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

Hot Scary Summer

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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.

Astronaut Roundtable

Astronaut roundtable featuring unfiltered and down-to-Earth perspectives on what it feels like to go into space — emotions and all.

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A 12-Mile Video Walking Tour of Paris

Wow! A 5.5-hour, 12-mile video walking tour of Paris. Sit back and enjoy.

Eye Mask by Ostrichpillow

The latest product by the team of Ostrich Pillow looks like something I’d put to use: It’s a 3D ergonomic eye mask. They say the design adapts to the features of your face, with no eye pressure.

Weakness of the Flesh


Weakness of the Flesh” is a fascinating and somewhat odd short film that appears to clone dancer Emma Rosenzweig-Bock, who twists and contorts her body amongst a sea of her own figure.

Japanese Typewriter from the 1950s

This vintage Japanese typewriter is utterly fascinating.

Changing the World for Real

This morning I woke up and remembered this interview with the remarkable Anand Giridharadas, which I was lucky enough to see live at the House of Beautiful Business in 2018. Well worth a listen if you haven’t yet.

What Does U.S. Health Care Look Like Abroad?

Yes, the U.S. Healthcare system is infuriating.

Glowing Geometric Light Paintings

Thank you for this visual firework, Reuben Wu.

Impressive Google Earth Update

Google Earth is one of the most magical offerings on the internet if you ask me. And now time flies in Google Earth’s biggest update in years.

What Motivates Us?

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Imagination as the Path of the Spirit

I keep coming back to this: Imagination as the Path of the Spirit John O Donohue. He asks: “What are the 7 thoughts you keep coming back to and that shape your life?”

Powder surfing to Debussy’s Clair de Lune

As we are heading into summer here, this is my post to say good bye to winter! I recommend fullscreen and sound on!

Improve Your Critical Thinking

Loving with video where Erick Wilberding digs into the technique known as the Socratic Method.

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Anywhere Can Happen

I am completely mesmerized by Argentinian director Fernando Livschitz’s short film Anywhere Can Happen.

Tea Uglow | My Trans Story 2021

I applaud Tea Uglow for sharing her trans story.

(A few years back, I attended an AIGA conference in Minneapolis. I walked out of a quite boring session to grab a coffee and as I stood in line, I noticed the stunning, tall, very very well dressed woman in front of me. As it was her turn to pay for her coffee, she seemingly turned her very stylish purse inside out, unsuccessfully, to locate her wallet. The barista didn’t budge. I stepped up, ordered my coffee and paid for both hers and mine. I smiled at her and said: Love your stylish outfit! About an hour later, I am in the main conference hall and who steps on stage? Tea, the stunning, tall, well dressed woman from my coffee moment!)

The Secret of Synchronization

This is fascinating.

(via Kottke)

Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude

Monocle’s Digital Decency Manifesto

Are you a Highly Sensitive Person?

I am so grateful I stumbled upon Dr. Elaine Aron’s work around the concept of Highly Sensitive Person. I feel seen.

(Thanks Yvonne!)

Scenes From the First American Shopping Mall (1956)

In 1956, the Southdale Center in Edina, Minnesota, opened its doors and became America’s first climate-controlled indoor shopping mall.