Gummy bearskin rug.
For a Money article on saving for retirement.
I think I found some kindred spirits at Set Editions. Stationery lovers of the first degree.
“Reading great literature, it has long been averred, enlarges and improves us as human beings. Brain science shows this claim is truer than we imagined.”
–Annie Murphy Paul, The New York Times, March 18, 2012
Thank you, New York Times, for publishing this.
Saw the Cig Harvey photo below in the back of a recent Whole Living magazine, and immediately had to learn more. When I graduated from college, jobless and directionless, I often said that I felt like I’d plunged off a diving board into an empty swimming pool. On the cusp of 30, something about this photo speaks perhaps to where I am now:
Turns out she lives in Boston and Maine (I still find it weird that I am drawn to people that have what I guess is a New England aesthetic and find out later they are connected to home) and has a portfolio of other images I love. Take a gander via the link at the top of the page.
AND to my even greater surprise, she did a year of covers for Maine Magazine: including the two images below.
I feel like I just serendipitously connected some dots this morning. Maybe it’s a little St. Patrick’s Day luck kicking in a day late (but not a dollar short)?
For those of you living under a rock, 826 writing centers are the manifestation of a Dave Eggers vision. If you know anything about Dave Eggers, it is safe to infer that these are no ordinary writing centers. Each one boasts a store as its front; all proceeds go to their respective programs.
A class of third-graders from a local DC elementary school came to the center, and workshopped a story as a group, finishing the session as published authors. Such a fantastic program, infused with creativity and enthusiasm by the kids and facilitators who make it happen. Before the workshop started, I snapped a few photos of the ‘museum store.’
Exhibit A: field journal/toilet paper + panda containment unit.
Exhibit B: unfiltered unicorn tears (“puts the sparkle in sadness” – I bought a jar for my office), formal-dehyde, semi-formal-dehyde, business casual-dehyde (I should have also bought these), sabertooth dental floss, utter darkness, primordial soup + more.
Exhibit C: cave painting (colored chalk) kit + Get Used to the Seats: A Complete Survival Guide for Freshmen (written by actual DC high school students).
And a couple more for kicks.