This is Water

Probably one of the most famous commencement speeches of all times: This is Water, by David Foster Wallace. 22 minutes well spent.

My DO Lectures Talk from 2018

Exactly a year ago I gave my most personal talk, sharing my spiritual journey as an entrepreneur and as a mom. I writing this from the DO Lectures 2019. I came back to this magical place, to just attend and soak it all in. No other event has ever touched me as much as DO.

I Have a Small Heart

わたしのチイサナココロ [i have a small heart] from Bajir Cannon on Vimeo.

わたしのチイサナココロ [i have a small heart] is a short documentary accompanying one woman’s journey along the Kumano Kodo through the Kii mountains of Japan. This ancient pilgrimage route, one of only two Unesco World Heritage pilgrimage sites in the world, is considered the spiritual heart of Japan.

Paying Attention

“The simple act of paying attention can take you a long way.”
— Keanu Reeves

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Sculptures made from Dandelion Seeds

These delicate, miniature sculptures made from Dandelion Seeds are stunning.

Sleep Is Your Superpower

I need no convincing to sleep.

Listen Completely

“When people talk, listen completely. Don’t be thinking what you’re going to say. Most people never listen. Nor do they observe. You should be able to go into a room and when you come out, know everything that you saw there and not only that. If that room gave you any feeling you should know exactly what it was that gave you that feeling. Try that for practice.”
— Ernest Hemingway

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Stacking Planters

My favorite stacking planters will be back in stock in a few days. I already own a set and love them. Beautiful and smartly designed.

Behind The Scenes

I wish there was a behind the scenes for all the things I love. I imagine buying a product and then you could watch the story of its making? I would love that.

(via Hiut Denim)

Grow Young

“It takes a long time to grow young.”
— Pablo Picasso

The Truth

“The truth of a thing is in the feel of it, not in the think of it.”
— Stanley Kubrick

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SuperFat Nut Butters

My friend Chris got me some of these SuperFat nut butter snacks. They are the perfect pick-me up when I am tempted to break into our office snack drawer filled with stuff I am trying not to eat.

Crowns For The People

I know where I’ll turn next time I need a gift for a friend. Crowns For The People offers fabric crowns with all of the messaging you could hope for. They even offer a crown stand for meaningful display of your personal crown. Made me smile.

Happy Pride!

I am so grateful my kids are growing up in a world, here in Brooklyn, where they will be free to love whoever they want to love, without judgement. The Swiss country side, where I grew up, was not that open minded at the time.

Happy pride day everyone! Look out for team Tattly putting rainbows on anyone who will let them during the World Pride Parade!

Love is love!

Treated as Equal

“When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free.”
— Barack Obama

Friday Link Pack

How to Rescue a Wet, Damaged Book

– “This is an interesting planet. It deserves all the attention you can give it.” (via)

– “If you are very very quiet you can hear the clouds rub against the sky.” Lies I’ve told my 3 year old recently.

4 Methods for Cooking Steak

– I keep coming back to Grace Bonney’s moving CreativeMornings talk.

– This is interesting: Design Question Library

– The Smithonian launched an Augmented Reality app that lets you land on the moon!

– What happens in your head when you do 27+48?

The benefits of naiveté. (via)

– Love Yoga? Check out Setu, an online platform advocating for inclusivity in yoga.

– The world needs a tech diet; here is how designers can help (via)

– “I Want to Make Beautiful Things, Even if Nobody Cares

Christopher Nolan’s Favorite Movies (via)

Rainbow sunglasses. Yep.

– Beautiful hand-loomed rug. (via)

15+ Modern Embroidery Patterns Ready for You to Download and Sew

– OMG! A fully decapitated swan pool float. The head can rest nicely on the body or float idly nearby.

– Elon Musk: I love Humanity. (But why do you want to move to be living on Mars then?)

– This “bag” might come in handy to buy one baguette. HA!

– Also, here’s a Baguette Lamp. I can’t stop laughing.

You Should Grill Whole Heads of Garlic This Summer.

The Difference Between Tylenol, Aspirin, Advil, and Aleve

NYC Holds Open Call for Artists to Create A Monument for Two Iconic LGBTQ Activists

– It’s summertime. Put some tiny beautiful flowers on you.

– The CreativeMornings job board has already grown to become the largest global creative job board with over 4,000 jobs. (159 of them are remote opportunities.) I am happy about this!

Armored Bird

There are days where I am really feeling this armored bird. Today is one of them.

Illustrated by Chris Buzelli. You can wear it as a Tattly.

A Love Letter to My Lawyer

(click to see the entire thread)

Lawyers get a bad rep. That bums me out. I have been working with the same lawyer for the last 14 years and I don’t think I would be where I am today without him. I had a bit of a “I love my lawyer so much” gratitude wave come over me yesterday so I channeled it into a Twitter Thread.

Kyle’s additional response put the biggest smile on my face, it really shows what a good human my lawyer Jerald is.

Alei Throw

First I developed an obsession with plants and now throws. Is this what the 40s are like? (Above: Alei Throw and Layers Eco Throw.)

Speaking Advice

“Don’t memorize your talk. Memorize your stories. Ten stories make a talk. Write yourself a simple cue card to remember each story’s name. Then tell us ten stories.”

If there is one person I would take speaking advice from, it’s Seth Godin.

Isometric Notebook

This isometric notebook is beautifully trippy.

Walking And Thinking

“There is nothing more revealing than to see a thinking person walking, just as there is nothing more revealing than to see a walking person thinking… Walking and thinking are in a perpetual relationship that is based on trust.”
Thomas Bernard

Library Goals

This photo of Karl Lagerfeld’s library had me gasp. GOALS!

Napalm Quist

Not sure how I stumbled upon the Instagram account of dancer Nicholas Palmquist. But I do know that it brings me tremendous amounts of joy.