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LIFT is a film by Marc Isaacs, who set himself up in a London elevator and slowly wins the trust of the residents, creating a humorous and moving portrait of a vertical community.

– Wow, this is supercool: A Journey Through Every Billboard Top 5 Hits since 1960

Female Support System Wall Hook. Funny.

Nonsense NYC is resource for independent art, weird events, strange happenings, unique parties, and senseless culture in New York City.

Lyles are two-dimensional wooden smiling monsters

– Now this is a cool trivet.

– The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos, a feature-length documentary investigation into Amazon and its founder.

– My friends invited me for dinner last night and up on their screen was this panda live cam. This is everything. Bookmarked!

No Screen Sundays

This 3-Ingredient Sheet Pan Gnocchi Dinner looks delicious

Creative Boom launched a podcast, full of fun and honest conversations with creative people from all over the world

– The Hay Contour Placemat is made from cotton and features edges sewn in a contrasting color. Love it.

Jiggy are puzzles worth framing. Or so the tagline says. Love the glass jar packaging. I love puzzling and always love finding new fun puzzles. Have a favorite? Share in a comment below!

Discover the Ancient Pyramids– Walk around one of the Seven Wonders of the World

– Spend Less Time at the DMV by Submitting Your Real ID Paperwork Online

– Wow, Shampoo bars are a thing?

– I admit I danced through the office when I saw that Apple posted a designer job on the CreativeMornings Job Board.

– Why eat your Kale if you can wear it.

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

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50 ways to be ridiculously generous — and feel ridiculously good. (via)

– Wow, this visualization of money flows (money, salary, income, revenue, etc) is INCREDIBLY powerful. (via Jason Fried)

– I am always discovering new inspiring creative humans via Hiut Denim’s yearly List of Makers + Mavericks

– Type Nerds, check this out: American Type Founders was a business trust created in 1892 by the merger of 23 type foundries, representing about 85% of all type manufactured in the United States. (via)

Everything You Need to Stock an Alcohol-Free Home Bar, According to Bartenders

– Julie Zhuo asked: “Is there a “love languages” for gratitude? How have you been thanked that’s been the most meaningful to you?” So many good responses to her Tweet.

Self-Care as a Foundation for Love (via)

This wool scarf is my trusted companion these days.

– “Reversing consumerism’s financial and cultural dominance in public and private life is set to be one of the twenty-first century’s most gripping psychological dramas.” Can We Have Prosperity Without Growth?

How to turn off autoplay in Netflix. OMG YES! (via)

– Interesting read: How Employees Prefer to Give and Receive Recognition at Work

Father knitted a data viz blanket of his infant’s sleep patterns

– This is a beautiful couch.

– Don’t think this would feel all that great to wear but still a fun idea: Japanese art student Rie Sakamoto has created a line of clothing made out of rubber bands that are knitted together.

– This made me laugh: “EndZoom is a physical button that ends the awkward existential angst of saying goodbye at the end of ZOOM meeting whilst desperately trying to navigate to the ‘Leave Meeting’ text button within an acceptable timeframe.”

Why Scientists Fall for Precariously Balanced Rocks

– Wow, this Webcam Setup by Dan Mall is pro.

– I will start using this technique from now on: The Immediacy Filter.

When we lose weight, where does it go?

Questions That Lead to Sexual Intimacy. Inspired by: To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This

– I am so very very excited over the launch of the Kale Tattly.

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

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Oh I want to watch this: The Booksellers

– I am so grateful for this wonderful article on my co-working community Friends Work Here over on 99u.

Say it with a pin makes really fun pins. (They sent me some custom ones they made for me and they are stunning.)

11 Reasons Not To Become Famous

– Craig Mod shares what he learned running a paid membership program.

– This is all kinds of wonderful: An Artist Used 99 Phones to Fake a Google Maps Traffic Jam

20+ Questions to Ask for 2020 (via Jocelyn)

– A wonderful 7min listen: Carl Sagan And Ann Druyan’s Ultimate Mix Tape

– I keep coming back to this interview with Adrienne Maree Brown. So full of goodness.

What do you really want? A wonderful (and rare) interview with Michael Singer who wrote the Untethered Soul. A book that changed my life in 2018.

– Tattly’s newest collaboration with Lara Gastinger makes me so very happyy.

– I like this minimal pet bed.

– This minimal and modular shelving system makes me swoon.

– I was recently sent one of these Asparagus Fern Kokedama. It makes me giggle every time I water it.

You, Me, We! is a a super adorable eset of fill-in books that give parents and children an opportunity to express themselves and connect with each other in the process.

This wooden toy telephone is delightful.

Sound Print app lets you find quiet places, date spots, restaurants. I am super sensitive to noise, especially in restaurant settings. I appreciate this so much.

– You are a creatively minded, kind human in search of a new job? Here’s a job board for you matching you with creative companies.

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

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One guy, singing Bon Jovi’s Livin’ On A Prayer, gets an entire park to sing along with him. This is everything.

Stunning, minimal stool.

Whereby video conferencing is completely browser based, no installs necessary. Just share a URL and start chatting. (via Dense Discovery)

Immigrant hat. Want.

– The No Phone Air made me laugh. Well played.

20 people who quit. (via Chris)

These earrings. Swoon!

What color is your name? (via Coudal)

– Quirky cool: Two Hump Handbag.

This Wifi Network name is so wholesome. Made me smile.

Awesome merchandise makes me want to make, you know, merchandise.

– Gah, this coffee maker!

– “According to the latest research, encouraging your children to think critically about the media they’re consuming is much more important than playing screen-time babysitter.” How to Raise Media-Savvy Kids in the Digital Age

– Favorite place to buy art (or more specifically, prints)? Some good answers in this thread.

– “The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.” — Carl Jung

– Yes, there is a global job board for heart-forward creative humans.

Who is the Macaroni to your cheese?

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

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This made me laugh out loud.

– WOW! Paris Museums Put 100,000 Images Online for Unrestricted Public Use

– Excellent read: The Basecamp Guide to Internal Communication

This smart helmet looks super-impressive.

– FUN: Guessing Names Based on What They Start With

Reasons for Burnout by Frank Chimero.

The Definition of Community

A list of 1000 audiobooks that are free to listen to

Happy 20th birthday, Boing Boing.

– I had no idea Google Spreadsheets could look this good.

– Emma Marris has a five-point plan for dealing with the psychological toll of climate change: How to Stop Freaking Out and Tackle Climate Change

– Can we talk about this bedroom-shower situation? Gah!

– I am a sucker for nice wrapping paper! This one wins!

Macaroni and Cheese Tattly! Finally! Who is your macaroni?

– Find kind, creative humans to spend your work day with: CreativeMornings Job Board.

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Turn of Mind, filmed in my motherland, Switzerland. I miss the mountains.

All of the paper sizes. All of them. (via Chris)

– Rob Walker: It Hurts to Be Present

Good Luck Recipes

Did you know you could turn your AirPods into a makeshift hearing aid? If you have ever had difficulty hearing someone during a conversation, AirPods can be your on-demand hearing aid. Apple introduced a feature, starting with iOS 12, called Live Listen. Once set up, you can place your iPhone closer to the person you want to hear, and the AirPods will produce clearer audio for you. To set up this feature, go into your iPhone Settings and click Control Center.

Why Does Time Slow Down and Speed Up?

– So many books. So much art. This apartment! Wow.

_ I agree with Libby, this is one of my favorite new Instagram accounts.

– This peanut sweater made me smile.

– Now this is a smart travel shampoo and conditioner bottle set.

This skylight. Wow.

– It’s a stool. It’s a scratching post for cats. I love it.

A New York woman dressed as a unicorn has made something as mundane as clearing snow from her driveway a little more magical!

This reference call question is everything.

How Do I Make Plans Without ‘Getting a Drink’?

– I love these paper kits from Japan.

– This toy storage bag is perfect for LEGO, building blocks… etc

– What to Focus on: Happy!

– Are you looking for a new job? 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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How the X-Ray was invented.

What not to do on your work computer.

– Love this list by the DO Lectures: 12 Books To Help You Write Better

The Decade the Internet Lost Its Joy. What began as cheerful anarchy was devoured by vulture capital and ruthless consolidation

This made me laugh so hard. Watch the video.

– Our new Designer at Tattly, Minjoo, created an incredibly sweet calendar for 2020.

– This. Right in the heart. The hug at the end with his mom completely pushed me over the edge.

Billie Eilish Carpool Karaoke. Fun.

A table on wheels, looking for conversations.

Lego Frida Kahlo

Building a More Honest Internet (via Dense Discovery)

Visualizations that make no sense. It keeps on giving.

– Looking for a last minute gift that keeps on giving? Tattly Subscriptions!

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

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How to Build a Sobriety Toolbox

– Now this is a practical way to protect your AirPods and keep them handy. Want!

How to Find Your Brand Heart (Plus Free Workbook Template) (via)

– Kottke’s list of Best Books of 2019

Why Does Time Slow Down and Speed Up?

The Difficult Art of Giving Space in Love: Rilke on Freedom, Togetherness, and the Secret to a Good Marriage

Intuitive hat. I’d wear it.

– You like to cook? You know about Smitten Kitchen, right?

How to Set Your Google Data to Self-Destruct

– These Bath Robes make me swoon.

Be A Nice Human Hoodie

Life Goals: A New York woman dressed as a unicorn has made something as mundane as clearing snow from her driveway a little more magical!

– What a beautiful read: “Please tell me how I can love you better.(via Joanna)

Tattly Stocking Stuffers! The tattoos are temporary, the fun is not.

– Trying to find a new job? Trying to hire a heart-forward, kind, creative human? CreativeMornings has a global job board that can help.

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

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I asked on Twitter and Instagram what small makers/shops I should support. All of the links below are from the suggestions I received. Thank you to everyone who left a comment. I am still going through them all. So many wonderful new discoveries. Running a small bootstrapped business myself (Tattly) I know first-hand what a difference it makes when kind humans share your product. ⁣ Small businesses usually don’t have marketing budgets. We rely on word-of-mouth. ⁣So, dive in:

This Charcoal Pitcher. Lovely.

A cotton rope rainbow to hang on your walls. Yes!

Beam Paints: Wildflower honey handmade watercolour paints, Plastic Free Paints, Lightfast pigments.

– I am completely enamored with these handmade animal ceramics by noseymungo.

This is a very pretty satchel.

Rewilder: Industrial trash up cycled for your everyday, everywear.

Yuk Fun.. is you uhm.. you know, FUN!

– Uhm, yes, I want this magic magic suit with fabric designed by Lisa Congdon.

Zero Waste Kits.

Future Fonts: Where Type Designers Sell Experimental Work In Progress.

– This Minimal Travel Tumblr made me look.

This dish.

BoWorkwear is an eco-friendly apron company. Their goal is simple: make the best apron on the planet, for the planet and the people who wear it.

A pretty looking bellow? Who knew this was a thing. I am here for it! All I need is a working fire place now!

I own one of these tall mugs. One of my favorites.

A book about finding your place.

A hanging vase? Sure!

– Oh, I love this Hand Painted Container in Concentric Circles

– This is a fun lunch bag or toy tote.

These socks! SO FUN!

– Oooh, this is lovely: Uplift – A spiralling solar sculpture to soothe the soul

Funnest Tattly Tin.

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

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I love me some Jacques Tati.

– I would give this Ceramic Ghost Vase a loving home

– “Mirrors With Memories”: Why Did Victorians Take Pictures of Dead People?

– Now this is a cool gift idea: Custom Signature Necklace.

– I keep coming back to these bread lamps. So funny. Also, croissant lamp.

– I am in love with this Upcyled Vintage Flysuit by Orenda Tribe

What Can I Do When I Grow Up

– I can totally get behind this adorable ring dish.

– Guess who produced the tattoos for The New York Times Modern Love series? We did! Go Team Tattly!

– Yes to this Divine Feminine Shirt.

– A gift for the artist in your life: Art is Hard Hat.

– I wouldn’t mind owning this Forever Jump Rope.

– Gah, I am sucker for dating stories. I loved this one.

– Yes I want a hand-made fox wallet.

– Forever loving the book rest lamp

– I don’t have a dog but this Dog Travel Blanket makes me want to have one.

– Loving this hot water bottle by Donna Wilson.

– I am intrigued by this hanging diamond cutting board, made by Brooklyn based American Heirloom

– What a fun design-y gift: Ceramic Face Dish / Insense Holder.

Hand-woven napkins from Nepal that support all of Maggie Doyne’s wonderful projects? YES!

– CreativeMornings has a super fairly priced, global job board. A company of 2-30 employees can post unlimited job post for just $35/month. U-N-L-I-M-I-T-E-D-!

– Thank you See Design for sponsoring my blog this week. I love your travel pouches.

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WTF Visualizations: Visualizations that make no sense.

– Good On You: Ethical Clothing Brand Ratings.

See Big Tech’s terrible diversity record, visualized using its logos

Basecamp Personal – a completely free version of Basecamp designed with freelancers, students, families, and personal projects in mind. Use it for hobbies, weddings, small events, side projects, volunteer gigs, etc

101 ways to live sustainability.

– These reusable panda zipper snack bags are pretty cute.

Is there a set of questions for creative people that are always interesting?

– The CreativeMornings/NewYork Choir performed for the second time last Friday. Communal singing is such a source of joy. I had no idea.

How to Write a Condolence Note

– I like the Creative Boom 2019 gift guide for artists, designers, makers and anyone who loves creativity. (I meant to blog this before I noticed they featured Tattly at the very end! Gah!)

Writing is listening with your heart. (via Jocelyn)

This just made me gasp.

– I love this so much: A new crop of restaurants is embracing family-style, communal eating, creating a necessary spirit of communication and collaboration for our fractious times. I’ll Have What She’s Having

How to Politely Decline an Invitation (via)

– The air in our office is getting so dry. I am tempted to get a tiny desk humidifier like this one.

Tattly Tins are the perfect stocking stuffers. Yep, holiday season is upon us.

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

– The CreativeMornings homepage got a facelift.

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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!