Kathryn Engberg

Beautiful new mini documentary by Bas Berkhout on the incredibly talented, young painter Kathryn Engberg.

(Bas did one on me, many moons ago. Amazing to look back and see how much I have grown.)

A 3-Course Meal In A Coffee Maker

My 13 year old has a real love for all things Tasty. I understand why. This video in which a chef was challenged to cook a 3-course meal in a coffee maker is incredible.

“Are People Doing The Best They Can?”

There are some real gems in this conversation between Russell Brand & Brené Brown.

This really got me thinking. Are people doing the best they can? I want to believe they do.

Pills Exploding and Dissolving

This time-lapse video by Ben Ouaniche quite beautifully shows how pills quickly disintegrate in water as they bubble, ooze, expand, and disappear.

(via Colossal)

Green Book

On my flight back to NYC on Saturday I got to watch The Green Book. What an incredibly moving and thought provoking movie.

Teeter Totter Wall

This interactive art piece at the Mexican / US border wall is incredibly moving. It connects children and adults in meaningful ways on both sides with the recognition that the actions that take place on one side have a direct consequence on the other side. Way to bring light to an incredibly dark situation.

DIY Optical Illusion

This is going to be a fun thing to try with my kids: How to Draw a 3D Optical Illusion of Your Hand!

The World’s Largest Election

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Privilege

If someone in your life doesn’t understand (economic) privilege, show them this video.

A Love Poem About Prime Numbers

Last week I had the pleasure to see Poet Harry Baker perform at The Do Lectures.

Logan’s Run

This movie, Logan’s Run, made such an impression on me as a kid. I guess I was about 14 the last time I saw it with my dad. Excited to watch it again and re-experience it with a grown-up-point-of-view.

This is Water

Probably one of the most famous commencement speeches of all times: This is Water, by David Foster Wallace. 22 minutes well spent.

I Have a Small Heart

わたしのチイサナココロ [i have a small heart] from Bajir Cannon on Vimeo.

わたしのチイサナココロ [i have a small heart] is a short documentary accompanying one woman’s journey along the Kumano Kodo through the Kii mountains of Japan. This ancient pilgrimage route, one of only two Unesco World Heritage pilgrimage sites in the world, is considered the spiritual heart of Japan.

Sleep Is Your Superpower

I need no convincing to sleep.

Behind The Scenes

I wish there was a behind the scenes for all the things I love. I imagine buying a product and then you could watch the story of its making? I would love that.

(via Hiut Denim)

I have recently really gotten into Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday. (I mostly listen to it as a podcast.)

Usually Oprah interviews her guests, but in this episode, Glennon Doyle Melton shares her personal story and asks all of us: What would happen if we stopped being afraid of our pain?

It really moved me.

“Team Human”

Humans are no longer valued for our creativity, says media theorist Douglas Rushkoff — in a world dominated by digital technology, we’re now just valued for our data. In a passionate talk, Rushkoff urges us to stop using technology to optimize people for the market and start using it to build a future centered on our pre-digital values of connection, creativity and respect. “Join ‘Team Human.’ Find the others,” he says. “Together let’s make the future that we always wanted.”

Huddle at 1-800-GOT-JUNK?

Every Monday the entire staff at junk removal service company 1-800-GOT-JUNK? gathers in the huddle room at the corporate office to share good news, get an update from different departments and contribute ideas for missing systems or opportunities in the junk removal industry. Then everyone comes together for a final cheer. This made me look!

Meetings with Remarkable Men

I want to watch this documentary. Don’t remember being this moved by a trailer.

Stagnation Is an Illusion

Last week, VSCO launched Make It Anyway, a call for people around the world to celebrate the creative process in its entirety – the imperfect, the unfinished, the works in progress. LOVE THIS!

Transformative Gatherings

Why do some gatherings take off and others don’t? Author Priya Parker shares three easy steps to turn your parties, dinners, meetings and holidays into meaningful, transformative gatherings.

Best 10 min I have spent in a while.

A Pendulum Wave

Love this.

In Defense of Home Cooking

Renowned activist and author Michael Pollan argues that cooking is one of the simplest and most important steps people can take to improve their family’s health, build communities, fix our broken food system, and break our growing dependence on corporations.

Chasing the Moon

A 6-hour documentary film about the effort to send a manned mission to the Moon before the end of the 1960s will air next month: Chasing The Moon. Catch it on PBS starting July 8.