book city jackets
Image from Book City Jackets. In case you’re reading something less than literary, Book City Jackets sells these simple covers that let others know you’re endeavoring a classic. You can buy them here. I actually think it would be awesome if all book covers were this simple, classic, and clean. I love them. (Via swissmiss.)
image from design*sponge. Oh my gosh, this home. In Paris, of course. See all of the photos here.
Photo by Melissa Lyttle for the St. Pete Times. Steve Beauchaine, a fifty-two year old man with developmental disabilities, just moved into an apartment on his own for the first time. The St. Pete Times has a nice piece with photographs and a little narration. Pretty neat.
Grandma really loves Arby’s, I have no idea why. But she does this cute thing, where she doesn’t say, “Let’s go get a roast beef sandwich at Arby’s,” She says, “Let’s go get an Arby’s,” As if the name of the sandwich is The Arby or something. She does the same thing for Subway. Let’s go get a Subway. I love it. From my friend michael waskom.
photo from the sartorialist. Love this one, and sort of wish I was her, from the Sartorialist.
Image from swissmiss. Swissmiss’ ideal kids’ bookshelf. Print for sale here. I love kids books and collected them for a while. I especially love Zen Shorts, which is in the middle of the shelf.
joseph gordon levitt, again.
Image from GQ. Really, and please? (See the rest of the pictures here.)
joseph gordon levitt
Image from GQ. Oh, marry me.
Pablo Neruda - I like it when you're quiet
I feel a little moony and sad today, and this poem is actually kind of too happy for me on this day, but I loved it last night and resolved to share it with y’all. Speaking of sad thoughts, I read the phrase “hopelessly isolated” on an airline emergency lightning plan and it feels a bit fitting. (Though I’m really not, I suppose.) Anyway, enjoy: I like it when you’re...
Studying at Caribou Coffee. Not my favorite place, but gosh are they opened late!
Neat lamp thingy at a house where I was babysitting.
'for forest kindergartners, class is back to...
Super cute article in the New York Times about a Waldorf school in Saratoga Springs where students spend three hours each day, regardless of weather, playing in a nearby forest. Image from the New York Times. Everywhere, there were things to discover. A branch balanced on a split tree trunk became a seesaw. A teacher sawed thick stumps into logs the children used to bridge bogs. A pit became a...
This post comes to you from 30,000 feet up, aka I am on the internet on an airplane! Radical. I have seen the future, y’all, and it is bright.
So happy to be back in my apartment.
reading in the brain
Reading about reading was a little meta for me on this fine Sunday morning so far devoted mostly to outlining (and a quick catch up on Google Reader). Still, the Washington Post’s review of Reading in the Brain, a new book by Stanislas Dehaenae on the neurological processes that support reading, gives a pretty fascinating overview of the general process.
patent applied for. (an old lamp in the family room).
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin’s memoir needs recipes in the worst way. Admittedly, that’s an absurd hook for a book that’s supposedly about politics, but Going Rogue uses food, food and more food to create scenes of familial warmth and Mama Bear protectiveness of all those adorable Palin cubs. From the first page, amply baited with halibut tacos and reindeer sausage, to the...
'the universe house'
Image from mocoloco. The Universe House. More pictures and an interview with Gabriel Orozco, who designed the house, over at abitare.
I fell asleep in my chair watching a movie before eight o’clock. I went into bed, making sure to take a picture first. I slept until midnight and then was up working for a few hours before going back to bed.