CreativeMornings on Oprah

My heart is overflowing with all of the feelings: The story of CreativeMornings is featured in an article on Oprah today.

Thank you Jon Levy for generously writing an entire chapter about us in your book You’re Invited.

You can read the article here.

I will now go and cry and dance in my living room and send oodles of gratitude to our global volunteer community for making this happen.

Oh you beautiful Carbonator

I saw this Carbonator by Aarke at a recent tradeshow and gasped. It’s a thing of beauty. Definitely an upgrade to the plastic-y Sodastream. I would totally give it a home.

Skeleton Prints

All drawings by Edouard Joseph d’Alton (1838). Available as prints at The Public Domain Review.

Jim Carrey: I Needed Color

Planting Trees

“A civilization flourishes when people plant trees under whose shade they will never sit.”
– Greek Proverb

Sculptures by Diego Cabezas

Completely enamored with these sculptures by Diego Cabezas.

Sadeck Waff

Stunning. Thank you for your gift, Sadeck Waff.

Watering Can and Mister

I can’t make up my mind if this watering can / mister is silly or brilliant. It made me look.

Clean Cut Task Chair

Well done Blu Dot, this is a beautiful desk chair.

Dear White Parents

Dear White Parents offers an intimate view of enlightening, sometimes uncomfortable, family discussions focused on parents helping their children understand racism through current events and sharing their own stories about how they first became aware of racism.

The website Dear White Parents is a remarkable resource to help us raise an anti-racist generation. Have a look at the curated library of age-driven resources and discussion guides, as well as anti-racism workshops and discussions. I appreciate the work that went into this.

Link Pack

I am intrigued by the concept of Street Wisdom – an everyday creative practice you use as you walk. A smart fusion of mindfulness, neuroscience and wellness, it unlocks our minds and unblocks our creativity with every step. Try it yourself by using one of their audio guides.

– This is a cool looking backpack.

– !!! Communities across the U.S. are paying remote workers to relocate.

What I Learned About My Writing By Seeing Only The Punctuation

Lychee seed propagating anyone?

The world needs more love letters.

Reversible Japanese House Shoes

Nobody Knows What They’re Doing, by Makinde Adeagbo

– Wonderfully weird Puzzles: Le Puzz. (Thanks Jessica Hische)

– Happy about this trend: Enough With the Seltzer: The Booze-Free Cocktail Has Arrived. In the last five years, at least five new dry stores that sell alcohol-free wines, craft beers and bottled drinks have opened in New York City.

A hoodie with a built in mask. Smart.

– I enjoyed watching The Shift by Wayne Dyer.

– Interesting Twitter thread on how pandemics end.

– This is a lovely wooden step stool.

– Interesting read: A Profession Is Not a Personality

How to roast chestnuts. Yum.

– A minimal lamp. I like it.

– I want one of these fountain pens.

– It’s pumpkin decorating season. Try the Tattly approach.

– Did you know that the CreativeMornings community is generously teaching each other workshops? Check out the upcoming FieldTrips. SO MANY GOOD ONES!

Miniature Dioramas

Miniature Calendar is a stunning and wildly creative project by Japanese artist Tatsuya Tanaka, featuring miniature dioramas using common household objects and little plastic figurines. You can see a video with some of his process here. I recommend you follow Tasuya on Instagram, his account is a delightful scroll.

(Thank you A!)

Living Adventurously Podcast

I had the pleasure to meet Alastair at the 2018 Do Lectures, where he gave a deeply inspiring talk, challenging all of us to bring a sense of adventure into our day to day.

I just recently discovered his Living Adventurously Podcast. So glad I did.

Geometric Colouring Book


I am super duper into this Geometric Coloring Book by Kapitza.

Stripes Anyone?

I love this stripe-y couch throw.

Mundane Halloween

A zookeeper in charge of the pandas

A person going to work on a windy day

The woman who’s having her bang cut but the hairdresser is nowhere to be found

The woman looking for a seat at food court

I love the notion of Mundane Halloween in Taiwan And Japan where everyone dresses up as normal, everyday people. More here.

People’s Reaction

“Recognizing that people’s reactions don’t belong to you is the only sane way to create. If people enjoy what you’ve created, terrific. If people ignore what you’ve created, too bad. If people misunderstand what you’ve created, don’t sweat it. And what if people absolutely hate what you’ve created? What if people attack you with savage vitriol, and insult your intelligence, and malign your motives, and drag your good name through the mud? Just smile sweetly and suggest – as politely as you possibly can – that they go make their own fucking art. Then stubbornly continue making yours.”
― Elizabeth Gilbert

(From the wonderful book Big Magic)

Survival

“Survival is insufficient.”

The other day I told my friend Michelle, while speaking about my businesses, that I am not used to being in survival mode. I am used to creating, expanding, building, adding…

And she mentioned the quote “Survival is insufficient”. I feel this. But who is it by?

Leaf Shape Dog Blanket

I don’t have a dog (yet), but I want one so I can get this dog blanket. But wait, I can get this blanket just for myself…

Attached File

This made me laugh. I wish I knew who to give credit to.

Custom (Brooklyn) Made Drawer Inserts


I have a slight obsession with storage boxes and neatly organized drawers. There is something wildly satisfying about a drawer organizer that is made to perfectly fit your drawers and needs.

My wonderful ex-husband, a kitchen designer, has been in the kitchen business for over 30 years and a constant complaint from homeowners and architects has been the lack of custom drawer organizing options. He took matters into his own hands and solved the problem:

With his new business DrawerSpace.com he custom-builds you your high-quality, wooden drawer inserts, based on your needs, right here in Brooklyn. There are lots of different configurations to choose from. So impressed!

What a great gift for someone you love. Say goodbye to ugly, plastic, non-fitting drawer inserts!

Pile Sculptures

These Pile Sculptures by Claudia Pearson are simply stunning.

Rewiring for Happiness and Freedom

My heart needed to hear this beautiful lecture today. I can’t say it enough but Tara Brach is a national treasure. So grateful my friend Maria introduced me to her work when I was going through a hard time 6 years ago. Her meditations and talks are grounding and expansive.

Choose Joy

“Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.”
– Henri J.M. Nouwen