Pure Magic

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Pure magic! (Repost @discoverocean)

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The Invisible Dog Season 11

I have been a fan of what Lucien is building with the Invisible Dog since it launched 11 years ago. And for the last 4 years I have had the honor to give my companies a home inside the building that is named after his organization. If you love what Lucien does for the arts, the neighborhood of Boerum Hill and beyond, consider supporting his Kickstarter.

Shizuka Tatsuno Water Carafes

Absolutely stunning: Shizuka Tatsuno Water Carafe.

Cutting Mat Scarf in Black

Last November I wrote about the witty and beautiful Cutting Mat Scarf. It originally got launched in the cutting mat green, but now they issued a bunch of new colors. I just got my hands on a black version and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

Invisible Jumpers

Photographs of jumpers blending into their surroundings for an inventive 1,000-hour knitting project. Wow!

Satisfying to Watch

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Gradual Gradient

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Octopus Dreaming

Watch the brilliant color changes of a sleeping octopus.

(Thanks sis!)

Block Cube 3D Wooden Puzzle

This Block Cube 3D Wooden Puzzle looks fun.

Pickle Plant

I am completely in love with this somewhat silly looking Pickle Plant. I bought one a few weeks ago and it’s thriving. I am delighted. Also, I had no idea you can buy plants on Etsy!

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Inventories Of Emergency Services


Various emergency services around the world, from ambulance to police and rescue teams, are showing all the gear that they carry in their vehicles using this technique.

Decorating Your Sneakers with Tattly

A few days ago I shared on my Instagram how my daughter felt inspired to decorate her white sneakers with Tattly. I can’t remember getting this many DMs with excitement and thumbs up. It’s super simple: Grab a hold of some fun small-ish Tattly and apply them, just like you would on your skin, but on your shoe. Make sure to cover the designs with a clear sealant or clear nail polish. Superfun! Boring sneakers no more!

There are many more Tattly DIY ideas on our blog.

A Space Suit For Living

“When I was born, I donned a space suit for living on this planet. It was this body, this nice spacesuit, and it had a steering mechanism, my prefrontal lobes and all the brain motors coordinating stuff. . . . You get so good at using your spacesuit that you can’t differentiate yourself from your spacesuit anymore. . . . It’s what I call somebody training.”
Ram Dass

A Candle for F***ing Meetings

This candle made me laugh out loud.

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Freezable Recipes

My To-Do App featured by Ellen degeneres

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@JayShetty on keeping it simple.

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OMG! My simple to-do app TeuxDeux is featured on Ellen DeGeneres’ Instagram account with over 77M followers. I am dead.

What We Stay Alive For

Lost in a Rational World

SLOMO from Josh Izenberg on Vimeo.

Disillusioned with his life, Dr. John Kitchin abandons his career as a neurologist and moves to Pacific Beach. There, he undergoes a radical transformation into SLOMO, trading his lab coat for a pair of rollerblades and his IRA for a taste of divinity.

I like SLOMO. The world would be a better place if we paid more attention to what lights us up and follow that. Wholeheartedly follow that.

(via Bailey)

How to Make a Cotton Ball Launcher

I know what I am doing with my 9 year old this weekend: a Cotton Ball Launcher.

Activist: Portraits of Courage

Activist: Portraits of Courage caught my attention. Love that quote especially.

Plant Lover Flow Chart

This plant flow chart by Michelle Rial made me laugh. I feel seen.

Is it Too Late To Start?

This illustration by Michelle Rial made me laugh.

Honeyland

Honeyland looks incredible! It won all of the awards! It’s on my must-see list.

How To Write by Elizabeth Gilbert

1) Tell your story TO someone. Pick one person you love or admire or want to connect with, and write the whole thing directly to them —like you’re writing a letter. This will bring forth your natural voice. Whatever you do, do NOT write to a demographic. Ugh.

2) Start at the beginning of the story, write what happened, and keep going until you get to the end.

3) Use radically simple sentences.

4) Don’t worry if it’s good; just finish it. Whether or not your project is good, you’ll be a different person at the end of it, and that’s always worth doing.

5) Don’t write with the aim of changing anybody’s life. That will lead to heavy, irritating prose. Just share what delights or enrages or fascinates you. If somebody’s life is changed by it, that’s a bonus.

6) Whenever you can, tell stories instead of explaining stuff. Humans love stories, and we hate having stuff explained to us. Use Jesus as an example: He spoke almost exclusively in parables, and allowed everybody to draw their own lessons from his great storytelling. And he did very well.

7) Your work doesn’t have to be any particular length, or written for any particular market. It doesn’t have to even be seen by another human being. How and if to publish your work is a problem for another day. For today, just write.

8) Remember that you’ve been doing research your whole life, merely by existing. You are the only expert in your own experience. Embrace this as your supreme qualification.

9) Every writer starts in the same place on Day One: Super excited, and ready for greatness. On Day Two, every writer looks at what she wrote on Day One and hates herself. What separates working writers from non-working writers is that working writers return to their task on Day Three. What gets you there is not pride but mercy. Show yourself forgiveness, for not being good enough. Then keep going.

10) Be willing to let it be easy. You might be surprised.

Elizabeth Gilbert