Go Fug Yourself knocked it out of the ballpark with their link round up this week–so much interesting reading material! Leslie’s House of Nightmares (Avidly) and How to Hide $400 Million were the stand-outs for me, but the whole thing is worth a-clickin’ through.
Link 27: Surprise fireplace! I have been reading Manhattan Nest for 3ish years now, and Daniel’s posts never disappoint. I can’t imagine what it would be like to demo your kitchen and find a freaking fireplace. So cool.
Link 28: My Karen Templer fangirling is unending. I had planned to have thoughts on Slow Fashion October, but this week I had to throw some money at Old Navy (*sigh*) to get kitted out for the resort vacation I’m going on next week, and I haven’t quite worked through the guilt yet.
Link 29: Personally I would say this goat has nothing to teach us. We can only watch the goat, and know we are looking at something familiar.
Link 30: If I didn’t already have my vacation knitting planned (I’m bringing my Improv #2 sweater), this would make for a fun beach project.
Links 31 and 32: I don’t feel qualified to really comment on either of these last links, but it was interesting to read these two pieces on the Watts neighbourhood in Los Angeles one after the other. Can the area’s long-standing issues be alleviated by some form of benevolent capitalism (if there even is such a thing)?
The People’s Cheeseburger (Eater)
A Journey into the Mind of Watts by Thomas Pynchon, 1966
Also, here’s Frank Zappa inspired by the Watts riots/Rebellion: