It’s a rain-soaked, soggy day in Wisconsin, and I’m thrilled to finally have an excuse to take a day off from weeding. I know the rain will only bring more weeds, but a day off is not a bad thing. I hope you take a break to enjoy my favorite procrastination links from around the web this week…
Even though I'm still bitter about not being hired by her five years ago, I admire Grace Bonney immensely. Her decision to shutter Design*Sponge must have been tough. I'm listening to her final podcast today.
A satisfying tribute to the role libraries play in our culture. (Thank you Ann Marie!)
San Diego State’s message about parents of freshmen.
I love an historic ruin as much as the next guy, but with our recent farmhouse acquisition, I can’t look at rooms like these without seeing mouse droppings.
Wow! Have you seen Bjork’s new “album”??
If I had a kid's room in the farmhouse, I would need this.
Olivia Colman, taking over the role as Queen Elizabeth in The Crown, said she struggled with portraying the handbag gripping monarch. Colman said, “I’m still not very good at physical copying. One of the directors kept shouting, ‘Queen, not farmer.’”
Isabella and her chickens.
Big Little Lies and those fancy kitchens and how maybe the island is the problem.
Your laugh of the week: “I’m a barn and I don’t want to host your wedding."
This photographer says she was born at the wrong time. Her outrageous LA house will make you think of Jayne Mansfield's pink palace.
A very nice price for beautiful prints of pressed botanicals.
Antique of the week: This pretty reproduction from Winterthur isn't just for tulips.
Photo by Andreas via Unsplash.