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Daisy the Great – “I’m Fine”

– Excited to be featured in Creative Spaces, a new book by my friends at Poketo. The book explores the lives, homes and studios of 20+ creative entrepreneurs, authors, musicians, chefs, artists and designers through a tour of their creative interiors.

– This minimal scent diffuser by Skandinavisk is beautiful!

– This article! ‘I Hate Dating Apps So Much!

– Gah! A collection of stunning, modern resort houses in Poland.

Athleisure, barre and kale: the tyranny of the ideal woman

– “Aristotle talks of our passions as being like a horse which has a life of its own. We are riders who have to take into account the life if the horse on order to guide it where we want it to go. We are not called to suppress our passions or compulsions, nor to confront them head on, nor to be governed by them, but to orientate them in the direction we want to go.” Jean Vanier, Becoming Human

10 simple steps to enjoy daily life. YES! (via)

The Technology of Kindness

– My thinking partner and teacher Robin Rice is starting a new program on September 9th that I would totally sign up for if I wasn’t already engaged in her Rainmaker program. She is wonderful, helping me navigate all of life’s challenges and most of all, teaches me to trust my own judgement and intuition so I can handle any storm on my own, once our engagement is over. (Robin’s Earlybird special ended on August 15th, but mention Swissmiss when you apply and she’ll honor it through September 1st. It’s a whopping $1,000 discount.)

A Beagle shaped house. Of course.

– Do you have a personal ritual? (Yes, sitting on the couch with my coffee, every morning, checking in with myself, then meditating.)

The unconventional, new-age ways people are getting buried. WTF! Scattering ashes at Disney World? What?! (via)

Leadership: You can’t make people change. But you can create an environment where they choose to.

Barack Obama’s Summer 2019 Reading List

This book! OMG!

– Have you ever wondered what Peppa Pig looks like from the front?

A Google Doc with lots of gems if you’re in a first-time sales role (or have to do sales as a startup founder)

– A CreativeGuild company profile allows you to post unlimited jobs on the global CreativeMornings job board.

Bumble bee Tattly.

– A big thank you to Parsons at Open Campus for sponsoring my blog this week.

Moon Puzzle

Completely in love with this Moon Puzzle.

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Take Good Care Oracle Deck

I found this Take good Care Deck at my local coffee shop. It’s sits on my desk and every morning I pull a card to set the tone for the day. Today’s card was “the path is not linear”. Love this so much. Definitely a new favorite to gift to friends. Get yours here.

Kathryn Engberg

Beautiful new mini documentary by Bas Berkhout on the incredibly talented, young painter Kathryn Engberg.

(Bas did one on me, many moons ago. Amazing to look back and see how much I have grown.)

Butter for President

This T-Shirt made laugh. (Also, I own a framed oil-painting of a stick of butter. Seriously.)

A 3-Course Meal In A Coffee Maker

My 13 year old has a real love for all things Tasty. I understand why. This video in which a chef was challenged to cook a 3-course meal in a coffee maker is incredible.

10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki

10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki: An exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the genius of Japan’s foremost living film director, Hayao Miyazaki. Miyazaki allowed a single documentary filmmaker to shadow him at work, as he dreamed up characters and plot lines for what would become his 2008 blockbuster, “Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea.”

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This talk moved me.

– This rocking chair knits as you move back and forth.

This is a beautiful Twitter thread on leadership and lifting up the next generation.

The Legacy of Toni Morrison, by Roxane Gay

Carrd: Simple, free, fully responsive one-page sites for pretty much anything.

– I am completely fascinated by this: People retrofit their vintage cars with Tesla motors.

– I want to go here. Please.

– Ears form a heart when you put them side by side. Also the word EAR is in heart. Love this.

PolyGlu is a coagulant made from fermented soybeans to purify water. It’s safe and eco-friendly and just a gram can treat up to 5 liters of polluted water.

– I discovered these Turkish Towels at my local Brooklyn farmer’s market a few months ago, bought a few and am completely in love.

– Over 200 free icebreaker questions you can use to start any team meeting or gathering

– “But the most radical act we can commit is to be well!” The Black Art of Escape, by Casey Gerald.

Nomad List – Best Cities to live and work remotely

– Are you a Miyazaki obsessive? If so, you’ll enjoy this series covering 10 years of his life. (via)

– As a single founder, this moved me: Best friends for 30 years, business partners for 15. Mills and Sinx, Co-founders of ustwo, are a testament to the strength of friendship.

– I like this birds-eye-view photograph of skiers.

22 percent of millennials say they have “no friends”

– Love this question: What are you secretly good at?

– Ah yes, please, DIY Tiny Doors. Made me smile.

This made me laugh.

Embroidery gone tattoo.

– Do you listen to On Being with Krista Tippett? Her team is hiring a Managing Editor. (The CreativeMornings Job Board is global and currently features over 5,600 jobs, ranging from full-time, part-time, remote, contract to internship)

– A big thank you to noissue for sponsoring my blog and RSS Feed this week.

Watercolor Flowers by Helen Dealtry

I love love love this Blue Floral Watercolor Tattly Set by Helen Dealtry.

“Are People Doing The Best They Can?”

There are some real gems in this conversation between Russell Brand & Brené Brown.

This really got me thinking. Are people doing the best they can? I want to believe they do.

Pills Exploding and Dissolving

This time-lapse video by Ben Ouaniche quite beautifully shows how pills quickly disintegrate in water as they bubble, ooze, expand, and disappear.

(via Colossal)

Umbrella Hat

How are Umbrella Hats a thing? Is it weird that I want one? Who am I? Haaaaalp!

(It gets even weirder. Check this one out!)

Custom-Made Felt Cat Hats

Japanese couple Ryo and Hiromo Yamazaki create custom-made hats for their three cats out of the animals’ own shedded fur. I find this quite amusing.


Yes! Yes! Yes! Hyperlocal is where its at.

Money Positivity

This illustration by Hallie Bateman definitely speaks to me as I have been (and still am) working through my complicated relationship with money.

I have learned to realize that money is neutral. It’s energy that allows me to do more of what I want to do in the world.

I enjoyed Magic Money, by Holly Alexander on this topic. Is this something you relate to? Anything you have come across that has help you understand and improve your relationship to money?

Talk About Your Joy

“Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. Break the habit. Talk about your joys.”

I don’t remember where I saw this, but it really struck a nerve.

Baggu Leather Crossbody Bag

A few weeks before my trip to Switzerland I purchased this simple leather crossbody bag by BAGGU. It’s been the perfect travel companion for wallet, keys, phone, passports… It’s become a daily staple and favorite.

(I just ordered it in another color. Consider me a fan! Also, fun fact, BAGGU is a female owned and run business!)

Human Furniture

Human Furniture by David Blazquez. Definitely made me look.

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Hanging Planters

I have developed a bit of a plant obsession over the past few years. The only way seems to be up, to add more. Have you gone hanging planters yet?

Root, Nurture, Grow

I spent most of yesterday reading this book, The Essential Guide to Propagating Houseplants by Caro Langton. And now all I want to do is make plant babies! How was your Sunday?

Green Book

On my flight back to NYC on Saturday I got to watch The Green Book. What an incredibly moving and thought provoking movie.

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Today is our last day in Switzerland. For the last two weeks my kids and I have been enjoying all things Swiss, like these old-school light-switches. They feel heavy to the touch and make a beautiful sound when using. Should I ever build a house, I want to install these!

– Food for thought: How to be more productive by working less.

Ethiopia plants 350m trees in a day to help tackle climate crisis

How to make friends as an adult.

The Happiest Design Ethics Article You Will Ever Read

– What MVP really means.

Lizzo’s Tiny Desk Concert is something else. What a force.

– Really looking forward to speaking at DesignThinkers in Toronto this October.

Ways to never overwater your plants.

Know who you are, what you care about, and the difference you’re trying to make in the world.

– Long thought to be a glitch of memory, researchers are coming to realize that the ability to forget is crucial to how the brain works. The forgotten part of memory.

– Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song Reduces Anxiety by Up to 65 Percent (via Chris)

This is what happens when you put cotton candy in water.

This is delightful.

CreativeMornings has a job board!

– The newly introduced Tattly Embroidery Tattoo line designed by Tessa Perlow is proving to be a huge success! This makes me happy!

– Thank you to Parsons at Open Campus for sponsoring my blog this week.