Solange's extrordinary album, A Seat at the Table, has been described as an expression of the right to feel it all...Her song Borderline (Ode to Self Care) begs the complex question: What does self care look like to you? Here's her answer, and ours.
Eric Timothy Carlson's abstract tape painting reminds us a) how great ordinary tape is for making stuff, including a la minute artworks b) you don't need to get crazy about it. It can be a fun, chill few moments of exploration that you rip off the wall when you're tired of it. Perfect for the weekend.
The best idea we found among the design blogs came from designer Fay Toogood's installation using Ikea products during Milan Design Week. Dig what she did to an inexpensive agave rug.
(Video link here.) Dr. Samuel West, Director of the Museum of Failures in Helsingborg, Sweden collects innovation fails made by big companies. Through them, he hopes to share an essential lesson.
Photographer Alison Harris spent six years photographing the sky from her window in Italy. The result is a series of photographs that gradually evolved into an exhibition in Milan. It also became a simple, contemplative practice that we can all easily do...
Insights into the very original Sacks, or perhaps we should say Sacks' very original insights and thinking, culled from Bill Hayes' perfect memoir Insomniav City, make delightful weekend reading. Here's a sampling...
Personal Kanban, is a tool to visualize, organize and complete work in a way that maximizes, rather than depletes, energy and focus. It is simple and incredibly effective; its core principles address just how my unruly monkey brain functions.
Whenever I receive a flower arrangement, I use this trick to expand its effect throughout my space. Its a great way to deal with not-great bouquets as well, whether from a florist or deli.
A couple of weeks ago, a big cardboard box arrived in the mail with an unusual sticker on it: BE BRAVE. What we found inside blew us away.
We are halfway through Insomniac City, Bill Hayes revelatory memoir of his love affairs with the late, astonishing Oliver Sacks AND New York City, which comes across as a deeply complex and generous being. We are struck by Hayes' lovely practice for when he needs to take stock and center himself.
Who doesn't find a part of their self-image or their mindset locked in a prison of some sort? Let Brooklyn Rapper Miss Eaves, Walt Whitman and the Venus of Willendorf break you out in time for summer.
Watch this slideshow by photographer Margaret Courtney-Clarke and imagine yourself painting your walls, floors, houses, textiles with your fingers...
From The New Yorker 's brief, compelling tribute to novelist Denis Johnson, who passed away last week at the age of sixty-seven: his three rules for writing that ANYONE can use.
After the designers at fashion house Balanciaga knocked off Ikea's iconic big blue 99-cent tote (in leather for $2,145), frequent contributor Susan Dworski jumped into the fray with a chic, cheap black bag that we hacked to perfection.
Having just turned a BIG birthday, I've been thinking hard about what fuels me, and what I pursue that is not powered by good strong fuel. Fuel to me equals meaning, as well as pleasure. Taking stock is useful; it's simple process, really, that you can do throughout your day.
Every person who ever lived feels Time. These days, the general rule when turning a big number birthday is to freak out. But there are other routes to take...