Happy New Year! Wishing you and yours health and happiness in 2019. If you need a little break from the New Year’s festivities, check out my favorite links from around the web this week…
"The Ten Best Ted Talks of 2018," according to the guy who runs Ted.
My very smart friend Abe published a blog post that should be a mini-book. Nab his book recs, enjoy his superb photography, and read his brightly-colored musings on life here.
For some reason, I couldn't stop reading this weird-ass Christmas story about a dysfunctional family, their beloved cats, and the coyotes who want to eat them. (The cats, not the family.)
From the New York Public Library archives, the Negro Motorist Green Book .
I try not to be negative when expressing my opinion but this kitchen REALLY bugged me.
Do you own an old hutch? A china cabinet that looks obsolete? Style it out like this maybe and give it a new life.
Amy Sedaris opens her door and from the moment she welcomes us in, (“Oh, you’re empty-handed. How nice!”) we are charmed by her quirky 1950s-on-acid home. (Thank you Jane and Ellen.)
Dog lovers, here's one that'll melt you like chocolate on a warm day!
Here's the earliest known depiction of African-American intimacy on screen.
The evolution of standard white subway tile.
"The primary functions of glitter are, of course, aesthetic; glitter exists so that glitter can be put on things that do not have glitter on them: Popsicle sticks, stuffed animals’ irises; Newt Gingrich." A really really fun read! (Thanks Atticus!)
Behind the scenes with The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
Also, this one is great: "What We Can Learn from People Who Succeed Later in Life."
Antiques of the Week: This piece of jewelry for the modern minimalist.
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