The Era of AI

(Thanks Tim)

Typesetting: Linotype (Part I)

This is beautifully nerdy.

(Thanks Steve!)

The Brooklyn Brownstone Color Project

Ruxandra Duru lovingly gathered 130 color samples of brownstones Brooklyn. What a wonderful side project. (She’s done something similar with Coffee too)

Vintage Gas Pumps

An Italian museum dedicated to gas station paraphernalia. Wow!

Marine Animal Masks

These Animal Masks by Liz Sexton made me smile.

The Tremors That Rise

“The tremors that rise when a new life starts to feel possible against all odds.”

Link Pack

– An incredible resource of old German hi-fi/tv catalogues. Over 1700 of them!

– I would like a pet portrait. Yes please.

– Can you fall in love with blobby-type sculptures? I did.

– Love this minimal gold ring.

40 Things I Wish I’d known at 40

Join the Responsible AI Challenge, by Mozilla Builders. In-person event: May 31, 2023 in San Francisco, CA.

Glow in the dark pavement. Wow.

A photographer who searches for doppelgängers. Love this.

This clever device allows you to squeeze exactly the amount of lemon juice you desire, free of seeds and without risk of splatter, then protects the lemon (or lime) half in the refrigerator for maximum freshness.

The World’s 25 Richest Countries by GDP per Capital

The 100 best things to do in NYC for locals and tourists (via Chris)

The Bantu philosophy of “ubuntu” focuses on the power of community

The Future is Inclusive.

– Looking for a job? Try the CreativeMornings Job Board.

A Song Only You Can Hear

“You don’t love someone for their loss, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.”
– Oscar Wilde


A little guide to glimmers.

Inclinaison by Marie Denis

This art sculpture titled Inclinaison by Marie Denis made me chuckle.

Our Real Work

“It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey.

The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings.”

Wendell Berry

Gear Hauler

I am intrigued by this Gear Hauler bag from Pakt: A 60L open carry crate that quickly converts to a massive 120L zippered to. Wishlisted.

Keyboard Puffer Jacket

This Keyboard Puffer Jacket by Liminal made me smile.

There There Be Space

“Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.”
― Khalil Gibran, The Prophet

A Saint of your Own Province

“To gain your own voice,
forget about having it heard.
Become a saint of
your own province
and your own consciousness.”
– Allen Ginsberg

The Cozy Web

Thank you David Spinks for sharing this graphic and introducing me to the term “The Cozy Web”. He got it from this article: The Dark Forest and the Cozy Web

Become The Ocean

“If you don’t become the ocean, you’ll be seasick every day.”
Leonard Cohen

Link Pack

Almost over you by Önnu Jónu Son aka Haraldur Thorleifsson, founder of Ueno.

How to help young people limit screen time — and feel better about how they look. (I see my 16 year old try to come up with all kinds of solutions to limit her screen time on her own. It’s fascinating.)

Everything that is not love is searching for love.

Solar Eclipses in the U.S. in 2023 and 2024

– A read I keep coming back to: Being Alone by Ankit Shah

Wirecutter tested the best non-alcoholic wines.

– I like the design of this physical timer.

– Good read: Imagining a new version of a good life (via DD)

– This Paula Scher slide from last week’s Kinference in Brooklyn made me gasp: Creativity Staircase and Power by Decade.

Promise yourself that you will never withhold love. I think of this post by Danielle LaPorte often.

– I feel this sticker!

Free Learning List: An expansive list of educational resources from all around the web, including YouTube channels, podcasts, blogs, online courses, coding schools, and books. (via DD)

If You Fail at Love

Qi, be with me!

– My friend Jocelyn is launching an online workshop helping you find your voice.

Designer humor. Always gets me.

– A simple mortgage calculator designed for non-financial experts. (via Chris)

– I keep taking out the stack of personal messages card and flip through them with delight. I then keep one out for a few months that feels the most relevant. These cards (I have all four sets) are one of my favorite possessions. Ever.

– It’s time to get some ladybugs on me.

– Do you know CreativeMornings runs 20-30 virtual, free experiences aka FieldTrips a month? Creative, big hearted generous humans tuning in from all over the world. It’s a thing of beauty. Our community teaching each other. Love this so much I might burst at some point.

Slow Learning

Tom Hodgkinson and a group of around 15 authors, artists, and teachers came up with a “Manifesto for Slow Learning,” which includes a “Bill of Rights” for the slow learner. (Start each of these with the phrase, “You have the right to…”)

1. Focus on direction, not destination
Immerse yourself completely in the journey and you will reach your final goal gradually.

2. Raise your hand
Asking questions is a fundamental human right.

3. Learn at your own pace

Find your rhythm, find your flow. Don’t compare yourself to others.

4. Unplug
You have the right to disconnect and move your attention towards what’s essential. Learn unplugged, far away from digital distractions.

5. Change your learning path (and mind)
Don’t get too comfortable in the habit zone and start with changing the aversion to change. Think differently and learn new things.

6. Take a break
Micro-breaks, lunch breaks, and longer breaks will all improve your learning performance. You have the right to rest.

7. Make mistakes
Don’t fall into despair but Fail Forward.

8. Leave it unfinished
We live in a super busy, multi-tasking, results-oriented society. Step away from your long to-do list and enjoy once in a while the beauty of an unstructured day.

9. Unlearn and forget
Harness the power of unlearning. Reboot your mind, abandon old knowledge, actions and behaviours to create space.

10. Slow down
Sometimes slow and steady will win the learning race. Make haste slowly.

(via Austin Kleon)

F*** T-Shirts

My friend Scott and his wife built F*** Shirts as part therapy, part dealing with the complexity of adulting now-a-days, part based on a ‘fuck-Covid’ bracelet their daughter made 2 years ago. I think we can all relate to some of these statements. (F*** Asparagus made me laugh.)

Emotional Weather Report

(Thank you Tim)

An Old Man’s Advice

This is wholesome.

(Thank you Ella)

Love is Everything Around You

Thank you, rainbowsalt.


“I was never addicted to one thing, I was addicted to filling a void within myself with things other than my own love.”
Yung Pueblo