Link 76: Cocktail Room!!!

Oh my gosh.

This house tour is danged cute–I could definitely live there (minus the kids rooms, lol). And how great is the ‘cocktail room’ moniker? Usually when I dream of owning my own place, I think about how nice it would be to have an art/craft studio. But a whole room devoted to drinking? That’s is a GOAL.

Link 72: Bobby Finger, you magnificent bastard

I really dig Bobby Finger’s writing on Jezebel. I’m actually super disappointed that Midweek Madness has been discontinued in favour of a podcast, because MM was a Wednesday highlight for me. But thank heavens Bobby’s here to recap the most important part of Tom Hiddleston’s new GQ profile, and let us know was up with that “I [heart] T.S.” tank top.

Link 71: on Tinder and Anne of Cleves

Okay, so. I don’t quite agree with Ritter’s take on Tinder: “A swipe-right, double-tap world turns men into Henrys: ruthless, relentless connoisseurs of female beauty. It threatens to turn women like me into Anne of Cleveses: helpless, hopeless deception artists.”

However, her piece analyzing Tinder dating through the perspective of Henry VIII and his wives is actually kind of genius. The sort of thing you can appreciate reading even if it doesn’t match up with your lived experience/ opinions.

Link 66: Go Look at This Gorgeous Chair

Thanks to a (possibly slightly misguided) Craigslist purchase, chair repair re-upholstering is now on my mind. Which means I’ve been googling for inspiration and information. There is a LOT of terrible shabby chic furniture out there–I just don’t understand why you would remove all the real patina on something, and then distress your perfectly painted piece to make it look like it has patina–so I haven’t found too many examples of refinished chairs that I actually like.

But this deconstructed army blanket beast is simply glorious, and you need to click on that link and spend some time admiring it. Of course it’s totally not the kind of chair I’m working with, but it’s a damn cool use of materials and form.