Protect Your Heart

on how to not take on their mess.

listen.
ask questions.
be a mirror.

it’s not about you.
it’s not about you.
it’s not about you.

protect your heart.

From the book love language by Adrian Michael

Three Women I adore

This Unlocking Us episode made me squeal: Brené Brown in conversation with Roxane Gay and Debbie Millman on love, life, and the pursuit of creative space. Three women I admire and adore.

(We had Debbie and Roxane as guests at CreativeMornings last year. You can watch the conversation here.)

Fancy Dress

I just stumbled upon this gem of a Tweet. I mean, look at these images? Look at the happy carrot man!

I Love You, Stripe-y Socks!

I usually stick to black socks, but that might change now. I am into the Pantomime Crew.

(via)

Omnia Lamp

Omnia lamp made me look.

The Good News

They don’t publish
the good news.
The good news is published
by us.
We have a special edition every moment,
and we need you to read it.
The good news is that you are alive,
and the linden tree is still there,
standing firm in the harsh Winter.
The good news is that you have wonderful eyes
to touch the blue sky.
The good news is that your child is there before you,
and your arms are available:
hugging is possible.
They only print what is wrong.
Look at each of our special editions.
We always offer the things that are not wrong.
We want you to benefit from them
and help protect them.
The dandelion is there by the sidewalk,
smiling its wondrous smile,
singing the song of eternity.
Listen! You have ears that can hear it.
Bow your head.
Listen to it.
Leave behind the world of sorrow
and preoccupation
and get free.
The latest good news
is that you can do it.

Thich Nhat Hanh

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Slim Pickins

This is the moving story of Slim Pickins Outfitters, the nation’s first Black-owned outdoor gear shop, and its owners Jahmicah and Heather Dawes. Let’s support these fine humans.

Life in a Day (2020)

(via Chris)

Totally Fixed Where We Are

The interpretive Angst Dance made me laugh out loud. What a cool family!

DIY Screen Printing Kit

Love this DIY Screen Printing Kit. What a fun gift!

Drive & Listen

Drive and Listen is a website where you can drive through cities all across the globe while listening to their local radio stations. I LOVE THIS SO MUCH!

(Thank you Kyle)

Spark Goodness

Brad Montagues’ Instagram is soothing my soul.

Minimalist Glow Candlelight

Oh, this is an elegant design of an LED ‘candle’. (I wish they showed it when not on!)

Link Pack

The Moon in Real Time, by Seán Doran (via Chris)

– Come work with me! We are looking to hire a Content Marketing Manager and become the voice of CreativeMornings.

– I love Marimekko’s bold patterns. Always have. Always will.

I love you NYC.

– Big fan of the aesthetic and the products of Public Goods.

– Beautiful, Brooklyn handmade black salt bowl.

28 Days of Black History

– NIKE unveils the NIKE GO FlyEase, an easy-on, easy off no-lace sneaker

Wakamai Fondue – The tool that answers the question “what can my font do?”

The best Writing Apps

NPR’s best books of 2020

Three American Mothers on the Brink, by Jessica Bennett

Studio Ghibli: Everything you need to know about the legendary Japanese animation house.

– “Read 20 pages to start the day.”

– The concept of a passive house explained.

– What would you keep in the 175 pocket jacket?

– “Get plants. Overwater them until they die. Replace plants. This is better than overwhelming your children with this kind of attention that has to go somewhere.” Your Guide to Parenting Teenagers in a Pandemic

Tattly make for a perfect Valentine’s Day gift.

– The world’s top agencies, studios, and firms use Float to plan their projects and schedule their team’s time. (I appreciate them sponsoring my blog this week!)

Pandemic Graphics Archive

A growing collection of Pandemic Graphics and Covid Posters.

(via Chris)

Vestaboard Smart Messaging Display

I admit, I am secretly dreaming of owning a Vestaboard.

Various Forms of Love

Regretful People

“The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.”
— Mary Oliver

What’s Your Biggest Regret

(via)

A Brief Guide to Noticing

I am a big fan of all things Brad Montague.

What You Know in Your Heart

“Don’t ignore what you know in your heart.”
Bianca Sparacino

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Someone Soft and Gentle

By Bianca Sparcino aka @rainbowsalt.