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This Shitt’s Creek scene made me laugh so hard.

– This week Jessica Hische taught a class on pricing out creative work. I have seen people raving about it all over the internet in how generous and useful it was. Jessica decided to put everything into a PDF and make it available for download. I wish I would have had this when I started out as a freelancer.

Why Everyone’s Suddenly Hoarding Mason Jars

Eighth Generation provides an ethical alternative to “Native-inspired” art. Thet are proudly owned by the Snoqualmie Tribe.

The Case for Adding DesignOps to Your Org Chart

– This is a beautifully designed Murphy Wall Bed

– Whoa! This rare phenomenon is called “Baikal Zen“, where rocks lying on the surface of frozen lakes are heated by sunlight that emits infrared rays, melting the ice below. When the sun sets, the ice freezes again, creating these incredible frozen near-impossible structures.

– Thank you Tasha Blank for this excellent mix.

How to put more hours back in your day: Automate what you can. Outsource what you can. Don’t meet when a Slack or email will do. Stop treating all decisions like big decisions. Bundle unpleasant tasks with enjoyable ones.

– Italian singer Adriano Celentano released a song in the 70s with nonsense lyrics meant to sound like American English, apparently to prove Italians would like any English song. It was a hit, and resulted in this.

– Who doesn’t want a Face Pot?

– Oh, these are fun kids bed sheets!

– What an oddly beautiful looking pet toy.

– Didn’t know this was a thing. Makes me want to be a dog and fence owner.

– Jon Burgerman’s Black Friday Snail made me laugh.

This is a pretty and multifunctional cat carrier / bed.

How To Cook With Cast Iron (I love my cast iron pan so much! I learned that Flax Seed Oil is the best to treat your pan. I didn’t know that.)

– Joey Roth strikes again. He created Osma, a portable coffee device that makes cold brew in under two minutes using our biodegradable pods or your favorite coffee. (Joey is also known for the Sorapot, a felt mouse and his Ceramic Speakers.)

– The MoMA sells an old-school looking Toolbox and I like it.

Tattly make for excellent stocking stuffers. (Psst.. There is currently a 30% off sale happening.)

– Looking for a new job? Want to learn something new? Want to travel around the world, virtually? CreativeMornings has you covered.

– A big thank you to Loftie for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week. Did you know the alarm clock needed reinventing? Because it did. Why? One word: Smartphones. Learn more.

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I love this website. The forest experience is my favorite.

They found a small owl inside of this year’s Rockefeller Christmas tree, he hitched a ride all the way to NYC and is now being treated and cared for at a wildlife rehab facility.

What’s your Charlie Brown Dance?

– These are some good Cleaning Hacks

This TED talk illuminates how you can apply this “design thinking” to designing your own life. (via)

– My friend Fred Dust wrote a book helping us have meaningful and difficult conversation.

YDays helps you unlock your creativity and inspire your friends with delightful, surprising drawing prompts each day.(via)

Reflection.app helps you start and keep a meaningful reflection practice (via)

– Pardon the language but it’s funny: Stay The Fuck at Home with Samuel L. Jackson

A German informercial urging folks to stay home, to fight Covid. Surprisingly funny. (via Chris)

– You have half a dozen eggs left. Which one are you?

– On January 21, 2021, the day after the presidential inauguration, we will hold the “People’s Inauguration.” We will come together as human beings to recommit to the project of building a nation with liberty and justice for all.

– I love this interview with my friend Patricia Garcia-Gomez.

– Bekka from Closed Mondays launched a fun new shelf. Check it out.

Henrybuilt kitchens make me swoon.

– I know it’s a bit over the top and silly but I really want Bird Buddy, a smart bird feeder. I noticed two Blue Jays outside my window, staring at my bird feeder yesterday. It made me so happy!

10 Art Books That Will Nourish Your Creative Soul

How to focus on changing your behavior and not your goals.

Tattly makes for really good stocking stuffers.

– A big thank you to Onsen for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week. I have replaced all of my towels with Onsen Towels. Never looked back.

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This is wonderful. Created by London based Channel Twelve.

– This pickle bottle stopper made me laugh.

– Wow, I didn’t realize: “The inaugural Op-Ed page appeared on Sept. 21, 1970. It was named for its geography — opposite the editorial page — not because opinions would be expressed in its columns.” And Now a Word From Op-Ed, By David Shipley

How to Gradually Become a More Relaxed Person

– I have fallen in love with this tv-stand/sideboard.

– Loved this read: “Plants can see, hear, smell and respond.”

Weee! app delivers Asian groceries. Ooooh!

IKEA’s New Line of Flexible Furniture is Perfect for Small Spaces

– Loving this black ball vase.

Available let’s you share your calendar availability right inside of Gmail

– I love (!!!!) my cat litter box. Who says that?

This is your brain on love, a Radiolab episode.

NJRD makes stunning rugs.

– This floating sideboard is making my heart beat faster.

– “We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” –Joseph Campbell

This is the world I want to live in.

Bebel Gilberto: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

– “For nearly fifty years, I’ve been teaching canoeing up in Canada. The first rule is clearly the most important: the best way to learn is to get into the boat.” Where does creativity come from?, by Seth Godin

– A big thank you to General Assembly for sponsoring my blog this week. Join GA for our week long festival where they will deliver some brilliant workshops, introductory classes and keynotes all online and free.

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Nata Metlukh’s animation “Awkward” lives up to its name as it transports viewers right back to the last time they bumbled a handshake or didn’t properly judge the distance

The 10 Happiest Songs, According to Science

The Curve, social distancing stories that bring us closer together.

– Whoa, this is a treasure trove: Coaching and Feedback Tools for Leaders\

– I love this color wheel. Makes a great gift for a kiddo. Or a kiddo at heart, like me.

– So many resourceful answers in this Twitter thread about how people organizer their favorite recipes.

– Why Some Memories Seem Like Movies: ‘Time Cells’ Discovered In Human Brains, a 3-Minute Listen over on NPR

– I want me a “knuffelcontact”: Everyone Gets a Cuddle Buddy in Belgium’s New Lockdown.

Blinks came out with more games. (My kids love Blinks table top games – analog mixed with digital!)

– “To choose to live in a city is, at the end of the day, to choose human nature over Mother Nature. It’s to choose to live in connection with other people, accepting in equal measure all the risks this brings as well as the rewards. It’s the choice to be part of the collective.” The Death and Life of the Greatest American City

– This looks interesting: Compose high-performing audience-based ad copy in seconds with copy.ai

– This is a beautiful book for little ones: Little Champions of Justice, 8 true stories about social justice, courage, and kindness — for ages 6-10

Poketo teamed up with Casetify and created some beautiful Phone and AirPod cases.

Sandwich Haikus. Delightful. (And I don’t even like Sandwiches.)

In No Great Hurry, 13 Lessons in life with Saul Leiter

– I am starting to crack. I downloaded the Petfinder app, looking at adult and senior dogs to rescue. I’ll start out with this black pug sticker for now.

LinkIt.Black

– Not that I have room for fancy frying pans in my small kitchen but this Egg Frying Pan is exciting for an egg sunny side up lover like me.

– I love love love Japan’s Mundane Halloween Costumes

Tattly Tins bring on the happy.

– Gah! Team Simon Sinek is hiring a Graphic Designer. Love seeing the growing number of remote jobs on the CreativeMornings Job Board.

– Thank you Float for sponsoring my blog this week:. The world’s top creative teams, including BuzzFeed and MetaLab, use Float to plan their projects and schedule their team’s time.

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A new and growing archive dedicated specifically to the graphic arts in Uruguay.

– A set of elegantly proportioned three-dimensional letters, numbers and symbols to add to your favorite necklace.

– As a visual learner I really appreciate the animated graphics in this article about how the Coronavirus spreads.

– Anyone who has ever dealt with formatting things in markdown will love this Markdown Live Preview.

– These bird portraits by Tim Flach made my day.

– I love this felt curbside bedtable.

– YES! You go Canada! Canada banning plastic bags, straws, cutlery and other single-use items by the end of 2021 (via)

– This dressed up pug made me laugh.

– My friend Carolyn gifted me a pack of Uniqlo face masks. They are so comfortable.

Bongo Cat. Made me laugh.

– I just discovered The Red Hand Files and am loving every bit of it. This post is beautiful.

– Adam JK’s Unsolicited Advice 2021 Planner is out.

– These Doodle Crayons are almost too sculptural and cool to use.

YES YES Y’ALL

– I keep thinking how much I love my SOMA Water Pitcher. Not a new product, but worth mentioning how much I appreciate it.

– I can’t stop watching this: A guy put cheese into a chocolate fountain.

Uppity Women Unite Pin.

A Brooklyn quilt. Lovely. (There’s more cities!)

– So, is this bike watch mirror actually useful?

Tattly’s new furry friends sheet by Kevin Waldron is a big hit. The foxes are my favorite.

– Want to hire a kind creative soul? Check out the CreativeMornings job board. Posting jobs can be super duper costly, at least in the USA, the CreativeMornings job board gives you unlimited postings with one flat monthly fee, plus, global exposure within the wonderful community of CreativeMornings Humans.

Trivial aims to help non-developers flow data between services easily and build custom web apps, think of it as a souped-up Zapier and Shopify combo. (I want to thank them for generously sponsoring my blog this week!)

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– I am heartbroken over the news that Keith Jarrett will no longer be able to perform. I happened to be at what is now known as his last ever concert, at Carnegie Hall in 2017.

A Master List of 1,500 Free Courses From Top Universities: 50,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures to Enrich Your Mind

– I love this Grateful Print by Real Fun Wow.

– If you’re a Capricorn or know one, you might appreciate this Instagram account.

How to stop believing things that are no longer serving you. (via Jocelyn)

– Gulp: People-pleaseers often start out as parent-pleasers.

Daisugi: The Japanese Forestry Technique of Creating a Tree Platform for Other Trees

– This Neon LED Tube is fun.

– These are pretty, colorful face masks.

– Use this coverlet to cover your unsightly plant pots

Chose your humans wisely. (via)

– On Being with Krista Tippett with Sharon Salzberg – Shelter for the Heart and Mind

– 40 Irish female musicians virtually came together to play a cover of ‘Dreams’ by The Cranberries

– I am an Immigrant. I’d wear this hat.

– I am completely in love with Otter. I use it to transcribe talks I have given, record meetings so I can be more present in meetings and don’t focus on taking notes. Or I use it when I am thinking out loud.

Doctors May Have Found Secretive New Organs in the Center of Your Head

– Priya Parker’s offers guiding questions for finding your gathering’s purpose in a recent Art of Gathering newsletter.

– Tell the world you voted, by wearing an I am a voter Tattly!

– Did you know CreativeMornings runs a job board? It taps into our super kind and talented creative community. Go check it out.

– Thank you Hidden Mirrors for sponsoring my blog this week. Hidden Mirrors is a super fun visual game, with the right amount of an 80s vibe. You can download it for Apple and Android.

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Tasha Blank, force behind the legendary The Get Down, hosted a global dance party this morning with CreativeMoOnrings. It felt so good to get into our bodies. She has a daily dance challenge going. Get in on it! Want to get dancing right away, on your own terms? Check out her playlists over on SoundCloud.

– Thank you Kai for introducing me (and all of your Newsletter subscribers) to Icarus Complex Magazine.

– To Mend a Broken Internet, Create Online Parks

– This is so 2020: The Flaming Lips performed a gig in bubbles to an audience also in bubbles last night.

– Schitt’s Creek – Every “DAVID” From Alexis and Moira From Every Season (via)

New emoji approved to help express the anguish of 2020

– Imagine all the progress that could be made if Biden wins: Biden’s First 100 Days

– Many isolated people have struggled in lockdown, but others enjoy solitude and choose it as a way of life. Here, Elliot Caunce portrays four modern hermits who live off the grid in Scotland. (via)

– Stunning: An abandoned potato sorting station near Krasnosilka, Ukraine with a unusual, cantilevered design

– I keep thinking how much I love my Sonos Move. It’s tucked away on the window sill for regular use but I put it next to me when I watch movies on my projector, for better sound experience. It works so well.

– Honoring Indigenous Peoples: 20 Recommended Reads

– This temple hot air balloon is everything. (via)

– I am embarrassed to admit I like these faux hanging vine garlands. So much fun could be had with these decorating.

– Hello there, polka dot pouf.

Skinskool is a “dupe finder” that compares the active ingredients in your favorite skincare products and matches them to other products on the market. (via)

– Always fun to get a glimpse into a redesign process.

– “The internet makes it possible for like people to find each other, and this is extremely important. But it makes it difficult for unlike people to contact each other without their defences up. …” ‘ —> On connection, by Kae Tempest

CreativeMornings turned 12. We have grown to 219 cities and 67 countries. I love this community so much.

– Are you a voter? Then wear it on your skin!

– Thank you Hidden Mirrors for sponsoring my blog this week. Hidden Mirrors is a super fun visual game, with the right amount of an 80s vibe. You can download it for Apple and Android.

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I keep coming back to this lecture by Ram Dass. It’s packed with so much wisdom.

How to Host a Cocktail Party on Zoom (and have better classes, conferences and meetings, too)

This Twitter thread is internet gold.

– I love what Jordan Ferney is posting these days over on Oh Happy Day

– My friend Ian Adelman has been building modern sandcastles this summer. Check out this one, or this one or this one. The VOTE sandcastle is my favorite.

– I enjoyed this talk by Ethan Hawke.

– Use Backlight, a little inspector tool to check your favourite (and your own) websites for how visitors are being tracked and what data is shared. It’s always surprising to see how mindlessly even small sites overshare visitor information. (via)

– I want a huggable heat bag.

– I am always amazed when people tell me they don’t know about Giphy. Sit back, put in some odd search terms and be amused.

BUTTER!

– This Bosch Heart Smart Commercial by Ben Callner made me laugh.

– I am intrigued by Levels. It apparently tracks your blood glucose in real time, so you can maximize your diet and exercise. Would love to give it a try. (Or hear from anyone who has!)

– “Loneliness is usually framed around your relationships to others—community, friendship, family. But that’s not the whole picture. To feel less lonely, you have to also build your relationship with yourself, which requires time alone, free from distractions, and that can feel scary. This is an essay about why you might want to give being alone a try.”

– I dig these magnetic bookmarks.

Adult Fly Costume.

Sobering: Even with a good vaccine, Dr. Fauci is forecasting a return to “something that closely resembles normal” by the end of 2021 *at the earliest*, stressing it’s “not going to eliminate things like mask wearing and avoiding crowds”.

– Yes, the Step Bucket Stool is pricy, but I love the design.

– We have some amazing free digital FrieldTrips coming up at CreativeMornings: How to Manage (or Avoid) Nightmare Clients, Fundraising on Instagram Live, Enrich your personal and professional relationships with the 5 Love Languages, and then there is this one: Notes from a Regular Creative: 5 Things I’ve Learned from CM FieldTrips. You can view all upcoming FieldTrips here.

– We introduced a new artist at Tattly. Her name is Christina Mrozik. Her Floraflies sheet is a big hit.

– Thank you Hidden Mirrors for sponsoring my blog this week. Hidden Mirrors is a super fun visual game, with the right amount of an 80s vibe. You can download it for Apple and Android.

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This made me chuckle. Thank you Open Culture.

On 10.10.2020 at 11am ET TED is hosting a free, live streamed global event. Hear from leaders, scientists and activists on how we can take bold steps to change how we tackle climate change.

– Chad Dickerson I wrote a Google Doc with his most effective technical tricks for keeping a kid focused in remote schooling, including a few recipes to solve specific problems (like blocking YouTube): “Parental control schemes for the parent on the remote-schooling brink

– I am loving Julie Cockburn’s embroidered photographs.

Kai Brach generously breaks down how he runs Dense Discovery, one of the most thoughtful newsletters out there, if you ask me.

– Luke Rasmussen’s has incredible long-exposure photography and rock climbing skills. Check out these images.

– This little bee home made me look.

– I want this Please Remove Shoes sign for my home

– Adam JK came out with another Unsolicited Advice 2021 Planner with Stickers

How to dry-charr cook asparagus

Custom word necklaces, bracelets, pendants.

– I feel this quote.

– Loved reading Priya Parker’s take on the role of a moderator (in regards to the first presidential debate)

– Always coming back to FieldNotes. These are virtually indestructible.

– I am loving the calmness and depth of this Instagram account.

Definitely giving these mocktails a try.

– YES! Library Card Tote Bag

Nitch is one of my favorite websites. Do you know about it? I am so curious to know who is behind it.

– A big thank you to Tekuno for sponsoring my blog this week. As a lover of tea I am swooning over all the products on your site.

– Tattly is proud to be teaming up with I am a voter to increase voter registration and voter turnout in the 2020 election.

– Did you know all CreativeMornings events are virtual at this time and you can tap into local creative communities from the comfort of your home? You can choose between the regular chapter events or the new workshop format called FieldTrips.

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The joy of watching old, damaged things get restored

We are not divided.

– A group of creatives led by Jessica Hische are creating unofficial posters for the Biden/Harris campaign

– What a bonkers read: Buying Myself Back When does a model own her own image?

The Most Likely Way You’ll Get Infected With Covid-19

On choosing to positively reframe your thoughts (via)

– I like this chair by HAY.

– I feel this sign: Everything is weird. We are open.

– These Tiny Kitchen Videos are simply delightful.

– This is inspiring: Thinkerbell launches over-55s internship to curb ageism

This is one trippy video. Wow.

64 Things (Big and Small!) Everyone Forgets to Clean

Treck through Machu Picchu from the comfort of your home.

Please vote.

– I know what I am watching this weekend: The Social Dilemma. And yes, I am terrified.

If CreativeMornings was a church, this would be its building.

– A guide for dating and how to not ghost other people.

This cleaning product company seems really awesome. (I unfortunately heard their bottles break easily and are poor quality. Have you tried it?)

Love this minimal bench.

– I see a lot of love for Loom recently. While most use it in a professional context, a friend texted me a Loom video recently giving me a life update. It was really efficient and personal.

– This Reddit thread! Wow! What’s an industry secret in the field you work in? (via)

– A story from 2016, I keep going back to. Heads up, heavy: The Falling man

People, wear some rainbows. It’s soothing for the soul.

– Hiring? Looking for a job? Here you go.

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The Egyptian Egg Ovens Considered More Wondrous Than the Pyramids

– I thoroughly enjoy Dr. Bertrice Berry’s Stories on Instagram.

How I Mastered the Art of Ventilating My Home, Let me tell you about my fans.

– WHOA! IKEA has digitalized 70 years worth of their furniture catalogs.

– There are so many tools for available for the Remote Work Landscape

The 2020 Fall Foliage Prediction Map

A Primer on Algorithms and Bias

How to Tell if Distance Learning Is Working for Your Kid

– Guide To Le Corbusier’s 10 Most Significant Buildings

Comedy Wildlife Photography awards 2020 finalists. This one made me laugh out loud.

– Gasp: Draper – Land Ark RV (via)

– How to (Actually) Save Time When You’re Working Remotely. I liked this advice: 2. Give yourself a Feierabend. In Germany, the Feierabend is a daily evening celebration marking the moment when work is switched off for the day — often accompanied by a hearty German beer.

Sea-thru removes the water from underwater images

Remote wiki for students & teachers (via)

Toucan is a free Chrome extension that helps you learn a language without even trying. (via)

– I am starting to think I shouldn’t bring my phone into my bedroom and am researching alarm clocks. Loftie looks pretty cool and versatile, but pricey. Recommendations anyone?

– Did you catch that Poolside FM launched an iOS App this week?

– Did you see my post about iNaturalist? It’s an app that helps you identify the plants and animals around you by connecting with a community of over a million scientists and naturalists. So cool!

– In case your kids are as bummed about remote school as mine, you can always try brighten their day with some Tattly. And always remember: It’s only temporary!

– This Graphic and Digital Design certificate from Parsons gives you the flexibility of online classes plus the option of choosing your own electives. A big thank you to Parsons at Open Campus for sponsoring my blog this week.

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Five years ago, my son Tilo, 5 y/o at the time, recorded an instructional video on how to draw a person. It brings me so much happiness.

– “Putting 12oz of Oatly into your latte and adjusting for the higher GI of maltose means adding almost a tablespoon of table sugar to your drink.” Oatly: The New Coke (This makes me sad, as I love the brand so much. Didn’t realize it was so sugary. Also, read the first comment, seems to counter what the article says.)

– What are the world’s most interesting people reading? Books Read By

I am here for my purpose, by Brené Brown.

– I love Holley’s answer to: “How do you decide who you want to connect with?”⁣

– I am here for Zach’s blob touch experiments.

Time anxiety is the fear of wasting your time – the obsession of spending your time in the most meaningful way. (via)

The Social Dilemma

– I asked: What is the funniest or most clever Wifi Network name you have ever come across?

Marketing is about making soulful bets (Mailchimp always got this!)

– This packable travel bottle seems nifty.

– Adam JK launched the 2021 version of his Unsolicited Advice 2021 Planner

– This Not To Do List Instagram account made me look.

– Every Sunday at noon ET my friend Tony LeRoy offers a donation based guided meditation. You can access it via Zoom or Facebook or even as simple as via Instagram. Here is one of his recent ones. I always feel so good coming out of these.

– I like the SOMA Sport Bottle.

This DIY “Dollhouse” Kit is everything.

– This is a lovely and unusual looking chair.

– I wear this Mudra pendant every day. Absolute favorite.

Fred Dust wrote a book outlining seven essential elements of meaningful conversations. Pre-Ordered! You will also be able to listen to it.

VOTE mask!

– “I saw a post on LinkedIn that recommended adding an emoji at the beginning of your name because you could see who was using some sort of automation tool to send out connection requests. I can confirm it works.”

– I immensely inspired by how sawyer shares the books he’s read. Best part: When you click on the book you can see his highlights. (Unless he listened to it as an Audiobook)

– I grew up in a house where talking about death was totally normal. So, articles like this don’t make me uncomfortable: Why I Hope to Die at 75, An argument that society and families—and you—will be better off if nature takes its course swiftly and promptly

– Wow. TikTokers venting about their MAGA parents. (via)

– Urgently Looking For Anti-Racism Training for Your Company? Start Here.

– I highly recommend Baratunde’s new podcast How to Citizen. So timely. So good.

– Can’t wait to read this one: Be Water, My Friend: The Teachings of Bruce Lee

– Earlier this week I wrote about how I have been holding my breath since March.

– The fashion instruction that made Parsons world famous is now available online. The Parsons’ Fashion Design certificate covers design fundamentals — from color theory to flat sketching. A big thank you to Parsons at Open Campus for sponsoring my blog this week.

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How to design, nourish, and grow a global community, by Madeleine More

This planter! Swoon! (via)

– Jordan Ferney shares 4 sources for affordable art.

In Which Teenagers Can’t Make Phone Calls

– “To be led by a coward is to be controlled by all that the coward fears. To be led by a fool is to be led by the opportunists who control the fool.” — Octivia Butler

Filmlab app converts film negatives into beautiful color or black-and-white images.

– These oversized flowers make me happy.

How to Respond to a Pandemic When Our Institutions Can’t

A Google Analytics alternative. Love Paul Jarvis, founder of Fathom.

– Yes please! Billie Eilish: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert (Love the fake backdrop)

These pedestal bowls made me look.

– My son would think this is funny: A Poop Emoji Card Deck

Sound of colleagues. (via)

– One of my team members moved to New Zealand and I am getting used to her timezone. This little Mac OS app for the menubar is really helpful. (Thanks for the tip E)

How to add more play to your grown-up life, even now (via)

– “It’s Brooklyn with a bubble on it!” It’s funny but sad.

How to Make Money: Focus On Who You Serve

10 solutions for weaning off or quitting addictive social media. (via)

Classroom Wondersparks: Resources to spark conversations, creative challenges and continued exploration by Brad Montague.

– Find your home’s Flood Factor

– I love this photograph of the glow-in-the-dark Tattly by Rose Wong. You can get it here.

– In case you didn’t know: CreativeMornings has a job board.

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

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Silence is the presence of time undisturbed. It can be felt in the chest. It nurtures our nature.” — Gordon Hempton

– This is a pretty electric pencil sharpener

– A powerful listen: Made to Be Broken

A counting: A voice portrait of The United States

Kottke launched a podcast. I am here for it.

Sew-it shoulder bag. Fun!

– Thinking about the appropriate scale of a business a lot since I watched this talk by Matthew Stichcomb: “How do do you develop a business that is of appropriate scale and can still honor all the people and places that it touches and root itself deeply in the community so that your growth is actually supported and creating benefit for everyone.”

– Fellow Americans. Here’s a handy guide to casting your vote. What are the options? What are the deadlines? What is the right link? Plan your vote!

The Five Steps Of The Creative Process

Color me NYC

– Great read: Your ‘Surge Capacity’ Is Depleted — It’s Why You Feel Awful. Here’s how to pull yourself out of despair and live your life, by Tara Haelle

The Work You Do, the Person You Are, by Toni Morrison

– New Gimlet podcast: How to Save a Planet. Earthlings, we’ve got work to do.

– Love when folks share their workflow. In this case, Ugmonk shares how he uses Dropbox Paper to run his business.

Essential Reads on Feminism: The New York Public Library Creates a Reading List to Honor the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

– Japanese grandparents create life-size Totoro with bus stop for their grandkids. Life goals!

All about composting in NYC

Design Books by Womxn & People of Color

VOTE Necklace.

A pool full of Golden Retrievers. Yes, please.

IN-SHADOW: A Modern Odyssey

– This made me smile: Chocolate snow falls on Swiss town after ventilation defect at Lindt factory

A New Interactive Map Shows All Four Million Buildings That Existed in New York City from 1939 to 1941

– “The purpose of a meeting is not to fill the allocated slot on the Google calendar invite. The purpose is to communicate an idea and the emotions that go with it, and to find out what’s missing via engaged conversation. If we can’t do that, let’s not meet.” Toward a Zoom agreement

– Here’s how you reach super-aunt or super-uncle status with your nieces and nephews in no time: Send them an Animal or Funnest Tattly Tin. It works. I tested it, many times over.

– Are you hiring or looking to find a new gig with a heart-forward, creative company? Give the CreativeMornings job board at try.

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

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The juggle of solo parenting and working from home in a nutshell. I love you Alanis Morissette.

What happens to viral particles on the subway?

– One day, I’ll give a Moth talk on the *amazing* apartment-finding story I have, when I separated from my husband 5 years go. It involves signing an NDA to get a tour, of what turned out to be the NYC mayor’s house. Funny to see an article about the same experience in The New Yorker.

– Interesting: A teleprompter app for on your phone.

– This building is something else: Spiraling Museum in Switzerland Designed to Mimic the Swirling Mechanics of a Watch

– I have become a complete Linen lover (sheets, clothes..) and summer scarves.

– Ben Chestnut, co-founder of Mailchimp, sharing personal stories about entrepreneurship.

– This website, Drive & Listen, pulls dashboard cam videos from YouTube and pairs them up with local music channels so that you can feel like you’re cruising around in a foreign city, blasting the radio, all while sitting at your desk. (via Recomendo)

– An anonymous USPS employee has written about the recent changes at the Post Office. I can’t.

– I would love to own this ear and mount it on my wall.

– GIPHY made a zany Backdrop channel for your online hangouts. Waterfall anyone? Or flying space star. I think my favorite is this animated art wall. (via)

Air by MicroClimate. I can’t stop laughing. But also crying. (via)

– If you work in different time zones but don’t enjoy writing lengthy team updates every day, Grapevine offers a place to store (and comment on) short, recorded video updates from all team members. (via)

2020 Is the Year of the Freezer. I am a big fan of freezing things, from meat, to bread, to butter, to fruit, to cooked meals. FREEZE EVERYTHING!

– This mini tumbler set makes me happy.

– Over on I will vote you can check if you’re registered to vote, you can register to vote and you can request an absentee ballot.

Ambitious. I’d wear it.

What a fun, creative mom!

WTF Visualizations. Always coming back to this one. Always amused.

Studiowrite helps you bust writer’s block and be more creative.

– The super popular Wildlife Tattly Set by Oliver Jeffers is back in stock.

– Want to make some new friends? Here are two options for you: Ice Cream Social FieldTrip and Connection Club. These are free virtual events offered from CreativeMornings community members, for free.

– A big thank you to Float for sponsoring my blog this week. Float gives you a bird’s-eye view of your team’s availability and resource capacity to plan projects and schedule tasks confidently.

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Thank you Pete Souza: “The Way I See It”. My heart hurts.

– Wow, this is powerful: COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool

– Support people in need affected by the horrible explosion. My friend Youmna is running a fundraiser and has networks in Beirut that will make sure that the money goes where it’s most needed. Donate here. (Youmna is one of the most impressive humans I know. She is all love and started Live Love Beirut. Hear her Story.)

Watch Popcorn Popping in Super Slow Motion (100,000 fps)

– Sobering: How the Pandemic Defeated America

– We need to learn from cats: A cat is content to be a cat.

– This is a breathtaking commercial.

This Brooklyn home! Gah! Look at the skylights!

Thinking is something you have to do by yourself. (I appreciate this blog so much.)

These patterns and colors. WOW!

A Love Letter to All the Overwhelmed White People Who Are Trying

Radiooooo.com lets you customize a music stream based on decade, country, and slow, fast or weird music. (via KK)

Hire talented black illustrators for your next project.

– A beautiful read: No Artist is Pleased, by Paul Jun

– “What keeps my heart awake is colorful silence.” — Claude Monet

– I love Otter. Transcribe meetings or read a quote out of a book and have it transcribed magically. (My favorite is the little Otter illustration at the bottom of this page saying “you got this!”

Feelings poster.

These flourishes by Lara Maju are making me swoon.

– Did you know that you can attend CreativeMornings events around the world? As well our new offering, community led FieldTrips? Want your faith in humanity restored, attend some of these. Goodness and generosity is pouring out of these events.

– Are your kids bored and missing their friends? Young designers can learn and make new friends online at the Museum of Design Atlanta’s live-instruction camps and after-school classes. Thank you for sponsoring my feed this week, Museum of Design Atlanta.

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My love for Keith Jarrett runs deep.

– In April, I almost had to shut the doors on my labor of love Tattly. I am a bit emotional as today we launched our famous annual 50% birthday sale. We made it, we actually turned 9! It didn’t look good there for a moment. Watching your orders come in has me in tears. All of the gratitude from remaining team Tattly.

This website allows you to write a letter to your future self.

– Collins launched ideas. Stories on creativity and collaboration. Impressive.

– Wow! What does YouTube look like for a Liberal, a Conservative, a Climate Denier… etc

How to feel better when you don’t know what’s wrong. (via)

By The Books is an online literary festival to support rising voices.

Video Call Bingo brings delight to your next online video meeting. (via)

Whena.re puts your colleagues on a 24-hour dial to help you visualise where (or rather when) in the day they currently are. (via)

– Rep. John Lewis wrote this for us as he was dying. What a beautiful soul. What a remarkable man.

The 100 best books of the 21st century

Universal Basic Income is Capitalism 2.0

– The photos! Wow! When We Were Bread Heads

– Wow, the bedside-table shelf in the first photo caught my eye.

– Keep your inbox protected with burner email addresses. Hide your personal email address, control who can send you emails, and generate new burners with one click. (via)

– WOW! Reconstructing Journalistic Scenes in 3D

How to read more books (via)

– I used to watch this as a kid. So many memories.

– Who doesn’t want to braid colorful pompoms into their hair?

– Hire talented black illustrators for your next project: Illustrator Hub

Milton Glaser: In Memoriam

– Pick a year from your past (1951-2015) and The Nostalgia Machine will warp you back musically and link you to videos of the top Billboard Hits of that time. (via)

Michelle Obama interviewing Barack Obama. Be still my heart!

– Today we hosted our 4th Digital CreativeMornings/NYC with Baratunde Thurston as our guest. It was wonderful. See for yourself.

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(via Chris!)

– Tips that actually help with Zoom and video call fatigue. (via)

DusenDusen makes bedding? Take all my money!

Hide-a-Mask: On-Demand Face Mask That Pops Out of a Baseball Cap

– “”When you work remotely, mentorship is stifled because there is no learning via osmosis. … When you’re young, you don’t need “focus” or to “get things done.” You need exposure to new ideas and people. You need the serendipitous fortune of sitting in on the right meeting, attending the right happy hour, or earning the respect of the right observer. All of the above is more difficult in a remote environment.” Our remote work future is going to suck (via)

Tired of being a bird?

Cats Versus Dogs, And Change

Share the best advice you’ve ever received. (via)

– Good read: You can hire better. (via)

This instagram post wins the internet. Full of happy.

So much respect for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Arms for your chickens. OMG!

Help stop Fascism, by Albert Wenger

Rethink: A BBC podcast series with lots of great thinkers offering their perspective on how the world should change after the pandemic. (via)

I feel this dog.

– This time we are in has taught me one thing: I need to be kind to myself. This Tattly is a daily reminder.

– CreativeMornings has a job board. Did you know? Cool job alert: Design Milk is hiring two positions.

– A big thank you to blue nose creative for sponsoring my blog this week.

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– This made me smile: Black Dog

– Oh, this is a pretty power outlet.

Why the fat bears are already getting so fat

The Manager’s Guide to Inclusive Leadership — Small Habits That Make a Big Impact (If you don’t follow First Round, you should)

How to help your Black friends and non-Black friends today.

Caramelized Zucchini Phyllo Pie

– Turning It Around is a community-rebuilding livestream concert series. (via)

A library of outstanding poems from across places, eras, and traditions. (via)

– Powerful read: There’s a Divide in Even the Closest Interracial Friendships Including ours.

This Twitter thread is gold, outlining exactly and precisely how Paul Jarvis use an online course with a funnel to generate both inbound clicks and then sales

Baseline, a Decades-Long Film Series About Climate Change

– This rubber and brass bin made me look.

– Oh, I love these reusable chalk board garden markers.

– Love these modular textile room divider focus screens.

Rep.ly is a question and answer platform. On Rep.ly, you can create your own rep.ly page to answer questions in public from anyone you share your link with. It’s free with no ads.

– I am excited to hear Paul Jarvis share insights about the concept of “Owning your Content” in 2020. He is a prolific designer, podcaster and author. He wrote Company of One, is the co-founder of
Fathom and the host of a podcast called Call Paul. You can sign up for the event here. It is happening on Wednesday July 21st at noon ET.

– Design Milk is hiring a Social Media Content Manager to work remotely. (Thank you for using the CreativeMornings job board!)

The Best Kids’ Podcasts for Sheltering at Home (My kids (10 and 14) were addicted (!!) to Six Minutes.)

Rose Wong’s new Tattly are glow in the dark. And amazing.

– Thank you MODA for sponsoring my blog this week. Did you check out their week-long summer design camps that cover topics like architecture, Minecraft, robotics, coding, game design, sustainability, AR/VR, Roblox, and even pinball?.

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I am deeply moved by the work of The Compassion Prison Project.

– ‘Hey Siri, I’m getting pulled over‘- Shortcut app allows iPhone users to quickly record police

– Matt Trombley: The beauty and complexity of finding common ground

– In an effort to cut down on plastic I purchased a shampoo bar and conditioner from Ethique. After a little getting used to, I can say: I love it.

– New Virtual Tool Lets You Rickroll Your Next Zoom Meeting. InviteRick.com may only be around for a short while (it likely violates Zoom’s terms of service), so spread that ’80s corniness while you still can.

The science behind spinning 200 hula hoops at once

– Milan’s San Siro stadium is imagined as a tree-filled monument to the victims of COVID-19. Gasp.

The Black Artist Fund is an initiative giving money directly to Black artists to combat systemic inequity in art. (via)

– This Oak Desk Trolley is LOVELY!

100 Black Owned Businesses to Support

– An Obsession with Retro Japanese Rounded-Corner Windows

The Bento Society by Yancey Strickler.

– I would love to own these skillets.

In the Covid-19 Economy, You Can Have a Kid or a Job. You Can’t Have Both.

– Love this little house storage box. (I would also rest books on the roof.)

Uncomfortable Conversations With A Black Man: A conversation with Emmanuel Acho about race that many white people have never been able to have.

Yes please!

Mama raised a revolution tote.

– Oh my. Personal Protective Pods are Here. Originally designed for rain, Under the Weather’s products have been adapted for COVID-19. The photo of the teacher wearing one is killing me.

– I am in the market for a bike helmet. Currently looking at Closca. Anyone have a strong opinion on this subject matter? If so, please leave a comment below?

The Basecamp Handbook is incredibly impressive.

– Currently reading: Rise Sister Rise

The Art of Noticing. Rob Walker invites us to look at the world around us with fresh eyes in his book of exercises, challenges, and observations.

This! Be the reason some believes in the goodness of people.

– One of my goals of 2020 is to become a more intentional, better listener. A few days ago I stumbled upon this helpful video by Kristen Lisanti. I am now trying to listen with whole body. That resonates. I am a big believer of a full body yes!

Raising kids to be good collaborators with 4 simple lessons

Listen to the trees.

– “In quarantine I’ve been aware of the intellectual stagnation that comes when you stop physically seeking out and experiencing new things. There’s a loss that comes from not meeting strangers, not doing things just for the hell of doing them, not having everyday avenues of discovery and surprise.” Jia Tolentino

Tattly is shipping wholesale and custom orders again. If you have a store and want to carry Tattly, please reach out and if you want to create custom tattoos, we are here for you! And, as always, you can place an order online and we will ship a little bit of fun and joy to whoever you think needs it.

– Looking for a new job? Looking to hire? The CreativeMornings Job Board is here to help.

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I love Alicia Keys and NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts.

HEY by Basecamp is aiming to change how we think about email. I got an account and I can attest it’s an impressive and innovative take. Here’s a recording of a 90 min Q&A with the founders.

– This is brilliant: The world’s most simple ‘sorting by size’ system

– What a loss for the design world: Milton Glaser, Master Designer of ‘I ♥ NY’ Logo, Is Dead at 91

Frame of mind.

Making Music in Excel

– This is fascinating: How giant ships are built. (via Chris)

– Acclaimed Japanese Jazz Pianist Yōsuke Yamashita Plays a Burning Piano on the Beach

I asked on Twitter what movies I should introduce my 14 year old to. 220 kind humans commented. What a thread!

White Debt. Reckoning with what is owed — and what can never be repaid – for racial privilege.

What is owed. If true justice and equality are ever to be achieved in the United States, the country must finally take seriously what it owes black Americans.
By Nikole Hannah-Jones

– As I could love Maria more. Check out these face masks featuring wondrous centuries-old astronomical art and natural history illustrations.

– Wholesome content: This is how a kidney bean grows over a 25 day period

– I heard so many good things about Keyboard CEO. Now available as an online course.

Dwarf Lemur sees strawberry for the first time!

A video web series by Austin Channing Brown, Chi Chi Okwu, and Jenny Booth Potter featuring conversation on the real topics of race and justice.

– Yes, I would love to own one of these Extra Large Dutch Bread Boards

The Black Founders List.

– This soothed my soul: A blue-and-white flycatcher bathes in a Japanese bird bath

This Tweet made me think and then nod in agreement.

Dropbox officially launches its own password manager and a secure vault for your files

– Whoa! This is stunning.

– Are you a Creative Warrior? If so maybe this course by the wonderful James Victore is for you: James will help you feel confident and inspired, help you believe that you deserve to be seen, heard, and to help you make your mark in the world, with love.

– “Core values are the deeply ingrained principles that guide all of a company’s actions; they serve as its cultural cornerstones. … Aspirational values are those that a company needs to succeed in the future but currently lacks.” Make Your Values Mean Something, by Patrick M. Lencioni

– A course: in Race and Cultural Diversity in American Life and History

– Intresting read: Doomscrolling Is Slowly Eroding Your Mental Health

– I love me a skateboarding rainbow.

– Did you know you can attend CreativeMornings around the world now, virtually. As well learn something new at a community led, virtual Fieldtrip.

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Anti-Racism Daily is your daily reminder to dismantle white supremacy by Nicole Cardoza

This made me laugh.

Critical Conversations: Dr. Robin DiAngelo on White Fragility and Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism (Via Kai)

Ava DuVernay’s Selma and 13th Available to Watch Online for Free

Adobe launches Photoshop Camera, a free app with tons of elaborate face filters

– My friends cooked an incredible meal on this cast iron, hibachi-style grill for me last night.

Aarron Walter is a tremendously thoughtful human and I can’t wait to read the second edition of Designing for Emotions.

– I appreciate Sonya Renee Taylor’s sharing on White Supremacy. I am glad I found her. I have work to do. I am doing it.

15 Children’s Books by Black Authors

How bubble engineer Melody Yang makes mind-blowing bubbles

– “And let’s be honest, there’s something a little thrilling about a first kiss being taboo again.” What Single People Are Starting to Realize, By Nayeema Raza

21 Black-authored cookbooks to add to your shelf. (via)

– I was featured on the C2C Podcast by Bevvy Labs talking about the CreativeMornings Community!

How to Be Alone When You’re Really Bad at It

– Ever get a recommendation for a movie or a book or a podcast and don’t know where to save it? Anygood (iOS only) is that place: an app for personal recommendations. (I personally use someday lists in TeuxDeux) (Via Kai)

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

– With the shelter-in-place order in NYC, I have been personally fulfilling every single Tattly order for the past 3 months. For all of you who have placed an order and written a note during check-out, *thank you*! Not being to sell to stores has really hit us hard. Hope things will look up soon. Send some fun!?

– CreativeMornings has moved all event from IRL to digital. I am proud of this community and how we have collectively pivoted into the online event space. We also offer community led workshops now, we call them FieldTrips. They are WONDERFUL!


EARLIER THIS WEEK:

– My friend Libby takes a long walk every monring. It has changed her life.

Bookshop is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores.

Learn To Do Everything Lightly

The Loss of Chance Meetings

David Bowie in 1983 Asking for More Black Artists on MTV

Leading with Love

The Sharing of Joy

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– “Defying the constraints of physics as if frozen in time and space,” four live performers appear to be floating, leaning on the air, frozen while falling, or something more. This is Xu Zhen’s In Just a Blink of an Eye at The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles.

-I have work to do. A resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work.

– This made me smile: A Zoo in Japan is Using Stuffed Animal Capybaras to Maintain Social Distancing. Imagine this in NYC bars!

This planter makes me chuckle.

Distance Disco is a digital matchmaking dance party: find the person dancing to your song!

– I love NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts so much and I am so happy to see they adapted to the challenges at hand with nobody being in offices to keep the series alive. I love this Tiny Desk (Home) Concert with MILCK. If don’t know her but you’re wondering why she looks familiar. It might be because of this.

– From Camping To Dining Out: Here’s How Experts Rate The Risks Of 14 Summer Activities (via Chris)

Second life toys – I first thought if was just a cute project about fixing your stuffed animals, but then I realized, by watching the video, that it has a much deeper cultural goal to get Japanese to open up to organ donations. Interesting. (via)

– As he does every year, Bill Gates has shared his reading list for this summer. This time around, he’s included more than his usual five picks and many of the recommendations have a connection to the ongoing pandemic

– This fried shrimp umbrella made me giggle.

Jiggy has the coolest puzzles.

– I have been personally shipping every single Tattly order since March 15th. We have been hit really hard and it’s making my heart hurt. If you ever wanted to support us, now would be a good time. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

– A big thank you to Oak for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

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I have always wanted to visit Vienna. After watching this, more than ever.

– This bike watcher mirror seems cool. I think my 14 year old would like it to do her makeup.

– Is this what Summer 2020 looks like?

– I had no idea Celery Vases were a thing.

– I love Staghorn Ferns. This post you how to propagate your current one.

– Local Brooklyn Heights honey! So cool!

– I watched this and couldn’t believe the peanuts part. I had no idea this is how peanuts grow! Wow!

Everything is Going to be All Right read by Andrew Scott

– Now that plastic bags are banned in NY I am always making sure I have bags with me when I go shopping. I am tempted to buy this shopping set for my car.

– The Plumbus Product page and description made me giggle. “Full size, genuine and official Plumbus made with only the finest Dingle Bop and re-purposed Scleem. Uses organic Fleeb to rub the Dingle Bop before highly trained Schlamee spit and rub it. Blanffs then carefully rub the Chumples before shaving away the Plubus and Grumbo leaving a perfectly formed Plumbus, which as everyone knows is then ready to do anything and everything. Includes a display stand to beautifully show and rest your Plumbus. After all every home should have a Plumbus.”

– This is a pretty sweet reversible tote that Rothy’s came out with. Made with 100% recycled materials. Handles & stripes made from ocean-bound marine plastic and Rothy’s signature thread (spun from plastic water bottles).

Hooray for Rosé.

– I posted about this print a while back. And I just realized I can own a print and put it up on my wall, as a daily reminder. It’s such a beautiful message. Ordered! (I love how they show the sizes!)

– Speaking of prints. I love this photo. I just learned I could buy it as a mounted canvas. Tempted!

Jocelyn says I’ll Split It With You is great for tracking your budget with loved ones or roomies. Oh, wait, my roomies are my cat and my kids. Never mind!

Shape Up is a free online book for teams who struggle to ship.

– I appreciate Thom Wong’s idea of ‘passive income for the soul’. (via Kai)

Woman wears hippo suit to safely hug mother in nursing home

– Pop-Up Magazine is premiering Spring Issue: At Home, their first-ever online show. Join the show and sign up for their exclusive storytelling CreativeMornings FieldTrip with their team. I am so there!

– 14 ways people are finding joy (in spite of everything).

This made me laugh. Quarantine humor.

Astronaut.io – a website that plays a few seconds of random YouTube videos with almost no views. (via Recommendo)

– These elaborate squirrel backyard photoshoots made me laugh.

LibraryThing, a free community for book lovers. A welcome alternative if you’re tired of Goodreads or just want to get away from Amazon. (via Kai)

50 Fun Things to Do When You’re Bored. There are some good ideas in there.

– Consider bookmarking the upcoming virtual CreativeMornings events and FieldTrips page. (Today I attended a free FieldTrip introducing me to the American Sign Language, as well a historic walk through a park in Boston. Amazing!)

– With all the stores closed that are carrying Tattly, my labor of love has been hit hard by what’s happening in the world. We are holding on by a thread with online sales, which I personally pack up and ship every week. Happy to report our popular Tiny Tins are back in stock! Help this small, woman-owned, artist-supporting business and send some fun!

– Thank you Creatives Roundtable for sponsoring my blog this week.


Earlier this week:

– Obama Speaking Out Against Call-Out Culture

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A blow-up scooter? Made me laugh.

– I know this landscape oh so well: The Maker’s Map