meanwhile, elsewhere

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

  • A house loaded with happy-design (design*sponge)
  • Oh and this house too! (A Cup Of Jo)
  • Good stuff over here (The Creative Independent)
  • High-intensity incidental physical activity—could be the key to helping all of us get some high-quality exercise each day. (Quartzy)
  • Canadian pot grower Canopy Growth and lifestyle authority Martha Stewart announce a business partnership (CNBC)
  • True, not true, kind of true (A Cup Of Jo)
  • The internet is profoundly changing kids’ lives in ways that we have yet to understand, and it makes sense that parents want to keep their children safe. But “Momo” isn’t what they need protection from. (The Atlantic)
  • Crowd Goes Nuts for Extremely Satisfying DVD Logo Bounce (Kottke)
  • As the novelty of meal kits wears off, companies like Blue Apron and Hello Fresh are seemingly faced with a choice: pivot or die (Eater)
  • Need to up my iPhone game (Apple)
  • 45% delight and 55% stress: “Does anyone actually like holding hands?” (Man Repeller)
  • xx (NYT)

Have a great weekend!

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meanwhile, elsewhere

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

  • Maybe she’s born with it, Maybe it’s… Great read, maybe I’m curious (Atelier Dore)
  • Coming soon, a documentary about Adnan Syed (Dazed Digital)
  • Nigella Lawson Was Never Just a Domestic Goddess (NYT)
  • If you can understand why so many people would spend 50 bucks on a water bottle, you can understand a lot about America in 2019…Which of these S’well bottles looks like the kind of person I want to be?” (The Atlantic)
  • It’s been 25 years… and still one of my top-ten-favourite movie scenes. (RollingStone)
    “I was really going to be somebody by the time I was 23.” 
    “Honey, all you have to be by the time you’re 23 is yourself.”
    “I don’t know who that is anymore.”
    “I do. And we all love her. I love her. She breaks my heart again and again, but I love her.”
  • “You can do something you love, just because you love it.” (Man Repeller)
  • Let’s talk more about HSDD (Design Mom Here and Here)
  • When the chefs of Joe Beef in Montreal gave up alcohol, their whole restaurant changed (Bon Appetite)
  • Who Killed Tulum? (The Cut)
  • When kids start Googling themselves (The Atlantic)
  • Try reading this without yawing (life hacker)
  • Well said Kathleen, what a disappointing end. (Lainey’s Gossip)

Have a great weekend!

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10 things I can’t live without

A blog I follow has been asking their team to list the 10 Items That Changed Their Life Most Dramatically. Mostly listing little things that make a big difference every day (we’re talking phone chargers to tampons) – I love this, so I’m jumping in!

10 things that changed my life dramatically

  1. Dyson V6 Animal Cord-free Vacuum: if you have a floor, you need one of these. period. end of sentence.
  2. Patagonia Women’s Better Sweater 1/4-Zip Fleece: I’d like one in every colour, please. Warm and well-fitting (not bulky). Bonus, it’s Patagonia who is the company I’d most want to design a catalog for.
  3. Karma by Lush: This is my favourite perfume and it’s affordable too. Remember Sandalwood from the Body Shop? Karma is the big sister.
  4. HoMetic Sound machine: It started with a fan but now the roar of the ocean or a little brook in the forest sing me to sleep.
  5. SPF 30 Sunscreen by Drunk Elephant: Last summer, one of my goals was to apply sunscreen every freaking day. I purchased this and found it to be the perfect sunscreen for daily wear.
  6. Apple iPod Shuffle: I’m not sure what I’m going to do when mine stops shuffling (it’s discontinued). Currently, Michelle Obama talks into my ears about being a strong, powerful woman while I run the streets of Halifax.
  7. SodaStreamI’m a girl who loves sparkles! I’ve saved about one billion dollars, no longer buying cases of Perrier plus it’s one less reason I have to go to Costco.
  8. Apple iPhone 6s: Really, it’s a love-hate relationship but honestly I love my phone – I love to send gifs, I love Instagram, I love podcasts, I love how it keeps me company. Memories and making memories all in my back pocket.
  9. Classic Chemex: Once you pour-over, you can’t go back. I love my Chemex as much as I love coffee which is a lot. a lot a lot.
  10. Fjallraven Totepack No.1 Bag: *disclaimer: I was sent this bag for free* but I love it! it is great for every day usage but especially handy for travel because the straps can switch to a backpack.

How about you? What are the things you can’t live without?

PS. Things I am looking for that will probably change my life: Wireless headphones for small-headed runners, a good quality 2m cable for charging my iPhone, a weighted blanket, a mini jean skirt. Recommendations welcome.