Tidbits from around the Interwebs...
This dishware is so pretty, particularly the pale pink, though only a white-frosted cupcake would look appealing on it. Can you imagine beef stroganoff on a pink plate? Blech. And this is why I will only have white plates, always.
Some Etsy shops have caught my eye: Triple 7 Recycled, Urban Mettle planters, Mag + Pie children's clothing
This infographics book is great! Accompanying each infographic is a narrative by the designer about how/why he chose to present the information in that manner.
This gal is funny -- I just found her blog but I enjoy her Instagram more -- her pithiness and humor really shine in short captions. So refreshing to see a woman being funny (because women aren't funny). She's in St Louis and I don't know her but someone that I know almost certainly does, because that's how the Lou operates - degrees of separation on a subatomic scale.
Another great Instagram feed is Humans of New York. It's uplifting, hilarious, poignant, sad... I look forward to it every day. [I also like HONY's dog's feed, @susiethedoggie, who is one adorable, elderly Chihuahua...mix? who also has great observations about life in the city.]
Finally, Steve Almond draws a line from our innate bloodlust, sublimated into the modern proxy of football (and other violent sports), at no cost to ourselves but very real damage to the athletes... worth a read.