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.

The Neuroscience of Perception

(via Hiut)

The Life You Want

“There’s only one very good life and that’s the life you know you want and you make it yourself.”
Diana Vreeland

I Feel This

I feel this image.

Does it Have Heart?

This Tomato Sauce Packaging!

The Mutti Tomato Sauce Packaging is *stunning*.

(via Chris)

More Like Him

Kids from Vy Higginsen’ Gospel for Teens Arts Enrichment Program rehearse for their end of semester concert singing the song “More Like Him”. I want to join a Brooklyn choir as vibrant like this.

(via Bailey)

Simple Truths About Parenting

For the past 70 years, scientists in Britain have been studying thousands of children through their lives to find out why some end up happy and healthy while others struggle. It’s the longest-running study of human development in the world, and it’s produced some of the best-studied people on the planet while changing the way we live, learn and parent. Reviewing this remarkable research, science journalist Helen Pearson shares some important findings and simple truths about life and good parenting.

Friday Link Pack

Erykah Badu performing at NPR’s Tiny Desk.

Stinging Nettle tea is my latest obsession. I simply like it, but it also has all of the health benefits.

– I want to do this with my kids: Poppy Art with Coffee Filters

The Design System Decision Tree

Are you attending Adobe MAX? My session is just about full, make sure to sign up if you want in. It will be a new and very personal talk.

The glass ceiling is a blubbering overprivileged frat boy.

– 1,100 Classic Arcade Machines Added to the Internet Arcade: Play Them Free Online

– The swing product photo of these flat weave rugs made me laugh. I can totally see how that came about. “Why don’t we put them on a swing set?”

Manifesto of a Doer

– This article made me laugh: Why Is Goat-Cheese Packaging So ANNOYING?

Got too much stuff? Try these 7 tips to help pare down

6 Now-Closed Exhibitions That You Can Still Explore In Street View

– Interesting: How to Use Confidential Mode in Gmail. Emails that self-destruct after a certain amount of time.

– This Walrus Bookends-Thingy is pretty sweet.

A confidential envelope.

– Tattly is running a 25% off fall favorites sale. 25% off. Today!

Cool jobs to apply for:

UncommonGoods in Brooklyn is looking to hire a Graphic Designer

Netflix is looking to fill 37 roles from Singapore, to Amsterdam to California.

Bluebeam is hiring a Sr. Visual Designer, Sr. User Experience Designer, Sr. Font End Developer and a Digital Marketing Director.

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

The Truth

“What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life?
The world would split open.”
—Muriel Rukeyser


“The absolute heart of loyalty is to value those people who tell you the truth, not just those people who tell you what you want to hear. In fact, you should value them most. Because they have paid you the compliment of leveling with you and assuming you can handle it.”
Coach Pat Summit

The Internet Can Wait

Visited Vice this morning. This is what I saw. BOLD. Love it.

“Tourist” Quilt

This two sided Tourist Quilt is beautiful.

Contemporary Loneliness

“I feel like so much of contemporary loneliness in motion is this compulsion to share my web browser. It’s like there’s a way of aesthetically stating your browser, which is kind of where you move and how you look and what you see. Even just breaking it up into close shots and long shots, and like what’s at the center. It’s not about a golden mean, but it’s a signature as poetry—which is how I see and how I move and what stops me—and putting them together.”

Eileen Myles on writing and social media

Invisible To The Eyes

From Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

“Love after Love”

“The time will come
when, with elation,
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror,
and each will smile at the other’s welcome,
and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you
all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,
the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.”

Derek Walcott

Floss Dance

Having a constantly floss dancing 8 year old at home, this animation made me laugh.

Avoiding Life

“You can not find peace by avoiding life.”
– Virginia Wolf


The Solid Brass Tinder Box

This Brass Tinder Box is a beauty. Wouldn’t mind using it for my jewelry.