LK's Slack channel #check-this-out gets a purge every Friday. We get together, take a break, and recap what everyone's posted. We'd like to share these blobs with you! Enjoy.
Clubhouse is an audio-only app where friends and strangers alike hold court on all kinds of conversations. Users peruse the app's "hallway" and drop into virtual "rooms" to listen in as moderators and guests talk — and there's no telling what might you eavesdrop on.
Oh the poetry. You can be a billionaire and live in the penthouse overlooking Central Park. And, have water leaking from the ceiling, get stuck for hours in the elevator, be terrified at night from the howling, swaying building in the wind.
"The most exclusive sandal ever made" is a Birkenstock-like piece of footwear with an official Birkenstock cork-and-rubber sole, but with a leather upper made from purposefully chopped-up Hermès Birkin bags. Shock, horror, fashion sacrilege!
I've been reading the book Zero Waste Home by Bea Miller, which I received as a gift from a friend. It's filled with ideas to reduce waste in all areas of one's life, which I've been gradually trying to incorporate into my own routine. For me, it's really helped break down the task of moving towards a more environmentally friendly lifestyle into bite size, more attainable pieces.
VINOVORE is a wine and goods shop with a focus on female winemakers, with hundreds of unique and handpicked bottles from all over the world. VINOVORE also offers beer, cider, coffee, cheese, and other tasty bites perfect for pairing. VINOVORE has hundreds of fierce wines for your drinking pleasure all day every day.
I wanted to share the link to a gift I received this past Christmas—it's a beautiful printed manual of the NASA brand guidelines for the 1970's Danne & Blackburn design work. I was particularly moved by the foreword by Richard Danne and accompanying essay by Christopher Bonanos. The story of creating and selling through the design system is equally inspiring and heartbreaking. Highly recommend checking it out!
For cat lovers and owners out there, I recently discovered this app that translates your cat's meows so you can better understand their moods and how they're trying to communicate with you. Just waiting for them to release a dog version!
"Habits are the Compound Interest of self-improvement" – one of the many clever analogies you'll find in Atomic Habits. This book is a great read if you've been trying to change your bad habits but still can't figure out an effective way to do so. It's full of practical and realistic ways to improve your daily habits, makings small increments over a long period of time.
I wanted to share my ceramic works from last year November till now. I go to my studio about 2-3times a week, and spend 2-4hours making little things. I mostly do hand build because I get more freedom and control in shapes I can make. Making miniature food has been fun. The big two legged vase is my favorite so far!
Street + fine art photographer, Gulnara Samoilova created a curated site that highlights women photographers - bringing more diversity into a very male dominated space. It's easy to get lost in all this amazing work!
Finally, a big business like Unilever is making a push for inclusivity across their wide range of brands. They announced this week that they will stop using the word normal on all hair and skin products (because what is "normal" anyway!?) + they will stop altering model's shapes, size, or skin color. From a strategy perspective, I love to see this. I hope many more brands follow suit!
A sweet website commissioned by a bar in Mexico that wanted to give customers something to look forward to. I love the simple design and low key interactivity.
The movie about the imperfect life in the Villages retirement community premieres in theaters on Jan. 8 and at home through Video On Demand starting Jan. 15.
My awakening to the sound of Elizabeth Cotten. Not sure how I missed this. Did I miss it? Well, I found it now. Heard this sometime ago and assumed it would follow me around. Heard it again this morning and I realized I should grab on before it hides away again. Now I'll never not know. Shake Sugaree