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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meanwhile, elsewhere

It’s Friday’s online finds: Grab some ice cream and dig in.


  • Oscar-Winning Short Hair Love To Be Adapted Into A Series (Elle)
  • A thoughtful gift (Etsy)
  • Am I too old for this game? (The School of Life)
  • And a fun DIY: Make Your Own Krispy Kreme Face Shield (swissmiss)
  • Uncomfortable Conversations With A Black Man
  • New York taught me nostalgia and how to cry in public, but now that I have a $200 rent increase it’s time to move to Sedona and finish my novel. (Electric Lit)
  • For five years, a team of researchers asked women about their experience after having—or not having—an abortion. What do their answers tell us? (New Yorker)
  • “Personally, for me, I don’t think of it as an obligation,” Biles said. “I think of it as an honor to speak for the less fortunate and for the voiceless. I also feel like it gives them power.” (Vogue)
  • I’ve Seen a Future Without Cars, and It’s Amazing *as are the visuals in this article* (NYT)
  • Part of it is that humans are messy and intimacy is hard, no matter what form that takes. How the Hosts of ‘Call Your Girlfriend’ Saved Their Friendship (The Atlantic)
  • I’m old AF
@guesswho_718

Even the hand gesture game has changed @kamilo.ny @guesswhos_wifey @itz_daniella12 #LaughPause #dadsoftiktok #momsoftiktok #over30 #kids #fyp

♬ original sound – guesswho_718

  • “This debate about whether cities are over is really about whether cities are over for college-educated white people who have the means to choose where to live and work…” Cities Aren’t Dead, They’re Ready to Be Reborn—The pandemic may have accelerated migration from urban centers, but neighborhoods are keeping city life alive. (Medium)
  • Raising kids to be good collaborators with 4 simple lessons (Cool Mom Picks)
  • Trump did what he said. He built a wall around America and made the world pay for it. He just never told Americans that they’d be stuck inside. (Medium)
  • Scientists used loudspeakers to make dead coral reefs sound healthy. Fish flocked to them. (WP)
  • And you are welcome: I’ve Never Wanted To See Hot Men’s Faces Less, PPE = BDE (Elle)

Until we meet again, xo

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meanwhile, elsewhere

It’s Friday’s online finds: Grab a cocktail and dig in.


  • On a positive note, it will be a lot easier to update the actual Tokyo 2020 logo than the fake one, which was probably too good to be true (Creative Bloq)
  • Speaking of good design but sad news: Milton Glaser, Master Designer of ‘I ♥ NY’ Logo, Is Dead at 91 (NYT)
  • Would you rather facilitate a PTA meeting around schools reopening in the fall, or do a trust fall into a pit of crocodiles? (McSweeney’s)
  • How do you make your pesto? (Food52)
  • Of course, he did (twitter)
  • Y’all, I totally want this book (SMT)
  • 14 Black Women We Should All Learn About In History Class (Bored Panda)
  • Single-use plastic is no longer needed, surtles (sea turtles) everywhere are happy (Grist)
  • Merriam-Webster Revises ‘Racism’ Entry After Missouri Woman Asks for Changes—Kennedy Mitchum, 22, said the dictionary definition needed to be expanded to include systemic racism. The dictionary’s editors agreed. (NYT)
  • Had no opinion about Dakota Johnson until I went on her house tour (video) and I quite enjoyed the house and her (AD)
  • Why work from home when you can work from your yard in a cabin-pod (Design\Milk)
  • Barcelona Opera Reopens With An Audience Of Plants (NPR)
  • I’m down for this
  • The run/walk method sounds tempting… older runners were able to post faster finish times when they transitioned to a Run-Walk strategy (The Runner Beans)
  • David is now at a day camp every day paddling, swimming and living his best summer life 🙌 🙌 🙌 🙌 but I wish I thought about this last month (offspring)
  • Can be combined with Cards Against Humanity (and alcohol) for extra laughs—The Perfect Post-Quarantine Game (Done with 2020)
  • How ironic, then, that Instagramming may ultimately bring more of us into a close relationship with the natural world. The NPS, in spite of the headaches that come with bigger crowds, is using social media to attract more diverse groups of visitors. (Outside)
  • Nutritional yeast is an incredibly versatile pantry staple that can be used in soups, salads, over popcorn and even in noodle dough. It also just happens to be vegan (gasp!) (Serious Eats)
  • I tweeted a tweet… see the full thread here:

Until we meet again, xo

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