Month: February 2015

Friday Links

It’s the weekend! Let’s make the most of it. Angelica Huston and Sofia Coppola chat about working with their dads. (NYTIMES) 55 best photos from the Oscars! You so sweet, Eddie! (POPSUGAR) Speaking of the Oscars, we should probs watch Glory again. And this: “Chris Pine is in tears. The audience is in tears. Everyone is in tears. Glory.” 5 Career lessons from Leslie Knope. (PAYSCALE) On a more somber note, Oliver Sacks wrote this piece about facing death, he says: I cannot pretend I am without fear. But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved; I have been given much and I have given something in return; I have read and traveled and thought and written. I have had an intercourse with the world, the special intercourse of writers and readers. Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure. Top image by Dafy Hagai via The Tappen Collective.

Why I talk to Strangers

by Ruby Bisson Hebrews 13:2- ‘Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing, some people have entertained angels without knowing it.’ Talking to strangers has always been something I’ve been comfortable with. I thrive in a room where no one knows my name or anything about that time I was caught with the guy down the road (or with one too many drinks in my system). I enjoy the power it gives me, the power to recreate myself every time. I love knowing that there are hundreds of stories to devour right there, right in front of me. I get excited, nervous almost, to grab a hold of as many as I can, treating them as these special little nuggets of humanity. When I recently went on a backpacking adventure alone, I knew it was up to me to ensure that I had company along the way and to maintain to courage to do so. This meant finding strangers to make friends with, developing a level of comfort that extended beyond the ‘we should catch up …

A web series you should watch right now: The Katering Show

We all know that web series are the TV shows of the future (it’s pretty much what House of Cards is, let’s be honest). And recently The Katering Show has had thousands of Aussies all over our sunburnt land grinning wryly. The Katering Show exhibits the careful timing of comedians (writers, actors, etc), Kate McLennan and Kate McCartney, as they dive into the ever trending, sometimes gut wrenching world of The Food Revolution (think organic food markets, pinterest cupcakes and all the quinoa your gout desires). It is a brilliant parody of all of the things we love to love and love to hate, and aspects of the food-crazed social media sphere that (we must admit) are simply ridiculous. And I haven’t even mentioned the Booze Revooze. Now I can’t tell how this web series will translate globally- I’m not sure whether I’m laughing half the time because they sound like poorly edited episodes of Better Homes and Gardens, or because their syntax is not dissimilar to Huey’s Cooking Adventures. But I do find it hilarious and would love nothing more than to have them cook …

Friday Links

What are you up to this weekend? Whether or not you decide to embrace the hallmark holiday, we hope your weekend involves all kinds of fun things. Here are some fun links on the internetz x Three dancers performing their male friendship- watch the 3 minute Bromance dance. (nymag) Macaron Icecream Sandwiches. Nuff said. (simmerandboyle) Rosie Waterland’s review of 50 Shades is ace. (mammamia) Instagram captures hearts with this account. How to be a male feminist. (esquire) An article about a blog dedicated to tracking Joanna Newsom’s fashion. (pitchfork) And here is a sweet video regarding the online chat… Top image from Super Rural.

Book Club: Tiny Beautiful Things, advice on love and life from Dear Sugar

by Erin Rose Let me start by saying this book is actually called, Tiny Beautiful Things, advice on love and life from Dear Sugar. But I didn’t even realize it until I went to write this, because I have always simply called it Dear Sugar, and I am going to continue to do exactly that here. So, I found Dear Sugar, or I suppose it’s more apt to say Dear Sugar found me, last spring in a bookstore in the small town I live in right now. A friend who, knowing I love Cheryl Strayed, thrust it upon me and insisted that it would truly be one of the best reads of my life. She and her mother had read it, both carrying it around with them in their purses for weeks. She said it was the kind of book you’ll be pulling out to loan to people or rereading yourself in the years to come. I love anyone who is passionate about reading, and I could tell she meant every word. Have I mentioned yet …

Shop Lately: Valentine’s Day cards, the funny and the sweet

$5.92 // emilymcdowelldraws  Can we all agree that Valentine’s Day can be a pretty awkward holiday? Okay, good. Now that that’s done, let’s get to the pretty type and cute sayings- if you can’t beat them, join them. Here are a few etsy cards for the long time lovers, fresh new things, and the unattached. Happy singles’ awareness day! x

Happy Friday Links

 Have a whimsical weekend… This family. A house designed to hang off a cliff, and literally living on the edge. 50 non- cliché places to travel to in your twenties. Why women aren’t welcome on the internet. Celebs in trenches. Have you checked out Openhouse Magazine? These illustrations by Bernadette Pascua are just right. Top image by Blanca Gómez for Kireei Magazine.