Love Is Wise

I love the work and name of illustrator Love is Wise.

What’d I Say

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Black Lives Matter CSS

All proceeds of this Black Lives Matter CSS Shirt directly benefit organizations that support Black LGBTQIA+ folks.

To Show Up Imperfectly

I keep reminding myself of this.

Stina Persson Illustration

Black Lives Matter by Stina Persson.

Masks Custom Printed With Your Own Face

Danielle Baskin, the creator of “masks that unlock your phone” has now launched Maskalike, a service that prints images onto protective face masks.

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Modern Danish Knife Block

Loving this modern Danish knife block.

Link Pack

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Anti-Racism Daily is your daily reminder to dismantle white supremacy by Nicole Cardoza

This made me laugh.

Critical Conversations: Dr. Robin DiAngelo on White Fragility and Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism (Via Kai)

Ava DuVernay’s Selma and 13th Available to Watch Online for Free

Adobe launches Photoshop Camera, a free app with tons of elaborate face filters

– My friends cooked an incredible meal on this cast iron, hibachi-style grill for me last night.

Aarron Walter is a tremendously thoughtful human and I can’t wait to read the second edition of Designing for Emotions.

– I appreciate Sonya Renee Taylor’s sharing on White Supremacy. I am glad I found her. I have work to do. I am doing it.

15 Children’s Books by Black Authors

How bubble engineer Melody Yang makes mind-blowing bubbles

– “And let’s be honest, there’s something a little thrilling about a first kiss being taboo again.” What Single People Are Starting to Realize, By Nayeema Raza

21 Black-authored cookbooks to add to your shelf. (via)

– I was featured on the C2C Podcast by Bevvy Labs talking about the CreativeMornings Community!

How to Be Alone When You’re Really Bad at It

– Ever get a recommendation for a movie or a book or a podcast and don’t know where to save it? Anygood (iOS only) is that place: an app for personal recommendations. (I personally use someday lists in TeuxDeux) (Via Kai)

– A big thank you to Float for sponsoring my blog this week.

– With the shelter-in-place order in NYC, I have been personally fulfilling every single Tattly order for the past 3 months. For all of you who have placed an order and written a note during check-out, *thank you*! Not being to sell to stores has really hit us hard. Hope things will look up soon. Send some fun!?

– CreativeMornings has moved all event from IRL to digital. I am proud of this community and how we have collectively pivoted into the online event space. We also offer community led workshops now, we call them FieldTrips. They are WONDERFUL!


EARLIER THIS WEEK:

– My friend Libby takes a long walk every monring. It has changed her life.

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Learn To Do Everything Lightly

The Loss of Chance Meetings

David Bowie in 1983 Asking for More Black Artists on MTV

Leading with Love

The Sharing of Joy

This Morning Walk

My dear friend Libby started walking every morning over eight years ago. This radically simple daily practice has changed her life. It is form of protest, of healing, of creating, and of returning. You can catch glimpses of her adventures here.

I love this woman.

Bookshop

Bookshop is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores. Here’s your alternative to buying books on Amazon! Yes, please!

Learn To Do Everything Lightly

“It’s dark because you are trying too hard.
Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly.
Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply.
Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them.

I was so preposterously serious in those days, such a humorless little prig.
Lightly, lightly – it’s the best advice ever given me.
When it comes to dying even. Nothing ponderous, or portentous, or emphatic.
No rhetoric, no tremolos, no self conscious persona putting on its celebrated imitation of Christ or Little Nell.
And of course, no theology, no metaphysics.
Just the fact of dying and the fact of the clear light.

So throw away your baggage and go forward.
There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet,
trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair.
That’s why you must walk so lightly.
Lightly my darling,
on tiptoes and no luggage,
not even a sponge bag,
completely unencumbered.”

― Aldous Huxley , Island

The Loss of Chance Meetings

I am feeling this Tweet (and the responses) on the loss of chance meetings by going remote. I personally thrive on the unstructured, serendipitous meetings. Trying to figure out how to create them in a remote context, some folks seem to believe it’s possible.

David Bowie in 1983 Asking for More Black Artists on MTV



(via John Maeda)

Leading with Love

YES!

♥ / Float

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Painter Amy Sherald

I love this painting by Amy Sherald.

The Internal Work

(via Kai)

The Sharing of Joy

“The sharing of joy, whether physical, emotional, psychic, or intellectual, forms a bridge between the sharers which can be the basis for understanding much of what is not shared between them, and lessens the threat of their difference.”
— Audre Lorde

Lin Yung Cheng

Beautifully conceptual photography by Lin Yung Cheng.

We Must Be Anti-Racist

(By Oliver Jeffers)

A country already feeling raw and humbled by the impact of Covid-19, the killing of Georg Floyd has cracked this country wide open. Americans in all 50 states (!!) are marching to fight police brutality and systemic racism. People are waking up to the injustice. While I should have done more sooner, I am showing up now. I am doing the work. I might get it wrong along the way, but I am committed. I am grateful for the voices who are speaking truth. Some of the voices I have been paying attention to are: Patrice C. Washington, Sonya Renee Taylor, Shirley Johnson, Danielle Coke and Light Watkins.

These aerial views of protests around the world are deeply moving. Black Lives Matter.

Expression of Love

“When you intentionally make the expression of love a part of your daily practice—that is feeling, receiving, and giving love—not only do you boost your immune system, but you begin to understand that the more you feel love, the more you become love, and when you become the embodiment of love, you can change the world.”
— Dr. Joe Dispenza

Colour Paddles (1970s)

A 1970s teaching aid designed to teach children about colour mixing. The transparent paddles can be layered up to make new colours. Love!

A True Friend

“A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself — and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to — letting a person be what he really is.”
— Jim Morrison

“The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”

Poet and musician Gil Scott-Heron talks about what he meant by “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.” Shot by Skip Blumberg.