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The Moon in Real Time, by Seán Doran (via Chris)

– Come work with me! We are looking to hire a Content Marketing Manager and become the voice of CreativeMornings.

– I love Marimekko’s bold patterns. Always have. Always will.

I love you NYC.

– Big fan of the aesthetic and the products of Public Goods.

– Beautiful, Brooklyn handmade black salt bowl.

28 Days of Black History

– NIKE unveils the NIKE GO FlyEase, an easy-on, easy off no-lace sneaker

Wakamai Fondue – The tool that answers the question “what can my font do?”

The best Writing Apps

NPR’s best books of 2020

Three American Mothers on the Brink, by Jessica Bennett

Studio Ghibli: Everything you need to know about the legendary Japanese animation house.

– “Read 20 pages to start the day.”

– The concept of a passive house explained.

– What would you keep in the 175 pocket jacket?

– “Get plants. Overwater them until they die. Replace plants. This is better than overwhelming your children with this kind of attention that has to go somewhere.” Your Guide to Parenting Teenagers in a Pandemic

Tattly make for a perfect Valentine’s Day gift.

– The world’s top agencies, studios, and firms use Float to plan their projects and schedule their team’s time. (I appreciate them sponsoring my blog this week!)

Pandemic Graphics Archive

A growing collection of Pandemic Graphics and Covid Posters.

(via Chris)

Vestaboard Smart Messaging Display

I admit, I am secretly dreaming of owning a Vestaboard.

Various Forms of Love

Regretful People

“The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.”
— Mary Oliver

What’s Your Biggest Regret

(via)

A Brief Guide to Noticing

I am a big fan of all things Brad Montague.

What You Know in Your Heart

“Don’t ignore what you know in your heart.”
Bianca Sparacino

♥ / Float

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

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Someone Soft and Gentle

By Bianca Sparcino aka @rainbowsalt.

Fanfuckingtastic

Puzzle dreams, right here.

Update: My friend Chris surprised me and sent me this puzzle in the mail. I AM SO HAPPY!

Books I Love

I started a growing repository of my favorite and wishlisted books over on Bookshop. What a book you love and I should put on my radar?

Bookshop is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores. Read more here.

Every Breath

“Every breath is an opportunity to let love in.”
Joel Leon

Snow Drawings


These snow drawings by Sonja Hinrichsen are pure magic and make this Swiss mountain soul smile. (via)

Link Pack

I wish I would have learned of the concept of projecting our personal shadow onto others sooner.

– Lovely project to get lost in: Time in This Time, a time capsule for the present

– Anne Dittmeyer’s Mapping Your Path 3-month workshop kicks off again next week. She is delightful.

– Hi, I would like some confetti.

Craig Mod shares what he has learned by running a successful membership/subscription program. His biggest insight: Digital memberships and physical things work well together.

– I have a love for fun matchboxes.

A teeny tiny office in the woods. Want!

– Intrigued by the promise of clockwise: helping you find focus time in your busy schedule. Has anyone tried it? Thumbs up?

– My kids are obsessed with food expiration dates. I enjoyed this 99% Invisible episode titled Best Enjoyed By.

– This thread on people’s favorite Trade Joe’s products is fun to read. (I love shadowing friends at supermarkets to discover new products!)

– A few years ago I replaced all of my bath towels with Onsen Towels and I love them. Onsen recently launched Bath Robes. I got one and I look forward using it every morning.

– So You’ve Made a Mistake and It’s Public — Wikipedians’ excellent advice for what to do when you’ve been busted making a mistake. (via)

– Hey, Let’s Watch Jacques Pépin Fry Eggs

– This portable e-motor turns any bicycle into an electric one

Feeling of the Month Club is a subscription-based art project that delivers emotional exercises by mail.

Resources and tools to get your money right

Sponsor my Community helps community leaders make money

– I got myself this portable monitor and I am blown away how well it works.

– There are currently 495 remote friendly jobs on the CreativeMornings Job Board.

Put a Tattly on you. Just like this pandemic, it’s only temporary.

Space Plankton

This Space Plankton painting by Robert Steven Connett made me look.

You Made Wings Out of Broken Things

you made wings
out of broken things
and rose above
the ones
that hurt you
Adrian Michael

(From a book called love language)

The Filibuster Explained

I deeply appreciate Brian Derrick and his calm energy explaining US Politics, in this case the Filibuster. He has been so helpful in getting through the past few months.

Link Pack

(via)

Amanda Gorman on Women. Wonderful!

– I loved reading these: These things I know for sure, by Andrea Zittel

– Wow: An innovative installation embeds lights into a five-acre field to spur crop growth

– This Heinz Ketchup campaign made me smile. The mustard guy at the end! LOL!

– Come into my life, Brussel Sprout Bacon Frittata.

– I love a pretty blanket over my bed. This one is lovely. (Thank you Pamela)

– I gifted myself this big red canvas tote and it makes me happy.

We Are What We Remember

The most intelligent photo ever taken.

– Don’t understand why it’s a big deal that Kamala Harris is VP? Read this.

– This is lovely: The Airplane Collector. Thank you Present & Correct.

Shattered glass ceiling ring? YES PLEASE! And, thank you Mrs Vice President Harris.

– I would have loved to play with follies as a kid. My inner architect would have had a field day.

– Love this typographic mural by Anthony Burrill (via)

– Excited to read The Trust Manifesto: What You Need to Do to Create a Better Internet

– My currently most priced obsession: The Ostrich Heatbag.

A backgammon quilt!

A butterfly house?

ONWARD!

– Loving Julia Rothman’s and Shaina Feinberg’s latest labor of love: Every Body: An Honest and Open Look at Sex from Every Angle

– I can’t get over the fact that squirrel benches are a thing.

Amateurs think they are good at everything. Professionals understand their circles of competence.

– I recently purchased this Fold up Tripod for when I have long Zoom or FaceTime calls with friends and don’t want to be holding or propping up my phone. It’s perfect. Small, folds ups tiny and you can even use it as a selfie stick if you wanted to.

This elaborately armored Samurai was folded from a single sheet of paper

What can you do about QAnon?

Pika lets you easily and quickly detect and clipboard-copy the colour value of any area of your screen. (via Dense Discovery)

– Thank you Jocelyn for pointing me towards this deeply soothing “hang drum” playlist.

You’re the macaroni to my cheese.

– There are currently 430 remote friendly jobs listed on the CreativeMornings Job Board.

Big Friendship

From the Book Big Friendship by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman.

(via Bailey)

Chomp Jumper

I would have loved this jumper as a little kid.

(via Chris)

Melt Mirror

Bower Studios keep delivering fresh ideas. Love the sculptural quality of their Melt Mirrors.

The Hill We Climb

When day comes, we ask ourselves:
Where can we find light
In this never-ending shade?
The loss we carry, a sea we must wade.
We braved the belly of the beast,
We’ve learned that quiet isn’t always peace,
And the norms and notions of what ‘just is’
Isn’t always justice.
And yet the dawn is ours before we knew it,
Somehow, we do it.
Somehow, we’ve weathered and witnessed
A nation that isn’t broken, but simply unfinished.
We, the successors of a country and a time
where a skinny Black girl, descended from slaves
and raised by a single mother,
can dream of becoming president
only to find herself reciting for one.
The Hill We Climb, by Amanda Gorman

Amanda Gorman

Amanda Gorman took my breath away during today’s inauguration.

I cried my eyes out when Kamala Harris was sworn in. Madame Vice President! What a moment!