Kindness is Strength

YES to this message. Designed by Anthony Burrill.

100% of proceeds are going to Kindly Collective, a charity which funds and supports grassroots projects in three areas: women, kids, and creatures. The Limited Edition print aims to encourage a wave of kindness to sweep across the country, both in its message and its fundraising.

Apply to Travel The World and Make Friends

My friend Yvonne and her sister Corrinne launched a remarkable project called Yuujou, celebrating friendship.

If you’re a creative type and into traveling, you can apply to be one of the lucky few to be paid to travel around the world for 4 months. Yep, for reals.

This is a privately funded project. No sales pitches or hidden agendas. It is a media project entirely here to underline the importance of friendship and that we are all connected. Refreshing.

Two thumbs up. Apply here.

The Belief of The 4 Minute Mile

(via Danielle La Porte)

♥ / Onsen

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

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Onsen married functionality with minimalism to craft a lightweight bath towel that dries like its job depended on it. The key to this obsessively designed towel isn’t what they added, but rather what they eliminated. Most towels go through a chemical bathing process so that they feel soft and fluffy, at least at first. Not Onsen. Instead of short-lived softness that washes away, Onsen relies on premium materials and traditional techniques to deliver a thirsty towel that only gets softer over time.

Visit onsentowel.com to see special holiday offers.

(Psst… I have replaced all towels with Onsen towels in my house! LOVE them!)


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Friday Link Pack

Umberto Eco’s Antilibrary: Why Unread Books Are More Valuable to Our Lives than Read Ones

– Tara Brach has carried me through the last 3 years. So grateful for her wisdom. I needed to hear this talk/meditation on shifting from Human Doing to Human Being . (via Jocelyn’s Hurrly Slowly Podcast)

How To Win At Rock-Paper-Scissors

– I watched this multiple times.

The Making of a Manager: a Handbook for New Leaders

– My friend Bailey is featured in this article on Quitting Instagram: She’s one of the millions disillusioned with social media. But she also helped create it.

These apps help introduce kids to the all-important world of calm and mindfulness

– This is a beautiful watering can.

– That grating sound a chip reader makes to tell you to remove your credit card? It’s called “sonic trash“: a sound that’s unpleasant, distressing, and degrading to everyday experiences. And the cognitive and emotional effect is greater than you think.

The World’s Largest Collection of Tibetan Buddhist Literature Now Online

– Seth Godin launched a new book, titled “This is Marketing“. Ordered!

– “Reliving the events of 1998 was traumatic, yes—but also worth it, if it helps another young person avoid being “That Woman”-ed.” Monica Lewinsky is a brave soul. I have you haven’t seen her TED talk from, I highly recommend it.

– CreativeMornings is nurturing a rolodex of creative companies and a job board, helping you find your heart-forward creative collaborators. Our events open hearts, these tools open career doors. I am happy about this evolution.

– A big thank you to Ode to Things for sponsoring my blog and RSS Feed this week. Their website, the products their curate, are a visual feast.

Tattly Tins make dinner parties more fun. Also, perfectly fit in stockings.

“Find The Helpers”

Essential

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupery

♥ / 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 shop based in NewEngland, featuring quality lifestyle objects. Its founders believe that the more everyday an item is, the higher quality it needs to be. With this as their mantra, they evaluate dozens of products each week, and only acquire one or two per month — those that adhere to a stringent set of criteria they call “the ode-worthiness checklist”. The result is a unique, consistent, and finely-curated collection for your home and office.

Get 15% off your order at odetothings.com with offer code SWISSMISS. Good opportunity to add some style to your Thanksgiving.

Mono Wall Clock

What a stunningly minimal wall clock.

The Joy of Singing

I have seen James Sills do his choir leading magic multiple times. It’s utterly heart opening. And now I want to start a choir with heart-forward humans in Brooklyn.

Your Heart. Growing.

that feeling. that you can not name.
that. is your heart. growing.
Nayyirah Waheed

Astronaut Light

This Astronaut Light made me laugh.

To Fall in Love, Do This

While I am not convinced these 36 questions lead to love, they sure will make for a deep moment amongst friends. The podcast episode is worth a listen.

Kind World

I just spent the last 2 hours listening to episodes of Kind World. A beautiful podcast celebrating humanity at its best, packed with compassion and heart-forward humans. While I still have many ore episodes to discover, this one, about a kind man called Karim, who built an invisible community with this acts of kindness, really moved me.

Upcycled Footwear and Apparel Concepts

These upcycled footwear and apparel concepts by Designer Nicole McLaughlin made me look.

Renewal

“The story of renewal is about letting the light in and also being willing to sit in the dark.”
– Keith Yamashita

This Question Stopped Me In My Tracks

Who are you without the doing?” What a powerful and humbling question.

Listen to reflections on this in Jocelyn K. Glei’s latest Hurry Slowly Podcast episode.

Illustration by Timo Kuilder

Friday Link Pack (on Saturday)

I had the chance to experience Crush Club live yesterday. Instant new favorite. Impossible to sit still.

– I always love this list put together by the Do Lectures team: 100 Must-Read Books Of 2018

– In this mini-episode of Hurry Slowly, Jocelyn asks this one question: “Who are you without the doing?” I will have to think on this.

– These food puzzles are delightful.

– Loving these prints by Zach Lieberman.

Helpful rules to follow in times of crisis, for leaders managers, or any human really.

This bookstand made me look.

How to Make and Wear Medieval Armor: An In-Depth Primer

The Man Who Turns Back New York City’s Clocks, Hand by Hand

– I just discovered my Sparketype, a discovery tool created by my friend Jonathan Fields. You can do too. It’s free.

These rugs would look good in my bathroom.

Maria Popova wrote a book.

– Intrigued by these Shoe Skunks

– Worth a listen: Debbie Millman in conversation with Pete Souza

Geo Guesser – A Goole Maps Game (via Seth)

Blocked from the ballot – Stories on Voting in America

– A perfect print for a kids room: Animals by Oliver Jeffers. (A lot of these animals are available as Tattly.)

– This monkey tea bag holder made me laugh.

– Fly hummingbird, fly.


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.

Sproutel in Providence is looking for a designer.

Mailchimp in Atlanta is looking for a Director of Marketing Operations.

Herman Miller in Hollan, Michigan is looking to hire a Writer/Editor Intern.

See all of the jobs.

Film Director Bas Berkhout

I am so happy to see my friend Bas Berkhout for once in front of the camera.

I met Bas many moons ago when he filmed a Like Knows Like with me. During a day of filming, I was able to plant the seed that he should leave Holland and move to NYC. He did and joined our creative co-working community. We’ve been fast friends ever since. Love this talented man.

Mudra Bracelet

I have recently been trying to live my life more open heartedly. This Mudra Bracelet which will serve as a wonderful reminder. The mudra is a spiritual hand gesture made by the Buddha. Ordered!

Confetti Magnets

These Confetti Magnets get my two thumbs up.

Misc. Tray

This tray is lovely.

Paper Airplane Database

Fold’N Fly is an impressive paper airplane database. I know what I am doing with my kids tonight!

(via Dense Discovery)

Chrome Music Lab

My son’s head will explode when I show him the Chrome Music Lab. It’s a website that makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments.

(via Dense Discovery)