“We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain.”
— Alan Watts
Positive News is the magazine for good journalism about the good things that are happening. Each issue features informative, inspiring articles about social and environmental progress, with high-impact photography and beautiful visual design.
We could all use some good news.
This is fascinating.
– There’s a serious shortage of poll workers for this year’s US presidential election. You can volunteer to be one! Learn more here.
– This headline would have made no sense a year ago. Now, with two kids remote schooling, it made me click not he link: Let Your Kids Bike in Place While They Zoom
– These carved tree leaves are stunning.
– This Chrome/Firefox extension adds helpful features to your Twitter web experience: stay on the chronological timeline forever, move Retweets to a separate timeline, remove sidebar content (Trends, Who to Follow), and a lot more. My Twitter experiences just got way better. (Thanks Kai)
– This documentary over on Netflix is pretty amazing: My Octopus Teacher is the story of a filmmaker who forges an unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest.
– Shahed Khan built a tool that allows you to quickly share your calendar availability inside of Gmail.
– This arch table made me look.
– This Mouse Rubber Boat made me chuckle.
– I love how Kottke shares in this post how he was able to flip the narrative in his head about how he sees and approaches winter season. I keep reminding myself all the time that it is in *my* power how I feel, at all times.
– Uhm… yes, I would love to own this vacuum jug by Eva Solo.
– Mushrooms are having a moment.
– This is an oddly soothing time-lapse: Broccoli sprouts growing in a jar
– A cat scratcher rainbow? Uhm, yeah, that’s funny.
– I like this simple phone sling by OAD
I discovered this beautifully designed ceramic pot set somewhere on the internet today. Consider me intrigued. These pots come in lovely colors and are made with naturally smooth ceramic, not toxic Teflon. Want!
My love for NPR’s Tiny Desk concerts runs very very deep.
– Stay soft. Yes.
– What a difference a year makes. Endlessly moved by this young woman.
– I needed to hear this: A belief is only a thought I keep thinking.
– This alpaca has some swagger.
– Young people are going to save us all from office life, by Claire Cain Miller and Sanam Yar
– The Best Fall Cookbooks of 2019, According to 2018’s Cookbook Stars
– I want this bench for my plants.
– Did you know you Tattly stick on more than just skin?
– CreativeMornings has a global Job Board. Kind humans frequent it.
– Float is a visual resource scheduling tool for teams. They sponsored my blog this week, which helps me cover the cost for keeping this site and running. I am grateful.
“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
There are some real gems in this conversation between Russell Brand & Brené Brown.
This really got me thinking. Are people doing the best they can? I want to believe they do.
Today is our last day in Switzerland. For the last two weeks my kids and I have been enjoying all things Swiss, like these old-school light-switches. They feel heavy to the touch and make a beautiful sound when using. Should I ever build a house, I want to install these!
– Food for thought: How to be more productive by working less.
– Ethiopia plants 350m trees in a day to help tackle climate crisis
– What MVP really means.
– Lizzo’s Tiny Desk Concert is something else. What a force.
– Really looking forward to speaking at DesignThinkers in Toronto this October.
– Long thought to be a glitch of memory, researchers are coming to realize that the ability to forget is crucial to how the brain works. The forgotten part of memory.
– Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song Reduces Anxiety by Up to 65 Percent (via Chris)
– This is what happens when you put cotton candy in water.
– The newly introduced Tattly Embroidery Tattoo line designed by Tessa Perlow is proving to be a huge success! This makes me happy!
– Thank you to Parsons at Open Campus for sponsoring my blog this week.
If you can’t make one decision, make a different one. Generate some momentum. The act of making unrelated decisions can dislodge the one you’re stuck on.
— Jason Fried (@jasonfried) June 27, 2019
– “If you are very very quiet you can hear the clouds rub against the sky.” Lies I’ve told my 3 year old recently.
– I keep coming back to Grace Bonney’s moving CreativeMornings talk.
– This is interesting: Design Question Library
– The Smithonian launched an Augmented Reality app that lets you land on the moon!
– What happens in your head when you do 27+48?
– Love Yoga? Check out Setu, an online platform advocating for inclusivity in yoga.
– Rainbow sunglasses. Yep.
– OMG! A fully decapitated swan pool float. The head can rest nicely on the body or float idly nearby.
– Elon Musk: I love Humanity. (But why do you want to move to be living on Mars then?)
– This “bag” might come in handy to buy one baguette. HA!
– Also, here’s a Baguette Lamp. I can’t stop laughing.
– NYC Holds Open Call for Artists to Create A Monument for Two Iconic LGBTQ Activists
– Maggie Doyne’s Blink Now organization now sells goods which are crafted by the Kopila Valley Women’s Cooperative. I love this so much!
– Weekends looks like a wonderful animation.
– Remember some of these beautiful posters by Herbert Leupin from growing up in Switzerland
– Wait what? This is how you eat a pineapple?
– Thats a pretty incense holder
– I like this laundry canvas truck
– A minmal backpack. I like.
– 20 questions with… Oliver Jeffers
– Legal advice for startups by Johnathan Rees
– The promising young studio Hawraf is shutting down. The four partners decided to go out by publishing comprehensive documents about how they ran their business.
– “The path to become unmistakable is the willingness to be wrong, to be criticized and most of all, to matter. And if you’re willing to do something that matters, you are likely to be in the minority – and it probably means you’re doing something that’s unmistakable.” — Seth Godin
– I Love NYC!
– Thrilled about Tattly’s latest collaboration with the wonderful Loveis Wise.
– “The nicest people always come through the CreativeMornings Job Board.” Yep!
Berners-Lee has seen his creation debased by everything from fake news to mass surveillance. But he’s got a plan to fix it.
– Be Like Water: The Philosophy and Origin of Bruce Lee’s Famous Metaphor for Resilience/ (Tattly licensed his famous words and turned them into tattoos!)
– A Beginner’s Guide to Backing Up Photos (Thanks Ajay)
– I own one of these Disco Ball Tumblers and it gives me a ridiculous amount of joy.
– A Thermometer broke at -62°C (-80°F) in the world’s coldest village. Totally impressive photos.
– This hero bookend made me chuckle.
– This stop motion made me giggle.
– Love this geometric ring.
– Adam Grant and his wife share tips on how to negotiate your way to a better marriage
– What a treasure trove! 36 Ideas for Finding More Creativity & Meaning in Your Daily Work
– I bought this pretty three minute hourglass and now my kids brush their teeth longer. It works.
– See you at the Women’s March in NYC tomorrow, wearing these.