GutenTag’s Graphical Day Planner Inspired Our Own

We’ve tried numerous day/task planners in our quest for one that really works. We recently came across a graphical way to plan time that claims to liberate us from linear agendas and apps. The GutenTag Method features a clock face that you stamp into a notebook so you can graph you day around it. We found downsides and wonderful benefits once we started hacking the idea.

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Magic Peppers (Oven-Roasted Peppers with Many Flavors + Uses)

My favorite hors d’oeuvre is also a brilliant material for improvising; oven-roasted pepper slices are so easy, delicious and versatile I call them Magic Peppers. I learned the basic approach in Italy: brushing pepper slices with olive oil and roasting them at a high heat, with whatever flavorings I feel like, from slivers of garlic—and—anchovy…

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Doable Ideas from a Luxe Tuscan Home

New York Times’ T Magazine recently featured a tour the Tuscan home of Roberto Baciocchi’s, architect of Prada and La Perla stores. There are a wonderful slide show and video of the luxurious mashup of antiques, art and materials — including bark painstakingly harvested from 300-year-old pine trees —in a medieval-era tower that adjoins a mid-Renaissance…

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Patti Smith: Advice For ‘A Pioneering Time’

(Video link here.)  We can think of no better way to start a new week than with this interview with Patti Smith at the Louisiana Literature festival August 24, 2012 at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.  She talks about self-expression, having an audience or not, suffering, happiness, perfection, expression, politics, technology. But she really builds…

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Need a Road Trip? Here it is…

We can’t remember we what led us to this wonderful image that makes us instantly… chill. We found it at A Life Alive, 26-year-old Forrest Mankins’ 8-months + road trip “from Oklahoma to the Arctic Circle living in my 1984 Toyota Land Cruiser.” Following his Instagram makes for a kind of vicarious road trip that is mighty refreshing…

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