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Friday links

  • Here is a dark little take on our president’s first 100 days, courtesy of The Simpsons. (Flavorwire)
  • Relatedly, this piece—part of a series—profiles women on why they voted for our president. Sorry, I just can’t type his name. (Elle)
  • Are nature documentaries fake? (Kottke)
  • Nine out-of-the-ordinary food museums. (Mental Floss)
  • This slideshow of some of Diana Ross’s best onstage style moments is fun. (Vogue)


Posted on April 28th, 2017 14 Comments

It’s the little things

Everlane silk cami—Its the little things

Whenever I show a sheer blouse, I catch hell for it in the comments, so I’ve started always mentioning, when I do show these tops, that they’d be good paired with camisoles, just so you don’t think I believe you should be traipsing around half-dressed. But I realize I’ve never shown you a decent cami. So here is a very nearly perfect one. It’s silk and double-lined, which is so luxe, and has no unnecessary lace or frou, just how I like.

Posted on April 28th, 2017 18 Comments

GOACA home basics: trays

I don’t really have much use for trays, but I like them as decorative objects, and have elected to show you a bunch of very happy bright ones today. From Huset, a fantastic Scandinavian design boutique in LA, here’s one made from a popular print by Josef Frank.

Such a good poppy yellow.

I like the unlikely color combination on this choice from Marimekko.

OK, this Fornasetti tray costs a fortune, but it was too good not to include.

Red and white is always a winner.

Posted on April 28th, 2017 9 Comments

Thursday links

  • Check out these cool Japanese manhole covers. (Colossal)
  • RIP Jonathan Demme. (NY Times)
  • The best movies on AmazonPrime right now. (Vulture)
  • These portraits of people on the edge are sometimes hard to look at, but fascinating. (Dangerous Minds)
  • Good on Beyonce for setting up a scholarship program. (Elle)
Posted on April 27th, 2017 5 Comments

What do you stockpile?

Davines All in One Milk—What do you stockpile?

All four of these beauty products have inspired such loyalty in me that I live in mortal fear of them being discontinued, and so I hoard them like it’s already happened. I had a recent scare with Oi All in One Milk from Davines, which gets rid of frizz, detangles, smells fantastic, and just sort of changes my hair, I can’t explain it. I couldn’t find it on Amazon or the Davines website, and became convinced it was discontinued. So I bought five bottles from the Barneys site, and now am set for quite some time. (It is not discontinued, BTW: I was just searching wrong.) But forking over all that cash at Barneys was sort of worth it: if you spend over $200 on beauty products there right now, you get a really cute (and big) cosmetic bag packed with about a dozen and a half quite luxe samples.

Davines Love Conditioner—What do you stockpile?

Davines Love Conditioner also aids mightily in the fight against frizz, and heat-styling damage too. It’s a thick deep conditioner, but I use it every time I shampoo, and my hair just absorbs it.


Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35—What do you stockpile?

I don’t know what I will do if anyone dares take Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35 off the market; its Medium tone is the best match for my skin I’ve ever found, and it goes on nice and light and sheer.

Ferderic Malle Portrait of a Lady Hair  Body Oil—What do you stockpile?

The splurgiest beauty product in my arsenal is Frederic Malle’s Portrait of a Lady Hair and Body Oil. I can’t wear perfume—it’s too fume-y, gives me a headache—so I use this instead. The scent lasts just as long as perfume, but is much subtler. And it moisturizes beautifully.

Posted on April 27th, 2017 46 Comments

Wednesday links

  • These British sci-fi magazine covers from the 50s are rather beautiful in their way.
  • The creators of This is Spinal Tap have never been paid. This is criminal. (Bloomberg Business Week)
  • Here’s a very clever piece by Sloane Crosley about traveling with a boyfriend with whom she was in a doomed relationship. (NY Times)
  • 12 female authors talk about The Handmaid’s Tale.
  • I loved this: 16 women on the thing they had to have as teenagers. (The Cut)


Posted on April 26th, 2017 6 Comments