This post by Jessica Hische connected with me as a mom of 3 girls: She had a heartbreaking conversation with her daughter who told her that sometimes she looks in the mirror and wishes she had a different and more beautiful face… That inspired Hische to create this beautiful mirror with the message “You Are Enough”. You can pre-order it here.
Artworks by Sergio Ingravalle (Maivisto), a Germany-based illustrator who mixes traditional drawings and paintings with digital techniques. It is from a mind-provoking series of illustrations called Mindshots.
“Do people assume all your problems got solved, because a big strong man showed up?”
Sarah Silverman, John C. Reilly, and Taraji P. Henson break down the scene where the Disney Princesses pop up in the animated sequel “Ralph Breaks the Internet”. The original was “Wreck-It Ralph” from 2012.
“We’re giving girls this version of themselves in a Disney movie, a company that, for better or worse, has created a lot of these stereotypes over the years through the princess thing,” Reilly says. “It’s a moment of reckoning for Disney and it’s a moment of reckoning for the world”. Disney has come a long way since Snowhite.
Vienna-based designer Klemens Schillinger has created a set of “substitute phones” for smartphone-addicts. Instead of a touchscreen, there is only a series of stone beads to use for swiping and scrolling.
The School of Life created Phone Detox, a palm-sized book filled with insights, ideas and meditations about the complex relationship we have with our phones.
Extraordinary Routines is a great website that peeks into the lives and routines of various creative people. In their own words: “Illuminating the everyday lives of creatives, the extraordinary in the ordinary, the imperfection in creativity”. Inspiring to read about everyday habits through interviews with a few of my favorite artists and designers.
I just watched the successful launch of Elon Musk’s “Falcon Heavy”, the world’s most powerful rocket! I cannot describe the feeling, it is amazing, must watch! (the actual final countdown starts at 21:27 in the video)
Then fun part is that the rocket is carrying a red Tesla car with a mannequin on the driver’s seat, while the car’s radio is playing David Bowie’s song “Space Oddity” over and over again! So cool. The rocket will send the car into an elliptical orbit away from Earth and around the sun that will eventually lead to Mars’ orbit.
The chances for a successful launch were 50%-50%, but almost everything went well. Especially the sight of the two side boosters setting down simultaneously 8 minutes after launch, on two landing pads at Cape Canaveral, was impressive.