Monday 29th May 2017
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Friday links

  • A graphic designer matched Pantone swatches with real-life landscapes. (My Modern Met)
  • These photos of deserted areas are rather haunting. (The Atlantic)
  • Goats in trees! (Atlas Obscura)
  • A bunch of pretty of-their-moment and very fun movie lobby cards from the 1960s. (Dangerous Minds)
  • Well this is nice: Nicki Minaj has been secretly funding schools and clean water for a village in India. (A.V. Club)

Items for the home in that pale pink I like so much

Smeg toaster

It turns out that the pale pink I’m so enamored with is so prevalent that New York magazine has given it a name—millennial pink—and devoted a whole feature* to it. You’d think that this would dampen my enthusiasm a bit, knowing my taste was so predictable, and yet it does not. And while I can’t very well bring you one more post on clothing in that hue—having already foisted two of them upon you—I can bring you one on home decor items. I found so many good ones, like this excellent toaster, from the Italian company Smeg.

Aquanova trash bin

What a delightful little trash bin.

Tokyo Design Studio dinner plate

A star print and pink on the same dinner plate is almost too much good.

Tender Rose candle holders

I’ve never owned candle holders in my life, but these are quite tempting.

Bloomingville jars

These jars seem like they’d be good for storing makeup pencils and such.

Le Creuset French press

This Le Creuset French press coffee maker is pretty damn adorable.

Ferm Living pillow

An appealingly simple graphic pillow from Ferm Living.

Muuto vase

The kind of vase that would be good with whatever flowers you chose to place in it.


*The link to it appears to be broken this morning.

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Taking requests: Raincoats

A reader who goes by the online name of sheepy puppy requested a post on raincoats with hoods, and it’s certainly the season for it: it’s either stunningly bright and gorgeous in New York right now or pouring buckets. My absolute favorite raincoats at the moment are from Stutterheim, and they’re not cheap but they are stylish and ultra-durable and long, which counts for a lot in a deluge. Here is my absolute favorite, and it was very hard to narrow it down.

And here is a more classic model from Stutterheim, also slightly less pricey than the one above.

A delightful raincoat-yellow version from Barbour, with a cool striped lining. Also: it’s on sale.

Nothing better than a classic trench for your plus -size choice.

This one has a duckbill hood, which is really cute, and I always like army green.

Bold red seems fun and spring-y.

And yet another big sale, this one at Nordstrom

I’ve got items here displayed in descending order of splurginess, starting with this Zero + Maria Cornejo dress that just looks like the very definition of ease.

The neckline on this Rick Owens dress is just so elegant.

A leopard print coach’s jacket is rather fun.

And this Belstaff jacket couldn’t be much more classic.

I can’t recall if I posted about this pretty summer dress or just thought about it, but I do know I want it.

A little ridiculous, but pretty fantastic.

This is just adorable, with all that cute embroidery.

I dig the safari vibe here.

Such a feminine gauze blouse.

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