this was a good week
EDITED TO ADD: I drafted and set this post to publish before I heard the breaking news of the horrific act of terrorism in Christchurch, New Zealand, where dozens were killed by a white supremacist while they prayed in their house of worship last night. I’m absolutely heartbroken and enraged by what seems to be a never-ending stream of news of violence against Muslim and black and brown people around the world.
My Kiwi friends, I feel for you. I pray with you.
My Muslim friends, I feel for you. I pray with you.
Things that happened this week that may provide a tiny bit of hope in humanity:
• Alex made it through finals week (alleluia), the weather has turned lovely and springlike so we’re having some friends over for a barbecue this weekend, and we have bean sprouts! It’s all good.
• Since we’re having a barbecue, I’m thinking of this salad — what do you think?
• Love this piece on how families live and design together. (In our house, basically Marcus lives with what I design — ha!)
• Speaking of design, my friend Lola visited Greenland. I love how all the houses are painted primary colours (but if I lived in a snowy landscape, I imagine I’d crave primary colours, too).
• Emma Haruka Iwao has calculated the value of pi to 31 trillion digits, setting a new world record. I’m not convinced that this is completely useful (surely we only need to use the first billion digits?), but it’s still hella cool.
• And finally, for today’s soundtrack: Sweet life by Frank Ocean came across my Pandora station while I was working this week, and I dug it. Click the arrow below to listen.
Have a great weekend, friends. May we feel safe in an unsafe world. See you next week.