In the End

“In the end,
we will conserve only what we love,
we will love only what we understand,
and we will understand
only what we are taught.”
— baba dioum


Pickle Plant

I am completely in love with this somewhat silly looking Pickle Plant. I bought one a few weeks ago and it’s thriving. I am delighted. Also, I had no idea you can buy plants on Etsy!

Science Of Persuasion

This animated video describes the six universal Principles of Persuasion that have been scientifically proven to make you most effective as reported in Dr. Cialdini’s groundbreaking book, Influence.

Researching a Travel Destination?

Inventories Of Emergency Services

Various emergency services around the world, from ambulance to police and rescue teams, are showing all the gear that they carry in their vehicles using this technique.

How (Not) To Grow Old

“The best way to overcome it [the fear of death]—so at least it seems to me—is to make your interests gradually wider and more impersonal, until bit by bit the walls of the ego recede, and your life becomes increasingly merged in the universal life. An individual human existence should be like a river: small at first, narrowly contained within its banks, and rushing passionately past rocks and over waterfalls. Gradually the river grows wider, the banks recede, the waters flow more quietly, and in the end, without any visible break, they become merged in the sea, and painlessly lose their individual being. The man who, in old age, can see his life in this way, will not suffer from the fear of death, since the things he cares for will continue. And if, with the decay of vitality, weariness increases, the thought of rest will not be unwelcome. I should wish to die while still at work, knowing that others will carry on what I can no longer do and content in the thought that what was possible has been done.”
— Bertrand Russell

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Designing women. Exploring the impact of women in design. (via)

Feeling of the month club. (via)

– So many features of fine humans. Maira Kalman being one of them. Dive in here.

This dog house!!

– This three-legged stool is beautiful. (And pricey!)

A list of “ethical tech companies” (Companies pursuing sustainability instead of growth, and putting people above profit.)

Selfless Portraits is a collaborative art project where strangers across the world draw each other’s Facebook profile pics.

– This is an interesting thread: “What do people do for stress relief that is not drinking or smoking that is relatively inexpensive and not running?

– Adobe launched a new drawing app, called Fresco. It looks INCREDIBLE.

– I enjoy these recent DO Books: DO SING, DO DEATH, DO INHABIT

– “Restoration of the Earth’s forests is the world’s most effective solution to climate change available today and has the potential to capture two thirds of man-made carbon emissions.” The global tree restoration potential

Parenting, visually explained.

– Wow. This Bananatex Backpack is super cool.

How Does Impeachment Work?

– I love this jewelry brand, called Automic Gold. I have this ring and absolutely love it.

We’re Taking More Photos Than Ever—but Do We Still Treasure Them?

Why Some People Become Lifelong Readers

– Of course I want a bouncy egg.

– Tiny real tattoos are super trendy. Want to give it a try without committing? Try Tiny Tattly!

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CreativeMornings Job Board

This week I interviewed two *delightful* humans for a designer position at Tattly that found the job listing through the CreativeMornings job board. The thought that my team and I built a job board that attracts talented and big hearted humans makes my heart explode.

The job board is global and you can filter by all commitment levels, meaning, full time, part time, contract, freelance and even internships. You can post unlimited jobs with an affordable membership to the CreativeGuild, the global directory of companies, professionals and jobs, run by CreativeMornings.

Decorating Your Sneakers with Tattly

A few days ago I shared on my Instagram how my daughter felt inspired to decorate her white sneakers with Tattly. I can’t remember getting this many DMs with excitement and thumbs up. It’s super simple: Grab a hold of some fun small-ish Tattly and apply them, just like you would on your skin, but on your shoe. Make sure to cover the designs with a clear sealant or clear nail polish. Superfun! Boring sneakers no more!

There are many more Tattly DIY ideas on our blog.

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A Space Suit For Living

“When I was born, I donned a space suit for living on this planet. It was this body, this nice spacesuit, and it had a steering mechanism, my prefrontal lobes and all the brain motors coordinating stuff. . . . You get so good at using your spacesuit that you can’t differentiate yourself from your spacesuit anymore. . . . It’s what I call somebody training.”
Ram Dass

A Candle for F***ing Meetings

This candle made me laugh out loud.


Reluctant Clayman Sculpture

This vase made me giggle.

Freezable Recipes


I would love to give this classic canvas camp cot a home. What a beauty!


“The best way to find out if you can trust someone is to trust them.”
— Ernest Hemingway

Incense Self-Storage & Burner

This Incense Self-Storage & Burner is smartly designed. Useful and elegant.

Painted Stripe Rug

I dig this bold rug by Rifle Paper Co.

Small Kindnesses

This is beautiful.

On Holding Space for Another Person?

“What does it mean to hold space for another person? It means that we are willing to walk alongside another person in whatever journey they’re on without judging them, making them feel inadequate, trying to fix them, or trying to impact the outcome. When we hold space for other people, we open our hearts, offer unconditional support, and let go of judgment and control.”
Heather Plett

My To-Do App featured by Ellen degeneres

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@JayShetty on keeping it simple.

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OMG! My simple to-do app TeuxDeux is featured on Ellen DeGeneres’ Instagram account with over 77M followers. I am dead.

What We Stay Alive For

Link Pack

My love for NPR’s Tiny Desk concerts runs very very deep.

In defense of screen time

Stay soft. Yes.

What a difference a year makes. Endlessly moved by this young woman.

The creators of ‘Monument Valley’ are back with a game no one expected

– I needed to hear this: A belief is only a thought I keep thinking.

This alpaca has some swagger.

Young people are going to save us all from office life, by Claire Cain Miller and Sanam Yar

How to raise a lifelong reader. (via)

Can You Hack Your Body Clock To Become A Morning Person?

The Best Fall Cookbooks of 2019, According to 2018’s Cookbook Stars

when you are totally feeling yourself.

Self-care checklist (via)

– I want this bench for my plants.

How to Get Rid of Your Paper Piles for Good

This woodblock print! Gah! Also, this one.

– Very excited to be speaking at Design Thinkers in Toronto in October and at House of Beautiful Business in Lisbon in November. See you there?

– Did you know you Tattly stick on more than just skin?

– CreativeMornings has a global Job Board. Kind humans frequent it.

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