2. This is tricky
3. This is shit
4. I am shit
5. This might be ok
6. This is awesome
Via The Do Blog
'Nick Olson and Lilah Horwitz had their first date on the plot of land that had belonged to Nick’s family for generations. When watching the sunset, they wistfully mused of a house that was made entirely of windows to fully appreciate such a view.
In 2012, they found their first window in an old barn in Pennsylvania and quit their jobs two days later to build it. When finished, the house would be their escape, their reality check to come back to.
Each window has it’s own story, it’s own point on the map that they discovered and lovingly collected it. Pieced together they form the genuine narrative of the building; something that can only be achieved as emphatically as this when the creators have used their initiative before their wallet.
The total cost of their beautiful retreat? $500.
Watch the film to follow Nick and Lilah’s story and get inspired. It’s the perfect example of the resurgence of a ‘make do and mend’ culture and the rewards we can reap from making with our own two hands.' Via The Do Blog.
“Be generous with your time and your resources and with giving credit and, especially, with your words. It’s so much easier to be a critic than a celebrator. Always remember there is a human being on the other end of every exchange and behind every cultural artifact being critiqued. To understand and be understood, those are among life’s greatest gifts, and every interaction is an opportunity to exchange them.”
-Maria Popova via Swiss Miss
"I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close."
-Pablo Neruda via Quote Catalog
“Whatever you think, be sure it is what you think; whatever you want, be sure that is what you want; whatever you feel, be sure that is what you feel.”
-T.S. Eliot via Radical Body Positive
"You do what you are. You're born with a gift. If not that, then you get good at something along the way. And what you're good at, you don't take for granted. You don't betray it."
-Alex Cross via The Do Blog
You may hate the things you’re supposed to like (for example, you’re a girl who hates fashion and loves the intricacies of graphic novels, or vice versa if all your friends are into graphic novels), but so be it. Embrace that. If people make you feel like crap for it, screw them. That type of person is likely a douchebag and would make you unhappy in the end anyways, so better to be rid of them early. As a wise presidential adviser once said, “Those who matter don’t mind, and those who mind don’t matter.