Nora Ephron

Links I Love

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.

• I love interesting light fixtures (as is obvious to anyone who stands in our entry) and currently I’m obsessed with these Japanese paper floral fixtures. It would be oh so lovely in my dining room.

• Right now we’re reading Charlotte’s Web to Sophie before bed. Perhaps that’s why I was drawn to this gorgeous pendant that holds a stunning preserved spider web. How is this possible?

• 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.”

My favorite eye shadow.

• 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