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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meanwhile, elsewhere

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


  • The Rose-painted calathea is the best plant for my zodiac sign (LA Times)
  • My recent binge was “amiable, light, and — flaws aside — easily binge-able.” (Variety)
  • More Than I Meal — When we lost restaurants this spring — when their doors closed and many of their workers were sent home — we didn’t just lose places to be fed. We lost a theatre of experience (NYT)
  • Can art change the world? Inside the debate raging over Black Lives Matter murals. Is art a distraction from change or a catalyst? That’s the question at the heart of Black Lives Matter Plaza in D.C. — and across the United States
    (Fast Company)
  • How not to kill your kid in the kitchen (Motherwell)
  • The Masks We Wear (and Don’t Wear) (Psychology Today via Beth)
  • I am feeling like a total amateur despite my many attempts this was a very good listen for those interested in preserving (Instagram via Catherine)
  • I love this idea I also love the index card with a map! This is super helpful. (Cup of Jo)

Until we meet again, xo

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meanwhile, elsewhere

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


  • The Brown Bookcase is an independently owned bookstore founded by NINE-YEAR-OLD Rylei, who’s goal is to bring more diversity to children and YA readers. At nine, I was playing with Barbies and begging my parents for cable TV.
  • Speaking of bookstores, does Canada have something like the Bookshop?
  • And speaking of Canada, does the 15% pledge apply to Sephora Canada? (Glamour)
  • Do you know what a duvet is? The answer may surprise you (EHD)
  • A face mask or horror movie prop? (swissmiss)
  • Did the quarantine change you? (Vox)
  • Americans are (the WORLD is) pretending that the pandemic is over. It certainly is not. (The Atlantic)
  • Each one of these names was somebody’s baby (Baby Names)
  • Lainey speaks: What Happened to Sasha Exeter
  • My friend Alie is killing it with good pod episodes. The latest being Neuroendocrinology (SEX & GENDER) with Daniel Pfau.
  • And in the episode, they mention the Gender Nation Glossary which I linked to a few years ago. It’s always good to keep educating yourself.
  • IKEA Invites You to Bee-come Architects to Support Local Ecosystems (Design Milk)
  • What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger… WAS ALL A LIE! (Cambridge)
  • I want to watch this
  • What Happens to All the Un-Hugged Hugs? (The New Yorker)
  • City Enters Phase 4 Of Pretending Coronavirus Over (The Onion)
  • This broke my heart. I hope they got an A.
  • Are you keeping score on your odds? (Mother.ly)

Until we meet again, xo

Ps. Summer is almost here, how’s everyone’s bucket list coming along?

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meanwhile, elsewhere

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


  • My son is an avid runner. He runs every day, and every day I pray he comes back safely… (Black Box Press Studio)
  • Followed by, What it means to be the mother of a black teenage son right now (Motherwell)
  • What We Lose When We Hide Our Smiles Behind a Mask (Time)
  • Sea Turtle Party! (via Kate, Global News)
  • Over twelve half-hour episodes—any longer, and the viewer would surely combust—Marianne and Connell come together, and fall apart, and come together again. How “Normal People” Makes Us Fall in Love (The New Yorker)
  • Once Upon A Black Halifax (YouTube)
  • “You can’t love black culture without loving black people.” (via Sade, Instagram)
  • I Will Make You Mine
  • Not in Your Front Yard: Why ‘For Sale’ Signs are Banned in Oak Park (We stayed in Oak Park!) (WBEZ)
  • Many of my black friends have told me that they, too, are drowning in these one-way messages drenched in white guilt. I Don’t Need ‘Love’ Texts From My White Friends I need them to fight anti-blackness. (NYT)
  • Adrian Brandon’s Stolen series and Window series (Instagram)
  • How Artists Can Instigate Social Change, According to a New Guide (KQED)
  • ‘I am getting to know so much about her and, fortunately, I delight in each new thing’ (Medium)
  • The Best Way to Handle Your Decline Is to Confront It Head On – Much like contemplating death can neutralize the fear of it, it can help to acclimate yourself to the idea of losing professional skills before it happens. (The Atlantic)
  • This animated short film by Briana Corr Scott about kids separated from their friends during the pandemic is so beautiful (via Amanda).

Until we meet again, xo

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meanwhile, elsewhere

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


  • Easy Grillable Veggie Burgers—I made these and approve! *note: I didn’t plan ahead and had to use a red onion instead of a yellow onion, cashews and pecans instead of walnuts, wild rice instead of brown rice, olive oil instead of avocado oil and didn’t have paprika…but still very good.* (Minimalist Baker)
  • Kids, don’t do this! They made the unlikely decision to quarantine together—after their first date (NPR)
  • This is a great episode—I was reminded of and relistened to it (The American Life)
    There’s a program that brings together kids from two schools. One school is public and in the country’s poorest congressional district. The other is private and costs $43,000/year. They are three miles apart. The hope is that kids connect, but some of the public school kids just can’t get over the divide. We hear what happens when you get to see the other side and it looks a lot better.
  • Sorry, this seat is taken (Spoon & Tamago)
  • I am listening to Brené Brown’s new podcast—this episode and this episode were something special.
  • From Camping To Dining Out: Here’s How Experts Rate The Risks Of 14 Summer Activities (NPR)
  • Tina Fey Is 50, So Here Are 50 Great Tina Fey Moments (Vulture)
  • This is a great list—nothing boosts an ego more than seeing that you’ve already read a bunch of them (Oprah)
  • How Line-Dried Laundry Gets That Fresh Smell (NYT)

Until we meet again, xo

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