August 22, 2015


success, younger selves, fabric and clothing, oh my! – To Read Over Coffee #9

A collection of links from the past few weeks that I think are interesting/amusing/educational/insightful enough to read/watch/listen & think about over a cup of coffee.

to read over coffee

10 Slow and Difficult Steps to Moderate Success.
I love Alexandra’s writing, and especially love when she turns the ever “XYZ in 3 easy steps” listicle on it’s head.

How We Become Who We Are: Meghan Daum on Nostalgia, Aging, and Why We Romanticize Our Imperfect Younger Selves
Maria’s articles always manage to be timely and timeless at the same time – I stumbled over this post while reading something else on brain pickings, and particularly love Daum’s conversation between her Younger and Older Selves.

Amy over at Antemortem Arts wrote a really interesting piece about all the ways you can support her, and other independent artists working online.
There are the obvious ways to support – like buying & sharing art or prints – and then there are the less conventional ways like Patreon and Spoonflower.
Yep, Spoonflower. Gothy, black and white, abstract fabric prints? Yes, please! I never actually ordered from Spoonflower before, despite many almost purchases, and this might finally tempt me. They’ve certainly expanded their fabric offerings since the last time I looked.

Finally this isn’t so much something to read as something to wear, but it’s reading related (and awesome) so I figured it counts. Out Of Print Clothing sells T-shirts and accessories with prints of old book covers. They’re often out of print and always fascinating.

And in the realm of “real books”…
I finished Amy Pohler’s Yes Please (still funny), and The Color of Nature by Pat Murphy and Paul Doherty (still stunningly beautiful). And I started Josef Albers’ Interaction of Color, which is mind bending.