While back in Switzerland last week I had a Pepita Grapefruit Drink. Which prompted me to find this super old school commercial from the 1960s. Made me smile.


It’s been quiet on here. I realize. I spent the past few days with my dad in the hospital, in Switzerland, holding his hand and telling him over and over how much I love him. Wish I would have done that more often sooner. Maybe you can?

Also, what’s a word that describes both heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time?

The Every Day Calendar

The Every Day Calendar is a personal gold star system for your habits.

(I’d personally prefer a paper system but understand that some of you might be really into this digital one. Also, I just really love Simone Giertz.)


Earthrise tells the story of the first image captured of the Earth from space in 1968. Told through the voices of the Apollo 8 astronauts themselves, the film recounts their experiences and memories and explores the beauty, awe, and grandeur of the Earth against the blackness of space. Read the story here.

(Thanks Bobby)

Herwave Scarf

Over 200 women are running on the Democratic ticket for Congress in the 2018 midterm elections. What a historic moment! This silk wrap features hand-drawn illustrations of each and every one of these heroic candidates. 100% of profits from the sale of the HERWAVE WRAP go to Emerge America and Emily’s List, organizations dedicated to bringing more women into politics.

(Thank you Chris)

Bananatex – Fabric Made from Bananas

This beautiful bag is made out of Bananatex®: the world’s first technical fabric made purely from banana plants, organically cultivated in the Philippine highlands. Beautiful! Well done, QWSTION. (The language you’re hearing is my mother tongue, Swiss-German, a spoken-only language.)

(Thank you Kevin)

“Leftover Woman”

Single women in China are courageously standing up against the pressure of being labelled “Sheng Nu”, or “leftover woman”. This hit in the heart.

(thank you Matt)

Camila USB Desk Lamp

Get ready for lots of lamp posts, as I am scouring the web for the ideal, minimal nightstand reading lamp. Could this one be it?


“Err in the direction of kindness.”
— George Saunders

Clam Table Lamp

I am looking for a reading, nightstand light. Could the Clam Table Lamp be it? It sure is beautiful. (Also comes as a floor lamp.)

A Feeling of Discomfort

“Anytime one ventures into new territory there is a feeling of discomfort/uneasiness. That is how you will know that you are evolving. If you were comfortable you would be in a rut and that is no place for enlightened being.”
— Debbra Lupen

From the book Akasha Unleashed

Friday Link Pack

Always coming back to this talk by Brené Brown.

– Jessica Hische illustrated and wrote a beautiful, encouraging bedtime book for children: Tomorrow I’ll Be Brave

How to Check if your Facebook got hacked

– This Censored Tee made me laugh.

– Enjoyed this conversation: Chase Jarvis and Scott Harrison, founder of Charity Water.

– Countertop payment tablets turn gratuities into a public ordeal; ‘It guilts you into it

– All of the control panels.

– Loving this minimal lunch box.

– Can’t get comfortable in your chair? Here’s what you can do.

– Cute! Ben the Cloud Pin.

– LEGO Unveils Fully Functional Wind Turbine Kit With Plant-Based Bricks

– I work out of an open office and get easily distracted. I would give these human blinkers a try.

– Time well spent: Tim Ferris interviews Jason Fried — How to Live Life on Your Own Term

– These mantras for wealth resonate.

– Keep coming back to this one: Is It Better to Rent or Buy?

– Big thanks to noissue for sponsoring my blog this week. (We are scheming to create our own Tattly branded tissue paper!)

– Make sure to check the rest of my posts this week.

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

VSCO is hiring a whole bunch of creative roles. I’d work for them! :)

– The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative in Redwood City is hiring 74 roles! Wow! It includes a Designer, a Director of Community, a Senior Software Engineer, a Product Designer and a Copywriter.

Flatiron School is hiring over 90 roles in Seattle, New York, San Francisco and even some remote jobs.

Lorem in NYC is hiring a Graphic Designer.

See all of the jobs.

Happy Twitter

Remember when Twitter was goofy and fun? This thread gives me life.


“I have learned that Grief is a force of energy that cannot be controlled or predicted. It comes and goes on its own schedule. Grief does not obey your plans, or your wishes. Grief will do whatever it wants to you, whenever it wants to. In that regard, Grief has a lot in common with Love.

The only way that I can “handle” Grief, then, is the same way that I “handle” Love — by not “handling” it. By bowing down before its power, in complete humility.

When Grief comes to visit me, it’s like being visited by a tsunami. I am given just enough warning to say, “Oh my god, this is happening RIGHT NOW,” and then I drop to the floor on my knees and let it rock me. How do you survive the tsunami of Grief? By being willing to experience it, without resistance.”

Elizabeth Gilbert on Love, Loss, and How to Move Through Grief as Grief Moves Through You

Serious Dreamer

I’d hang it. Serious Dreamer by Loulou Avenue.

Meet Scott Harrison – Charity Water Founder

I really enjoyed this honest and vulnerable conversation between Chase Jarvis and Scott Harrison, founder of Charity Water.

Bob Ross

It took me a long time to discover Bob Ross. But, here I am.

♥ / noissue

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All The Feelings Enamel Pin

Totally feeling this All The Feelings Pin.

Erase Hate

The Way You Live

“Attract them by the way you live.”
– Saint Augustine

I See You

Setu is a yoga community dedicated to promoting and advocating inclusivity in yoga. The community is home to hundreds of teachers and leaders who promote diversity and body positivity. The woman behind it all, Libby Nicholau, is all heart. The wonderful video is by Jacob Krupnick.

Chiune Sugihara and Moral Heroism

“Day and night he wrote visas. He issued as many visas in a day as would normally be issued in a month. His wife, Yukiko, massaged his hands at night, aching from the constant effort. When Japan finally closed down the embassy in September 1940, he took the stationery with him and continued to write visas that had no legal standing but worked because of the seal of the government and his name. At least 6,000 visas were issued for people to travel through Japan to other destinations, and in many cases entire families traveled on a single visa. It has been estimated that over 40,000 people are alive today because of this one man.”

The Japanese Man Who Saved 6,000 Jews With His Handwriting

10ft Selfie Stick

This 10ft Selfie Stick made me giggle!