Josephine Tan

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Kaweco Dia2: my pen palate cleanser

I recently sold my trusty Kaweco AL Sport, leaving me with just one Kaweco: the Art Sport Alabaster. But it transpires that my Art was only destined …



Do you have negatives or slides in your closet from the days before smartphones? I know I do, and I haven’t gotten around to tackling the task of …


Apple has a new app that lets you measure almost anything with your iPhone

Apple is launching a new Measure app in iOS 12 in the next few months that will let you size anything with just your iPhone.<p>You no longer have to go …


Giving Pledge Announces Fourteen Additional Signatories

<i>This post originally appeared in Philanthropy News Digest May 31, 2018.</i>The Giving Pledge has announced the addition of fourteen individuals and …

United Arab Emirates

Furnishing Utopia 3.0: Hands to Work

Furnishing Utopia 3.0: Hands to Work is an exhibition presented by Design Within Reach, which explores the design legacy of the Shakers. The theme …


Using Design Thinking to Help Nonprofits Fundraise

Far too many great ideas for solving pressing social problems are not being applied at the scale they deserve, because thousands of nonprofit organizations are teetering on the brink of collapse. Of the 300,000 nonprofits in the United States, two-thirds have an annual budget of $500,000 or below, …


Hardwood vs. engineered flooring? Granite vs. quartz? The answer might surprise you.

We are in love with nature — but also with technology — so which is better when you build or remodel a home? Natural products such as wood or wool? Or a ­man-made substitute, such as laminate or nylon? To answer this question, I consulted dozens of design and DIY websites and checked in with my …

Home Improvement

Can “effective altruism” maximise the bang for each charitable buck?

DONORS to charities rarely make the sort of cost-benefit calculations investors, for example, would think obligatory. So charities attract donations …

Universal Basic Income

20 Hacks That'll Make Your Home Cleaner And More Organized

Line the tops of hard-to-reach cabinets with paper grocery bags so instead of dusting, you can just replace the bags.


Five Great Sources of Masculine Stationery

Image: Thornwillow PressI recently came across a great quote originating on Twitter by Stephen Fry concerning the debate on the analog-digital …

Hudson Valley


I have to concede in the first place that I have been intentionally putting off the publishing of this month’s news piece, mostly due to my new job …

Customer Service

Alki’s Egon Side Table Will Become Your Handy Sidekick

Iratzoki Lizaso just released an auxiliary side table to top off their Egon furniture collection for Alki. The Egon Side Table rounds out the …


Here Is What Jeff Bezos and Hospice Patients Say You Will Regret Most in Life

What if we knew now what our biggest regrets would be and had the chance to avoid them?<p>We all have regrets--opportunities we've missed and things we wish we'd done differently.<p>What if we knew now what our biggest regrets would be and had the chance to avoid them?<p>In a way, we do.<p>In a recent …

Jeff Bezos

The Ivy Lee Method: A 100-year old, 15-minute routine for stress-free productivity

In the early 1900s, Charles M. Schwab, President of Bethlehem Steel Corporation — a steel and shipping company — wanted to increase the efficiency of …

Time Management

23 Ways To Be A Little Bit Smarter About Your Money

"Think about what you want to buy in terms of the hours it took you to earn that money."

Personal Finance

Cancioncitas de amor

The Blooming Chelsea Flower Show in London: Pictures

Castor Design Debuts Lighting in the Shade of Middle Grey

If you’ve dabbled your toes in the art or photography world, you’ve probably heard the term ‘middle grey’, which refers to the shade of grey that the …


I Finally Caved and Bought Allbirds' 'World's Most Comfortable Shoes'—and I Get It Now

It doesn’t matter how many five-star reviews a product has or what its sell-out rate is: I'll only ever spend by Mint-allotted “me budget” on something that's come recommended from people I actually know. That can be a friend or a colleague—never a stranger on the Internet. Yet even I haven't been …


Blloc Phone: Your Minimalist Smartphone

The Blloc Phone is a simple and minimalist phone that merges power saving operating system with a proficient hardware and simple to use messaging …

Gear & Gadgets

How To Scan Your Computer For Malware With Google Chrome

In the 9-plus years it’s been around, Google Chrome has become one of the best — and most popular — web browsers in the world. One reason for its rapid rise has been Google’s focus on security.<p>Protecting Chrome users from malware remains a top priority today. What you may not have realized is that …


Philip Roth was one of America’s greatest novelists

IF THERE is one detail of Philip Roth’s biography that is worth knowing, it is not that he was Jewish or that he had no children or that he was born …


21 Minimalist Bullet Journal Spreads That Are So Pretty, You Might Sigh Out Loud

White paper + black ink = bliss.


Why I Don’t Use Digital Productivity Tools (or How a Notebook Makes Me More Productive)

<i>A Guest Post by Curtis McHale</i>It seems that every day we are graced with a new digital productivity tool or an older one is talking about the next …

Sun at Six Uses a Traditional Chinese Joinery Technique to Create Its Opening Collection

At this year’s ICFF 2018 show, Brooklyn-based Sun at Six will be debuting Opening, the studio’s first collection of wooden furniture that uses a …


The Hawaiian hibiscus flower

Flores de Jardin

On the Street…Centre St., New York

If You Want To Master Your Life, Learn To Organize Your Feelings

People who are controlled by their emotions typically have something in common: they tend to only do what feels most comfortable. In other words, their emotions are organized into “feels good” and “feels bad,” not “feels good” or “does good.”<p>Processing trauma doesn’t feel good but it does good. …


Kaweco Sunrise and Sunset Special Edition now at Fontoplumo (Sponsor)

Well isn’t this a sunny surprise!Fontoplumo has been on a roll with special editions, and this time around, it is the Kaweco Special Edition Sunrise …