Weekly Roundup: What To Read This Weekend


This week: how to eat alone (or not), dating without social media, a MoMA curator’s AMA—you know, standard get-lost-for-an-hour-this-weekend reading stuff.

Art: A MoMA curator hosted an AMA (“ask me anything”) on Reddit to talk about the future of design and the “absurd” object she wants to have at the museum, via Fast Company.

Love: No Instagram, no Facebook, no Twitter—a writer on dating the old-fashioned way, via the New York Times.

Health: A Japanese pharmaceutical company is publishing charming and funny magazines about modern health, via Spoon & Tamago.

Plants: Have you ever seen a cactus bloom in slow motion? Prepare to be awestruck, via Higher Perspective.

Solitude: A long but lovely, meandering essay on dining alone—published in 1948 and still poignant, via Gourmet.

Food: Office lunch trend: organizing groups where each person cooks one day a week. Would you? via Bon Appetit.

Travel: 3 nights in LA + 1 private Madewell Sessions show + a stay at Palihouse West Hollywood + $1,000 to shop at Madewell + a Transport Tote = our best idea yet? Enter to win the Madewell Sessions Sweeps, via us.

Word: gökotta (n; Swedish): waking up early specifically to hear the birds sing.

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Photography by Angi Welsch.