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.
I’m not really into podcasts, but I’ve heard enough vague stuff about S-Town to make me curious about the story. Here is a spoiler-y article that raises some very valid points about the ethics of the reporting. It sounds super problematic, and now I definitely won’t be forcing myself to listen.
I kind of love this necklace? If only it came in gold…
Did I just fall in love today?
I totally fell in love today. So many good things in the archives–not just snarky funniness but also some suuuper interesting and informative posts about architecture. So good!
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.
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.
This National Post investigation into drug smuggling allegations connected to an editor at Vice Canada is great. International crime, hard-partying journalists, abuses of power… all under that “allegedly” umbrella. Long, but worth a read.
Oh my goodness, this letter. What do you think the husband did? I’d guess from the use of the term “indiscretions” that he was cheating. But dang, I’m sure whatever it was he deserves all the cockroaches.
(via The Pool, which has a gentler take on writing to friends’ exes.)
Emily Gould on Cat Marnell, and an excerpt from Cat’s forthcoming book.
I am going to read the fuck out of How to Murder Your Life as soon as I can get my hands on a copy.
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.