Bruce Lee “Be Like Water” Wristband

Love this rugged leather wristband laser engraved with one of Bruce’s most famous quotes – “Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless – like water. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”

Paper Folding DIY Kit

A paper folding DIY kit filled with 8 auxetic folding patterns, designed by the talented Kelli Anderson.

How to Make a Cotton Ball Launcher

I know what I am doing with my 9 year old this weekend: a Cotton Ball Launcher.

Your Own Happiness

“The greatest gift you can ever give another person is your own happiness”
― Esther Hicks

The Utility Step Stool

This utility stool won my heart. Also comes in a taller size.

Speed Up Moon Footage

I have shared this before, but just want to remind everyone that this sped up moon footage exists. This is the internet I am here for.

Stop Focusing On The Negative

“You can get to where you want to be from wherever you are—but you must stop spending so much time noticing and talking about what you do not like about where you are.”
― Esther Hicks

Nature’s Metaphor for Online Dating?

Who Would I Be Without Instagram?

“There are plenty of well-documented reasons to distrust Instagram — the platform where one is never not branding, never not making Facebook money, never not giving Facebook one’s data — but most unnerving are the ways in which it has led me to distrust myself. After countless adventures through the black hole, my propensity to share, perform, and entertain has melded with a desire far more cynical: to be liked, quantifiably, for an idealized version of myself, at a rate not possible even ten years ago.

I think I am a writer and an actor and an artist. But I haven’t believed the purity of my own intentions ever since I became my own salesperson, too.”

Who Would I Be Without Instagram? An investigation. By Tavi Gevinson

Connection Bowl

This 3D Printed Steel Bowl is beautiful.

♥ / Float

A big thank you to Float for sponsoring my blog this week.

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Link Pack

Legend (A Portrait of Bob Marley) (via)

Am I Eating too Much Cheese?

Interesting logos are being replaced with boring ones (via Chris)

The capital of kindness

I have nothing to say.

– The name of this lemon squeezer made me laugh: Juice Bruce.

– I really appreciate The Wirecutter

– I spent a long time looking up books mentioned in response to this Tweet.

– Want to Reduce Your Screen Time? Try This Simple Trick

Lessons people learn to late in life. Keep coming back to this.

– Yum. Spiced Chickpea Stew With Coconut and Turmeric

– Wow! Astrogeografie is a thing? I had no idea.

– I love my Pilea. And now, having seen this, I have goals. Also, this one.

A California Type Foundry Is Keeping Vintage Printing Alive (via Chris)

– These hanging planters!

– These Wool Slippers!

A Short History of Love


– My daughter and I love this meatball recipe from Tasty. (We just ignore the tomato sauce part!)

– Come work with me, Tattly is hiring a Graphic Designer and a part-time photographer.

– Did you know CreativeMornings has a global job board.

– A big thank you to Parsons at Open Campus for sponsoring my blog this week.

You Have To Rise

“Everything you have ever dreamed of having is being held in trust for you until you are at the level in which you are ready to receive it. You have to rise. You have to become the kind of person who deserves the life you want.”
— Brianna Wiest

Activist: Portraits of Courage

Activist: Portraits of Courage caught my attention. Love that quote especially.

♥ / Up Your Sartorial Savvy with Parsons at Open Campus

A big thank you to Parsons at Open Campus for sponsoring my blog this week.

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If you Love…

“The most important thing in life is your inner energy. If you’re always tired and never enthused, then life is no fun. But if you’re always inspired and filled with energy, then every minute of every day is an exciting experience. Learn to work with these things. Through meditation, through awareness and willful efforts, you can learn to keep your centers open. You do this by just relaxing and releasing. You do this by not buying into the concept that there is anything worth closing over. Remember, if you love life, nothing is worth closing over.”
― Michael A. Singer

Plant Lover Flow Chart

This plant flow chart by Michelle Rial made me laugh. I feel seen.

Wave Trivet

Can you fall in love with a trivet? I just did.

Break The Rules

“By all means break the rules, and break them beautifully, deliberately, and well.”
— Robert Bringhurst

Cloud Wall

I would love this wall of clouds in my bedroom.

Glitched Still Lifes

Glitched still lifes by Olan Ventura.

(via Kottke and Colossal)

Is it Too Late To Start?

This illustration by Michelle Rial made me laugh.

Link Pack

In this CreativeMornings talk artist and author Adam J. Kurtz reminds us that success is about more than talent and that perfect isn’t better. Don’t miss the ending!

– I believe it: Gardening could be the hobby that helps you live to 100

How I Joined the Cult of Cauliflower Gnocchi (via Cup of Jo)

– Interesting read: Athleisure, barre and kale: the tyranny of the ideal woman

ChangeAView aims to improve the world’s discussions. Interesting.

I want this plant.

We need an uprising of decency.

– ‘I Hate Dating Apps So Much!

Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir is a New York City based Earth-defending performance community.

Lesser Known Love Languages

– “For heaven’s sake, it’s your funeral. It should be your ultimate portrait and the celebration of your life.” — Susanne Duijvestein

3-Year-Old Completely Covers Baby Brother with Peanut Butter. The little guy is so unphased. Made me laugh.

Monaru: A virtual assistant that helps you build deeper connections with the people you really care about.

Innocence lost: what did you do before the internet?

Why cartoon characters wear gloves (via)

Sola Felt Wall Tiles turn single-use plastic waste into a beautiful, practical material.

Design Critiques at Figma

Favorite interview questions

– Come work with me! Tattly is hiring a Graphic Designer and a part-time photographer!

– Did you know CreativeMornings has a Job Board?

– A big thank you to my sponsor this week: Ello is a Chicago-based drinkware design company on a mission to replace single-use food and beverage containers.

Vacation With an Artist

Vacation with an Artist allows you to discover a new destination, create real local connections and spend time inside a master artist’s studio making something with your hands. What an incredible concept. This is wonderful!