Gaming
Entertainment
Music
Sports
Business
Technology
News
Design
Fitness
Science
Histoy
Travel
Animals
DIY
Fun
Style
Photography
Lifestyle
Food
2018-01-16T15:19:18.279Z
0
{"feed":"swissmiss","feedTitle":"swissmiss","feedLink":"/feed/swissmiss","catTitle":"Design","catLink":"/cat/design"}

“By retreating into ourselves, it looks as if we are the enemies of others, but our solitary moments are in reality a homage to the richness of social existence. Unless we’ve had time alone, we can’t be who we would like to be around our fellow humans. We won’t have original opinions. We won’t have lively and authentic perspectives. We’ll be – in the wrong way – a bit like everyone else.”

The Need to be Alone

“Belief, as I use the word here, is the insistence that the truth is what one would ‘lief’ or wish it to be. The believer will open his mind to the truth on condition that it fits in with his preconceived ideas and wishes. Faith, on the other hand, is an unreserved opening of the mind to the truth, whatever it may turn out to be. Faith has no preconceptions; it is a plunge into the unknown. Belief clings, but faith lets go.”
Alan Watts

(Thanks Bailey)

(via)

Dots on trees.

– Do your Apple Earphones not fit? Try EarBuddyz.

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list

– Dieter Rams’s 10 Principles of Good Design get a 21st-century update.

– Shift from saying “I can’t do that” to “I don’t do that”. This is a great read!

– I want to bring my children to the Silly Walks Tunnel.

– This NO FUN sweater made me giggle.

When it comes to weather, we have a beginner’s mind.

Two Very Different Kinds of Illustration

The habit of reading.

Be a Responsible Plant Parent in 2018

– 9 Beliefs You Have to Let Go If You Want to Find Inner Peace

– Obama puts out list of favorite books he read, songs he listened to in 2017

One of the funniest moments of 2017.

– I love how my friends at oak studio keep a list of things they shipped during the year. Here’s 2017.

– A few years old, still funny: Pizza Compass

100 Trend Predictions for 2018

This gives me life.

Vitamin D deficiency is real.

– Need motivational reminders, on you, at all times? Here.

While I think it could feel wrong to wipe off my shoes on a rainbow I do love the idea of being greeted by a rainbow doormat when I come home.

This simple gradient print made me look.

(You can find a LOT of interesting prints and art in my “decorate your walls” section?)

Your company’s working environment is the sum of these three parts:

1. The character of your employees
2. The business’s priorities
3. How people actually get work done

Found in this FastCompany Article.

“At the end of the day, transparency is truly a positive force. When it does backfire or causes fallout, it’s often because a leader hasn’t often taken the time to consider these two things: Transparency requires context, and transparency is a spectrum.”

How transparent should you be as a leader? by Claire Lew

“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” 
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

This video makes me wonder how ‘clearly’ I speak for someone that reads lips.

(via Mental Floss)

“There is a formula for success in business, and it goes like this: You set out to find the very best talent in the marketplace, and then give them a compelling and inspirational vision of what you want them to achieve for you and the company. Then you empower them to achieve those goals using their own skills and talents in any way they choose. If, at the same time, you demonstrate how enormously you value them, not just through compensation, but also verbally, every single day, and if you enable that talent to share in the profit that they help create for you, you’ll be successful. It’s so simple, and virtually nobody does it, because it requires a high-trust working environment, and most business environments are low-trust. In order to own the future of your business, you have to design it around trust.”
– Cindy Gallop

The Most Provocative Woman in the World: Cindy Gallop

Listen to the sound of the penguin falling. I feel you little penguin. I feel you.

The Need To Be Alone

– Do yourself a favor and read this uplifting post: The Crunch # 51 When I was done reading, I signed up to support Gus and Tane on Patreon.

The 25 films every feminist needs to watch in 2018

What are you trying to do?

– While I hope I won’t have to move ever again, as I love my home so much, I want to remember this simple moving hack.

Stylish IKEA Hacks.

– Self-care is so much more than a social media trend — Mister Rogers explains that when we take care of ourselves, we allow ourselves to grow.

Change in top 10 American companies over the last 100 years

– This after school routine hack is pretty impressive.

The 100 Best Nonfiction Books Of All Time.

– “Real relaxation doesn’t come from doing nothing at all if you’re a busy person but from doing something different.” — Alex Pang in a recent Hurry Slowly Episode

These portraits by Phil Galloway are stunning.

– Two major Apple shareholders push...

“I’m not interested in whether the glass is half empty or half full. I’m interested in figuring out how to fill the glass.”
Donald Kaberuka

“In 2018, how about cultivating an attitude of optimism? Not as a judgement, or a reaction to the world around you, but as a choice, by which you navigate and affect the world around you. In our own experience, the personal benefits of waking up every day and deliberately making that choice are profound.”

“Most importantly, it’s a collective optimism, one that recognises that progress doesn’t happen by magic, but is the result of sustained, committed efforts by millions of people over decades, who keep on showing up and insisting that it’s possible to create a vibrant, life sustaining global society that works for everyone.”

Do yourself a favor and read the full post: The Crunch # 51 Also, I just signed up to support Gus and Tane on Patreon.

(Thank you Marc)

I have often held an Offscreen Magazine in my hands but I never knew anything about the person behind it. So lovely to put a face to it, in this case, Kai Brach.

This limited edition notebook by Debbie Millman made me smile. Every single line is hand drawn. For reals.

This doorstop gets my two thumbs up.

A big thank you to SaneBox for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed. I started using SaneBox in 2012 and love it. Not sure what I would do without it.

Is your inbox overflowing with emails you don’t have time for?

SaneBox is the all-in-one solution to email overload. It works with any email client or service, and any device – literally anywhere you check your email. Automatic priority filtering, one-click unsubscribe, follow-up reminders, snooze folders, and much more. Oh, and there’s nothing to download or install! It just works.

Use this coupon: sanebox.com/swissmiss for a free 2-week trial (no CC required) plus an extra $15 towards your subscription!

(Interested in sponsoring a week of my RSS feed, learn more here.)

I just remembered this brief talk my friend Maria Popova she gave during our 5 year CreativeMornings Birthday in 2013. So many gems!

“Fear of not being understood is the greatest fear I thought lying on the bathroom floor at 11 P.M. Worse than not pleasing people, worse than anything else I can think of. Worse than being cold or alone. Worse than getting old.”
Eileen Myles