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This conversation moved me deeply. The question of “Are you engaging in your own campaign of misery?” stopped me in my tracks.

– “A walk-and-talk is a moveable salon. A small group of invited people walk together for a week, having casual conversations side-by-side during most of the day. In the evening the group sits down to an intense hours-long discussion centered on topics chosen daily by those present. A moderator keeps the conversation on that day’s single topic to sharpen it and make it memorable” How to walk and talk (You can download a PDF)

– I have never seen anything more soothing than Pandas playing in the snow.

This Troika team exercise is fantastic. We have done it at few times within my teams now and it’s incredibly powerful to help others think through their challenges. Empathy building!

– Wow! The exact moment tv news switches from black and white to color in 1967!

– ‘Arquitectura Libre’ is a site collating the colourful, rule-bending buildings of India & Mexico.

– A week ago I hosted a Coffee-Shop-Pop-Up in my home and it was a big hit.

– Yes to a Stainless Steel Sharpie.

Gastro Obscura’s list of 50 Places to Eat and Drink Before You Die, including a pizzeria w/ a volcano oven, a Bangkok bistro serving 45-year-old stew, a BBQ vending machine, and a farm serving moose milk cheese. Jason curates the best stuff.

A unified theory of fucks, by Mandy Brown (via Chris)

– Excellent read: People Are More Generous Than You May Think

– So. Many. Beautiful. Shelves.

– I am dreaming of buying a Wood Fired Hot Tub. This post is thorough.

AudioPen converts voice notes into text that’s easy to read & ready to share.

This resonates.

– Where in the world do mean man sit down to wee? Interesting statistics.

A guide to getting rid of almost everything

Puzzmo. Fun!

– The New York Times gathered and analyzed 121 menus from restaurants all over the country. Love this visual article.

– The Basecamp crew just launched Campfire, a super simple group chat, without a subscription. One time fee of $299. Wow! (I love Slack but it’s cost-prohibitive for larger groups!)

Focus On The Good Tattoo

To Love Many Things

My Doggy Ate My Essay

My doggy ate my essay.
He picked up all my mail.
He cleaned my dirty closet
and dusted with his tail.

He straightened out my posters
and swept my wooden floor.
My parents almost fainted
when he fixed my bedroom door.

I did not try to stop him.
He made my windows shine.
My room looked like a palace,
and my dresser smelled like pine.

He fluffed up every pillow.
He folded all my clothes.
He even cleaned my fish tank
with a toothbrush and a hose.

I thought it was amazing
to see him use a broom.
I’m glad he ate my essay
on “How to Clean My Room.

Darren Sardelli

(thank you Ella)

Not Want it Back

“You can miss something,
but not want it back.”
– Paulo Coelho

Modern Birdhouse Matz

Now this is a stunningly minimal and beautiful birdhouse. Designed by Michael Hilgers. Would gladly adopt. (Looks like it will be available in their online store later in February)

Be Like A Choir

“My mother always says to me, that there is a reason that we have a choir. It’s because sometimes you have to take a breath, and the tune continues. So right now, I keep singing, but there might be a time where I can’t, and I ask you to keep the tune going while I take a breath.”
Diana Buttu


I love Estelle Winwood and the word windowsill.


“Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.”
– Jim Morrison

Guineafowl Pufferfish

This Guineafowl Pufferfish Illustration by Ben Rothery made me giggle. (It’s not a photograph!)

How To Live

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.”
– Von Goethe

Why Having Fun Is the Secret to a Healthier Life

This resonates: “Fun is a feeling, not an activity.” Thank you Catherine Price.

Jad Abumrad at CreativeMornings/NYC

What a gift! This talk! Wow!

Last Friday, the remarkable Jad Abumrad unwrapped a gift on stage, in talk from, in front of our CreativeMornigns/NYC community.

It’s a talk about wandering and wondering. Thoughtful. Thought provoking. Beautiful. Well worth 20 min of your time.

Your heart

“A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.”
– Von Goethe allows you to listen to a random forest. This is beautiful.

(Thank you Book of Joe)

Our Society Lacks Nurture

Ice Fishing Huts

Ice Fishing Huts. Made me look! Wow!

(via Present and Correct)

Artificial Skylight

I want to put these artificial skylights all over my house.

Old Made Good

I. Love. These. Prints.

And just ordered some.

Vuelta Lamp

Dear Vuelta Lamp, please come into my life.

Sebastian Curi

I love Sebastian Curi‘s bold style. Deciding what to put on my walls.

(Via Colin)


I got my dog a LAYLO dogbed. She approves! I do too – aesthetically. My favorite touch: The leather handle wraps!

RSS Anything

This site transforms any old website with a list of links into an RSS Feed.

(via Chris)

Secrets to a Well Lived Life

Dr. Gladys McGarey is 103 years old and considered the mother of Holistic Medicine. In this captivating and powerful interview, she shares the secrets to a longer, healthier, happier life. For more, we recommend Dr. Gladys’ new book: The Well-Lived Life.

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Feist and Hundreds of Choir Members Sing ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ in Tribute to Sinéad O’Connor

– Stumbled upon this old PRINT post in which I share my dad’s Fondue recipe. A blast from the past.

Rest of the World captures tech stories from everywhere around the world outside of the West. (Via Chris)

Who got time for deep community? By Fabian Pfortmuller.

Whale bolster cushion, come into my life.

This made me giggle.

What neighborhood do you live in in NYC?

Quilt Bot will convert any image into a quilt pattern. (via)

– WOW! A Forgotten Vault Where Michelangelo Hid and Sketched For Months Opens for the First Time

How to Make Chai

– Study finds the thinking pattern predictive of success: Optimism.

“10. Don’t just resist cynicism — fight it actively”. These personal lessons from my friend Maria are beautiful!

– I dig this bee pin. Also this grumpy cat.

– Excellent read: If capitalism is a cancer, what are we? What immunology taught me about living on Earth (via DD)

– Dr.Gladys McGarey is 103 years old and considered the mother of Holistic Medicine. She shares the secrets to a longer, healthier, happier life.

Interesting thread. Loved this nugget: Energy > competence.

– I have signed up for DMAchoice to opt out of physical junk mail. It seems to be working.

– The other day I wore this Flower Tattly by Lara Maju and so many thought it was real. Still makes me chuckle when people think I’d actually get a real tattoo.

I follow Caroline Weaver on Instagram and thoroughly enjoy her small independent store shopping adventures. She curates Locavore, a NYC digital directory for IRL shopping.