Beauty

“If the beautiful were not in us, how would we ever recognize it?”
– Ernst Haas

How To Cut Every Cheese

The path to my heart is paved with cheese.

(via my bud Chris)

Patience

“Patience is also a form of action.”
– Auguste Rodin

Hiku Chopper

This small manual chopper is seriously adorable.

Surfboards by Jean Jullien

These surfboards designed by Jean Jullien make me want to learn how to surf.

Uri Utensil Holder

This utensil holder made me smile.

The Earthing Movie: The Remarkable Science of Grounding

(The embed code was disabled, click though to watch over on YouTube)

I am writing this post, with my bare feet firmly planted on grass, outside a Swiss farmhouse where I currently spend some vacation time. This documentary blew my mind and most likely explains why I have been craving so much time in nature, touching and being in close connection to soil.

Watch With Glittering Eyes

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.

Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”

— Roald Dahl

Uzumaki Wooden Table Tray

Hey you good-looking trays!

Witton Egg Tray

I can of course live my life without a wooden egg tray, but wouldn’t it be prettier with it? Who doesn’t want to celebrate and elevate their eggs? Respect your eggs!

Olaf Breuning

Food Faces by Olaf Breuning. Made me look.

Flip Record Display Shelves

These Flip Record Display Shelves perfect for storing and displaying records. Love this!

Magic

“Any sufficiently advanced technology
is indistinguishable from magic.”
— Arthur C. Clarke

I remember I saw someone use Shazam for the first time. It felt like magic.

Cement Doorstop

I love a good doorstop. Especially this one.

Link Pack

– If you want a thorough but easily digestible breakdown of the IPCC report on climate change,
Quartz read through the 400 pages and distilled the existential dread.

– My kids and I love playing PairPlay. It’s multiple two-player adventures built for AirPods. SO MUCH FUN!

– How Jimmy Connors won a point by launching his racket in the air in 1996. Wow.

Illustrations from Japanese Fireworks Catalogues (ca. 1880s) (via)

Bookfeed creates a custom RSS feed that notifies you whenever your favourite authors publish a new book. (via)

– A Book of Poetry by E.E. Cummings Was Returned to the Library 50 Years Overdue

Laundry lens: “Point your camera at a clothing care label and you will be presented to the proper instructions” for how to wash it.” (via)

An umbrella built for two.

– Are you having a hard time making a decision? Consider the two door rule.

An enormous new shrimp was just discovered.

– I am intrigued by this wooden LED torch

– I am having a hard time not ordering some of these beautiful mugs .

Tapedecks. Oh the memories. (via)

– Do you know someone who lost a loved one? Tell them about The Dinner Party.

These propagation vessels make me so happy. I have two of them and they are even more beautiful in person.

– Someone please take me here.

Tattly is turning ten. Humbled by the journey this company has taken me on. What a teacher! (There’s currently a totally bonanza 50% sale happening!)

– A big thank you to NYC based Chassie for sponsoring my blog this week. Get yourself a custom made desk. I love them!

Instructions for Living A Life

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Mary Oliver’s instructions for living a life.

Counter Stool

This is the counter stool of my dreams. (Whispers: Price is not)

♥ / Chassie

A big thank you to NYC based Chassie for sponsoring my blog this week.

Founded by a husband and wife team in the South Bronx, Chassie, partners with local artists to bring their artwork to life on beautiful desks and tables. Since all desks are made to order they can accommodate custom sizes as well as a standard set of sizes with nationwide shipping.

Check out some of our favorite collaborations and send them a note at [email protected] with any ideas for custom projects.

Hannah Fitzgerald, Standing Desks, Play Tables

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The Truelove

“There is a faith in loving fiercely
the one who is rightfully yours,
especially if you have
waited years and especially
if part of you never believed
you could deserve this
loved and beckoning hand
held out to you this way.

I am thinking of faith now
and the testaments of loneliness
and what we feel we are
worthy of in this world.

Years ago in the Hebrides,
I remember an old man
who walked every morning
on the grey stones
to the shore of baying seals,
who would press his hat
to his chest in the blustering
salt wind and say his prayer
to the turbulent Jesus
hidden in the water,

and I think of the story
of the storm and everyone
waking and seeing
the distant
yet familiar figure
far across the water
calling to them

and how we are all
preparing for that
abrupt waking,
and that calling,
and that moment
we have to say yes,
except it will
not come so grandly
so Biblically
but more subtly
and intimately in the face
of the one you know
you have to love

so that when
we finally step out of the boat
toward them, we find
everything holds
us, and everything confirms
our courage, and if you wanted
to drown you could,
but you don’t
because finally
after all this struggle
and all these years
you simply don’t want to
any more
you’ve simply had enough
of drowning
and you want to live and you
want to love and you will
walk across any territory
and any darkness
however fluid and however
dangerous to take the
one hand you know
belongs in yours.”

David Whyte

Full-Sized Griddle

Now this is a good-looking full-sized griddle.

Aluminium Dust Pan

I wouldn’t mind leaving this dust pan out at all times. Pretty.

Human Behavior

“See all human behavior
as one of two things:
either love,
or a call for love.”
Marianne Williamson

“Whatever you do, do not close!”

I recently shared over on my Instagram that so much of my energy these days is spent on catching the moment my thoughts start getting anxious.

When I catch myself starting to fear-worry-spiral, I take deep breaths and remind myself of all the blessings and of what is going right.

I had one of these moments last week while food shopping and the simple act of taking a selfie with my kids snapped me right out of it.

Michael Singer of ‘The Untethered Soul’ once said “whatever you do, don’t close” and it has become my daily mantra. (You can hear him talk on this in the above video!)

How do you all stay in your hearts these days?

Geometric Earrings

Not sure I could pull these off, but these geometric earrings made me look.