- These vintage Russian movie posters are pretty cool.
- Working mothers, this is funny. (New Yorker)
- I was fascinated by this story of a new lynching memorial in Alabama. (NY Times)
- In honor of the creator of Schoolhouse Rock, who died last week, here are the best songs he ever wrote for that series. (Vulture)
- A cool resource for lovers of Prince. (The Purple Syllabus via Kottke)
I get a lot of mail asking me when, exactly, is the right time to retire one’s denim jacket—there seems to be a popular perception that after a certain age, they’re no longer right. I’ve decided—as I do with most things—that there is no time limit on this particular article of clothing as long as you feel good wearing it (I also think they look better un-distressed, but that’s just me). So let your freak flag fly, ladies, and do enjoy the menagerie I’ve posted here, starting with this one, which has a cool slit up the side.
I like this one from Topshop because it’s black and slightly oversized, which makes it good for layering.
I like the snap buttons here.
This one is from Barbour, and I like the Barbour-ish cut, and the fact that there’s a subtle striped thing happening.
I like a collarless jacket, and this is so refined.
Such a cute embroidered option from Veronica Beard.
And more embroidery, from The Great.
This is Eileen Fisher, but I think it’s really chic.
Everlane’s denim jacket was introduced not long ago, and it’s very nicely priced.
This is cropped the exactly right amount—which is to say, not too much.
Pastels are very big this season, and this pink one is a good way to engage that trend.
I like the raw hems on the sleeves and collar here.
This one from Madewell has been cut apart then stitched back together, for a look that I think is very cool.
This moto-style jacket could almost stand in for a blazer.
I like the tie neck here—very French.
Regular readers will not be surprised to learn that I would love a red denim jacket.
I am a big fan of the exaggerated cuffs and zipper on this Helmut Lang choice.
This speaker is just too damn cute.
A gorgeous vase from Heath Ceramics.
A nice, sturdy sugar bowl.
This charger is something I desperately need, and is kind of a perfect gift for those hard-to-buy-for types.
These headphones are actually really chic.
I’d use this tray for entertaining (if I ever entertained) or for catching stray scraps of paper on my desk/kitchen table.
Such an elegant side table for placing next to a sofa or even your bed.
And finally: why not a pink rice cooker?
The army green pant is another item I’ve never included in a list of classics,but probably should—they are easy to wear, fun, and versatile as the day is long, and look as good with a tee as they do with something a little more dressed up. I like them on the slouchy side and typically size up for this reason.
I like the cropped length and clean lines of this pair from Theory.
A drop-crotch pant is definitely not for everyone, but I like them for kicking around on weekends.
The waistline on this pair from Veronica Beard is high but not too high, which is key.
And here is an extended sizes pick, nicely priced.
- These photos of an underwater villa are pretty cool. (My Modern Met)
- I am obsessed with the story of the Smallville actress and the sex cult. (The Cut)
- Ouch. (Elle)
- Amusing photos of people matching their surroundings. (Bored Panda)
- I loved this piece about the pee tape that may or may not exist. (New Yorker)