Philip, The Last Sweet Potato

Philip, the Last Sweet Potato: A Non-Binary Quarantine Love Story from Beloved Children’s Book Author and Illustrator Sophie Blackall

Self-Inflating Airplane Slide

Watching an airplane recycling company employee having to activate a detached emergency slide was surprisingly amusing.

Here’s a video of an airplane slide inflating while still attached to a plane.

Would you call your kid Omelette?

This Twitter thread is giving me life.

Bodega Cats

This Twitter account collects photos of cats in small shops looking like they own the place. Love it.

(via)

Help Your Senior Neighbors

Umbrella coordinates grocery delivery and medication pick up for seniors. They are looking for volunteers (especially in NJ and NY) who are willing to shop for elderly neighbors. I love everything about this! Sign up to volunteer.

Animals Doing Things

This wholesome Instagram account is giving me live: Animals Doing Things.

Sisyphus Works From Home

This made me smile.

Stephen Morrison

I feel this dogs by Stephen Morrison. He sells some of his “isolation buddies” over on his Instagram. Check them out.

Absurd Times

I feel this.

This Made Me Laugh

Sofasingers

My friend James Sill created a virtual Sofasinger choir. I participated in the first event yesterday and it was the most heartopening experience you could think of. 400+ people from around the world tuned in, from their living rooms to sing along with James. The best part: You can’t hear any of the others, you just hear James and yourself. It’s like singing freely in the car, by yourself, but seeing 400+ doing it with you. He is being featured on BBC News today at 6pm and so they scheduled another one today at 11:30am EDT or 3:30pm GMT. Join by opening your web browser and going here: http://www.zoom.us/j/830192316

This is humanity at its best!

For more info, follow James on Instagram.

Mummenschanz Exotic Mime

I was reminded of this gem today. Mummenschanz is pure delight.

Leaving and Waving

For 27 years, Deanna Dikeman took photographs as she waved good-bye and drove away from visiting her parents at their home in Sioux City, Iowa. She started in 1991 with a quick snapshot, and continued taking photographs with each departure. She never set out to make this series. She just took these photographs as a way to deal with the sadness of leaving. It gradually turned into their good-bye ritual. And it seemed natural to keep the camera busy, because she had been taking pictures every day while she was there. These photographs are part of a larger body of work she calls Relative Moments, which has chronicled the lives of her parents and other relatives since 1986. When she discovered the series of accumulated “leaving and waving” photographs, she found a story about family, aging, and the sorrow of saying good-bye.

I love this so much.

(via Coralie)

Hidden Illustrations in Swiss Maps

I love everything about this: For decades, cartographers have been hiding covert illustrations inside of Switzerland’s official maps.

(Thank you Chesley)

“My Little Piece of Privacy”

This made me laugh: To stop passersby from peeping into his workshop, Niklas Roy strung up a small white, *motorized* lace curtain in his window. Outside movement triggers a motor to position the thin fabric in front of the person attempting to look inside. Funny.

Spreadsheets

I am so grateful I have people in my life who love spreadsheets, so I don’t have to. I buy them all this hat.

This is How I Organize my Phone

In this short YouTube video Matt D’Avella shares how he organizes his phone. I am so excited he mentions my to-do App called TeuxDeux. Thank you Matt!

The Pittsburgh Parking Chair

(via Kottke)

Same Height Party

As a tall woman, the idea of attending a party where everyone is the same height, is incredibly fascinating. What a cool experiment!

Wear Your Kale

Gah! I have been waiting for *weeks* to share this new Tattly: Kale Tattly by Lara Gastinger. I am pretty sure the entire state of California is freaking out right now.

Nude Bottom Planter

This nude bottom planter by group partner made me smile.

nooworks jumpsuits

Nooworks makes the *coolest* jumpsuits! I am a fan!

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor”

The first and last time Mister Rogers sang “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” on TV. My heart!

Pilea Plant Tattly

The plant lover in me is so very happy about the launch of this Pilea Plant Tattly by Brooklyn based Illustrator Claudia Pearson. If Calathea is more your jam, we launched that too.