This glass cloud contains liquid thought to predict the weather by crystalizing in different patterns. Charming!
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Sometimes the smallest design tweak can have the biggest impact. David Constantine, inspirational designer, photographer and founder of the global mobility charity, Motivation, used Sugru Mouldable Silicone Glue to customise his world and reignite his passions. This video shares his story. In the right hands, Sugru is a life-changing product, and its inventor, Jane, is just lovely.
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A minimal version of the Salt & Pepper mill designed for the ACE hotel restaurant in London.
“Community is a feeling that you’re part of something that uplifts you and allows you to see eye-to-eye with different people from different backgrounds. A community holds you to a higher standard; it encourages you to focus on possibility, not fear.”
– Paul Jun
“I cannot pretend I am without fear. But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved; I have been given much and I have given something in return; I have read and traveled and thought and written. I have had an intercourse with the world, the special intercourse of writers and readers. Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.”
― Oliver Sacks
I love eggs! I love eggs A LOT! This video on 59 ways to cook your eggs makes me very happy.
“We can not retreat to the convenience of being overwhelmed.”
— Ruth Messinger
“Many of the people I admire lead lives that have a two-mountain shape.
If the first mountain is about building up the ego and defining the self, the second is about shedding the ego and dissolving the self. If the first mountain is about acquisition, the second mountain is about contribution.
Over the past few decades the individual, the self, has been at the center. The second-mountain people are leading us toward a culture that puts relationships at the center. They ask us to measure our lives by the quality of our attachments, to see that life is a qualitative endeavor, not a quantitative one. They ask us to see others at their full depths, and not just as a stereotype, and to have the courage to lead with vulnerability. These second-mountain people are leading us into a new culture. Culture change happens when a small group of people find a better way to live and the rest of us copy them. These second-mountain people have found it.”
This article by David Brooks took my breath away. Please take a few minutes to read.
1. Messing up school exams.
2. Not finishing college.
3. Failing at your first business.
4. Failing at your second.
1. Not listening to your gut.
2. Not keeping your word.
3. Not looking after yourself.
4. Not looking for the good in people.