Friday links



  • This Gucci ad campaign—based on iconic moments in Stanley Kubrick movies—is really something. (YouTube)
  • I dig a vintage travel poster, and these, from New Zealand, are no exception. (Collectors Weekly)
  • The 52 best movies under 90 minutes. (Vulture)
  • Relatedly, here are the 71 best movies based on true stories. (Town & Country)
  • My Therapist, The Robot: this was fascinating and a little freaky. (NYT)
  • Jenn and I hosted writer Carmen Rita Wong on Everything is Fine this week, and we’re talking family, secrets, and more. (Apple Podcasts)
  • A fun interview with my most unlikely crush, Seth Rogen. (Vogue)
  • I enjoyed this piece about the so-called “Bjork of Food,” Laila Gohar. (New Yorker)
  • Amusing. (McSweeney’s)
  • And finally: I love Billy Eichner and am definitely going to see this. (YouTube)


7 big huggy cardigans



Sweaters like this are—for me, at least—like a middle-aged lady’s version of a blankie: cozy, warm, and familiar. This excellently chunky number also comes in black, but I’m really attracted to this happy green.

A cute fisherman’s cardigan that almost looks hand-knit.

This nicely oversized specimen is made of an alpaca blend, and is therefore extra-cozy.

I’d wear this one just as shown here, layered over a hoodie.

The creamy hue on this Alex Mill sweater is absolutely perfect.

I like that this patch pocket option has a slightly fuzzy texture.

This one is super-soft and rings in at just under $80.

Everything is 15% off at Schoolhouse right now


This is one of my favorite resources for home goods—they make simple, elegant pieces that skew midcentury, but not to an annoying degree. I’ve had my eye on this desk lamp for ages: it comes in a few happy, bright colors, but this red is just the best.

A classic Stendig calendar for your 2023, perhaps?

A handy little wall hook for coats, bags, or whatever.

Such a handsome planter.

My steak knives are looking quite worse for wear these days, so I might just have to go for this chic set.

I love the idea of an old-school flip clock on my nightstand.

A well-designed dish drainer that doesn’t take up too much room but fits a lot.

Maybe I’ve shown you this striped duvet cover before? It comes in three colorways and I want them all.

And finally: a perfect yellow quilt for adding pop to any room.



Kim France

I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.

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