Stylish Fireplace Accessories by Eldvram

How stunning are these modern Fire Place Accessories by Eldvram?

Kate Watkins – Take Shelter

This print titled Take Shelter by Kate Watkins would look good in my home.

For The Longest Time (Quarantine Edition)

This gave me goosebumps. The guy getting his hair shaved while singing is a total boss!

(Thank you Libby!)

Butter Ornament

OMG! I want a tree entirely covered in these Butter Ornaments.

(I love Butter. So much, I have an oil painting of a stick of butter in my home!)

Create Your Own Video Print with Infinite Objects

Infinite Objects is pure magic: They make video prints.

You can now have your favorite short video, or your favorite GIF as an art object in your home, looping forever.

GAH!

I love GIFs! I love art! I love Infinite Objects.

You can chose from the existing editions, or you can make your own. The content itself can be anywhere from a few seconds to 24 hours! But as soon as it ends, it will loop again. (The battery lasts about two hours, so best to keep it plugged in.)

What a fun gift!

(I got my favorite GIF on one of them and it’s making me laugh every day. Perfectly sums up 2020!)

Best Made Sliding MatchSafe

Can you fall in love with a box that holds matches? Apparently you can.

The One That Brings You Home

“There are going to be people in your life who change your trajectory. They’re going to walk into your life for a moment, a lifetime, or anytime in between. And they’re going to disrupt something in your life. They’ll challenge you, they’ll shake your beliefs, they’ll trigger you and then stand by you as you work through your healing. These people will teach you and be taught by you. You’ll dance and play. You’ll see the softer sides that others don’t get to see. They’ll lay down markers on your life’s timeline. Markers that roar “I was here”. Pre me. Post me. They’re the life changers. The good type of change. Not the one that takes you away from yourself… but the one that brings you home. “
— Vienna Pharaon

♥ / See Design Travel Pouches

A big thank you to See Design Shop for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

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Pet Tags by Various Keytags

Whoa! Various Keytags launched a new spiffy website. So happy to see they added Pet Tags and Plant Tags.

Making custom tags has always been my favorite, which is now way easier. Try it here.

I am friends with the founders of the business and I can tell you they are good humans. Shop small!

Do It On Purpose

“Find out who you are and do it on purpose.”
– Dolly Parton

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All-Over PomPom Pillow

I mean, what’s not to love about this all-over pompom pillow?

What You See

“It’s not what you look for that matters, it’s what you see.”
— Henry David Thoreau

Emma Studd Separation

This print by Emma Studd! Wow!

Link Pack

This Shitt’s Creek scene made me laugh so hard.

– This week Jessica Hische taught a class on pricing out creative work. I have seen people raving about it all over the internet in how generous and useful it was. Jessica decided to put everything into a PDF and make it available for download. I wish I would have had this when I started out as a freelancer.

Why Everyone’s Suddenly Hoarding Mason Jars

Eighth Generation provides an ethical alternative to “Native-inspired” art. Thet are proudly owned by the Snoqualmie Tribe.

The Case for Adding DesignOps to Your Org Chart

– This is a beautifully designed Murphy Wall Bed

– Whoa! This rare phenomenon is called “Baikal Zen“, where rocks lying on the surface of frozen lakes are heated by sunlight that emits infrared rays, melting the ice below. When the sun sets, the ice freezes again, creating these incredible frozen near-impossible structures.

– Thank you Tasha Blank for this excellent mix.

How to put more hours back in your day: Automate what you can. Outsource what you can. Don’t meet when a Slack or email will do. Stop treating all decisions like big decisions. Bundle unpleasant tasks with enjoyable ones.

– Italian singer Adriano Celentano released a song in the 70s with nonsense lyrics meant to sound like American English, apparently to prove Italians would like any English song. It was a hit, and resulted in this.

– Who doesn’t want a Face Pot?

– Oh, these are fun kids bed sheets!

– What an oddly beautiful looking pet toy.

– Didn’t know this was a thing. Makes me want to be a dog and fence owner.

– Jon Burgerman’s Black Friday Snail made me laugh.

This is a pretty and multifunctional cat carrier / bed.

How To Cook With Cast Iron (I love my cast iron pan so much! I learned that Flax Seed Oil is the best to treat your pan. I didn’t know that.)

– Joey Roth strikes again. He created Osma, a portable coffee device that makes cold brew in under two minutes using our biodegradable pods or your favorite coffee. (Joey is also known for the Sorapot, a felt mouse and his Ceramic Speakers.)

– The MoMA sells an old-school looking Toolbox and I like it.

Tattly make for excellent stocking stuffers. (Psst.. There is currently a 30% off sale happening.)

– Looking for a new job? Want to learn something new? Want to travel around the world, virtually? CreativeMornings has you covered.

– A big thank you to Loftie for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week. Did you know the alarm clock needed reinventing? Because it did. Why? One word: Smartphones. Learn more.

What Do You Wish Someone Had Told You When You Were a Kid?

Click through for the responses on this thread.

My response was: Your body will tell you what is right for you and what is not. (Jobs, friends, homes, … really anything) It all comes down to resonance.

Stuck To The Job

“A diamond is a piece of coal that stuck to the job.”
— Thomas A. Edison

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Ebb + Flow Knitted Blanket

I am loving the new ebb + flow collection by my friend Claudia Pearson. The knitted blanket won my heart especially.

Noboru Step Ladder

Noboru means ’to climb’ in Japanese and is a multifunctional step ladder. The lower step can slide in, taking up less space and turning the step ladder into a stool or side table. Lovely.

Cable Management Box

This is a sleek looking cable management box. Love the aesthetic of all things Yamazaki.

♥ / Loftie: Less Screen, More Dream

A big thank you to Loftie for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

Did you know the alarm clock needed reinventing? Because it did. Why? One word: Smartphones.
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No Fixed Plans

“A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.”
– Lao Tzu

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Raising Baby Grey, a Gender-Neutral Child

Thank you Kottke for surfacing this fascinating piece on raising children in a gender-neutral way. Thought provoking.

Illustrations by Livia Falcaru

I am so happy I discovered the work of Livia Falcarus. She sells prints! YAY!

My Own Lane

Lovely.