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This app helps you keep a shortlist of your favorite restaurants

– Totally into these colorful Verloop slippers.

– I love the feel and mission of The Organic Company.

– I don’t like to iron, I mostly use a steamer. I might treat myself to one of these this year.

– This blew my mind: CJ Hendry has done a series of photorealistic drawings of hair called BLONDE

The celebrated illustrator Christoph Nieman reflects on changes in the industry over the past 30 years, in particular the impact of social media on artists’ work

– This is so cool: Water Shadow Curtain Turns Any Room into an Underwater Oasis

– Wellington, NZ, has over 300 individual, private cable cars to take residents up to their homes.

– I love this vintage looking drawer/labeling handles.

– A sustainable, moveable, open-air bath for swimming that floats in Copenhagen’s crystal clear harbor was the goal for Maritime Architecture Studio’s ‘Dyppezone’. A clever and good-looking concept for year-round bathing in the Danish capital’s waterfront.

A zen puzzle game about unpacking a life (via Chris)

This exam question is brilliant.

This soap by Soeder is a big hit in Switzerland. I saw it EVERYWHERE.

– I am in awe of this round house in Los Altos Hills.

– Why do I want this?

– Trying to find a new job? Try the CreativeMornings Job Board. Or attend an upcoming chapter event or FieldTrip.

– This new Tattly Sheet by Gossamer Rozen is making me happy. Look at that squid!

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– Grace Bonney is a force, she did it again: Her latest book Collective Wisdom celebrates the wisdom, inspiration, advice and lessons from a richly diverse group of trailblazing women over 50. Ordered!

– My friend Jon told me about Meowtel, a service that allows you to book a cat sitter, for drop-ins or even to stay at your house. Smart.

Perfecting the New York Street: An achievable, replicable plan for a city that’s embracing public space as never before.

The ladders of wealth creation: a step-by-step roadmap to building wealth

– This Shitshow puzzle made me giggle.

Brilliant AirPod Hack: One way to help increase the chances of lost AirPods being returned to you is to change the name of your AirPods to a short contact message, like “Please return to YOUR PHONE NUMBER HERE.”

– We should all Adopt a Lyle.

Sharks will soon have their own ‘superhighway’ in the Pacific Ocean

Morph transforms from its own packable pouch to a formidable super tote.

– »the solution« by Anatol Knotek

– I love the layered paint art by Chinese artist Li Songsong.

How does canned food last so long?

The Eyeless Girls

6 Reasons Why Making Art is so Good for You(via)

– This thread: What’s one thing you’ve removed from your life that’s made it significantly better?

A Pierogi Ornament

– My favorite towels by Onsen are currently 30% off.

– A fascinating video explaining how the the Covid vaccine works.

– “A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars. It’s where the rich use public transportation.” Why Tokyo Works by Cole Lubchenko

I adopted a dog 11 days ago. (I think she rescued me, not the other way around.)

– Trying to find a new job? Looking to hire? Have a glance at the CreativeMornings Job Board. (We keep hearing the kindest people and companies find each other.)

– Speaking of hiring: My company Tattly is hiring a head of creative. It’s a fantastic role. More info here. (Application deadline is Monday 11/15)

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I keep coming back to this one.

Let’s Ignore Each Other in the Same Room. Why parallel play is good for grown-ups, too.

I adopted a dog this week and now I want all of the stylish dog products from Cloud 7.

Stunning portraits adorned with gold ornaments and precious stones, impressive work by Tawny Chatmon

– I like this Secret Whiteboard.

Pebble Collection belt. Made me chuckle.

6 incredible catalogues from the Hirayama Fireworks company, early 1900s.

Raindrop looks like a super nifty tool to organize all your bookmarks. (Kai, who runs my favorite newsletter, DenseDiscovery, uses it.)

3 brain hacks to control your Amazon addiction (from a neuroscientist)

The principles of patience.

How to Actually Remember People’s Names

The mystery of the “same sky” postcards (via)

– According to Derek Sivers everyone should read The Listening Book. It’s filled with essays about listening. And it calls your attention to sounds you hadn’t noticed.

– I am a new-isa US citizen and find national politics highly confusing and depressing. Brian Derrick over on Instagram is one of my favorite follows. He is super grounded, always explaining what’s happening and no matter what is going on, he is calm and forward looking.

– When I was a kid I had a (less stylish) version of this ski hat.

– This app gives you daily creative challenges with artists around the world.(via)

The Beauty and Violence of Ernst Haeckel’s Illustrations

– I made this Lasagna recipe yesterday and my kids were super into it. (I forgot how long a Lasagna takes, but it was all worth it! Also, I used Beyond Meat instead!)

– Have you tried Chaffles yet? (Cheese and egg as a waffle!)

Get lost in posters.

– Tattly launched a Frida Kahlo collection. It makes me happy.

The story of CreativeMornings was featured on Oprah. That was quite a moment.

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Bringing this gem back, one of my favorite Tiny Desk Concerts ever.

– I am feeling all of the feelings today! The story of CreativeMornings is featured on Oprah today! Thank you Jon Levy!

– SO MUCH FUN: Flip through video footage from the ’90s in this wonderfully retro TV experience. (via)

Why do helical seashells resemble spiralling galaxies and the human heart?

What if it’s just about doing what gives you the goosebumps?

A world map of languages.

Climate Designers: A global hub for designers and creative professionals from all industries, committed to using their creative skills for climate action. (via)

– 12 different ways kindness can appear in our lives. (via)

Adobe MAX this year has a wild line up. All free. Crazy. Starts on October 26th. Check out the schedule. Or view the session catalog.

This pain is only temporary. Keep going.

– Love what Yancey Strickler has built with Bento Society.

Intellectual Giants.

– These embroidery threads organized neatly are very soothing to my soul.

New blockbuster Design Museum exhibition ushers in the “waste age”

– Who doesn’t want a smiling storage container?

– This new Tattly Flash Sheet by Gossamer Rozen makes me incredibly happy.

– Looking for a new job in a creative industry? Check out the CreativeMornings Job Board.

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I am intrigued by the concept of Street Wisdom – an everyday creative practice you use as you walk. A smart fusion of mindfulness, neuroscience and wellness, it unlocks our minds and unblocks our creativity with every step. Try it yourself by using one of their audio guides.

– This is a cool looking backpack.

– !!! Communities across the U.S. are paying remote workers to relocate.

What I Learned About My Writing By Seeing Only The Punctuation

Lychee seed propagating anyone?

The world needs more love letters.

Reversible Japanese House Shoes

Nobody Knows What They’re Doing, by Makinde Adeagbo

– Wonderfully weird Puzzles: Le Puzz. (Thanks Jessica Hische)

– Happy about this trend: Enough With the Seltzer: The Booze-Free Cocktail Has Arrived. In the last five years, at least five new dry stores that sell alcohol-free wines, craft beers and bottled drinks have opened in New York City.

A hoodie with a built in mask. Smart.

– I enjoyed watching The Shift by Wayne Dyer.

– Interesting Twitter thread on how pandemics end.

– This is a lovely wooden step stool.

– Interesting read: A Profession Is Not a Personality

How to roast chestnuts. Yum.

– A minimal lamp. I like it.

– I want one of these fountain pens.

– It’s pumpkin decorating season. Try the Tattly approach.

– Did you know that the CreativeMornings community is generously teaching each other workshops? Check out the upcoming FieldTrips. SO MANY GOOD ONES!

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– If you want a thorough but easily digestible breakdown of the IPCC report on climate change,
Quartz read through the 400 pages and distilled the existential dread.

– My kids and I love playing PairPlay. It’s multiple two-player adventures built for AirPods. SO MUCH FUN!

– How Jimmy Connors won a point by launching his racket in the air in 1996. Wow.

Illustrations from Japanese Fireworks Catalogues (ca. 1880s) (via)

Bookfeed creates a custom RSS feed that notifies you whenever your favourite authors publish a new book. (via)

– A Book of Poetry by E.E. Cummings Was Returned to the Library 50 Years Overdue

Laundry lens: “Point your camera at a clothing care label and you will be presented to the proper instructions” for how to wash it.” (via)

An umbrella built for two.

– Are you having a hard time making a decision? Consider the two door rule.

An enormous new shrimp was just discovered.

– I am intrigued by this wooden LED torch

– I am having a hard time not ordering some of these beautiful mugs .

Tapedecks. Oh the memories. (via)

– Do you know someone who lost a loved one? Tell them about The Dinner Party.

These propagation vessels make me so happy. I have two of them and they are even more beautiful in person.

– Someone please take me here.

Tattly is turning ten. Humbled by the journey this company has taken me on. What a teacher! (There’s currently a totally bonanza 50% sale happening!)

– A big thank you to NYC based Chassie for sponsoring my blog this week. Get yourself a custom made desk. I love them!

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The very first two hours of MTV, August 1, 1981. (via)

This puzzle made me chuckle.

– Wow, there are some really brilliant design ideas in this round-up post. My favorite is the bench on wheels so you can always be in the shade!

– This Transformer Table is pretty incredible. Wow.

– I can’t believe I am blogging about a Dyson vacuum, but here I am: The new Omni-Glide looks fantastic to a wooden-floor-sweeping-obsessed-human like me.

– “I did not become famous but I cam close enough to smell the stench of success…”

– Bookmarking this Garlic Confit Pasta

– I just discovered Arlo Skye Suitcases. Do you own one? Do you love it? The Zipper Carry-On seems great. I have been thinking of getting my kids their own rollies eventually.

– This LEGO x Adidas Collaboration makes me happy.

Plant dreams.

– Behold: an absurdly simple trick for choosing between “who” and “whom.”: To Whom it May Concern

The Most Powerful Tidal Turbine To Date Produces Clean, Reliable Energy Off the Scottish Coast

– My teenage daughter would get a kick out of this double name ring.

– This made me chuckle: Headless gymnastics at Olympics

– I am dying a little: A USA based store with Swiss imports. (The web site is a trip!) This Raclette grill for two is adorable!

– These are pretty cloth napkins.

– This garden hose reel is beautiful.

Put some art on you.

– Looking for a job? Hiring? The CreativeMornings Job Board got u.

– A big thank you to Tempo for sponsoring my blog this week. I use and *love* their minimal email client.

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How to Disappear: The Art of Listening to Silence in a Noisy World

This made me laugh out loud.

– Oh, I like the look of these sleek climate-friendly cooling units

– So many nuggets of wisdom in this post over at the First Round Review blog: The 30 Best Bits of Advice We’ve Heard on Our Podcast (So Far)

Why people are so awful online, by Roxane Gay

The cost to be a decent person is 0.00.

Simon Sinek gives us a fun exercise to find your why.

– Loving this canvas tote.

– Next time you visit NYC, make sure to visit The Little Island. It’s lovely!

– Can we talk about how magical this plant is? Watch the GIF.

How To Ask A Stranger For A Portrait

Gentle reminder.

This poor stick bug.

Asking the right questions to frame the problem.

Coronavirus Logos

What went right this week

It’s tough being a cameraman for the Olympics trampoline.

– These days it feels as everyone in my universe is coupled up. That’s why I started a thread of single folks raising their hands over on Twitter. Join in if you’re single and possibly up for a non-cringe-y singles event.

– Put some tiny Tattly on you. It doesn’t hurt.

– There are currently 2,806 jobs listed on the CreativeMornings Job Board, of which 681 are remote friendly.

– A big thank you to CPE at The New School for sponsoring my blog this week.

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What we do alone and what we do together, by Anand Giridharadas

Asking the right questions to frame the problem

Discover The Furthest City On Earth From Wherever You Live

This would be practical to hold masks at the entrance for a family.

– Want to Take Care of Your Brain? Take a Walk

– Great read: Describing something with accuracy forces you to learn more about it. In this way, description can be a tool for learning.

– Pray Parker is hosting a gathering makeover. I am so there for this.

– Wonderful: Old Book Illustrations (via Chris)

I’ll take one, please.

– Wow: An Innovative Drill-Bit Shaped Pen Holds Ink Around a Grooved Spiral

– Whoa, wild: Giant balloon head floats over Tokyo.

Hilma af Klint, the Life of an Artist

– I love my measuring spoon set by Ekobo. It makes me happy every time I use it.

This made me laugh.

– A big thank you to CPE at The New School for sponsoring my blog this week.

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– My remarkable Friend Patricia is putting together a thoughtful, nourishing retreat on a Greek Island this September. Wish I could go! (There are only two spots left)

Visualization of How Fast a Ball Drops on Various Solar System Bodies

– I love a good Rain Poncho. This one caught my eye.

– My friend Gene Monterastelli started an early morning tapping club to start the day off on the right foot. Accountability buddies unite! Not familiar with tapping, Gene breaks it down for you.

– Love this modern outdoor broom.

Half a Life in 2 Minutes

– I am dreaming of an Airstream Bambi. I might have to start with this mini version.

– Whoa! Stunnig minimal, Danish modular bed.

– The webcams of many laptops, especially MacBooks, are notoriously bad. EpocCam apps, you can turn your iPhone into a better quality, external webcam to use on Zoom, Google Meet, etc. (via Kai)

– I want a Smock. Do you want a Smock?

– This is what radical acceptance looks like. (via)

– A worthwhile long read: Dancing with Systems, by Donella Meadows (via)

– In Finland, preventing car accidents by painting reindeer antlers looks absolutely mythic. (via)

– Remember when songs came with fun music videos? I miss those days. Dive into the 80s here.

– Wow, a non-cheesy colored inflatable pool?! YES!

This is a beach chair I can get behind.

Tattly turned 10 last week! TEN!? A decade! Wow! (Whispers: I am grateful we made it through this last year, for a second there it looked like we wouldn’t hit this milestone.)

– Wow! There are over 2830 jobs listed on the CreativeMornings Job Board, of which 679 are remote friendly!

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Impossible to watch this without being moved in the depth of your soul. (via)

– NPR built a science-backed Joy Generator

This app shows pedestrians the shadiest walking route on hot days

Whoa, this thread! Brian asked “What are the best YouTube channels for leaning (any subject welcome)?

This Marble/Metal Single Stem Propagation Plant Stand is beautiful and sold out.

– Yes to all of these 21 Grilled-Vegetable Recipes

– I like this tumblr.

– Intrigued by everyhour which allows you to track how you spend your time.

– I love Nitch so much. I have to keep bringing it back.

Learn about the native homelands where you live. (via)

Ideas Needed: What to Do With Old Bowling Balls (They’re Unrecyclable)

The Femke Agema SS13 collection made me giggle.

I love this linen scarf.

– How fun is this hanging outdoor lamp?

This wooden bird shaped phone stand is adorable.

– Come work with me: CreativeMornings is hiring a Community Coordinator. (If that’s not for you, there are 2787 more jobs on our job board of which 699 are remote friendly. )

– This is my first 4th of July as an American Citizen. Happy fourth, everyone!

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– My remarkable friend Jocelyn Glei launched Radiate, a collaborative learning community dedicated to exploring, integrating, and radiating transformative change. It’s like interval training for transformation: Three phases of deep community, with lengthy breaks in-between. Sign-up ends today, Saturday June 26, 9pm EDT.

– Artist Reina Takahashi transposes the expressive, refined flourishes common in calligraphy into an exquisite series of paper type.

– Chloe Rosser’s photographic eye reconstructs bodies into genderless human sculptures

– In case you hadn’t seen this yet: Well done Google: When you type PRIDE across Google Sheet columns it does this!

The best water shoes according to Wirecutter.

– Excellent read: What if remote working didn’t mean working from home? (Psst.. our intentionally small, creative co-working community Friends Work Here is buzzing again and we only have 4 memberships left.)

– Some of these photos make me shiver: 40 Pics Of Slightly Unsettling “Liminal Spaces”

– Just as I was researching non-stick skillets the kitchn came out with a post about their favorites.

– Sheila Marie Orfano: How do you know what’s true?

– I dig this puzzle.

– I am so happy for team Duck Duck Go and their growth.

– This is some stunning looking French Press.

– I can get behind these reusable (washable) paper towels. Or should we just go back to calling them rags?

Secret NYC is a fabulous resource to find out what’s happening in Gotham City. (I love their Instagram account)

– This is a fun doormat.

– I’d give this lamp a loving home.

– Hello there, aesthetically pleasing metaltrays.

Female Design Council (FDC) is an action-oriented leadership organization dedicated to providing a strong professional community for all womxn irrespective of color, race, gender or sexual identity in the design industry.

– GAH! TVA Shirt. If you know, you know! (Thanks Kottke)

– Summer is here. Skin is out. Wear some art.

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Not new, but always good to listen to it again. Thanks Chris.

– I can’t get over this picture. I can never look at grass the same way again. So much happy!

8 ways to make your own fertilizer

– My remarkable friend Libby DeLana wrote a book about her practice of walking. In 2011 she stepped outside her New England home for a walk. She did the same thing the next day, and the next. It became a daily habit that has culminated in her walking over 25,000 miles – the equivalent of the earth’s circumference.

– ‘Humanity is a quality we owe to each other.’ In other words: in a world of absolute individualism – which our system in the West arguably steers us toward – a sense of shared humanity is hard to come by.

Eunoia – Words That Don’t Translate (via)

10 powerful lessons from the best commencement speeches of all time.

The Age of reopening anxiety, by Anna Russell

– Whaaaat! An alphabet found on the wing patterns of butterflies. YES

– NPR put together a guide with common terms about gender identity, how to talk about gender respectfully — and why it matters.

What people think Pride is.

– A little alcohol can boost creativity and strengthen social ties, Katie Julian writes. But there’s nothing moderate, or convivial, about the way many Americans drink today. America Has a Drinking Problem

Juggling from above.

– This made me laugh: What legos do when we aren’t looking

A lamp made out disposable wooden chopsticks.

A book illustrates what sounds could look like. (via)

– Listen: Arlo Parks Tiny Desk

This site teaches you the ABC in American Sign Language with machine learning. So fun! (via Chris.

– It’s Pride month. Wear a rainbow.

– A big thank you to Fontwerk for sponsoring my blog this week. West is beautiful!

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A love story that beckons you to dive deeper… Filmed, Written and Directed By Josiah Gordon

The hybrid workplace probably won’t last, by Jon Levy

As if I couldn’t love Patagonia any more. I love a company with a strong moral compass.

– Come to me, you beautiful glass storage canisters.

– I dig this storage providing IKEA window seat hack.

– “What seems like a dark time is in reality the womb space between the old and the new.
The collective is in a birthing canal. The energies are working for us not against us.” – Alisha Berry

This made me smile.

This Polaroid photo printer is way expensive but my teenage daughter would LOVE it.

– I grew up in Switzerland and I am flabbergasted every time I think about the fact that Swiss women only got the right to vote in 1971. The Divine Order tells the story.

– This card made me chuckle: I like you, so now what?

– Priya Parker created a guide outlining The New Rules for Gathering . You can download it for free.

– Need to translate some text to get a sense what it’s about? Try Deepl.

– Love these strip-ey mini vases.

– Yes to big chunky mugs.

– Come work with me at CreativeMornings. We are hiring a Partnerships Manager.

Tattly is currently running a summer sale and also working on a very exciting new product line. I can not wait to tell you about it…

– Happy my blog birthday to you! Hard to believe but this blog turned 16 this week. Thank you for visiting my little corner of the internet. I love taking care of this garden for you!

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“Get your tongues ready, get your suits out and pressed, and those buttons lowered. The era, the decade, of gathering, is upon us.” Well worth a listen!

Favorite Wikipedia lists. Some good ones in there. (via)

Why Having Friends of Different Ages Matters — And How It Can Impact an Ageist Society

This inverted cactus is incredible!

The Story behind Dr.Bronner Soap.

– This bird feeder made me laugh.

– Loving these block art prints. Also this one.

– What a treasure trove: A list of 100+ handpicked personal websites

– I am so happy Poler brought the Napsack back. Best gift I ever gave my kids. (In case you are not familiar: It’s a wearable sleeping bag!)

Get out of your geographic music bubble

A hideaway storage planter

The Best Live Animal Feeds From Around the World

Stop Trying to Raise Successful Kids: “Psychologists call this the helper’s high. Economists refer to it as the warm glow of giving. Neuroscientists find that generosity activates reward centers in our brains. And evolutionary biologists observe that we’re wired to help others. A tribe of people who “were always ready to aid one another,” Darwin wrote, “would be victorious over most other tribes; and this would be natural selection.”

This made me laugh.

– Yes, it’s incredibly expensive BUT it’s design-y and stylish. Wouldn’t mind to have one of these handcrafted wooden cornholes in my backyard.

– Whoa! This Tweet of mine about how divorce needs a rebrand got mentioned by Prof. Galloway on this Pivot Podcast episode.

– A big thank you to Continuing and Professional Education at Parsons for sponsoring my blog this week.

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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.

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That feeling when music touches you deep in your soul and is pure medicine. Jireh by Maverick City is that. And no, I don’t consider myself religious. I have my own version of church.

– Craig Mod shares Pizza Toast & Coffee — Japanese Cafe Short Documentary

Learning to Respond Not React, by Tara Brach

– I am coming back to this song.

– Here’s your daily dose of funny animal photos. The cat wearing tiny plastic hands made me laugh out loud.

– I thoroughly enjoyed this episode of How We Built This with the founder of Hinge telling his story. I mostly loved the part where he tells his personal love story. (It was turned into a short movie!)

– In words, images and video, teens across the United States show us how they have met life’s challenges in the midst of a pandemic. (via Chris)

LEGO Chocolate Cake. Funny. Show your kids.

– I don’t have a dog, but I have spent a good 10 min on this dog bed product page.

– Discover the first modern Kitchen–the Frankfurt kitchen-pioneered by the architect Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky (1926)

How to avoid bad decisions. An excellent read.

– Wow! A ten minute, one-to-one concert.

How to make cloud eggs. I need to finally give this a try.

– The We Work Documentary was released yesterday. Don’t think I have the stomach to watch it. I find Adam Neumann repulsive. If you have watched it, leave a comment below and let me know if it’s palatable?

– This 3D Printed vase is WOW!

– I am on an adventure to experience myself and my life sans alcohol for 90 days. (I am on day 42). I recently bought Good Drinks, a book with recipes for alcohol free drinks. Highly recommend.

– Not sure how I stumbled upon Kristen Lisanti on Instagram. But I am glad I did. I am intrigued by her Breaking Open, a six-week virtual course in what she calls applied mindfulness: meditating not just for our own peace of mind but to give us the tools to show up as safe people in the world. Registration is on a sliding scale, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. She is donating all proceeds to the Loveland Foundation and the AAPI Community Fund.

Say goodbye to moth holes in your favorite sweaters with these Cedar Wood Houses Fabric Protectors.

– This slow motion video made me look.

This is me, every time someone asks how are you doing?

Plant pedestals? Yes, please.

– These are lovely bookends.

The Extraordinary Life of Yayoi Kusama

What a fascinating house.

– There are currently 2193 jobs listed on the CreativeMornings Job Board, 652 of them are remote friendly.

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– This is a beautiful, minimal Murphy bed for small spaces, guest rooms etc.

– Whoa! In 1930 the Indiana Bell building was rotated 90°. Over a month, the structure was moved 15 inch/hr, all while 600 employees still worked there. There was no interruption to gas, heat, electricity, water, sewage, or the telephone service they provided. No one inside felt it move.

– I’d be ok with owning a Ping Pong Door.

– “When I Realized My Friend Was White“, Keith Yamashita describes a child’s first encounter with racism.

Something to look forward to

– This photo!

A black bear discovers a hot tub. Made me smile.

Be more realistic about the time you have.

– Thread: How to better navigate the online world with proper social media etiquette.

– I would love to taste a fried whole artichoke.

– This Spaghetti Belt Table made me laugh. (via)

eco-friendly, low-maintenance deck boards use 2,250 plastic bags per board

Monocle’s digital decency manifesto

– An important read: Helping Hands Need A Break, Too: How To Lend Support Without Burning Out

– Did you know eggshells can sharpen your blender blades?

This puzzle made me laugh.

– Before you give your child their first phone, read this.

– I hear more and more folks I know rave about DNTL Bar. Who knew the dentist experience could be something people get excited about?

– After asking Twitter for pots and pans recommendations which resulted in an epic thread, I joined the All-Clad Club.

– I love love love my Onsen Bath Robe.

– Love these eco-friendly stools inspired by an iconic design.

– Did you know CreativeMornings has a job board?

Put some Kale on you.

– Did you know I regularly share uplifting, heart-opening tiktok videos over on Instagram in my Stories? Check out my Collections (circles above my photos) to see some past posts. The Dance, Happy and Animal collections are pretty fun.

– A big thank you to Caveday for sponsoring my blog this week.Caveday helps you focus by managing distractions (phones aren’t allowed) and teaching you to monotask. They lead the world’s most focused community.

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This deeply resonates.

Denial. An original.

– Wikipedia is a constantly changing entity with hundreds of edits occurring every minute and now you can experience that dynamism as ambient music: Listen to Wikipedia.

Alan Watts on the meaning of freedom, the only real antidote to fear, and the deepest wellspring of love.

Cryptocurrencies and NFTs are an absolute disaster for so many more reasons than the ecological.

– This is oddly intense: Raccoon knocks on a glass door with rock between her paws when the cat food bowl is empty.

This dress by Busayo is making my heart go pitter patter. Not that I could pull it off, but man, it’s a stunner. Fun fact: Busayo is a lawyer gone fashion designer, such an inspiration.

– This is a pretty smart travel backpack. Check out the stop motion at the bottom showing the different features.

– Hollaback – Free Bystander Intervention Training

– Gather looks interesting: Build your intentional community.

– I love plants. But I haven’t gone the nerdy route of measuring my light yet. This article might change that.

Ten reasons to write a book, by Seth Godin (This resonates. I am starting to see a book in my future!)

– My favorite jewelry designer, Elsa Peretti has died. My heart hurts.

This plant tag makes me laugh. (I am a chronic over-waterer, I am not allowed to have any of these in my home.)

signs of a deep friend connection

– I would totally put this road trip pillow to good use.

– I love this silk floss set.

– An Enamel sign that simply says WONDERFUL. Yes, please.

– I love love love Chrissy Angliker’s paintings. (Another fellow Swiss in NYC)

Channeling my inner bumble bee. I am ready for spring and flowers.

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Baboon to The Moon makes colorful, fun, bags. I can totally see myself use one of these in stead of a rolling carry-on on a plane. Or even as a school backpack for my kids. Comes in three sizes.

The Great Green Wall is an African-led movement with an epic ambition to grow an 8,000km natural wonder of the world across the entire width of Africa.

– I enjoyed reading the replies in this Twitter thread asking What is your best life hack?

Draw an iceberg and see how it will float. (via Chris)

– I keep coming back to this: 5 Levels of Communication

– “Listen attentively, apologise sincerely, forgive generously” Hugh Mackay in his book The Good Life

These unusual animal photos made me smile.

Alexander Calder’s Archive Goes Online: Explore 1400 Works of Art by the Modernist Sculptor

Jazz Keys put a smile on my face. Try it. (via Jocelyn)

– We all need a Ceramic Ghost Vase.

Jason Kottke has been blogging for 23 years. Wow!

France is bacon.

Creative Boom curated a list 50 of the best graphic design blogs and publications for inspiration in 2021. (Honored to be included!)

– As someone who doesn’t use Calendly I appreciate this Chrome extension making it easy to share my calendar availability.

This woman is cooking eggs, sausages, and bacon in a toaster. I felt equal parts fascinated and grossed out watching this.

Manual coffee grinder. A beauty.

– Loving these minimal and stunning bar stools by Base 10.

How to Write an Obituary

– I just listened to this impressive article: I wanted to get rid of my possessions, because possessions stood between me and death, by Ann Patchett

– The psychologist’s fascinating study of friendship finds that the quality of our relationships determines our health, happiness and chance of a long life. (via Jocelyn)

– CreativeMornings asked its community members for their favorite newsletters and shared the suggestions in this blog post. So many new finds for me!

– Easter is near and that means, no egg in my house is safe of being decorated with Tattly.

– A big thank you to Corona Pirates for sponsoring my blog this week.

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A Primer for Hosting Online Creative Workshops, by Priya Parker

– I am deeply inspired by this incredible, winter swimming, big-hearted human, who I am proud to call my friend: Patricia Garcia-Gomez, 54: Winter Swimming and The Power of Ritual

– ‘I love Typography’s favorite typefaces of 2020. (via)

– I think I am developing an obsession for citrus juicers. Look at this beauty!

– If you like lose tea you will LOVE this mug. Thanks for the tip, Sharon!

– Some women walk down the street with a Yoga Mat, you’d be more likely to see me with one of these Rolled Up Potting Tarps.

To Start a New Habit, Make It Easy. Removing obstacles makes it more likely you’ll achieve a new health goal. The 7-Day Well Challenge will show you how.

This map showcasing building ages in the Netherlands is fascinating.

This Twitter thread about a NYC apartment is one of the wildest things I have seen in a long time.

Cardinal Print by Berkley Illustration. My heart!

– I’d be into this Ocean Anatomy 500-Piece Puzzle

– The cheese lover in my rejoices: Cheese isn’t bad for you.

– I would give this bell lantern a loving home.

– Loving Claudia Pearson’s new Tree Collection.

These Herb Storage Containers made me giggle. Makes your herbs look like astronauts.

– Plant lovers: Here’s a post explaining How to Make Compost Tea for Plants with Banana peels, Onion skins, Eggshells and Coffee grounds

– What a lovely, graphical vase. (Why are they do not showing it with any flowers in their product photography?)

– Debbie Millman has a new columns on Print Magazine called What Matters. I am here for it.

– ‘I get better sleep’: the people who quit social media

– Beautiful Read by Craig Mod: Looking Closely is Everything. “I’d say that that huh is the foundational block of curiosity. To get good at the huh is to get good at both paying attention and nurturing compassion; if you don’t notice, you can’t give a shit. But the huh is only half the equation. You gotta go huh, alright — the “alright,” the follow-up, the openness to what comes next is where the cascade lives. It’s the sometimes-sardonic, sometimes-optimistic engine driving the next huh and so on and so forth.”

What’s a newsletter you open and read the minute you get it? Why?

– Let’s manifest an early Spring! Put some flowers on you.

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– When it comes to lasting romance, passion has nothing on friendship. The type of love that makes people happiest, by Arthur C. Brooks

This made me laugh out loud. Definitely the case if you have kids.

– ”The things you learn in maturity: not to engage in self-destructive behavior or burn up energy in anxiety. You learn that self-pity and resentment are among the most toxic of drugs.” —John W. Gardner (via John Maeda)

Bespoke Sunshine Coast tailor gives new life to old memories. Mr Trimble meticulously deconstructs sentimental items and repurposes them into functional clothing.

This is one colorful, visual firework Instagram account, capturing the color of Miami

– Please enjoy this live stream of 3 baby pandas. (via)

Hiking Is an Ideal Structure for Friendship, by Julie Beck

How to back up your Instagram photos.

– So simple. So good: Bookfeed.io is a simple tool that allows you to specify a list of authors, and generates an RSS feed with each author’s most recently released book. (via)

– “A challenge for anyone programming at a monopoly, a public company, a well-funded startup or even a non-profit in search of donors is this: Do you have the guts to build an algorithm you can be proud of even if it doesn’t pay off as well in the short run?” Algorithms give or they take, by Seth Godin

How Apple builds its stores

People share 30 of the funniest contact names they have in their phones. One of them: “One of my identical twins has the other twin in his phone as ‘spare parts’.

Slow Down and Write Better Emails, by Erica Dhawan

– THIS IS INCREDIBLE: Audiblogs lets you listen to any web article in your podcast player in an Audible-like voice. Use it to “read” while you exercise, cook, do house chores, etc.

Vintage radiators with built-in plate warmers. Wow.

Rams Palettes taken from Dieter Rams legendary production collection for Braun. Made by Chad Ashley. If you don’t know who Dieter Rams is, you might enjoy this documentary about his life and legacy.

If you’re good, say you’re good, by Adrienne Maree Brown

– I can’t keep up with all the supercool puzzle brands popping up. Here’s another one: Rejig. (via)

– Calling all singers, songwriters, poets, puppeteers, comedians, dancers, magicians, mimes, and everything in between for our first ever ⁦CreativeMornings/NY digital open mic on February 26, 9am.

– Did your kids love the news about a robot landing on Mars? They might love this Tattly Set.

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It’s been super winter-y here in NYC and I started searching for adventure winter videos on YouTube. This one captivated me.

– David Lynch on his daily routine.

Foundation is bringing digital creators and crypto natives together for you to create, explore, & collect digital art.

How to Download Instagram Photos

– I am in awe of the Great Green Wall Project

– Just added Hungry Hearts to my Book Wishlisth over on Bookshop. (My friend Priya Parker contributed an essay!)

How does Wifi Work? An electrical engineer explains.

Tiller looks interesting. My friend Erica Heinz Tweeted about it.

The Founder of Go Fund Me wrote an Op Ed saying “The situation is nothing short of a national emergency. Hello Congress, Americans need help and we can’t do your job for you.”

– Can you fall n love with a free-standing sink? Yes, I can.

– In love with these vases by Aqua Culture.

LEGO has released a three-and-a-half-hour playlist that can serve as relaxing background noise while you play with their build sets. What’s even more interesting is that all seven tracks—each 30 minutes long—were composed using LEGO bricks instead of traditional musical instruments. Here’s the link to the LEGO White Noise playlist on Spotify.

– Immensely satisfying old puzzle boards, used for educational purposes to create words

What does a cup of flour weigh? It’s surprisingly complicated (via)

A book featuring coworking spaces from around the world, including mine, Friends Work Here.

– ‘Same Energy’ is a new visual search engine that finds related images by style and mood

Crocs for dogs?

– We asked the CreativeMornings community about books they re-read often or gift to others. The response blew us away.

– Some great answers in this thread asking What is the best advice you ever got for managing adult life?

– Lovely: Photographer Ken Ohyama’s Cutouts of Japanese Urban Buildings

– “Our level of detachment often informs our level of generosity.” I enjoyed this listen: Jen MacNab with No Sidebar talks about having a spirit of generosity. You can also read it here.

Ordinary Habit makes beautiful puzzles.

Funmingo looks so much fun!

– Can’t help but feel like this Armored Bird recently.

– Come work with me! CreativeMornings is hiring a Content Marketing Manager. Application deadline is this coming Wednesday.

– Thank you to Matthew Manos of Productive Enough for sponsoring my blog this week. Productive Enough is a free toolkit for overwhelmed entrepreneurs, freelancers, and leaders who are looking for a more mindful way to get things done efficiently.

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The Moon in Real Time, by Seán Doran (via Chris)

– Come work with me! We are looking to hire a Content Marketing Manager and become the voice of CreativeMornings.

– I love Marimekko’s bold patterns. Always have. Always will.

I love you NYC.

– Big fan of the aesthetic and the products of Public Goods.

– Beautiful, Brooklyn handmade black salt bowl.

28 Days of Black History

– NIKE unveils the NIKE GO FlyEase, an easy-on, easy off no-lace sneaker

Wakamai Fondue – The tool that answers the question “what can my font do?”

The best Writing Apps

NPR’s best books of 2020

Three American Mothers on the Brink, by Jessica Bennett

Studio Ghibli: Everything you need to know about the legendary Japanese animation house.

– “Read 20 pages to start the day.”

– The concept of a passive house explained.

– What would you keep in the 175 pocket jacket?

– “Get plants. Overwater them until they die. Replace plants. This is better than overwhelming your children with this kind of attention that has to go somewhere.” Your Guide to Parenting Teenagers in a Pandemic

Tattly make for a perfect Valentine’s Day gift.

– The world’s top agencies, studios, and firms use Float to plan their projects and schedule their team’s time. (I appreciate them sponsoring my blog this week!)