The Way You Live

“Attract them by the way you live.”
– Saint Augustine

I See You

Setu is a yoga community dedicated to promoting and advocating inclusivity in yoga. The community is home to hundreds of teachers and leaders who promote diversity and body positivity. The woman behind it all, Libby Nicholau, is all heart. The wonderful video is by Jacob Krupnick.

Chiune Sugihara and Moral Heroism

“Day and night he wrote visas. He issued as many visas in a day as would normally be issued in a month. His wife, Yukiko, massaged his hands at night, aching from the constant effort. When Japan finally closed down the embassy in September 1940, he took the stationery with him and continued to write visas that had no legal standing but worked because of the seal of the government and his name. At least 6,000 visas were issued for people to travel through Japan to other destinations, and in many cases entire families traveled on a single visa. It has been estimated that over 40,000 people are alive today because of this one man.”

The Japanese Man Who Saved 6,000 Jews With His Handwriting

10ft Selfie Stick


This 10ft Selfie Stick made me giggle!

Nobody-But-Yourself

“A lot of people think or believe or know they feel — but that’s thinking or believing or knowing; not feeling. And poetry is feeling — not knowing or believing or thinking.

Almost anybody can learn to think or believe or know, but not a single human being can be taught to feel. Why? Because whenever you think or you believe or you know, you’re a lot of other people: but the moment you feel, you’re nobody-but-yourself.

To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.”

E. E. Cummings

Enormous Smallness: The Sweet Illustrated Story of E. E. Cummings and His Creative Bravery

European Starlings by Nic Miller

I am in love with our latest Tattly launch, the European Starlings by Nic Miller.

European starlings flock in a strange and beautiful formation called a murmuration. This was artist Nic Annette Miller‘s fascination behind her 2016 “All That I Can Do” installation project, featuring 700 handcrafted woodblock starlings in flight.

I am lucky to call a set of these wooden starlings my own, decorating my living room wall. They make me happy.

Just Help

“Don’t be fancy, just help people.”
– Glennon Doyle

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Surfing Life Force

“Going with the flow is responding to cues from the universe. When you go with the flow, you’re surfing life force. It’s about wakeful trust and total collaboration with what’s showing up for you.”
– Danielle LaPorte

You Got This

Your Desire to Succeed

Friday Link Pack

My son couldn’t stop watching this.

– Yesterday was CreativeMornings‘ 10 year anniversary. So many feelings.

You don’t owe anyone an interaction. (via)

– I want to walk around this Lavender Labyrinth

This app by AT&T has reduced the amount of SPAM calls that come through impressively. Highly recommend!

– Timelapse: Braces Straightening Teeth

– Eileen Fisher: ‘When Was Fashion Week?

Lucky Sweater.

– I love Turkish Towels.

– 8 TED talks that explain difficult topics to your kids

– I keep coming back to this Tower Shoe Rack.

The fastest way to save $1 Million

– I didn’t realize people did this: Here’s a Hack for Alternate Side Parking in NYC

Let Love Reign, A Photography Project on Marriage Equality.

This feather print. Wow!

– I buy a lot of round cheeses. I would love this round cutting board.

Rob Hodgson is our latest addition to our Tattly artist roster. I couldn’t be more excited. Check out The Spooky Squad.

– Big thanks to Refine Packaging for sponsoring my blog this week.

– Make sure to check the rest of my posts this week.


Cool jobs to apply for: There are over 1,200 jobs listed on the new CreativeMornings job board. Search full time, part time, contract, remote, freelance, internships.

– The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative in Redwood City is hiring a Designer, a Director of Community, a Senior Software Engineer, a Product Designer and a Copywriter.

Flatiron School is hiring over 90 roles in Seattle, New York, San Francisco and even some remote jobs.

VSCO is hiring a whole bunch of creative roles.

Shopify is hiring in Toronto, Ottawa and even some remote positions.

Handshake in San Francisco is hiring a Senior Product Designer.

What I Can Control

Good reminder.

Your Relationship

“Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.”

This hit home.

♥ / Refine Packaging

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

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Oak Tray

Adding these Oak Trays to my wishlist. Pronto!

Chaos

“In the middle of chaos lies opportunity.”
Bruce Lee

The Only Way Out

I feel this.

Jewelry Tray

I love the simple design of this jewelry tray. Each item gets their own ‘compartment’. Beautiful.

Attack of the Tumbleweeds

I could watch this all day.

Shannon Lee speaking at CreativeMornings/NYC

Last month’s CreativeMornings theme was Chaos and we had the honor to have Shannon Lee fly in from Los Angeles and share her story.

In her open talk, Shannon Lee shares how she dealt with chaos in her life through healing and learning from her father’s timeless philosophies.

What a lot of people don’t know is that Bruce Lee was not just a martial art master but a deep philosopher. Some of my favorite quotes are by him. He was a deep soul. I am grateful Shannon is making sure her father’s philosophies are spreading and live on.

20 minutes well spent.

Power

“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.”
Fredrick Douglass

Mr. Fred Rogers Documentary

I watched the newest Mr. Rogers Documentary last night and it was just what my heart needed. It’s like a wave of kindness and love washing over you and restoring all faith in humanity. Watch it!

Banana Pillow

Every pillow should come in the shape of a banana.