Color Factory NYC

I can not wait to experience Color Factory NYC, which opens TODAY. From the press sneak peaks I have seen on Instagram it’s an incredibly joyful experience! Giant size ball-pit anyone?

Color Factory is a collaborative interactive exhibit that debuted in San Francisco in August 2017. What was intended as a month-long run unexpectedly flourished as a celebration of color and creativity that lasted for another eight sold-out months.

FYI: You can’t buy tickets at the door, so make sure to buy them ahead of time here. (I Just bought mine! My kids can’t wait!)

Chisos Quilt

This Quilt! Be still my heart!

(via Joanna)

♥ / Coding Skills You Need to Know

A big thank you Codecademy for sponsoring my blog and RSS Feed this week.

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Pleated Eco-Bag

Love these simple, Japanese Pleated Eco-Bags.

Petite Garden by Jess Chen

These tiny flowers by Jess Chen have completely won my heart. And, I am not alone – this latest Tattly launch is flying off the shelves.

Poketo Steps Tee

Love this minimal shapes Tee by Poketo.

Resilience Cards

I could have used these Resilience cards a few years ago. Definitely putting these on my radar to give out as gifts. Love what School of Life keeps putting out.

Know Your Worth

Love yourself. Be clear on how you want to be treated. Know your worth. Always.
– Maryam Hasnaa

Dispatching from Switzerland

Some of you have wondered why postings are light and there was no Friday Link Pack. It’s because I am on vacation! Every summer I take my kids to Switzerland and indulge in fresh air, sausages, hiking and swimming. I am trying to spend as little time as possible on my computer. Thanks for understanding. You can follow my adventures along on Instagram. Make sure to check my stories.

Waving from the Alps!

Adding Value?


(Via)

Tower Notes

These Tower Notes would look good on my desk.

Color-In Greeting Card

These color-in greeting cards are delightful!

(via Rachel)

Work With The World

“Complaining is not a strategy. You have to work with the world as you find it, not as you would have it be.”
– Jeff Bezos

(via)

Does anyone know what book/article this could be from? Found it over on @conscious_counsellor.

Rejection –> Re-Direction

“As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.”
– Steve Maraboli

(via)

Being In Alignment

“You’re unhappy because you’re not in alignment with who you are. Not because of what anyone else is doing.”
– Maryam Hasnaa

Monty Python Ministry of Silly Walks Watch

My friend Ilana gifted me this Monty Python Ministry of Silly Walks Watch yesterday. This is the most delightful and smile inducing accessory I have ever owned.

Friday Link Pack

Happy Weekend Everyone!

– I want to visit this off-the grid, minimal cabin.

The Alternative to Thinking All the Time (via)

– “We now live in a country where it is seen as abnormal, or even criminal, to allow children to be away from direct adult supervision, even for a second.” Motherhood in the Age of Fear

There ain’t no half stepping.

– Adam Grant’s simple trick for actually enjoying your successes (via)

– Artist/designer Ron Hemphill is making a flag a day, for 100 consecutive days. When he is not making flags, he works as Creative Director at a busy start up. Love this!

12 Facts About the Liver

MailChimp made a video game. I love this company so much.

A Definition of Success

– Knowing how painful it can be planning for a tradshow booth, I like the modularity and clean looks of Play Wood.

– The new Wolf Tattly by Victor Melendez is beautiful.

– I aspire to have a living room with such tall ceilings and this much art on the walls one day.

This dog!

The underestimated power of a hand-written ‘thank you’ letter.

– This newsletter archive is full of goodness and inspiration.

– I was interviewed by the Adobe blog folks.

Brooklyn Mom & Pop is a guide to independent, family-run restaurants, bars and stores. Places that do things just as they have for decades. Love this!

– A big thank you Skylar Yoo for sponsoring my blog this week.


Cool jobs to apply for:
Access Ventures in Louisville are looking to hire an Operations, Principal.
Asana is hiring a Product Designer.
California Sunday Magazine is looking to hire a Creative Director and Creative Associate.
We Transfer is looking for a Product Designer in Amsterdam.
Spredfast in Austin is looking to hire a Social Media Coordinator.
Firebelly in Chicago is looking to hire a Project Producer and Design Apprentice.

The Scene is not Desolate

“As long as there is one upright man, as long as there is one compassionate woman, the contagion may spread and the scene is not desolate. Hope is the thing that is left to us, in a bad time.”
E. B. White

Paste and Match Style

To Get a Group to Open Up

“To get the group to be vulnerable, he said, we facilitators needed to share an even more personal story than we expected our clients to. We would set the depth of the group by whatever level we were willing to go to; however much we shared, they would share a little less. We had to become, in effect, participants.”
― Priya Parker

The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters

This Made Me Think:

Skills

Wooden DIY Tattly Hangers

I just squealed seeing these beautiful DIY Wooden Tattly Hangers. Thank you Poppytalk for this fun feature! Here are some more DIY Tattly posts, in case you’re interested.