Eric Liu

Far too many Americans are illiterate in power — what it is, how it operates and why some people have it. As a result, those few who do understand power wield disproportionate influence over everyone else. “We need to make civics sexy again,” says civics educator Eric Liu. “As sexy as it was during the American Revolution or the Civil Rights Movement.”

The Coat Canvas Tote

A simple, beautiful canvas tote.

You’re More Powerful Thank You Think

“If you don’t learn how to practice power, someone else will do it for you—in your name, on your turf, with your voice, and often against your interests.”
– Eric Liu

From his book: You’re More Powerful Thank You Think


You Are Magic

You are magic trinket tray. Lovely.

Too Much For Some People

This quote pretty much sums up my childhood on the Swiss countryside.

You Are Great

Love this embroidery piece by Jojo Giltsoff. She has an Etsy store. And now can’t stop thinking about what custom piece I want.

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Why We Say “OK”

Why we say “OK”: The history of the most widely spokenword in the world

Friday Link Pack

– OMG! Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards!

– I love this new Sea/Dusk print by Christoph Niemann.

Compare iPhone models.

– “Your anger is a sign that somebody has crossed a boundary.

Tim Ferriss and Scott Belsky in conversation.

This auction of Paul Rand work, and belongings, is an absolute joy. (via)

Did you know? “If you start counting from zero your lips won’t touch until you reach 1 million.”

Wealthsimple asked me to talk about money.

– Comedian continues to create witty parodies of bizarre celebrity photos. Made me laugh.

– This throw!

– I like this approach on how to deal with the onslaught of marketing/product solicitations. (I get about 30-50 per week!)

Colorplan is a fun way to play around with color combinations. (via Chris)

Inflatable pug.

– This is one beautiful, wooden step ladder. (Yes, also expensive!)

– These hot water bottles put a smile on my face.

– I love these polka dotted sheets.

– Ever wondered what the world would look like without billboards bus decals, and banners?

When running was for weirdos.

– Today is a Rosemary day for me.

Cool jobs to apply for:

– Better is hiring a Head of Product Design in New York.

– Flatiron School is hiring a Community Marketing Associate in Chicago, Dallas, Denver and more.

– MailChimp is hiring an Android Engineer in Atlanta.

– The Creative Exchange is hiring a part-time Designer/Photographer in Brooklyn (remote friendly).

Asana is hiring a Head of Sales in Sydney, Australia.

There are over 1,000 jobs listed on the new CreativeMornings job board.

Baker Menu

I don’t own a bakery, but I still want the Bakers Menu Lettering System.

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Exquisite Corpse Drawing Game

This is one of my favorite drawing games to do with my 8 year old.

A Mind is Like A Parachute

“A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open.”
– Frank Zappa

(via Bailey)

Listen To Your Heart

I can’t wait until Secret Holiday has this banner back in stock. Definitely a message I wish I would have had hanging in my house a few years ago. And now.

Deficit of Wonder

“We live in an age when you say casually to somebody ‘What’s the story on that?’ and they can run to the computer and tell you within five seconds. That’s fine, but sometimes I’d just as soon continue wondering. We have a deficit of wonder right now.”
– Tom Waits

(via Ingrid Fetell)

Hummingbird Tattly

This new Hummingbird Tattly by Chris Buzelli makes me happy.

The Logo Design Revolution

Beautiful feature on Chermayeff and Geismar who revolutionized logo design.

(via Chris)

CreativeMornings Crew

In a beautiful campaign called #MeetMyCrew JCrew is celebrating the power of the group. Groups that are saving oceans, empowering young men and women, rescuing animals or making space for creativity. The campaign aims to remind us of the simple, optimistic principle that we’re better together. CreativeMornings is one of seven groups featured prominently on their site and in their fall catalog. Mind blown. Can’t believe this actually happened.

Come and attend a CreativeMornings in your city.

Good Things Will Happen Keychain

This keychain by Adam JK made me smile. What a great gift for someone going through a rough life patch. Or someone who just got out of it and needs a reminder that things will work out in the end.

Fundamentals of Team

01 Radical Honesty.
02 Kill The Ego.
03 Clear Purpose.
04 A Safe Place.
05 Never Settle.
06 Follow Through.
07 O Captain. My Captain
08 Change a little. Change a lot.
09 If You Fail, I Fail.
10 Walk + Talk.
11 We Have Enough Of Your Time.
12 Fun.

Read the full Do Lectures post here: Fundamentals of Team

A Decent World

“Either we all live in a decent world, or nobody does.”
― George Orwell

Paul Ferney

Completely in love with Paul Ferney’s paintings.

How To Fill The Glass

“I’m not interested in whether the glass is half empty or half full. I’m interested in figuring out how to fill the glass.”
– Donald Kaberuka, President African Development Bank

(via Larissa)

Stress and Memory