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Monday links

liberte egalite

  • I don’t typically worship at the altar of Queen Bey, but this amuses. (The Frisky)
  • The classic Manhattan Dive Bar comes one step closer to joining the Extinct Species list with news that midtown’s Subway Inn will close later this month. (NY Mag)
  • “Fatal Attraction,” “Gaslight,” and other movie titles that have become part of our vocabulary. (Mental Floss)
  • Airplane seats could actually get worse. (Slate)
  • An investigation into the question of whether sons or daughters make the better investment.
Posted on July 28th, 2014 1 Comment

Print of the week

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Hearts and flowers, stars and cherries: how much joy can one little shirt contain?

Posted on July 28th, 2014 1 Comment

Top 5 of the day: kinds of blue


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The prospect of wearing something like this snappy little blue-grey blazer to work is almost—and yet not quite—enough to make me want to take an office job again.

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Everything—the sleeves, the neckline, the hem—on this perfect throw-it-on jersey dress hits at the exactly right spot.

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Ye olde asymmetric pullover.

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less expensive approximation of my beloved Maria Cornejo Gabi trousers (see also: here)

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Cooler than a loafer, more streamlined than an oxford, and just the tiniest little bit punk: I love these.



Posted on July 25th, 2014 14 Comments

Thursday links

legos on beach

  • The rather amusing story of why Legos  keep washing up on one particular beach in Cornwall, England. (Yahoo)
  • This philanthropist—whose bipolar son was successfully treated for his condition with medication— has just donated $650 million for psychiatric research, which is desperately underfunded in this country.  “I would like to purchase that happy ending for other people,” he was quoted as saying. This makes me cry. (NY Times)
  • My mini-crush on Chris Pratt as just gone maxi. (Time)
  • Ten occasions on which The Simpsons accurately predicted the future. (The Chive)
  • And finally: it’s the first trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey. (Vulture)


Posted on July 24th, 2014 6 Comments

Cheap and chic of the week: Summer stripes on sale


1. Mango 2. Madewell 3. Velvet Graham & Spencer 4. Joie 5. Soludos 6. Equipment 7. Pim & Larkin 8. Madewell 9. Lanston

Posted on July 24th, 2014 6 Comments

Tuesday trifecta: Melamine

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No time like barbecue and picnic season to stock up on everyone’s favorite synthetic, unbreakable dishware: this charming butterfly is one of an unmatched set of four.

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Etsy shop The Mad Platters is melamine central: right now I’m digging this oddly pretty number bordered with tentacles.


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And finally: I’m pretty sure this serving bowl is the best melamine thing I’ve ever seen.


Posted on July 22nd, 2014 3 Comments