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Shadow Perfection

How satisfying are these shadows?

(Thank you Michelle)

The Most Beautiful People

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
– Elisabeth Kübler Ross



May we all wear one of these soon.

Your Dreams

“The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.”
― Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Success at School vs. Success in Life

Read the article that goes with the above video here.

Link Pack

This deeply resonates.

Denial. An original.

– Wikipedia is a constantly changing entity with hundreds of edits occurring every minute and now you can experience that dynamism as ambient music: Listen to Wikipedia.

Alan Watts on the meaning of freedom, the only real antidote to fear, and the deepest wellspring of love.

Cryptocurrencies and NFTs are an absolute disaster for so many more reasons than the ecological.

– This is oddly intense: Raccoon knocks on a glass door with rock between her paws when the cat food bowl is empty.

This dress by Busayo is making my heart go pitter patter. Not that I could pull it off, but man, it’s a stunner. Fun fact: Busayo is a lawyer gone fashion designer, such an inspiration.

– This is a pretty smart travel backpack. Check out the stop motion at the bottom showing the different features.

– Hollaback – Free Bystander Intervention Training

– Gather looks interesting: Build your intentional community.

– I love plants. But I haven’t gone the nerdy route of measuring my light yet. This article might change that.

Ten reasons to write a book, by Seth Godin (This resonates. I am starting to see a book in my future!)

– My favorite jewelry designer, Elsa Peretti has died. My heart hurts.

This plant tag makes me laugh. (I am a chronic over-waterer, I am not allowed to have any of these in my home.)

signs of a deep friend connection

– I would totally put this road trip pillow to good use.

– I love this silk floss set.

– An Enamel sign that simply says WONDERFUL. Yes, please.

– I love love love Chrissy Angliker’s paintings. (Another fellow Swiss in NYC)

Channeling my inner bumble bee. I am ready for spring and flowers.

The Next Generation

“It is not enough to hope that the next generation solves this. Things will not get better until we teach them how. It is on us to grow men who do not exploit the labor of women. Straight kids who understand and work toward protections for gay people. And White kids who understand that it is not about having a Black friend. It is about divesting completely from racist systems.”
– Cornelius Minor

A Modern Clinton Hill Brownstone

I gasped at the photos of this Clinton Hill Brownstone. Especially seeing this skylight and the hanging ceiling light. What a beautiful home.

Nylon Floats

I am endlessly intrigued by these swaths of colorful nylon floats above the beaches and down the California coastline by Thomas Jackson.


“Home is not where you are born; home is where all your attempts to escape cease”.
― Naguib Mahfouz

The World Is Not A Problem To Be Solved

“The world is not a problem to be solved; it is a living being to which we belong. It is part of our own self and we are a part of its suffering wholeness. Until we go to the root of our image of separateness, there can be no healing. And the deepest part of our separateness from creation lies in our forgetfulness of its sacred nature, which is also our own sacred nature.”
– Thich Nhat Hanh

It Blossoms

“The flower doesn’t dream of the bee.
It blossoms and the bee comes.”
– Mark Nepo

Goat Towers

Goat towers are a thing?

Daring Adventure

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”
– Helen Keller

Link Pack

Baboon to The Moon makes colorful, fun, bags. I can totally see myself use one of these in stead of a rolling carry-on on a plane. Or even as a school backpack for my kids. Comes in three sizes.

The Great Green Wall is an African-led movement with an epic ambition to grow an 8,000km natural wonder of the world across the entire width of Africa.

– I enjoyed reading the replies in this Twitter thread asking What is your best life hack?

Draw an iceberg and see how it will float. (via Chris)

– I keep coming back to this: 5 Levels of Communication

– “Listen attentively, apologise sincerely, forgive generously” Hugh Mackay in his book The Good Life

These unusual animal photos made me smile.

Alexander Calder’s Archive Goes Online: Explore 1400 Works of Art by the Modernist Sculptor

Jazz Keys put a smile on my face. Try it. (via Jocelyn)

– We all need a Ceramic Ghost Vase.

Jason Kottke has been blogging for 23 years. Wow!

France is bacon.

Creative Boom curated a list 50 of the best graphic design blogs and publications for inspiration in 2021. (Honored to be included!)

– As someone who doesn’t use Calendly I appreciate this Chrome extension making it easy to share my calendar availability.

This woman is cooking eggs, sausages, and bacon in a toaster. I felt equal parts fascinated and grossed out watching this.

Manual coffee grinder. A beauty.

– Loving these minimal and stunning bar stools by Base 10.

How to Write an Obituary

– I just listened to this impressive article: I wanted to get rid of my possessions, because possessions stood between me and death, by Ann Patchett

– The psychologist’s fascinating study of friendship finds that the quality of our relationships determines our health, happiness and chance of a long life. (via Jocelyn)

– CreativeMornings asked its community members for their favorite newsletters and shared the suggestions in this blog post. So many new finds for me!

– Easter is near and that means, no egg in my house is safe of being decorated with Tattly.

– A big thank you to Corona Pirates for sponsoring my blog this week.


“Gratitude is not a passive response to something we have been given, gratitude arises from paying attention, from being awake in the presence of everything that lives within and without and beside us. Gratitude is not necessarily something that is shown after the event, it is the deep, a-priori state of attention that shows we understand and are equal to the gifted nature of life.”
– David Whyte


NíLE Candles Yin Yang

Hello there, beautiful candles. (Also available in colors)

Vulture Hitches Ride on Selfie Stick

Collages by Bernardo Tarnowski

Loving these collages by Brazilian based Creative Art Director Bernardo Tarnowski.

(Via Tim)

Pop-Up Houseplants

This houseplant pop-up book by Daniel Gordon is giving me all the plant-loving-feels.

Wisdom Teeth Sculptures

These wisdom teeth sculptures by Anastassia Zamareva made me giggle.

Klein Leather Tool Tote Bag

Loving the design of this Klein Leather Tool Tote Bag. In my 16 years of blogging, I am pretty sure this is the first time I posted a tool bag. Ha!

♥ / Corona Pirates

A big thank you to Corona Pirates for sponsoring my blog this week.

We believe that kids should have tools dedicated to helping them process their emotions about living in the time of Corona. So we wrote the book on it…OK, we wrote the book for it.

Full of funny illustrations – and thought-provoking questions – Corona Pirates: Guided Journal allows children to write down their thoughts about everything that has made “Corona normal” quite odd. Designed for ages 5 – 11, the book was beta-tested by therapists, teachers, social workers, parents, and mental health advocates, prior to publishing.

For those younger pirates – or those who prefer to communicate visually – Corona Pirates: Coloring, & Activity Book is available.

More information can be found at Corona-Pirates.com.

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