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This deeply resonates.

Denial. An original.

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

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

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

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

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

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

– Hollaback – Free Bystander Intervention Training

– Gather looks interesting: Build your intentional community.

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

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

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

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

signs of a deep friend connection

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

– I love this silk floss set.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

These unusual animal photos made me smile.

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

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

– We all need a Ceramic Ghost Vase.

Jason Kottke has been blogging for 23 years. Wow!

France is bacon.

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

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

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

Manual coffee grinder. A beauty.

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

How to Write an Obituary

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

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

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

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

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

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A Primer for Hosting Online Creative Workshops, by Priya Parker

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

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

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

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

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

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

This map showcasing building ages in the Netherlands is fascinating.

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

Cardinal Print by Berkley Illustration. My heart!

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

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

– I would give this bell lantern a loving home.

– Loving Claudia Pearson’s new Tree Collection.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hiking Is an Ideal Structure for Friendship, by Julie Beck

How to back up your Instagram photos.

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

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

How Apple builds its stores

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

Slow Down and Write Better Emails, by Erica Dhawan

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

Vintage radiators with built-in plate warmers. Wow.

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

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

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

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

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

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

– David Lynch on his daily routine.

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

How to Download Instagram Photos

– I am in awe of the Great Green Wall Project

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

How does Wifi Work? An electrical engineer explains.

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

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

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

– In love with these vases by Aqua Culture.

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

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

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

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

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

Crocs for dogs?

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

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

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

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

Ordinary Habit makes beautiful puzzles.

Funmingo looks so much fun!

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

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

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

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

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

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

I love you NYC.

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

– Beautiful, Brooklyn handmade black salt bowl.

28 Days of Black History

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

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

The best Writing Apps

NPR’s best books of 2020

Three American Mothers on the Brink, by Jessica Bennett

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

– “Read 20 pages to start the day.”

– The concept of a passive house explained.

– What would you keep in the 175 pocket jacket?

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

Tattly make for a perfect Valentine’s Day gift.

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

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I wish I would have learned of the concept of projecting our personal shadow onto others sooner.

– Lovely project to get lost in: Time in This Time, a time capsule for the present

– Anne Dittmeyer’s Mapping Your Path 3-month workshop kicks off again next week. She is delightful.

– Hi, I would like some confetti.

Craig Mod shares what he has learned by running a successful membership/subscription program. His biggest insight: Digital memberships and physical things work well together.

– I have a love for fun matchboxes.

A teeny tiny office in the woods. Want!

– Intrigued by the promise of clockwise: helping you find focus time in your busy schedule. Has anyone tried it? Thumbs up?

– My kids are obsessed with food expiration dates. I enjoyed this 99% Invisible episode titled Best Enjoyed By.

– This thread on people’s favorite Trade Joe’s products is fun to read. (I love shadowing friends at supermarkets to discover new products!)

– A few years ago I replaced all of my bath towels with Onsen Towels and I love them. Onsen recently launched Bath Robes. I got one and I look forward using it every morning.

– So You’ve Made a Mistake and It’s Public — Wikipedians’ excellent advice for what to do when you’ve been busted making a mistake. (via)

– Hey, Let’s Watch Jacques Pépin Fry Eggs

– This portable e-motor turns any bicycle into an electric one

Feeling of the Month Club is a subscription-based art project that delivers emotional exercises by mail.

Resources and tools to get your money right

Sponsor my Community helps community leaders make money

– I got myself this portable monitor and I am blown away how well it works.

– There are currently 495 remote friendly jobs on the CreativeMornings Job Board.

Put a Tattly on you. Just like this pandemic, it’s only temporary.

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Amanda Gorman on Women. Wonderful!

– I loved reading these: These things I know for sure, by Andrea Zittel

– Wow: An innovative installation embeds lights into a five-acre field to spur crop growth

– This Heinz Ketchup campaign made me smile. The mustard guy at the end! LOL!

– Come into my life, Brussel Sprout Bacon Frittata.

– I love a pretty blanket over my bed. This one is lovely. (Thank you Pamela)

– I gifted myself this big red canvas tote and it makes me happy.

We Are What We Remember

The most intelligent photo ever taken.

– Don’t understand why it’s a big deal that Kamala Harris is VP? Read this.

– This is lovely: The Airplane Collector. Thank you Present & Correct.

Shattered glass ceiling ring? YES PLEASE! And, thank you Mrs Vice President Harris.

– I would have loved to play with follies as a kid. My inner architect would have had a field day.

– Love this typographic mural by Anthony Burrill (via)

– Excited to read The Trust Manifesto: What You Need to Do to Create a Better Internet

– My currently most priced obsession: The Ostrich Heatbag.

A backgammon quilt!

A butterfly house?


– Loving Julia Rothman’s and Shaina Feinberg’s latest labor of love: Every Body: An Honest and Open Look at Sex from Every Angle

– I can’t get over the fact that squirrel benches are a thing.

Amateurs think they are good at everything. Professionals understand their circles of competence.

– I recently purchased this Fold up Tripod for when I have long Zoom or FaceTime calls with friends and don’t want to be holding or propping up my phone. It’s perfect. Small, folds ups tiny and you can even use it as a selfie stick if you wanted to.

This elaborately armored Samurai was folded from a single sheet of paper

What can you do about QAnon?

Pika lets you easily and quickly detect and clipboard-copy the colour value of any area of your screen. (via Dense Discovery)

– Thank you Jocelyn for pointing me towards this deeply soothing “hang drum” playlist.

You’re the macaroni to my cheese.

– There are currently 430 remote friendly jobs listed on the CreativeMornings Job Board.

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Complete strangers playing a card game called, We are not really strangers. (via Chris)

– National Gallery: How do you make six huge frames for Titian’s mythological paintings? (via)

– Emily Nussbaum asked what’s your biggest life hack? I loved reading the answers on this thread.

– Hang with your friends, digitally with Gather. (looks like a modern version of Habbo hotel which I used to enjoy in 1999/2000)

– It’s a dream of mine to one day get to drive the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. (I love the quote: There is nothing more aerodynamic than a wiener.)

– Ah, yes, I like you, white marble bath caddy.

– How cool is this freestanding, modern fireplace? My heart!

This picture made me look. More context here.

I love the resilience of humans.

Letterboxd allows you to track films you’ve watched and save those you want to see.

– This is currently my favorite recipe: Creamy cauliflower soup. What’s yours?

– I am trying to be more knowledgable and thoughtful about money and investing. This is a good start. Also this Reddit thread.

Magical ice bubbles

This parkour video made my head spin. (Via)

– Want some more poetry in your life? Here are hundreds of free poetry audio books.

– You know you want one of Arlo’s handmade Lightsabers.

The internet is so weird. I love it.

– Hard to believe Tattly is turning 10 this year.

– Over 370 remote friendly job on the CreativeMornings job board. Whoo!

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

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Always coming back to this talk by Elizabeth Gilbert. Hands-down my favorite TED talk.

The Best Time to Go to Bed is 8:45. I agree.

– Refreshing read: The ultra-wealthy who argue that they should be paying higher taxes.

– I like this rechargeable hand warmer. (via)

– Love what Valarie Kaur is doing with The People’s Inauguration. On January 21, 2021, we’ll come together to recommit to building a nation with liberty and justice for all:

– I realize nobody is thinking about Christmas Tree Stands right now but I have to share this one before I lose the link. I can’t get over how stylish it is. (I have one and love it!)

– Whoa! Perfectly circular home hides deep in the Polish forest

– I love this post by Jason Kottke: 21 Things That Kept Me Going In 2020.

Finding time for creativity will give you respite from worries

100 True Fans

– Slightly weird and in that beautiful: The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Performs a Cheerful Cover of the Pharrell Williams Song ‘Happy’

– “We are returning to a model of work-home life that would have been unfamiliar to our parents but completely familiar to our great grandparents,” Zoomification of everything

Crisphy spiced potatoes. (The crunching sound at the end doesn’t sound real!)

– What a beauty of an Air Purifier!

– This past week has been A LOT. My coping mechanisms consist of Cheese, Meditation and covering myself in uplifting Tattly.

– Looking to hire kind, heart-forward creative humans? The CreativeMornings job board will connect you to them. Globally.

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

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The Piano soundtrack touches me so deeply. It’s the first movie that made me cry in the theaters.

Dr. Fauci Christmas Ornamet!

– I admit, I am not a big fan of spreadsheets. But this Instagram account might change that.

– Hope Hall is good with words. So much wisdom here.

Jordan Ferney launched a wallpaper company.

– This read made me feel better and gave me hope: Hang in there, help is on the way.

What a 15-Foot Piano Sounds Like

– Wow! Hokusai’s Great Wave, Sculpted in Lego Blocks by Jumpei Mitsui

– Pop this tree card over your phone & make it glow! Free download here (via)

– These minimal kitchens by Michael Andersen and Jeppe Christensen make me swoon.

– I love these book ends.

Email sabbaticals (via)

How Vaccines work. And a whole more explanation around the topic here.

This is fascinating.

– Listen: David Sedaris offers three stories that question social rites. (via Bailey)

– So many pretty paper products.

– Do you have a fireplace? And having the ugly wooden fire place matches box sitting out bothers you? Welcome to my visual world! There’s a fix.

– Looking for a meaningful gift for a young woman? Try the Shattered Glass Ceiling Necklace.

– Ooooh, Brooklyn based Quiet Down now offers beautiful blankets as well.

– I love boxes. This one is an extra pretty one.

– Wait what? A social distance Zapper? Yikes.

– Looking for a new job, with kind humans? Try the CreativeMornings Job Board.

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This Choir Choir Choir Crecording makes me miss my CreativeMornings choir. And being around humans. Gah!

– Need to restore faith in humanity? Read this thread.

– What a beautiful, minimal projector.

– I totally want an Ostrichpillow Heatbag Pillow

Questions for the Founder

– The to-do app I created together with FictiveKin turned 11 this week. Happy birthday, Teuxdeux.

– I personally think a custom Infinite Objects Video Print is the coolest gift of 2020.

– This made me laugh: Twelve surprising ways to use cauliflower.

– I thought this was a walking piece of popcorn. It’s not.

– I love perusing the products over on Present & Correct.

– “There are a few people who can succeed by throwing their tantrums on Instagram. … But the rest of the time, what we want from people is for them to be consistent, to be the best version of themselves that is possible in this moment.” Seth Godin on Design Matters

This puzzle made me giggle.

An embroidery phone case. Fun.

Lessons from 2020 to bring into 2021 from yung pueblo.

– Here’s a cool gift for your gardening / plant loving friend: Tool Roll and Apron by RT1 (They have so many cool giftable products!)

– Support Broadway singers and surprise a friend or family member with a Sing For Hope Gram.

Black-Owned Brooklyn is a digital publication spotlighting Black-owned, Brooklyn-based businesses and the people behind them.

Black Owned Bookstores in the United States

– My friend Anna figured out How to keep her front-loading washer moisture-free!

– Tender discipline: What if it didn’t matter how productive you were today?

This throw! A beauty!

– I want to fill my house with these felt storage bins. I have two and have to keep myself from buying more. I love them. I am a sucker for boxes.

How to Get Your To-Do List Done When You’re Always in Meetings

This pie chart rug! Swoon!

Tattly make fun gifts.

– A big thank you to Onsen for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week. Take 10% off at with code SWISSMISS. (I replaced all my towels at home with Onsen towels. I am a convert.)

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– Great read: Nine Nonobvious Ways to Have Deeper Conversations (via Chris)

– WOW! Aerial Photo of Manhattan, Circa 1931

– This Tie Dye Mask Kit is most certainly a sign of our times.

– Love this: ‘It’s Like I’m Floating’: Skating New York Under Lockdown

Which one is you?

– I want to go here: Belgian design studio has created a circular track called Cycling Through The Trees as part of the cycling network in the province of Limburg.

– I love FREITAG’s Sweat-Yourself-Shop idea. I totally want to call in and customize my own bag. Fun.

– Dear NYC, Help Us Write A Love Letter To The City At The End Of This Difficult Year

– I’d wear these pommed rib slippers.

Little animal neck gaiters. Super cute.

-Hello there, you stunning home.

– I am liking this Cable Bin. I can’t stand cables being messy out in the open. In German we call it Kabelsalat aka Cable Salad.

From Instant Pot to Instagram: Critical Lessons in Startup Community Building

– The Year on TikTok: Top 100

– Need to get into the Christmas spirit? This playlist will help! (Thanks Kim!)

– Who doesn’t want a Personal Concrete Fireplace?

– I have recently been in a few situations where I didn’t feel comfortable to take off my mask to drink out of my Tumblr. This one by Simple Modern comes with a straw, witch makes it way easier to drink without taking off your mask. My friend Christina loves it. Wishlisted.

– I love these hanging mirrors by HAY.

– Whoa! Tattly is featured in Wirecutters 2020 Gift Guide. Thank you NYTimes!

342 remote jobs are currently featured on the CreativeMornings Job Board. One of them is Small Planet looking to hire a Creative Director.

– A big thank you to See Design Shop for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week. I love their heavy-weight cotton canvas pouches so much. I use them for cables, makeup,… and give them as gifts.

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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) 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

– 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.


– 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.


– 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.


– 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.