Thursday 11th February 2016
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Thursday links

NASA poster

  • NASA’s space travel posters are simultaneously futuristic and retro. (Laughing Squid)
  • Mark Twain, the Pope, and the interestingly long history of corporate shills. (Atlas Obscura)
  • Female-movie-stereotype hilarity (Jezebel)
  • Long live The Daily Show‘s Jessica Williams, brilliantly taking issue here with those who criticized Beyonce’s Superbowl halftime show performance. (Slate)
  • An infographic map on the most popular grocery stores, state by state. (Mental Floss)



Top 5 of the week

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I’ve got bomber jackets on the brain lately, I think most probably because I am desperate for the kind of weather in which you can wear a bomber jacket (though some of these are perfectly suitable for layering right now). First up: you know how I love a good army green.


Two elements make this choice stand out for me: the nifty slant pocket and the shirt-style collar.

mango bomber

Possibly a bit much on its own, but a cute choice for layering under a heavier jacket so just a bit of the print peeks out.

zara bomber

Just your basic black option, and at a quite nice price.

reversible bomber

Reversible, utterly spring-like and—to my mind at least—completely adorable.

Cheap and chic of the week

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Turn ordinary bill-paying into a burst of fabulosity with this lovely specimen.

Big old happy art giveaway!


I am especially excited about this giveaway, because I love art-for-the-people site 20×200 impossibly much, and happen to own this very print, by artist Christian Chaize. Check out the site for loads of affordable art, and to enter, just click here by February 19.

Tuesday links

teen bedrooms

  • The best teenage bedrooms ever committed to celluloid. (Flavorwire)
  • This just cheered me up on this cold, grey morning. (The Cut)
  • Jughead Jones: officially asexual. (Vulture)
  • Here’s one for the Bowie fans. (Laughing Squid)
  • Progress. (Jezebel)


Things I bought, things I want

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A not-cheap but absolutely perfect linen tee that I’ve been wearing nonstop since its purchase.

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A somewhat wackadoo bag that I only nominally understand my strong attraction to.

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Cozy, cute wool clogs for padding around the house.