Wine Windows

Wine Windows, or buchette del vino, are little hatches which were originally used to sell surplus wine direct to Florence’s working class. These wine windows are unique to Florence and Tuscany, and were once a normal part of everyday life here. Now, several wine windows have re-opened for the first time in generations, and are being used to serve food and drinks in a socially distanced way. This makes me happy.

The New Dating Timeline

This New Dating Timeline made me laugh out loud. (Then, wanting to cry a little.)

(Via Joanna)

They Love NYC

The converted candy factory in Brooklyn is home to artists from all over the world who, thanks to landlord Ann Ballentine. They have cultivated their own sense of community in New York for more than 40 years. Thank you InStyle Magazine for this beautiful feature. Read the full article.

(My office landlords Frank and Mario, owners of The Invisible Dog Artist Building, deserve the same kind of tribute!)

Home or Office

If You Can

Film student Hanna Rybak created this animated short film illustrating Sir Winston Churchill’s poem entitled “If You Can”.

Young Americans

David Bowie and Cher sing duet of “Young Americans” and other songs on 1975 Variety Show. Wow.

Snoring into the Icelanding Countryside

You might have heard of an app that lets you scream into the Icelanding wilderness. It reminded me of Swiss performance artist Roman Signer who amplified his snoring into the Icelandic countryside in 1996. I love everything about this.

Ostrichpillow

The Ostrich Pillow from a few years back could come in really handy for those of us, stuck at home, wanting to get some peace and quiet.

Destress By Screaming Into Icelandic Wilderness

This Web app lets you release any pandemic-pent up frustration in the form of a scream, then broadcasts it from speakers in the Icelandic wilderness.

Window Swap

Window Swap is so pure and lovely: Open a new window somewhere in the world.

(Thank you Johno)

Alike, an Animated Short Film

(via The Kid Should See This)

Kissing Planters

These kissing planters by Tatiana Cardona made me giggle.

Tattly Are Waterproof

Summer is here in NY and that’s a good time to remind everyone that Tattly are indeed waterproof. Go sleeve up, dive in, have some fun!

Opera for Potted Plants

This is the world I want to believe in: Barcelona’s Liceu opera house reopens for performance to an audience of 2,292 potted plants. My heart!

This Morning Walk

My dear friend Libby started walking every morning over eight years ago. This radically simple daily practice has changed her life. It is form of protest, of healing, of creating, and of returning. You can catch glimpses of her adventures here.

I love this woman.

Distance Disco

Distance Disco is a digital matchmaking dance party: find the person dancing to your song! I love this so much!

How To See in Four Minutes

How to See, in Four Minutes, by Wendy MacNaughton

(via Chris)

Giant Floating Ball

You are standing on a giant floating ball with a hot liquid core. Plan accordingly.

What We See When We Read

Love this animated trailer for Peter Mendelsund’s best selling book “What We See When We Read“, illustrated by Brian Rea.

Dog and Dolphin Playing Together

My heart needed this.

(I am morphing into a dog lover, aren’t I? Or maybe I need a dolphin.)

Summer 2020 Petticoat


Fashion that enforces Social Distancing. I am here for it.

I could just wear my “Prom Dress” that I wore for my undercover 40th birthday Prom party. Why Prom? I never had one, nor did many of my friends so I hosted one. It was fun.

Blow-Up Scooter

This portable and inflatable scooter made me giggle.

Maker’s Map

Love this Maker’s Map by Brad Montague. I have definitely been wading through the Fog of Fear. I am currently aiming hard for the unexplored territories.

OK Go | All Together Now

What a moving letter that came with this new OK Go song. Read it here.