love you so much.

Finding Joy

“There are souls in this world who have the gift of finding joy everywhere, and leaving it behind them when they go.”
— Frederick William Faber

Face Mug

This Face Mug is charming.

(I asked the internet which small shops/makers I should support. This was one of the suggestions.)