- The 250 most difficult SAT words (via Cup of Jo)
- My friend Yoko and her friend Ken are challenging each other to design or letter song titles every day this year: atstd.com.
- Neil Degrasse Tyson paper doll
- Photoshop blend modes explained (via Swiss Miss)
- I’m going to get some heart-shaped sunglasses for the summer, what to you think of these or these?
- Currently reading: The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint by Brady Udall
- Loved this NYTimes article on The Stories that Bind Us
- “You probably knew this already, but there was a time when there were regular goat beauty pageants in Central Park.” Read more.
- Q&A with one of my favorite photographers Sharon Montrose on Cup of Jo.
- Love this Pablo Neruda poem (above) // via Shoko
- My current favorite Pinterest board: A Love Letter to Summer
- Christoph Niemann shares the story of his app, Petting Zoo on the New Yorker blog. I am super excited to show this app to my nieces!
- Paul Octavious does it again (makes me smile).
- This “Pillow Fort Architect” pin available from Hello Quiet Tiger.
- Crossfitters: my friend Dan Betz made a great app for tracking your benchmark WODs BNCHMRK.me.
- My CrossFit girl crush will be visiting my gym next week to compete in The Open and I didn’t RSVP in time. Sad trombone.
- Even though I missed the aforementioned. I’m super excited to start The Open of the Crossfit Games for the third year in a row. Follow me here!
- Proper use of popular social networks
- I just finished my first online Skillshare class on editing in Lightroom, it was definitely worth $20 as a beginning Lightroom user.
- Do you have an old iPhone sitting around? I just used the Amazon trade-in program and got a decent amount of money for an iPhone 4.
// YOLO hand lettering by Alonzo Felix
So far this month I have read:
The Devil in the White City [about the Chicago World’s Fair]
Things We Love [food for the eyes if you like all things sparkly, dotty and graphic]
Turning Pro [Steven Pressfield’s second work of non-fiction about getting off your ass and doing what you were meant to do]
How to Sharpen Pencils [hysterically detailed treatise on sharpening pencils]
and I finally started my print subscription to New York Magazine
I’ve been watching some documentaries lately too, so another Watch It list coming soon!
I don’t make a ton of time to watch movies or tv at home, but occasionally on weekends I watch something on Netflix. Recently I have enjoyed:
Eames the Architect and the Painter
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Bill Cunningham New York
The Queen of Versailles
I’ve taken to tracking my done and not done movie watching over at Done Not Done if you want to follow along!
- New York Magazine’s 15 Sundance films to get excited for
- Incredible photos by Kevin Russ (taken with an iPhone)
- Heart straws (zomg wishlisted)
- Michael Bierut’s Graphic Design Criticism as a Spectator Sport hit the spot this week. I dearly miss his Looking Closer book series.
- Dying to test a Lensbaby on my new camera
- Steph Goralnick’s instagram of some super cool travel items (I just bought the collapsible water bottle today, because carrying around a big one annoys me sometimes, but I always wish I had one with me).
// photo above taken at 41st St & 10th Avenue where there is a super cool black and white striped wall
Sometimes we have silly conversations at the lunch table, recently we spent thirty minutes discusssing whether or not a quesadilla qualifies as a sandwich.
Do you consider a quesadilla a sandwich?
Some arguments for a quesadilla being a sandwich:
- It’s like a grilled cheese sandwich but made with tortillas
Arguments against a quesadilla being a sandwich:
- Tortillas don’t have yeast, therefore aren’t bread, therefore can’t be used to make a sandwich
- The tortilla (according to some) is folded in half, so it’s not actually two pieces sandwiching cheese
- Bri and Katie give good advice about what to wear to an interview
- Max Wanger’s Year in Pictures (also see his print shop!!)
- Julia Robbs’ Year in Pictures
- Henry Leutwyler’s Ballet photos
- Have a good cry-laugh while watching Drive Thru Invisible Driver
- My favorite Tattly to date launched this week, friendship bracelets!
- NYTimes 10 best books of 2012 (of which I have read zero)
- My friends at Fictive Kin launched Done not Done (see my profile here) a fun new app for remembering the things you want to do (not the ones you have teux deux)
// photo by Julia Robbs
What a whirlwind of a week? We finally got power back at studio Tattly and spent the rest of the week getting back on our feet. The election came and went and I couldn’t be happier about the results. People are still displaced and in need after Hurricane Sandy, please consider making a small donation. Some good links for the week:
- This photo of Martin Luther King Jr. voting for the first time in his life.
- The covers of major newspapers the day after the election
- A really awesome reminder of things to do every day
- Some correspondence between a 10-year-old and Barack Obama (note: grab a tissue before reading)