Walk Beside Me

“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend”.
Albert Camus

Incense Holder


This is a refreshing design of an incense holder.

Pins

Lydia Daum designs beautiful pins.

(I asked the internet which small shops/makers I should support. This was one of the suggestions.)

Not The Moon

NOT THE MOON is a pancake, digitized as a high-res, film quality scan, its texture applied to a true-to-scale sphere representation and virtually photographed with a 600 mm telescopic lens using minimal shutter and small aperture. Post-production (brightness & contrast, positive/negative) has intentionally been kept to an absolute minimum. Each variant is available as a limited edition of 100 silkscreen prints, signed, numbered and coded in reference to how minor planets are formally designated: e.g. 129 PNCK, while “1” indicates the variant/edition and “29” describes the amount of pancakes it took for that perfect one to make it all the way through and into the final edition.

Made me smile.

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Andrew Zuckerman Prints

Andrew Zuckerman launched an online shop. His prints are stunning. Absolutely stunning. This Mandrill Monkey won my heart.

♥ / Ode to Things

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Crush

“A crush represents in pure and perfect form the dynamics of romantic philosophy: the explosive interaction of limited knowledge, outward obstacles to further discovery – and boundless hope.”

On the Madness and Charm of Crushes

The Ideal Place

“I’ve been searching for years for the ideal place. And I’ve come to the realization that the only way to find it is to be it.”
— Alan Watts

Wave Memo

Paper memo’s that stand out by standing up and wave, by Duncan Shotton! Write, fold, wave! SO FUN!

(I asked the internet which small shops/makers I should support. This was one of the suggestions. I agree.)

How to Build a Sobriety Toolbox

This post by Holly Whitaker is full of useful tips on how to build a sobriety toolbox.

I have been on a journey of cutting down on alcohol for a good year now and Kava tea has really helped me substitute that glass of wine at night.

I also started tracking days where I didn’t drink any alcohol at all to have a visual reminder of how I am shifting my habits. I use an app called DONE for that. Besides ‘not drinking’ I track when I meditate, do something physical, dance, didn’t eat sugar.

My goal is not to cut drinking alcohol all together but to be more aware why I am drinking. When I am with friends and I am having a good time, I totally want to enjoy a glass of wine. When I am home alone and want to “numb” with alcohol, I now stop myself. I replace that glass of wine with tea, meditation, a bath, etc. Small steps.

Pile Of Good Things

“So, what if, instead of thinking about solving your whole life, you just think about adding additional good things. One at a time. Just let your pile of good things grow.”
— Rainbow Rowell


(Thank you Madeleine)

First Things First

One of the only Podcast Interviews I did this year just went live. Thank you for having me, Paddy Harrington. You got me to dig deep.

DIY Growing Kit

How lovely is this handmade ceramic avocado growing starter?

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Hand Stitched Zipper Pouch

This Hand Stitched Zipper Pouch looks like it has a story to tell.

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Personal Messages

These personal messages by Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber make my heart sing. My favorite discovery in a long time. Inernet, I love you so much.

Finding Joy

“There are souls in this world who have the gift of finding joy everywhere, and leaving it behind them when they go.”
— Frederick William Faber

Face Mug

This Face Mug is charming.

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Link Pack

I asked on Twitter and Instagram what small makers/shops I should support. All of the links below are from the suggestions I received. Thank you to everyone who left a comment. I am still going through them all. So many wonderful new discoveries. Running a small bootstrapped business myself (Tattly) I know first-hand what a difference it makes when kind humans share your product. ⁣ Small businesses usually don’t have marketing budgets. We rely on word-of-mouth. ⁣So, dive in:

This Charcoal Pitcher. Lovely.

A cotton rope rainbow to hang on your walls. Yes!

Beam Paints: Wildflower honey handmade watercolour paints, Plastic Free Paints, Lightfast pigments.

– I am completely enamored with these handmade animal ceramics by noseymungo.

This is a very pretty satchel.

Rewilder: Industrial trash up cycled for your everyday, everywear.

Yuk Fun.. is you uhm.. you know, FUN!

– Uhm, yes, I want this magic magic suit with fabric designed by Lisa Congdon.

Zero Waste Kits.

Future Fonts: Where Type Designers Sell Experimental Work In Progress.

– This Minimal Travel Tumblr made me look.

This dish.

BoWorkwear is an eco-friendly apron company. Their goal is simple: make the best apron on the planet, for the planet and the people who wear it.

A pretty looking bellow? Who knew this was a thing. I am here for it! All I need is a working fire place now!

I own one of these tall mugs. One of my favorites.

A book about finding your place.

A hanging vase? Sure!

– Oh, I love this Hand Painted Container in Concentric Circles

– This is a fun lunch bag or toy tote.

These socks! SO FUN!

– Oooh, this is lovely: Uplift – A spiralling solar sculpture to soothe the soul

Funnest Tattly Tin.

– A big thank you to Onsen for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

Satisfaction is Always Available

“Satisfaction is always available. It is just not always looked for. If, when you enter any experience, you enter with curiosity, respect and interest you will emerge enriched and with awareness you have been enriched. Awareness of enrichement is what satisfaction is.”

The Mechanics of Reality

Modern Wool Scarf

Yes to this modern Wool Scarf by See Design. Wishlisted!

♥ / Minimal & Giftable

A big thank you to Onsen for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

Onsen married functionality with minimalism to craft a lightweight bath towel that dries like its job depended on it. The key to this obsessively designed towel isn’t what they added, but rather what they eliminated. Most towels go through a chemical bathing process so that they feel soft and fluffy, at least at first. Not Onsen. Instead of short-lived softness that washes away, Onsen relies on premium materials and traditional techniques to deliver a thirsty towel that only gets softer over time.

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Extruded Blob

I am a huge fan of Zach Lieberman and am so happy to see he started selling prints now. This extruded blob won my heart. If you haven’t seen his talk from the 2017 National AIGA Conference, it’s well worth 30min of your time.

Start Where You Are Keychain

Start Where You Are Keychain. Lovely.

(I asked the internet which small shops/makers I should support. This was one of the suggestions. I agree.)

Creator Tote

This Creator Tote by Rayo And Honey makes for an excellent gift. Also available as a keychain.

(I asked the internet which small shops/makers I should support. This was one of the suggestions. I agree.)