Weakness of the Flesh


Weakness of the Flesh” is a fascinating and somewhat odd short film that appears to clone dancer Emma Rosenzweig-Bock, who twists and contorts her body amongst a sea of her own figure.

Your Own Power

“the most widespread affliction
that people suffer from is a lack
of belief in their own power
to be so broken
to have
fallen
so deeply
that the only thing
you can do is
rise
into a new you”
― yung pueblo

Baggu Masks


Loving the patterns on these masks by Baggu.

Knowing How To Be Solitary

“But many of us seek community solely to escape the fear of being alone. Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.”
― bell hooks

Every Noise at Once

Every Noise at Once is an ongoing attempt at an algorithmically-generated, readability-adjusted scatter-plot of the musical genre-space, based on data tracked and analyzed for 5,430 genre-shaped distinctions by Spotify as of 2021-05-08.

This is weird. And fascinating.

(Thank you Manu)

Link Pack

“Get your tongues ready, get your suits out and pressed, and those buttons lowered. The era, the decade, of gathering, is upon us.” Well worth a listen!

Favorite Wikipedia lists. Some good ones in there. (via)

Why Having Friends of Different Ages Matters — And How It Can Impact an Ageist Society

This inverted cactus is incredible!

The Story behind Dr.Bronner Soap.

– This bird feeder made me laugh.

– Loving these block art prints. Also this one.

– What a treasure trove: A list of 100+ handpicked personal websites

– I am so happy Poler brought the Napsack back. Best gift I ever gave my kids. (In case you are not familiar: It’s a wearable sleeping bag!)

Get out of your geographic music bubble

A hideaway storage planter

The Best Live Animal Feeds From Around the World

Stop Trying to Raise Successful Kids: “Psychologists call this the helper’s high. Economists refer to it as the warm glow of giving. Neuroscientists find that generosity activates reward centers in our brains. And evolutionary biologists observe that we’re wired to help others. A tribe of people who “were always ready to aid one another,” Darwin wrote, “would be victorious over most other tribes; and this would be natural selection.”

This made me laugh.

– Yes, it’s incredibly expensive BUT it’s design-y and stylish. Wouldn’t mind to have one of these handcrafted wooden cornholes in my backyard.

– Whoa! This Tweet of mine about how divorce needs a rebrand got mentioned by Prof. Galloway on this Pivot Podcast episode.

– A big thank you to Continuing and Professional Education at Parsons for sponsoring my blog this week.

100 Visions of Motherhood

Loving this collection of photographs and words celebrating the complexities of motherhood, curated by The Luupe.

Photo by Brittany Marcoux

Photo by Jass Durhal

Photo by Loulou d’Aki

Photo by Sinead Patching

The Kindest People

“The kindest people are not born that way, they are made. They are the sounds that have experienced so much at the hands of life, they are the ones who have dug themselves out of the dark, who have fought to turn every loss into a lesson. The kindest people do not just exist – they choose to soften where circumstance has tried to harden them, they choose to believe in goodness, because they have seen firsthand why compassion is so necessary. They have seen firsthand why tenderness is so important in this world.”
Bianca Sparacino

Love Bianca’s writing? Follow her on Instagram and check out her book A Gentle Reminder.

Levitating Moon Lamp

I bought my daughter a Levitating Moon Lamp and we both agree it’s MAGICAL. (It took us a moment to get it to levitate but once we figured out the trick it clicked.)

Japanese Typewriter from the 1950s

This vintage Japanese typewriter is utterly fascinating.

♥ / Illustration Journalism

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Lucky Sweater

This is a baby sweater. I wish it came in adult sizes.

Changing the World for Real

This morning I woke up and remembered this interview with the remarkable Anand Giridharadas, which I was lucky enough to see live at the House of Beautiful Business in 2018. Well worth a listen if you haven’t yet.

What Does U.S. Health Care Look Like Abroad?

Yes, the U.S. Healthcare system is infuriating.

Clarity & Connection

Yung Pueblo birthed a new book: In Clarity & Connection, Yung describes how intense emotions accumulate in our subconscious and condition us to act and react in certain ways.

If you’re not familiar with his work, check out his Instagram to get a taste. His work is soul nourishing.

1 outfit; 235 pockets

This Tweet made me laugh. We all love pockets.

Make It A Habit

“Make it a habit to look for what you are wanting to see.”
Abraham

GIF Art by Romain Laurent

Loving these GIFs by Romain Laurent.

Glowing Geometric Light Paintings

Thank you for this visual firework, Reuben Wu.

Fear

“Fear does not prevent death. It prevents life.”
– Naguib Mahfouz

Art by Estefania Loret de Mola

I find myself getting lost in the visual content shared by Chicago based Graphic Designer Estefania Loret de Mola.

(via Patricia)

Knowing How To Be Solitary

“Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as means of escape.”
bell hooks

Impressive Google Earth Update

Google Earth is one of the most magical offerings on the internet if you ask me. And now time flies in Google Earth’s biggest update in years.

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