Link Pack

Complete strangers playing a card game called, We are not really strangers. (via Chris)

– National Gallery: How do you make six huge frames for Titian’s mythological paintings? (via)

– Emily Nussbaum asked what’s your biggest life hack? I loved reading the answers on this thread.

– Hang with your friends, digitally with Gather. (looks like a modern version of Habbo hotel which I used to enjoy in 1999/2000)

– It’s a dream of mine to one day get to drive the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. (I love the quote: There is nothing more aerodynamic than a wiener.)

– Ah, yes, I like you, white marble bath caddy.

– How cool is this freestanding, modern fireplace? My heart!

This picture made me look. More context here.

I love the resilience of humans.

Letterboxd allows you to track films you’ve watched and save those you want to see.

– This is currently my favorite recipe: Creamy cauliflower soup. What’s yours?

– I am trying to be more knowledgable and thoughtful about money and investing. This is a good start. Also this Reddit thread.

Magical ice bubbles

This parkour video made my head spin. (Via)

– Want some more poetry in your life? Here are hundreds of free poetry audio books.

– You know you want one of Arlo’s handmade Lightsabers.

The internet is so weird. I love it.

– Hard to believe Tattly is turning 10 this year.

– Over 370 remote friendly job on the CreativeMornings job board. Whoo!

– A big thank you to Parsons at Open Campus for sponsoring my blog this week.

Bond


Bond’ appears as a combination of photographic, sculptural and performative elements. The Finnish photographer Anna Reivilä uses the traditional rope technique to bind rocks, trees and other elements of the landscape, presenting a series of images that are ultimately representative of transient objects.

You Are The Sky

“You are the sky.
Everything else –
it’s just the weather.”
– Pema Chödrön

Car Choir Concert

I love how resilient hoomans are. For members of Luminous Voices, a professional choir ensemble in Alberta, Canada, rehearsing and performing safely during the pandemic has meant getting into their cars, driving to an empty parking lot and singing with each other’s voices broadcast through their car radios.

Old Concept Cars

This archive of old concept cars is pure delight! I love you, internet! (If only it didn’t feature all those ads. Ugh)

(via)

Teak Black Stool

Love this minimal Teak Black Stool.

Squirrel Ninja Obstacle Course

My son Tilo (10) just shared this delightful Squirrel Ninja video with me. 20 minutes well spent.

Ethel Smyth

Beautiful Read: Dignity, Daring, and Disability: The pioneering queer composer and defiant genius Ethel Smyth on making music while going deaf. Thank you Maria!

Black Dip Mug

Can you fall in love with a mug? Yes you can! I got a few of these CB2 mugs and I can’t get over how beautiful they are and how good they feel. They have an incredibly smooth finish.

Switzerland Mountain Coaster

I haven’t been back in Switzerland in over a year. I usually visit my family every summer. I miss it. So I just found myself randomly searching for Switzerland related YouTube videos. This one is pretty good as well. Appenzell, the first feature, is where I am from.

Deviation from the Norm

“Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.”
Frank Zappa

♥ / Fashion Sustainability

A big thank you to Parsons at Open Campus for sponsoring my blog this week.

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This certificate program takes an open, inclusive, and empowering approach to sustainability, enabling learners — irrespective of experience — to overcome barriers to change and shape fashion careers in alignment with their personal and professional values. The best part? You’ll actually have the chance to build connections with our small online class sizes and one-on-one interaction with faculty practitioners. Spring registration is open! Check out the certificate classes and enroll today.

The Potential of the Internet

“I don’t think we’ve even seen the tip of the iceberg. I think the potential of what the internet is going to do to society, both good and bad, is unimaginable. I think we’re actually on the cusp of something exhilarating and terrifying… I’m talking about the actual context and the state of content is going to be so different to anything that we can really envisage at the moment. Where the interplay between the user and the provider will be so in simpatico, it’s going to crush our ideas of what mediums are all about… The idea that the piece of work is not finished until the audience come to it and add their own interpretation and what the piece of art is about is the grey space in the middle. That grey space in the middle is what the 21st century is going to be about.”
David Bowie

Point

Love this. Thank you John Wood and Paul Harrison.

(via\)

Sideboard Forest

This sideboard! Be still my heart!

♥ / Interior Lighting Design

A big thank you to Parsons at Open Campus for sponsoring my blog this week.

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This new online certificate is focused on creating a foundation for designing successful lighting by helping you understand light and human vision, lighting technologies and performance, lighting design as a discipline, and the impact of light on an environment. You’ll have the chance to build connections and receive one-on-one interaction with faculty practitioners. The certificate consists of three courses. Spring registration is open! Enroll today.

Link Pack

Always coming back to this talk by Elizabeth Gilbert. Hands-down my favorite TED talk.

The Best Time to Go to Bed is 8:45. I agree.

– Refreshing read: The ultra-wealthy who argue that they should be paying higher taxes.

– I like this rechargeable hand warmer. (via)

– Love what Valarie Kaur is doing with The People’s Inauguration. On January 21, 2021, we’ll come together to recommit to building a nation with liberty and justice for all:

– I realize nobody is thinking about Christmas Tree Stands right now but I have to share this one before I lose the link. I can’t get over how stylish it is. (I have one and love it!)

– Whoa! Perfectly circular home hides deep in the Polish forest

– I love this post by Jason Kottke: 21 Things That Kept Me Going In 2020.

Finding time for creativity will give you respite from worries

100 True Fans

– Slightly weird and in that beautiful: The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Performs a Cheerful Cover of the Pharrell Williams Song ‘Happy’

– “We are returning to a model of work-home life that would have been unfamiliar to our parents but completely familiar to our great grandparents,” Zoomification of everything

Crisphy spiced potatoes. (The crunching sound at the end doesn’t sound real!)

– What a beauty of an Air Purifier!

– This past week has been A LOT. My coping mechanisms consist of Cheese, Meditation and covering myself in uplifting Tattly.

– Looking to hire kind, heart-forward creative humans? The CreativeMornings job board will connect you to them. Globally.

– A big thank you to Parsons at Open Campus for sponsoring my blog this week

Everything is About to Change

What To Remember When Waking

“That moment of waking is an incredible opportunity, and it’s quite a tragedy if you go straight to your to-do list.”
– David Whyte

Embracing It All

Thank you Adam J.K. Yes, we’re singing more.

From Cover to Cover

Jenny Volvovski is the force behind From Cover to Cover, an online archive of book covers she has redesigned after reading them. I love this so much!

Where We Feel Emotion

This graphic about where we feel emotion made me look.

Rhythms of a Tumultuous Sea


These images by Rachael Talibart took my breath away.

“Jootsing”: The Key to Creativity

As individuals, if we want to be creative, we need to give ourselves space to play and experiment without a set agenda. Amos Tversky famously said that the secret to doing good work is being a little unemployed so you always have hours in the day to waste as you wish. During that wasted time, you’ll likely have your best, most creative ideas.

“Jootsing”: The Key to Creativity