Stop, Just for a Moment, and Breath in the Scent of June (Rimbaud)

For several weeks starting in mid June, linden trees blossom here as well as in France. Their tiny yellow flowers emit the scent of honey, vines and the most delicate florals that waft around on air currents. It is worth stopping and just...breathing in a scent that defies everything that is going on in the world. Read a poem about it, or drink it as tea...

Read More 6.26.17 | 2:00pm

Maud Lewis’ Expansive Gaze

Maud Lewis, who by most measures had everything against her — being crippled by severe rheumatoid arthritis, no means of support and losing her parents at an early age — had what was essential: extraordinary resourcefulness and the soul of an artist. Her house tells — and a new film – tell the story.

Read More 6.26.17 | 2:34am

Tape in the Hands of Artists Like You Make for Sublime and Unpredictable Outcomes

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.

Read More 6.23.17 | 2:25am

What Does Self Care Look Like To You? (Solange)

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.

Read More 6.22.17 | 2:14am

Alison Harris’ Skyscapes: “Being Attentive to What is At Hand”

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...

Read More 6.19.17 | 2:03am

Surprise, Astonishment, Wonder: The Intimate Oliver Sacks via Insomniac City

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...

Read More 6.16.17 | 2:43am

Personal Kanban to Focus Your Unruly Creative Brain

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.

Read More 6.15.17 | 2:46am

A Quick Metaphysical Inventory When Lost (Insomniac City)

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.

Read More 6.12.17 | 2:19am

Let Miss Eaves, Walt Whitman and the Venus of Willendorf Help Liberate Your Summer Bod

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.

Read More 6.9.17 | 2:12am