Stock and Flow

…There are two kinds of quantities in the world. Stock is a static value: money in the bank or trees in the forest. Flow is a rate of change: fifteen dollars an hour or three thousand toothpicks a day. Easy. Too easy.

But I actually think stock and flow is a useful metaphor for media in the 21st century. Here’s what I mean:

Flow is the feed. It’s the posts and the tweets. It’s the stream of daily and sub-daily updates that reminds people you exist.

Stock is the durable stuff. It’s the content you produce that’s as interesting in two months (or two years) as it is today. It’s what people discover via search. It’s what spreads slowly but surely, building fans over time. …

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Virtual Insanity

Can’t believe how well this song holds up. I would love to see them live. Also, check out Cosmic Girl. So good!

Update: OMG, thanks to my friend Steve I now know how they filmed this:

How To Stop Crying?

This stopped me in my tracks. Wow.

Magnet Button Tag


I am a huge fan of all things Various Keytags. Their new customizable magnetic button tag is making me squeal. So many ideas on what to create…

Hania Rani

(Thank you Cengic)

The 4 Types of Luck

I love this thread on four types of luck.

(Thank you Manu)

Map Art

Ed Fairburn draws detailed human portraits emerging out of maps. Stunning!

Mushroom Santa

How the Psychedelic Amanita Muscaria Mushroom May Have Inspired the Santa Legend of Lapland

Rechargeable Tape Light

I don’t know what I would use it for but I want it: Rechargeable Tape Light.

Stutz

Meet Jonah Hill’s friend and therapist, Phil Stutz. Directed by Hill, this film invites you to explore Dr. Stutz’s Tools for life in an effort to get real, get personal, and get better.

Visualize location of emotions in the body

Illustration by Maya Chastain

Fascinating: Where emotions are felt in the body.

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NYC Marathon Signs

The NYC Marathon is my favorite day of the year. Nothing compares to the loving and uplifting energy pulsing through this city on this day. And then, the signs, they make me happy. My neighborhood Fort Greene really goes all out. See my neighbors dance here.

Food Art by MOLD

I have spent an absurdly long time on this Instagram Account displaying surreal food art.

(Via Weekly Highlights)

Do It Poorly

This is powerful in its simplicity.

(via Chris)

Digital Love Languages

I love the idea of Digital Love Languages. I always appreciate receiving a “this makes me think of you” texts.

She’s a Bit Much

This hit a nerve.

Now Watch

I have come to love this NOW watch, consistently reminding me to be present. I so very easily jump to a future moment.

The World Wide Wander

CreativeMornings is doing something a bit wild this Thursday/Friday (9/22-23) in collaboration with the remarkable London based organization called StreetWisdom.



We are celebrating 24h of waking up, around the world, with 1h sensory-tuning WalkShops. (Walking workshops) It’s free. It’s fun.

We are kicking off the 24h bonanza at 8:30am NYC Time on Thursday 9/22 as an official virtual NYC chapter event. Join us, from anywhere in the world. (If that time slot doesn’t work for you, you have 15 more to choose from, because you know, 24h!) 

All you need, is your phone, headphones, shoes and be ready to walk and wander. 



Learn more over on the The World Wide Wander! Sign up! 2,000 other kind creative humans already have!

Shall We Talk about Dating Apps?

Yesterday I posted ideas on how to meet a romantic partner, outside of soul-sucking dating apps. Here is my post on Instagram. 2,830 likes and 261 comments later it’s clear this hit a nerve. Reposting it here with some resources my readers shared:


Can we talk about dating apps? Yeah, let’s not.

I can’t help but think there has to be a less soul-sucking way to meet someone!?

– what if we all tried to level up as friends and played matchmaker once a month?

– what if the dogpark had an unofficial singles section?

– what if there was a piece of clothing/accessory that indicates someone is single and open to meeting someone?

– what if friend groups pull together and create a database with their most awesome single friends and write a pitch about them?

– what if the first train on any subway train is only for singles?

– what if in giant high-rise buildings certain elevators are reserved for singles

– what if we organized events where everyone who is invited is single but nobody knows they are attending an undercover singles event. (And the group is recommended by friends aka vetted.) @hugc, @lessthanamazing and I organized such an event a few years back. Should I bring it back?)

– what if there was an event where people made presentations on their single friends. “PYF” (Pitch Your Friend)

– coffee shops have differently colored coffee cup lids for singles

– once a month singles dress monochromatically, all red for the day. (Gaaaah sooo fun!)

(Granted some of these ideas could possibly be very awkward. But ideas beget ideas!)

Do you have ideas to add or have you met your partner in an unexpected, fun way? Please share!


In the comments I learned that:

Apparently in Norway when you go hiking in the mountains, green buffs or hats mean you are single, and red mean you are in a relationship. SO GOOD!

In Bavaria, Germany, it all comes down to how you tie your bow on your Dirndl that indicates if you’re married, taken, single or even widowed.

Dating services, events some of my readers shared:

Meet The Otter
Paired by the People
You Should Date

Have an interesting story on how you met your partner? Have additional ideas to add to the above list? Comment below!

Human Aura Recordings

Embedding is unfortunately disabled, click through to see the video over on Youtube. Fascinating!

The above clip from the 80s shows the human energy field radiating outward from the body. “The aura” has been captured with specialized cameras and film, noting how it changes based on feeling states, physical conditions, the interaction with energy radiation from objects and living things. Fascinating!

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Unselfing

“We are living through a pandemic of selfing — rampant self-celebration that mistakes applause for connection, likes for love. There must be another way — a way to unself just enough to remember each other, to grow a little more…”

Thank you Maria for this gift. I am all for unselfing.

Porcelain Tumblr with Number Detail

Beautiful, minimal porcelain Tumblr with number detail.

Make You Feel

I don’t believe that life is supposed to make you feel good, or to make you feel miserable either. Life is just supposed to make you feel.
– Gloria Naylor

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Notable People

Using data from Morgane Laouenan et al, the Notable People Map is showing birthplaces of the most “notable people” around the world. Data has been processed to show only one person for each unique geographic location with the highest notability rank.

(via Dense Discovery)