It’s spring! Maybe, sort of, kind of, finally?


To celebrate, some completely unrelated articles and web-things that I found worth a read:
+ I’m definitely going to be spending a good deal of time browsing Typedia, a “shared encyclopedia of typefaces,” which I discovered by chance during a Google search. Who knew that there were so many subclasses within serif fonts?
+ In I’m not sure if this is fascinating or makes me uncomfortable or both news, Grub Street has an article on how fancy-pants restaurants like Eleven Madison Park Google its guests in order to elevate their dining experience. Apparently, this isn’t even that unusual. (If you haven’t seen the New York Times‘ Op-Art graphic on dining/restaurant lingo from a couple years ago, I highly recommend it. Aah, to one day be a B.G.E. at a place like Annisa!)
+ Blogger Jennifer Chong went backpacking in the mountains in Arizona and has been posting beautiful (beautiful!) photos from her trip.
+ Just for fun: Have you played the game 2048? Are you obsessed? Most importantly, have you gotten to 2048 yet?! (For me, the answers are yes, yes, and, sadly, no.)




I enjoyed compiling links for this feature the last time I did it, and I thought it might be time to bring it back again.

+ This may now be considered “old” news, but Intelligentsia is opening up shop in New York City this spring! I have high hopes that it will feature special design details, like the tile in the Silver Lake location, which I wrote about here.

+ T’is the season for the flu/common cold. I came down with the latter last week, and yet I still didn’t think to check out Design*Sponge’s great compilation of “Cures for the Common Cold: Tips from the Creative Community.” (via The Curator)

+ I can’t wait to watch this FM4 Radio Session of Danish band Efterklang performing three songs off their new album, Piramida. Even though I just saw them in concert in September, I’m thinking of doing so again when they’re next in New York in the spring. They’re currently on tour (and I highly recommend them), so check out their tour schedule here.

+ Katie of blog What Katie Does just posted an amazing guide on getting started with calligraphy. Her introduction already has me wanting to run out to the nearest art store to buy the tools and start trying it out myself.

I added a number of new blogs to my reading list this past week, and I’m already discovering all sorts of new things. Here’s to a relaxing, hopefully-not-too-cold weekend!


The long weekend was very welcome. Just like last year, it was hot and sticky, but it was still relaxing. I even got some art supplies to fulfill my recent desire to become more “crafty.”

Even with my infrequent posting, I still find myself drafting posts during the week, either for immediate posting or for sometime in the future. I started this one a couple weeks ago and then managed to forget all about it. So, here’s a round-up of stuff I’ve liked around the web and around the city. (Maybe a new “regular” feature?)

+ I had a very good meal at Boca Chica a couple weeks ago and would definitely go back. In addition to the friendly service and modest prices, there were many an avocado option (always a good thing in my book).

+ I am really looking forward to seeing First Position. I was supposed to see it two weeks ago, before I got a bad cough that prevented me from going out. But it’s finally happening this week!

+ I’ve never really had an opinion on whipped cream, but I’m certainly intrigued by the idea of Earl Grey-infused whipped cream with ginger syrup.

+ There’s lots to like from Leif. I’d heard about the shop before, but I’d never spent much time exploring the site. These trivets and necklaces from Leif are so bright! I really like the paperweights, too.

+ Did you see the post on Black*Eiffel earlier this month about Olafur Eliasson’s Rainbow Panorama installation at the ARoS Museum in Denmark? It looks amazing. This is definitely one place to add to the list for when I (someday) go back to Scandinavia.