meanwhile, elsewhere

It’s Friday’s online finds: jump in.


  • What Moms’ Post-Pandemic Fantasies Say About Us All… “Just a tent, some candy, and a pillow to scream into. Maybe bring along some girlfriends and their screaming pillows, you know, to realign our cycles and howl.” (Romper)
  • I am not sure I am invested enough in Edward to read this (The Guardian)
  • Wow, I hope this happens: That Fake ‘Fresh Prince’ Reboot Might Actually Get Made Now (No Film School)
  • The New Dating Timeline: Comparing Before-Times to 2020 (Man Repeller)
  • The Fixer Upper is coming back (Magnolia)
  • Dyslexic or not, an ugly font is still an ugly font! Is Comic Sans Easier for Dyslexic Users to Read? (Creative Market – via Erin)
  • What does a more feminist city look like? (The Lily)
  • Masks, Toilet Paper, and Thermometers Transform into Miniature, Outdoor Adventures by Artist Tatsuya Tanaka (This Is Colossal)
  • Lack of school and child care could mean losing ‘a generation of working parents’ (CNBC)
  • Playful Duo Captures the Fun and Joy of Interacting With Architecture (My Modern Met via Kristin)
  • Adding this to my want to read list, YA always, xox. (Bookshop)
  • Dissatisfaction can be a source of creativity. But sitting with this feeling is uncomfortable. It makes us second-guess the intentions of a project. Does it ever go away? (We Are Collins)
  • A Love Letter to All the Overwhelmed White People Who Are Trying from That White Lady Who Shared the Starbucks Video (Medium)
  • Dear Parent or Guardian… Re: YOUR SCHOOL DISTRICT’S REOPENING SURVEY (McSweeney’s)
  • Dear School Board… Re: WTF are you doing right now to prepare to be better?

Until we meet again, xo

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Houses Of Halifax

Introducing my pandemic project: 

NeighbourhoodStalk 🏠 Halifax: houses I see on my neighbourhood walks – mostly in the north end of Halifax

I’ve wanted to do a sequel to my 2015 Neighbourhood Stalk post for a while, but then I saw the Instagram handle Stoops Of Brooklyn and thought it’d be more fun as an on-going project. So enjoy a house tour of Halifax (and sometimes beyond) and follow along as I add more pictures.

meanwhile, elsewhere

It’s Friday’s online finds: something to smile about.


  • Get Yourself a Fake Male Assistant (lifehacker)
  • Why Oprah Gave Up Her Cover for the First Time Ever to Honor Breonna Taylor (O Magazine)
  • Fully reopening schools is sometimes discussed as though it’s the only way to get parents out of this quagmire. It’s not. Other potential solutions exist—but implementing them would require substantially more time, money, and imagination. (The Atlantic)
  • Congrats to All My Husbands… especially Connell from Normal People and his hot chain (The Cut)
  • How to read more… wait, do audiobooks count? (Psyche)
  • Sabrina! This looks way easier than what you put me through. (COOKIE+kate)
  • But it’s so much fun and super healthy… plus, what else would I text friends about? (Fast Company)
  • Damn you, Nike and your great commercials

  • Very much enjoyed this Netflix Treat: The Claudia Kishi Club. An Ode to Claudia Kishi, the Coolest Kid in ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ (VICE)
  • We Tried 4 Eggplant Parmesan Recipes and the Winner Was a Showstopper (fun fact: the last time I had eggplant parmesan was in upstate New York and the next day I ran a PR in the marathon… so I am a fan of the dish). (The Kitchn)
  • Super cool: What if we could break free of the rectangle and let readers experience a setting the same way the journalist did? Instead of just looking at a photo of a space, what if we could move through it? (NYT)
  • “So… how are you?”  … “I don’t know” (Raptitude) {100 Days of Summer is my version of the cupboard list —I attempt to do these things because they bring joy to myself and hopefully to the others who join in.}
  • By the way, I have less than 40 to go! 

Until we meet again, xo

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meanwhile, elsewhere

It’s Friday’s online finds: Cheers to that.


  • Nice White Parents – a new podcast from Serial Productions, brought to you by The New York Times, about the 60-year relationship between white parents and the public school down the block. (NYT)
  • Warning, this dollhouse kitchen could be nicer than your real kitchen (Dear Little Studio)
  • Toxic Masculinity Is Killing Us (Vogue)
  • Her Last Project
  • We’re all tired:

  • I have a special place in my heart for film students. Love this (swissmiss)
  • There’s a lot of truth here. Many perks, lots of loneliness, lots of self-doubts: Our remote work future is going to suck (Sean Blanda)
  • And: Breaking free of the 9-to-5 was originally a feminist project. So how did it become part of oppressive 24/7 work culture? (Aeon)
  • One of my favourite brands, now one of my favourite ‘home offices’ (design\milk)
  • This. (McSweeney’s)
  • I guess “run and jump in the water without knowing the temperature was on his summer bucket list too! (Instagram)
  • We Tried 7 Methods for Storing Berries and the Winner Outlasted Them All (the kitchn)
  • Now I want to go to Authur’s again. Next time in Montreal, Sophie! Note the mask! It’s bananas that masks are now a new category on retail websites. (SFgirlbybay)
  • Not your typical farmhouse (Remodelista)

Until we meet again, xo

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meanwhile, elsewhere

It’s Friday’s online finds: Grab a suit and dive in.


  • “My husband and I are now yelling IT’S FUN IF YOU MAKE IT FUN to each other every time one of our children is garbage.” – Oh, you let your kids watch ‘Sesame Street’ while you cook dinner? Okay… Why did you even have them? (Evil Witches)
  • I’ve been three times already and hope to go back (Saltwire)
  • “My name is Tunde Wey. I am Nigerian. I am a cook. I am here trying to sell chicken for enormous amounts of money.” The plan, he goes on, is to thus end gentrification. There is laughter around the table. “I know,” he says, smiling. “But the problem is outrageous. I thought I’d come up with an equally outrageous plan to fix it.” (GQ)
  • As a kid, I would have loved this. As a forty-one-year-old, I wonder if I can still sign up? (Petit Architect via Jess).
    Side note, I heard that my high school communications technology teacher passed away recently. Mr. Vacheresse was one of the best, someone who inspired me and he was the teacher who taught me the most. As I wrote here, he showed me the joy of using a ruler and told me that I have an excellent perception of measurement which I still think is one of my greatest talents. Thank you, Mr. V! 
  • Sharing this again. And maybe again and again. (NYT via Kristin)
  • Michelle Obama has a podcast (Spotify)
  • And following this father and daughter seems to have lifted everyone’s spirt, except Peloton, I am guessing (Instagram via Erin)
  • I’d like to file this in the No Shit, Sherlock folder: Moms are working dramatically fewer hours than dads during coronavirus. It’s a ‘red flag’ for what’s ahead. A new study shows that moms have reduced their paid working hours 4 to 5 times more than dads (Lily)
  • Wait, were Kristy/Mary Anne/Claudia/Stacey/Dawn the originators of the ‘are you a Carrie/Samantha/Charlotte/Miranda question? (Apartment Therapy via Sophie)
  • The dark side of Jam: “It’s telling that some people have been more outraged over the moldy jam than the allegations of unfair treatment and exploitation,… but if that’s the catalyst to get everyone to care about the deeper issue, which is the years and years of completely unfair treatment and exploitation of her chefs’ talents, particularly her POC chefs, then good.” (Eater)
  • This French town has created its own Amazon with a difference (Wired)

Until we meet again, xo

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