When was the last time you sent some snail mail? I don’t know about you, but I think it’s a mighty fine way to spend an afternoon and these Note Cards from Folk Rebellion have the perfect amount of edge to make it more fun. Also be sure to check out the Folk Rebellion site proper, which is chock full of content that will make you want to be more analog.
As one of the few festivals I’ve never been to (but really wanted to attend), I’m pumped to head down to Big Sur for Woodsist Festival. This year, the folksy shindig moves from Henry Miller Memorial Library to Loma Vista Cafe and Gardens, an equally amazing place to kick it underneath the trees and let nature and music heal ALL the wounds. In anticipation, I’ve put together a mixtape featuring a couple songs from each artist. Tickets are sold out, but here’s hoping some of you out there nabbed tickets early and are joining me in playing hookey from work on Monday. See you there!
Kokoon has come up with a pretty rad idea to help us all get a better night’s sleep, whether we’re cruising at 40,000 feet in the sky or just laying in bed listening to our neighbor sing YouTube karaoke. Its headphones are designed so that you can wear them comfortably no matter where or how you sleep, plus using EEG technology, they know what stage of sleep you’re in to promote your ability to nod off and stay there. I don’t know about you, but I’m never feeling very creative when I miss out on some shuteye, so I’d be willing to give these a shot. Kokoon launched a Kickstarter campaign yesterday, so move now if you want in at the introductory price.
I follow the Hamburger Eyes YouTube channel because the conversation is always entertaining. Sometimes it’s ridiculous and it’s generally not elegant, but you will find wisdom tucked within. Take this recent video where Jamie and Ray talk about the pleasure/pain dynamic and embracing the grind, whatever yours may be. Over the past few days, I’ve been thinking about this and you know what? It’s working.
There’s caught grammin’, but I’d much rather be caught Gramming For Good. This new project from our buddy Daniel Cohen is connecting nonprofits with rad photographers that want to give a little of their time to give back to causes they are passionate about. The project is in soft launch stage, but is accepting applications from both nonprofits and photographers so it can do the matchmaking and make the introductions. Whether sparks fly is up to left up to the two cuties. For more info, check out the site and stay tuned for a June 11th event during SF Design Week.