2018 Internet Trends Report

Here’s a first look at the most highly anticipated slide deck in Silicon Valley: Mary Meeker’s 2018 internet trends report: All the slides, plus analysis

Rediscovering My Daughter Through Instagram

“Social media has been blamed for ruining our democracy, shortening our children’s attention spans and undermining the fabric of society. But through it, I was able to be with Paulina out in the world again, to see what she sees, to virtually stand beside her and witness the people and places she moves through, in nearly real time. Not in a parent-policing role, but in a wonderful-world sort of way.”

Rediscovering My Daughter Through Instagram, by Helene Stapinski

Recreate and Repeat

“Document the moments you feel most in love with yourself – what you’re wearing, who you’re around, what you’re doing. Recreate and repeat.
Warsawn Shire

The Planet Does Not Need…

“The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. And these qualities have little to do with success as we have defined it.”
David W. Orr

I love her!

I don’t know who she is, but I dig her.

Ibizan Style Country Home

I’d be totally ok staying at this house. No problem.

Leading From The Heart

“Without self-awareness and the ability to manage our emotions, we often unknowingly lead from hurt, not heart. Not only is this a huge energy suck for us and the people around us, it creates distrust, disengagement, and an eggshell culture.”
— Brené Brown

Leading from Hurt Versus Leading from Heart

Giant Paper Snowflake

Ah, yes, I want to make one of these giant paper snowflakes.


Takes Time

“To see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.”
Georgia O’Keeffe


“Leaders bring the weather.”

Heard in this podcast interview on leadership in the new age with Bob Anderson.

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Friday Link Pack

– If you’re constantly needing to access your brand assets (such as logo, colours, fonts, etc.) Brandy allows you to put them in a dedicated little space in your menu bar and keep them in sync with your whole team. (via)

– Put some greenery on your walls.

– I would gladly hang this eraser bauble on my Christmas tree.

– Society6 launched Acrylic Trays and Boxes

Insider Secrets from Restaurant Kitchens (That You Can Use at Home)

Bentostack organizes all of your Apple Accessories.

– Love this full moon sticker for your laptop

This inflatable sculpture only inflates when two people touch the sensors one other side and hold hands. Love this.

Can I pet your dog shirt. My daughter needs this!

Cheerful Despair.

The 100 Must-Read Books of 2018

– David Attenborough: It’s time we humans came to our senses

– These boobie planters made me giggle.

This lake house! Gasp!

How rubber bands are made.

– This is a cozy looking reading nook.

– Love how these Kyoto fire sprinklers are camouflaged in huts.

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

2018 Tattly Gift Guide

Cool jobs to apply for: There are over 1,000 jobs listed on the new CreativeMornings job board. Search full time, part time, contract, remote, freelance, internships.

– The Cooper Hewitt in New York is looking to hire a Director of Communications and Marketing.

Bluebeam in Pasadena is hiring a Sr. Video Producer

Blue State Digital in Oakland is hiring a designer.

See all of the jobs or post your own.

Classic Square Alarm Clock

In order to not grab the phone first thing in the morning and getting sucked into the social media channels, it would make sense to leave the phone outside the bedroom. So, what alarm clock to get? This classic square one designed by Dieter Rams is a strong contender.

Choir! Sings Never Gonna Give You Up

My love for Choir! Choir! Choir! runs so deep! This one with Rick Astley made my heart burst. The founders of this heart-opening organization are definitely on my list of people I would love to have coffee with one day. There is so much JOY oozing out of this video!

Repeating Mistakes

“Sometimes we go back and repeat an old mistake just so that we can remember why we moved forward.”
– Yung Pueblo


I have developed a slight Pilea obsession. (You can order one over at The Sill.)

Mushroom Bloom Time-lapse

This time-lapse made me giggle!

Power of Love

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.”
— Jimi Hendrix

Talking About A Revolution

Emotional First Aid Kit

Continuously impressed with The School of Life. Their latest product made me chuckle and go “I NEED THAT”: The Emotional First Aid Kit is a box of wise emergency advice for 20 key psychological situations, including: Friendship, Love, Sex, Work and Self.


“Be around the energy that pushes you forward.”
Do Lectures

I Feel Great

Current sentiment brought to you by Adam J. Kurtz: I Feel Great, also available as a Tattly, but only for a few more weeks.


“You can always tell when someone wants something from you. Their energy has a ‘pulling’ quality.”
Phil Good