The Joy of Singing

I have seen James Sills do his choir leading magic multiple times. It’s utterly heart opening. And now I want to start a choir with heart-forward humans in Brooklyn.

Your Heart. Growing.

that feeling. that you can not name.
that. is your heart. growing.
Nayyirah Waheed

Astronaut Light

This Astronaut Light made me laugh.

To Fall in Love, Do This

While I am not convinced these 36 questions lead to love, they sure will make for a deep moment amongst friends. The podcast episode is worth a listen.

Kind World

I just spent the last 2 hours listening to episodes of Kind World. A beautiful podcast celebrating humanity at its best, packed with compassion and heart-forward humans. While I still have many ore episodes to discover, this one, about a kind man called Karim, who built an invisible community with this acts of kindness, really moved me.

♥ / 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 shop based in NewEngland, featuring quality lifestyle objects. Its founders believe that the more everyday an item is, the higher quality it needs to be. With this as their mantra, they evaluate dozens of products each week, and only acquire one or two per month — those that adhere to a stringent set of criteria they call “the ode-worthiness checklist”. The result is a unique, consistent, and finely-curated collection for your home and office.

Get 15% off your order at odetothings.com with offer code SWISSMISS. Good opportunity to add some style to your Thanksgiving.

Upcycled Footwear and Apparel Concepts

These upcycled footwear and apparel concepts by Designer Nicole McLaughlin made me look.

Renewal

“The story of renewal is about letting the light in and also being willing to sit in the dark.”
– Keith Yamashita

This Question Stopped Me In My Tracks

Who are you without the doing?” What a powerful and humbling question.

Listen to reflections on this in Jocelyn K. Glei’s latest Hurry Slowly Podcast episode.

Illustration by Timo Kuilder

Friday Link Pack (on Saturday)

I had the chance to experience Crush Club live yesterday. Instant new favorite. Impossible to sit still.

– I always love this list put together by the Do Lectures team: 100 Must-Read Books Of 2018

– In this mini-episode of Hurry Slowly, Jocelyn asks this one question: “Who are you without the doing?” I will have to think on this.

– These food puzzles are delightful.

– Loving these prints by Zach Lieberman.

Helpful rules to follow in times of crisis, for leaders managers, or any human really.

This bookstand made me look.

How to Make and Wear Medieval Armor: An In-Depth Primer

The Man Who Turns Back New York City’s Clocks, Hand by Hand

– I just discovered my Sparketype, a discovery tool created by my friend Jonathan Fields. You can do too. It’s free.

These rugs would look good in my bathroom.

Maria Popova wrote a book.

– Intrigued by these Shoe Skunks

– Worth a listen: Debbie Millman in conversation with Pete Souza

Geo Guesser – A Goole Maps Game (via Seth)

Blocked from the ballot – Stories on Voting in America

– A perfect print for a kids room: Animals by Oliver Jeffers. (A lot of these animals are available as Tattly.)

– This monkey tea bag holder made me laugh.

– Fly hummingbird, fly.


Cool jobs to apply for: There are over 1,200 jobs listed on the new CreativeMornings job board. Search full time, part time, contract, remote, freelance, internships.

Sproutel in Providence is looking for a designer.

Mailchimp in Atlanta is looking for a Director of Marketing Operations.

Herman Miller in Hollan, Michigan is looking to hire a Writer/Editor Intern.

See all of the jobs.

Film Director Bas Berkhout

I am so happy to see my friend Bas Berkhout for once in front of the camera.

I met Bas many moons ago when he filmed a Like Knows Like with me. During a day of filming, I was able to plant the seed that he should leave Holland and move to NYC. He did and joined our creative co-working community. We’ve been fast friends ever since. Love this talented man.

Mudra Bracelet

I have recently been trying to live my life more open heartedly. This Mudra Bracelet which will serve as a wonderful reminder. The mudra is a spiritual hand gesture made by the Buddha. Ordered!

Confetti Magnets

These Confetti Magnets get my two thumbs up.

Misc. Tray

This tray is lovely.

Paper Airplane Database

Fold’N Fly is an impressive paper airplane database. I know what I am doing with my kids tonight!

(via Dense Discovery)

Chrome Music Lab

My son’s head will explode when I show him the Chrome Music Lab. It’s a website that makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments.

(via Dense Discovery)

A Humanistic Enterprise

“I believe in a humanistic enterprise: business should comply in the noblest manner with all the rules of ethics that man has devised over the centuries. I dream about a form of humanistic modern capitalism with strong ancient roots, where profit is made without harm or offence to anyone, and part of it is set aside for any initiative that can really improve the condition of human life: services, schools, places of worship and cultural heritage.”

Bruno Cucinelli

(via Jason)

Animated Minimalist Mid-Century Book Covers

Even More Covers from Henning M. Lederer on Vimeo.

So much respect for Henning M. Lederer. He masterfully animates minimalist mid-century book covers. If you’re into this, there are more of these videos here.

That Sandwich is Looking At You

These made me giggle.

Molecube Brain Teaser Puzzle


I love this new take on the rubik’s cube. I want to play with it.

Purpose of Capitalism

“The purpose of capitalism is to allow our society to become better. A culture that opens doors for and nurtures the people we care about.

The issues of our time are education, corruption, access, infrastructure, civility and the downstream effects of the work we do.”

Seth Godin

This Is Everything

Nomos Metro Power Reserve Mechanical Watch

This watch stopped me in my tracks. What a beauty.

Meditative Geometric Shapes

These geometric shape doodles by Albert Chammillard made me look.