♥ / Interior Lighting Design at Parsons

A big thank you to CPE at The New School for sponsoring my blog this week.

Develop your eye for lighting any interior space with the Interior Lighting Design Certificate at Parsons.

This three-course certificate is focused on creating a foundation for understanding the science of light and vision.You’ll gain fundamental knowledge of emerging lighting technologies while developing your eye for bringing out the best in any space. Plus, you can earn your certificate online with one-on-one guidance and support from Parsons faculty at the top of their field.

Fall registration is open! Enroll today.

Optimist / Pessimist

Made me chuckle.

Dancer Boy

Whispers: I love that he won two trophies, not just one.

How to Stop Worrying

How to stop worrying.

How and Why to do a Life Audit

I know what I am doing this week: Architecting a life in 100 post-its and 1 Afternoon. Life audit is an exercise in self-reflection that helps you clear the cobwebs of noisy, external goals and current distractions, and revisit or uncover the real themes & core values that drive and inspire you. Also known as: spring-cleaning for the soul.

Claudia Dawson says the process allows for your priorities to come to light and helps you to see the patterns of your life. Also, she apparently could only fill 50 post-its in one sitting and as she discovered new dreams and she will go back to his remaining post-it pack to add more. She found that once she had written down all the desires inside of her and, in a sense, got them out of his system, it freed up space for completely new and weirdly fun wishes to show up. Love this!

(via Kevin Kelly)

Nobody Will Stop You From Creating

“Nobody will stop you from creating. Do it tonight. Do it tomorrow. That is the way to make your soul grow… The kick of creation is the act of creating, not anything that happens afterward. I would tell all of you watching this screen: Before you go to bed, write a four line poem. Make it as good as you can. Don’t show it to anybody. Put it where nobody will find it. And you will discover that you have your reward.”
– Kurt Vonnegut

Compostable Sponge Set

These are some pretty compostable sponge sets. They are made from 100% natural materials – 70% FSC certified cellulose, 30% cotton and vegetal dyes. They can be washed both in the dishwasher and the washing machine — so they won’t harbor bacteria.

Link Pack (On a Monday!)


What we do alone and what we do together, by Anand Giridharadas

Asking the right questions to frame the problem

Discover The Furthest City On Earth From Wherever You Live

This would be practical to hold masks at the entrance for a family.

– Want to Take Care of Your Brain? Take a Walk

– Great read: Describing something with accuracy forces you to learn more about it. In this way, description can be a tool for learning.

– Pray Parker is hosting a gathering makeover. I am so there for this.

– Wonderful: Old Book Illustrations (via Chris)

I’ll take one, please.

– Wow: An Innovative Drill-Bit Shaped Pen Holds Ink Around a Grooved Spiral

– Whoa, wild: Giant balloon head floats over Tokyo.

Hilma af Klint, the Life of an Artist

– I love my measuring spoon set by Ekobo. It makes me happy every time I use it.

This made me laugh.

– A big thank you to CPE at The New School for sponsoring my blog this week.

YES

Start with Yes print. Lovely.

(Did you know I have an entire blog category titled Deecorate your Walls?)

The World is Movement

“For the world is movement, and you cannot be stationary in your attitude toward something that is moving.”
– Henri Cartier-Bresson

(via Nitch)

The Creative Act

“The creative act is a letting down of the net of human imagination into the ocean of chaos on which we are suspended, and the attempt to bring out of it ideas. It is the night sea journey, the lone fisherman on a tropical sea with his nets, and you let these nets down…sometimes, something tears through them that leaves them in shreds and you just row for shore, and put your head under your bed and pray. At other times what slips through are the minutiae, the minnows of this ichthyological metaphor of idea chasing. But, sometimes, you can actually bring home something that is food, food for the human community that we can sustain ourselves on and go forward.”
– Terence McKenna

(via Nitch)

La Paranoia

Lovely collages by Spain based La Paranoia.

Thank You for Being A Friend (Reader)

Thank you for visiting my little garden on the internet. I love tending to it so you can enjoy it with me.

Doing Things For Truth’s Sake

“I’ll tell you one thing for sure: once you get to the point where you’re actually doing things for truth’s sake, then nobody can ever touch you again because you’re harmonizing with a greater power.”
– George Harrison

(via Nitch)

♥ / Start Your Interior Design Career at Parsons

A big thank you to CPE at The New School for sponsoring my blog this week.

This fall, gain essential skills for a career in designing residential or commercial interior spaces with the Interior Design Certificate at Parsons. This online program offers experience in two- and three-dimensional drawing and sketching, hand drafting, and computer modeling. In a series of eight courses you will gain:

– An understanding of the effects of color, texture, and materials in interiors
– Proficiency in hand-drafting formal drawings including floor plans, elevations, and reflected ceiling plans
– In-depth knowledge of the core design elements of scale, proportion, balance, and ambience
– The ability to use the industry software tools Rhino and AutoCAD
– An understanding of trade information and project sequencing

Fall registration is now open for courses beginning August 30th. Enroll today.


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Cafecito

Cafecito connects vetted creatives from myriad backgrounds and locations with each other for a random 25-minute chat online. Love this! Wow!

(via Kai)

Half Matryoshka Cupola Set by Raduga Grez

The beautifully-colored half matryoshka cupola set is hand-made by Raduga Grez in Russia.

Design Matters with Ethan Hawke

Wonderful Design Matters episode with Ethan Hawke.

(via)

Fade Puzzle

Yep, this is one cool puzzle.

Belonging

“I belong everywhere I go, no matter where it is, or who it I am with, as long as I never betray myself. The minute I become who you want me to be, in order to fit in and make sure people like me, is the moment I no longer belong anywhere.”
– Brene Brown

(This interview with Brene Brown is well worth your time.)

Stand Here for Dance Party

Team ImprovEverywhere surprised random people with an unexpected 100-person dance party on the streets of NYC. This is pure joy!

Link Pack

(via)

– My remarkable Friend Patricia is putting together a thoughtful, nourishing retreat on a Greek Island this September. Wish I could go! (There are only two spots left)

Visualization of How Fast a Ball Drops on Various Solar System Bodies

– I love a good Rain Poncho. This one caught my eye.

– My friend Gene Monterastelli started an early morning tapping club to start the day off on the right foot. Accountability buddies unite! Not familiar with tapping, Gene breaks it down for you.

– Love this modern outdoor broom.

Half a Life in 2 Minutes

– I am dreaming of an Airstream Bambi. I might have to start with this mini version.

– Whoa! Stunnig minimal, Danish modular bed.

– The webcams of many laptops, especially MacBooks, are notoriously bad. EpocCam apps, you can turn your iPhone into a better quality, external webcam to use on Zoom, Google Meet, etc. (via Kai)

– I want a Smock. Do you want a Smock?

– This is what radical acceptance looks like. (via)

– A worthwhile long read: Dancing with Systems, by Donella Meadows (via)

– In Finland, preventing car accidents by painting reindeer antlers looks absolutely mythic. (via)

– Remember when songs came with fun music videos? I miss those days. Dive into the 80s here.

– Wow, a non-cheesy colored inflatable pool?! YES!

This is a beach chair I can get behind.

Tattly turned 10 last week! TEN!? A decade! Wow! (Whispers: I am grateful we made it through this last year, for a second there it looked like we wouldn’t hit this milestone.)

– Wow! There are over 2830 jobs listed on the CreativeMornings Job Board, of which 679 are remote friendly!

Rich Roll

So many truth bombs in this mini portrait on Rich Roll.

Business

I keep laughing at this Business hat! So many fun ways to use it to bring a point across…