“The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.”
— Henry Miller

Evidence of What You Are

“What you are living is the evidence of what you are thinking and feeling every single time.”
— Abraham Hicks

Enylee Parker

This lamp sculpture by Enylee Parker makes me swoon.

Spoko Meditation Stool

I recently bought this Meditation Stool by Spoko which allows me to meditate on the floor now, and no longer on my couch or on a chair. I am tall and inflexible and I am super uncomfortable sitting on the floor when meditating. This stool is not only comfortable but also beautiful. Super happy about this purchase.

♥ / New Layer Podcast

A big thank you to Tanner of Shape for sponsoring my blog and RSS Feed this week.

Shape’s New Layer podcast is a conversation on everything digital product design, with hosts Tanner Christensen and Jasmine Friedl.

Each week they cover topics around design careers, tools, education, critique, and more. Listeners call New Layer insightful, delightful, and thought-provoking, a “must listen podcast” for product designers.

New Layer is available on all your favorite podcasting apps, listen and subscribe!

Pure Magic

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Pure magic! (Repost @discoverocean)

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The Invisible Dog Season 11

I have been a fan of what Lucien is building with the Invisible Dog since it launched 11 years ago. And for the last 4 years I have had the honor to give my companies a home inside the building that is named after his organization. If you love what Lucien does for the arts, the neighborhood of Boerum Hill and beyond, consider supporting his Kickstarter.

Shizuka Tatsuno Water Carafes

Absolutely stunning: Shizuka Tatsuno Water Carafe.

Consequences Of The Little Choices

“People should think about the consequences of the little choices they make each day. What do you buy? Where did it come from? Where was it made? Did it harm the environment? Did it lead to cruelty to animals? Was it cheap because of child slave labor?”
Jane Godall

More in this article.

Drinking Water from Air

This man is a hero.

Link Pack

– This is a beautiful pot.

– “How do we understand that our 100,000-fold excess of numbers on this planet, plus what we do to feed ourselves, makes us a tumor on the body of the planet? I don’t want the future that involves some end to us, which is a kind of surgery of the planet. That’s not anybody’s wish. How do we revert ourselves to normal while we can? How do we re-enter the world of natural selection, not by punishing each other, but by volunteering to take success as meaning success and survival of the future, not success in stuff now? How do we do that? We don’t have a language for that.” Rethinking Our Vision of Success

– These Relationship Green Flags made me look.

This is fun.

This folding chair!

The Art Biotop Water Garden, designed by Junya Ishigami

Are we living in a simulation? – Zohreh Davoudi

Leave Me Alone let’s you easily unsubscribe from unwanted emails, for a small free. Much better than the services doing it for free and then selling your data.

This Planter System Instantly Transforms Chain Link Fences Into Vertical Gardens

– From the American Museum of Natural History in NYC, an animated timeline of human evolution, from when hominins first show up in the fossil record in Africa some seven million years ago to the appearance of Homo sapiens about 200,000 years ago.

Biodegradable Straws Made Out of Pasta

Where to shop online that isn’t Amazon

– I might have found my Halloween costume. (Thank you Sarah)

– Wow! The folding mechanism of a ladybug’s wing!

– The Link Mirror‘s simplicity and elongated narrow stature gets my two thumbs up.

Everything I learned from (finally) completing The Artist’s Way

The Failure Toy – teaching the F-word to all ages

– I love the new Moon Phases Tattly.

– Are you looking for a new job on a creative company? Check the CreativeMornings Job Board. (You can filter by ‘remote’)

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

The Person Who is Doing It

“The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.”
– Chinese Proverb

Cutting Mat Scarf in Black

Last November I wrote about the witty and beautiful Cutting Mat Scarf. It originally got launched in the cutting mat green, but now they issued a bunch of new colors. I just got my hands on a black version and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

Invisible Jumpers

Photographs of jumpers blending into their surroundings for an inventive 1,000-hour knitting project. Wow!

Moon Phases Tattly

I am loving the new Moon Phases Tattly by Amanda C Marino.

This design reminds me of my childhood in the Swiss Alps where many of our neighbors and friends lived according to the moon cycles. Did you know your laundry gets whiter if you wash it on certain days, your windows don’t get streaks when you clean them, your hair grows fuller, you’ll heal faster after a surgery, your vegetables grow bigger if you pay attention on in which phase of the moon you take care of these things?

Don’t believe me? Read up on it! There are calendars and books that help you understand when to do what based on the phase of the moon. It’s absolutely fascinating!

Be Afraid

“Be afraid of the calmest person in the room.”
— Bruce Lee

♥ / 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.

It is an absolute visual pleasure to visit Ode to Things. Don’t forget to sign up for their mailing list to get 15% off your first order.

Satisfying to Watch

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Gradual Gradient

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Touchy Feely Pillow

This pillow makes me swoon. Here’s a whole bunch on a sofa. FUN!

Teach Them All The Things

“Instead of buying your children all the things you never had, you should teach them all the things you were never taught. Material wears out but knowledge stays.”
— Bruce Lee

Octopus Dreaming

Watch the brilliant color changes of a sleeping octopus.

(Thanks sis!)

Block Cube 3D Wooden Puzzle

This Block Cube 3D Wooden Puzzle looks fun.

Link Pack

– These personalized leather keychains are lovely

– I don’t know much about grow lights, I just know this one’s a pretty one.

– A concrete fruit bowl. Yes.

– I keep coming back to this doorstop. I really want one.

Ensō | Meditation Timer & Bell

The story of a wild 12 months at Gimlet leading up to the Spotify acquisition. As told by Alex Blumberg.

Star Wars x Le Creuset Collection. What an unlikely collaboration. OMG.

It’s decorative gourd seasons, motcher***ers.

– “British researchers found that one smile can generate the same level of brain stimulation as up to 2,000 bars of chocolate.” The hidden power of smiling.

– Unlike other social media platforms, TikTok is totally stripped of information like when a video was uploaded or the date a user opened their account. The app presents an endless stream of algorithmically chosen videos, which you swipe through vertically.

This doormat made me laugh.

– If you’re in your 40s or 50s, you might think it’s too late to start a business. Wrong: It’s actually the perfect time.

– Know anyone who needs some idea mist?

– I am big on squeegee-ing my glass wall in the shower. I dig this small squeegee.

Tattly make a fun addition to Halloween outfits. Check out these spooky designs.

– CreativeMornings has a job board. I just hired a kind, creative human that found my listing thought it last week. It works! :)

– Thank you Dropmark for sponsoring my blog this week.

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