Designer Cakes

These designer cakes by Tortik Annushka are breathtaking.

One of the co-founders is teaching cake making online classes. How fun!

Stay & Wander Photography

My friend Libby pointed me to this Instagram Account by Stay & Wander. I found myself scrolling for a very long time.

Ecocapsule

This futuristic looking mini home called Ecocapsule made me gasp. It’s a fully off-grid, smart, self-sustainable micro-unit, powered only by solar and wind energy. It allows you to stay in remote places out of reach of urban networks. It has room for one or two people usable as a cottage, pop-up hotel, caravan, mobile office, research station or anything you want it to be. You can read more here.

Heritage Bike Helmet

Hello there, pretty bike helmet.

Tattly Are Waterproof

Summer is here in NY and that’s a good time to remind everyone that Tattly are indeed waterproof. Go sleeve up, dive in, have some fun!

Analog: A Simple and Beautiful Productivity System

Analog is a simple and beautiful tool to help you prioritize and focus on your most important tasks.

I can’t help but feel like this is the PERFECT analog companion to my digital to do-app TeuxDeux.

Opera for Potted Plants

This is the world I want to believe in: Barcelona’s Liceu opera house reopens for performance to an audience of 2,292 potted plants. My heart!

My Life in Weeks

My life in weeks poster is a powerful visual reminder how short life is. Each box corresponds to one week in an average 88-year lifespan, and every filled-in box is one that you have already lived.

Where are the Black Designers?

This digital conference called Where are the Black Designers, which happened two days ago, is nothing short of incredibly impressive. Huge congrats to Mitzi Oku, the organizer.

What’s The Best Lesson You’ve Learned?

This thread is pure gold.

Revolutionary Love

This. Made. Me. Sob.

Thank you Valarie Kaur, you are a gift to this world.

Love Is Wise

I love the work and name of illustrator Love is Wise.

Black Lives Matter CSS

All proceeds of this Black Lives Matter CSS Shirt directly benefit organizations that support Black LGBTQIA+ folks.

To Show Up Imperfectly

I keep reminding myself of this.

Masks Custom Printed With Your Own Face

Danielle Baskin, the creator of “masks that unlock your phone” has now launched Maskalike, a service that prints images onto protective face masks.

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Modern Danish Knife Block

Loving this modern Danish knife block.

This Morning Walk

My dear friend Libby started walking every morning over eight years ago. This radically simple daily practice has changed her life. It is form of protest, of healing, of creating, and of returning. You can catch glimpses of her adventures here.

I love this woman.

The Loss of Chance Meetings

I am feeling this Tweet (and the responses) on the loss of chance meetings by going remote. I personally thrive on the unstructured, serendipitous meetings. Trying to figure out how to create them in a remote context, some folks seem to believe it’s possible.

David Bowie in 1983 Asking for More Black Artists on MTV



(via John Maeda)

Colour Paddles (1970s)

A 1970s teaching aid designed to teach children about colour mixing. The transparent paddles can be layered up to make new colours. Love!

Reusable Bamboo Makeup Remover Pads

I am not the beauty blogger type, but these Reusable Bamboo Makeup Remover Pads deserve a plug. I use and love them.

Lofi Hip Hop Radio

Chilledcow is fantastic background movie for working, thinking, writing. Also you Spotify, and Instagram.

Some of my Favorite Personal Blogs

My blog is turning 15 today. Maintaining this little corner on the internet has been one of the most rewarding projects ever. I wish more people would go back to owning their content, maintaining their own, well curated corner of the internet. Some of the folks that are doing that and I consistently go back to are:

Jason Kottke

Chris Glass

Christopher Jobson

Jonnie Waldman

Bailey

Kevin Kelly

Frank Chimero

Seth Godin

Maria Popova

What personal blogs do you go back to regularly?

Let’s bring blogrolls back!

Happy my 15th blog-iversary to you! Thank you for reading. I appreciate you.

Distance Disco

Distance Disco is a digital matchmaking dance party: find the person dancing to your song! I love this so much!