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Watch two NASA astronauts conduct the first all-female spacewalk in history

Goodness Bot, here to drown out mean and negative tweets with positivity, and help fight the epidemic of cyberbullying! (via)

– OMG! This Ride On Scooter! WANT!

TED Masterclass: An app-based public speaking course that will help you identify, develop and share your best ideas in the form of TED-style talks

– I was told this Confit Byaldi (aka Fancy Ratatouille) is delicious. Saving it here to come back to it.

What was the book that helped you the most in 2019?

– “When Oprah interviewed Michelle Obama, Oprah asked how Michelle got over feeling intimidated sitting at big tables filled with smart, powerful men and Michelle said, ‘You realize pretty quickly that a lot of them aren’t that smart.’ I think about that quote every single day.” What Quotes Do You Love?

5-Hour Workdays? 4-Day Workweeks? Yes, Please

– I am crazy excited about Esther Perel speaking at this Friday’s CreativeMornings in NYC. You can sign up, at 11am, tomorrow, Monday November 11th.

When you need to share tough feedback

I Accidentally Uncovered a Nationwide Scam on Airbnb

– I want to visit the library in Helsinki.

Fireworks that are far too beautiful to burn. (via)

– I am currently really digging the Eucalyptus Tattly. It’s scented.

– A big thank you to Ode to Things for sponsoring my blog and RSS Feed this week.

CreativeMornings has a new homepage. It makes me happy.

Fun Links To Click On


– Come work with me! Tattly is looking to hire a kind, growth-minded Head of Sales!

Don’t Serve Burnt Pizza (And Other Lessons in Building Minimum Lovable Products)

– “Being a strong man includes being kind. There’s nothing weak about being honorable and treating others with respect.”
President Obama

The world’s largest outdoor escalator is completely bonkers. It looks like a dragon.

– Do you have a hard time remembering the keyboard shortcut for an emdash? There’s a website for it.

It’s so much more than cooking. The mental load of food prep is heavy — and women are often the ones to carry it.

– Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard talks about the sustainability myth, the problem with Amazon—and why it’s not too late to save the planet

– The DO Lectures are slowly but surely releasing all of their talks in their DO podcast. Here’s mine from 2018.

How to travel like a local

– Young adults are turning into plant parents as a manifestation of deep mourning over the planet they are inheriting — a concept called “ecological grief

– A group in Japan holds a Halloween event where people come dressed not as witches, Avengers, or zombies but in everyday “mundane” costumes. i.e “woman who forgot to take out the trash” and “woman who showed up to a BBQ with no intention of helping out”. Love this.

Social Media Has Not Destroyed A Generation

Secrets of People Who Stay Happy in the Worst Circumstances

– Every time I attend a dinner party or party in general, I make sure I am stocked up on Tattly Tins. Everyone gets so excited when I pull them out.

– CreativeMornings has a job board. It’s global. It makes me happy.

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

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– This is a beautiful pot.

– “How do we understand that our 100,000-fold excess of numbers on this planet, plus what we do to feed ourselves, makes us a tumor on the body of the planet? I don’t want the future that involves some end to us, which is a kind of surgery of the planet. That’s not anybody’s wish. How do we revert ourselves to normal while we can? How do we re-enter the world of natural selection, not by punishing each other, but by volunteering to take success as meaning success and survival of the future, not success in stuff now? How do we do that? We don’t have a language for that.” Rethinking Our Vision of Success

– These Relationship Green Flags made me look.

This is fun.

This folding chair!

The Art Biotop Water Garden, designed by Junya Ishigami

Are we living in a simulation? – Zohreh Davoudi

Leave Me Alone let’s you easily unsubscribe from unwanted emails, for a small free. Much better than the services doing it for free and then selling your data.

This Planter System Instantly Transforms Chain Link Fences Into Vertical Gardens

– From the American Museum of Natural History in NYC, an animated timeline of human evolution, from when hominins first show up in the fossil record in Africa some seven million years ago to the appearance of Homo sapiens about 200,000 years ago.

Biodegradable Straws Made Out of Pasta

Where to shop online that isn’t Amazon

– I might have found my Halloween costume. (Thank you Sarah)

– Wow! The folding mechanism of a ladybug’s wing!

– The Link Mirror‘s simplicity and elongated narrow stature gets my two thumbs up.

Everything I learned from (finally) completing The Artist’s Way

The Failure Toy – teaching the F-word to all ages

– I love the new Moon Phases Tattly.

– Are you looking for a new job on a creative company? Check the CreativeMornings Job Board. (You can filter by ‘remote’)

– A big thank you to Ode to Things for sponsoring my blog and RSS Feed this week.

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– These personalized leather keychains are lovely

– I don’t know much about grow lights, I just know this one’s a pretty one.

– A concrete fruit bowl. Yes.

– I keep coming back to this doorstop. I really want one.

Ensō | Meditation Timer & Bell

The story of a wild 12 months at Gimlet leading up to the Spotify acquisition. As told by Alex Blumberg.

Star Wars x Le Creuset Collection. What an unlikely collaboration. OMG.

It’s decorative gourd seasons, motcher***ers.

– “British researchers found that one smile can generate the same level of brain stimulation as up to 2,000 bars of chocolate.” The hidden power of smiling.

– Unlike other social media platforms, TikTok is totally stripped of information like when a video was uploaded or the date a user opened their account. The app presents an endless stream of algorithmically chosen videos, which you swipe through vertically.

This doormat made me laugh.

– If you’re in your 40s or 50s, you might think it’s too late to start a business. Wrong: It’s actually the perfect time.

– Know anyone who needs some idea mist?

– I am big on squeegee-ing my glass wall in the shower. I dig this small squeegee.

Tattly make a fun addition to Halloween outfits. Check out these spooky designs.

– CreativeMornings has a job board. I just hired a kind, creative human that found my listing thought it last week. It works! :)

– Thank you Dropmark for sponsoring my blog this week.

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Designing women. Exploring the impact of women in design. (via)

Feeling of the month club. (via)

– So many features of fine humans. Maira Kalman being one of them. Dive in here.

This dog house!!

– This three-legged stool is beautiful. (And pricey!)

A list of “ethical tech companies” (Companies pursuing sustainability instead of growth, and putting people above profit.)

Selfless Portraits is a collaborative art project where strangers across the world draw each other’s Facebook profile pics.

– This is an interesting thread: “What do people do for stress relief that is not drinking or smoking that is relatively inexpensive and not running?

– Adobe launched a new drawing app, called Fresco. It looks INCREDIBLE.

– I enjoy these recent DO Books: DO SING, DO DEATH, DO INHABIT

– “Restoration of the Earth’s forests is the world’s most effective solution to climate change available today and has the potential to capture two thirds of man-made carbon emissions.” The global tree restoration potential

Parenting, visually explained.

– Wow. This Bananatex Backpack is super cool.

How Does Impeachment Work?

– I love this jewelry brand, called Automic Gold. I have this ring and absolutely love it.

We’re Taking More Photos Than Ever—but Do We Still Treasure Them?

Why Some People Become Lifelong Readers

– Of course I want a bouncy egg.

– Tiny real tattoos are super trendy. Want to give it a try without committing? Try Tiny Tattly!

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

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Legend (A Portrait of Bob Marley) (via)

Am I Eating too Much Cheese?

Interesting logos are being replaced with boring ones (via Chris)

The capital of kindness

I have nothing to say.

– The name of this lemon squeezer made me laugh: Juice Bruce.

– I really appreciate The Wirecutter

– I spent a long time looking up books mentioned in response to this Tweet.

– Want to Reduce Your Screen Time? Try This Simple Trick

Lessons people learn to late in life. Keep coming back to this.

– Yum. Spiced Chickpea Stew With Coconut and Turmeric

– Wow! Astrogeografie is a thing? I had no idea.

– I love my Pilea. And now, having seen this, I have goals. Also, this one.

A California Type Foundry Is Keeping Vintage Printing Alive (via Chris)

– These hanging planters!

– These Wool Slippers!

A Short History of Love


– My daughter and I love this meatball recipe from Tasty. (We just ignore the tomato sauce part!)

– Come work with me, Tattly is hiring a Graphic Designer and a part-time photographer.

– Did you know CreativeMornings has a global job board.

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

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In this CreativeMornings talk artist and author Adam J. Kurtz reminds us that success is about more than talent and that perfect isn’t better. Don’t miss the ending!

– I believe it: Gardening could be the hobby that helps you live to 100

How I Joined the Cult of Cauliflower Gnocchi (via Cup of Jo)

– Interesting read: Athleisure, barre and kale: the tyranny of the ideal woman

ChangeAView aims to improve the world’s discussions. Interesting.

I want this plant.

We need an uprising of decency.

– ‘I Hate Dating Apps So Much!

Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir is a New York City based Earth-defending performance community.

Lesser Known Love Languages

– “For heaven’s sake, it’s your funeral. It should be your ultimate portrait and the celebration of your life.” — Susanne Duijvestein

3-Year-Old Completely Covers Baby Brother with Peanut Butter. The little guy is so unphased. Made me laugh.

Monaru: A virtual assistant that helps you build deeper connections with the people you really care about.

Innocence lost: what did you do before the internet?

Why cartoon characters wear gloves (via)

Sola Felt Wall Tiles turn single-use plastic waste into a beautiful, practical material.

Design Critiques at Figma

Favorite interview questions

– Come work with me! Tattly is hiring a Graphic Designer and a part-time photographer!

– Did you know CreativeMornings has a Job Board?

– A big thank you to my sponsor this week: Ello is a Chicago-based drinkware design company on a mission to replace single-use food and beverage containers.

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David Byrne Launches Reasons to Be Cheerful

– A fold up kayak? Yes please.

– I attended my first plant swap last Sunday and it was such a delightful experience. Find a plant swap near you!

– Book Alert: Get Together: How to build a community with your people

The School of Life is hosting a conference in NYC, weekend of October 4-6. I want to go!

– David Byrne Launches Reasons to Be Cheerful, an Online Magazine Featuring Articles by Byrne, Brian Eno & More

What Work Should You Outsource?

– This North Star Quilt is making me swoon.

– Gah! These modern concrete vases!

– I was gifted a copy of this book, Mending Matters and absolutely love it.

How to keep your home address off the internet.

– Ooooh, this Acorn pendant. Acorns are a symbol of strength and potential, ideal for anyone starting a new phase of life or beginning a new venture.

– As if I couldn’t love The Sill any more: They now offer 1-on-1 virtual plant consultations from the comfort of your home or office.

– I love following Jason Polan on Instagram. It’s always a tad bit weird. I like weird.

– Monica DiCristina interviewed me for her lovely podcast called Still Becoming. It was a generous, warm conversation. It made me happy.

– FUN! Tabletop Bowling.

– This is cute: Coffey Money

– A baseball cap that simply says Wonderful? I’d wear it.

– Elizabeth Gilbert was told to give up her dreams of being a writer. She didn’t—and we’re all the better for it. In this DesignMatters conversation, she discusses how to move past fear and unleash your creativity.

The Place Where American Slavery Began

Shhhhh. Listen Closely. Your Plants Might Be Talking

– I went to visit Sprout Brooklyn and my heart swelled up. What a beautiful plant shop. Instead of buying all the plants, I just want move in.

– Psst… Tattly is currently running a 25% off sale. And no, summer is not over.

– I get so excited scrolling through all the listed positions over at our CreativeMornings Job Board. So many opportunities to grow, learn and make new meaningful connections. (You can search all type of comittment levels: full-time, part-time, contract, freelance, internship, remote…)

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

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Mesmerizing Video Of Vibrant Paint Balls Absorbing and Dissolving

– Oh! A plate with a dividing line. I like this.

Empty billboards. (via)

Pessimist / Optimist Glasses.

We have ruined childhood, by Kim Brooks.

– Oh, these planters! I like!

– This Bear Shaped Throw is amazing.

– You think you have a good eye and can tell if something is centered? Try this. (via Chris)

– These helping hands salad servers are super adorable. (via)

How to get press for your creative work

Katerina Kamprani designs sublimely dysfunctional everyday objects

Pom Pom Tutorial

A human-sized barrel jellyfish near Cornwall

– Questions you can ask instead of how are you?

– Need a fun small gift that will get people laughing and talking? Tattly Tins are the beeeeest!

– There are so many cool jobs posted on the CreativeMornings job board. Go check them out.

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Daisy the Great – “I’m Fine”

– Excited to be featured in Creative Spaces, a new book by my friends at Poketo. The book explores the lives, homes and studios of 20+ creative entrepreneurs, authors, musicians, chefs, artists and designers through a tour of their creative interiors.

– This minimal scent diffuser by Skandinavisk is beautiful!

– This article! ‘I Hate Dating Apps So Much!

– Gah! A collection of stunning, modern resort houses in Poland.

Athleisure, barre and kale: the tyranny of the ideal woman

– “Aristotle talks of our passions as being like a horse which has a life of its own. We are riders who have to take into account the life if the horse on order to guide it where we want it to go. We are not called to suppress our passions or compulsions, nor to confront them head on, nor to be governed by them, but to orientate them in the direction we want to go.” Jean Vanier, Becoming Human

10 simple steps to enjoy daily life. YES! (via)

The Technology of Kindness

– My thinking partner and teacher Robin Rice is starting a new program on September 9th that I would totally sign up for if I wasn’t already engaged in her Rainmaker program. She is wonderful, helping me navigate all of life’s challenges and most of all, teaches me to trust my own judgement and intuition so I can handle any storm on my own, once our engagement is over. (Robin’s Earlybird special ended on August 15th, but mention Swissmiss when you apply and she’ll honor it through September 1st. It’s a whopping $1,000 discount.)

A Beagle shaped house. Of course.

– Do you have a personal ritual? (Yes, sitting on the couch with my coffee, every morning, checking in with myself, then meditating.)

The unconventional, new-age ways people are getting buried. WTF! Scattering ashes at Disney World? What?! (via)

Leadership: You can’t make people change. But you can create an environment where they choose to.

Barack Obama’s Summer 2019 Reading List

This book! OMG!

– Have you ever wondered what Peppa Pig looks like from the front?

A Google Doc with lots of gems if you’re in a first-time sales role (or have to do sales as a startup founder)

– A CreativeGuild company profile allows you to post unlimited jobs on the global CreativeMornings job board.

Bumble bee Tattly.

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

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This talk moved me.

– This rocking chair knits as you move back and forth.

This is a beautiful Twitter thread on leadership and lifting up the next generation.

The Legacy of Toni Morrison, by Roxane Gay

Carrd: Simple, free, fully responsive one-page sites for pretty much anything.

– I am completely fascinated by this: People retrofit their vintage cars with Tesla motors.

– I want to go here. Please.

– Ears form a heart when you put them side by side. Also the word EAR is in heart. Love this.

PolyGlu is a coagulant made from fermented soybeans to purify water. It’s safe and eco-friendly and just a gram can treat up to 5 liters of polluted water.

– I discovered these Turkish Towels at my local Brooklyn farmer’s market a few months ago, bought a few and am completely in love.

– Over 200 free icebreaker questions you can use to start any team meeting or gathering

– “But the most radical act we can commit is to be well!” The Black Art of Escape, by Casey Gerald.

Nomad List – Best Cities to live and work remotely

– Are you a Miyazaki obsessive? If so, you’ll enjoy this series covering 10 years of his life. (via)

– As a single founder, this moved me: Best friends for 30 years, business partners for 15. Mills and Sinx, Co-founders of ustwo, are a testament to the strength of friendship.

– I like this birds-eye-view photograph of skiers.

22 percent of millennials say they have “no friends”

– Love this question: What are you secretly good at?

– Ah yes, please, DIY Tiny Doors. Made me smile.

This made me laugh.

Embroidery gone tattoo.

– Do you listen to On Being with Krista Tippett? Her team is hiring a Managing Editor. (The CreativeMornings Job Board is global and currently features over 5,600 jobs, ranging from full-time, part-time, remote, contract to internship)

– A big thank you to noissue for sponsoring my blog and RSS Feed this week.

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This conversation stopped me in my tracks. Incredibly life-and future-affirming!

B-box is a beehive designed for use in close proximity to humans, like near your house or in an urban environment.

– Recipe: Easy Ham and Cheese Quiche

– Interesting listen: Can You Really Bring Your Whole Self to Work?

A Very Low-Key Summer Checklist

Round animals is one of my favorite Instagram Accounts.

– Twitter launches the ‘Hide Replies’ feature, in hopes of civilizing conversations

Borderless Lullabies — a complication of 20 songs & spoken-word pieces, with 100% of proceeds benefiting Kids In Need of Defense, a nonprofit that partners with pro-bono attorney at law firms and law schools to represent unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children.

25 Essential Artworks of the Past 50 Years

– My kids love drawing in Procreate on the iPad. I will show them this artist’s process videos. Absolutely amazing. (via)

How to Reach Out to Someone Whose Career You Admire

This kindergarten building!

– I am currently in the Swiss Alps, with my kids, visiting my family. You can follow my adventures along on Instagram. (My Switzerland Story highlight has some fun stuff in it too.)

– Tattly launched embroidery tattoos last week and people are going bananas for it.

– Woohoo! The Global CreativeMornings Job Board has over 5,000 listed jobs now! This is incredible!

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– The comments on this post! What’s Your Most Awkward Date Story?

– There are some real gems in this post about wedding fails.

The ‘3.5% rule’: How a small minority can change the world: Erica Chenoweth, a political scientist at Harvard University, confirms that civil disobedience is not only the moral choice; it is also the most powerful way of shaping world politics – by a long way.

The hedgehog goes camping. Made me smile.

– I love this pinecone necklace.

– Basecamp shares their unique way of working: Shape Up.

– Offset your carbon footprint through a monthly subscription with Wren.

– This made me smile: When you get what you wished for.

Tiny branch spoon.

How to Overcome Your Childhood: A guide to understanding, and liberating ourselves from, our past.

– My friend Sue Fan just released a book, it’s called DO / Inhabit. It will help you to create a considered and beautiful home (and work space) that invites connection and creativity.

– The Best Over-Ear Headphones (I love my BOSE noise canceling headphones for work)

Intense winds cause Quebec forest to ‘breathe’. WOW!

The 4 ‘Attachment Styles,’ and How They Sabotage Your Work-Life Balance

– This hand-made braided bag is beautiful.

– The Truth About Cast Iron Pans: 7 Myths That Need To Go Away

– I love this archway mirror.

The Best Air-Cleaning Plants, According to NASA

Pack A Suitcase With Marie Kondo

This made me laugh.

– These wooden egg holders are charming.

– Yesterday was Tattly’s 8th birthday. This was my original launch post. It’s been a beautiful and at times challenging journey. Thanks to everyone who has cheered me on and supported us. Also, we just launched White ink / Glow-In-The-Dark Tattly. Get your glow on!

– The CreativeMornings Global Job Board is exploding with opportunities. This makes me happy! I noticed Netflix is currently hiring 806 jobs. Holy giant Swiss cow!

Friday Link Pack (Gone Sunday)

My son Tilo has the coolest (and kindest) piano teacher: Sarah Goldstone.

– “Pregnant women operate at the metabolism limit of human endurance, just slightly ahead of elite ultramarathoners.” Ultimate limit of human endurance found

– This coming Friday, Giphy co-founder Alex Chung is speaking at CreativeMornings/NYC. I am excited.

– These vintage tv test patterns bring back memories.

Shot on iPhone XS — Christopher Anderson

– This is a lovely runner rug.

Google raids your Gmail account for signs of transactions, and collects them on a separate webpage for your account. That includes Amazon purchases, subscriptions, tickets, really anything for which you got an emailed receipt. Here’s how to find your data.

– “Meaning and happiness are apparently experienced quite differently in time. Happiness is about the present; meaning is about the future, or, more precisely, about linking past, present and future.” The meanings of life (via)

– A curated list of the best analogue and digital toolboxes and methods from companies, institutions and thinkers: The Toolbox Toolbox

– “All I want to be is someone that makes new things and thinks about them.” — John Maeda

– This is an air freshener I’d let dangle from my rear view mirror.

Photos of animals from below.

An emoji dice

Photo Wake-Up: 3D Character Animation from a Single Photo (via Chris)

– This woman knits with the largest knitting needles. I can’t stop laughing.

– I like this rainbow fringe bracelet.

– You have seen this incredible six year old, right?

– This is a beautiful, minimal watch.

– These face plant pots made me smile.

– I surprised my kids with a staycation at the brand new TWA hotel at JFK airport. It’s the original TWA airport terminal designed by Eero Saarinen. It’s an absolutely dream! It felt as if we were traveling back in time. If you live in NYC, go for dinner or drinks! SO FUN!

– I just fell in love with a plant: This one. WOW!

– Experience first hand how time flies.

– Every time I bring a Tattly Tin to a dinner party everyone goes nuts. No matter what age, humans love to pretend they got a tattoo. There is a (pretend) rebel in all of us.

CreativeMornings has a job board. It’s global. It features full-time, part time, contract, freelance, internships and remote opportunities. I wish this existed when I moved to NYC 20 years ago.

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Wonderfully raw and honest talk by David Brooks.

This image! OMG!

– Make your custom fabric, gift wrap, and wallpaper.

– This article! The Mistake I Made With My Grieving Friend

– This looks like a very soothing puzzle. Want!

“Being” vs “Doing”

4 Ways To Fight For Gun Reform If You Don’t Know Where To Start

– I would like to experience this space.

The perils of trademarking logos

– This is a whole new approach to a party spread.

– These YouTube goofballs built a xylophone that’s playable with die-cast cars.

This is funny.

– I dig the leaky bucket

This made my heart explode.

Your conference is too damn big

Men Have No Friends and Women Bear the Burden

How to Open Doors For Other People

Transforming Balloon Outfits. HA!

– A big thank you to Gessato Design Store for sponsoring my blog and RSS Feed this week.

– Is your company hiring? Tell them about the CreativeMornings Job Board.

– Temporary tattoos by real tattoo artists. Love this collection.

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– Designed by Paul Rudolph, the Milam Residence in northern Florida is a masterpiece of American residential architecture—and it could be yours for $4.45 million.

This made me smile.

– This is a fun gift: Personalized Map Puzzle.

Craig Mod took a long walk through Japan.

– If you really want to determine whether or not a job is right for you — ask this: Do I want to be exactly like the people who work here?

Be Kind T-Shirt.

I dig this planter.

– This Japanese secret to a longer and happier life is gaining attention from millions around the world

Listen to Debbie Millman talk to author and researcher Brene Brown about belonging, courage, and vulnerability.

– Running Out of Children, a South Korea School Enrolls Illiterate Grandmothers (via)

There Are Two Types of Airport People

No social life experiment

What has helped you become kinder?

– 15. Tsundoku is the act of acquiring books and not reading them. 135 Amazing Facts for People Who Like Amazing Facts

IDEO introduces a new, digital publication featuring stories from leading voices at the intersection of design and business.

– This is a pretty petal waste bin.

– It’s pride month. Get your rainbow on!

– So many creative companies are hiring. Look at these opportunities! This makes me happy!

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77 Life Rules for Photographers

An incomplete list of 30 things I learned in 30 years

– Stunning! Murmuration: 10,000 Porcelain Birds Create a Calligraphic Landscape at the National Gallery of Victoria

10 Things to Remember About Memorial Day

Mark One is one of my favorite pens.

– I dig this lucky clover object.

Heartwarming thread about Floyd Martin, a mailman of 35 years.

An Old-School Photo Birthday Cake. FUN!

– I know some folks who would proudly wear this Spreadsheet Hat.

Pasta machine. Fascinating.

– This brass apple paper weight is ideal to keep a cook book open while cooking. Also, pretty.

Defeated vs Inspired Thinking.

– This is fascinating: Emoji are showing up in court cases exponentially, and courts aren’t prepared

– Now this is a tea light candle holder I can get behind.

– These plant stands are cute.

Happy Stripe Keds

– Not that I would ever buy a Lacoste T-Shirt, but this made me look: Lacoste swaps famous crocodile logo for ten endangered species

– An ongoing series of digital mobiles by illustrator and animation director Jimmy Simpson.

Silver Peace Sign Scuplture

– “This is the difference between profit and true wealth.” —

This makes me uncomfortable but I can’t stop looking.

Wear a rainbow.

– Looking for a new job in a creative company? Check out the CreativeMornings job board.

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

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Megan Poe is a psychiatrist and interpersonal psychoanalyst who teaches one of New York University’s most popular and fastest-growing classes. Her topic? Love!

The most disruptive office distractions, ranked. (#12 made me laugh)

This t-shirt keeps making me giggle.

– “Anger is one of the densest forms of communication. It conveys more information, more quickly, than almost any other type of emotion.”

Downlink updates your desktop background with the newest images of Earth. (Mac OSX) (via Chris)

10 Fun Facts about the New TWA Hotel at JFK Airport

Banana Peel Art

Let’s all wear cats on our collars.

– Resonance: How to Open Doors For Other People

– “My Plants Understand Me”-Pin.

– These delicate hand-blown glass tubes each contain a unique piece of nature sealed within them.

Toro Y Moi Tinydesk Concert

– “I worry more about the subtle, pervasive draining out of meaning, of intimate contact, from our society and our culture.” The Machine Stops

Why Do Birds Fly in a V-Formation?

– “The collective noun for a group of pugs is a grumble.”116 Amazing Facts for People Who Like Amazing Facts

– Tattly is running a 25-50% off Tin Sale today. Tattly tins are a party in a box.

– The CreativeGuild is a global directory of creative companies.

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

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The absolutely wonderful Ashley Ford gave a remarkably person talk at 99u yesterday, which received a well deserved standing ovation. It starts at 2:24.

Happiest man alive?

Chair Socks! No, really!

What a sweet poster! (via)

Easy daily ways to feel more connected

– Excited for Julia Rothman’s new book project “Sex With Everybody“. Can’t wait to get my hands on it and share it with my daughter.

– This Mother’s Day, write a letter to your children. Leave them something for after you’re gone.

The benefits of boredom

– A moon clutch? YES!

– “Your life will in certain ways be a long sequence of different kinds of homework; and – horribly – maths is the easiest version: a beginners guide, almost a pleasure. Poor darling. I love you more than I can say. ” What You Might Want to Tell Your Child About Homework

Barack Obama’s Spring 2019 Book Recommendations

– I can stand behind Adam J.K.’s definition of success.

– Remember the guy running the London Marathon dressed as Big Ben? Here is some background story on why he did it and it broke my heart. .

– Status meetings: Don’t bring people together in real time to talk about stuff that has nothing to do with *right now*. Here’s what Basecamp does instead.

This frying pan is beautiful!

How to Tidy Up Your Laptop So It’s Actually a Pleasure to Use Again

I found my summer pants! I don’t like summer pants. But I like these. This is a personal breakthrough. Hooray!

Bracelet Charger Cord

– I am too chicken to ever get a real tattoo. But I do enjoy wearing a Tattly designed by a real-life tattoo artist. That’s the most rebel I will get.

– CreativeMornings is building a global rolodex of creative companies, a tool that will allow our community to connect beyond the monthly lectures. Being a member comes with unlimited job postings. Our job board is a treasure trove of opportunity. Check it out.

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

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This moon footage speed up is currently my favorite thing on the internet.

– The Times Machine lets you access 150 years of New York Times Journalism. Amazing.

– A giant banana pool float. Ha!

50 Things Amy Sedaris Can’t Live Without (via Chris)

– Two new podcasts on my radar: Time Sensitive and Going Through It.

– I got to see Elijah Ray in concert tonight. He is incredible.

– I want to go here.

– This made me chuckle: Three professional Japanese footballers play against one hundred children. (via)

Constellations on your ceiling (via Chris)

– “Whereas mentors dole out words of wisdom, coaches roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty. They don’t just believe in our potential; they get in the arena to help us realize our potential.” Mentors Are Good. Coaches Are Better

– So how do you get to Sesame Street? New York finally reveals the location

– I am intrigued by this tiny knock-off NOKIA phone

What is the Green New Deal?

Excellent thread filled with lots of recommended designer talks.

– “The feeling creates the healing.

– My daughter is officially a Tween and this podcast conversation about how to deal with Teens was just what I needed to listen to.

– This Olive Cake looks yum.

– Wow! Shuudan Koudou Is the Japanese Art of Synchronized Precision Walking

– From earlier this week: How to save our planet

– Psst.. Free shipping this weekend over at Tattly.

– “The nicest applicants came through your job board!” We hear this a lot. I am proud of it. Go hire some nice folks.

– Big thanks to Surge Send for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

Friday Link Pack

Music by Lucius.

– “Tell me about yourself.” The only icebreaker you’ll ever need.

Overlooked: Since 1851, obituaries in The New York Times have been dominated by white men. Now, they’re adding the stories of other remarkable people.

Nothing Fails Like Success, by Jeffrey Zeldman

– Why you’re likely going to hear more about being “sober curious (via Chris)

How to Reverse Sear a Steak

Seth’s Freelancer Workshop looks so good! Sign up deadline is April 22nd.

– “The more people spend time with one another, the less stuff they buy. A deep connection to other humans makes you an enemy of the marketplace.” Douglas Rushkoff — Fighting for #TeamHuman

– This rollable TV is pretty cool.

– Are you a US based creative professional? Please consider taking a few minutes filling out the 2019 Design Census. The survey will highlight the unique challenges facing creative practitioners in the design industry today. It’s a project by AIGA and Google. Last year’s survey results were really insightful!

– All six tracks from Moby’s “Long Ambients 2” are free to download, here.

– What Happens When You Try to Fold Paper More Than 7 Times With a Hydraulic Press?

– Changing how you behave to others can be the fastest way to alter how others behave towards you. Be the Change You Want To See

– It makes me so happy to see the new meditation app Tap In get some well deserved press. It’s so good! Brainchild of FictiveKin.

Are these books floating? Definitely.

– “If I were queen of the world, I would pass a law against private jets, because they enable you to get around a certain reality. You don’t have to go through an airport terminal, you don’t have to interact, you don’t have to be patient, you don’t have to be uncomfortable. These are the things that remind us we’re human.” What It’s Like to Grow Up With More Money Than You’ll Ever Spend (via)

– Trying to subscribe to some good newsletters run by ladies? This thread is a good resource.

A wearable metronome? Seems cool.

– 71-year old Paul Alexander is one of the last people to live inside an iron lung.

– This singing Avocado made me laugh.

Who Gives A Crap – 100% recycled toilet paper

– I have eggs on my mind! Here are 10 Egg tricks. The radio active egg made me laugh.

Looking for a job in a creative company?

– Spring is here. Put some tiny flowers on you.

– Big thanks to Sugru for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

Friday Link Pack

GIF by Thoka Maer

This article was by far the favorite thing I read all week, heck, all of 2019 so far.

Need a high-res screenshot of a website for print?

The Importance of Maslow’s Pyramid of Needs

Simply Framed looks like a great service to get your artwork/photos printed and framed. (Found them via the CreativeGuild)

– “Like any other relationship, if someone loves and cares about your work, you don’t need to bribe them to stick around.” The perks of patronage (via)

How To Market Yourself Without Marketing Yourself

What is even happening here? My brain hurts!

– “what’s the most surreal encounter you’ve had with someone famous?” This thread! (Thanks Manu)

Gratitude by Oliver Sacks is a very short but moving read. A celebration of how to embrace life. (He makes being 80 sound exciting.)

– How to use Chrome more effectively (thanks Ruth)

– I love this: Woman makes tiny homes for her wild bird friends (thanks Steffi)

Helvetica got an overhaul to work in the digital age.

– “… instead of pretending like we are all ducks gliding effortlessly on the surface of the water, we should own up to the furious paddling that is happening beneath.” Managing yourself: How to calibrate your own strength and weaknesses (via Manu)

– “Community is a feeling that you’re part of something that uplifts you and allows you to see eye-to-eye with different people from different backgrounds. A community holds you to a higher standard; it encourages you to focus on possibility, not fear.”
4 Lessons I’ve Learned While Serving the CreativeMornings Community, beautiful piece by Paul Jun.

This cartoon made me laugh.

– “Let’s try to invest in the people that pick us up when we’re down, that remind us of who we are. People who know that we are not our brands. People that remind us that we matter exactly as we are.” This talk by Grace Bonney is remarkable. In it she unpacks the noteworthy lessons she’s learned along the way and what truly matters even in this digital age.

– After many years, Linotype, the film, is finally available digitally worldwide.

CSS code-golfing, for all you geeks out there. (via)

– Tattly’s collection of temporary tattoos by REAL tattoo artists makes me so happy. If you’re like me, too chicken to get a real tattoo, this is your chance to get a taste of what a tattoo would feel like. This newest design, by German based Lara Maju had multiple people asking me if I got inked. Definitely a conversation starter.

– Did you know CreativeMornings created a digital rolodex for companies and individuals to connect outside of the monthly events? And also built a job board that currently features over 2k jobs?

Friday Link Pack

How to make hard choices by Ruth Chang.

– Only a few hours left in my friend Youmna Cham Cham’s Kickstarter to help reduce Lebanon’s Waste Crisis. Let’s get her to her goal, it’s so close!

– I am weirdly intrigued by this seat cushion/chair pad.

– Fun: Space Cake Toppers

– Bryce is debating spending a year in NYC or LA and asked for pros and cons on Twitter. Interesting thread.

Jessica Orkin on deep listening

– Hindsight 2070: “What do we do now that will be considered unthinkable in 50 years?”. Interesting: Bosses will be considered unthinkable 50 years from now.

– Sir David Attenborough’s Our Planet dropped on Netflix.

– I dig this mirror shape.

A Manual to Managing Procrastination

– “People hire people who look like them and that’s the problem.

– GIF Maker Thoka Maer has one of my favorite CreativeGuild profiles.

– “If your camera captures the moment, then your brain doesn’t. Henkel came up with a frightening term for this phenomenon: the “photo-taking-impairment effect.”

– This Instagram account titled notes from your therapist keeps hitting me right in the heart.

– Recipe: Easy Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

– Krista Tippett: Belief is Complicated

These bathroom accessories are beeeeautiful.

– Mr. Rogers had a simple set of rules for talking to children (via)

Side table trash can. Not sure I want a trash can next to my couch but I am intrigued.

The Quality of your thinking depends on the models in your head

– New life motto: Until further notice celebrate everything

Human-size sticks of chalk—each 64 inches long and approximately 120 pounds—fill Gallery 7, which has been transformed into an environment open to spontaneous mark-making.

– Psst.. Tattly is currently running a 30% Sale.

– Over 2,300 creative jobs are currently listed on the CreativeGuild. This makes me so happy.

Friday Link Pack


Being In Nature With Eckhart Tolle

– This is EVERYTHING: Greta Thunberg, 16-Year-Old Swedish Environmental Activist, Has Been Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

– This looks like a workout I would enjoy.

– This list! 88 Important Truths I’ve Learned About Life (via)

Very big hug blanket. Yes.

When someone chews with their mouth open. This made me smile.

A 100-Podcast Syllabus Here are the ones worth listening to. (via)

A Phonetic Map of the Human Mouth

– I love the amount of colors and textures in this home.

– This rockclimbing gym in Bushwick looks stunning. Want to go!

– Amendments to the U.S. Constitution

US Postal Service reveals stamps for moon landing 50th anniversary. (via)

This underwater restaurant in Norway makes me want to book a flight asap

– These are some beautiful throws.

Women who changed science. (via)

Follow Elizabeth Warren’s Excellent Budgeting Advice

– YES to this article! The Right Way to Ask, ‘Can I Pick Your Brain?

How To Write an “About Me” Page That Gets You Hired

The Pressing Need for Everyone to Quiet Their Egos (via)

– Where was this post when my kids were tiny? Games to play with kids while you’re lying down.

The right way to be introspective

– These Tattly feathers are flying off the shelves.

– I wish the CreativeMornings Job Board would have been around when I was looking for a job in NYC in 1999. So many exciting companies hiring.

– Big thanks to Nuno for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week. Totally in love with their NeoSilk™— the softest post-consumer recycled PET plastic bottles you’ll ever feel.