Helen Levi is one of the most admired potters in the design world (we want to fill our homes with her colorful planters and vases) and one of the most down-to-earth people we know. She lives and works in Brooklyn with her dog, Billy, always by her side. Here, she talks about how her career path took an unexpected turn, the childhood hairstyle she still wears and the French drugstore product she can’t live without…
I’ve always loved — and highly recommended — NatureBox snacks, with their natural ingredients and wide variety. But I’m sure kids don’t want to take a grown-up‘s word for it. After all, I like olives! And anchovies! And stinky cheese! So, we asked six-year-old Toby and three-year-old Anton to sit down and give their honest reviews of NatureBox’s offerings…
It’s inauguration week, and the Women’s March is this Saturday. How are you feeling? It’s stirring to see all the ways people are getting involved — making posters, informing themselves, traveling to D.C. Here are six things that have us fired up, including these Tattly temporary tattoos, above, which will be available from different ambassadors later this week.
Illustrator Samantha Hahn created eight different versions of this beautiful poster for Cup of Jo readers. You can download them here. Since signage on sticks is prohibited at the march, you could always mount a sign on foam board and then carry it loud and proud.
Steve Green, who co-owns the Portland store Field Trip, gave the Hillary Clinton slogan “I’m with her” a new life on posters for the Women’s March. (How great is that type?) If you live in Portland, you can go to Field Trip on Friday to pick up a free one, or you can download and print them in two different sizes here. (Find more great posters here, here and here.)
A galvanizing list of 27 books we can read to better understand the world around us. I’m currently reading this, and I really loved Lindy West’s smart and funny memoir on gender politics and fat shaming. (She read a great excerpt on This American Life.)
Here’s the front page of the New York Times from Martin Luther King Day. Notice anything awesome? Edited by Carolyn Ryan, the page featured stories written by eight diverse female reporters. “Happened mainly by chance but still made me happy,” Ryan said. Zoom in, if you’d like.
Remember seeing the Obama HOPE poster everywhere eight years ago? A new Kickstarter project, by street artists, including Shepard Fairey, intend to “disrupt the rising tide of hate and fear in America” with powerful and optimistic images. For example, this pack of stickers and badges is available for a $25 donation.
Hope you had a good weekend! If you’d like a little pick-me-up as you get back to the grind this week, here’s a video of Kristen Wiig and Jerry Seinfeld on Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. They walked around LA, looked in a record store and ate peach pie. Every word that comes out of her mouth is hilarious. Watch it here, if you’d like.
What are your plans for the weekend? After begging for years, the boys have finally worn us down and we are going to Chuck E. Cheese’s. Please wish us luck! :) Hope you have a good one, and here are a few fun links from around the web…
Also, for parents-to-be: I wish this awesome breast pump had existed when I had my babies. Developed by fed-up parents, the pump uses water instead of air to make pumping more comfortable, efficient and quiet. Bravo.