Power. Love. Leadership.

What an honor to be amongst these remarkable humans, reflecting on Power, Love and Leadership.

My brief take on love in the work place is here.

Thank you Jessica.

How to Do Nothing

I enjoyed this talk. In her first book, How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy, multi-disciplinary artist and writer Jenny Odell argues that taking control of our attention from the capitalist forces determined to monetize it and reconnecting with the world around us is a critical form of resistance.

Take A Breath

Always coming back to this one.

5-Step Plan for Shorter, More Productive Meetings (1976)

John Cleese Presents His 5-Step Plan for Shorter, More Productive Meetings (1976)

Wooden Elephant Stapler

Now this is a stapler I’d let hang out on my desk.

Street Wisdom This Friday

CreativeMornings/NYC is hosting a super special free event this Friday:

David Pearl from London will guide us through an experience he calls Street Wisdom.

I did one. It changed me.

David is PURE MAGIC!

Join us, anywhere in the world, and wander with us, collectively alone!

A Love Not Meant For Me

(via)

Tangled Puzzle

I love this puzzle!

(via)

The Atom of Bravery

“Doing small things with love is the atom of bravery.”
—Mark Nepo

Link Pack

I keep coming back to this one.

Let’s Ignore Each Other in the Same Room. Why parallel play is good for grown-ups, too.

I adopted a dog this week and now I want all of the stylish dog products from Cloud 7.

Stunning portraits adorned with gold ornaments and precious stones, impressive work by Tawny Chatmon

– I like this Secret Whiteboard.

Pebble Collection belt. Made me chuckle.

6 incredible catalogues from the Hirayama Fireworks company, early 1900s.

Raindrop looks like a super nifty tool to organize all your bookmarks. (Kai, who runs my favorite newsletter, DenseDiscovery, uses it.)

3 brain hacks to control your Amazon addiction (from a neuroscientist)

The principles of patience.

How to Actually Remember People’s Names

The mystery of the “same sky” postcards (via)

– According to Derek Sivers everyone should read The Listening Book. It’s filled with essays about listening. And it calls your attention to sounds you hadn’t noticed.

– I am a new-isa US citizen and find national politics highly confusing and depressing. Brian Derrick over on Instagram is one of my favorite follows. He is super grounded, always explaining what’s happening and no matter what is going on, he is calm and forward looking.

– When I was a kid I had a (less stylish) version of this ski hat.

– This app gives you daily creative challenges with artists around the world.(via)

The Beauty and Violence of Ernst Haeckel’s Illustrations

– I made this Lasagna recipe yesterday and my kids were super into it. (I forgot how long a Lasagna takes, but it was all worth it! Also, I used Beyond Meat instead!)

– Have you tried Chaffles yet? (Cheese and egg as a waffle!)

Get lost in posters.

– Tattly launched a Frida Kahlo collection. It makes me happy.

The story of CreativeMornings was featured on Oprah. That was quite a moment.

Meet Beau

It’s been a bit quiet here and you might be wondering why? Well, this family is growing. We are picking up our rescue today and have been busy preparing for the new family member. (Shelter adoptions are no joke in NYC. Three rounds of interviews, a home visit and then meeting the pup!)

We are ANXCITED! This is our first dog and we realize we have a lot to learn. When we went to see Beau I asked the foster mom what she needs most. She pondered for a moment and then said: LOVE, a whole lot of love. I exhaled and said: “I got plenty of that. We’re good!”

Also, I think I have watched every Cesar Milan video out there by now. If you have adopted a rescue or own a dog and have tips, please be so kind and drop them in a comment below.

Onward to our new chapter! WOOF!

Update: Sharing some first impressions with her on Instagram, look for the Pup Emoji story highlight. (circle at underneath my bio)

Paradise

“Dogs are our link to paradise.”
– Milan Kundera

A Whale Saved My Life

This is moving. Deeply moving.

The Unknown Sticker Patch

The Unknown Sticker Patch by Adam JK made me chuckle. Patch measures 4 inches across with white embroidery on black chenille and self-adhesive back.

Art by Alison Turnbull

Loving the subtle aesthetic by artist Alison Turnbull.

(via)

Link Pack

Bringing this gem back, one of my favorite Tiny Desk Concerts ever.

– I am feeling all of the feelings today! The story of CreativeMornings is featured on Oprah today! Thank you Jon Levy!

– SO MUCH FUN: Flip through video footage from the ’90s in this wonderfully retro TV experience. (via)

Why do helical seashells resemble spiralling galaxies and the human heart?

What if it’s just about doing what gives you the goosebumps?

A world map of languages.

Climate Designers: A global hub for designers and creative professionals from all industries, committed to using their creative skills for climate action. (via)

– 12 different ways kindness can appear in our lives. (via)

Adobe MAX this year has a wild line up. All free. Crazy. Starts on October 26th. Check out the schedule. Or view the session catalog.

This pain is only temporary. Keep going.

– Love what Yancey Strickler has built with Bento Society.

Intellectual Giants.

– These embroidery threads organized neatly are very soothing to my soul.

New blockbuster Design Museum exhibition ushers in the “waste age”

– Who doesn’t want a smiling storage container?

– This new Tattly Flash Sheet by Gossamer Rozen makes me incredibly happy.

– Looking for a new job in a creative industry? Check out the CreativeMornings Job Board.

CreativeMornings on Oprah

My heart is overflowing with all of the feelings: The story of CreativeMornings is featured in an article on Oprah today.

Thank you Jon Levy for generously writing an entire chapter about us in your book You’re Invited.

You can read the article here.

I will now go and cry and dance in my living room and send oodles of gratitude to our global volunteer community for making this happen.

Oh you beautiful Carbonator

I saw this Carbonator by Aarke at a recent tradeshow and gasped. It’s a thing of beauty. Definitely an upgrade to the plastic-y Sodastream. I would totally give it a home.

Skeleton Prints

All drawings by Edouard Joseph d’Alton (1838). Available as prints at The Public Domain Review.

Jim Carrey: I Needed Color

Planting Trees

“A civilization flourishes when people plant trees under whose shade they will never sit.”
– Greek Proverb

Sculptures by Diego Cabezas

Completely enamored with these sculptures by Diego Cabezas.

Sadeck Waff

Stunning. Thank you for your gift, Sadeck Waff.

Watering Can and Mister

I can’t make up my mind if this watering can / mister is silly or brilliant. It made me look.