Third Places

@nathanallebach We need walkable communities to support third places and third places to support healthy societies #thirdplace #thirdplaces #walkability #walkablecities #walkablecommunities #urbanplanning #urbanism #community #carfree ♬ original sound – nathan allebach

A beautiful reminder that the work we do with CreativeMornings is really meaningful.

Now Watch

I have come to love this NOW watch, consistently reminding me to be present. I so very easily jump to a future moment.

The Meaning of Life

A lecture by Sam Harris beautifully edited by Jody Mac.


(via Nick)

Consensus: Evidence-Based Search Engine

Consensus is a search engine that uses AI to find answers to your questions directly from scientific research.

(via)

Rebecca Clark

There is a beautiful lightness to Rebecca Clark’s illustration work. Love!

Beyond the Visible: Hilma Af Klint

From Kino Lorber Films comes a documentary on the Swedish abstract painter, Hilma af Klint. Not familiar with Hilma’s work? Read this.

(via Open Culture)

The World Wide Wander

CreativeMornings is doing something a bit wild this Thursday/Friday (9/22-23) in collaboration with the remarkable London based organization called StreetWisdom.



We are celebrating 24h of waking up, around the world, with 1h sensory-tuning WalkShops. (Walking workshops) It’s free. It’s fun.

We are kicking off the 24h bonanza at 8:30am NYC Time on Thursday 9/22 as an official virtual NYC chapter event. Join us, from anywhere in the world. (If that time slot doesn’t work for you, you have 15 more to choose from, because you know, 24h!) 

All you need, is your phone, headphones, shoes and be ready to walk and wander. 



Learn more over on the The World Wide Wander! Sign up! 2,000 other kind creative humans already have!

Board Games, 1967

These vintage board games from 1967 are oddly beautiful.

Jonah Meyer’s Sculpture

This Jonah Meyer’s Sculpture made out of driftwood won my heart.

Shall We Talk about Dating Apps?

Yesterday I posted ideas on how to meet a romantic partner, outside of soul-sucking dating apps. Here is my post on Instagram. 2,830 likes and 261 comments later it’s clear this hit a nerve. Reposting it here with some resources my readers shared:


Can we talk about dating apps? Yeah, let’s not.

I can’t help but think there has to be a less soul-sucking way to meet someone!?

– what if we all tried to level up as friends and played matchmaker once a month?

– what if the dogpark had an unofficial singles section?

– what if there was a piece of clothing/accessory that indicates someone is single and open to meeting someone?

– what if friend groups pull together and create a database with their most awesome single friends and write a pitch about them?

– what if the first train on any subway train is only for singles?

– what if in giant high-rise buildings certain elevators are reserved for singles

– what if we organized events where everyone who is invited is single but nobody knows they are attending an undercover singles event. (And the group is recommended by friends aka vetted.) @hugc, @lessthanamazing and I organized such an event a few years back. Should I bring it back?)

– what if there was an event where people made presentations on their single friends. “PYF” (Pitch Your Friend)

– coffee shops have differently colored coffee cup lids for singles

– once a month singles dress monochromatically, all red for the day. (Gaaaah sooo fun!)

(Granted some of these ideas could possibly be very awkward. But ideas beget ideas!)

Do you have ideas to add or have you met your partner in an unexpected, fun way? Please share!


In the comments I learned that:

Apparently in Norway when you go hiking in the mountains, green buffs or hats mean you are single, and red mean you are in a relationship. SO GOOD!

In Bavaria, Germany, it all comes down to how you tie your bow on your Dirndl that indicates if you’re married, taken, single or even widowed.

Dating services, events some of my readers shared:

Meet The Otter
Paired by the People
You Should Date

Have an interesting story on how you met your partner? Have additional ideas to add to the above list? Comment below!

Human Aura Recordings

Embedding is unfortunately disabled, click through to see the video over on Youtube. Fascinating!

The above clip from the 80s shows the human energy field radiating outward from the body. “The aura” has been captured with specialized cameras and film, noting how it changes based on feeling states, physical conditions, the interaction with energy radiation from objects and living things. Fascinating!

(Via)

Enough

“Enough is a decision not an amount.”
– Alison Faulkner

The World Wide Wander

Mark your calendars! Next Thursday, September 22, at 8:30AM ET, CreativeMornings/NYC is shooting the starting gun of a 24-hour global wander marathon!

Time travel with us for a moment. Last November, CM/NYC took to the streets for the first time under the guidance of creative nonprofit Street Wisdom’s founder David Pearl. Together we unlocked our minds and unblocked our creativity with every step.

So when our friends at Street Wisdom asked to join forces for a 24-hour around-the-world relay of their magical walkshops (i.e., walking workshops), we said YES. Best of all, we’re starting the marathon off in New York City! Join us for the first-leg of the World Wide Wander. You can partcipate from anywhere in the world. There are 16 timezone slots to choose from. Sign up and then join us from your phone and walk the streets with us, wherever you are.

The World Wide Wander. It’s free. it’s time. it’s fun.

(ps: In case you don’t know: I am the founder of CreativeMornings, the community I wish existed when I moved to NYC 23 years ago.)

Love is The Business Plan

I just now stumbled upon Tanya Moushi’s book Love is The Business Plan. The title made me gasp and I of course instantly downloaded it. So, while I haven’t read it yet, I am enamored by this video in which Tanya shares how she organized and wrote her book using Notion and Apple Pages. Love love love when people share how they organize / do their work. She also shares the template here.

(I love this internet so much! Gah!)

Learn To Relax

“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax…”
William S. Burroughs

Unselfing

“We are living through a pandemic of selfing — rampant self-celebration that mistakes applause for connection, likes for love. There must be another way — a way to unself just enough to remember each other, to grow a little more…”

Thank you Maria for this gift. I am all for unselfing.

Crabby

Crabby is a stuffed animal/pillow by Donna Wilson. Crabby won my heart.

Porcelain Tumblr with Number Detail

Beautiful, minimal porcelain Tumblr with number detail.

What is the Future of Spirituality and Community?

For 10 years, Casper ter Kuile has been trying to figure out what the future of spirituality and community might look like. The Nearness is the beginning of his answer to that question. Starting with this digital offering, the hope is to see this evolves into in-person meetups and a beautiful annual gathering.

To start – each week, participants will get together for 90-minute small group conversations that meet in our community app. Everyone receives expert guidance through structured conversation prompts, practices, and support along the way. Plus, there are monthly workshops from poets, activists, and wisdom teachers.

You can learn more about what motivated him to co-create this project in his CreativeMorings talk and spot their first press mention in the Washington Post!

Learn more and sign up by September 25th, here.

ManyBooks

ManyBooks was established back in 2004 to provide an extensive library of books in digital format for free to anyone on the internet. Today it hosts over 50,000 free ebooks with many classics, but also new indie titles added daily.

(via my favorite newsletter Dense Discovery)

Illustrator Anna Süßbauer

I can’t remember the last time I smiled ear to ear looking at an illustrator’s portfolio like this. Anna Süßbauer’s work is delightful!

Make You Feel

I don’t believe that life is supposed to make you feel good, or to make you feel miserable either. Life is just supposed to make you feel.
– Gloria Naylor

(via)

Notable People

Using data from Morgane Laouenan et al, the Notable People Map is showing birthplaces of the most “notable people” around the world. Data has been processed to show only one person for each unique geographic location with the highest notability rank.

(via Dense Discovery)

Go Be Weird

(Thanks Alex!)