In My Brain // Valentine's Day

This is the first year in a long time that I didn't make a zillion cards and send them to my friends all over the country for Valentine's Day. I'm really bummed that I didn't get it together to do that. It's one of my favorite things.

Here are some other current favorite things:

Mystery Cove // We can't stop spinning Monster Rally's record at our house. We love its beautiful tiki vibes on these dreary winter days. Listen here.

What's old is new // Mini-backpacks are here again and I am shamelessly on board. Coveting this one (and its price point).

George Saunders // I get to see one of my favorite authors at the Free Library tonight! I'm finally finishing Tenth of December and can't wait to read his new, weird novel.

Townsend // We just made our reservations for East Passyunk Restaurant Week

Diversity // Read the transcript for Roxanne Gay's speech at WI12. I love her writing and am grateful we're on the planet together so I can read it in real time.

The Hand-Drawn Infographics of W.E.B. DuBois

I've revisited this post from Public Domain Review multiple times since I came across it last week. In addition to his extensive and important work as a historian, sociologist, activist, and author, W.E.B. DuBois apparently had some solid design chops.

Check out some of his hand-drawn infographics:

I'm so enjoying this cool new lens to see an already brilliant figure. I've just added this two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning biography to my list