Beyond Success

An exploration of the basic questions for anyone attempting to do business in a conscious way. Is it possible to do business, make a profit, act in truth and integrity and be of genuine service all at once? In his presentation Ram Dass depthfully sheds light and answers.

Ram Dass | How to Love Yourself

Last week, during my solo birthday trip to New Mexico, I was introduced to the work of Ram Dass. What a beautiful world it has opened up.

Ace of Cups | I Feel Good


From 1967 to 1972, the Ace of Cups were at the epicenter of the ‘60s cultural and social revolution, the first ever all female rock band. They shared stages with everyone from The Band to the Grateful Dead, and were chosen to open for Jimi Hendrix the week after his groundbreaking performance at The Monterey Pop Festival.

Despite eliciting music industry interest for their exceptional songs, sublime harmonies and exuberant live performances, the Ace of Cups never got the chance to make a record… until now.

Check out their music. Love these ladies so much.

The Comeback of A Denim Company

I admire how David and Clare Hieatt show up in this world. I respect their mission to revive a jeans town in Wales with their jeans company called Hiut Denim. Love how they are highlighting their employees and their strengths and loves in this feature.

They are also the forces behind my favorite tiny conference, called the Do Lectures.

My Most Personal Talk To Date

Tina Roth-Eisenberg – new title from The Do Lectures on Vimeo.

This summer, attending the Do Lectures in Wales, I gave the most personal talk of my life. I talk about my divorce and my spiritual journey as an entrepreneur. I admit, I am a bit nervous sharing this. Deep breaths.

How to Propagate Monstera Deliciosa

I have a Monstera plant that is growing a bit unruly. So I went to YouTube for help and found the above video! I love the internet so much!

The Perplexing World of Puzzle Hunts

I was lucky enough to experience this talk here in NYC, a few weeks ago, at a TED Salon. I walked away completely mesmerized by this glimpse into a world I didn’t even know existed. Thank you Alex Rosenthal for lifting the veil on one of the world’s most complex puzzle hunts, the MIT Mystery Hunt.

New York City in 1911

How delightful is this old film of New York City in the year 1911. My kids and I just watched this in amazement.

Slowed down footage to a natural rate and added in sound for ambiance. This film was taken by the Swedish company Svenska Biografteatern on a trip to America.

Glitter Fart Camera Trap for Package Thieves

This. Made. My. Day.

RESET – A cosmic Tune-Up For Your Workday

Just launched: RESET is a four-week course created by Jocelyn K. Glei that shows you how to work in a way that is intentional, energizing, and inspiring.

Jocelyn is a dear friend of mine and the force behind the fantastic podcast Hurry Slowly, as well the editor of one of my favorite newsletters. She is a thoughtful, smart, grounded and heart-forward human.

And I think she is onto something, pointing out, how we’re in the grip of a more, better, faster mentality that drains our energy and makes us feel like we’re never doing enough. Her 4 week course advocates for a new way of working — a heart-centered approach to productivity that’s nurturing, intentional, and inspiring.

It starts January 19th and is designed as a 4-week course, everyone starting at the same time. This allows Jocelyn to support you with live Q&As every week as you integrate the concepts. The course consists of 12 video lessons form the core of RESET — each lesson is about 15-20 minutes long. In total, watching all the videos takes just under 4 hours. Additional materials, like the “reset rituals,” are self-paced so it’s all about how much you want to put into the course.

I am signing up. I am ready for a cosmic tune-up!

2018 Internet Trends Report

Here’s a first look at the most highly anticipated slide deck in Silicon Valley: Mary Meeker’s 2018 internet trends report: All the slides, plus analysis

Choir! Sings Never Gonna Give You Up

My love for Choir! Choir! Choir! runs so deep! This one with Rick Astley made my heart burst. The founders of this heart-opening organization are definitely on my list of people I would love to have coffee with one day. There is so much JOY oozing out of this video!

Talking About A Revolution

Elizabeth Streb Defies Gravity

Two weeks ago I had the wonderful pleasure to sit next to Elizabeth Streb at a dinner party. She told me she was an extreme action specialist who flies. I couldn’t help but tilt my head to the side and say “Tell me more!” Luck has it, she talked about her quest of defying gravity in this wonderful TED talk.

What an incredible woman! Check out her company Streb.

Apply to Travel The World and Make Friends

My friend Yvonne and her sister Corrinne launched a remarkable project called Yuujou, celebrating friendship.

If you’re a creative type and into traveling, you can apply to be one of the lucky few to be paid to travel around the world for 4 months. Yep, for reals.

This is a privately funded project. No sales pitches or hidden agendas. It is a media project entirely here to underline the importance of friendship and that we are all connected. Refreshing.

Two thumbs up. Apply here.

The Belief of The 4 Minute Mile

(via Danielle La Porte)

The Joy of Singing

I have seen James Sills do his choir leading magic multiple times. It’s utterly heart opening. And now I want to start a choir with heart-forward humans in Brooklyn.

Friday Link Pack (on Saturday)

I had the chance to experience Crush Club live yesterday. Instant new favorite. Impossible to sit still.

– I always love this list put together by the Do Lectures team: 100 Must-Read Books Of 2018

– In this mini-episode of Hurry Slowly, Jocelyn asks this one question: “Who are you without the doing?” I will have to think on this.

– These food puzzles are delightful.

– Loving these prints by Zach Lieberman.

Helpful rules to follow in times of crisis, for leaders managers, or any human really.

This bookstand made me look.

How to Make and Wear Medieval Armor: An In-Depth Primer

The Man Who Turns Back New York City’s Clocks, Hand by Hand

– I just discovered my Sparketype, a discovery tool created by my friend Jonathan Fields. You can do too. It’s free.

These rugs would look good in my bathroom.

Maria Popova wrote a book.

– Intrigued by these Shoe Skunks

– Worth a listen: Debbie Millman in conversation with Pete Souza

Geo Guesser – A Goole Maps Game (via Seth)

Blocked from the ballot – Stories on Voting in America

– A perfect print for a kids room: Animals by Oliver Jeffers. (A lot of these animals are available as Tattly.)

– This monkey tea bag holder made me laugh.

– Fly hummingbird, fly.


Cool jobs to apply for: There are over 1,200 jobs listed on the new CreativeMornings job board. Search full time, part time, contract, remote, freelance, internships.

Sproutel in Providence is looking for a designer.

Mailchimp in Atlanta is looking for a Director of Marketing Operations.

Herman Miller in Hollan, Michigan is looking to hire a Writer/Editor Intern.

See all of the jobs.

Film Director Bas Berkhout

I am so happy to see my friend Bas Berkhout for once in front of the camera.

I met Bas many moons ago when he filmed a Like Knows Like with me. During a day of filming, I was able to plant the seed that he should leave Holland and move to NYC. He did and joined our creative co-working community. We’ve been fast friends ever since. Love this talented man.

Animated Minimalist Mid-Century Book Covers

Even More Covers from Henning M. Lederer on Vimeo.

So much respect for Henning M. Lederer. He masterfully animates minimalist mid-century book covers. If you’re into this, there are more of these videos here.

This Is Everything

Pepita

While back in Switzerland last week I had a Pepita Grapefruit Drink. Which prompted me to find this super old school commercial from the 1960s. Made me smile.

Earthrise

Earthrise tells the story of the first image captured of the Earth from space in 1968. Told through the voices of the Apollo 8 astronauts themselves, the film recounts their experiences and memories and explores the beauty, awe, and grandeur of the Earth against the blackness of space. Read the story here.

(Thanks Bobby)

Bananatex – Fabric Made from Bananas


This beautiful bag is made out of Bananatex®: the world’s first technical fabric made purely from banana plants, organically cultivated in the Philippine highlands. Beautiful! Well done, QWSTION. (The language you’re hearing is my mother tongue, Swiss-German, a spoken-only language.)

(Thank you Kevin)