Follow: This Is 50

I’m a firm believer in role models – women who are paving the way for the others, those whom are 3, 5… sometimes 7 steps ahead in their journey through life. For that reason, the perspective and wisdom and advice they hold close (and willingly share) are some of my most treasured gifts. And although

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Follow: Joyce Croonen

While I’m off teaching in Singapore for the rest of the month, I thought it might be fun to share a few blogs I love, for a variety of reasons. I’ll be popping in on Instagram non-stop I’m sure, but until I’m back, enjoy a few recommendations from yours truly!:

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A Gift To Build On

So, Bee’s still a baby, which means my gifting strategy goes like this: (1). I look around my office and see a bajillion toys, and (2). Wrap one of those so she has something to open for the upcoming holiday season. Instead of saving gifts for holidays, we’ve purchased a few toys throughout the year

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Let’s Swap

Thanks to Swapdom for helping me clean out my closet this weekend! The first freelance article I ever published at the ripe age of 20-something was a piece on the rise of bartering. It was such a great assignment, uncovering stories like this one artist in Portland who bartered large-scale murals in exchange for dental

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the diving bell

Senan Lee and Pansy Aung were just two London artists having a fleeting conversation about work/life balance when, as it all too often does, inspiration struck. “We decided to visualize our feelings about the life of being creatives in a physical sculpture,” Pansy writes. And so, The Diving Bell was born.

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Rainbow Pencils

How cute are these rainbow pencils designed by Tokyo artist Duncan Shotton? Last month, he launched a successful Kickstarter project to fund the production, so these recycled paper cuties will be available soon enough!

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Bright Idea: A Portable Humidifier

Sure, these house-shaped humidifiers are beautiful, but they’re also surprisingly functional: simply attach the portable humidifier onto any water bottle or glass and steam away stuffy noses or congested chests. Such a smart find to keep on hand for family vacations or frequent travelers, yes? Available for $25 at Umbra.

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Mom Tip: Feeding Time

My dear friend Janette always has the best baby tips (she’s even launched a baby essential e-course for design-conscious parents!). And even though I’ve passed the registry phase (my updated picks here!), she just shared with me the most genius tip for feeding your baby in style…

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