Brian Eno on Taking Breaks

“One of the reasons I have to take distinct breaks when I work is to allow the momentum of a particular direction to run down, so that another one can establish itself.”
– Brian Eno

(Via Jocelyn)

Gradient Glass

These beautiful glasses are made for drinking but destined for display. Well done Lateral Objects.

It’s Ok To Feel Things

I think this needs to hang above my desk at Friends Work Here.

Rechargeable Tape Light

I don’t know what I would use it for but I want it: Rechargeable Tape Light.

She Is On her Way

“The system will collapse if we refuse to buy what they are selling…their ideas, their version of history, their wars…their notion of inevitability. Remember this: We may be many and they be few… Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.”
Arundhati Roy

How to Find a Wonderful Idea

How does OK Go come up with their unique ideas for their music videos?

(via Tobias Günther in Dense Discovery)

Staying soft vs Tightening

“Tightness erodes clarity. Tightness reduces expansion. Tightness broadens fear, scarcity, and the feeling of being powerless. Tightness keeps me wound in my own Small Self, forgetting entirely about everything that exists beyond the tightness. Tightness looks like turning away from reality. It looks like worst-case-scenario, all-or-nothing thinking. It looks like ‘What if this doesn’t go the way I want it to?’ and ‘I don’t think I can handle this’ — like worry embodied. It looks like self-doubt and rumination, catastrophizing and smallness. It looks like forgetting about my body and only listening to my brain.”
Stay Soft, Lisa Oliver

(via Jocelyn)

Featured on Time Sensitive Podcast

I am feeling honored and a bit nervous sharing this interview of yours truly featured on the remarkably thoughtful Time Sensitive Podcast, a labor of love by Spencer Bailey and Andrew Zuckerman. (I originally met Andrew because he has been reading my blog for years.) They are two deeply thoughtful and smart humans nurturing deep conversations. Grateful to have been invited and been allowed to share where my heart and I are at in this moment in time in 2022. You can listen to and also read the interview here.

The Minimalist’s Wall Calendar


Big fan of the minimal wall calendar by IOTA.

My Favorite Design-y Wool Scarves

I am so excited colder temperatures are back and with that my See Design Wool Scarves! Love this small, woman owned business.

I am also big fan of their toiletry pouches. Favorite go to gift for my lady friends.

A Performative Solo

“Social media forms are performative solo forms with an odd conflation of friendship and marketing; the body is alone in a room performing the self, with an undercurrent of desire for applause. Without a town square to gather in and hash out the day with neighbors, social media communications have a shading of loneliness underneath.”
Annie-B Parson

Make [Eye] Contact | Going Deep With David Rees

Thank you Gene for telling me about Going Deep with David Rees. What a find!

I Don’t Know What I am Doing

“I don’t know what I’m doing. And if you don’t know what to do, there’s actually a chance of doing something new. As long as you know what you’re doing, nothing much of interest is going to happen.”
Philip Glass

These wall hooks are so cool. And not at all just for kids rooms! My friend Holly put them at her entrance.

Stutz

Meet Jonah Hill’s friend and therapist, Phil Stutz. Directed by Hill, this film invites you to explore Dr. Stutz’s Tools for life in an effort to get real, get personal, and get better.

Life Worth Living

“The most audacious thing I could possibly state in this day and age is that life is worth living. It’s worth being bashed against. It’s worth getting scarred by. It’s worth pouring yourself over every one of its hot coals.”
Jeff Buckley

The Virtue of Owning Books You Haven’t Read

“When considering whether to buy yet another book, you might well ask yourself when you’ll get around to reading it. But perhaps there are other, even more important considerations, such as the intellectual value of the book in its still-unread state.”

The Virtue of Owning Books You Haven’t Read: Why Umberto Eco Kept an “Antilibrary”

Bubblegum Pink Roller Coaster


OMG! I want to ride EJ Hill’s Bubblegum Pink Roller Coaster Through a Mass MoCA Gallery. Says the woman who doesn’t like roller coasters.

Friday Link Pack

– A truly entertaining read on the adventures of renovating a brownstone. (Thank you Bailey.)

– The New Yorker’s list of best books of 2022

The creative legacy of Gifs: Past, present and future

– Fun gift: Personalized Word Search Throw Blanket

Turn your photos into wall art. Fun!

Revitalizing Culture in the World of Hybrid Work

How a Mechanical Watch works, one of many beautifully detailed and animated explainers by Bartosz Ciechanowski. (via)

– If you’re in need of inspiration for how to set up your desk check out hackerstations.com. It’s a collection of workspace setups by tech professionals. (Via)

How To Be Successful, by Sam Altman (via)

You belong here dish.

– I love these objects by Nicola Vruwink

– What if everything you shared on social media, for one month, was about something other than yourself?

The Ilulissat Icefjord Centre in Greenland is on my list of places wanting to visit!

Did the ad work?

Put an orchid on you.

– My team and I at CreativeMornings love to light a brand-awareness fire for companies who believe in the importance of the creative community meeting up. When a company partners with us, the world’s largest face-to-face community, they are being seen and celebrated as a generous patron of the creative world. In return we spread their brand and content through content partnerships, hands-on workshops with our FieldTrips, our mega global partnerships… Partner with us?

Two Solitudes That Meet

“Love consists of this: two solitudes that meet, protect and greet each other. ”
― Rainer Maria Rilke

Dreaming of Space Juggling

(via a new favorite: bookofjoe.com)

Visualize location of emotions in the body

Illustration by Maya Chastain

Fascinating: Where emotions are felt in the body.

(via)

Isn’t it wonderful to be alive?

“Isn’t it wonderful to be alive? You know, you can forget all about it. Then suddenly you remember, and think of all the things you can do. Here I am. I can walk around. I can talk. I can see things and remember things. I am alive. How wonderful.”
Sophia Loren

NYC Marathon Signs

The NYC Marathon is my favorite day of the year. Nothing compares to the loving and uplifting energy pulsing through this city on this day. And then, the signs, they make me happy. My neighborhood Fort Greene really goes all out. See my neighbors dance here.