40 by Frank Chimero

I absolutely love these learnings by Frank Chimero.

Out with Lanterns


Link Pack

– I like the idea of a Hello Page. Explained here. (via)

– Wow! I had no idea what the different colors on the twist ties on loafs of toast bread meant: How to Get the Freshest Loaf: Breaking the Bread Code (Also, yes, I miss Swiss bakeries)

Minimalist Phone makes me wish I had an Android. (Does a smilar app exist for iPhones?)

Butter ear studs. For Butter lovers like myself.

– As a Swiss and trained graphic designer I appreciate this Instagram Account entirely dedicated to Swiss poster design.

These sneakers made me giggle.

Kevin Kelly’s life advice is a treasure trove. I especially love this one: Whenever you hug someone, be the last to let go. (It’s something I have become known for and call “hugging awkwardly too long!)

– Bookmarking this Twitter question and all the answers.

– An Instagram account dedicated to public transportation seat patterns. Love visual niche content.

Cornelius teaches you how to make your own clothes. National treasure. (Thanks Ben)

– What kind of background noise would you like? Coffee shop? Japanese Garden? Singing Bowls? Cat purr?

– Want! Splinter Tweezers

– Intereting read: Everyone’s a sellout now, by By Rebecca Jennings

– This made me laugh: Seating with a built-in cat tunnel. (via Chris)

– Yes, its ridiculous, but also FUN: ride on car for kids that cleans the floors while they ride it. Give me one in grown up size, please.

– Here’s a way to prank your parents or look cool for a few days: Check out this new Tattly Sleeve by Tattoo Artist Jessi Preston.

My life has been super busy lately. I miss posting here. Thank you for not giving up on me and my little online garden.

For My Wife, Reading in Bed

I know we’re living through all the dark we can afford.
I’ll match your inward quiet, breath for breath.
Thank goodness, then, for this moment’s light
What else do we have but words and their absences
and you, holding the night at bay
– a hint of frown,
those focussed hands, that open book.
to bind and unfasten the knotwork of the heart;
to remind us how mutual and alone we are, how tiny
and significant? Whatever it is you are reading now
my love, read on. Our lives depend on it.
– John Glenday

Frank Moth

I am a big fan of Frank Moth Art.

Joan As Police Woman | The Magic

Currently on repeat over here. Love Joan As Police Woman.

The Universe in Verse

What are you doing this coming Sunday? I have something delightful for you: The Universe in Verse is happening again, in time for the eclipse, and you can tune in for free. Thank you Maria for gathering these wonderful humans.

If you do watch it, please consider sending a contribution Maria’s way. She is extremely generous in making this experience avaialble at no cost.


“I would love to live
Like a river flows,
Carried by the surprise
Of its own unfolding.”
– John O’Donohue

Bathtub Tray

I got myself one of these wooden bathtub trays and am impressed. Sturdy. Beautiful. Practical.

Tim Ferriss and Seth Godin

Thoroughly enjoyed this conversation between Seth Godin and Tim Ferriss. Lots of gems around improving your writing, showing up for yourself, making room for new experiences and consistency.

In 2013 Seth Godin gave a beautiful talk at CreativeMornings. Well worth a listen too.

The Butter Emoji

There is a butter emoji? Did you all know?

My life is complete.

Waving from from my #butterverse.


“Doubt increases with inaction.
Clarity reveals itself in momentum.
Growth comes from progress.
For all these reasons, BEGIN!”

– Brendon Burchard

Architect Breaks Down 5 of the Most Common New York Apartments

OMG, I love YouTube! I stumbled upo this video by Michael Wyetzner, breaking down five of the most common apartment types found in New York City. So interesting!

Greyson Blanket

Love this Greyson Blanket made from 100% Recycled Clothing Material, handwoven on a traditional loom, ethically made by Mexican artisans carrying on centuries of skill & tradition. What I love the most though on this product page is that the last image is an animated GIF of a cat.

Inner Change

“Without inner change there can be no outer change, without collective change, no change matters.”
– Angel Kyodo Williams

Task of Genius

“The task of geniusis to keep the miracle alive,to live always in the miracle, to make the miracle more and more miraculous, to swear allegiance to nothing, but live only miraculously, think only miraculously.”
― Henry Miller

GUS Ceramic Mushroom Planter

This past weekend I had the pleasure to meet the person who designed and fabricates GUS, the ceramic mushroom planter for your home. It’s stackable. It’s beautiful. And waitlisted.

(GUS is short for Fungus and I just think that’s the cutest product name ever.)

Join or Die | Trailer

Join or Die is a film about why you should join a club—and why the fate of America depends on it. Screening on Saturday February 24 in NYC at 3.30pm at FIT. Tickets and more info here.

(Thanks Casper)

As They Are

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”
– Anaïs Nin

The quote that is normally attributed to the writer ANAÏS NIN, but it is also a Talmudic idea about dream analysis: People can only dream about things they have encountered or thought about, and so their dreams consist not of reality — whatever that is — but is instead a version filtered through the lens of the dreamer’s experiences.

Light the Torches of Others

“At my age, in this still hierarchical time, people often ask me if I’m ‘passing the torch.’ I explain that I’m keeping my torch, thank you very much – and I’m using it to light the torches of others. Because only if each of us has a torch will there be enough light.”
Gloria Steinem

How To Discover Your Own Taste

This episode of The Ezra Klein’s Show on How To Discover Your Own Taste is absolutely wonderful. I will make sure my teenage kids will get to hear it too.

(Thank you Annie)


I can’t stop smiling.

We Don’t Need More Sleep

“No, we don’t need more sleep. It’s our souls that are tired, not our bodies. We need nature. We need magic. We need adventure. We need freedom. We need truth. We need stillness. We don’t need more sleep, we need to wake up and live.”
Brooke Hampton

Kiko Miyares

Loving these sculptures by Kiko Miyares.