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Marie Kondo Your Twitter Feed

This site allows you to go Marie Kondo on the accounts you follow on Twitter. It guides you through them, one by one, and asks you; is what they are sharing sparking joy? Insightful exercise. (And, of course, I kept following Liz Danzico)

Little Chocolate Bar Puzzle

I absolutely love this chocolate bar puzzle.

Stillness Within You

“Awaken the stillness within you.”
— Asad Meah

Expression Mobile

This mobile is pretty fun.

Friday Link Pack

NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts are a delight.

– Loving this minimalist card case

Alphaputt is fun!

A tree hotel? Booking my flight to Sweden asap.

– Such deep admiration for how Ben Chestnut has built and runs Mailchimp: “In the early days, he recalled, he’d eagerly relate company news to his wife when she got off her shift as a nurse: “I’d say ‘We got two new customers today! Two!’

– My favorite neighborhood bookstore, Books are Magic, featured on Lifehacker.

A guide to digital parenting. Thank you, Cool Mom Tech!

– These wooden birds are all kind of magical.

– Not sure what you call this, but I like it.

– Really loving Alia Bright’s Typographic paper art.

– I just spent way too much time on this.

– This banana flask made me giggle.

– This rainbow rug makes me happy.

– I want this nook in my home.

The U-curve of happiness: Why old age is a time of psychological bliss

– I am in love with these modern prism-shaped treehouses. Just a concept for now.

– If you like graphic, colorful towels, you’ll like these.

– I would love to own this sculpture.

– David Beckham is a polite, calm human: The David Beckham Statue Prank

– Stunning collages by Frank Moth

iPhone charging tips.

– Some of these hotel fails made me laugh.

– I can’t take my eyes off these paper cut illustrations.

– You love dogs? Then you’ll dig this Tattly Dog Days Sheet designed by Rifle Paper Co.

– There’s a plethora of cool jobs (full-time, part-time, remote, freelance) currently listed on the CreativeMornings job board. (Signing up for a company profile gets you *unlimited* job postings, and quite possibly more clients/gigs.)

Attachments

This.

USE-LESS

Feeling this poster.

Hot to Ditch my Phone

My name is Tina, and I have a phone problem.

One of my big goals for 2019 is to change my phone habits. I am an addict.

To help this problem, I am considering buying an Apple Watch, so that I can leave my phone behind, can still receive phone calls and texts from my kids and close family, but can’t get sucked into any apps. I have asked on Instagram story today if anyone had success with that method, and looks like a lot of folks did. (I know, it seems counter intuitive to solve a technology addiction problem with more technology.)

Do you have a healthy relationship with your phone? Do you have any advice?

One of my followers shared this helpful article on the topic: Do Not Disturb: How I Ditched My Phone and Unbroke My Brain

Life

“Life is a long lesson in humility.”
— James M. Barrie

Workism

“What is workism? It is the belief that work is not only necessary to economic production, but also the centerpiece of one’s identity and life’s purpose; and the belief that any policy to promote human welfare must always encourage more work.”

Workism is making Americans miserable, by Derek Thompson

(via Hurry Slowly)

A Month of Type

This is mesmerizing.

The Universe Surrenders

“To the mind that is still,
the whole universe surrenders.”
— Lao Tzu

Plant Sticks

Design-y looking plant sticks! Staking your plants just got way more stylish!

You Can’t Stop The Waves

“You can’t stop the waves,
but you can learn to surf.”
— John Kabat-Zinn

The Physics of Surfing

The Physics of Surfing!

Good Things Happen Tote Bag

Good Things Happen Tote Bag by Adam J. K.

Soothing Stacks of Paperback Books

Soothing collection of paperback books by Mary Ellen Bartley.

Big & Tall Basket by Doug Johnston

This Big and Tall Basket by Doug Johnston is a beauty.

Friday Link Pack

A huge congrats to my dear friend Debbie Millman for being a 2019 AIGA Gold Medalist for her extraordinary contributions to design. Enjoy this timeless talk from 2011.

– Maggie Doyne’s Blink Now organization now sells goods which are crafted by the Kopila Valley Women’s Cooperative. I love this so much!

Rules for being human

Weekends looks like a wonderful animation.

How to Tell Your Story

Nothing really mattress

Stay home, it’s too peopley outside

– Remember some of these beautiful posters by Herbert Leupin from growing up in Switzerland

– Wait what? This is how you eat a pineapple?

– Thats a pretty incense holder

– I like this laundry canvas truck

A minmal backpack. I like.

– 20 questions with… Oliver Jeffers

Focus on your team/company output first and your personal productivity second.

Legal advice for startups by Johnathan Rees

The promising young studio Hawraf is shutting down. The four partners decided to go out by publishing comprehensive documents about how they ran their business.

– “The path to become unmistakable is the willingness to be wrong, to be criticized and most of all, to matter. And if you’re willing to do something that matters, you are likely to be in the minority – and it probably means you’re doing something that’s unmistakable.” — Seth Godin

I Love NYC!

– Thrilled about Tattly’s latest collaboration with the wonderful Loveis Wise.

– “The nicest people always come through the CreativeMornings Job Board.” Yep!

Stop Apologizing

This resonates.

Work by Eiko Ojala

In love with Eiko Ojala’s beautiful cut paper illustrations.

OuiSi: The Photo Connection Game

As someone who is highly visual, I am excited to play this game.

Joy

“What if joy is my only metric for success?”
– Sarah Jones