Pride Google Spreadsheet

Well done Google: When you type PRIDE across Google Sheet columns it does this!

Waves of Deadwood

These massive waves of deadwood by Jörg Gläscher have won my heart.

Japanes Playgrounds

These Japanes playgrounds are something else! What’s with the volcanos!? Wow!

(via Present & Correct)

Who Are You, Charlie Brown?

Who Are You, Charlie Brown? is a forthcoming feature-length documentary about the Peanuts comic strip and its creator, Charles Schulz.

Ceramic Berry Bowl Colander

These Ceramic Berry Bowl Colanders will make your cut fruit happy. Don’t we all want happy fruit?

Yellow Leaf Hammocks

In case you’re on the lookout for a hammock, look no further: Yellow Leaf Hammocks! I own two of this exact style and I leave them outside all summer. Through rain and all, they stay perfectly nice. I don’t even understand how that is possible. They are stylish AND comfortable.

Role Models

“Don’t work for people you don’t want to become.”
– Shane A. Parrish

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Not new, but always good to listen to it again. Thanks Chris.

– I can’t get over this picture. I can never look at grass the same way again. So much happy!

8 ways to make your own fertilizer

– My remarkable friend Libby DeLana wrote a book about her practice of walking. In 2011 she stepped outside her New England home for a walk. She did the same thing the next day, and the next. It became a daily habit that has culminated in her walking over 25,000 miles – the equivalent of the earth’s circumference.

– ‘Humanity is a quality we owe to each other.’ In other words: in a world of absolute individualism – which our system in the West arguably steers us toward – a sense of shared humanity is hard to come by.

Eunoia – Words That Don’t Translate (via)

10 powerful lessons from the best commencement speeches of all time.

The Age of reopening anxiety, by Anna Russell

– Whaaaat! An alphabet found on the wing patterns of butterflies. YES

– NPR put together a guide with common terms about gender identity, how to talk about gender respectfully — and why it matters.

What people think Pride is.

– A little alcohol can boost creativity and strengthen social ties, Katie Julian writes. But there’s nothing moderate, or convivial, about the way many Americans drink today. America Has a Drinking Problem

Juggling from above.

– This made me laugh: What legos do when we aren’t looking

A lamp made out disposable wooden chopsticks.

A book illustrates what sounds could look like. (via)

– Listen: Arlo Parks Tiny Desk

This site teaches you the ABC in American Sign Language with machine learning. So fun! (via Chris.

– It’s Pride month. Wear a rainbow.

– A big thank you to Fontwerk for sponsoring my blog this week. West is beautiful!

I went to the Woods

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived?”
Henry David Thoreau

Give Yourself Permission To Be Creative

Agatha Yu

Agatha Yu makes the most poetic GIFs.

Yoann Bourgeois

I am in awe of Yoann Bourgeois’s ability to create magic through dance.

Happy

“Make sure you know what makes you happy, and don’t forget it.”
― Derek Sivers

From his book Anything You Want

♥ / West by Fontwerk

A big thank you to Fontwerk for sponsoring my blog this week.

The brand new typeface by Daniel Perraudin is a compelling mix of conciseness and pragmatism. West follows in the geometric sans serif tradition, yet it achieves independence and its own distinct character. West has a simple yet sophisticated formula: visually similar forms do not repeat.

Bold, distinct and original — it’s perfect for branding, wayfinding and editorial projects.

Download free trial fonts on fontwerk.com (includes variable fonts).

Love Cures People

“Love cures people – both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.”
– Karl A. Menninger

Hoptea

My decision to stop drinking a few months has made me put my feelers out for exciting, tasty non-alcoholic beverages. There’s a lot on the market but unfortunately many of the drinks are super high in sugar. But then I discovered Hoplark’s Hoptea, a super tasty, refreshing, frizzy ice tea. Non-alcoholic. No sugar. No calories. Just tea. I am in love and won’t stop gushing about them. Hopefully I can convince my local deli and grocery stores to carry them, but until then, I order online.

Modern Wall Clock

This modern wall clock has won my heart.

Ben Zank

Totally smitten by Ben Zank’s peculiar aesthetic.

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A love story that beckons you to dive deeper… Filmed, Written and Directed By Josiah Gordon

The hybrid workplace probably won’t last, by Jon Levy

As if I couldn’t love Patagonia any more. I love a company with a strong moral compass.

– Come to me, you beautiful glass storage canisters.

– I dig this storage providing IKEA window seat hack.

– “What seems like a dark time is in reality the womb space between the old and the new.
The collective is in a birthing canal. The energies are working for us not against us.” – Alisha Berry

This made me smile.

This Polaroid photo printer is way expensive but my teenage daughter would LOVE it.

– I grew up in Switzerland and I am flabbergasted every time I think about the fact that Swiss women only got the right to vote in 1971. The Divine Order tells the story.

– This card made me chuckle: I like you, so now what?

– Priya Parker created a guide outlining The New Rules for Gathering . You can download it for free.

– Need to translate some text to get a sense what it’s about? Try Deepl.

– Love these strip-ey mini vases.

– Yes to big chunky mugs.

– Come work with me at CreativeMornings. We are hiring a Partnerships Manager.

Tattly is currently running a summer sale and also working on a very exciting new product line. I can not wait to tell you about it…

– Happy my blog birthday to you! Hard to believe but this blog turned 16 this week. Thank you for visiting my little corner of the internet. I love taking care of this garden for you!

Where you Stumble

Thank you for sharing this beautiful quote with us, James Victore.

Close Friendships

This article on how many close friendships one can maintain just made me block out time on my calendar today to map out my friends. What an excellent and thought provoking read.

These two facts made me perk up:

“Falling in love will cost you two friendships.” and “It takes about 200 hours of investment in the space of a few months to move a stranger into being a good friend.”

(via my friend Casper who shares the best stuff on Twitter)

In this beautiful CreativeMornings/Ottawa talk singer-songwriter Kellylee Evans talks about the importance of exercising courage in everyday life.

The Zodiac Man

I am wildly fascinated by this graphic, found in an article called The Zodiac Man.

Image credits: A woodcut recreation of an image by A. G. de Brocar, 1495, in Johannes de Ketham’s Libro de medicina (1517).

John Gall Art

I have fallen madly in love with Jon Gall’s collages. You can see more here.