The Muse Portable Lamp

How ridiculously beautiful is this portable, rechargeable, old-school looking lamp? (I mentioned it in last week’s Friday Link Pack but love it so much I have to post it with a photo! Wishlisted!)

Critique vs Create

“It is far easier to critique than to create”
– Laurence Endersen

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Iceland Travel Tips?

Do you happen to have any Iceland travel tips? Care to share? Thank uuuuuu!

Link Pack

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– My friend Gareth launched a beautifully minimal app that tracks how you feel. Love it.

– I gasped multiple times while listening to this interview with Sherri Mitchell in the latest Hurry Slowly Podcast episode on Showing Up in Fullness.

– A little bit of hope: Scientists Discover Method to Break Down Plastic in Days, Not Centuries

– This is wonderful: Royal frogs, masquerading lemurs, and florals with human faces are just some of the eccentric characters in acclaimed illustrator Bill Mayer’s gouache paintings.

– Now that I own a dog raincoats are on my radar. This is a cool one.

– My kids just told me about Photomath and I am stunned.

– A teenage treasure hunter pulled a safe containing thousands of dollars out of a river and returned the money to its rightful owner. Heart full.

– I love this old-school-looking lightbulb lantern.

– Delightful: Mushrooms, flowers, and fish are just some of the things you’ll find on Aynsley of Knotted Neon’s head.

– These stainless steel side tables are fascinating.

– Photographer captures dogs’ faces as they catch treats mid-air, and it’s sheer, hilarious joy

– Yep, my inner 15 year old wants one of these.

– A new study published in Evolutionary Psychology found that being humorous is the most effective way to flirt for both men and women.

– There are currently over 2,000 jobs listed on the CreativeMornings job board. 625 of them are remote friendly. (My wonderful friend Amit Gupta over at Sudowrite is hiring engineers.)

– Want to pretend you got a sleeve tattoo? Team Tattly got you as they launched their biggest tattoo yet: Say hello to the brand new Tattly Sleve Kits: One by Helen Dealtry and one by Jess Chen.

Where Am I? [ Conscious Leadership ]

A question I ask multiple times a day at this point: Where am I? Above the line (open, curious, committed to learning) or below the line (committed to being right, defensive, closed)? Such a helpful tool. If you want to hear more, listen to this podcast I posted about last week.

The video above is from Concious Leadership Group.

(Thank you Noah)

Rumpl x Poketo Blanket

Rumpl and Poketo had a baby. I like it.

A Confession and a Struggle

“I’m a writer, and everything I write is both a confession and a struggle to understand things about myself and this world in which I live. This is what everyone’s work should be…whether you dance or paint or sing. It is a confession, a baring of your soul, your faults, those things you simply cannot or will not understand or accept. You stumble forward, confused, and you share. If you’re lucky, you learn something.”
Arthur Miller

Renzo Flat File Cabinet


Hey there, beauty.

Origami Paddler

How fun is this fold-up Kayak? Want!

Houndsy Kibble Dispenser

This Dog Kibble Dispenser has me mesmerized. (I am currently using this for my dog food.)

No Feeling is Final

“Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final.”
– Rainer Maria Rilke

Screwdriver Ring

Simone Giertz, who is known for her absurd machines like this one, started an online store with fun products. I love the Screwdriver ring.

Leading Above The Line

This episode of the Farnham Project Podcast is pure gold. Listen to Jim Dethmer, founding partner at the Conscious Leadership Group and the co-author of the insightful book, The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership, spew an impressive amount of wisdom. It’s so dense I had to listen to it twice, the second time with a pen and paper to take notes. Wow. Here’s to leading and parenting above the line.

The Secret of Genius

“The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.”
– Aldous Huxley

103 Bits of Advice by Kevin Kelly

Kevin Kelly turned 70 last week and he gave us a gift: For the past few years, he’s jotted down bits of unsolicited advice each year and shared it with us. Some of my favorites are:

– Dont ever work for someone you dont want to become.

– Your growth as a conscious being is measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations you are willing to have.

– Courtesy costs nothing. Lower the toilet seat after use. Let the people in the elevator exit before you enter. Return shopping carts to their designated areas. When you borrow something, return it better shape (filled up, cleaned) than when you got it.

This one made me laugh:

– To keep young kids behaving on a car road trip, have a bag of their favorite candy and throw a piece out the window each time they misbehave.

Read them all.

The Wonder of Life

Atoms with Consciousness: Yo-Yo Ma Performs Richard Feynman’s Ode to the Wonder of Life.

Don’t Get Impatient

“This is one more piece of advice I have for you: don’t get impatient. Even if things are so tangled up you can’t do anything, don’t get desperate or blow a fuse and start yanking on one particular thread before it’s ready to come undone. You have to realize it’s going to be a long process and that you’ll work on things slowly, one at a time.”
– Haruki Murakami

Third Man Records Spinnerette Turntable

Loving the bold color and retro design of this turntable.

Trash Embroidery

Trash embroidery by Swedish artist William WK. Lovely.

Brené Brown Wisdom

David Ellingsen is a Canadian artist making photographs that speak to the relationship between humans and the natural world.

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Automatic Boot-Cleaning Machine

Can it be? Have I fallen in love with an Automatic Boot-Cleaning Machine. Go Boot Boy!

Don’t Ask Where I’m From, Ask Where I’m a Local

As someone who has lived in NYC for 23 years, I feel this.

Do It Again

“Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, “Do it again”; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, “Do it again” to the sun; and every evening, “Do it again” to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we.”
― G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

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