Weekly Roundup: What To Read This Weekend


Leaf us alone, we’re reading here.

Plants: 100+ photos of espalier—plants trained to grow against a wall and form beautiful patterns, via the Pinterest board of Nick the Garden Guy.

Food: Beautiful cinemagraphs of recipes in progress, captured by two friends in a dreamy Moscow kitchen, via Kitchen Ghosts. 

Slumber: Pictures of “sleeping and naps, expensive sheets, fancy hotels…” Hear, hear, via sssleep on Tumblr and Instagram.

Podcasts: Musical artists like Toro y Moi and How to Dress Well break down their songs and discuss how they’re made in 15-minute episodes, via Song Exploder.

Covers: Watch Bob Dylan’s film noir-ish video for his cover of Sinatra’s “The Night We Called It a Day,” via Cover Me Songs.

Emails: Illustrator Maira Kalman and Brain Pickings editor Maria Popova publish their heartwarming, brilliant email exchanges, via The Thread.

Productivity: It really begins with the simple task of making your bed each morning, via 99u. 

Interviews: Our head of design, Somsack, takes on The Thick questionnaire and shares his vices, tattoo inspiration and the smells he loves, via The Thick.

Word: limerence (n; English): the involuntary state of lusting after or having a crush on someone.

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