32. READ. LOOK. THINK.
Thank you world for my pink room, thank you world for the summer sun, please world give me some time to enjoy them. Now, a few fascinating things I’ve liked -
READ: “When I try to explain to people what happened to me last summer when I went insane…” Elmo Keep in Meanjin. | Jessica Furseth’s diaries of her San Francisco visit. | A perfect rendering of that feeling you get on seeing an exhibition or work that changes you. | Jonathan Franzen on how he had to overcome guilt and shame to write Freedom. | Jennifer Egan’s Black Box. | My friend Jean writes ‘I don’t feel bad about my body.’ | The Emily Books blog. | Webstalker. | Heartburn, by Nora Ephron.
LOOK: A self portrait on Folkloric. | Wrapping paper that shows the process behind the work it contains on up, Up, UP. | The workplace of my double denim dreams on POCKETMONSTERD. | Jubilee roses. | “What are feminist things, and what is feminist art?” Su Wu’s feminist storyboard. | Our new house update: unpacking, and the garden.
THINK: Sudden, unannounced memories might help people make connections between disparate ideas more quickly—but they might also be the building blocks of hallucinations. | Is the purpose of sleep to let our brains “defragment” like a hard drive?
LINKNESS: My wrap up of the week’s top strategy + creativity + marketing reads on Nextness.