Zen Garden

This is incredibly calming to watch.

Shared Earth

Never not dreaming of a simpler life.

(via)

Never Too Small

What a beautiful small space!

(via)

Link Pack

Tenderly by Roland Tempelaar

How Should We Meet? And Who Decides? by Priya Parker

– This is so real and shows how broken most of the web is today: This is how we experience the internet today.

– I like the look of this refillable mouthwash container.

These ceramic heads make me smile.

– Whoa, design-y toilets from France.

– Random and weirdly delightful: Teaching cats to ring a bell

Parents Are Not Okay. We’re not even at a breaking point anymore. We’re broken. By Dan Sinker

Nature Track is a podcast that opens a window on the beautiful sounds of the Australian wilderness. These long, uninterrupted soundscapes are the perfect relaxing soundtrack for your work, exercise, meditation or sleep.

Miniature Calendar (via)

You’re Still Exhausted, by Anne Helen Petersen (via)

– A few years back, Lara Hogan wrote the book Demystifying Public Speaking. Now she made it available online, for free. (Via Kai)

– Yes to these ultra-absorbent, washable cloths. They are free of all plastics, petrochemicals.

Questions Jason Fried asks when checking references. (The question I always ask is “Would you hire this person again?”)

Hair-ties that look like bracelets. Smart.

Ikea is launching a furniture buyback program

Stoop concerts. I love you Brooklyn.

The Humane Home, a sustainable living guide. Via Kai Brach’s remarkable Newsletter Dense Discovery.

– Come work with me! CreativeMornings is hiring a Support Coordinator. You will make friends around the world. Seriously.

– Pretending is fun. Put some Tattly on you.

_ A big thank you to Studio for sponsoring my blog this week. Studio helps Freelancers by providing support, structure, and accountability in its curated community of creatives.(Whispers: I wish Studio would have been around when I was a freelancer, many moons ago.)

Finding Your Hammer

Adam Robinson shares some wonderful nuggets of wisdom in this DO Lectures talk from 2017. My favorite: “In any interaction, create fun and delight for the other person with enthusiasm!” And the notion of ‘rehearsing your best self’ every day.

Cats and Domino

The Best Cover Letter Ever Written

Benedict Cumberbatch Reads “the Best Cover Letter Ever Written”. Glorious.

How To Cut Every Cheese

The path to my heart is paved with cheese.

(via my bud Chris)

The Earthing Movie: The Remarkable Science of Grounding

(The embed code was disabled, click though to watch over on YouTube)

I am writing this post, with my bare feet firmly planted on grass, outside a Swiss farmhouse where I currently spend some vacation time. This documentary blew my mind and most likely explains why I have been craving so much time in nature, touching and being in close connection to soil.

Bike Riding the Rails

I agree with Kottke, definitely filing this under “Things I Definitely Want to Do Sometime”: riding electric-assist railbikes through a California redwood forest.

Rules versus Decisions

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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.

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!

Rich Roll

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

Poetic Sheep

A herd of sheep.

Stephen Doyle Paper Sculptures

I might quite possibly Stephen Doyle‘s biggest fan. His paper sculptures make my heart explode.

Powderrr

@thatmountainlife

We are a skiing and biking family! Start em’ young. 👊 ##ski ##parenting ##toddler ##toddlertok ##powder ##cuteness ##cutekids ##baby ##littlekids ##skiing ##kid

♬ original sound – Thatmountainlife

I want to channel this little girl’s energy. Also, forever saying hi to branches!

Who Are You, Charlie Brown?

Who Are You, Charlie Brown? is a forthcoming feature-length documentary about the Peanuts comic strip and its creator, Charles Schulz.

Give Yourself Permission To Be Creative

Yoann Bourgeois

I am in awe of Yoann Bourgeois’s ability to create magic through dance.

In this beautiful CreativeMornings/Ottawa talk singer-songwriter Kellylee Evans talks about the importance of exercising courage in everyday life.

Hot Scary Summer

(via)

We Know What You Did During Lockdown

Kottke says it right: “After watching this short film on how much data private companies are able to gather about you (data that we willingly give them in some cases), you might be forgiven for thinking that, never mind some far flung future, we are living in a full-on dystopia right now.”

Art for Optimists

Efdot is a visual artist and community builder rooted in New York. Using abstract figures, forms & bold lines, Efdot explores the contrast between playfulness and mischief.