In a moment of random small-stakes invention that occurs often around here, the soapstone sample that I ordered when considering the material for countertops proved the perfect flame tamer/heat diffuser.
When chef Chuck George applied Michelin Star approaches to dreary military rations from around the world, he reminded me of a essential principle of good cooking.
When long-time blogger Tina Bray described the looming probability of a mall-like internet, it hit home HARD. There’s a simple, inexpensive way to stem the tide….
While piloting a long overnight flight, Sales Wick filmed a wondrous timelapse of shooting stars and the Milky Way. Right after we watched it, we stumbled on the perfect poem by Rilke.
Every passage we read in our treasured Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers seems to apply to the unexpected marvel we found...by looking...
It is weed season. Dandelions make me hunger for a simple dish I first read in Honey From a Weed, a cookbook I've continued to enjoy for over thirty years. The elemental Macedonian dish morphs into a splendid risotto.
After many years of suffering stage-fright in certain situations, I wonder what would have happened had I known neuroscientist Ian Robertson's "magic trick" that transforms certain forms of anxiety and fear into excitement.
When we were searching for hardware for a bag we are prototyping, we scoured New York City's garment district and the internet for sources. We were surprised to find the most complete offerings at Etsy. The digital marketplace of crafters and sellers has expanded...
Some time ago, we published a PDF Toolkit of Questions to Ask Before Giving Up. Perhaps as good or better is poet Ada Limón's wondrous, to-the-point poem "Instructions on Not Giving Up", which provides powerful instruction of another sort.
A tiny yet extraordinary exhibit at New York’s Metropolitan Museum is evidence that we “are free to change at any age”.
In this video, Mira Keras and four working mothers read from Ivanka Trump's book Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules of Success, and share their thoughts on Trump's strategies for succeeding at work without sacrificing family life and well-being. Mira’s strategy trumps Ivanka’s!
The Bucket is one of the sweetest, charming and curiously refreshing videos we've seen in ages, and presents a serious shift of view.
We always scouring cool home ideas the are easy to do. Are we secretly lazy? We sew but try to avoid it or having carpenters come or buying major pieces of furniture. We just want to have a pleasurable, unencumbered time making something fresh out of what we have. Here are two three examples...
We find Jamila Woods Holy a lovely day to orient the day: meditation, mantra, big expression of joy and selfhood.
In this rare manifesto designer Rei Kawakubo of Commes des Garcons reveals some of the paths she follows to find absolutely NEW paths, her rigorous challenge to herself.
In addition to our clockface day planner, we've been employing another illuminating strategy to fill and track our day.