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The Lion King: Tiny Desk Concert

– The Birds Aren’t Real Merch is putting a smile on my face. My kids are loving the plain black hoodie.

– Very honest and personal interview over on Time Sensitive with yours truly. (Thank you for the kind feedback so many of you have sent!)

– What a cool gift: Create Your Own Reel Viewer

AI generated art is absolutely wild in every way (via Chris)

You Need a (Creative) Manifesto

Cyclo Knitter: A Bicycle-Based Machine That Knits a Scarf in Five Minutes

– This poop bag pouch looks smartly designed. Want. Purchased and loving it.

– I think this is unique stripe-y rainbow scarf falls into the category of what my friend Annie would call ‘Dopamine Dressing’. (aka colorful dressing)

Plant Guide: Popular Plants from A to Z care difficulty

– I would say a Fringe Garland falls into the same category as my love for confetti.

– The Bantu philosophy of “ubuntu” focuses on the power of community

The Four Buddhist Mantras for Turning Fear into Love

– “Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.”

– Hey Austin, I wish I could go see the Field of Light installation. Maybe you can go?

What a stunning house. Wow.

These pants with all of the pockets made me giggle.

– Great gift ideas for art lovers: Colossal’s Favorite Art Books of 2022

Tattly make for perfect stocking stuffers. The Tattly Gift Guide can help you find the right designs.

– CreativeMornings gathers kind-hearted, creatively minded humans all over the world. Is there a chapter in your town? If not, put your city on the map and start one, or attend our virtual events called FieldTrips.

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– A truly entertaining read on the adventures of renovating a brownstone. (Thank you Bailey.)

– The New Yorker’s list of best books of 2022

The creative legacy of Gifs: Past, present and future

– Fun gift: Personalized Word Search Throw Blanket

Turn your photos into wall art. Fun!

Revitalizing Culture in the World of Hybrid Work

How a Mechanical Watch works, one of many beautifully detailed and animated explainers by Bartosz Ciechanowski. (via)

– If you’re in need of inspiration for how to set up your desk check out hackerstations.com. It’s a collection of workspace setups by tech professionals. (Via)

How To Be Successful, by Sam Altman (via)

You belong here dish.

– I love these objects by Nicola Vruwink

– What if everything you shared on social media, for one month, was about something other than yourself?

The Ilulissat Icefjord Centre in Greenland is on my list of places wanting to visit!

Did the ad work?

Put an orchid on you.

– My team and I at CreativeMornings love to light a brand-awareness fire for companies who believe in the importance of the creative community meeting up. When a company partners with us, the world’s largest face-to-face community, they are being seen and celebrated as a generous patron of the creative world. In return we spread their brand and content through content partnerships, hands-on workshops with our FieldTrips, our mega global partnerships… Partner with us?

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Currently on repeat, post soul fusion goodness: Late Bloomers by The Cut.

Coffee vs. tea smackdown

Real power lies in the domains of deep, slow change, by Stewart Brand

– I stumbled upon the Modern Elder Academy and feel like I opened a portal to a wise, expansive universe. Wow!

– I can’t stop laughing at these boots.

The art of Kaketsugi, or ‘invisible mending’ in Japanese.

– “You must not ever stop being whimsical.” -Mary Oliver

Seeing Differently Part 3: The Practice of Seeing (Mediation with your Eyes Open)

– There’s a town in New York entirely filled with book stores: Hobart Book Village

– Did you know this iPhone trick? I didn’t.

– This dutch oven is making my heart go pitter patter.

The Disappearing Art Of Maintenance (via)

– A climate podcast called A Matter of Degree which just published a mini series explaining what individual climate leadership looks like. (via)

– This is a good-looking barstool.

An analog recipe notebook. Love it.

Most visited website in every country. Wikipedia is the most visited website overall, taking the crown in 43 nations, followed by Twitter, which is favored in 10 countries. More here.

– “If you did your best when you created a piece of work, but your perfectionism or fear of judgement or lack of confidence makes you not like it, ask yourself: who is this piece for and will it work? And then, allow it to exist, to grow, to evolve, to improve, to fade away, or to shine. But first, make it work.” – None of Your Business (via)

– Every now and then I discover an organization that takes my breath away. Here’s one for you: The Long Now Foundation.

This is a very cool kids sweater.

Bioluminescence Is Nature’s Love Light

— The documentary series The Vow is blowing my mind. It follows members who joined the self-improvement group NXIVM – whose leader was convicted of sex trafficking, racketeering conspiracy, and other crimes – to reveal the emotional toll of unfolding events on these individuals.

– Where in the world do you live? There might be a CreativeMornings event happening in your town. If not, there’s a virtual FieldTrip waiting for you in the CreativeMornings universe. Whispers: All of these events are free!

Put a butterfly on it.

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In ‘Sometimes Making Something Leads to Nothing’, 1997, Francis Alÿs pushed a block of ice through the streets of Mexico City until it completely melted. After nice hours the block was reduced to no more than an ice cube suitable for a whisky on the rocks, so small that he could casually kick it along the street.

To have without holding. by Marge Piercy

– I purchased the Nimbot D11 label maker and I am in love. It’s pretty and functional. Everything is currently being labeled in my house.

TikTok and the fall of social media giants. Facebook is trying to copy TikTok, but this strategy may well signal the end of these legacy platforms, by Cal Newport

– Want: Pants that are basically a warm blanket.

– I have absolutely No Shelf Control when it comes to buying books.

Stone Skipping Is a Lost Art. Kurt Steiner Wants the World to Find It.

Wisdom Engines: Technologies for Evolution and Happiness

– These pants made me laugh: ALL OF THE POCKETS!

– I love that organizations like The Free Little Library exists.

– Brené Brown’s vulnerable and tender reflections from her summer sabbatical. (via)

Non-Coercive Marketing: A Primer (via)

TinyKiwi is a simple, fast editing tool to polish screenshots, create blog post covers and size-appropriate social media assets. (via)

– Is there a CreativeMornings in your city? Go attend an event and be in community. It makes a difference. If there isn’t one, start a chapter?

– Have a party or dinner party coming up? Get a Jumbo Party Pack from Tattly and let the fun begin.

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Not new, but still wonderful.

The Unexpected Power of Random Acts of Kindness

– What? Radiolab for kids? YES PLEASE!

– Hey fellow US Citizens, are you registered to vote? Check here.

The Secret to Making Friends as an Adult (via)

– “Marketing is product design, customer service, pricing, customer delight and creating and living a remarkable story. Marketing is creating the conditions for the network effect.” The chief hype officer

– Interesting read: Dating Apps Were ‘Getting Old.’ Why Not Try Something Older? “Every Friday, when Randa Sakallah sends out her free newsletter, Hot Singles, she hopes to make a match. Maybe not a forever love, but a connection, however fleeting, between two people who are interested in something more.”

10 Reasons to be Optimistic (Without Being Naive) About Climate Change

Kinopio is a spatial thinking tool for building new ideas and solving hard problems.

Constantly ask what they really want

– I am lucky to be the steward of a teeny tiny forest in the Hudson Valley and I am dreaming of putting a sauna in the middle of it. This one would be lovely. Or this one by Heartwood.

What are you unwilling to feel?

– How can I survive as an artist? Booooooom put together a page you should bookmark or send to artists you know!

– “The long game requires patience. Mostly yours.

– Ever wanted to volunteer? Idealist.org can connect you with an organization in your corner of the world.

A Good Movie to Watch is a freemium service that rates and recommends movies and shows. (via)

Take Care of Your Blog. I couldn’t agree more. SO MUCH good came to me because I consistently showed up here on my blog. (via)

– One day I will own a house that is the perfect backdrop for one of these chairs by Hem.

– Microscopic Photo of Vinyl Record Grooves (via Chris)

Self-love Hack: “Get a plant and name it after yourself. I tell that to everyone, especially if they have trouble with self-love. Take care of your plant every day. Water it, make it beautiful. If your plant is growing and nourishing, that means you’re growing and nourishing. If it’s dying, you have to ask: ‘What’s going on with me?….”

– Find answers to your questions from the best books in the world using experimental AI—not google search. Wow! (via)

Put some colorful mushrooms on you. It makes everything better.

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I am crushed by the rulings of the Supreme Court this week. Especially the overturning of Roe vs Wade. No, we are not ok. What can you do?

Saving these questions, especially “Would they miss you if you stopped?”

– Kevin Kelly: The Need for World Government

How TikTok triggered a books revolution

– This made me smile: A choir of Spring onions

– “According to the study, published in the journal De Economist (paywall) on April 26, there are two types of creativity that can blossom at different points in a person’s life.” The two types of creativity that peak at different ages

– I would give these minimal wall mounted cabinets a loving home, as bedside tables. Or multiples, in one continuous line, across the wall in my living room. Yes please.

This is a lovely print. And there are so many more on Juniper.

The 6 Very Best Fertilizers for Houseplants

– I keep coming back to this one: “The point is, when you’ve been conducting your working life at the speed of a freight train, it takes quite a long time to roll to a stop and/or point yourself in a new direction—toward a new way of being, living, and working.” Confessions of a Burnt Out Over-Achiever

How Does Venice Work?

– Hey New Yorkers, Fresh Catskills delivers locally farmed food to your doorstep. Love it!

_ Must remind myself to Breathe.

– Beautiful talk: Reading as a way of living by Dev Aujla. If you love books you’ll love this talk. (My favorite CreativeMornings/NYC talk to date.)

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– Uhm, why are not more people talking about this? Giant sinkhole with a forest inside found in China

This Twitter thread of two nested stuck ceramic bowls is pure internet gold.

– I want to build a house around a conversation pit.

Input any train station in Europe & this site maps all the places you can travel without transfers.

Collective is the first online back office platform designed for Businesses-of-One. (via)

A uterus trellis. Yep.

– I am completely hooked on these pants by Pashko. I wear them every day. They are super comfortable, lightweight and design-y looking.

Outdoor Bar Caddie. Want.

This tote bag made me chuckle.

I love organizing things in boxes.

This is what my fancy raincoat dreams are made of.

Various deck of cards with prompts helping you have more meaningful conversations. Love it.

– How did I not realize cordless glue guns are a thing?

The Dogist, the stories of dogs. I am here for this content.

– My friend Patricia wrote an article on The necessary art of retreat: On my mind: Not away from the world, but into it.

The AirJelly is a remote-controlled jellyfish that glides through air thanks to a helium-filled ballonett propelled by a central electric drive unit.

– Here’s your chance to test drive a tattoo sleeve.

– Did you know CreativeMornings has a job board? There are a total of 1751 jobs currently listed of which 599 are remote friendly. This one takes the cake: MoMA is looking for a curatorial assistant in Contemporary design.

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– My friend Gareth launched a beautifully minimal app that tracks how you feel. Love it.

– I gasped multiple times while listening to this interview with Sherri Mitchell in the latest Hurry Slowly Podcast episode on Showing Up in Fullness.

– A little bit of hope: Scientists Discover Method to Break Down Plastic in Days, Not Centuries

– This is wonderful: Royal frogs, masquerading lemurs, and florals with human faces are just some of the eccentric characters in acclaimed illustrator Bill Mayer’s gouache paintings.

– Now that I own a dog raincoats are on my radar. This is a cool one.

– My kids just told me about Photomath and I am stunned.

– A teenage treasure hunter pulled a safe containing thousands of dollars out of a river and returned the money to its rightful owner. Heart full.

– I love this old-school-looking lightbulb lantern.

– Delightful: Mushrooms, flowers, and fish are just some of the things you’ll find on Aynsley of Knotted Neon’s head.

– These stainless steel side tables are fascinating.

– Photographer captures dogs’ faces as they catch treats mid-air, and it’s sheer, hilarious joy

– Yep, my inner 15 year old wants one of these.

– A new study published in Evolutionary Psychology found that being humorous is the most effective way to flirt for both men and women.

– There are currently over 2,000 jobs listed on the CreativeMornings job board. 625 of them are remote friendly. (My wonderful friend Amit Gupta over at Sudowrite is hiring engineers.)

– Want to pretend you got a sleeve tattoo? Team Tattly got you as they launched their biggest tattoo yet: Say hello to the brand new Tattly Sleve Kits: One by Helen Dealtry and one by Jess Chen.

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[Whispers] It’s been a moment since my last Link Pack. I know. Life has been a bit turbulent. I have been feeling a bit wobbly and didn’t have the brain space to tend to this garden as much as I would like. If you missed the Link Packs, thank you for caring. I appreciate you.

– I love the internet: This to that offers glue advice.

This man is winning at life.

– This is delightful: Illustrations Transform Landscape Photos Into a Charming Cast of Characters

This made me laugh.

The physical therapy metaphor

– Some solid advice in this thread.

– Welcome to the museum of endangered sounds.

– What does the future sound like? In the early 20th century, one answer rang out from Luigi Russolo’s intonarumori — lever-operated machines designed to pop, sough, shriek, and shock.

Stop Trying to Be Nice All the Time, by School of Life

– I find moles quite endearing: Uncovering the Secrets of Mole Motion

– I am LOVING my copy of Why Design Matters by Debbie Millman. Have you seen the book yet?

30 Affirmations (Free Phone Wallpapers)

Mood Meter can help you answer the question How Are You Feeling.

– My friend Barbara made this Rosemary Shortbead recipe and it was beyond delicious.

– My friend has these linen sheets by Quince on her bed and they are beautiful and feel super soft. On my wishlist.

Stray Dog Classics in Brooklyn sells vintage, meticulously restored Range Rovers from Spain. Drool.

– Always giggling at the fact that a lot of stores wouldn’t carry our original Tattly Mermaid because, you know, boobies. So we asked Jessi Preston to make one with a bikini top. Here you go.

– These jobs that caught my eye on the CreativeMornings Job Board: Esalen in Big Sur CA is hiring a night gate ward, a dishwasher, risk manager, director of advancement and a director of fundraising.

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This is a soothing video to watch.

The pavement surgeon.

– I am tempted to buy this LED headlamp for when I walk my dog at night in the woods.

7 books that will help you regain a sense of calm

This colorful fashion brand makes me happy.

– In 1983 Architecutral Design Magazine launched a competition to for architects to design a doll house.

How a talk begins by Austin Kleon

– These knitted hats by Mischa Lampert are super duper cool.

– Wait what, a cordless hand mixer?

– Kaze makes beautifully colorful disposable face masks.

This toolbag has me swoon.

– I am obsessed with this dinnerware collection by Canvas. I saw it in person at the trade show this past weekend and the black rim is so subtle and beautiful.

– I want to buy this stair slide.

The ‘do something for nothing’ movement that started with a free haircut

A wonderful collection of images exploring the complexities of love – the joys, failures, self-love, family love, and everything in between.

Put some art on you. It’s fun to pretend.

– There are currently 901 remote jobs listed on the CreativeMornings Job Board.

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Roxane Gay’s refreshing honesty on creative challenges. (via)

A set of acrylic template rulers that allow you to easily cut a fold a paper bag into card holders, business card cases or snack pouches.

– Every year on December 12, a handwritten letter on oversized lined paper appears on a residential lawn in Chicago or Austin.

This kid made me laugh. “I really wish I was in school right now.” (via)

What if friendship, not marriage, was the center of our life?

The New Possible → Visions of a world beyond crisis (via DD)

Indifference is the enemy. Agreed.

– The new US Postal Service trucks make me laugh.

– I am surprised how excited I am about this webcam concept: Dell’s wire-free webcam could one day eradicate Zoom side-eye as it uses magnets to stick anywhere on your screen. Would love for it to become reality.

A relationship is about inventing your own language,” says Sciamma. “You’ve got the jokes, you’ve got the songs, you have this anecdote that’s going to make you laugh three years later. It’s this language that you build. That’s what you mourn for when you’re losing someone you love. This language you’re not going to speak with anybody else.”

– “Movies are filled with heroes who take responsibility.” Seth Godin musing on our responsibility preferences

How to Cope with Feeling Unfocused or Overwhelmed, by Tim Ferriss

– Absence of candor: “FOG.” It stands for “fact-deficient, obfuscating generalities.” Great read: Why we Praise Meaningless Jargon and Fail to Realize the Emperor has No Clothes

– I don’t need a pet step ladder but I secretly want it. It’s a beauty.

– For this Valentine’s Day gift your loved one some Tattly.

– There are currently over 2,600 jobs listed on the CreativeMornings job board. of which 725 are remote friendly.

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Alan Watts on Trust

52 Things Kottke Learned in 2021. What an awesome list.

Wordle Is a Love Story

This is a lovely thread, full of truths. Especially: “Love always takes work, but it should never take suffering.”

– This is helpful: Inbox Zero trick: How to clean out your inbox on Gmail and start the year fresh.

– Another word for… Try Word Hippo. (Via Chris)

Life’s lines of closeness

100 Notable Books of 2021, according to the NYTimes

– Loving this eye pillow.

This thread is full of interesting newsletters

– I ordered one of these Desk Pads for my office. Can’t wait to try it.

– This LED torch looks beautiful and practical. But is it?

– I would have LOVEd The Nugget when I was a kid. So many possibilities for fun!

How To Apologize

Hiut Denim’s 2021 List of Makers + Mavericks. (Wildly honored to be included)

Leaves with you provides rituals to create healing and ceremony at one’s end of life.

The Year in Type (via Chris)

– Did you know Tattly launched removable Vinyl Stickers? Put art on your stuff!

– A big thank you to The New School for sponsoring my blog this week. The Interior Lighting Design Certificate at Parsons equips you with an understanding of the science of light and vision.

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The Photos of the Year for 2021

– “We lose sight of the fundamental tradeoff that the price of higher productivity is always lower creativity. All of it, Burkeman observes, is the product of an anxiety about time that springs from our stubborn avoidance of the elemental parameters of reality.” Against the Trap of Efficiency: The Counterintuitive Antidote to the Time-Anxiety That Haunts and Hampers Our Search for Meaning

– This Rainbow Scarf makes me happy.

– What went right in 2021: the top 26 good news stories of the year

The best movies and TV of 2021, picked by NPR critics

Joan Didion is dead at 87.She established a distinctive voice in American fiction before turning to political reporting and screenplay writing.

– You’re not uncool, making friends as an adult is hard (Two months into dog ownership, I can attest that having a dog is a Friend Making Machine)

This post over on Colossal is fueling my love for foxes

This Instagram account is pure gold. This post of finding your posse of missfits pulled me in.

– The literature clock tells you the current time using a literary snippet. (via)

– This Oak Pen Tray makes my minimalist heart sing.

Typography fundamentals through Google Fonts.

I’m going to close this deal using business words I’ve heard men yell in airports, by Wendi Aarons

– A big thank you to Caveday for sponsoring my blog this week. (Whispers: Team CreativeMornings is huge fans of Caveday.)

Happy Holidays to you all, my dear readers. Thank you for visiting my garden. I like tending to it and knowing that you enjoy my finds.

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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.

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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!