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Coolors - The super fast color schemes generator!.jpgI love a thoughtful link roundup as a way to discover the fantastic writing others are reading and sharing online. Here are my good reads from the week that was.

Good Reads

Both my boss and husband sent me this article within 10 minutes of one-another. (Probably says something about my well vocalized wine preferences.) Redefining California wine — a fabulous piece on the new guard of pioneering anti-Parker winemakers. 

The fascinating science of aesthetics. 

I’m (really, really) fortunate that the open-concept office trend has never affected me — I’ve had an office with a door since I began my career almost seven (!) years ago. While my door is rarely closed, a private office space and the possibility of a closed door immensely increases my ability to concentrate and do good work.

For my fellow PANTONE-obsessed: get ready to waste hours of your life. 

I’ve now eaten at Eleven Madison Park three times — and each experience was much like this one (minus the dancing on chairs! Austin, we missed out…)

Your flight attendant is probably a democrat. 

May we never grieve as Sheryl Sandberg has this past month. But if we do, let us handle it with the same grace.

As I review the brilliant architectural round-ups around the web, I’m SO excited to be heading to Milan for the 2015 World’s Fair!

Other Roundups to Love

Molly Yeh’s Friday Links (updated Fridays)

Fathom’s Links We Love (updated Saturdays)

A Practical Wedding’s Happy Hour (updated Fridays)

Elise Blaha Cripe’s Weekend Links (updated Saturdays)

101 Cookbooks’ Favorites List (updated infrequently, but excellent)

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target collaboration whowhatwear

I love a thoughtful link roundup as a way to discover the fantastic writing others are reading and sharing online. Here are my good reads from the week that was.

Good Reads

John Oliver nails it, again, in this scathing piece on fast fashion.

Related, and absurdly awesome: Who What Wear designs their dream Target collaborations. 

Frank Bruni is one of my beloved writers, but I’d never read this piece of his (dating back to 2013) until this week when it was linked on Gretchen Rubin’s blog. He hits masterfully on the complex, lovely and often inexplicable relationships we have with our siblings, together and separately.

But still the myth persists: there’s no such thing as a tongue map.

The best hummus recipe out there.  

For Austin’s birthday dinner last weekend, we bought tickets to Alinea, the restaurant that spearheaded the brilliant tickets-only-no-reservation-peak-pricing model that’s taking hold at many fine restaurants. 

Other Roundups to Love

Molly Yeh’s Friday Links (updated Fridays)

Fathom’s Links We Love (updated Saturdays)

A Practical Wedding’s Happy Hour (updated Fridays)

Elise Blaha Cripe’s Weekend Links (updated Saturdays)

101 Cookbooks’ Favorites List (updated infrequently, but excellent)

[lead image: Laura Kay for Who What Wear]

Good Reads on Some Infinite Thing is updated every Friday morning.

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ABCs of typeI love a thoughtful link roundup as a way to discover the fantastic writing others are reading and sharing online. Here are my good reads from the week that was.

Good Reads

A photographer spies on unsuspecting tourists.

What we’ve long known: spend your money on experiences, not things. 

Behind the scenes of Barbie’s brilliantly art directed and brand managed Instagram account. 

In case you missed it: everyone’s upstairs neighbours. 

I’ve never understood the Lily Pulitzer aesthetic, but I’ve also never been a sorority girl.

50 years of American spice consumption. 

My mom didn’t let us watch much TV as girls, but Leni and I had Sharon, Lois and Bram on our set. Lois Lilienstein passed on Wednesday. The world is darker, but we will always have skinnymarink e-do.

I’ll just be over here, reading all the Iris Apfel interviews.

Typography nerds unite.

What are your weekend plans? Austin’s been in Chicago this week presenting at a conference, and I’m off to join him for some belated birthday celebrations! I’ll be sharing snaps on Instagram.

Other Roundups to Love

Molly Yeh’s Friday Links (updated Fridays)

Fathom’s Links We Love (updated Saturdays)

A Practical Wedding’s Happy Hour (updated Fridays)

Elise Blaha Cripe’s Weekend Links (updated Saturdays)

101 Cookbooks’ Favorites List (updated infrequently, but excellent)

[lead image: ABCs of Type by Pop Chart Company]

Good Reads on Some Infinite Thing is updated every Friday morning.

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Paros, Greece

I love a thoughtful link roundup as a way to discover the fantastic writing others are reading and sharing online. Here are my good reads from the week that was.

Good Reads

How TripAdvisor is changing the way we travel. 

Why Instagram food porn is shot from above. 

This article makes me grateful that Austin and I walk to work together each morning. 

Love that the April cover story of Conde Nast Traveler focuses on my beautiful Cyclades’ lesser-known Greek islands, including Antiparos, Paros, Naxos and Koufonisia. Alas, no Schinoussa (my grandma’s island home), but we’ll keep her to ourselves! I can’t wait to return this summer and introduce Austin to my beloved patrida.

Warning: food talk ahead… 

Have you seen the round-up of 2015’s James Beard Foundation Award nominees? I’m pretty thrilled to see some old favourites (Alice Medrich, David Lebovitz, Yotam Ottolenghi, Anthony Bourdain, Amanda Hesser & Merrill Stubbs, Sean Brock, The Violet Hour, Donnie Madia, Mark Ladner, Wylie Dufresne) and lesser-known (Jennifer McLagan, Gavin Kaysen*, Curtis Duffy**, Masa Miyake, Mike Wiley, Edward Lee) chefs, restaurants and authors up for accolades.

Also stoked to see my favourite book of 2014 — Dan Barber’s The Third Plate — nominated for best Writing and Literature.

Speaking of, if you haven’t read Kevin Pang’s brilliant piece for Lucky Peach about prison chefs — up for the MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award  — now’s the time.

*Five years back, I did some solo travel eating my way through New York City. One restaurant I hit up was Cafe Boulud, then headed by young spitfire chef Gavin Kaysen. He came out of the kitchen and chatted with me for longer than he needed to about cooking, sourcing ingredients and the demands of running a Boulud kitchen. It was a star-struck moment for a girl who adores chefs. When, last year, he announced he was leaving Cafe Boulud and moving to Minneapolis to hang his own shingle, I thought it was a huge risk. So happy it’s paying off.

**Duffy’s tasting menu, when he was at the helm of the now-shuttered Avenues in Chicago, remains one of my favourite dining experiences. So happy to see his first restaurant gaining acclaim.

Other Roundups to Love

Molly Yeh’s Friday Links (updated Fridays)

Fathom’s Links We Love (updated Saturdays)

A Practical Wedding’s Happy Hour (updated Fridays)

Elise Blaha Cripe’s Weekend Links (updated Saturdays)

101 Cookbooks’ Favorites List (updated infrequently, but excellent)

[lead image: beautiful Paros, Greece, where I have spent many a summer’s day]

Good Reads on Some Infinite Thing is updated every Friday morning.

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indie travel guidesI love a thoughtful link roundup as a way to discover the fantastic writing others are reading and sharing online. Here are my good reads from the week that was.

Good Reads

How Canada Goose parkas migrated south. 

A long read, but so worth your time: Grace Bonney addresses negativity online, and how we can collectively be better.

Austin and I don’t use travel guides in our trip planning, but I could see us referencing these beauties.

A practical (tasty) application for rocket science. 

Looking at South Korea’s fascinating plastic surgery culture. 

Last June marked the fourth time I ate at Eleven Madison Park. This week, in its first New York Times re-review since 2009, Paul Wells captured precisely what Daniel Humm elicits from the diner in one sentence: “Under the restaurant’s relentless, skillful campaign to spread joy, I gave in.” You give in — to the theatrics, to the bordering-on-sublime food, to the unmatched skills of a chef whose treatise is, always, to “make it nice.”

I hadn’t realized the full apocalyptic extent of California’s drought problem until reading this piece.

As a frequent flyer, I’m not sure where Conde Nast Traveler (a respectable publication) was going with this obnoxious deplaning advice.

The science of near-death experiences. 

20 years later: the lost joy of Radiohead’s The Bends. 

Sulfites aren’t causing your wine headache. 

Other Roundups to Love

Molly Yeh’s Friday Links (updated Fridays)

Fathom’s Links We Love (updated Saturdays)

A Practical Wedding’s Happy Hour (updated Fridays)

Elise Blaha Cripe’s Weekend Links (updated Saturdays)

101 Cookbooks’ Favorites List (updated infrequently, but excellent — updated this week!)

[lead image: from Fathom’s 24 Best Indie Travel Guides]

Good Reads on Some Infinite Thing is updated every Friday morning.

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bon appetit test kitchen

I love a thoughtful link roundup as a way to discover the fantastic writing others are reading and sharing online. Here are my good reads from the week that was.

Good Reads

If you’re looking for me, I’m in the Bon Appétit test kitchen.

Standing 1:1 meetings with my staff are always a productive and well-used part of my work week. 

In a provoking and honest post, Tim from Lottie + Doof challenges our food media to be less boring. 

May we all be able to retire as Patrick Pichette has done. 

The good, the bad and the hangry. (Or: why I never go too long without eating.)

Before I go: Neurosurgeon (and brilliant writer) Paul Kalanithi died on Monday, March 9.

Other Roundups to Love

Molly Yeh’s Friday Links (updated Fridays)

Fathom’s Links We Love (updated Saturdays)

A Practical Wedding’s Happy Hour (updated Fridays)

Elise Blaha Cripe’s Weekend Links (updated Saturdays)

101 Cookbooks’ Favorites List (updated infrequently, but excellent)

[lead image: Pablo Enriquez for The New York Times]

Good Reads on Some Infinite Thing is updated every Friday morning.

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stephen doyle new yorker

I love a thoughtful link roundup as a way to discover the fantastic writing others are reading and sharing online. Here are my good reads from the week that was.

Good Reads

Michael Pollan writes about the use of psychedelic drugs in palliative care.

I turn 29 next week, which inevitably has me thinking about turning 30. Elise Blaha Cripe’s essay about the past decade and the one ahead was helpful as I consider 29, and all I want it to be.

Warby Parker sees the future of retail. 

Noma’s next stop? The East Village. 

Loving Food52’s 2015 Piglet Tournament of Cookbooks. If only March Madness was such fun.

While I have many contemporary role models, Ruth Bader Ginsburg often tops the list.

Sesame Street spoofs House of Cards. 

I’ve been dreaming of tangia since our return from Marrakesh, so this recipe came at the right time.

Other Roundups to Love

Molly Yeh’s Friday Links (updated Fridays)

Fathom’s Links We Love (updated Saturdays)

A Practical Wedding’s Happy Hour (updated Fridays)

Elise Blaha Cripe’s Weekend Links (updated Saturdays)

101 Cookbooks’ Favorites List (updated infrequently, but excellent)

[lead image: Stephen Doyle for The New Yorker, February 2015]

Good Reads on Some Infinite Thing is updated every Friday morning.