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Thursday links

  • Oh, this is a sad one.  Rest in Peace, Mary Tyler Moore. You truly brought me so much joy. (NY Times)
  • And here we have the 12 best episodes of the Mary Tyler Moore Show. (Vulture)
  • This bit with Stephen Colbert and Billy Eichner is clever. (Time)
  • A recent study has concluded that even the lightest exercise can make you happier. (The Science of Us)
  • Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein share their favorite high school albums. (A.V. Club)



Posted on January 26th, 2017 4 Comments

Cheap and chic of the week

Madewell plaid shirt—cheap and chic of the week

I popped in to the sale at Madewell the other day, and am so glad I did. I picked up this flannel shirt and it is just perfect: it has that perfectly-beaten-in, been-hanging-in-my-closet-for-years vibe right off the rack.

Madewell velvet blazer—cheap and chic of the week

I didn’t buy this velvet blazer but am strongly considering it—there’s something so cooly elegant about it.

Just a big old huggy cardigan, of which a person can never have too many.

Posted on January 26th, 2017 5 Comments

GOACA home basics: Mugs

Tokyo Desugn Studio mug—mugs

I believe in filling life with nice little design moments,  and that extends to my choice in mugs: I own a motley assortment—no more than two match, but they are rich in color and pattern, and lately I’ve been looking to expand my collection. First up: I own several bowls by Tokyo Design Studio, and quite like their bright take on cups as well.

West Elm mug—Mugs

The blue-on-blue is cool, and I like the slightly midcentury feel here.

Missoni mug—mugs

A very excellent—and quite splurgy—option from Missoni.

Marimekko mug—mugs

Love these squished-together dots from Marimekko.

Red mug—mugs

Just a really good red, and an interestingly sculptural handle.

Le Creuset mug—mugs

And finally, who can resist this little bit of cuteness from Le Creuset?

Posted on January 26th, 2017 5 Comments

Wednesday links

  • 25 fun facts about Breaking Bad.
  • This rundown of the biggest snubs and surprises of the 2017 Oscar nominations is illuminating. (Vulture)
  • This Dutch TV show’s parody of the inaugural speech is pretty clever. (Time)
  • What  do you think of the bubble hotel? (Atlas Obscura)
  • Somehow, this does not shock. (Jezebel)


Posted on January 25th, 2017 3 Comments

Wardrobe classic: the hoodie

As I mentioned briefly last week, I have very much been feeling hoodies again, for the first time in about a decade. I used to wear them all the time—to toughen up jackets and coats that might otherwise come off too ladylike, but these days my wardrobe is more streamlined, and coats and jackets I’m wearing them under are too. This first option is quite chic in army green.

ATM Hoodie—Hoodies

And the shirttail hem here appeals, as does the fact that the material is quite thin, making it good for layering.

Neiman Marcus cashmere hoodie—hoodies

A quite luxe choice in cashmere.

A nice classic grey zip-up style.

Champion hoodie—hoodies

And finally: you can’t beat a solid, heavy-duty Champion model.

Posted on January 25th, 2017 11 Comments

Tuesday links

  • I loved this rundown of secret spaces—like this ballroom in a busy Australian train station, or the tennis courts in Grand Central—in well-known places.
  • Alec Baldwin will host SNL for a record-breaking 17th time on February 11. (Vulture)
  • I know the marches were Saturday and it’s already Tuesday, but I can’t resist posting these great signs that were spotted in D.C. And here are more fantastic signs from all over. (Jezebel, Slate)
  • This new Netflix series about design looks interesting. (Kottke)
  • A new exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum showcases pieces from Georgia O’ Keefe’s excellent wardrobe. (Mental Floss)


Posted on January 24th, 2017 11 Comments