Gasta

These blobs by Gasta are mesmerizing.

Modern Bird Feeder

I am in love with this modern, sculptural bird feeder! (I know, I know, it’s price-y!)

Photography by Raf Maes

What stunning images. I would hang a large print in my home, for sure! Consider me a fan, Raf Maes.

Hand-Free Leash

My kids and I are thinking of adopting an adult or senior dog. (Squeal!) As I have been talking about it with friends, the internet is of course promptly serving me up ads for dog related products. Here’s one that made me look: A hands-free leash. I am wondering if dog-owners are shaking their heads at this or if this is actually useful.

Something & Nothing Seltzers

I arrived back in Brooklyn after two weeks in Switzerland and my friend Yvonne filled my fridge with Something & Nothing Seltzers as a welcome home present. The branding, the packaging and even the taste have me in a tizzy! A good tizzy! (I recently hit my 6 month mark of not drinking alcohol and fun Seltzers like these give me life!)

The Best Cover Letter Ever Written

Benedict Cumberbatch Reads “the Best Cover Letter Ever Written”. Glorious.

Surfboards by Jean Jullien

These surfboards designed by Jean Jullien make me want to learn how to surf.

The Earthing Movie: The Remarkable Science of Grounding

(The embed code was disabled, click though to watch over on YouTube)

I am writing this post, with my bare feet firmly planted on grass, outside a Swiss farmhouse where I currently spend some vacation time. This documentary blew my mind and most likely explains why I have been craving so much time in nature, touching and being in close connection to soil.

Olaf Breuning

Food Faces by Olaf Breuning. Made me look.

The Truelove

“There is a faith in loving fiercely
the one who is rightfully yours,
especially if you have
waited years and especially
if part of you never believed
you could deserve this
loved and beckoning hand
held out to you this way.

I am thinking of faith now
and the testaments of loneliness
and what we feel we are
worthy of in this world.

Years ago in the Hebrides,
I remember an old man
who walked every morning
on the grey stones
to the shore of baying seals,
who would press his hat
to his chest in the blustering
salt wind and say his prayer
to the turbulent Jesus
hidden in the water,

and I think of the story
of the storm and everyone
waking and seeing
the distant
yet familiar figure
far across the water
calling to them

and how we are all
preparing for that
abrupt waking,
and that calling,
and that moment
we have to say yes,
except it will
not come so grandly
so Biblically
but more subtly
and intimately in the face
of the one you know
you have to love

so that when
we finally step out of the boat
toward them, we find
everything holds
us, and everything confirms
our courage, and if you wanted
to drown you could,
but you don’t
because finally
after all this struggle
and all these years
you simply don’t want to
any more
you’ve simply had enough
of drowning
and you want to live and you
want to love and you will
walk across any territory
and any darkness
however fluid and however
dangerous to take the
one hand you know
belongs in yours.”

David Whyte

Bike Riding the Rails

I agree with Kottke, definitely filing this under “Things I Definitely Want to Do Sometime”: riding electric-assist railbikes through a California redwood forest.

Not Right Now

Japanese Skillets

Hello you beautiful Japanese ceramic skillets, come into my life!

Moke

Ah, yes, who wouldn’t want to cruise around in a Moke? My kids would lose their minds!

Kengos

Kengos are sneakers made from plants. Made without glue. Recyclable! Love this!

Humanity

This humanity at play makes my heart happy: In one of the most exciting and competitive high jump finals in Olympic history, Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim and Italy’s Gianmarco Tamberi — who both cleared 2.37m — decided to forgo a jump-off and share the gold.

Click through and watch the video here.

This. Is. Beautiful!

How to Stop Worrying

How to stop worrying.

How and Why to do a Life Audit

I know what I am doing this week: Architecting a life in 100 post-its and 1 Afternoon. Life audit is an exercise in self-reflection that helps you clear the cobwebs of noisy, external goals and current distractions, and revisit or uncover the real themes & core values that drive and inspire you. Also known as: spring-cleaning for the soul.

Claudia Dawson says the process allows for your priorities to come to light and helps you to see the patterns of your life. Also, she apparently could only fill 50 post-its in one sitting and as she discovered new dreams and she will go back to his remaining post-it pack to add more. She found that once she had written down all the desires inside of her and, in a sense, got them out of his system, it freed up space for completely new and weirdly fun wishes to show up. Love this!

(via Kevin Kelly)

Compostable Sponge Set

These are some pretty compostable sponge sets. They are made from 100% natural materials – 70% FSC certified cellulose, 30% cotton and vegetal dyes. They can be washed both in the dishwasher and the washing machine — so they won’t harbor bacteria.

La Paranoia

Lovely collages by Spain based La Paranoia.

Cafecito

Cafecito connects vetted creatives from myriad backgrounds and locations with each other for a random 25-minute chat online. Love this! Wow!

(via Kai)

Half Matryoshka Cupola Set by Raduga Grez

The beautifully-colored half matryoshka cupola set is hand-made by Raduga Grez in Russia.

Fade Puzzle

Yep, this is one cool puzzle.

Rich Roll

So many truth bombs in this mini portrait on Rich Roll.