It always amazes me how a good cry, a good nap, a good lay and a good meal in the same short time frame can flood your brain with the same stuff as really good drugs.
The mobile Twitter app sometimes shows you a junk message like “[your friend X] follows [X].” Twice recently I’ve gotten this about a friend who died last year, and each time my heart froze and for a nanosecond my brain thought “Wait, what if — ?!”
Some things I made.
I could watch those top two for an hour.
This fabric is what the nineties were to me. I had this shit on a tote bag, lampshade, rug and candle in college.
Carl Sagan’s childhood drawings about space are just as endearing and idealistic as you’d imagine.
I love that you can tell he traced a paper clip to make that symbol.
I love zzzan, and I love these. Exactly what I’d hoped they’d be! Plus they kinda smell like See by Chloe?!
How to Colonize (for Kids!), as explained by this 20th century French board game:
- Hoist the French flag onto your newfound soil
- Build a hospital
- Erect a school
- Open your harbor
- Reap the benefits of rich natural resources from around the world and sail back to France with goodies in tow
This “trading game” is an example of the lasting mindset of the race to colonize. More from curator Isotta Poggi about this questionable game.
Trading Game: France—Colonies, 1941, O.P.I.M. (Office de publicite et d’impression), Breveté S.G.D.G. Lithograph on linen, 22 7/8 x 32 1/4 in. Getty Research Institute.
Life of Pi
"Aaaah! What a day! I thought I’d never get that last bookshelf built."
"I can’t believe it. Ashley’s finally off to college."
"Our baby girl!"
"Honey, we’ve earned this."