100 Visions of Motherhood

Loving this collection of photographs and words celebrating the complexities of motherhood, curated by The Luupe.

Photo by Brittany Marcoux

Photo by Jass Durhal

Photo by Loulou d’Aki

Photo by Sinead Patching

The Kindest People

“The kindest people are not born that way, they are made. They are the sounds that have experienced so much at the hands of life, they are the ones who have dug themselves out of the dark, who have fought to turn every loss into a lesson. The kindest people do not just exist – they choose to soften where circumstance has tried to harden them, they choose to believe in goodness, because they have seen firsthand why compassion is so necessary. They have seen firsthand why tenderness is so important in this world.”
Bianca Sparacino

Love Bianca’s writing? Follow her on Instagram and check out her book A Gentle Reminder.

Levitating Moon Lamp

I bought my daughter a Levitating Moon Lamp and we both agree it’s MAGICAL. (It took us a moment to get it to levitate but once we figured out the trick it clicked.)

Japanese Typewriter from the 1950s

This vintage Japanese typewriter is utterly fascinating.

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Lucky Sweater

This is a baby sweater. I wish it came in adult sizes.

Changing the World for Real

This morning I woke up and remembered this interview with the remarkable Anand Giridharadas, which I was lucky enough to see live at the House of Beautiful Business in 2018. Well worth a listen if you haven’t yet.

What Does U.S. Health Care Look Like Abroad?

Yes, the U.S. Healthcare system is infuriating.

Clarity & Connection

Yung Pueblo birthed a new book: In Clarity & Connection, Yung describes how intense emotions accumulate in our subconscious and condition us to act and react in certain ways.

If you’re not familiar with his work, check out his Instagram to get a taste. His work is soul nourishing.

1 outfit; 235 pockets

This Tweet made me laugh. We all love pockets.

Make It A Habit

“Make it a habit to look for what you are wanting to see.”
Abraham

GIF Art by Romain Laurent

Loving these GIFs by Romain Laurent.

Glowing Geometric Light Paintings

Thank you for this visual firework, Reuben Wu.

Fear

“Fear does not prevent death. It prevents life.”
– Naguib Mahfouz

Art by Estefania Loret de Mola

I find myself getting lost in the visual content shared by Chicago based Graphic Designer Estefania Loret de Mola.

(via Patricia)

Knowing How To Be Solitary

“Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as means of escape.”
bell hooks

Impressive Google Earth Update

Google Earth is one of the most magical offerings on the internet if you ask me. And now time flies in Google Earth’s biggest update in years.

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Recent discovery: Yola!

– Eventually I’ll break down and buy this shoeshelf. How often can they target me with their ads?

– Come to my home you beautiful watering vessel.

– This mid-century metal desk caught my eye.

Curious photo series by Wolfgang Fruhling of houses in the mining area of Ruhr, Germany gradually privatised as mines closed & people left the area. Large properties were split, resulting in contrasting external decoration.

– I love the free activity pages by Adam J. K. (Also, check out his prints!)

– Oh, you’re cool, color cube!

– How cute is this cloud shaped watering bulb? Do these things work?

– Raise your hand if you knew that a cupboard brush was a thing?

– Feeling this: Ending it gracefully

– Well done AirTag unboxing video.

– Are you wondering if you are going to travel abroad this summer? (I havent been to Switzerland in almost two years!) This article is helpful.

– Paris based Anne Ditmeyer is launching a 3-month accountability booster group. What if you carved out the time to be intentional to move forward on that business idea, hobby you’ve been wanting to try, or project you’ve always been wanting to do that always gets put to the wayside? Recommend!

Time Saver Correspondence Card.

– Whoa! Thriving garden in sealed bottle hasn’t been watered in 40 years.

Why walking is the most underrated form of exercise (via)

How to make a kite.

– I experienced a Bizzare Brooklyn Tour last night. Imagine a group of 20+ people being led through Brooklyn Heights, learning historical facts, experiencing magic, behaving funny and weirdly as a group that then impacts other passer byes, impromptu dance party… A lovely experience.

– Bala makes some cool and unusually shaped workout weights.

How many plants are too many? (Via. Thanks Manu)

– Good feels: Cher & The Loneliest Elephant – Official Trailer 2021

– I want to try all of the shared recipes here: 15 Snacks to Enjoy While You’re Watching the Oscars

How to pursue a product copycat.

– Wait, I like this wall hanging? Always surprised when I see my taste evolve and change.

– Now that I am fully vaccinated I am trying to ease into socializing with my also vaccinated friends. After 1+ year of being a hermit I am feeling so many mixed emotions. I would have never believed I could be nervous about socializing and feeling safe doing so. Wearing the Be Brave Tattly helps.

Switchboard Coat Rack

How supercool and adaptable is this Switchboard coat rack?

Cylinder Floor Lamp


Hello there you beautiful, Danish Cylinder Floor Lamp.

There’s a Name for the Blah You’re Feeling

“Languishing is a sense of stagnation and emptiness. It feels as if you’re muddling through your days, looking at your life through a foggy windshield. And it might be the dominant emotion of 2021.”

This article by Adam Grant!

Nobody Will Stop You From Creating

“Nobody will stop you from creating. Do it tonight. Do it tomorrow. That is the way to make your soul grow… The kick of creation is the act of creating, not anything that happens afterward. I would tell all of you watching this screen: Before you go to bed, write a four line poem. Make it as good as you can. Don’t show it to anybody. Put it where nobody will find it. And you will discover that you have your reward.”
Kurt Vonnegut

Luka TV Stand by Castlery

A few months ago I became the proud owner of a Luka TV Stand by Castlery. Look at this beauty! I admit, I might be tipping a bit in the obsessive side of things as I caught myself saying hi to Luka when I walk in. Or, when we watch TV I often state out loud to my kids “Isn’t Luka handsome?” I love him.

(All furniture should have human names.)