bkbrains: We’re planning a pie crust (+ pie eating) class with Natalie of Bike Basket Pies, perhaps the Bay area’s most adorable business, on April 9th. Keep an eye out here for sign up details.
In design, where meaning is often controversially subjective or painfully...– Khoi Vinh (via cognited)
Royal Warrant of Appointment →
Royal warrants of appointment have been issued for centuries to those who supply goods or services to a royal court or certain royal personages. The warrant enables the supplier to advertise the fact that they supply to the royal family, so lending prestige to the supplier. Several royal families allow tradesmen to advertise royal patronage, including the ruling dynasties of the United Kingdom,...
What we found is that if your friend becomes happy, it increases the probability...– Nicholas Christakis in This Emotional Life
Adapted to Music, or Addicted to It? →
David Huron has a theory. People who enjoy sorrowful music are experiencing the consoling effects of prolactin, a hormone that is usually associated with pregnancy and lactation but that the body also releases when we’re sad or weeping. People who can’t bear listening to sad music, Huron conjectures, don’t get that prolactin rush.
TWENTY YEARS FROM NOW
My mom sent me a box of old scrapbooks and random school papers. One of the more entertaining ones, transcribed here for for your reading pleasure, was fifteen-year-old Timoni answering questions about the future: Twenty years from now: September 11, 2010 I will be: 35. I will be a journalist for: the New York Times, Washington Post, US,* or Newsweek, or a foreign magazine. I will live in: a...