Spring

Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’
– Robin Williams

How To Pick Up A Duck

Consequential Strangers

I remember the morning in 1999, shortly after moving to NYC, when the coffee cart guy had my coffee and bagel ready by the time I arrived at the cart. He saw me coming. He made me feel home in a city where I didn’t know anyone. Definitely a consequential stranger.

Collect Moments Socks

I dig these socks.

Link Pack

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[Whispers] It’s been a moment since my last Link Pack. I know. Life has been a bit turbulent. I have been feeling a bit wobbly and didn’t have the brain space to tend to this garden as much as I would like. If you missed the Link Packs, thank you for caring. I appreciate you.

– I love the internet: This to that offers glue advice.

This man is winning at life.

– This is delightful: Illustrations Transform Landscape Photos Into a Charming Cast of Characters

This made me laugh.

The physical therapy metaphor

– Some solid advice in this thread.

– Welcome to the museum of endangered sounds.

– What does the future sound like? In the early 20th century, one answer rang out from Luigi Russolo’s intonarumori — lever-operated machines designed to pop, sough, shriek, and shock.

Stop Trying to Be Nice All the Time, by School of Life

– I find moles quite endearing: Uncovering the Secrets of Mole Motion

– I am LOVING my copy of Why Design Matters by Debbie Millman. Have you seen the book yet?

30 Affirmations (Free Phone Wallpapers)

Mood Meter can help you answer the question How Are You Feeling.

– My friend Barbara made this Rosemary Shortbead recipe and it was beyond delicious.

– My friend has these linen sheets by Quince on her bed and they are beautiful and feel super soft. On my wishlist.

Stray Dog Classics in Brooklyn sells vintage, meticulously restored Range Rovers from Spain. Drool.

– Always giggling at the fact that a lot of stores wouldn’t carry our original Tattly Mermaid because, you know, boobies. So we asked Jessi Preston to make one with a bikini top. Here you go.

– These jobs that caught my eye on the CreativeMornings Job Board: Esalen in Big Sur CA is hiring a night gate ward, a dishwasher, risk manager, director of advancement and a director of fundraising.

The Shadow Of Privilege

“The shadow of privilege is this: You don’t learn to take care of yourself inside. You don’t learn to value your internal life. You get so fixated on your external life that you forget your internal life is much, much bigger, much deeper, and much more rewarding.”
– Larry Ward


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Flóra Borsi


This photograph by Flóra Borsi made me look.

Leave Everything Better Than You Found it

Small Kindness

I’ve been thinking about the way, when you walk
down a crowded aisle, people pull in their legs
to let you by. Or how strangers still say “bless you”
when someone sneezes, a leftover
from the Bubonic plague. “Don’t die,” we are saying.
And sometimes, when you spill lemons
from your grocery bag, someone else will help you
pick them up. Mostly, we don’t want to harm each other.
We want to be handed our cup of coffee hot,
and to say thank you to the person handing it. To smile
at them and for them to smile back. For the waitress
to call us honey when she sets down the bowl of clam chowder,
and for the driver in the red pick-up truck to let us pass.
We have so little of each other, now. So far
from tribe and fire. Only these brief moments of exchange.
What if they are the true dwelling of the holy, these
fleeting temples we make together when we say, “Here,
have my seat,” “Go ahead — you first,” “I like your hat.”
– Danusha Laméris

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Abandoned Italian Churches

Beautiful photographs of abandoned Italian churches by Roman Robroek.

Fun Modern Doormats

I need a new doormat. Here’s a few I found so far on there internets. Do you have one you love? Share in the comments?


Short and sweet: Hi!


Rainbow Doormat


I was thinking of what we could put on this mat and then my daughter said “we should just order it with CUSTOM TEXT” and now I think that’s brilliant.


Polka Dot Doormat


This one made me laugh.

Plant Trellis

These are some cool looking Plant Trellis.

Trying Too Hard

“It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly… Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them…throw away your baggage and go forward. There are quicksands all about you…trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That’s why you must walk so lightly…on tiptoes and no luggage…completely unencumbered.”
Aldous Huxley

Really Bad Portraits

An instagram account dedicated to really bad portraits of random people. Refreshing.

A Simple Fact That Blows Your Mind

This Thread is wonderful. Worth a click through and browse.

Lurkers

“There’s nothing wrong with lurkers. Lurkers are potential action-takers.For now, though, our focus, our energy and our gratitude is for the people who are already showing up.”

Seth Godin

Tattly By Koyamori

This new Tattly Sheet by Koyamori has me yearn for spring.

Knit Bottle Sleeve

Do I need a Knit Bottle Sleeve? No. Would it make me happy? Yes!

Notion

I have recently started using Notion. It’s no exaggeration when I say it’s life changing. For the first time I ever I feel like I have one place to organize my life and work in a simple and intuitive way. Love falling down rabbit holes on YouTube of people sharing their own personal way of using Notion.

Separateness

“We are here to awaken from our illusion of separateness.”
– Thich Nhat Hanh

How to Find Hope in Hopeless Times

(via The Curious Brain)

Albrecht Dürer’s Pillow Studies (1493)

What a joy to see a simple line drawing/sketch by someone as renowned as: Albrecht Dürer.

You’ve Gotta Have Nerve

“It’s not enough to be nice in life. You’ve got to have nerve.”
Georgia O’Keeffe

Vladimir Dog Coat

This rainbow dog raincoat by Stutterheim is making my heart so happy.