The world, things, stories are so interesting and so much of it can be found online. I think Andy is tired of me saying, several times every night, “Hey, look at this!” and shoving my laptop in his face. So, with a nod to A Cup of Jo, I’m going to start sharing Links I Love every so often. I hope you enjoy.
• If you’re as much a fan of Nora Ephron as I am, please take the time to read her son Jacob Bernstein’s beautiful essay in The New York Times, “Nora Ephron’s Final Act.”
• Have you heard of The Brush Factory? It was co-founded by Hayes Shanesy, the son of one of my former editors at Popular Woodworking. I like all.their.things, particularly this gradient shelf in walnut.
• This weekend I’m hoping to take my first meditation class at Grace Tree Yoga and Growth Studio, led by a dear friend, Erin Tilling.
• Pasta With Zucchini and Goat Cheese—what I’m making for dinner tonight. It’s become a family favorite.
• I would love to buy this house. Alas, it’s (a bit) out of my price range.
• I am anxiously waiting on a delivery from Nettleton Hollow. Founded in 2005 by Justin Brandreth Potter, this Brooklyn-based business sells gorgeous preserved branches and botanicals. Today’s delivery should include flax stems and craspedia. I’m so looking forward to introducing a little bit of everlasting spring to my home.
• When the kids were younger, cutting grapes was always a tiresome task for me. If only I had had a pair of these—it would have made the chore so much nicer.
“You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. I wove my webs for you because I liked you. After all, what’s a life, anyway? We’re born, we live a little while, we die. A spider’s life can’t help being something of a mess, with all this trapping and eating flies. By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone’s life can stand a little of that.” —E.B. White