I love a thoughtful link roundup as a way to discover the fantastic writing others are reading and sharing online. To that end, here are my good reads from the week that was.
Disney princesses re-imagined as Renaissance women.
“Embracing a minimalist lifestyle is an act of trust.” I have many mixed emotions about the KonMari method. It frustrates me, because I often see it executed from a place of privilege and waste: many of its most vocal proponents use it as justification to discard their possessions and buy newer, more “joy sparking” replacements. In spite of this phenomenon, I don’t believe it was Kondo’s intent to spur rampant consumerism in sharing her method. As a quasi-minimalist who appreciates my material possessions for a wealth of reasons — beauty, practicality, sentiment, memory, to name a few — I appreciate her perspective of having fewer things with beautiful purpose. The act of keeping and discarding is a complicated one, as this article hits home.
A US law school has a PR nightmare on its hands… because it forgot two laws of communications: 1) Always check your acronyms; 2) Don’t put out big news on April Fools’ Day.
On the flip side, Sweden is a country of PR pros. Another cheeky, smart, on-brand campaign from the country dropped earlier this week.
In a world of smoothies and media. I greatly enjoyed — indeed, savoured — this read from an old blog favourite, Food Loves Writing.
(Dumpster) diving into Toronto’s love-hate relationship with the bold and curious city-dwelling raccoon.
How dapper is this little diner who recently scored a reservation at Sukiyabashi Jiro?
The world’s flags, in seven charts. Happy intersection for we design-slash-data nerds.
Other Roundups to Love
Fathom’s Links We Love (updated Saturdays)
Food52’s Weekend Reading (updated Sundays)
101 Cookbooks’ Favorites List (last updated: 2016/02/25)
[lead image: Belle reimagined as a Renaissance woman]
Good Reads on Some Infinite Thing is updated every Friday (or Saturday) morning.