A Good Life

“People matter. Meaning matters. A good life is not a place at which you arrive, it’s a lens through which you see and create your world.”
Jonathan Fields

Send One Scary Email

“Send one scary email today. A scary email is sending an email to someone who has no reason to say yes to what I’m asking or who will certainly reject me. If you got one, send it. Start and start small.”
Amena Brown

Shrug Ascii Emoji Pin

Shrug Ascii Emoji enamel pin. Made me smile.

Moments That Used to Make You Feel Tension

“How do you know the healing is working?

When you can breathe normally and think calmly during moments that used to make you feel tension. ”

Young Pueblo

Friday Link Pack

– Dan Cederholm interviewed me for the Dribbble podcast. We had some good laughs.

– Did you get your tickets yet to the NYC edition of Color Factory? I can’t wait to go!

This is what it’s like to drive through a wildfire. My heart rate went up watching this. How terrifying. And how good to know they made it out safe and sound.

– YES! 32 Lessons from this year’s Do Lectures.

– I couldn’t stop laughing seeing this Girlfriend Pillow. (There’s no boyfriend version. I checked.)

No Caller ID

– The Dutch call sprinkles Disko Dip?

– I agree with Joanna: A great, important Twitter thread about race. Worth reading, rereading and sharing.

Kids furniture made from old plastic toys.

Solving the spaghetti problem

International Smart 4 Charger. Want!

Why I use Paper Notebooks in 2018 (via Chris)

– Some of my personal experience made it into this article on divorce.

– You’ve seen this delightful TED talk by Christoph Niemann? Just making sure.

New York Public Library Is Now Lending Out Ties and Other Accessories for Job Interviews

– I love this Large Leaf Bolster Pillow.

Women’s Pockets are Inferior (via Chris)

– I want to play with these Archiblocks

Happy Children Do Chores

– A big thank you Codecademy for sponsoring my blog and RSS Feed this week.


Cool jobs to apply for:

– First Principle in Brooklyn is looking to hire a Product Designer.
– Seed in Los Angeles is looking to hire a Social Media Manager and a Senior Designer.
Bluebeam in Pasadena is looking to hire a Product Manager, User Experience Designer and Visual Designer.
Herman Miller is looking to hire a Writer/Editor.
Flocabulary in Brooklyn is looking to hire a Director of Sales, an Event Marketing Manager and a VP of Engineering.
Adobe in San Francisco is looking to hire a Copywriter, Community and Social Support Strategist, A Product Marketing Manager and a Creative Director.

See hundreds more jobs over on the CreativeGuild job board.

The Only Way To Life Your Life

“The only way to live your life is not to give a damn what anybody thinks. Decide what your values are, and then operate according to them. When you do that, it makes life so much easier.”
Cindy Gallop

Sparrow Mart in Los Angeles



Hey Los Angeles, don’t miss Lucy Sparrow’s Supermarket, filled with 31,000 felt products. It’s a visual firework! Mad respect for this woman!

Look After Yourself

1, Celebrate small things
2, Celebrate big things
3, Don’t compare
4, Make time for exercise
5, Eat well
6, Look for the good
7, Stop being so hard on yourself
8, Have some rest. Don’t feel guilty about it
9, Give yourself a pat on the back
10, Bed early

(via Do Lectures)

♥ / Coding Skills You Need to Know

A big thank you Codecademy for sponsoring my blog and RSS Feed this week.

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Mixed Feelings by Adam J Kurtz

“Good things will happen. Love is real. We will be ok.” Tattly Mixed Feelings Sheet by Adam J Kurtz!

Opening A New Tab

Rozenn Le Gall’s Collages

I just gasped seeing these collages by Rozenn Le Gall. Absolutely stunning.

Dogs herding Sheep

This aerial view of dogs herding sheep is fascinating.

(via Chris)

Color Factory NYC

I can not wait to experience Color Factory NYC, which opens TODAY. From the press sneak peaks I have seen on Instagram it’s an incredibly joyful experience! Giant size ball-pit anyone?

Color Factory is a collaborative interactive exhibit that debuted in San Francisco in August 2017. What was intended as a month-long run unexpectedly flourished as a celebration of color and creativity that lasted for another eight sold-out months.

FYI: You can’t buy tickets at the door, so make sure to buy them ahead of time here. (I Just bought mine! My kids can’t wait!)

Chisos Quilt

This Quilt! Be still my heart!

(via Joanna)

Pleated Eco-Bag

Love these simple, Japanese Pleated Eco-Bags.

Petite Garden by Jess Chen

These tiny flowers by Jess Chen have completely won my heart. And, I am not alone – this latest Tattly launch is flying off the shelves.

Poketo Steps Tee

Love this minimal shapes Tee by Poketo.

Resilience Cards

I could have used these Resilience cards a few years ago. Definitely putting these on my radar to give out as gifts. Love what School of Life keeps putting out.

Know Your Worth

Love yourself. Be clear on how you want to be treated. Know your worth. Always.
– Maryam Hasnaa

Dispatching from Switzerland

Some of you have wondered why postings are light and there was no Friday Link Pack. It’s because I am on vacation! Every summer I take my kids to Switzerland and indulge in fresh air, sausages, hiking and swimming. I am trying to spend as little time as possible on my computer. Thanks for understanding. You can follow my adventures along on Instagram. Make sure to check my stories.

Waving from the Alps!

Adding Value?


(Via)

Tower Notes

These Tower Notes would look good on my desk.

Color-In Greeting Card

These color-in greeting cards are delightful!

(via Rachel)