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lillian

  • …never sounded so sweet. The last few weeks have been T-O-U-G-H. The rain-battered flower above best expresses the state of my soul as the husband and I juggled work, facing the consequences of failing to sign the kiddo up for extended summer camp options and then – to top it all off – the kiddo…

  • Tiktok told me that if you listen to the Interstellar soundtrack while you work, then you’ll be more focused and…it’s true. Enjoy this 10-hour loop.

  • This painting – and many more – by Noah Verrier is sweet perfection. A colleague shared it in a Slack channel and I have been pining after it ever since. [source: Threads]

  • So why have our immune systems suddenly gone haywire? One theory notes that we (mostly) eradicated hookworms by the 1980s in the United States. And tapeworms. All the classic parasites are mostly kaput. Without those actual threats, our immune system downshifts to tackle the biggest possible threat on the horizon. Which, these days, might be…

  • These Coco Gauff New Balance shoes. I like this colorway as well as the white.

  • “Thank you to the people who didn’t believe in me … To those who thought they were putting water on my fire, you were really adding gas to it.” Coco Gauff

  • More e-commerce shops need to start adopting this way of showing product images on a range of body types so that we, as consumers, can better gauge how the item will work for us. I just wish the team incorporated this into the actual product image gallery instead of via email newsletter. The first time…

  • Give this a listen: A couple years ago, as the writer Sarah Elizabeth was working on her book, “The Art of Fantasy” (out September 12th), a particular illustration kept popping into her mind’s eye. It was the cover for the 1976 Dell/Laurel Leaf paperback edition of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic sci-fi/fantasy novel “A Wrinkle in Time.”…

  • Design Ramble

    It used to bug me that 95% of the designs + illustrations that I work on never see the light of day. But now? I appreciate them because there are worse tasks I could be doing….like, updating a spreadsheet or having to sit through meetings that could’ve been an email. As long as I am…

  • Blank Space

    Blank Space is my all-time fave @taylorswift song. When I used to train at a muay thai gym, we all talked about what would be our fight entrance song – not that I’d ever but… – everyone knew Blank Space would be mine. [source]