People Matter, Real Life Matters

This vulnerable talk by Grace Bonney hit me in the heart. In it she speaks on the last 15 years of running Design*Sponge and why 2019 will be her final year. She unpacks the noteworthy lessons she’s learned along the way and what truly matters even in this digital age.

Anxiety Cirlce

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Mr. Bingo’s Anxiety Circle, available as a print.

Pass the Salt!

This is the funnest Rube Goldberg Machine I have ever seen. My kids’ minds were blown!

The Emotionally Intelligent Office

A book outlining 20 key emotional skills for the workplace created by The School of Life for Business.

Ladybugs

The brand new Ladybug Tattly by Lorien Stern is my new favorite.

Youmna

My friend Youmna, force behind Live Love Bierut is a very special human.

Friday Link Pack

How to make hard choices by Ruth Chang.

– Only a few hours left in my friend Youmna Cham Cham’s Kickstarter to help reduce Lebanon’s Waste Crisis. Let’s get her to her goal, it’s so close!

– I am weirdly intrigued by this seat cushion/chair pad.

– Fun: Space Cake Toppers

– Bryce is debating spending a year in NYC or LA and asked for pros and cons on Twitter. Interesting thread.

Jessica Orkin on deep listening

– Hindsight 2070: “What do we do now that will be considered unthinkable in 50 years?”. Interesting: Bosses will be considered unthinkable 50 years from now.

– Sir David Attenborough’s Our Planet dropped on Netflix.

– I dig this mirror shape.

A Manual to Managing Procrastination

– “People hire people who look like them and that’s the problem.

– GIF Maker Thoka Maer has one of my favorite CreativeGuild profiles.

– “If your camera captures the moment, then your brain doesn’t. Henkel came up with a frightening term for this phenomenon: the “photo-taking-impairment effect.”

– This Instagram account titled notes from your therapist keeps hitting me right in the heart.

– Recipe: Easy Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

– Krista Tippett: Belief is Complicated

These bathroom accessories are beeeeautiful.

– Mr. Rogers had a simple set of rules for talking to children (via)

Side table trash can. Not sure I want a trash can next to my couch but I am intrigued.

The Quality of your thinking depends on the models in your head

– New life motto: Until further notice celebrate everything

Human-size sticks of chalk—each 64 inches long and approximately 120 pounds—fill Gallery 7, which has been transformed into an environment open to spontaneous mark-making.

– Psst.. Tattly is currently running a 30% Sale.

– Over 2,300 creative jobs are currently listed on the CreativeGuild. This makes me so happy.

Intention

“Think of intention
As the sail of a boat

Without it
There is no movement,
nor direction

Set intentions,
Relax and trust that
The wind will carry you
In the direction you choose.”

— Aaron Doughty

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Signs of Getting Old

(via Doris)

Being an Advocate for Love

Beautiful talk by poet and author Cleo Wade.

A Timelapse of the Entire Universe

10-minute time lapse video showing the history of the universe, from its formation 13.8 billion years ago up to the present. Hat tip to the creator, John Boswell.

(Via Kottke)

Believe

“Speak to your children as if they are the wisest, kindest, most beautiful and magical humans on earth, for what they believe is what they will become.”

(via)

Daily Calendar Pad

This Daily Calendar Pad is brilliant and beautiful. I am going to use it to pencil down the to do items I absolutely have to get done that day. The rest can float in my TeuxDeux.

(Found at Regular Visitors)

Yamazaki Sink Drainer Basket

I bought this minimal dish rack by Yamazaki on a whim today. I saw it and loved it. It looks stylish in my kitchen and doesn’t take up a lot of space.

How to Read More

This graphic in a post on How To Read More by Austin Kleon resonated.

Gratitude

“My predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved. I have been given much and I have given something in return. Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.”
— Oliver Sacks

Agreed

If I had my life to live over again

If I had my life to live over again,
I’d dare to make more mistakes next time.
I’d relax.
I’d limber up.
I’d be sillier than I’ve been this trip.
I would take fewer things seriously.
I would take more chances,
I would eat more ice cream and less beans.

I would, perhaps, have more actual troubles but fewer imaginary ones.
you see, I’m one of those people who was sensible and sane,
hour after hour,
day after day.

Oh, I’ve had my moments.
If I had to do it over again,
I’d have more of them.
In fact, I’d try to have nothing else- just moments,
one after another, instead of living so many years ahead of each day.

I’ve been one of those persons who never goes anywhere without a thermometer, a hot-water bottle, a raincoat, and a parachute.
If I could do it again, I would travel lighter than I have.

If I had to live my life over,
I would start barefoot earlier in the spring
and stay that way later in the fall.
I would go to more dances,
I would ride more merry-go-rounds,
I would pick more daisies.

– Nadine Stair, Louisville at 85 years of age

(via)

Complaints Have No Magic

Thank you for these magical words, Cleo Wade. This was one of my biggest energetic shifts, when moving to New York City, 20 years ago, realizing people don’t really complain here much. Complaining is draining. It truly has no magic. Hence my personal rule: “When I catch myself complaining about something repeatedly, I have two options: Do something about it or let it go.”

Paddle Art

Look, arts-y ping pong paddles! They are part of an art exhibition in Glasgow raising funds for a community table tennis club. Fun!

Indoor Fountain

Loving this chic, minimalist, white-noise-producing desktop fountain by Los Angeles-based ceramicist Lily Clark. This would make for a way nicer cat fountain than the one I own.

Coney Island Love Letter

(via The Kid Should See This)

Unbreaking America

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