Photography by Brooke DiDonato

Brooke DiDonato has a photographic eye that makes me gasp. Beautiful!

Rumble Language

… The story I make up
… I am curious about
… Tell me more
… That is not my experience
… I’m wondering
… Help me understand
… Walk me through
… What’s your passion around this
… Tell me why this doesn’t fit/work for you

These are a few of Brené Brown’s favorite questions and sentence starters during hard conversations, when she feels herself reaching for her favorite armor (perfectionism, anger, being the knower, trying to control, emotional intensity, getting critical). In those moments she tries to remember that the antidote to armoring up is staying curious.

I will use this.

How to Save Our Planet

(via Kottke)

Porter To-Go Bowls

This travel container made me look. Stylish, and according to my friend Katherine, completely air tight. She biked with it to work and nothing spilled, even tough the contents were soupy. Katherine doesn’t exaggerate. I must buy.

I Love the Brits!

Thousands were running the London Marathon this weekend and this incredible chap decided to run it dressed up as Big Ben. The ending is everything. So much credit to the human behind this costume. (He ran the whole marathon like this!)

Google Street View Camera Selfies

Google’s street view camera taking photos of itself in mirrors. Scifi wonderfulness. Made me giggle.

(via Daniel)

Smiley Basketball

This smiley basketball is fun.

Kaki King

A few days ago I had the pleasure to meet musician Kaki King. What a force! Her music has been on repeat ever since! Look her up!

What Is a Zen Koan?

What Is a Zen Koan? An animated introduction to eastern philosophical thought experiments.

I Feel This:

This made me laugh. And nod my head.

Flowing With The Great River

Lucius Tiny Desk Concert

Tiny Desk Concerts, I love you. How did I not hear about Lucius sooner?

Mid-Century Modern Playgrounds

These mid-century modern playgrounds are completely bonkers.

(via Present & Correct)

Small Mistakes | Big Mistakes

Small mistakes:
1. Messing up school exams.
2. Not finishing college.
3. Failing at your first business.
4. Failing at your second.

Big Mistakes:
1. Not listening to your gut.
2. Not keeping your word.
3. Not looking after yourself.
4. Not looking for the good in people.

Do Lectures

High Art

High Art from Jacob Krupnick on Vimeo.

“Height has replaced neighborhood.” Beautiful video piece by my friend Jacob Krupnick for the New York Times Magazine on the tallest residential building in NYC. Read the article.

Botanical Tattly


Loving this new Tattly design by German based tattoo artist Lara Maju. This is the closest I’ll ever get to a tattoo by a real legit tattoo artist. (Too chicken to get a real one!)

Anti-Drawing Machine


A robot that disrupts your drawings by Soonho Kwon. Made me laugh.

IKEA & Sonos

Sonos and Ikea created a collaborative line of speakers. One of which is also a lamp.

People Matter, Real Life Matters

This vulnerable talk by Grace Bonney hit me in the heart. In it she speaks on the last 15 years of running Design*Sponge and why 2019 will be her final year. She unpacks the noteworthy lessons she’s learned along the way and what truly matters even in this digital age.

Pass the Salt!

This is the funnest Rube Goldberg Machine I have ever seen. My kids’ minds were blown!

Ladybugs

The brand new Ladybug Tattly by Lorien Stern is my new favorite.

Youmna

My friend Youmna, force behind Live Love Bierut is a very special human.

Friday Link Pack

How to make hard choices by Ruth Chang.

– Only a few hours left in my friend Youmna Cham Cham’s Kickstarter to help reduce Lebanon’s Waste Crisis. Let’s get her to her goal, it’s so close!

– I am weirdly intrigued by this seat cushion/chair pad.

– Fun: Space Cake Toppers

– Bryce is debating spending a year in NYC or LA and asked for pros and cons on Twitter. Interesting thread.

Jessica Orkin on deep listening

– Hindsight 2070: “What do we do now that will be considered unthinkable in 50 years?”. Interesting: Bosses will be considered unthinkable 50 years from now.

– Sir David Attenborough’s Our Planet dropped on Netflix.

– I dig this mirror shape.

A Manual to Managing Procrastination

– “People hire people who look like them and that’s the problem.

– GIF Maker Thoka Maer has one of my favorite CreativeGuild profiles.

– “If your camera captures the moment, then your brain doesn’t. Henkel came up with a frightening term for this phenomenon: the “photo-taking-impairment effect.”

– This Instagram account titled notes from your therapist keeps hitting me right in the heart.

– Recipe: Easy Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

– Krista Tippett: Belief is Complicated

These bathroom accessories are beeeeautiful.

– Mr. Rogers had a simple set of rules for talking to children (via)

Side table trash can. Not sure I want a trash can next to my couch but I am intrigued.

The Quality of your thinking depends on the models in your head

– New life motto: Until further notice celebrate everything

Human-size sticks of chalk—each 64 inches long and approximately 120 pounds—fill Gallery 7, which has been transformed into an environment open to spontaneous mark-making.

– Psst.. Tattly is currently running a 30% Sale.

– Over 2,300 creative jobs are currently listed on the CreativeGuild. This makes me so happy.

Being an Advocate for Love

Beautiful talk by poet and author Cleo Wade.