Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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girl is doing 27 things including…

feather my nest

2 cheers


girl has written 4 entries about this goal


After being unclear for a long time about what I liked and wanted in a home, a very clear design aesthetic is beginning to emerge.

Here are the things I love:
  • white, airy spaces with minimal decorative objects. I want the things in my space to be there for a reason and to look beautiful and striking while they do it.
  • mid-century style. I swoon for it.
  • clever use of natural hues and textures – too much colour makes my head hurt.
  • Oriental influences, especially the use of nature images and patterns.
  • functionality – things can look good, but they need to be functional and practical, too. Comfort is also important.
  • simplicity.
  • personality. I don’t want my home to look like an Ikea catalogue (not that I don’t very much enjoy the Scandi style – it’s just that you can have too much of a good thing, you know?).
  • feminine touches to balance starkness.

I have this amorphous plan in my head that’s going to pull all of this together in our current, tiny bungalow. I’m excited to execute it (although it is going to require a steady eye and persistence). The collage I made above pulls everything together and will be my vision board for the nesting process :)


Wood with Starck’s ghost chairs. Now, where can I find these at a knock-off price?


Ignore everything in this photo except the picture arrangement. I like. Uniform but irregular, wooden shadow box frames (I know where to find some of those on the cheap). Silhouettes, but I wouldn’t necessarily limit it to black and white.

Idea for the space above the armoire. Armoire! What a delicious word :)


Just have to find some digs first. Also making its way into my life will be a white, square China set.

girl has gotten 2 cheers on this goal.


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