Oui mais moi, je reste seule…
Q: Why do we write?
We write for the same reason that we walk, talk, climb mountains or swim the oceans- because we can. We have some impulse within us that makes us want to explain ourselves to other human beings. That’s why we paint, that’s why we dare to love someone- because we have the impulse to explain who we are. Not just how tall we are, or thin… but who we are internally… perhaps even spiritually. There’s...
Whatever it is, if God has placed a passion in you for something, I promise your...– from here. Every once in a while, I need this kind of reminder. Especially when my fears to pursue obvious passions come disguised as “responsibility.”
The Boat for Singing Together →
awesomewithoutborders: The decision to fund The Boat for Singing Together was a unanimous one. A floating canopy where people can take a break from the frenzied pulse of the city and join in song? Yes, please! It was nothing short of awesome. Sadly, shortly after we notified the project’s founder… My goodness. I love, love projects that join people together like this. And...
That grown-up moment when you realize...
…that no one else knows what’s best for you and so you find you have to figure that out for yourself? Having that moment. Finding I need to define my own boundries, and start advocating more for myself -when it comes to work, life, and how I spend my time. Otherwise, other people start to make these decisions for me based on their priorities. Which— surprise— don’t...
“ What in the world most breaks your heart and...
-Jim Wallis, author of On God’s Side: What Religion Forget and Politics Hasn’t Learned about Serving the Common Good. He spoke at @seattlequest this month and this was a big take-away for me. What most insults my sense of justice is when people are isolated, outcast and bullied. When children are put down and their light isn’t acknowledged. When people live in fear due to a crooked justice...
the things i did before i found what i was meant... →
“As you try new things, you learn what you like (and also don’t like) about every hobby and experience—and all of that leads you closer and closer to the thing (or things) you are ultimately meant to do. In my case, I figured out that I love designing products (but not crafting them by hand), I enjoy interacting with people directly on-line or in small groups (but hate schmoozy and...
How Jenna Lyons Transformed J.Crew Into A Cult... →
Kind of foaming at the mouth to read. Kind of. I love Fast Company.
Thande | Design Geek →
Geeking out on Pinterest.
My Dinner with MLK | NYTimes →
Continuing the conversation on discovering #meaningful work.
Leaving the blinds open
“Be transparent. You can’t grow and get help if you’re not honest with yourself and others. Living a facade to maintain an image is a waste of your purpose. Concealing your reality stunts growth and prevents true change. Every meaningful relationship requires transparency and openness. This means leaving the blinds open with your spouse, family, and friends.” -Nikisha @ UBB
Creative Careers Guide Archive - 99U →
On God's Timing
‘“Lord, ” Martha said to Jesus, “if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask.” [[MORE]] A few weeks ago in community group we read John 11, where Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead. We really reflected on God’s timing in answering prayers and the fears we can encounter in becoming open to God doing the miraculous and...
How not to have a conversation on race...
Paisley: “I’m just a white man” LL: “If you don’t judge my do rag” Paisley: “Comin’ to you from the southland” LL: “I won’t judge your red flag” -excerpt from the new song “Accidental Racist” by Brad Paisley and LL Cool J *Sigh* …no comment.
The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out. -Proverbs 20:5
“Hair language is a valuable tool. Learning it will keep you out of trouble, or get you into trouble if it’s trouble you’re looking for. When a woman decides to be a blonde, she is deciding to stand for something, but what? Tina Turnerness or Marilyn Monroeness? Pamela Anderson Leeness or Barbara Waltersness? Lisa Kudrowness or RuPaulness? If you look at a woman’s hair, it will tell you everything...
He had no beauty
He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem. Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted....
The Good, Racist People - NYTimes.com | Ta-Nehisi... →
“The idea that racism lives in the heart of particularly evil individuals, as opposed to the heart of a democratic society, is reinforcing to anyone who might, from time to time, find their tongue sprinting ahead of their discretion. We can forgive Whitaker’s assailant. Much harder to forgive is all that makes Whitaker stand out in the first place. New York is a city, like most in America, that...
Do you worry a lot?
Oh. Me neither…
It's a beautiful world →
Seth's Blog: You already have permission →
Just saying. You have permission to create, to speak up, and stand up. You have permission to be generous, to fail, and to be vulnerable. You have permission to own your words, to matter and to help. No need to wait.
Avoir l'esprit de l'escalier
It’s supposed to describe that feeling when you think of the perfect comeback too late. But is there a phrase for that feeling when you leave a conversation and think of all the things you should have said? Now that would be a very helpful phrase for me.
Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get...– Proverbs 4:7
Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold, for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her. -Prov 8:10-11
The Disciplined Pursuit of Less - Greg McKeown -... →
The Clarity Paradox: “When we have increased options and opportunities, it leads to diffused efforts. Diffused efforts undermine the very clarity that led to our success in the first place.” related: Generation Indecision and the fear of missing out
The Oscar for Best Film Title Sequence Goes to ...... →
Agreed: there should be an Oscar for film title sequences! When I think of titles, I always think of Saul Bass, who designed some of the most famous title sequences— including that of Otto Preminger’s 1955 film, “The Man with the Golden Arm.” via (more Saul Bass goodness) see also: The Art of the Title- a brilliant and beautiful online repository of title sequence...
Why We Love Beautiful Things - NYTimes.com →
“We think of great design as art, not science, a mysterious gift from the gods, not something that results just from diligent and informed study. But if every designer understood more about the mathematics of attraction, the mechanics of affection, all design — from houses to cellphones to offices and cars — could both look good and be good for you.”
Why (Because)- Ra-Ra Valverde music from The Door...
Just Flour & Oil
In the book of 1 Kings, there’s this story of Elijah being sent by God to a widow at Zarephath. The Lord says, “Go at once to Zarephath at Sidon and stay there. I have commanded a widow in that place to supply you with food.” Elijah goes as he’s told. When he arrives and asks for a piece of bread, the widow replies, “I don’t have any bread. Only a handful of...
ash wednesday: dust to dust
“From dust you came and to dust you will return. Repent and believe the gospel.” @Quest Church
Generation of Indecision →
FOMO? These acronyms are out of control. But seriously- good read.
Modernist Design: Craving Simplification
“I wondered, what makes us crave simplification, makes us want to get something down to its elemental structure? What makes us want a Parsons table rather than a Louis XV bombé chest? What is it about how we expect to live and what we expect to value that guides us in these decisions?” -Nataliya Ilyin, Chasing the Perfect Such a good read! And such good questions. [Spoiler...
MA in Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths, University of... →
Hmm… bookmarked for future reference. Key Words and Phrases: cultural theory study of culture industries (ex. art & design) power relationships creativity commodification x authenticity aesthetics and aestheticism theory the image development contemporary visual culture
Learning Creative Learning: A course for... →
“Learning Creative Learning is a course offered at the MIT Media Lab. It introduces ideas and strategies for designing technologies to support creative learning. This semester, for the first time, P2PU and the Media Lab are working together to bring the course online. We are opening up the seminars, course materials, and hands-on activities to anyone with a computer and Internet access....