1) Writing Your Own Biography Might Be Critical to Your Success (via Business Insider) Seems like a worthwhile exercise; even if only to think about. -Lauren
2) Jimmy Kimmel Shows Cleveland Cavaliers fans (via Jimmy Kimmel) This video is really funny but part of me feels bad for even sharing it. -Farrell
3) July 1970: Harlem, full of life (via Mashable) Fantastic photo series taken by photographer Jack Garofalo 45 years ago in Harlem. -Lauren
4) Toxic Shock (via Vice) One of my co-workers shared this aritlce this week and it is really horrifying and I felt like I should share the message. -Farrell
5) Martin Wehmer (via Miss Moss) The texture of the portraits is incredible. I can’t believe how well it translates to the screen. -Lauren
6) 5 Yoga Poses to Help Alleviate Anxiety (via Mind Body Green) Feeling anxious during the work week? These are some awesome and quick poses to help you throughout the day. -Farrell
Today, tomorrow and Thursday, The Disco Emporium will be holding a sidewalk sale at a miLES pop-up space on New York’s Lower East Side. If you’re in the neighborhood, come by and check out the summer vintage collection!
Tuesday, June 16th 3-9pm
Wednesday, June 17th, 3-9pm
Thursday, June 18th, 5-9 pm
103 Allen Street
(between Delancey and Broome)
About the space
miLES is a civic startup, comprised of designers, architects, event producers, social entrepreneurs and real estate professionals committed to activating urban neighborhoods as canvases for pop-up entrepreneurship. Help miLES win a $100K Mission Main Street grant to scale their model beyond the LES by casting your vote here.
Sunny and 61 degrees (heading toward 80 degrees by noon) in Lakewood, Ohio. The lake is calm but moving. There is an explosion of chipmunks in the area and they dart out from under a bush, sometimes chasing another across the back patio. The air is thick and the midges are caked to every window screen in the house. The depth of the backyard has shortened significantly from when I was a child and when you look over the fence you can see tree roots that hung on despite the erosion. There’s a dog barking down the street and birds chirping in the tress, and my fingers typing on these keys. And other than that, it is quiet and beautiful.
My mom arrived in NYC last night. We’re driving back to Cleveland tomorrow – just in time for the first Cavs vs Warriors game! It’s a beautiful day in the city, after some chilly rain earlier in the week, and we’re heading into Manhattan to get a reflexology massage at the best place in Chinatown, have some lunch and hopefully hit up the Yayoi Kusama exhibit in Chelsea. See ya on the flip side!
WEARING a FitBit for my works month long fitness challenge. Here’s to me winning!
LISTENING This American Life’s episode on Americans living in China. It is taking me back to the good ole days.
FEELING really excited to go back home for a couple of weeks.
WAITING to pick up our mom from the airport this afternoon for a little city time together before heading back to Cleveland.
SEEKING a subletter for my NYC apartment. Let me know if you have any leads!
HOPING the photos @shoesofnyc took of my feet over the weekend make it to their feed; but either way loving the photos on this account!
F: Who is your favorite character in Mad Men and why?
L: Can Don and Betty count as one character?! I haven’t watched any of this final half-season and have heard almost nothing about it. I can’t wait for the seven or so hours I have ahead of me.
F: What is the best meal that you have had in NYC since you have been back?
L: Dad and I went to dinner in the Marlton Hotel on Tuesday night and I had a delicious Atlantic char. I was really craving fish and it was so good.
F: What are two goals that you are working towards this year?
L: I’m working towards some financial goals and to release guilt.
F: If you could make a living doing anything at all, what would it be?
L: Doing whatever I wanted to be doing that day.
F: Would you consider yourself an introvert or an extravert?
L: I’d consider myself to be an extroverted introvert; I fall right on the cusp.