Richard Scherr

I am currently staying at a cozy lakeside Airbnb in upstate NY and had the pleasure to strike up a conversation with the gentleman next door. Turns out his name is Richard Scherr and he is an accomplished architect and artists.

As I was gushing about his beautiful cabin on the lake he spontaneously invited me to tour the inside. His cabin includes a small art studio filled with his beautiful sculptures.

I swear my heart grew three times its size and here I am with a new life goal: At some point in my life, I want to live in a beautifully designed cabin on a tiny lake and make art.

Poetic Sheep

A herd of sheep.

TeuxDeux Got a Tune Up (Hello, Android Users!)

In 2010 I accidentally, for funsies, created a simple to-do app with my studiomate Cameron Koczon. We jokingly called it TeuxDeux. This trusty companion has kept us organized ever since!

A few weeks after building it, and just Cameron and I using it, friends kept asking to get in on it. We decided to make it available to the public and has since attracted an incredibly loyal and committed fan base of humans who love to cross things off.

The concept is simple: Make an app that feels as close to a paper list as possible, but that is with you at every step of the way: On the go on your phone but also ready to keep you organized when you work on your computer. (The secret is to set your browser landing page to teuxdeux.com so you’re being reminded what you need to do every time you open a browser window!)

Cameron and his team spent the past few months rebuilding the app from scratch and, drumrolls please, added the long awaited Android app! (iPhone users, we gotchu too.)

If you’re familiar with TeuxDeux you’ll notice the new and improved user interface on the app and the much faster and reliable syncing thanks to a complete rebuild of the back-end.

I love this app and I am grateful it is in such capable hands with Cameron and his team: Try it for free!

Link Pack

Impossible to watch this without being moved in the depth of your soul. (via)

– NPR built a science-backed Joy Generator

This app shows pedestrians the shadiest walking route on hot days

Whoa, this thread! Brian asked “What are the best YouTube channels for leaning (any subject welcome)?

This Marble/Metal Single Stem Propagation Plant Stand is beautiful and sold out.

– Yes to all of these 21 Grilled-Vegetable Recipes

– I like this tumblr.

– Intrigued by everyhour which allows you to track how you spend your time.

– I love Nitch so much. I have to keep bringing it back.

Learn about the native homelands where you live. (via)

Ideas Needed: What to Do With Old Bowling Balls (They’re Unrecyclable)

The Femke Agema SS13 collection made me giggle.

I love this linen scarf.

– How fun is this hanging outdoor lamp?

This wooden bird shaped phone stand is adorable.

– Come work with me: CreativeMornings is hiring a Community Coordinator. (If that’s not for you, there are 2787 more jobs on our job board of which 699 are remote friendly. )

– This is my first 4th of July as an American Citizen. Happy fourth, everyone!

Anke Loots

I love how Anke Loots sees the world.

(via)

Regard Yourself As A Cloud

“Regard yourself as a cloud, in the flesh, because you see, clouds never make mistakes. Did you ever see a cloud that was misshapen? Did you ever see a badly designed wave? No, they always do the right thing. But if you will treat yourself for a while as a cloud or a wave, and realize that you can’t make a mistake whatever you do. Because even if you do something that appears totally disastrous, it will all come out in the wash somehow or another. Then through this capacity you will develop a kind of confidence. And through confidence you will be able to trust your own intuition.”
— Alan Watts

Stephen Doyle Paper Sculptures

I might quite possibly Stephen Doyle‘s biggest fan. His paper sculptures make my heart explode.

Leisure Ball

Love this ball. That’s all.

Link Pack

– My remarkable friend Jocelyn Glei launched Radiate, a collaborative learning community dedicated to exploring, integrating, and radiating transformative change. It’s like interval training for transformation: Three phases of deep community, with lengthy breaks in-between. Sign-up ends today, Saturday June 26, 9pm EDT.

– Artist Reina Takahashi transposes the expressive, refined flourishes common in calligraphy into an exquisite series of paper type.

– Chloe Rosser’s photographic eye reconstructs bodies into genderless human sculptures

– In case you hadn’t seen this yet: Well done Google: When you type PRIDE across Google Sheet columns it does this!

The best water shoes according to Wirecutter.

– Excellent read: What if remote working didn’t mean working from home? (Psst.. our intentionally small, creative co-working community Friends Work Here is buzzing again and we only have 4 memberships left.)

– Some of these photos make me shiver: 40 Pics Of Slightly Unsettling “Liminal Spaces”

– Just as I was researching non-stick skillets the kitchn came out with a post about their favorites.

– Sheila Marie Orfano: How do you know what’s true?

– I dig this puzzle.

– I am so happy for team Duck Duck Go and their growth.

– This is some stunning looking French Press.

– I can get behind these reusable (washable) paper towels. Or should we just go back to calling them rags?

Secret NYC is a fabulous resource to find out what’s happening in Gotham City. (I love their Instagram account)

– This is a fun doormat.

– I’d give this lamp a loving home.

– Hello there, aesthetically pleasing metaltrays.

Female Design Council (FDC) is an action-oriented leadership organization dedicated to providing a strong professional community for all womxn irrespective of color, race, gender or sexual identity in the design industry.

– GAH! TVA Shirt. If you know, you know! (Thanks Kottke)

– Summer is here. Skin is out. Wear some art.

When It’s Over

“When it’s over, I want to say: all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.
When it is over, I don’t want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.
I don’t want to find myself sighing and frightened, or full of argument.
I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.”
– Mary Oliver

Joy

“If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy, don’t hesitate. Give in to it…It could be anything, but very likely you notice it in the instant when love begins. Anyway, that’s often the case. Anyway, whatever it is, don’t be afraid of its plenty. Joy is not made to be a crumb.”
– Mary Oliver

The Female Warrior

“The female warrior knows how to fight without violence. She knows when not to raise her sword, but instead hold up her heart. Her shield is not a defense against others but a shelter for all.”
― Riitta Klint

Venn Diagram of Venn Diagrams

Thanks for the laugh, Mr. Bingo.

What Does Transformational Leadership Require?

A Big Beautiful Life

“I want to have a big, beautiful, happy life, and let great art flow from that. I reject the idea that we need to be miserable, alone, and/or dysfunctional in order to make great work.”
Casey Gerald

Hay Outdoor Dining Table Set

I rarely see outdoor furniture that makes my heart sing, but HAY’s Palissade’s Outdoor Set did.

A few months ago I ordered it it, unseen, nervous whether I would like the feel of it. I am happy to report the material is AMAZING! And, the entire set is super sturdy and visually pleasing. (For those of you who don’t like to sit on no-back-support-benches, you can also get chairs!)

May it last for a LONG time!

Equanimity

“Equanimity boils down to this:
Everything is great and I am ok.
Everything sucks and I am ok.”
– Jerry Colonna

From the book Reboot.

The Wave

“The wave is the same as the ocean, though it is not the whole ocean. So each wave of creation is a part of the eternal Ocean of Spirit. The Ocean can exist without the waves, but the waves cannot exist without the Ocean.”
– Paramahansa Yogananda

Vego Garden

Wow! These metal raised garden beds by Vego Garden are visually pleasing! Swoon!

Powderrr

@thatmountainlife

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♬ original sound – Thatmountainlife

I want to channel this little girl’s energy. Also, forever saying hi to branches!

Companionable Silence

I love the idea of being in companionable silence with friends.

Making the Unconscious Conscious

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”
– C.G. Jung

Rumple Puffy Blanket

Rumple makes Puffy Blankets that roll up like a sleeping bag. I am especially intrigued by the super small size they offer: The NanoLoft Travel Blanket combines Rumple’s proprietary down-alternative insulation with the same technical materials found in premium sleeping bags and insulated jackets to keep you warm and cozy on the go. Who doesn’t want a blanket for everywhere? (Love that Lisa Congdon designed one of these blankets!)

Pride Google Spreadsheet

Well done Google: When you type PRIDE across Google Sheet columns it does this!