Hey there, beauty.
I need a new doormat. Here’s a few I found so far on there internets. Do you have one you love? Share in the comments?
Short and sweet: Hi!
I was thinking of what we could put on this mat and then my daughter said “we should just order it with CUSTOM TEXT” and now I think that’s brilliant.
This one made me laugh.
“It’s not enough to be nice in life. You’ve got to have nerve.”
– Georgia O’Keeffe
– A guide for better conversations. (PDF)
– Check out these toasters. WOW!(Also, who doesn’t want to go visit a Toaster Museum?)
– I am way way past this stage with my kids, obviously, but wow would I have bought this radish chewable toy! Hilarious!
– SurfaceSnaps is such a simple product. I didn’t realize how much I would appreciate the cable tidi-ness they bring.
– Bread lamps are funny.
– Why Kids Need Spirituality, By Lisa Miller
– Plastic Dip!? I want to dip all of the things!
– Yeah, I want to be a person who owns a boot brush.
– Team Tattly is hiring a Graphic Designer. Application deadline is Monday!
– The Founder Library. What a wonderful resource!
– This office chair is a bit silly looking to me but I am sure my kids would be into it.
– “Human beings are immensely complicated creatures, living simultaneously in a half dozen different worlds. Each individual is unique and, in a number of respects, unlike all the other members of the species. None of our motives is unmixed, none of our actions can be traced back to a single source and, in any group we care to study, behavior patterns that are observably similar may be the result of many constellations of dissimilar causes.” Aldous Huxley on Making Sense of Ourselves and Each Other
– I just learned a new term: Business bigamy in this article: My Colleague Is Secretly Holding Two Jobs. Should I Expose Her?
– In love with this old-school fountain pen.
– This purse is also a backpack. Love.
“The habitual tendency when things get tough is that we protect ourselves, we get hard, we get rigid. But…that’s the time to soften and see how we might play or dance with the situation.”
– Jeff Bridges
Whispers: I love that he won two trophies, not just one.
(What FUN! Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Venezuelan Youth Orchestra Simón Bolívar and the Venezuelan Brass Ensemble.)
– This made me laugh: A dog in Russia grabbed the reporter’s microphone and ran away during a live broadcast
– A short documentary on Nikki de Saint Phalle, an artist I admired deeply when growing up in Switzerland.
– I can’t stop giggling at this.
– First Day of the Week in Different Countries (I learned this the hard way when in my first job as a graphic designer in the USA I was assigned to design a calendar and I started the weeks on Monday. Right before the client presentation my US boss noticed the mistake. Oy! I have lived in the USA for 21 years now and can not get used to calendar views starting on Sundays.)
– A love letter to black children and any black person whose inner child needs to hear this.
– Good listen: Imagination as the Path of the Spirit by John O Donohue. He asks: “What are the 7 thoughts you keep coming back to and that shape your life?”
– Rochelle Billow of kitchn tried the annoyingly brilliant TikTok trick for peeling hard-boiled eggs and WOW!
– Bookmarked this in my SoundCloud: Listening to nature gives you a real Rocky Mountain High.
– I asked on Twitter for non-alcoholic drink recommendations. So many tips! Check the thread.
– My friend Wesley Verhoeve birthed a photo book. I am so proud of him.
– What To Do If You — Or Someone You Love — Is Going Through Pregnancy Loss. This is an important and way too little talked about topic. Been there myself. It’s a lonely, dark place. It shouldn’t be.
– Go get your kids and introduce them to Marcel the Shell. You’re welcome!
– Today is a good day to discover some poets you might have not heard of yet..
– I love this Colorful Backgammon Set. I used to play this game for HOURS on end when I was a kid.
– Yes to potato faces.
– I am manifesting Spring, by wearing some Flowers.
A big thank you to Corona Pirates for sponsoring my blog this week.
We believe that kids should have tools dedicated to helping them process their emotions about living in the time of Corona. So we wrote the book on it…OK, we wrote the book for it.
Full of funny illustrations – and thought-provoking questions – Corona Pirates: Guided Journal allows children to write down their thoughts about everything that has made “Corona normal” quite odd. Designed for ages 5 – 11, the book was beta-tested by therapists, teachers, social workers, parents, and mental health advocates, prior to publishing.
For those younger pirates – or those who prefer to communicate visually – Corona Pirates: Coloring, & Activity Book is available.
More information can be found at Corona-Pirates.com.
“If you’re alive, you’re a creative person.”
– Elizabeth Gilbert
From the wonderful book Big Magic. It’s like rocket fuel for any creatively minded human.
“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!