In the course of yesterday's extraordinary afternoon of the eclipse, readers and friends sent us their many a la minute eclipse improvisations. The most unexpected was the cake Zoe made...
We were about to take some time to do NOTHING when got a notice for Jury Duty and found a trove of essential, time-sensitive tasks that had fallen by the wayside. We wondered how to plough through obligations AND rest in a beachy, refreshing way?
We haven't gotten it together to get truly-safe-for-your-eyes eclipse viewing glasses ourselves. So we've figured out lazy-dog, last minute strategies for experiencing this once-in-a-blue-moon cosmic wonder...by doing practically nothing.
In our dog-eared A Year From Monday, we read this astonishing story from John Cage, in Lecture on Commitment. As usual, it changed our view completely.
This wonderful live rose jacket got us thinking about ways to use fresh flowers to sparkle up our summer wardrobe...
One of the most curious, charming and compelling blogs I've come across lately is Objects I Can't Afford. The title page says "Welcome to my on-going wish list of things that are juuust out of my budget"...It's an amazingly clarifying head trip.
What's all the hubbub about next Monday's solar eclipse about? We've put together a succinct guide, from where and how to view it wherever you are, to readings from art, philosophy, poetry, to where to find free eclipse glasses.
When we have a surplus of smallish tomatoes like plum or cherry, we often make them into addictive "tomato candy" — a chewy, intensely tomato dried fruit —by drying them the same way we dry herbs for tea or kale chips: drying them on racks in the heat of our pilot lit oven...
E. Jean Carroll, the longest running advice columnist in history, lives alone on a small island in the woods of upstate New York.This short video profile gives us a glimpse of a pure original whose carved out a completely original life, in the mainstream, yet completely OUT.
When Houzz featured our friend Laura Handler's Harlem renovation on their site, we spotted the great secret to maintaining a spare, orderly space.
Over the transom came a whole side of Jim Carrey we would never have guessed: Jim Carrey the artist who has much to say about vocation, art, healing...Check out his lovely, very surprising video.
Yoko Ono's 1971 A Box of Smile reminded us of the many kind of conceptual vessels that can hold ideas for us, and give us experiences. Including a log cabin, and a canning jar.
For a summer evening, some lovely silent videos of fireflies, haiku from centuries ago, and a hint at their secret flashcode.
Self-taught photographer Loes Heerink spent days on bridges capture the diversity of bicycle vendors in Hanoi. Her photo series “Vendors from Above” reminded us of the beauty you can carry on a bicycle...
Lately we've seen some classic old second-hand store chairs transformed with paint in a way we hadn't considered, to very cool effect.