♥ / noissue

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

noissue.co is the answer to custom branded, sustainable tissue and stickers for small to medium sized businesses.

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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.

Refine Packaging makes it simple for businesses to design and order custom boxes and affordable packaging online.

As one of America’s leading wholesale box manufacturers, Refine Packaging has produced custom packaging for T-Mobile, Old Spice, and numerous small businesses nationwide. With 100% free shipping and design support, you can get high quality retail boxes, custom mailer boxes, affordable cosmetic packaging and more for any product you need.

Learn more about how customized packaging can boost your sales on Refine Packaging’s custom boxes blog!

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.

Books

I am feeling this print by Carlos ARL.

Link



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Line and Form No.2

This is a beautiful, minimal print.

Deep Listening

Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh says listening can help end the suffering of an individual. Watch as he explains how to practice compassionate listening.

People Who Are Good For You

“When you connect with people who are good for you, you feel it.This is a big deal. Don’t forget to acknowledge how great it is to be around someone who lights you up. Tell them, even if you feel a little weird. Your people love your weirdness.”

From here.

Friday Link Pack

(via Emerline)

– If young people voted at a higher rate, our government would look a lot different.

– Is there something you do every day that builds an asset for you?

– Wow. A fingerprint sensor lock.

This throw is a beauty.

– “The Japanese have a word for the act of acquiring books and letting them pile up unread. Tsundoku—a play on the words tsunde (“to stack things”), oku (“to leave for a while”) and doku (“to read”)—is recognizable to book hoarders worldwide.”

– “You might not be a big fan of politics, but you can still participate. All you need to do is vote for people you believe will work on these issues, and if they don’t work the way they should, then it is your responsibility to call them, organize a town hall and demand that they show up — hold them accountable. It’s their job to make our world better.” A Young Activist’s Advice: Vote, Shave Your Head and Cry Whenever You Need To

– Meet the 2018 MacArthur Fellows, 25 exceptionally creative people who inspire us all.

This daybed!

– Oh, these Zucchini Pork Dumplings look delicious!

– Super grateful for this generous feature in Inc Magazine on 100 Female Founders.

Burning Man 2018 in 3 Minutes.

Bring your Human to work seems like a book after my own heart. Ordered.

Camp Grounded looks like something I’d enjoy.

– Gah! This carpet!

– I like this long leather keychain.

– This made me chuckle: Photos of dogs with human-like expression

Dear Jeff Bezos, what are you going to do with all that money?

– I love this design detail: Stairs with hidden storage and a powder room.

– Big thanks to the wonderful folks at Ode to Things for sponsoring my blog this week. Their online store is full of beautiful products. A visual feast.


Cool jobs to apply for:

Nicework in Johannesburg is looking to hire a Head of Digital, a Senior Graphic Designer and a Designer.

Scoppechio in Louisville is looking to hire an Animator/Designer, Copywriter, Art Director, Video Producer and UX/UI Lead.

– The fine folks at Lucid are looking to hire a Project Manager and a Frontend Developer/Designer here in NYC.

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

“Everything is Waiting for You”

“Your great mistake is to act the drama
as if you were alone. As if life
were a progressive and cunning crime
with no witness to the tiny hidden
transgressions. To feel abandoned is to deny
the intimacy of your surroundings. Surely,
even you, at times, have felt the grand array;
the swelling presence, and the chorus, crowding
out your solo voice. You must note
the way the soap dish enables you,
or the window latch grants you freedom.
Alertness is the hidden discipline of familiarity.
The stairs are your mentor of things
to come, the doors have always been there
to frighten you and invite you,
and the tiny speaker in the phone
is your dream-ladder to divinity.

Put down the weight of your aloneness and ease into the
conversation. The kettle is singing
even as it pours you a drink, the cooking pots
have left their arrogant aloofness and
seen the good in you at last. All the birds
and creatures of the world are unutterably
themselves. Everything is waiting for you.”

– David Whyte

(via Bailey)

♥ / Ode to Things

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

Ode to Things is a tribute to and celebration of quality lifestyle objects. The creators of this New-England based shop 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.

It is an absolute visual pleasure to visit Ode to Things. See for yourself.

Lucky Eye Bracelet

I just discovered this Lucky Eye Bracelet a new gift site called Ya Cheri. So many beautiful objects!

Tea Towels

These are some beautiful tea towels. Wishlisted!