This Made Me Smile

L’Union Fait La Farce by Thomas Mainlaender.

Skip The Small Talk With A “Personality Cheese Board”

Here’s an idea for you to cut through all the small talk, next time you host a party:

A few days ago I experimented with a “Cheese Personality Party”. Everyone had to bring a cheese that reflects their personality in some way or the other. Once everyone was present, we stood in a circle around the cheeses and listened to everyone’s reasoning for their choice. I was surprised how honest, sometimes vulnerable and sometimes just plain funny the thinking was. I will definitely do this again. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀

Looking at a cheese board filled with your friends’ personalities is simply the best.

My friends Stephanie and Jonathan Fields definitely made us laugh by bringing a cheesecake. Well played!

Dogs!

A few weeks ago I joined my friend Sue at Prospect Park with her dogs, during off leash hours, and all I could think off is how much I would love to line up all the dogs for a group shot. (Hundreds of dogs!)

A few days ago she tagged me on a Instagram account called Saratoga Dogwalker, and I knew instantly why! They line up their pups regularly. I am so in love with this.

Glitter Fart Camera Trap for Package Thieves

This. Made. My. Day.

Giant Paper Snowflake

Ah, yes, I want to make one of these giant paper snowflakes.

Choir! Sings Never Gonna Give You Up

My love for Choir! Choir! Choir! runs so deep! This one with Rick Astley made my heart burst. The founders of this heart-opening organization are definitely on my list of people I would love to have coffee with one day. There is so much JOY oozing out of this video!

Pilea

I have developed a slight Pilea obsession. (You can order one over at The Sill.)

Mushroom Bloom Time-lapse

This time-lapse made me giggle!

Emotional First Aid Kit

Continuously impressed with The School of Life. Their latest product made me chuckle and go “I NEED THAT”: The Emotional First Aid Kit is a box of wise emergency advice for 20 key psychological situations, including: Friendship, Love, Sex, Work and Self.

I Feel Great

Current sentiment brought to you by Adam J. Kurtz: I Feel Great, also available as a Tattly, but only for a few more weeks.

Library Planet

Loving this idea: Library Planet is like a ‘Lonely Planet’ for libraries of the world. Next time I book a trip I might book it around a library I want to see. They don’t have many entries yet, but I can see how beautiful this could be. Everybody can contribute. Let’s help these folks fill this directory with our beautiful libraries. Who’s in?

(via Tiffany)

Confetti Pom Pom Earrings

These Confetti Pom Pom Earrings make me happy.

The Beauty of Not Knowing

I got to experience this talk live, this past summer at the wonderful Do Lectures. Thank you internet for letting me watch it again. Duke is a wonderful human. Such a beautiful concept of embracing the beauty of not knowing but recognizing it feeling right.

Tiny S’mores

I was gifted a tiny wooden box with everything you need to make tiny S’mores. I can’t get over the cuteness. My kids will lose their minds when we dig in.

Digital Detox

I honestly think this piece of wood in the shape of a phone could help me do a digital detox. Just like so many of you, I am addicted to my phone.

Who’s She?

A version of “Guess Who?” that only features women who have changed the world: Who’s She? LOVE this!

Automatic Adding Machine (1950s)


Completely in love with this Automatic Adding Machine from the 1950s! Long live analog!

Good Morning

How would you like your eggs this morning?

Attention: You Are Wonderful

A guerrilla art series of unexpected sayings on metal street signs, installed in public spaces. Love this project by April Soetarman. She is running a Kickstarter so you can get your own sign, here.

Cutting Mat Scarf

This Cutting Mat Scarf by Naomi Nomi is brilliant. (Whispers: Hoping for a black version.)

(via Carly)

Forever Pizza

I can’t remember last time art made me chuckle this much. Steph Mantis’ Forever Pizza is pure delight. It’s real pizza, from her family’s pizzeria, encased in acrylic. I just ordered my forever slice.

My Favorite Zen New Twitter Account

(via @Hugc)

Upcycled Footwear and Apparel Concepts

These upcycled footwear and apparel concepts by Designer Nicole McLaughlin made me look.

Confetti Magnets

These Confetti Magnets get my two thumbs up.