Find someone who makes you feel drunk when you’re sober.
— Unknown (via unculturedmag)
Cartier Love Bracelet
“Unlike traditional bracelets, which are either wide enough to slip them over the hand onto the wrist or can readily be opened in order to put them on, the Love bracelet is designed to be opened only using a special screwdriver that is supplied with every bracelet. The screwdriver is also available in the form of a necklace, allowing the bracelet to be “locked” onto one person while the “key” is kept around the neck of another as a symbol for their commitment to their relationship.”
Cartier is for lovers.
Sigh, one day.
1. Write out your schedule in a notebook. After trying out every to-do list app, I find myself always going back to pen and paper. Instant on and off, no loading times or synching problems, no batteries required. Plus, the act of writing has been shown help you get thing done.
I use a lined Moleskine and three pens: pilot g-2, Muji .7 red gel pen and a bic highlighter.
Here’s how I do it: Open up two pages, on the left side I write the date and a list of things to do. I always write coffee first and cross it off with the red pen, as I’m usually sitting down with a cup before I start. This helps me begin with a feeling of accomplishment.
I decide which are the three most important tasks for the day and highlight them. They can be anything, from a meeting with my manufacturer to simply taking a walk outside for an hour. No matter what happens today, I must get those three done. Everything else can be done after or be shuffled to another day. This prevents me from feeling like the day is a failure if I didn’t complete my entire list. The right hand page is reserved for any notes I need to take for the day. You might find that you can highlight 5 items on your list to do, for me I’ve found 3 to be my sweet spot.
2. The internet is basically one huge school with infinite resources. You could spend your time at the library on topics that you’ve been curious about, or in shop class getting schooled in a hands-on craft. Or you can hang around in the back at the self appointed cool kids table in the corners, gossiping about other students in the school. What’s your place in this?
3. Most things that pass for news, news publications and journalism now are mostly useless. Unless the news is local or affects a large part of humanity, it’s better to ignore it.
4. Speaking of which, avoid people that know and talk more about other people’s lives (celebrities or otherwise) than their own.
5. “Shallow men believe in luck or in circumstance. Strong men believe in cause and effect.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
6. Exceptions to the rule means there are no rules.
7. Omission is not lying. And can be just as strong of a statement. This is how your one month stint as a professional coffee-getter turns into an “internship” on your resume. And how “no comment” is one of the worst (or best) things you can respond with.
8. Take a break. If you’re working 15 hours a day, you’re doing something wrong. Learn some shortcuts. Communicate better. Delegate. It’s easier to do so if you hire and work with people that are smarter than you.
10. Frugality can only work so much. Create financial leaps. Freelance work. Negotiate a raise. Seek a higher paying job. Create a side business. It’s like a hot summer day. You can only take so much clothes off before there’s nothing left to work with. An air conditioner changes the game.
11. Don’t be fooled by the products of money.The Instagram photos you’re envious of don’t tell us anything other than “money was exchanged for something.” You don’t see 4 generations of family money in a photo. You don’t see personal debt. Cash is king. It’s not wealth once it’s spent.
12. Nobody wakes up and thinks “I can’t wait to give my hard earned money to an asshole.”
So relevant in every way.
You are so brave and quiet I forget you are suffering.
—Ernest Hemingway (via unculturedmag)
I think M.I.A. should star in the next Bond movie.
I don’t mean as the next Bond girl. I mean as the next James Bond.
Yeah, what she said. Ugh this is so stupid cool.
I missed the M.I.A. concert because no one would go with me. You know, because being single means you don’t have an obligatory/default concert buddy. But now I’m kinda wondering why I didn’t just go and rock out on my own…
—Power Trip [Urban Noize Remix]