Chaos

“In the middle of chaos lies opportunity.”
Bruce Lee

The Only Way Out

I feel this.

Jewelry Tray

I love the simple design of this jewelry tray. Each item gets their own ‘compartment’. Beautiful.

Attack of the Tumbleweeds

I could watch this all day.

Shannon Lee speaking at CreativeMornings/NYC

Last month’s CreativeMornings theme was Chaos and we had the honor to have Shannon Lee fly in from Los Angeles and share her story.

In her open talk, Shannon Lee shares how she dealt with chaos in her life through healing and learning from her father’s timeless philosophies.

What a lot of people don’t know is that Bruce Lee was not just a martial art master but a deep philosopher. Some of my favorite quotes are by him. He was a deep soul. I am grateful Shannon is making sure her father’s philosophies are spreading and live on.

20 minutes well spent.

Power

“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.”
Fredrick Douglass

Mr. Fred Rogers Documentary

I watched the newest Mr. Rogers Documentary last night and it was just what my heart needed. It’s like a wave of kindness and love washing over you and restoring all faith in humanity. Watch it!

Banana Pillow

Every pillow should come in the shape of a banana.

Books

I am feeling this print by Carlos ARL.

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Line and Form No.2

This is a beautiful, minimal print.

Deep Listening

Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh says listening can help end the suffering of an individual. Watch as he explains how to practice compassionate listening.

People Who Are Good For You

“When you connect with people who are good for you, you feel it.This is a big deal. Don’t forget to acknowledge how great it is to be around someone who lights you up. Tell them, even if you feel a little weird. Your people love your weirdness.”

From here.

Friday Link Pack

(via Emerline)

– If young people voted at a higher rate, our government would look a lot different.

– Is there something you do every day that builds an asset for you?

– Wow. A fingerprint sensor lock.

This throw is a beauty.

– “The Japanese have a word for the act of acquiring books and letting them pile up unread. Tsundoku—a play on the words tsunde (“to stack things”), oku (“to leave for a while”) and doku (“to read”)—is recognizable to book hoarders worldwide.”

– “You might not be a big fan of politics, but you can still participate. All you need to do is vote for people you believe will work on these issues, and if they don’t work the way they should, then it is your responsibility to call them, organize a town hall and demand that they show up — hold them accountable. It’s their job to make our world better.” A Young Activist’s Advice: Vote, Shave Your Head and Cry Whenever You Need To

– Meet the 2018 MacArthur Fellows, 25 exceptionally creative people who inspire us all.

This daybed!

– Oh, these Zucchini Pork Dumplings look delicious!

– Super grateful for this generous feature in Inc Magazine on 100 Female Founders.

Burning Man 2018 in 3 Minutes.

Bring your Human to work seems like a book after my own heart. Ordered.

Camp Grounded looks like something I’d enjoy.

– Gah! This carpet!

– I like this long leather keychain.

– This made me chuckle: Photos of dogs with human-like expression

Dear Jeff Bezos, what are you going to do with all that money?

– I love this design detail: Stairs with hidden storage and a powder room.

– Big thanks to the wonderful folks at Ode to Things for sponsoring my blog this week. Their online store is full of beautiful products. A visual feast.


Cool jobs to apply for:

Nicework in Johannesburg is looking to hire a Head of Digital, a Senior Graphic Designer and a Designer.

Scoppechio in Louisville is looking to hire an Animator/Designer, Copywriter, Art Director, Video Producer and UX/UI Lead.

– The fine folks at Lucid are looking to hire a Project Manager and a Frontend Developer/Designer here in NYC.

There are over 1,200 jobs listed on the new CreativeMornings job board.Search full time, part time, contract, remote, freelance, internships.

“Everything is Waiting for You”

“Your great mistake is to act the drama
as if you were alone. As if life
were a progressive and cunning crime
with no witness to the tiny hidden
transgressions. To feel abandoned is to deny
the intimacy of your surroundings. Surely,
even you, at times, have felt the grand array;
the swelling presence, and the chorus, crowding
out your solo voice. You must note
the way the soap dish enables you,
or the window latch grants you freedom.
Alertness is the hidden discipline of familiarity.
The stairs are your mentor of things
to come, the doors have always been there
to frighten you and invite you,
and the tiny speaker in the phone
is your dream-ladder to divinity.

Put down the weight of your aloneness and ease into the
conversation. The kettle is singing
even as it pours you a drink, the cooking pots
have left their arrogant aloofness and
seen the good in you at last. All the birds
and creatures of the world are unutterably
themselves. Everything is waiting for you.”

– David Whyte

(via Bailey)

♥ / Ode to Things

A big thank you to Ode to Things for sponsoring my blog and RSS Feed this week.

Ode to Things is a tribute to and celebration of quality lifestyle objects. The creators of this New-England based shop believe that the more everyday an item is, the higher quality it needs to be. With this as their mantra, they evaluate dozens of products each week, and only acquire one or two per month — those that adhere to a stringent set of criteria they call “the ode-worthiness checklist”. The result is a unique, consistent, and finely-curated collection.

It is an absolute visual pleasure to visit Ode to Things. See for yourself.

Lucky Eye Bracelet

I just discovered this Lucky Eye Bracelet a new gift site called Ya Cheri. So many beautiful objects!

Tea Towels

These are some beautiful tea towels. Wishlisted!

Inc Magazine 100 Female Founders

I feel grateful for this generous mention in Inc Magazine’s 100 Female Founder issue.

A big thank you to the charming photographer Jen Dessinger for making me look legit.

X-Ray Socks

These X-Ray Socks made me laugh.

Emotional Barometer

These Emotional Barometer Cards aim to help you reach a clearer understanding of your inner emotional weather. Consider me intrigued!

This Wool Blanket

Love the look of this Wool Blanket.

Screen Blocking Glasses

IRL Glasses are the answer to screen overload and digital fatigue, putting people back in the driver’s seat to control when and how they interact with screens. Wearing IRL Glasses makes screens that are “on” look like they are “off.”

Brilliant! Hat tip off to the creator Ivan Cash!

The Story of Couch to 5K

Couch to 5K is one of the most popular exercise programs in the world, created by my office mate Josh Clark. He created the program in 1996 after getting over a relationship break-up by running. His system builds from a few seconds of running, to longer distances, over a series of weeks. I really should give this a try.

And, if you want to hear more, here’s a longer audio-podcast version of the story. And here is Josh’s own write up.