Link Pack

A love story that beckons you to dive deeper… Filmed, Written and Directed By Josiah Gordon

The hybrid workplace probably won’t last, by Jon Levy

As if I couldn’t love Patagonia any more. I love a company with a strong moral compass.

– Come to me, you beautiful glass storage canisters.

– I dig this storage providing IKEA window seat hack.

– “What seems like a dark time is in reality the womb space between the old and the new.
The collective is in a birthing canal. The energies are working for us not against us.” – Alisha Berry

This made me smile.

This Polaroid photo printer is way expensive but my teenage daughter would LOVE it.

– I grew up in Switzerland and I am flabbergasted every time I think about the fact that Swiss women only got the right to vote in 1971. The Divine Order tells the story.

– This card made me chuckle: I like you, so now what?

– Priya Parker created a guide outlining The New Rules for Gathering . You can download it for free.

– Need to translate some text to get a sense what it’s about? Try Deepl.

– Love these strip-ey mini vases.

– Yes to big chunky mugs.

– Come work with me at CreativeMornings. We are hiring a Partnerships Manager.

Tattly is currently running a summer sale and also working on a very exciting new product line. I can not wait to tell you about it…

– Happy my blog birthday to you! Hard to believe but this blog turned 16 this week. Thank you for visiting my little corner of the internet. I love taking care of this garden for you!

Where you Stumble

Thank you for sharing this beautiful quote with us, James Victore.

Close Friendships

This article on how many close friendships one can maintain just made me block out time on my calendar today to map out my friends. What an excellent and thought provoking read.

These two facts made me perk up:

“Falling in love will cost you two friendships.” and “It takes about 200 hours of investment in the space of a few months to move a stranger into being a good friend.”

(via my friend Casper who shares the best stuff on Twitter)

In this beautiful CreativeMornings/Ottawa talk singer-songwriter Kellylee Evans talks about the importance of exercising courage in everyday life.

The Zodiac Man

I am wildly fascinated by this graphic, found in an article called The Zodiac Man.

Image credits: A woodcut recreation of an image by A. G. de Brocar, 1495, in Johannes de Ketham’s Libro de medicina (1517).

John Gall Art

I have fallen madly in love with Jon Gall’s collages. You can see more here.

Hot Scary Summer

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Surface Snap

I am often annoyed at my phone cable slipping off my night stand or desk. I just discovered the good looking SurfaceSnaps. They are aesthetically pleasing and won’t damage the surface you stick them on. What’s not to love?

We Know What You Did During Lockdown

Kottke says it right: “After watching this short film on how much data private companies are able to gather about you (data that we willingly give them in some cases), you might be forgiven for thinking that, never mind some far flung future, we are living in a full-on dystopia right now.”

How We Return To Work

Brené Brown and Priya Parker talk about the real, big and small challenges we’ll see when we return to workspaces, the need we’ll have to use our creativity and ingenuity to figure out how to be together, and the opportunity we’ll get to ask how we can be together better.

Art for Optimists

Efdot is a visual artist and community builder rooted in New York. Using abstract figures, forms & bold lines, Efdot explores the contrast between playfulness and mischief.

“Work From Near Home”

“Many workers won’t be returning to an office anytime soon, but having them relocate their efforts entirely to their homes for the long run might be unexpectedly misery-inducing and unproductive. We need to consider a third option for our current moment, and if we look to authors for inspiration then one such alternative emerges: work from near home.”

What if remote work didn’t mean working form home? by Cal Newport

Propagation Vessel

I am passionately propagating plants in my home and have fallen in love with these wall-mounted propagation vessels. (I am currently waitlisted to get one. Fingers crossed.)

A Partner Who Is Ready To Build With You`

“Find a partner who is ready to build with you. It is not about finding perfection in another person, it is about realizing when you come across an undeniable connection that nourishes your being and matches the type of support you are looking for. Getting lost in the idea of perfection is a hindrance. Being with someone who is committed to going through the ups and downs of life together is truly priceless. When two people embrace their imperfections and commit to growing into better versions of themselves, it will naturally enhance the happiness they share in the relationship.”
– Yung Pueblo

Bulb Clear Vase

I wish Unison Home would show this Bulb Vase with a flower in it or an avocado pit growing. Anyways, I like it.

Eco Huey Throw

Come to me you beautiful Eco Huey Throw. (Also available in red.)

Logs Coat Hanger

Now this is a coat hanger I can get behind.

Astronaut Roundtable

Astronaut roundtable featuring unfiltered and down-to-Earth perspectives on what it feels like to go into space — emotions and all.

(viaBailey)

The New and The Good

“Once we’re thrown off our habitual paths, we think all is lost, but it’s only here that the new and the good begins.”
Leo Tolstoy

Litterless

Celia is an environmental activist and consultant who shares resources and builds community around the topic of zero waste and the circular economy over on Litterless.

A 12-Mile Video Walking Tour of Paris

Wow! A 5.5-hour, 12-mile video walking tour of Paris. Sit back and enjoy.

Sebastian Schramm Photography

In his spare time, photographer and designer Sebastian Schramm takes quick improvised portraits of his colleagues using objects found around the office. Love this so much. (The blue paper one hangs in my living room!)

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Eye Mask by Ostrichpillow

The latest product by the team of Ostrich Pillow looks like something I’d put to use: It’s a 3D ergonomic eye mask. They say the design adapts to the features of your face, with no eye pressure.

Aerial Photographs of 1960s Communal Dining Areas

(photos by Jonathan Tan)

These aerial photographs of 1960s communal dining areas in Singapore’s Social housing make my heart sing.