meanwhile, elsewhere

It’s Friday’s online finds: Cozy up and dig in.

  • Repost: Homemade holiday gift ideas (Shutterbean)
  • And if you’re riding the DIY train, how about some crepe paper festive clementines and poinsettias
  • “The Good Place” Creator Michael Schur Explained The Real Message Of The Show (BuzzFeed)
  • And speaking of goodess: Swissmiss!!! “I asked on Twitter and Instagram what small makers/shops I should support. All of the links below are from the suggestions I received… Running a small bootstrapped business myself (Tattly) I know first-hand what a difference it makes when kind humans share your product. ⁣Small businesses usually don’t have marketing budgets. We rely on word-of-mouth. ⁣So, dive in: (swissmiss)
  • Recycling isn’t working – here are 15 ways to shrink your plastic footprint (The Guardian)
  • And for almost 40 years, Patagonia has supported grassroots groups working to find solutions to the environmental crisis. But in this time of unprecedented threats, it’s often hard to know the best way to get involved. That’s why we’re connecting individuals with our grantees, in order to take action on the most pressing issues facing the world today. (Patagonia Action Works)
  • Homemade egg nog with rum! (Joy The Baker)
  • It may not be a shock that I want most of these things: Gift ideas for teens (Design Mom)
  • Why do Americans… Is something I question often but today’s Googling brought me here: Why do Americans write the month before the day? (The Guardian)
  • Where Type Designers Sell Experimental Work In Progress. (Future Fonts)
  • For decades, libraries have relied on fines to discourage patrons from returning books late. But a growing number of some of the country’s biggest public library systems are ditching overdue fees after finding that the penalties drive away the people who stand to benefit the most from free library resources. ‘We Wanted Our Patrons Back’ — Public Libraries Scrap Late Fines To Alleviate Inequity (NPR)
  • I Love Top Ten Lists [me too!] Writing an anti-Top Ten list is, a decade in, like throwing an “alternative wedding”—an even showier version of the thing that you’re supposedly opposing. (The New Yorker)

Pop a cork, it’s the weekend!


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